Making Do with Old Clothes and a Pair of Scissors: a workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood

Today I’m excited to invite everyone to an upcoming workshop taught by Sherri Lynn Wood on Saturday May 20, 2017, hosted by the San Francisco Quilt Guild…(that’s my guild!)

Discover the satisfaction of transforming old clothes into striking functional quilts that carry meaning and message. Learn deconstruction strategies for preserving elements like pockets, plackets, necklines, and sleeve curves.

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Quilt by Sherri Lynn Wood

Stabilize and combine different types and weights of materials, including silk, linen, knits, poly, wool, and denim. Build scissor “muscles” along with ruler-free rotary cutting confidence, incorporate stash scraps, and learn how to compose with natural fitting shapes and bleeds.

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Quilt by Sherri Lynn Wood
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Quilt by Sherri Lynn Wood
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Quilt by Sherri Lynn Wood

Register for Sherri’s class >>>

Making Do with Old Clothes and a Pair of Scissors!

Saturday May 20th, 2017 — Sherri Lynn wood — at the Community Room of the Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt John V Young Street, San Francisco. 

Register online through the SFQG. Enrollment is $70 for SFQG members, $85 for nonmembers.

Sherri Lynn Wood 

Sherri is a local Bay Area resident, well-known  quilter, and author of The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters – A Guide to Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously.

“She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for twenty-five years, and blogs about it at Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft, QuiltCon, and numerous modern and traditional guilds across the country. In 2016, she [was] an artist in residence at Recology, the San Francisco dump.” (quoted from Sherri’s website)

Visit Shari’s website to learn more about her and her work at


San Francisco Quilt Guild Sewcials & Workshops

The SFQG recruits stellar teachers from near and far, from within our own guild and as far away as Switzerland! These workshops offer an opportunity to master new techniques, explore the design process, play with color, pick up tips and tricks from both teachers and fellow students, build friendships and have fun.

Check out all of our upcoming sewcials in 2017>>>

1 Comment

  1. Beautiful. I’ve seen people do this with baby clothes, and recently friends commissioned a memorial quilt made from the woman’s running/race tees. Such an inspired way to remember people/times in your life/favorite garments, and/or just reuse & keep costs down.

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