Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Develop and Encourage the Growth and Development of Modern Quilting through Education and Community Activities

Sherri Lynn Wood Workshops Excellent Learning Experience.


The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild hosted Sherri Lynn Wood for a weekend of Improvisation on Saturday, February 1, 2020, for Patchwork Doodle, and on Sunday, February 2, 2020, for Grid Busting Mashup. The classes were full and we all learned so much.

The classes started with a centering meditation exercise and then 30 minutes of sewing, no talking. Amazing how much work we all got done in those 30 minutes and many of us have made this a regular practice before sewing. From there, Sherri Lynn demonstrated techniques, walked us through several Evaluations, and told us the positive way to approach “mistakes”–Whoopie! During the free lecture Saturday, February 1, 2020, entitled Ruler Free Mashup, Sherri Lynn had us pick any fabric from the scrap pile and then crafted a wonderful quilt top before our eyes. And, yes, we did select the ugliest fabrics we could find in the bin.

Workshop Descriptions:

Patchwork Doodle:

1-day 6hr / intermediate / all skill levels welcome

Doodle with your scrap stash! Let go of expectations and build patterns with simple shapes and negative space. Learn ruler-free patchwork techniques. Collaborate with your patchwork with a YES AND as you affirm and respond in the moment to the pattern as it unfolds. Discover a responsive approach to composition and design that lies somewhere between randomness and planned.

Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Her book will be available for purchase at the retail price, $27.95, during the workshop and lectures. She will be available during the lecture to sign her book.

Grid Busting Curves:

1-day 6hr / intermediate / all skill levels welcome /

Discover the freedom and ease of piecing template free curves. There are no mistakes here! The goal of this layered curve improv workshop is to bust out of the grid.


Author: Wanda Ann Dotson

Modern quilter living in Virginia, USA. Founding member of the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild.

2 thoughts on “Sherri Lynn Wood Workshops Excellent Learning Experience.

  1. I signed up and paid for the workshop. Did I do everything correctly?

    Sent from my iPhone



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