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Intro to Improv Quilting

What if? Intro to Improv

You know the rules- cut straight, match your points, etc... But, what if someone gave you permission to break the rules and create something that is uniquely you?
Explore Beginning Improv Quilting with Ellyn. Step away from the traditional quilting rules for a day and learn improv techniques that can be used in your next quilt top.

You will leave class with a stack of blocks, a toolbox full of tricks and a head full of new ideas!

*Each quilt will be different and of your own design. Quilt shown is just a sample of what Improv Quilts can look like.  You will not be making the same quilt as pictured.

After taking this class use your Improv Block to make a Japanese Rice Bag with Ellyn on the following Saturday.


5-6 Fat quarters of coordinating fabrics. Solids, read solids or small modern prints work best

Quilting ruler. 5” x 12” works best

Basic Sewing Supplies, see list here

Note pad & pen for jotting notes

Individual iron and ironing mat

Download Class Information Here

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for signing up for a class at Not Your Mama’s Quilt Store. Due to the high number of late-notice cancellations, our cancellation policy has been updated:

  • In the case that you are unable to attend the class, you must cancel at least 5 days prior to class date for a FULL refund.
  • If you cancel 4 days prior to class, there is a 50% forfeiture fee deducted from your class fee. You may choose to transfer to another class if available, with a $20 transfer fee plus additional registration fee if applicable.
  • If you cancel 3 days or less prior to class, your class fee is 100% forfeitedTransfer to another class is not available with less than a 3 day cancellation.
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Confident Beginner
Class prep: Please iron fabric prior to class if they are tightly rolled or folded
Instructor Name:
Ellyn Zinsmeister
Instructor Bio:
Ellyn Zinsmeister

Intro to Improv Quilting

$ 50.00