Improv Patchwork: Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape from C&T Publishing.
Alex works on creating an updated version of an antique quilt. She talks about strip piecing and her 'super inprov' triangle border.
Cutting for 8” x 8” finished strip block:
Strips- 2 ½” x 8 ½”
2 ½” x 2 ½”
HST- 3 7/8” squares
Maria has a heart for helping others and shares a community quilt made by former chronically homeless people. Her simplified step-out prep method means that any one can make a no-sew fused quilt block. This activity gives the participants the confidence to do something creative.
We also look at images of her Alaska home studio and summer cabin.
Maria talks about her summer cabin in McCarthy, AK, where she works and teaches. She was also part of the artist residency program at the Wrangell Mountain Center in AK.