There were about 30 people in attendance at the stunningly, beautiful Sew Modern in Los Angeles for my first ever Ruler-Free Patchwork - Improv Theater Mashup. Audience members provided "ugly" fabrics, threw out suggestions, and questions as I improvised a quilt on the spot according to their prompts. I spoke about improvisational process, while demonstrating some of the ruler-free techniques featured in the Improv Handbook. All within a one-hour time limit. It was kind of like rubbing my belly and patting my head at a same time... AND a good time was had by all! [slickr-flickr search="sets" set="72157652623571915" items="30" use_key="y" type="galleria"]
Afterwards I signed books and Latifah Saafir showed up with the test quilt she made from the Score For Bias Strip Petals.
It was a lovely evening and special thanks to Lauren and all of the Sew Modern staff for hosting the event. This was the kick-off and I'm looking forward to more Ruler-Free Patchwork performances as I cross the country this June on a brick & mortar book tour. Check out the just announced Improv Handbook X-Country Tour schedule. I will be in San Diego next Saturday, May 16, signing books at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.