Improv. class.

I always laugh at the idea of teaching an improv. class. Here in LA where so many people are actors, that usually means some semi funny off the cuff sketch comedy. But not for me! For me it’s all about quilting!

Taught the class at The Urban Craft Center these past two Sundays and it was so much fun. Forgive the lousy Iphone photos.

Lauren and Jane busy working away at blocks…


And check out their great results!



and Lauren’s:


And J made a super cute apron using one of her blocks!


I swear I’ve been actually getting some sewing done between the teaching/guild meetings/Block Party-ing and so on. But not that much! Hope to have some real time this week.

Happy Monday to you all!

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  • Andi

    November 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Reply

    If only I lived close enough to attend one of your classes!!!
    Looks like so much fun.
    Andi šŸ™‚

  • CitricSugar

    November 16, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Reply

    I do improv comedy and have done for almost half my life. I have no problems getting up on a stage and making a complete fool of myself OR killing my audience with my astounding wit. However, quilting makes me feel I need to plan, plan, plan…. I would love to be able to do more improvising with fabric. It looks like you’re one heck of a teacher!

  • J.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Reply

    LOL, Alissa, I’m too short for my apron! It kinda looks like a skirt–an improv skirt! šŸ˜‰

  • sweet emmelie

    November 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Reply

    looks like everyone is having fun, love the blocks!

  • jaybird

    November 17, 2009 at 5:58 am | Reply

    great blocks!! i love teaching.. my students inspire me to go home and want to make more things!

  • Sarah

    November 17, 2009 at 7:15 am | Reply

    This looks like a grand old time!

  • Cristin

    November 17, 2009 at 7:36 am | Reply

    Aw looks like fun!!! You guys are so lucky to have real people to hang out with that LOVE quilting! I seem to be a freak of nature in my circle of friends šŸ™‚

  • Cheryl Arkison

    November 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Reply

    I taught my improv class last week (and again this week) too. What a great experience – for me and the students. It gave me so many other ideas for ways to run workshops.
    And for teh notion of making a quilt like an improv comedy show – with the audience shouting out suggestions and running with it!

  • jane

    November 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Reply

    This class was so much fun, thanks so much Alissa!

  • sew katie did

    November 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Reply

    I love it when I get the student that can’t stop saying how much fun they are having. I’ve talked with Cheryl up there a bit about teaching Improv, but would Love to talk on my next trip through LA in the Spring.

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