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I’m Back! Sort of…

Wow. I was doing so well at posting almost everyday from Penland the first week, but I lost my wind the second week. Penland was fantastic but by week two I only had enough stamina to teach the workshop. The … Continue reading

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The Penland Sewettes ~ 4th of July

How do you like our 4th of July improv pieced flags? We each made a section and then added onto our neighbor’s flags, sort of like a crazy improv round robin. Of course it all culminated in marching for the … Continue reading

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Day Five at Penland ~ Improv Quilts!

So here are the results from yesterday’s WIP’s. Pretty impressive right? Of course some of these folks were in the studio until 1AM working on finishing their quilt tops. Each is a variation on a traditional quilt block. Can you … Continue reading

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Day Four at Penland ~ Works In Progress

Today my students at Penland worked on a score that I named Modern Block Improv. Any traditional block pattern can serve as the score. Each time it is repeated or performed variations can be made, so that the authentic pattern … Continue reading

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Day Three at Penland ~ Cage, Limits, Scores and More!

It’s nearing the end of day three at Penland and it’s hard to comprehend all that has happened so far. No one’s wasting any time! Day one of the improv quilting workshop began with conversation and brainstorming on the definition … Continue reading

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Inside Outside at Penland School of Craft

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Day One at Penland

What a great group of students! Eight plus me. Everyone is engaged and excited about the material. Today we brainstormed about improvisation, explored cultural and personal responses to making mistakes, and began working with randomness and decision making. The first … Continue reading

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Penland Bound

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The Rhythm of Attention ~ Improv Quilt Making Workshop

I will be teaching an improvisational quilt making workshop this summer at Penland School of Craft. Penland is located in the Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina. The setting is amazing. Imagine two weeks of nothing but peace, relaxation, good … Continue reading

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