Category Archives: Events and Workshops

Curating Colors for Patchwork Installation

Improv patchwork begins by setting a few limits, including color limits. This is exactly what I’ve been pleasantly busy doing this past week. Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Honesty

What does it mean to be honest when I create? What am I being honest about? Who am I being honest to? Continue reading

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Quilting By The Lake ~ July 27-31

If you can swing a trip to Syracuse this July then by all means join me for this rare opportunity to do some intensive improv work. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Blog Hop Continues ~ Penny Gold

Don’t miss Penny Gold’s process notes on making a quilt from one of the scores in the Improv Handbook. Giveaway through March 15. Continue reading

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Ruler-Free Patchwork – Improv Theater Mashup Results

Audience members provided “ugly” fabrics, threw out suggestions, and questions as I improvised a quilt on the spot according to their prompts. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Blog Hop

A month of insightful reviews, giveaways, process stories, and the debut of 165 test quilts made for The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook X-Country Book Tour!

I’m in the initial planning stages of planning the Improv Handbook X-Country Tour (June 1-10) and I need your help deciding locations.

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Improv Handbook March & April Events ~ May 5 Release

Want to get your hands on a copy before May 5? Check out these book signing events and workshops in Oakland, Kansas City and Portland, ME. Continue reading

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QuiltCon Day 4 ~ Group Flow

The prolonged experience of creative flow on their last day at QuiltCon left everyone feeling pretty satisfied. Now that’s FRESH quilting – or at least quilting that leaves you feeling FRESH! Continue reading

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Got QUILTCON!

Got Pins, Got Cards, Got Book, Got Fabric, Got QUILTCON! Here’s where you can find me at QuiltCon this week: Thursday February 19 9AM-Noon – Gee’s Bend Workshop 2PM – Lecturing in main hall: Improvisational Process and Patchwork 3:15-4:15PM – … Continue reading

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Camp Stitch-Alot and Chicago MQG Here I Come!

Packing for Camp Stitch-Alot! I’ve got my long johns, heavy boots, winter coat, and lots SCRAPS for the cozy cabin quilting retreat! Continue reading

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The Quilt as a Contemporary Tradition

If you are in the Bay Area join me at the opening this Saturday from 5-8PM for the opening reception! New Quilts from The Improv Handbook the will be on show. Continue reading

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Improv Round Robin ~ Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association

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! Continue reading

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QuiltCon Choices – Which class to take?

Wondering which QuiltCon workshop to take? I’m debuting three improvisational workshops and a lecture based on projects featured in my forthcoming book Continue reading

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Teaching! Spoonflower, QuiltCon and more!

On the road teaching for the next two weeks at Spoonflower, in Beaufort, SC, and Baltimore. QuiltCon 2015 workshops announced! Continue reading

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Stitch Modern ~ Improv Round Robin Workshop

I will be facilitating an Improv Round Robin at Stitch Modern on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Oakland, CA. Register now! Continue reading

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

I’m happy to announce improv quilt workshops and an exhibition scattered across the country. I may be teaching in your neighborhood soon! Continue reading

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New Workshops for 2014

I’ve added two new improvisational patchwork classes and posted my teaching philosophy to my workshop page. Continue reading

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QUILTCON ~ Day 3: Improv Round Robin

For the Improv Round Robin, we followed the cardinal rule of improv theater, no matter what fellow performers say or do always affirm and build on their actions to keep the skit going. Continue reading

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a lecture on modern improv quilting at Stitch Modern

I will be presenting a new framework for improvisational quilting that breaks free from the design/pattern/copy paradigm of traditional quilting: on Feb 5 at “Stitch Modern” a quilt show with special events hosted by the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild. Continue reading

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