New Class

I had the opportunity to teach my new class, “Try Improv!” recently for the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild in Franklin, NC. It was lots of fun and everybody made a successful table runner using techniques that were new to most of them. Here are a few pictures.

modern table runner

Here is one of the samples for class

Although I made 3 different samples for the class, there is no pattern. The goal is for each student to start with a few fabrics and improvise a table runner from them.  Of course, I provided some guidelines and lots of assistance as needed.

Improv-Susan-2Susan brought Christmas fabrics and made a  successful design by distributing several triangles on her template and then filling in with accent fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

Susan's Christmas table runner in progress

Susan’s Christmas table runner in progress

Improv-Nancy-1

Nancy’s runner started out as a fan, then she cut it up to improvise further and make it a rectangle

Improv-Nancy-2

Nancy

Nancy has been improvising for a long time, and said, “This is what I do all the time!”  She chose a beautiful collection of iris-themed fabrics for her runner.

Improv-MaryAnn-2

MaryAnn

MaryAnn made a halloween-themed runner and zipped it up by adding some purple!

 

MaryAnn's runner, in progress

MaryAnn’s runner, in progress

Maggie chose a fall theme; her fabrics had a nice variety of scale and coordinated well

Maggie’s runner

Maggie

Maggie

 

Maggie chose a collection of fall fabrics with a good variety of scale, then picked a coordinating green for her accent strips.

Chris

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris had a nice bundle of blacks and grays as well as a stunning coral-pink fabric for accents.

Chris's runner in progress

Chris’s runner in progress

Pat made a lovely red and black table runner, but decided to model it rather than lay it on the table!Improv-PatAs you can see, a good time was had by all!

 

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10 thoughts on “New Class

  1. My reaction to the photo of your sample was, “WOW!” I know it is backed and quilted already, which helps make it stand out. I hope your students finished theirs, too. Bet they’ll look great!

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