Turkey Tracks: November 17, 2018
Turkey Tracks: Mt. Battie Modern Show and Tell, November 2018, Part 2
Tori Manzi took an improv class with Kristy Daum last summer, and this quilt top is the result. Rules included choosing a color family (blue here) with light and dark representations AND a “pop” color (bright pink) AND using solids with a specified minimum number of printed fabrics. (Daum’s web site is stlouisfolkvictorian.com)
Tori has agreed to lead us in an improv workshop one day soon to try out this process, which she says is very interesting and freeing.
During the summer three years ago Becca Babb-Brott, Linda Satkowski, and myself decided to create “parts department” blocks for a future improv quilt. We each made blocks and make enough of each block type for each other. (The “parts department” idea comes from improv books by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston, and I’m pretty sure I blogged about making some of the blocks that summer.)
Becca raided her parts department box recently and put this quilt together. Linda and I had so much fun seeing the blocks we made in this quilt. We three agreed that we learned a lot about how to make this kind of quilt from doing Jen Kingwell’s “Long Time Gone” quilt this past year. And LInda and I agreed that we really wanted to get into our own parts department boxes this winter.
AND, this kind of project could make a viable project down the road for Mt. Battie Modern.
Anne Bargetz made this jacket in our recent “Stay Retreat.” It’s the “Women’s Kimnono Sleeve Jacket” from shopwiksten.com.
Anne used a Cotton+Steel print for the outer jacket. She says it is warm and toasty and that she is using it a lot. Several members said that they wanted to make the jacket as well.