Improvisational Quilting
Improvisational Quilting
Improvisational Quilting
Improvisational Quilting
Improvisational Quilting

Improvisational Quilting

January 14 & 15

Regular price $250.00

Only 4 spot(s) left

TIME: 10:00AM – 4:00PM PT
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate with basic sewing machine knowledge

AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 15 and up)

LOCATION: In Person at Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)


Improvisational quilting is a way to explore quilting intuitively without using rulers, templates, pins or a plan. Learn to make seven different fabric components which can then be used to create an original quilt. Through this process, you will be able to explore many color combinations and choose to combine them using a “medallion” or “column” style. In addition, a demonstration of the “quilt as you go” process will be included for students interested in learning the technique. This hands-on workshop will also be enriched with an in-depth presentation comparing traditional, modern and improvisational styles of quilt making, including twenty-three examples of quilts made by the instructor.


  • Sewing machine/ thread
  • Rotary cutter with mat
  • Scissors/ blue painters tape
  • Plain fabric- 8-10 choices 1/2or whole yards/ darks-mediums-lights

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including Zoom links for online courses. A stable internet connection provides the best experience. Learn more


Robin O'Neil is a retired special education teacher who began quilting in 1973. She has been teaching quilt workshops in fabric stores and guilds, and offering private lessons in her studio for the past 15 years. Her guiding principle for everything she makes or teaches is to be “wide open”. The best ideas flood in when she opens her mind, her heart, her imagination and her spirit. Life is too short to fret!

See more: courses by Robin
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