Color String Theory, 1-day (web link)
Grid Busting Improv Curves, 1-day (pdf)
Bias-Strip Improv Curves, 2-day (pdf)
Wedge Curves Improv, 2-day (pdf)
Get Your Curve On, multi-day (pdf)
Improv Round Robin, 1-day (pdf)
Improvising from a Score (Floating Squares), 1-day (pdf)
Patchwork Doodle, 1-day (pdf)
Modern Block Improv, 1 to 2-day (pdf)
Making Do: The Architecture of Clothing, 1 -to 2-day (pdf)
Hand Tied Comforter, 1-day (pdf)
For local hosts, within driving distance of Oakland, CA, I will be bringing books for sale. The option below is not available to local hosts.
For out of town hosts, it is completely optional but you may choose to order copies of The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters at the special event terms below, directly from Abrams. You can resell the books at a discount or at full price to your attendees, to help defray workshop fees and travel expenses. You place the order, receive the books, sell them, and keep all the profits, and I will sign them! I will NOT be bringing books to sell. If you are interested in doing this please contact Morgan Dodds, email@example.com the Abrams sales representative assigned to my book, and copy me.
50% off cover - (cover price is $27.50)
Free shipping, free return shipping and full refund of unsold copies
Minimum order 10 copies (FYI - there are 16 in a case)
Turn around time – about 10 days once all forms and payment are received. We ship from Indiana.
Download ABRAMS order form and fill out with following info:
Title: The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters
Check AUTHOR APPEARANCE below the address.
This is my ideal workshop setup needs, and I certainly realize that not all of these things may be doable depending on space limitations.
A demo table for instructor at front of the room with sewing machine, medium to large cutting mat and an ironing station nearby. I will bring all the other tools needed.
A chalkboard, dry-erase board or a paper easel pad with marker for instructor.
3’ table space per student, no more than 2 per 6-foot table. PLEASE DO NOT crowd the classroom with additional students if you can’t meet this minimum space requirement.
No special feet are needed for student sewing machines.
An ironing station for every four students - with steam capability and water bottles for easy refills – steam is essential for curve workshops.
A large cutting mat station for every four students.
Enough open floor space for the class to gather in a circle to share and evaluate our work.
One person who is a designated assistant to help students with sewing machine problems and other workshop logistics that may arise.
For two-day workshops it would be ideal if people can leave their materials and workstations set up overnight. I know this may not be possible and will depend on the space rental & security.
Sewing machine, no special feet required.
6’ table or a table large enough for a cutting mat and sewing machine, and room for pieced segments and fabric.
Iron, & ironing board set up next to the table.
Large cutting mat.
White board or equivalent with markers or chalk - this is necessary.
Felt or batting display wall, behind the sewing table (optional but not necessary, but it allows audience a better view of the patchwork as it evolves.
If you have a large audience, over 75, you might want to have a clip-on mike and if you have the technology, you may want to set up a live video projection of the demo.
Invite attendees to bring a medium size piece of scrap fabric to throw into the pot of possible choices for the patchwork demo.
An overhead video projector. I will be bringing a mac laptop with a VGA and a DVI adaptor. I will also bring my presentation on a flash drive in both PDF and PPT formats.
Two quilt display racks. Or volunteers to hold up quilts during my presentation. I will be bringing at least two quilts to share with the audience.
I like to have a conversation with the audience so I will be moving around on the floor and not standing behind a podium. It’s helpful to have a hand-held mike or clip on mike if audio amplification is part of your setup.
An automatic image advancer to the video projector is helpful. I can also give signals to an assistant for manual advancement, if that isn’t available.
I like to have some light in the room for interacting with the audience, with enough darkness for the video presentation behind me.
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I like all kinds of food, however I am trying to avoid gluten when possible.
I like to have a good cup of coffee with half & half in the mornings. I also like regular or sparkling water to drink during a workshop.
I prefer to arrive to workshops and presentations, no earlier than 30 minutes, and also to depart within 30 minutes of completion.