Learn how to improvise with patchwork, explore flexible patterns, and find your creative flow.
I offer a unique multi-disciplinary approach to patchwork that doesn’t rely on step-by-step instructions for following a fixed pattern, instead I teach how to define frameworks for flexible patterns that support exploration and creative flow.
I invite students to draw on methods of improvisation from music, theater, drawing, and meditation, as well from their every day life –cooking, child rearing and conversation, and to channel this knowledge into their patchwork.
My students walk away with a comprehensive set of ruler-free sewing techniques, mind tools for accessing creativity, and a broader understanding of improvisational process. They learn how to set boundaries in a way that allows them to confidently relinquish control (and work without a plan), to listen and trust internal cues, to access and enjoy the flow of the present moment, and to create new patterns with an honest voice that is their own.
Currently based in Oakland, CA, I love to teach and have 20 years of experience sharing my work through presentations, demos, and workshops.
Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft (2001,06,12,17), QuiltCon (2013,15,16,17), New Zealand National Symposium (2017), and numerous modern and traditional guilds across the country and internationally.
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