Pure Improv process
Pure Improv, process
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Pure Improv with Denyse & Richard

In this workshop, we will explore the farthest reaches of improvisational patchwork—and your own creativity—using traditional patterns as a foundation. We'’ll begin with fun, fast-paced exercises to become completely familiar with a single quilt pattern. Once we internalize its basic structure, we can apply the principles of improvisation to create spontaneous and uniquely individual expressions of a single theme. Some improvisational piecing experience recommended but not required.

$350 includes tuition, lunch and goodie bag.
Prerequisites: Denyse’s Improvisational Patchwork class or equivalent experience.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early!

11am to 4pm

2017 Dates: none yet!

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Prior to registration please be sure to read our Registration Policies section. We’ll let you know as soon as we can if your date of choice is sold out.

We Provide

A delicious lunch, snacks, and beverages; a sewing machine, rotary cutter, and cutting mat. Please carefully review the information packet you’ll receive upon registration for additional details.

What You Need to Bring

  • sketchbook or paper 
  • a digital camera is helpful for recording work in progress
  • Please bring a minimum of 2 yards each of two solids (4 yards total). The two fabrics should either be close in hue but slightly different in value, OR similar in value but slightly different in hue. For example, red-orange and orange, lime and grass green, white and cream. Shot cottons are an acceptable substitute for a solid.  You can bring scraps, fat quarters, and/or yardage. We have a wide range of solid fabrics available at a discount.
  • if you prefer to bring your own sewing machine and tools, please feel free to do so – just let us know in advance and plan to arrive one-half hour early to set up your machine.

Whether you are traveling from afar or from just down the road, we've put together some information [pdf] to make getting here easier, and to help you plan an entire weekend in the area.