Find your intuitive, unique way of making patterns in our supportive, creative mentoring community.

Why BravePatch?

We bring together improv quiltmakers who are ready to break free from patterns and embrace our own unique style, so that we can follow our truth, unleash our imaginations, and express our emotions to create beautiful quilts that reflect our unique journeys. We are a ‘school’ that learns and grows from improvising together.

What Is Creative Community Mentoring?

Our community is built on a heart-centered approach that recognizes improvisational quilt making as a profound creative life practice. 

We get your improv quilts and value the unique vision and voice that you bring. We welcome you into this space as both mentee and mentor. Our commitment to community mentoring and creative connections is the soul and value of BravePatch membership.

What Our Members Have Made

The Results You'll Get

Our community, courses, and memberships are pretty special. We’re focused on the ways it will make a huge difference in your life.

Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do as a member of BravePatch:

  • Discover your unique quilting style through the freedom of improv quilting.
  • Connect and learn from other quiltmakers, sharing imaginative ideas and techniques.
  • Engage your emotions and experiences to express your truth through your unique and beautiful quilts.

We host Member to Member interviews where one member gets to know about another member's quilting practice and their creative journey. These are a great way for all of us to learn from each other. Check out the excerpt below from Mary and Susan. Their full conversation is available inside. 

Who Is BravePatch for?

BravePatch is an inclusive and dynamic community designed for:

  • Quilters: From traditional quiltmakers seeking a fresh perspective to those diving into quiltmaking for the first time, BravePatch is your creative home.

  • Makers: Whether you're an experienced craftsperson or just starting your creative journey, BravePatch welcomes makers of all kinds.

  • Improvisers: Embrace the spontaneity of improvisational quilt making. Join us to explore new possibilities and push the boundaries of your artistic expression.

  • Textile Artists: If you work with fabrics and fibers to create art, BravePatch offers a supportive space to enrich and inspire your creative journey.

All skill levels are welcome. At BravePatch, skill is not a barrier; it's a bridge. Whether you're a novice eager to learn or an advanced practitioner seeking new challenges, our community is here to inspire and support you.

When You Join Today

When you join BravePatch today, you’ll get access to our:

  • Improv Quilt Making Resource Library: Engage with our unique, comprehensive resources that includes a series of exclusive tutorials by Sherri Lynn Wood, author of The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, designed to guide you through improv fundamentals. You'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create unique quilts that embody your individual style and personal journey.
  • Quilting Gallery: Participate in our community's virtual quilt gallery where members display their recent creations. Sharing your work will provide inspiration for others while also receiving feedback to further refine your craft and celebrate your unique quilting style.
  • Quilter Connections: Join in weekly gatherings, where members can discuss various topics related to improvisational quilting. This shared space encourages the exchange of creative ideas, techniques, and the sharing of experiences which further strengthens your connection to the quilting community and broadens your improv quilting knowledge.

What Our Members Say

Join Our Vibrant Community

We invite you to become a part of BravePatch, where your creative journey will lead you to more truth, love, and artistic expression. Together, we'll cultivate a nurturing environment that encourages growth, innovation, and deep connections.

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. Your generosity makes community happen for all. It's all the same community. Read more to determine where you fall on the sliding scale.

Each plan has the option for monthly or annual rates. You'll find details inside each plan.

If you're already a member of BravePatch, sign in here or download the app below for easy access on your phone.

Note: by joining you agree to be added to Sherri Lynn Wood's email list for news about BravePatch, improv quilting workshops and other improv happenings.

Illustrations on this page by Nina Yagual.