Opening Night with Sherri Lynn Wood

Sherri Lynn Wood

Our opening night on March 8th is set to be a wonderful night. We have guest lecturer Sherri Lynn Wood giving her talk Improvise! Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously, and our Awards Ceremony.

Improvisation is at the heart of living creatively. Music, dance, theater, drawing, cooking, conversation, play, child rearing, and even science benefit from the flexibility of mind that improvisational process engenders. We all improvise every day. Attendees will leave with mind tools, tips and a fresh perspective on how to apply improv skills learned in life to their patchwork – and vice versa!

Ms. Wood's Trunk Show includes classic African-American quilts in the improvisational style, time-lapse process videos, and quilts featured in her books.

Also, this same evening enjoy...

The presentation ceremony revealing the prizes and ribbons awarded to the quilt competition winners!

Tickets are available now for just $10. Space is limited so don't delay!

SHERRI LYNN WOOD is an artist working in Oakland, CA. She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for twenty-five years, and blogs about it at Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft, QuiltCon, and numerous modern and traditional guilds across the country. Her first book, The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters – A Guide to Creating, Quilting and Living Courageouslywas released by STC Craft/Abrams in May 2015 and has already sold more than 6000 copies.

Modern quilting is about expanding the boundaries of the tradition without forgetting them. Improvisational patchwork is one of the cornerstones of the modern quilt movement because it drives the evolution of innovative design. Improvisation is not design but the creative process behind design, cultivating and pushing it towards the fresh and authentic.