Improvisation: Lines and Shapes

I have been developing a class that is based on playing with a quilt composition consisting of lines and various shapes using improvisation techniques. I based this class on my Sunday Best quilt. It’s such a great exploration with fabric scraps.

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This weekend, I did a test teach with a group of friends using paper instead of fabric.  It was so much fun and my friends walked away with an art canvas. There’s nothing like playing with paper and mod podge (glue)!!

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Here are Valerie’s (left) and Melissa’s (right) art pieces from their improvisation explorations.

I loved their results and can’t wait to see how people do with fabric in class. I am currently teaching this class locally at Sewingly Yours and Cary Quilting Company. You can register for the classes here:

If anyone is interested in having me come teach this class for them in 2018, please send me an email (ml_wilkie (at) hotmail (dot) com) and I can provide you more detail. Check out my class list for 2018 here. I am currently building my schedule and have availability May, June, September, November and December 2018.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Improvisation: Lines and Shapes

  1. brigitdermott

    I love planning quilts with paper and glue! I use origami paper for the range of colors. It’s such a great way to play with improvisation. Your class looks wonderful!

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  2. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    Playing with paper is a great way to explore improv without the fear of cutting up precious fabric! I have rcently started teaching with dry erase boards for free motion quilting in that same kind of thought process and it really loosens up the students.

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