Kawandi Adventure: Quilts by Margaret Fabrizio

A visit to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles with some of my quilter friends was a treat, as there were several exhibitions on (plus the company was superb).  Today we will cover one of the exhibitions, Kawandi Adventure: Quilts by Margaret Fabrizio.

Fabrizio was inspired by a 2011 exhibition of Kawandi at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco. Kawandi is a hand sewing technique used by the Siddi women of Karnataka, India. She was intrigued enough to travel to India and spend two weeks with some Siddi women learning about their technique. They appeal to me because of my love for textiles, but as quilts, I love the improvisational aspect.

After this we will cover the A Common Thread exhibit, which I think was quite extraordinary and well curated. Though before that a little blogcation is in order…Hope you are enjoying your summer and enjoy the Kawandi Adventure!

Madder Plaids by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Madder Plaids by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Madder Plaids by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Madder Plaids by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Plaids Gone Mad by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Plaids Gone Mad by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Plaids Gone Mad by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Plaids Gone Mad by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Stripes by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Stripes by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Stripes by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Stripes by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014.

Tiger by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012.

Tiger by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012.

Tiger by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012.

Tiger by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012.

Very Red by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Very Red by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Very Red by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Very Red by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Blue Bicycle by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Blue Bicycle by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Blue Bicycle by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Blue Bicycle by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Blew the Blues by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Blew the Blues by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Blew the Blues by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Blew the Blues by Margaret Fabrizio, 2013

Four Roses by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Four Roses by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Four Roses by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

Four Roses by Margaret Fabrizio, 2012

To Be or Not To Be by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014

To Be or Not To Be by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014

To Be or Not To Be by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014

To Be or Not To Be by Margaret Fabrizio, 2014

Could Be 2 by Margaret Fabrizio, 2015

Could Be 2 by Margaret Fabrizio, 2015

Could Be 2 by Margaret Fabrizio, 2015

Could Be 2 by Margaret Fabrizio, 2015

Luna Lounge Project Round-up

Today we’re doing a Luna Lounge project round-up and have tons of cool projects to show. Next up will be coverage of the Common Thread Exhibition at The San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles.

Many of these projects were also displayed at the Andover Fabrics booth at Quilt Market. We have projects from Patchwork Posse, Fat Chick Quilts, Claire Sherman, Lindsay Sews, and Anna Carloni, and patterns by Sew Sweetness, Noodlehead, MADE, Sew Scatterbrained, Green Bee Patterns, Abbey Lane, Two Little Banshees, Emmaline Bags and Pink Hippo Quilts.

It’s super fun sharing fabric and collaborating with such talented designers and sewists. Link to the pattern source by clicking on the photo–some are even free downloads or tutorials!

twisted-ribbon-table-runner-tutorial

Twisted Ribbon table runner by Patchwork Posse

Spinning Star Block by Lindsay Sews

Spinning Star Block by Lindsay Sews, tutorial on Craftsy

Dear Watson Bag, pattern by Sew Scatterbrained, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts using Luna Lounge

Dear Watson Bag, pattern by Sew Scatterbrained, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Aragon Bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Aragon Bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Aragon Bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Aragon Bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Ship Shape Tote, sewn by Anna Carloni, pattern by Green Bee Patterns, using Luna Lounge fabric

Ship Shape Tote, sewn by Anna Carloni, pattern by Green Bee Patterns

Divided Basket pattern Noodlehead, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Divided Basket pattern Noodlehead, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Super Tote, pattern by Noodlehead, sewn by Anna Carloni

Super Tote, pattern by Noodlehead, sewn by Anna Carloni

Beatle Bag, pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag, pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag, pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag, pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

The Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

The Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

The Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

The Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Luna quilt by Claire Sherman, original design

Luna quilt by Claire Sherman, original design

Square placemat by Claire Sherman. Original design.

Square placemat by Claire Sherman. Original design.

