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Mon & Wed 9am-8pm
Tues, Thurs, Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

A Journey to Improv

A Journey to Improv. Join us for an interactive two-hour trunk show/demo of improv techniques by Colleen Kole. There will be plenty of time for questions as you hear Colleen’s story of how she uses improv in her design practice and how you can build a new repertoire of techniques so you feel comfortable trying them at home. You will also hear about her transition to a full-time artist and an exhibitor of her art nationally and internationally with this action-packed trunk show.

I will assign a homework assignment for you if you choose to practice the improv techniques after the workshop. There will be no sewing done on-site at this time. Just bring yourself and an interest in improv.

Colleen's Bio--

Colleen Kole is a full -time studio artist who quilts and dyes her own fabrics. Her quilt journey began by picking up unfinished quilt blocks and hand sewing them together with no previous sewing knowledge. They just needed to be rescued with a needle and thread to join them. Fast forward to a life with a busy family and a sewing machine became a part of her creative life.

In 2004, she soon discovered the intrigue of improvisational piecing and design when she discovered a book by Nancy Crow at a quilt festival. She never looked back after that and has been making quilts using improvisational design and piecing for over 16 years is her creative practice. A residency at Vermont Studio Center and numerous workshops with Lisa Call, Nancy Crow, Carol Soderlund and David Hornug have fueled her passion for improvising quilts as a creative practice.

The joy and freedom of creating in this manner will be shared during a trunk show and technique demonstration. Don’t miss seeing the quilts that she exhibited at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio and in Color Improvisations 2 exhibited and curated by the Nancy Crow.

Skill Level: beginner
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