Wedge Curve Improv with Sherri Lynn Wood

Wedge Curve Improv with Sherri Lynn Wood


Date: June 8-9th 2019                 Time: 9-4 each day


Get your wedge-curve, mod-mood, groove on in this improv quilt-making workshop. Commit one step at a time, as you explore advanced approaches to improvised patchwork and composition, develop a personal/intuitive language of color, and learn ruler-free, wedge-curve, and bias-strip piecing on the curve techniques. Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Based on the Mod Mood Quilt Along.

About the Artist:

Sherri Lynn Wood 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. An interdisciplinary artist based in Cincinnati, OH, she has exhibited and performed locally at The Lab, Southern Exposure, Adobe Books and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. 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.

Price: $360

Kit Fee: None

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Tools & Supplies:

o Large cloth scissors – make sure they are sharp and functionalo Rotary cutter and cutting mat – no ruler necessary
o Thread – medium gray blends well with everything
o Pins

o Seam ripper
o Tailors chalk or marking tool
o Hand sewing kit – just in case
o Sewing Machine with extension chord

o 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.
o Try not to coordinate your selections.
o 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.
o Bring a range and quantity that best supports your creative flow.
o Bring one or two large to medium stash scraps to share with the class.o 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.

Cancellation Policy and Refunds

WMQFA reserves the right to cancel any program up to 10 days prior to the event. When WMQFA cancels the workshop, lecture or event, students will receive a full refund. When WMQFA cancels a program due to extreme weather, every student will be notified, and if the program cannot be rescheduled, refunded.

In the event that you are unable to attend a program that you registered for, please request a refund 30 days prior to the program. For refund requests made 30 days prior to an event, a full refund less $25 will be provided, or you may apply your full costs towards another workshop or program. No refunds will be given within 30 days.

Class transfers may occur up to 30 days prior to the class provided it does not cause the class to drop below the minimum for operation. Individuals are also welcome to send a friend in their place at no additional cost instead of a cancellation or transfer, and this can be done at any time.

For classes over $250, a non-refundable fee of $100 will be assessed to any cancellations instead of the $25 fee. WMQFA is unable to offer refunds for programs with a $25 or less cost. While WMQFA is understanding, “no-shows” will not be refunded.

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