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Guest – Sherri

Sherri Lynn Wood is the author of The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters – A guide to creating, quilting, and living courageously.
She will be presenting a presentation and demo .

All welcome. Discount pricing for members of the SLC Modern Quilt Guild.

Purchase your tickets only or add a signed copy of her book that you’ll pick up that evening.

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Improv Quilt Challenge 2019

During the year we’ll work together from start to finish.

Explore improv piecing, chunky hand quilting, no show binding and techniques in between.

Schedule of our Improv Quilt Nights:

February 21: Improv Sew Night / Bring your machine + scraps!

We will have a table to share your fabrics scraps on, you’ll be able to grab and stitch up a storm.

Bring your sewing machine and your scraps to add to the mix.

This will be a fun night to just stitch without thinking.

You’ll continue stitching your quilt top (you determine the finished size) during the year.

March 21: Technique Demo

Come see a new technique taught by our member Louise.

She’ll show us a fun way to add some pop into your improv quilt and maybe something you can use in your quilt.

June 20: Words in Quilts Demo

We’ll talk about using words. Ways to incorporate them into quilts.

Plus, different techniques and ways to sew them- from hand drawn designs, paper piecing to applique.

September 19: Chunky Hand Quilting Demo

Our own member Mary will walk us through hand quilting.

She’ll go over using DMC floss, pearl cotton or other thicker thread for hand quilting.

You will need to bring your completed improv quilt top so you can stitch that night and give it a try.

*Supplies list will be provided before the meeting.

November 21: No Show Binding Demo

Our own member Christine will show us the technique for adding a no show binding to your quilt top.

*Supplies and prep list will be provided before the meeting so you can bring your quilt top ready to go.

After the demo, you can start working on your own binding during the class.

December 19:

Improv Quilt Show!  Bring your finished quilt top to show them off during the meeting.

*we are hoping they will be shown in 2020 at the UQSM show as well.

This will be a great night to share what your process was, what you learned and to see some incredible quilts.

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Vintage Made Modern

Be inspired by a vintage quilt, design, play and sew up your own version. Our finished quilts will be on display at UQSM 2019.

These are the 3 quilts chosen for inspiration for the Vintage made modern quilt challenge 2018.

You will use the quilts as inspiration and jumping points to make your own vintage inspired quilt.

We are planning on showing this collection in the 2019 UQSM quilt show as a special exhibit!

June: review modifying patterns or design elements.
Sept: review / critique your design
Oct: talking about quilt math – how to figure size out.
Nov: long are quilting design options
Dec: bring your quilt tops if you are finished
All activities are optional / but provided for your support.

Please ask or let us help in any way you need!

You can also download the information including the quilts here: vintage made modern challenge