Doorways to Improvisation

Instructor: Angie Woolman


Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Arts Center

Members of Gualala Arts or PPQG: $49; Non-members: $59

Register by:   February 19, 2015; after that, check availability
Tuition:   Members of Gualala Arts or PPQG: $49
Non-members: $59
Materials:   Doorways to Improvisation materials list

Quilt by Angie WoolmanQuilts are experienced as an end product, much like a musical performance is experienced by an audience. What moves each viewer? What moves the maker? What went into the process of practicing and ‘playing’ with fabric?

Join Angie’s 6.5 hour workshop where we ‘play’ with:

  • How to quick draft a “doorway block” from a thumbnail sketch.
  • How to understand the contrast and blending functions of the fabric you love, and bring to class.
  • How to expand the space between your unique blocks, while creating a visual sight line.

This class is a great bridge from exacting and pattern-driven construction to the creative and energizing ways of quilt improvisation.

Demo techniques:

  • Free cutting
  • Fast sewing
  • Good pressing
  • Learning when to square up your rough-hewn patchwork

You will produce a small wall-hanging sized top by the end of our day together.

Quilt by Angie Woolman

About the Instructor

Angie Woolman has been teaching and working in the Bay Area for 20 years as a quilt artist and instructor. In addition to being a professional quilt artist, Angie has a long-arm quilting machine business in San Rafael where she finishes clients’ quilts with beautiful and unique custom quilt designs. In addition, she currently offers private and group lessons in a variety of experience levels, techniques, and styles. Angie is an expert on color theory and has taught extensively on the importance of color in quilt arts.

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Quilt by Angie Woolman