Thursday, May 21, 2020

Layered Improv Curves Livestream Workshop - June 20

Hosted by Calgary MQG

About Sherri Lynn Wood

“I believe something as mundane and functional as threading a needle, when engaged intentionally or witnessed within the context of aesthetic experience, can trigger a deeper, embodied understanding of our relationship to both the concept and activity of focus. I see craft—the work of human hands in history—as containing the potential to create, by hand, new relationships inside living human systems, opening up space for personal agency and social change.”

She has been improvising quilts as a creative life practice for 30 years and is considered a master at her craft. Her best selling publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams, 2015) provides scores, or frameworks, for flexible patterns and creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory.

  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
Live-streaming from my sewing room to yours….
Discover the freedom and ease of piecing basic improv curves. Learn to improvise dynamic, flowing, patchwork compositions with easy-to-piece , free-style, grid-busting, layered curve units, as featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. There are no mistakes here, only discoveries! You'll have a front-row seat to innovative demos, interaction with a small group of other participants during sew times, personal access to Sherri for Q&A, nd all of the fabric in your own studio at your fingertips. Suitable for those new to patchwork improv (and curves), as well as for more experienced improvisers.
  • Extended open sew session, after the workshop is over. Join other participants for this popular sew time (without instruction) to work on your project, apply new techniques and practice the principles right away, or simply to enjoy sewing in community.
  • Free on-demand access to the Livestream recording of the workshop for two weeks following the event.
Hosted by Calgary MQG

  • May 21-May 27. Pre-registration for Calgary MQG members. We are able to secure exclusive early-bird pricing for the special price of CAD$80 until May 27th, after which a guild discount of 10% applies to her regular USD$79 price structure. (approx CAD$110)
  • May 28 - Registration opens for Canadian MQG members. Email Treasurer for code.
  • June 4 - If space available, general registration will open.

For guild membership,  please look at the  Membership page, or contact the Treasurer.