|Date of Class
||May 8, 2021
||9am - 3pm
|Fee for VCQ member
|Fee for non-member
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|Last Day to Register
|Last Day to Cancel
||Learn easy improv techniques to create angled stripes, improv curves and inset strips. In addition, we’ll talk about choosing color and using simple design principles to create dynamic compositions. Students are free to make a quilt like mine, or use their own creativity to put the techniques together into an original design.
|About Your Teacher
||Cindy Grisdela, from Reston, VA, is an award-winning fiber artist with over 30 years' experience creating eye-catching quilts. She specializes in improvisational quilt designs using color and texture as the primary focus, and she travels extensively all over the country teaching and lecturing to guilds and groups. She is excited by the opportunities to continue sharing her work using live online classes and lectures.
Cindy is the author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing, as well as a new book expected to be released in Fall 2021 called Adventures in Improv Quilts: Master Color, Design & Construction.
||Choose a color recipe—for example, warm colors like red, orange, and yellow, or cool colors like blue, green, and purple. Or you can choose an “anything goes” color recipe and use all the colors! Include different values of your colors—lights, mediums, and darks—as well as two or three contrasting colors to add interest. My quilt has a base of cool greens and blues, plus pops of orange and hot pink.
Fabrics can be solids, batiks, small scale prints, or a combination.
8-12 fat quarters in a variety of values, plus one ¼ yd. for the inset strip
Sewing machine in good working order
Rotary cutter and mat
Rulers—suggest 6.5” square and 6” x 12”
Scissors or thread snips
Batting or flannel to use as a “design wall”
*Optional but helpful—Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting by Cindy Grisdela
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