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Improv Circles Sampler



In this class students will begin with basic skill building exercises, learn the 4 types of circular units, practice adding inserts, and discuss a bit of Color Theory.  They will then work on their own compositions, and we will discuss layout options. Blocks can be arranged into a wall-hanging or table runner.

Supplies Needed:

- Sewing Machine in good working order (a newer machine with “needle up/down capability” or a knee lift is helpful)

- Rotary cutter with a Sharp blade

- 12 x 18 cutting mat

-Square Quilters Ruler: minimum size of 9.5 x 9.5, or a 12x12. 

- Chalk Pencil

- Fabric: please pre-cut eight 10-inch squares – 4 dark colors, and 4 light  colors that you like together.  

- Scraps: at least 6"x6” of prints or wovens in dark & light colors for insertion exercises

- Thread: either a neutral color (gray, khaki) or one that coordinates with your fabric. 

- Mini Iron & ironing board or Mat

- Water mist bottle, and spray starch of your choice (Best Press, Magic Spray, etc.)

- Notebook or sketchpad, pencil & pen


*Please note, a minimum of 8 students required to hold class.


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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Confident beginner
Instructor: Merrie Ford
Instructor Bio: Merrie began sewing in 8th grade and primarily made clothing for years. She caught the quilting bug at age 22 and a journey that began with traditional quilts and hand quilting, would take her into Modern Quilts, Utility Quilts, Collage, and original pattern designs. About half-way into her Sewing journey, Merrie realized that she LOVES the planning process of Quilting every bit as much as the sewing and finishing. Teaching is a perfect outlet -enabling her to help others with design & color selection, and to touch fabric - without accumulating more projects of her own! After 20 moves, she landed in Kansas City, MO - is an active member of KCMQG and SAQA, loves the color Brown, and never gets tired of buying fabric at any shop she can find while traveling. She currently has 34 works-in-progress!
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