Teaching: Improvisational Confetti Class

A couple of weeks ago, I taught my Improvisational Confetti Quilt class for the first time.  Because I often work in an improvisational way, not planning before I cut, or worrying too much about how I sew it together, I forget about how hard it can be to step away from "perfection."  I always have a great time in class telling people to "just cut it!" and yelling across the room, "put down that seam ripper!"  (I promise, my classed ARE fun - not scary...right?!) Sometimes my students listen to me, but sometimes, they struggle with being afraid to go "off pattern" and letting wonderful things happen organically.

Making a Confetti Quilt Class - October 2011
Confetti Quilt Class at New Pieces Quilt Shop, October 2011
In this class, some may have had a bit of a struggle, but look how beautifully the work came out! 

Ah well, I might be more comfortable with improvisational quilting, but I bet all you perfectionists that think ten steps ahead would kick my butt at chess.


  1. I love the quilt and it sounds like a fantastic class.

  2. I would absolutely love to come to this class it looks such fun

  3. When are you coming to teach in the Boston area!?!?! :)

  4. Agreed - planning a trip to Vancouver BC anytime soon? I'd LOVE to take any of your classes!

  5. Hello, I just found your work! wowowwo I'm so happy! love the improvisational quilting! Thank you for the inspiration. Agata