Every year, the East Bay Modern Quilters puts on a show of member quilts at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. There are quilts from all the members who want to show, along with events like speakers, a community sewing day and a workshop.
This year’s workshop was from Pam Rocco: Quilting by the Seat of Your Pants. The workshop was super fun, and without giving too much away, we used little viewfinders to get inspiration from photos that helped us design our quilts.
I chose a book of African wax fabric patterns and found something I liked-then set to work.
We made small black and white practice comps also-that’s what you see at the top of the progress shot.
Over all I liked the class, but really loved what came out of it. This quilt is by far my favorite, because of the way it came together. Often times when I sit down to make some improv, my mind goes blank. It was a good exercise to get inspiration from an image. It directed my patchwork but allowed good space to improvise the pieces.
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