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Approaches to Improv

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There are as many ideas about improv as there are quilters. As different as their styles may be, there's a thread of commonality that runs through these improv quilts - a structure upon which each seemingly unique quilt is built. In this webinar, we will talk about various approaches to working in this manner where the process is everything and the maker sets and resets the rules.

Download Maritza's list of books and guidelines for approaches to improv.

Maritza Soto comes from a family of seamstresses from Puerto Rico. She learned to sew by hand as a child but only took up machine sewing later in life. Having earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design in Illustration, her disenchantment with the cut-throat competitive aspect of making art for hire and her life-long love of textiles led her to shift mediums. Inspired by the quilters of Gees Bend and Denyse Schmidt, she rediscovered her passion for playing with form, space, and color through sewing. She is a member of the CMQG and teaches quilting and patchwork at Gather Here in Cambridge, MA.