Harry Hippo pattern by Two Little Banshees, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Harry Hippo pattern by Two Little Banshees, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Gerald the Giraffe pattern by Sweet Briar Sisters, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Gerald the Giraffe pattern by Sweet Briar Sisters, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Monster Pencil Bag by Fat Chick Quilts

Monster Pencil Bag by Fat Chick Quilts

First Day Dress by MADE, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

First Day Dress by MADE, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

First Day Dress by MADE, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

First Day Dress by MADE, sewn by Fat Chick Quilts

Vortex Quilt by Marian Galliam for Pink Hippo Quilt

Vortex Quilt by Marian Gallian for Pink Hippo Quilts, free download available

Vortex Quilt by Marian Gallian for Pink Hippo Quilts

Vortex Quilt by Marian Gallian for Pink Hippo Quilts

Bateau Garden Dress by Winter Wear Designs

Yay! The Bateau Garden Dress looks so good. So happy Winter Wear Designs, part of Pattern Revolution, played with Luna Lounge, and used one of her original patterns to boot.  I always love what she does. The Bateau Garden dress is patterned for size 1-14 girls, and comes with great skirt and back options. That and so many more cool patterns available on at Winter Wear Designs on Etsy. Susanne Winter took so many great photos (she’s a pro, for real), I can share several.

Then she followed it up with the adorable Happy Bikini and Puperita Coverup  by Puperita Patterns. Love it!

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Bateau Dress by Winter Wear Designs in Luna Lounge

Happy Bikini and Puperita Coverup by Puperita Patterns

Happy Bikini and Puperita Coverup by Puperita Patterns

Happy Bikini and Puperita Coverup by Puperita Patterns

Happy Bikini and Puperita Coverup by Puperita Patterns

We’ll be showing more Luna Lounge projects this week and then will cover the Common Thread show at the San Jose Museum of Textiles and we have some book reviews and designer spotlights this summer, along with coverage of any other quilt shows we run across…

Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far!

 

 

Stitch Modern 2015

Finally we get to the Stitch Modern 2015 exhibition, the 4th annual show of the East Bay Modern Quilters. A non-juried exhibition, members of the group all submit a quilt if they like and we end up getting at least 1 up on the wall from anyone who brings them.

I must also mention that we have awesome events that go with this show every year.  This year we had:
• A lively lecture from Joe Cunningham, titled “Biased and Edgy: My Career in Quilts
• A workshop with Kathryn Clark: ‘Modern Quilts with a Message: Designing Quilt Blocks for Today’s Stories.
• A Stitch Up event–An afternoon of sewing in memory of Deanna Davis
• The now annual Family and Community Activity Day, including quilting demos
• The best opening party yet!

Oh, and many many thanks to Joel Ignacio, of Joey’s Planting, for letting me use many of his photographs here. An amazing quilter, gardener, graphic designer, AND photographer, he takes the photos for our social media pages. (I had a major fail with half of my photographs the day I took them. Thank you for the rescue Joel!)

The exhibition takes place at the Piedmont Center for the Arts and plans are underfoot for next year so stay tuned for that. Let’s take a look at the wide variety and wonderful quilts in this year’s show:

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Water's Edge by Andre Morand

Water’s Edge by Andre Morand

Water's Edge by Andre Morand

Water’s Edge by Andre Morand

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Faults by Susan Paulukonis

Faults by Susan Paulukonis

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Justine's Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine’s Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine's Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine’s Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Crossroads "15" by Sue Mary Fox

Crossroads “15” by Sue Mary Fox

 

Crossroads "15" by Sue Mary Fox

Crossroads “15” by Sue Mary Fox

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Hand Dyes Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Hand Dyes fabric by Kim Schafer

Hand Dyes Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Hand Dyes fabric by Kim Schafer

Biased Opinion by Pati Fried

Biased Opinion by Pati Fried

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carlini. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carlini. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Stacey Sharman

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Stacey Sharman

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Kristen Takakuwa

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Kristen Takakuwa

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Margaret Glendenning

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Margaret Glendenning

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Chancy Fessler

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Chancy Fessler

Capitola Quilter

I first met Karen Foster, THE Capitola Quilter, at the Sewing Summit in …2012? Wow, time flies. I remember her because she was from Capitola and I have always loved Capitola, a wonderful town by the sea, south of Santa Cruz, California. So fun to meet up with her again at QuiltCon 2015 after only seeing her on social media.

