February 2021 Workshop ~ Cindy Grisdela “Artful Improv – Permission to Play!”

Friday February 19, 10am-1pm MST and Saturday, February 20, 10am-1pm MST

Take advantage of this opportunity to Play and Create with award winning quilt artist, author and teacher, Cindy Grisdela. Boise Basin Quilters has invited Cindy to present her Artful Improv Workshop on February 19th and Saturday February 20th online via Zoom. This interactive workshop will be presented in Two – 3 hour sessions so you will have time to dig through your stash and sew inbetween. Virtual classes allow an up close look at demonstrations and the work of your fellow classmates. We will learn and play together in real time. As Cindy says on her website: www.cindygrisdela.com. “Students can work in their own sewing spaces with access to their fabric and supplies–no lugging everything to a class location!”

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Workshop Description
Artful Improv – Permission to Play! – Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion. We will explore contemporary improv blocks, improv circles, and angled stripes, plus insets and curved strips. Use strips and scraps to add interest and make your design your own. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique.

We will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition. The extended class goes into these ideas in more depth, as well as discussing quilting options and alternative finishing techniques.

Basic sewing skills and a machine in good working order necessary. Best for intermediate to advanced quilters ready to take the next step to creating original designs. The quilt shown is an example of a quilt I’ve made using the techniques taught in this class.


Cost: $40 for BBQ members; $50 for non-members.
Priority registration will be offered to BBQ members through February 11th. We will have a waiting list if registration exceeds the class limit of 24 persons. Supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.

To sign up for the workshop, either pay online with PayPal at treasurer@boisebasinquilters.org or mail a check made payable to Boise Basin Quilters. With either PayPal or via check, be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address to:
..Boise Basin Quilters
..PO Box 4434
..Boise, ID 83711

Contact Karen Falvey if you have any questions.