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Improv Quilting For All!
A new podcast episode with Nicholas Ball
Nick and I have known each other for *ahem* a number years now, and I am consistently blown away by his creativity! In the interview we talk about what lead him to quilting, how he landed on improv, and he gives creativity guidance and tips for the home sewist that feels intimidated by quilting.
His first book, Inspiring Improv: Explore Creative Piecing with Curves, Strips, Slabs and More was released 4 years ago and has a nearly perfect 5-star rating. The book teaches his step-by-step technique-based process to explore six fundamental piecing structures within improv quilting. It’s a beauty to look at and offers solid creativity advice for anyone looking for a new creative nudge.
But why not make a quilt inspired by a cabbage, or a fish, or your favorite pasta shape or whatever! You know, there are so many sources of inspiration out there that improv gives you the freedom to then put into quilt making.
Available for pre-order now and releasing early this Summer, his newest book Use and Ornament: The History and Future of Improv Quilting offers a liberated approach to sewing and opens the reader up a world of creative possibilities. In the podcast episode we talk more about this book, including the cover-quilt. I can’t wait for this book to be released!
I had so much fun chatting with him, and I hope the interview sparks a new creativity in you, even if you aren’t a quilter!
You can listen to the episode here or through your favorite podcast app.