Improvisational Quilt Blocks with Jodi Palinkas
June 1, 10:30-2pm
Drawing inspiration from the Gees Bend Quilters from Alabama, Jodi will teach participants how to rely on their artistic intuition to create beautiful, improvisational quilt blocks. This patchwork style/ approach can be used in a variety of fiber work to create exciting color and pattern combinations.
The Log Cabin quilt has long been considered the quintessential American quilt design. It is easily recognizable, beginning with a center square, adding strips in sequence , varying the color of the strips between light and dark. By alternating the sequence, many variations of the design can be achieved.
No patterns or measuring will be required. Registrants should have basic machine sewing skills. Come prepared to jump right into designing your own composition or quilt!
· a working sewing machine, if you don’t have one, we have two available.
· various cotton fabrics: scraps and fat quarters. must be all cotton, any colors, if you don’t have any we have material to share
· quilters ruler, if you don’t have one we have a few to share.
Bring what you have, there will be extra tools and fabric.