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SAVE THE DATE: Minimalist Improv Wall Hanging with Season Evans

Are you interested in elevating your quilting to an art form? Let Season Evans help you understand how to select fabrics by editing your choices to create a beautiful wall hanging.

In this class, you will create a minimalist patchwork wall hanging using improvisational techniques. The workshop is designed to challenge your improv process by restraining the number of fabrics used and paring down choices through thoughtful subtraction. The goal is to minimize patchwork and color to get to the essence of the quilt panel until it becomes simply the abstraction of an idea. Even if you are not a minimalist or an improv piecer, this process will remind you to make stronger coordinating and contrasting fabric selections, to refine the focus in your original designs, and to incorporate negative space more effectively. At the end of class, you will have your own 11” x 14” piece of textile artwork!

Season says, "Color and texture are at the heart of my Remnant pieces. Focusing on a particular color or even a scrap of fabric challenges me to further narrow my focus, exploring a particular feeling or story. These patchwork pieces are extensions of previous larger quilts and, in recalling those earlier quilts, I reconnect with their memories and continue on a journey to eliminate everything but the essential.⁠"

In this workshop, you'll use fabric scraps and remnants to create a framable piece of art.


Note: The finished piece will be 11” x 14”. However, you will need to create a patchwork panel that is approximately 20” x 22” to wrap around a stretched canvas.

  • Choose approx. 1/8 yd of focus fabric. This focus fabric will be used to inform all of your design choices. For a more minimalist aesthetic, I recommend a solid color but it could also be a basic print such a stripe or small geometric. That being said, always use what you love.
  • 2-3 coordinating solids - approx. 1/8 yd each. (This is also good use of scraps.) These will depend on your focus fabric and are meant to support your focus fabric and create dimension and movement.
  • 2-3 contrasting solids - approx. 1/8 yd each. (This is a good use of scraps.) These fabric choices are there to highlight your focus fabrics, create negative space, and build the background for your piece. I often use whites and neutrals for these fabrics.

Feel free to bring more than the suggested 4-6 fabrics to have a selection from which to choose. However, it can be a fun challenge to limit the choices.

Choose from our bolt bit scrap packs or bring your own unique fabrics to make a gorgeous wall hanging. Frame included.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students should know how to use a sewing machine.
Materials Included: machine & neutral thread included. Feel free to bring your own machine if you would like to use it. We will provide canvases to hang your final piece.
Requirements: Please bring any assorted scraps you may have and that you are willing to share. We will have scrapbags for sale for $8/ea
Instructor: Season Evans
Instructor Bio: An award-winning quilt artist, Season has exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad. Her work has been featured in Design Milk, Vogue, and Selvedge, as well as other quilting, home, and art magazines and anthologies. Season also lectures and teaches quilting workshops around the United States. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her family.
Includes expert instruction & use of classroom machines + black, white or cream colored thread + canvas for displaying your final work.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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