In this 4 week course you are going to learn the basics of improvisational quilting from Chris Bowen, who will take you through the steps of how to make a quilt that is made without specific pattern. Improv quilts begin without a concept necessarily, but grows out of improv piecing and develops as the quilter stitches it. Each quilter has their own style, method and motivation. Chris will help you create a unique quilt without a ruler!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
A Beginner Boot Camp (Garment, Home Sewing or Quilting), Learn to Sew: Cushion Cover, Learn to Sew: Tote bag, Apron Making OR basic sewing experience such as knowing how to thread and use a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, construct simple seams, and be familiar with sewing terminology such as "right sides of fabric together" and "seam allowance."
Must be aged 16+
PLEASE HAVE ALL 100% QUILTING COTTON FABRICS
1/4 meter each of 6-8 different solid colors
1/2 meter of solid black
1/2 meter of white
8-10 fat quarters of different patterned quilting cottons (or equivalent of scrap fabric)
**If you have left over fabric from other projects at home, you are more than welcome to bring it with you. (Scrap fabric should be at least fat quarter size - approx 20” x 20”)
Helpful to have:
-neutral or white thread
-sharp rotary blades and rotary cutter (If you do have one, we have some on hand in the studio)
Equipment requirements: We highly encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, however if you don't own a machine, one will be provided for you. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Group size: Maximum 5 guests to keep our classes cozy and fun!