Founding member of Santa Cruz chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild and member of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, Karen is also one of the main cats in the Quilt Design a Day group and has a staggering number of designs under her belt. Known to frequent quilt retreats, she is an active organizer and participant of quilt challenges, swaps and bees… AND a prolific quilter, blogger and instagrammer.

But really it’s her passion for fabric and quilts and sewing that spur all of this, and she has so many wonderful projects and how to’s to share. I’ve had a super fun time meandering through her blog putting this together and highly recommend a follow on this one.

Yes, and she played with Luna Lounge and made not one quilt, but 2, both of which made it to Quilt Market at the Andover booth. I love what she did. Ripple Strudel in the grey color way, has a great tutorial. Then Dig Deep in the neutrals is based on the Stacked Bricks pattern, one of Pam Rocco’s Fibonacci series patterns for Quilter’s Newsletter and free online.

So we’ll show you shots of both of those, and then follow with many of her other wonderful quilts. Most images have links to more details and the tutorials. SO jealous she gets to take photos of her quilts by the ocean….clearly also an influence in her beautiful quilts!

Enjoy!

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster, the Capitola Quilter

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster, the Capitola Quilter

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster

Dig Deep by Karen Foster using Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt

Dig Deep by Karen Foster using Luna Lounge. Pattern based on Pam Rocco’s Stacked Bricks, Fibonacci series.

Dig Deep by Karen Foster

Dig Deep by Karen Foster

Back of Dig Deep by Karen Foster

Back of Dig Deep by Karen Foster

IG Mini by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

IG Mini by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

xPlus Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

xPlus Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Look Who's Walking by Karen Foster

Look Who’s Walking by Karen Foster

Goats Askew by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Goats Askew by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Old Italian Block Wedding Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Old Italian Block Wedding Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Rip Curl by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Rip Curl by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Bird's Cradle Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Bird’s Cradle Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Redwood Grove by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter. Wedding Gift.

Redwood Grove by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter. Wedding Gift.

Ring Around The Briar Roses by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Ring Around The Briar Roses by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Time To Garden by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Time To Garden by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Capitola Quilter

Capitola Quilter

The Quilted Fox and Planetarius

Today we get to meet Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox.  An active member of the East Bay Modern Quilters, Terri is also the go to person for those in the know around here for quilting to fit with their modern pieced quilts.  And lucky for me, Terri designed an oh-so-cool quilt using Luna Lounge. It’s called Planetarius AND there is a marvelous tutorial. It had a fun time in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2015. Speaking of tutorials, check out Terri’s tutorial for drawstring backpacks.

An initiator of round robin and charity quilts, Terri was also a key coordinator of the show “Amish:The Modern Muse” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Her quilt ‘Flock of Starlings” (below)  won first place in the piecing, small, category at QuiltCon 2013, and her quilt “Squared Repeat” is published in the book “Amish Quilts, The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish.  Currently doing “52 Weeks of Stitching” on her blog, she shares her sewing projects each week.

So that is a little bit about the humble, but pretty amazing and versatile Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox.  Oh, and shhh….word has it she will be teaching in the future, probably with her popular I Spy the Alphabet Quilt–pattern in progress! You know here at The Plaid Portico we like to share the stories about the people we meet along the way, and I just want to say it is just about my favorite thing. Color me inspired.

Now, let’s have a look at Planetarius and all of Terri’s quilts that we mentioned plus more!

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter using Luna Lounge fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter using Luna Lounge fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

Back of Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

Back of Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter.  Pattern coming soon!

Drawstring Backpacks By Terri Carpenter

Drawstring Backpacks By Terri Carpenter using “Tidal Lace” fabric by Kim Andersson

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Diving Deeper by Terri Carpenter

Diving Deeper by Terri Carpenter, using “Tidal Lace” fabric by Kim Andersson

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Plus One More by Terri Carpenter

Plus One More by Terri Carpenter

Flock of Starlings by Terri Carpenter

Flock of Starlings by Terri Carpenter. 1st Place Piecing, Small, category, QuiltCon 2013

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter. Published in “Amish Quilts – The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter. Published in “Amish Quilts – The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish

Simple Math by Terri Carpenter

Simple Math by Terri Carpenter

Hexi Star Mini by Terri Carpenter

Hexi Star Mini by Terri Carpenter

Joe Cunningham at Stitch Modern

We were lucky enough to have Joe Cunningham speak as one of our Stitch Modern special events. Stitch Modern is the annual show of the East Bay Modern Quilters and we will be covering the entire exhibition in a week or so, so stay tuned for that.

