Tools & Supplies:
- Book: "The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters" by Sherri Lynn Wood (required)
- Large cloth scissors – make sure they are sharp and functional
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat – no ruler necessary
- Thread – medium gray blends well with everything
- Seam ripper
- Tailors chalk or marking tool
- Hand sewing kit – just in case
- Sewing Machine, foot pedal & power cord
- Bring medium to large cuts of a diverse selection of fabrics with at least 50% solid fabric in a variety of values, neutrals, shades, tints & brights.
- Try not to coordinate your selections. Estimate amounts according to your goals for the project. Keep in mind your target size, your natural pace and scale, and the time limit of the workshop. Bring a range and quantity that best supports your creative flow.
- Bring one or two large to medium stash scraps to share with the class.
- Don’t fuss over it! Come with a make-do attitude and it will be fine!
My workshops are structured with an hour of upfront instructions, demos, and brainstorming, after which I set everyone loose to sew. Please be on time to get the most of the workshop. If you are late, simply jump in where we are and do your best. Leaving early is not as critical.
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Sherri Lynn Wood is an interdisciplinary artist based in Cincinnati, OH. She is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, as well as arts residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and most recently at Recology San Francisco in 2016. She holds an MFA from Bard College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University.
Her 2015 publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams) provides frameworks for creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory. Sherri teaches and speaks about improvisational patchwork and flexible patterning at art and craft schools, guilds, and conferences nationally and abroad.