Sherri Lynn Wood Presents

Friday, June 5, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sherri Lynn Wood Presents

Description: Modern quiltmaker and author Sherri Lynn Wood will give a multimedia presentation of “Improvise! Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously” at 3:30 p.m. Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective on how to apply improve skills learned in life to their patchwork and vice versa. The presentation includes African-American quilts in the improvisational style, time-lapse process videos and quilts featured in her book, “The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.” Wood, an artist working in Oakland, California, will sign copies of her book before and after the presentation.

Her book will be available for purchase in the Quilt House Museum Shop.

Admission to this amazing experience is FREE!

About the Book
Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In "The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters," Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

SHERRI LYNN WOOD is an artist working in Oakland, CA. She is a recent recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for twenty-five years, and blogs about it at Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft, QuiltCon, and numerous modern and traditional guilds across the country.