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Sat, Jan 14


Online: Improv Quilting 101

ONLINE: Improvisational Quilting 101 with Pati Fried

Put the ruler away and play with color, line and the expressive style of improvisational piecing. We will break down improvisational piecing into 4 distinct categories and discuss the why’s and how’s of each technique. 4 classes, monthly on the 2nd Saturday.

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ONLINE: Improvisational Quilting 101 with Pati Fried
ONLINE: Improvisational Quilting 101 with Pati Fried

Time & Location

Jan 14, 2023, 10:00 AM PST – Apr 08, 2023, 12:00 PM PDT

Online: Improv Quilting 101

About the Event

Improvisational Quilting 101 - 4 Part Series

4 Classes, meeting monthly on the 2nd Saturday

January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8

10AM - 12PM (PDT)

Put the ruler away and join artist Pati Fried to play with color, line and the expressive style of improvisational piecing. This is a course for those who are improvisationally curious. We will break down improvisational piecing into 4 distinct categories and discuss the why’s and how’s of each technique. You will finish this course with a toolbox full of techniques to explore more expressive, spontaneous work in the future. This is the first of a series on improvisational quilting classes. 

January 14: Building Blocks Improv Style [now available on video]

  • Class will begin by embracing spontaneity and creating without thinking. This approach can add an expressive energy to your work that you might be missing. You will learn to build improvisational blocks while still being aware of value, texture, and pattern and how to implement them into your work, along with valuable guidance on layout and construction of an improvisational quilt top.

February 11: Tweaking Tradition

  • Tried and true traditional blocks have so much to teach us. In this class, you will explore size, proportion, repetition, and how to borrow from tradition, but tweaked into your own unique designs. You will leave this class knowing how to rely on the multitudes of traditional blocks for inspiration and feel confident that your work will be expressed in your true voice.

March 11: Strata & Bits

  • This class will open your eyes to a whole new way of looking at fabric. Making strata, bit piecing and foundation scrap building will be the start of this class. These are great ways to use up scraps, but with the purpose of creating fabric for future work. We will also explore how the use of line, contrast and movement can make this “fabric” sing. Be prepared to slip a few unusual textiles and fibers into your work for an unexpected surprise. Do you save your selvedges? Pull them out and get the lowdown onv how to successfully use them for added texture and fun.

April 8: Embrace Your Curves

  • Curve piecing can be daunting to try, but once you have a few tips and tricks in your tool box, you will start looking for opportunities to add movement, interest, and a dynamic aspect to your work. From the slightest of curves to create a handmade, bespoke look, to the big undulating waves of a landscape, we will discuss which techniques to use for different purposes, then spend the class exploring how far we can push our curves into new, voluptuous ideas.

Skill Level: ✂️✂️You have a few projects under your belt. You aready know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn more advanced basics.

To give you an interactive experience, we've created an online group through the Hello Stitch website for you to share your progress, connect with each other, get content or watch video of the class. Meetings will be recorded so you can revisit techniques taught, or catch up if you miss a meeting. (Recordings will be available for one month after the last class.)

About the Instructor: 

Pati Fried studied graphic design in college, but always found herself lingering in the textile department. After graduating and working in corporate marketing for several years, she finally discovered quilting and was hooked. Mixing pattern, color and texture is a perfect fit for her, both as a quilter and a designer. She is a fabric and pattern designer, a popular quilt blogger for See How We Sew, and her work has been featured in quilting magazines.

Cancellation and Class Policies:

Please select your class carefully, we are not be able to issue refunds for online classes. One of the benefits of online classes is that they are recorded so you can watch the class at a time that is convenient for you. If you let us know ahead, you may transfer the class to a friend.

Tickets are intended for one guest. If you will have multiple viewers, please purchase a ticket for each viewer. This allows us to pay our teachers fairly for their services. The teacher has the right to remove you from the class if you have additional viewers.


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