Walking Foot Wow! & A Slice of Improv

with instructor Mel Beach

PPQG workshop

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 for Walking Foot Wow; Thursday, September 19, 2019 for A Slice of Improv; 9:30 am - 4 pm

Gualala Arts Center

Walking Foot Wow! is full call 707.884.1138 to be put on the waiting list $65 for one class, $125 for both classes for GA Members; $75 for one class $140 for both classes for non members; Call 707.884.1138 to sign up by September 4


Walking Foot Wow! 

Learn how to create beautiful, modern quilted texture with your walking foot. Let’s move beyond the basic stitching in the ditch and explore modern lines, decorative stitches, spirals and gentle curves that will add drama and eye catching texture to your quilt tops!

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A Slice of Improv:

Let’s explore improvisational piecing one slice at a time! We’ll warm up with the basic Slice and Insert technique and then introduce simple variations that lead to exciting design opportunities. Bring your scraps and get ready for some improvisational fun I!

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About Mel Beach

Mel Beach is a San Jose, CA based quilt artist, teacher and lecturer, who breaks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured and colorful twists.  She loves stretching her creativity through her completion of 60+ quilt challenges at the local and international level.  Her quilt challenge entries draw upon her inquisitive nature of asking “What If?”, working in a series, comedy improv studies along with her love of nature, photography and sketching.

Many of her challenge quilts have been exhibited locally, juried into national quilt shows and traveling exhibits, published in books/magazines, earned awards/ribbons and selected as Finalists.