Monday Afternoon Sit and Sew and “Speed Date with Improv Workshop”

At our Sit and Sew last Monday night, there were 3 leaders and no members. We are going to try another afternoon session and see if we have better turnout! Here is the Zoom link to the meeting tomorrow, September 28th. 1-3 pm. If you have trouble logging in once the meeting has started, you can email

And have a look at the top of the sidebar on the right. Our upcoming meetings will be listed there, for easy reference.

We have 18 members signed up for our “Speed Date with Improv Workshop” on November 7. 10 am until 4:30 pm. $40. Email Diane L if you want to register. On Wednesday we will open registration up to Norfolk County Quilters’ Guild members. Krista Hennebury just presented this workshop to the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild and you can see some photos and comments on Instagram #speeddatewithimprov

“In this fast-paced and fun workshop, Krista will guide you through 8 improv piecing techniques and lots of great tips to support your new or ongoing improv quiltmaking practice. Colour, scale and timing are all controlled parameters so you can freely create without stress or obsessing with perfection. Learn to free-cut without rulers, piece curves without pins and puzzle wonky shapes together by “building-out” instead of “squaring-up” and “After each video segment, students get about 20-30 minutes to try each technique”.

Every student will end up with a unique, original quilt (wall hanging or table topper size)! The focus here is to explore line, shape and happenstance in abstract design, so keep things simply graphic by using solid-coloured fabrics in black, white and one pop of colour. In the afternoon, we’ll work together on the design wall to jigsaw the improv elements together, seeking balance and creative design opportunities. Some pre-cutting is required.”