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Category Archives: Modern Improv
I’ve been working on this quilt since mid June and the progress is SLOW… think of the pioneers crossing uncharted terrain.
Repetition is only one of an infinite number of ways to approach improvisation, but it can also be understood as a cause for improvisation.
This week on Improv Monday, I am highlighting a few Mod Mood Quilt “performances” by other quilt makers.
I use limits to set parameters for my modern improv quilts. Often these limits will sound like a recipe or a musical score.
So here are the results from yesterday’s WIP’s. Some students were up until 1:30 AM finishing their improv quilt tops!
Check out the work in progress at the modern improv quilt workshop workshop at Penland School of Craft. It’s all about the rhythm of attention!
It’s day three at Penland, and know one’s wasting time in the improv quilting workshop.
Today we brainstormed about improvisation, explored cultural and personal responses to making mistakes, randomness vs decision making.
Limits in improvisation can challenge us to break free from predictable patterns.
As modern quilters we are ready to redefine the role of rules in our work.
Cultivating Soshin or “beginner’s mind” is essential for modern improv quilting.
Improv theater is like improv quilt making on speed and in multiple dimensions. I’ll go back for more. My experience in one informs the other…
When you improvise, play with a goal to discover. It will make all the difference.
Is improv quilting a random process? Or does improv produce randomness? I don’t think so, but randomness can play a role in improv.
Welcome to Improv Mondays, a series exploring improvisation in quilt making. Improvisation is about discovery, not about making a wonky log cabin.
I’m patching re-purposed wool shirts into a modern improvised bed quilt and identifying restraining forces during the creative process to keep the flow going.
When the improvised quilt pattern has taken on a life of it’s own, you must go with the flow. Improvisational process follows its own course. Continue reading
What does it mean to be an artist? It’s about the truth of who I am in relationship to my self, to others, to my craft and to my being in the world. Continue reading