Improv patchwork begins by setting a few limits, including color limits. This is exactly what I've been pleasantly busy doing this past week.
What does it mean to be honest when I create? What am I being honest about? Who am I being honest to?
Flow replaces the security that we cling to when following a plan. FLOW is sweet and restorative, free and surprising.
Audience members provided "ugly" fabrics, threw out suggestions, and questions as I improvised a quilt on the spot according to their prompts.
A month of insightful reviews, giveaways, process stories, and the debut of 165 test quilts made for The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters.
FYI - The release date has been moved up to April 28! The wait is almost over.
Over 250 test quilters played an invaluable role in shaping the content of the book by providing feedback on how the scores made sense or not.
A total of EIGHTEEN quilts inspired by scores from the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters were exhibited at QuiltCon 2015!
How will our exposure to the Gee's Bend Quilters at Quiltcon change the way we make our quilts, and/or our perception of what quilt making is all about?
The Improv Round Robin workshop was super fun. I was so impressed by the cohesiveness of the group. They listened and responded with skill and courage!
Improvisors and quilt makers. I'm researching this question and need your input!
I will be facilitating an Improv Round Robin at Stitch Modern on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Oakland, CA. Register now!
It's not to late to sign up as a test quilter for the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.
Contribute to the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, scheduled to be published by STC Craft, Spring 2015.
There is so much motion in this African-American improv quilt by Sarah Turnage that it borders on optical illusion!
I'm happy to announce improv quilt workshops and an exhibition scattered across the country. I may be teaching in your neighborhood soon!
Eli considers this amazing quilt by Rosie Lee Tomkins as one of her best ten AND it has never been published! Don't miss this exclusive!
With its visual field of deep black velvet and twinkling white stitches this African-American signature quilt is as powerful and mysterious as the universe.
Announcing a fabulous, EXCLUSIVE blog series - Eli and I discuss a different quilt from his African-American patchwork collection each week.
Scrap Doodling is a playful improvisational patchwork process utilizing fabric scraps without concern over the outcome. It's like drawing but better!