Joe the Quilter came to sing to us, talk to us and joke with us- as is his way- and of course to show us his remarkable quilts and talk about quilting and art. He sews every bit of his large, mostly square quilts himself – some by hand, most by machine.  Originally a musician, Joe has been a professional quilter for 35+ years. Having initially delved deeply into the history and traditions of quilts and techniques, his original quilts are unique and sought after. With eleven books under his belt, and quilts in permanent collection of museums, he is a popular lecturer and workshop teacher.

And before I forget, Joe Cunningham is doing a retreat with Patricia Belyea at St. Andrew’s Retreat House on the Hood Canal near Seattle, Washington in November.  Session 1 is Sunday, November 8th to Friday, November 13th with the theme “Pattern as Metaphor”. Session 2 is Friday, November 13th to Wednesday, November 18th with the theme “Folk Ways”. More info can be found at Okanarts.com

So let’s have a gander at some of the quilts Joe shared with us. To see more there is a gallery on his website, and more stories and information has well as photos on his blog.

We all had a good time with Joe.

Joe Cunningham at Stitch Modern 2015

Joe Cunningham at Stitch Modern 2015

Patchwork Quilt by Joe Cunningham, 74x47, 2012

Patchwork Quilt by Joe Cunningham, 74×47, 2012

detail of Patchwork Quilt by Joe Cunningham, 74x47, 2012

detail of Patchwork Quilt by Joe Cunningham, 74×47, 2012

Winter Twister by Joe Cunningam, 73x69, 2010

Winter Twister by Joe Cunningam, 73×69, 2010

Winter Twister by Joe Cunningam, 73x69, 2010

Winter Twister by Joe Cunningam, 73×69, 2010

The Higgs Explained by Joe Cunningham, 72x74, 2013

The Higgs Explained by Joe Cunningham, 72×74, 2013

detail of The Higgs Explained by Joe Cunningham, 72x74, 2013

detail of The Higgs Explained by Joe Cunningham, 72×74, 2013

1871 by Joe Cunningham, 86x75, 2012

1871 by Joe Cunningham, 86×75, 2012

detail of 1871 by Joe Cunningham, 86x75, 2012

detail of 1871 by Joe Cunningham, 86×75, 2012

Job's Tears by Joe Cunningham, 2015

Job’s Tears by Joe Cunningham, 2015

detail of Job's Tears by Joe Cunningham, 2015

detail of Job’s Tears by Joe Cunningham, 2015

Luke Haynes in his American Context by Joe Cunningham, 74x74, 2012

Luke Haynes in his American Context by Joe Cunningham, 74×74, 2012

detail of Luke Haynes in his American Context by Joe Cunningham, 74x74, 2012

detail of Luke Haynes in his American Context by Joe Cunningham, 74×74, 2012

 

Bed, after Rauschenberg by Joe Cunningham, 52x64, 2013

Bed, after Rauschenberg by Joe Cunningham, 52×64, 2013

Bed, after Rauschenberg by Joe Cunningham, 52x64, 2013

Bed, after Rauschenberg by Joe Cunningham, 52×64, 2013

Cerberus Missing His Constellation by Joe Cunningham, 72x72, 2013

Cerberus Missing His Constellation by Joe Cunningham, 72×72, 2013

Cerberus Missing His Constellation by Joe Cunningham, 72x72, 2013

detail of Cerberus Missing His Constellation by Joe Cunningham, 72×72, 2013

New Lone Star by Joe Cunningham

New Lone Star by Joe Cunningham

New Lone Star by Joe Cunningham

New Lone Star by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham 2014

by Joe Cunningham 2014

by Joe Cunningham 2014

by Joe Cunningham 2014

Quilt Back by Joe Cunningham 2014

Quilt Back by Joe Cunningham 2014

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham

by Joe Cunningham