In tandem with the Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts exhibition at Muskegon Museum of Art (Aug. 25 – Nov. 6, 2016), Guest Curator and internationally known quilter, Nancy Crow is offering a five-day workshop August 22-26 called Improvisational Exercises for intermediate to advanced quilters. Participants must be good machine piecers and able to cut freehand.
The workshop has been specifically developed for students who want to become far more experimental using machine-piecing techniques. Students will be expected to work spontaneously and intuitively with nontraditional quilt-making techniques as they explore design exercises that promote improvisational approaches to composition without benefit of “pre-planning” and “intellectualizing.”
Students will learn construction and engineering techniques. Color, and the values of color, from light to dark, will be emphasized in all exercises so a great selection of fabrics must be brought to this workshop. Students will be working in solid colors the entire five days so there is no need to bring any printed or marbled fabrics, only solids whether commercial or hand-dyed.
Students are urged to come with an open mind and no agendas, ready for growth and for risk-taking.
Class Fee: $675 ($500 is non-refundable)
Location: Century Club Ballroom (downtown Muskegon), 356 W. Western Ave.
To register and secure a spot, full payment of $675 (credit card or check payment) is required. To register please call 231.720.2587 or contact Catherine Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org.