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04/19-04/21 Intro to Improv Virtual Retreat

Vendor: Gotham Quilts
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Join us for a weekend of Improv Piecing fun, all from the comfort of your own home. Stay in, wear your PJ's, and sew all weekend with fellow fabric nerds!

This retreat is for quilters to get started with improv piecing. In the modern quilt world, improv is everywhere, but we know that it can be intimidating to get started! We'll spend the weekend experimenting with improv using Sherri Lynn Wood's book, Improv Quilting for Modern Quilters, as our guide. (already own the book? Choose the "half yard bundle" option to receive our Sherri Lynn Daisy 8 piece solid half yard bundle).

Together, we'll explore Sherri's "scores," which are approaches to improv piecing and the design decisions that come with working in this method. We'll do three demonstrations, which will be recorded and can be re-watched later:

  • What is improv? demo
  • Score #1: Floating square improv demo
  • Score #7: Layered Curves improv demo

Included in your retreat package:

  • a copy of the Improv Handbook Book (or the fabric bundle)
  • a 1-pound scrap bag of solids and prints
  • clear project bag
  • plus extra surprise goodies!

We will be hosting this Virtual Retreat on Zoom, with scheduled times to get together for demonstrations, show off our progress, and have giveaways. It's going to be a ton of fun!

Retreat Schedule (times are NYC local time):
4-6pm Friday: Welcome greeting and introductions
8pm Friday: Happy Hour
7-10pm Friday: Open sewing

10am Saturday: Morning greeting
10am-10pm Saturday: Open sewing time with drop in Zoom
8pm Saturday: Happy Hour

10am Sunday: Morning greeting
10am-3pm Sunday: Open sewing time with drop in Zoom
3pm Sunday: Show & Tell send-off

Attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the scheduled Zoom times and come and go at your own pace.


Q: How is a "retreat" different from a class?
A: A retreat is more informal than a class. Even though we will be demonstrating techniques, attendees will choose their own project and stitch at their own pace. Everyone chats while stitching, and those who want to collaborate or help each other can do so.

Q: I already own the book, can I still sign up?
A: Yes! Please choose the "Half Yard Bundle" option instead of the "book" option

Q: I want both the book and the bundle, can I do that?
A: Yes! Choose the "book" option and then click the checkbox next to the bundle in the "add on items" list to get both.

Q: Do I need to do any prep work before the retreat starts?
A: We recommend reading through the book before the weekend starts, so you can think through what you might like to work on. Your retreat package will also include a "get ready for class" instruction sheet with some basic instructions.

Q: Do I need to be online the entire time?
A: Absolutely not, we expect people to pop in and out as they wish throughout the weekend.

Q: When will the retreat package arrive?
A: Packages will arrive at your home at least 1 week before the retreat starts.

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