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.
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.