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I’ve been teaching patchwork for about 20 years now (gasp!) and playing with fabric a lot longer. When I was taught traditional piecing techniques by the fabulous Mary D’Amelio in New Jersey, I always hung onto all of the scraps. I pieced them, no matter how small, when I had the urge to create, with no plan for the outcome. It’s very liberating!
Improvisational piecing is now a recognised technique and I’m very excited to be teaching it at Festival of Quilts in August, with a bit of a twist. We’re having a patchwork party! So if you fancy having some stitchy fun and throwing some fabric around, you can book a space here on the Festival of Quilts website.
(an example of improvisational piecing made for me by the NYC Lucky Bee)
Improv. Patchwork Party (Academy Workshop 9.30-12.30)
Sunday 14th August
A step into modern improvisational piecing with party style challenges! A fun way to kick start your patchwork mojo and get you patchworking out of your comfort zone. Ideal for intermediates and improvers breaking out of the traditional. Spontaneous piecing encouraged!
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