The Community Arts Center’s crazy quilter is at it again, and this time she’s inviting others into her world of colorful madness.
Pat Isaman, our resident artist whose wall-hangings adorn the upstairs Farmers Market Gallery through April, is offering two special sessions next month of “Liberated Basket Quilting.” Isaman invites anyone who considers themselves an intermediate to advanced quilter to join her for two different sessions of quilting technique shared through the mind of a progressive — some say alternative — non-traditional quilter.
“The class name is the title of the quilt — it comes directly from a book written by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston, called ‘Collaborative Quilting,’” Isaman says. She describes the method of technique, which author and quilter Marston coined “liberated quilting.”
Isaman says it’s simply the construction of quilt squares without using a formal pattern.
“You freely cut into the fabric, thus liberating yourself from the formal pattern, and just having fun — letting your eye and hand dictate where you are going.”