Improv Sampler Quilt – new course starts September 2022

improv quilt workshop

Are you a seasoned quilter who would like to get out of your comfort zone and try something a bit different? Or are you a beginner? Then this course in improv quilting will suit you. Learn and experiment with exciting improv techniques, then combine them to create an amazing improv quilt sampler.

You will learn free cutting techniques – no rulers here! No worries about having to sew exact quarter inch seams or match up points. There is a freedom and joy in creating improv quilts.

You will learn strip piecing and how to create different patterns with your strips, improv triangles three ways, wonky crosses, and quarter circle blocks. We’ll look at different approaches to joining them all up to make a quilt top, and explore the possibilities of hand and machine quilting.

Suitable for beginners and anyone interested in trying some improv techniques!




13 Sep 2022


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Book Event

By booking this event you can attend all occurrences. Some of them are listed below but there might be more.

Tue 13th Sep 9:30 am - Tue 13th Sep 12:30 pm
Tue 27th Sep 9:30 am - Tue 27th Sep 12:30 pm
Tue 11th Oct 9:30 am - Tue 11th Oct 12:30 pm
Tue 25th Oct 9:30 am - Tue 25th Oct 12:30 pm
Tue 8th Nov 9:30 am - Tue 8th Nov 12:30 pm
Tue 22nd Nov 9:30 am - Tue 22nd Nov 12:30 pm

Improv quilt £185
Available Tickets: 8
The Improv quilt ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

What you will need

  • 7 fat quarters of 100% cotton coordinating fabrics – a mixture of dark, medium and light tones/ contrasting colours and/or patterns all work well. Anything goes in improv! If you want to use up large scraps, you can bring those along too.
  • Backing fabric (for the back of the quilt) and cotton wadding are also required but won’t be needed until later in the course
  • Thread(cotton or polyester)

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Jane Spedding


Jane Spedding

Jane is a lifelong crafter. Among other things, she’s tried her hand at stained glass, jewellery making, woodwork and is an enthusiastic crocheter. She has always enjoyed sewing since she was a child but about 10 years ago she found a passion for patchwork and quilting. Jane has completed a City & Guilds Certificate and then a Diploma in Design and craft and was nominated for a C& G Award for her Art Quilts. She is a member of the textile art group The Moving Needle who are planning their first exhibition in May 2022. Some of Jane’s work is inspired by her previous career as a midwife. As well as Art Quilting Jane enjoys the creative freedom and process of making improv quilts. She discovered the joy of improv while making a quilt for her Mum’s birthday, and now she’s hooked! Jane lives in Brighton with her husband, youngest daughter and lots of animals including a Shih Tzu called Freddie, and a lovely little flock of Bantam Hens.

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