a lecture on modern improv quilting at Stitch Modern

I am pleased to announce that I will be giving a talk on improvisational process and quilting at the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild‘s 2nd annual quilt exhibit, Stitch Modern.

Lecture: Modern Improv Quilting and Process by Sherri Lynn Wood
Feb. 5, 7-8:30
Piedmont Center for the Arts
$5 entry fee

Besides sharing a few of my recent modern improv quilts, I will also review the history and tradition of African American improvisational quilting, introduce key concepts of improvisation through the disciplines of comedy-theater, music, and drumming, and share ways for developing inner resources that will move your improvisational work beyond the design process to communicate a powerful sense of presence and discovery. Most importantly I will present a new framework for improvisational quilting –working from a “score”– that breaks free from the design/pattern/copy paradigm of traditional quilting.

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, I really hope you can make it out. If you’re not, pass my workshop and lecture info along to your guild organizers. I’d love to come to your town for a visit!

Stitch Modern will be held at the Piedmont Center for the Arts from February 1st until February 24th.  Quilts will be on view to the public during regular gallery hours  on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 – 3pm, as well as during Stitch Modern Special Events. Besides my talk the fabulous East Bay Modern Quilters have coordinated several other textile-related events in conjunction with the show.  If you can’t make it because you live far far away – take a sneak peak of the quilt exhibition: see the Stitch Modern Quilt Show on Flickr.




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5 Responses to a lecture on modern improv quilting at Stitch Modern

  1. Kristen says:

    Looking forward to your presentation tonight, and can’t wait to see you and some of your work in person!

  2. selfsewn says:

    Hi Sherri
    I am an english paper piecer at heart, but I’m just about to dip my toe into the world of improv, which is thrilling yet scary!
    Love your work, improv quilts are so alive x

  3. Julierose says:

    Congratulations—you are so creative (and open , too–which, sometimes, is rare) that I know your audience will love your talk. Wish I could see your works in person –out here on the East Coast we are weathering a huge wind & rain event–very exciting–I LOVE weather (as long as I don’t have to GO anywhere LOL!) Good luck–I still have the I Ching on my work table–am being held fast by something that is not ready or right….it’ll come, I know…Thanks for all your great ideas Julierose (Ommmm)

  4. Stacey says:

    I’m looking forward to this lecture so much! How often do I get to hear my favorite quilters talk about their work? Hardly ever! This is going to be so much fun!

  5. Mina says:

    It’s too bad I dont live near there. Have you thought of doing a Craftsy class? I would totally buy it.

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