It’s always a pleasure to host quilts in our classroom gallery. However, it is something extra special when we have the opportunity to display quilts that have been made in this very space!
Our 2015 Patchwork Society students created a stunning collection of quilts surrounding the idea of improvisational quilting. Michelle Freedman created and taught our year of improv using the book Quilt Improv: Incredible Modern Quilts by Lucie Summers. This book, along with the structure of our monthly meet-ups, allowed students to understand improvisational quilting in a fun and community driven environment.
What is Improv Quilting?
Throughout the year our students learned all about using a selection of fabric in an abstract way to construct an improvisational quilt. You never know exactly what you will get with these different techniques, which made each exercise fun and different!
We want to say a GOOD JOB to all of our 2015 Patchwork Society Students! Our MD heart swells with pride and love for your passion of quilting!
Be sure to visit these lovely improv quilts through the end of January!
It’s 2016 and we are launching the next Patchwork Society!
Would you like to join us? This year we are creating the Fancy Forest Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman. Each month will feature a different block and techniques to build each playful member who inhabit the fancy forest. You’ll first learn about color value and planning your animal sampler quilt. Each two-hour session will include a demonstration of the month’s block. We’ll also review assembling, finishing, and quilting techniques. By the end of the year you will have a Fancy Forest quilt to cherish for years to come! Patchwork Society is a great option for all levels of quilters and allows plenty of time between sessions to complete your blocks before the next meeting. Be encouraged by classmates and meet new quilting friends!
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