The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters – an interview with the author Sherri Lynn Wood

We’ve defined what Modern Quilting is so now how would you like to learn how to do improv quilts and to expand your quilt making skills?!  * you know it makes me chuckle that the only time I had ever heard the word Improv previously was in comedy, and I certainly know what those shows are and how much more relaxed and fun they appear”.

Typically what comes to mind are the quilts of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers. These wonderful woman, out of necessity,  made quilts from what ever materials they had on hand. And they Improvised!!! ” Quiltmakers there have produced countless patchwork masterpieces beginning as far back as the mid-nineteenth century, with the oldest existing examples dating from the 1920s. ”

One example from their webpage of a Gee’s Bend Quilt Gees Bend Quilt


Now fast forward to today’s world of quilters and let me introduce Sherri Lynn Wood. She’s somewhat of a phenomena in the quilting world since her book came out in April of 2015 and she created her Facebook page. Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters .  Her group has more than 1,400 members

Sherri Lynn Wood gives quite the interview with Beth from SewMamaSew about her love of quilting with reflections and predictions with sewing industry leaders.  It’s a wonderful read if you want to expand your quilting skills.

Interview with Sherri Lynn Wood about her book Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously

Here is an article written by Sherri Lynn Wood just today Jan 1, 2016  on her website. She’s reflecting on what an exceptional year it has been for her.  Sherri Lynn Wood Reflects on the past year.

  • As a further note, I ordered her book from Chapters Indigo on December 24th and my copy should arrive Jan 14th ( a day late for our next meeting ) and the cost was $29 including taxes.                                                                                         The Improv Handbook

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