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Artful Improv – Permission to Play! in 2 sessions with Cindy Grisdela

Saturday, November 5th, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion and may wish to begin with blocks or other elements left over from previous projects. We will explore contemporary Improv log cabin style blocks, Improv Curves, and Angled Stripes, plus Insets and Curved Strips. We will discuss color choices and use simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition.

Cindy’s teaching philosophy… ‘I believe that each one of us has the ability to be creative–we just need to allow our creativity space to grow. Improv is a great way to give yourself permission to play with no rules and no patterns. I encourage my students to explore their own ideas using my techniques as inspiration to design their own original art quilts. We talk about color, about simple design principles to keep in mind as you create, explore improvisational techniques that I use in my work, and discuss ideas for quilting and finishing. I enjoy teaching and my classes can be successfully adapted to different skill levels.’

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Registration here. Guild member fee $60. This workshop is a 2-day event, 3-hour live-stream on each day, 10am-1pm, conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction (no recording, please). The first day is on Saturday, November 5. The second day is on Saturday, November 12. Attendees will register once for both sessions. Learn more about Cindy from her website.

Registration for Non-Member will be open on Sept 21. Class fee $75. Register here.


Saturday, November 5th, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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