The BRAVEPATCH GROOVE with Sherri Lynn Wood

Improv Quilting from the Heart

Welcome to Our Brave Space!

In Brave Patch we are passionate about becoming wholehearted improvisers through our patchwork, and in our lives.

We get your improv quilts here at BravePatch. Where you can quilt with your heart and soul rather than following instructions.

     Find your flow.

          Expand your creative edge.

               Discover your artistic voice. 

                    Explore freedom from perfection.

                         Develop your quiltmaking practice.

Many improvising quiltmakers have no one near them who understands what they’re making. Their traditional quilting friends nod their heads and remark that it’s interesting. They watch their local quilt guild members struggle to make perfect points and struggle over their color choices. Does this sound like you?

Now you can gather at BravePatch to find others who have tasted freedom from perfection by cutting up any fabric—quilting cottons, thrifted shirts, old denims, vintage linens and more—and making quilts that express the essence of yourself. 

Join us in September for an exclusive FLASHBACK replay of Irene Roderick's guest appearance in the Modern Improv Curves series earlier in 2023 and for the September 8 GrooveTime where we'll PAUSE to REFLECT & SHARE with two members sharing a body of their work—inspiration for all!

Good for all skill levels and experiences.

Living, Quilting, Creating Courageously

Inside you'll find a multi-verse of curious and courageous makers, passionate about the liberating practice of improv quilting. Together we are becoming flexible thinkers, wholehearted creators, and restorative agents of change within our communities. 

Improvising with patchwork has always been a restorative life practice that has helped me heal, grow and find my agency in the world. In this brave space you have the freedom to share your creative journey, your truth, your wisdom, and to tell and rewrite your stories in patchwork.

Practice Makes Practice 

Brave Patch 2023 

Illustration by Nina Yagual @beautifulhoodcrumb


makes progress
UPs your skill level
creates new habits
builds confidence
brings clarity

increases flow
generates joy
nourishes your creativity
is a form of self-care

clear • play • fuel • generate • reflect

Get into the rhythm of PRACTICE this year with Sherri Lynn Wood & the Brave Patch Groove 

  • Find your flow

  • Build your skills

  • Clarify your vision

  • Celebrate and learn from other dynamic improvisers and makers

In 2023 our monthly Groove Time sessions (live on Zoom) will follow a quarterly rhythm of practice:

  • Month 1: PLAY and flow with an Improv Mashup Sew-along 
  • Month 2: FUEL up with a demo or guest speaker
  • Month 3: REFLECT and share your current creative work and receive community feedback and support.

In addition:

CLEAR inner and outer space and invite the Practice Makes Practice mindset with monthly posts and journal prompts with BravePatch member, mental health therapist and founder of Creator's Wellbeing, Cora Drew

PLAY via Monthly Mashup Prompts - fun, spontaneous, warm-ups to help you find your flow. The prompts are announced live once a month and compiled randomly from member suggested design and poetic prompts. At the first Groove Time of every quarter we'll sew the monthly Improv Mashup in community.  

GENERATE via Quarterly Creative Intentions are in-depth, self-directed, community supported opportunities to explore and expand your creative edge, and develop your vision through a quarterly quilt project focused with intention on Shape / Technique / Color / Composition consecutively. 

Read more about our 2023 theme, Practice Makes Practice = Nourishing Flourishing Quilt Making on Sherri Lynn's blog. 

2023 Monthly GrooveTime Schedule

We meet live on zoom as a community once a month. Meeting dates are updated quarterly. All GrooveTime sessions are live on zoom and recorded for unlimited replay.

Saturday, January 7, 12–2 pm est 
PLAY: FREE Curve Improv Mashup Scrap Play Class/BravePatch open house

Saturday, February 4, 5–6:30 pm est

FUEL: Practice Makes Practice Mindset with Cora Drew

Tuesday, March 7, 8–9:30 pm est

REFLECT: Share your work w/BravePatch Groove Members & Sherri Lynn Wood

Saturday, April 1, 12–2 pm edt

PLAY: Improv Mashup Sew-Along Flow

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12–2 pm edt

FUEL: Skill Building / Curve-echo hand-quilting demo w/Sherri Lynn Wood

Friday, June 2, 2023 8–9:30 pm edt

REFLECT: Share your work w/BravePatch Groove Members & Sherri Lynn Wood

Saturday, July 15, 2023 11 am–1 pm edt

PLAY: Improv Mashup Sew-Along Flow

Friday, August 4, 2023 8–9:30 pm edt
FUEL: Skill Building • Bias Strip S-Curve Demo with Sherri Lynn Wood

Friday, September 8, 2023 8–9:30 pm edt
REFLECT: Share your work w/BravePatch Groove Members & Sherri Lynn Wood 


PLAY: Improv Mashup Sew-Along Flow


FUEL: Skill Building Demo or Guest (TBD)


REFLECT Year End Celebration, Share your work w/BravePatch Groove Members

You do you! We get your improv quilts! 

Discover focused, guided and connected opportunities to explore improv quilting YOUR WAY and as a creative life practice with me, Sherri Lynn Wood. Together we will explore the flexible patterns that shape our quilts and our relationships in life.

In addition to our monthly community meetings, you can

  • Join a weekly sew-along or finishing group
  • Join a monthly book club
  • Listen and participate in Member-to-Member interviews 
  • Share your works in progress (WIPs), inspirations, finished quilts for feedback and encouragement
  • Explore our extensive library of demo and improv fundamentals and GrooveTime archives
  • Attend free workshop after-sew parties
  • Receive discounts to my livestream workshops and enjoy continued access to your replays
  • Be a part of the conversation shaping and furthering the practice of contemporary, abstract piecing and improvisational quilting

About Our Sliding Scale 
Membership Plans

Join according to your ability to pay. The Standard Plan will work for most. If you have less, pay less. If you have more, consider paying more. It's all the same community. Your generosity makes community happen for all. Read more to determine where you fall on the sliding scale.

Vision is something we make together.

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