Start Your Improv Adventure

Improv Quilting is fun and playful with few rules. By learning to use simple design principles and key techniques, your personality will shine through your finished art quilts. Award-winning quilter and author Cindy Grisdela shares over 30 years of experience through a variety of lessons. This course is the ultimate Improv Quilting resource by combining videos, text, and a copy of her eBook, Artful Improv.

Artful Improv - Permission to Play! encourages you to take the time and space to grow your creativity. Five key improv techniques will be explained in step-by-step lessons: Improv Blocks, Angled Stripes, Improv Curves, Insets, and Curved Stripe Borders. You will learn how to make color decisions and options to quilt your improv blocks when you are finished. By the end of this course, you will be able to design and make improv quilts without a pattern, tackle curves fearlessly, and choose colors confidently.

What you will learn

  • Five specific improv techniques: Improv Blocks, Angled Stripes, Improv Curves, Insets, and Curved Stripe Borders

  • How-to create fabulous color combinations with easy to follow color recipes and fabric selection advice

  • The benefits of chain stitching and how to create pieced backings out of patterned fabrics

  • Develop a critical eye with Cindy's Design & Audition Checklist

  • Quilting design decision techniques using any of the five free-motion quilting motifs demonstrated

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


Bonus includes a FREE downloadable, eBook: Artful Improv ($19.99 Value). This eBook compliments the course perfectly.

Artful Improv - Permission to Play!

Watch the art unfold before your eyes! Learn to use simple design principles to create unique quilts. Add easy piecing techniques to your improvisational toolbox—angled stripes, circles, blocks, curved strips, and inset strips.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Artful Improv!

    1 Video 1 Text 1 Download

  • Chapter #1 - Getting Started

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Chapter #2 - Improv Techniques - Improv Blocks and Angled Stripes

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #3 - Fearless Curves

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #4 - More Improv Techniques

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #5 -Tips and Tricks

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Chapter #6 - Putting it All Together

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Chapter #7 - Finishing it Up

    5 Videos 1 Text

  • Chapter #8 - Facing Demo

    1 Video

  • Next steps

    1 Video 1 Text