We all have something to say and the textile medium can be ideal for heightening the impact of our self-expression. We are inspired by the ideas of Tonya Ricucci in Word Play Quilts (out of print), but presented in a direct and formulaic way with tips and tricks learned from experience. This is an improvisational technique that can be used to make precision pieced or wonky results. We’ll practice a few common constructions and then you’ll try your hand at a phrase or two or even a short poem. Then we'll spend a moment to consider common graphic design principles for setting your words into an intentional background.