Improve Your Modern Quilt
Mod Meets Improv (my online workshop) shows you how to cut and sew a modern quilt top, either in a traditional way with precise measuring or in a much more relaxed improvisational way. I give you lots of ideas for designs...and show you how to make more for yourself.
After looking at what a "modern" quilt actually is, we go right ahead to designing. Modern quilts are basically a synthesis of traditional quilting, art quilting and minimalist art. They're bold, graphic, clean and elegant!
And then, I show you how to improv! Lots of examples…..there are many ideas from me, but (even better!) instructions on how to design improv modern quilts yourself. We begin with very simple designs – just strips at first, then just squares…but in subsequent lessons I will show you many other possibilities – how to use curves, how to float (!), how to derive inspiration from your fabric, how to create fabric.
The final lesson covers all the different quilting and binding or facing finishes that you might consider....
And throughout, I'm here to help and advise.... nearly as good as having me in your studio! Actually probably better because you won't be having to make me cups of tea all the time!
I hope to see you in class!
About Mod Meets Improv: Elizabeth Barton's workshop is available online at www.academyofquilting.com along with many of her other workshops. It is written for all levels, even if you've never quilted before! Yet there is enough challenge that even the more experienced quilter will want to join in AND those longing to get out of the traditional rut! Modern quilts are fun – they’re quick and easy to make, but also have an elegant simplicity in keeping with the contemporary look. Read more...