Quilt 2017 by the San Francisco Quilter’s Guild part 1

Here we have a selection of the more modern quilts from Quilt 2017 put on by the San Francisco Quilter’s Guild. Many of the quilts are from the Bee Modern group within the guild, an active modern quilting group. This is part 1 of 3, enjoy!

Time Out by Claudia Shearer

Time Out by Claudia Shearer

Time Out by Claudia Shearer

Time Out by Claudia Shearer

It's a Girl (Chimpanzee) by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

It’s a Girl (Chimpanzee) by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

It's a Girl (Chimpanzee) by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

It’s a Girl (Chimpanzee) by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Scraps by Joy-Lily

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Scraps by Joy-Lily

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Scraps by Joy-Lily

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Scraps by Joy-Lily

Eggsplosion by Carol Cislowski

Eggsplosion by Carol Cislowski

Eggsplosion by Carol Cislowski

Eggsplosion by Carol Cislowski

The Face of Human Trafficking by Joan Anyon

The Face of Human Trafficking by Joan Anyon

The Face of Human Trafficking by Joan Anyon

The Face of Human Trafficking by Joan Anyon

Anesthesia- Ali's Achievement by Holley Arbeit

Anesthesia- Ali’s Achievement by Holley Arbeit

Anesthesia- Ali's Achievement by Holley Arbeit

Anesthesia- Ali’s Achievement by Holley Arbeit

Cabin in the Woods by Joy-Lily

Cabin in the Woods by Joy-Lily

Climate Change by Joan Anyon

Climate Change by Joan Anyon

Fibonacci Sunshine by Dianne McCutcheon

Fibonacci Sunshine by Dianne McCutcheon

Fibonacci Sunshine by Dianne McCutcheon

Fibonacci Sunshine by Dianne McCutcheon

Modern Re-Leaf by Bee Modern Members, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Modern Re-Leaf by Bee Modern Members, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Modern Re-Leaf by Bee Modern Members, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Modern Re-Leaf by Bee Modern Members, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Petals by Letitia Chung

Petals by Letitia Chung

Petals by Letitia Chung

Petals by Letitia Chung

Swimming Pool by Barbara Strick

Swimming Pool by Barbara Strick

Swimming Pool by Barbara Strick

Swimming Pool by Barbara Strick

Never Again by Holley Arbeit

Never Again by Holly Arbeit

Never Again by Holley Arbeit

Never Again by Holly Arbeit

Kira's Modern Quilt by Anna Chan

Kira’s Modern Quilt by Anna Chan

Kira's Modern Quilt by Anna Chan

Kira’s Modern Quilt by Anna Chan

Turner's Morning Star by Joy-Lily

Turner’s Morning Star by Joy-Lily

Turner's Morning Star by Joy-Lily

Turner’s Morning Star by Joy-Lily

Hidden Gardens by Carol Damm

Hidden Gardens by Carol Damm

Hidden Gardens by Carol Damm

Hidden Gardens by Carol Damm

Nevertheless She Persisted by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Nevertheless She Persisted by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Nevertheless She Persisted by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Nevertheless She Persisted by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

The Elements- Air, Water, Earth & Fire by Carol Damm

The Elements- Air, Water, Earth & Fire by Carol Damm

The Elements- Air, Water, Earth & Fire by Carol Damm

The Elements- Air, Water, Earth & Fire by Carol Damm

Not Sushi by Letitia Chung

Not Sushi by Letitia Chung

Rum Raisin by Carol Damm

Rum Raisin by Carol Damm

Rum Raisin by Carol Damm

Rum Raisin by Carol Damm

Hopscotch by Dianne McCutcheon

Hopscotch by Dianne McCutcheon

Hopscotch by Dianne McCutcheon

Hopscotch by Dianne McCutcheon

 

Time for Stitch Modern 2017

It’s time again!!

Stitch Modern is a modern quilt show put on by the East Bay Modern Quilters at The Piedmont Center for the Arts. This will be our 6th annual show.  It’s a good one!

In conjunction with the show there are also several events. The opening night, Friday, April 7th, starting at 7PM, is always a good time AND a good time to see the quilts and meet the artists while enjoying refreshments.

There is also a workshop,  Making Prints out of Solids: Lines and Shapes with Maria Shell Saturday April 22nd. I think at this writing there are still a few places left. Details below!  And a community day SUNDAY, April 9th (mistype on the invite; it’s Sunday, not Friday). Plus presentations by Kathryn Clark and Sara Trail on Friday, April 21st. More details and photos below!

The gallery will be open Noon – 3:00 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 7-April 25.

We’ve also got several amazing events throughout the month. Please join us!

Community Sewing Day
Sunday, April 9 from noon-3:00 p.m.  

Join The East Bay Modern Quilters and the East Bay Heritage Quilters for an afternoon of making charity quilts for The Children’s Quilt Project. Fabric kits will be provided, bring your sewing machine or just bring yourself for an afternoon of sewing and good company. People new to sewing are welcome!

Lecture: Kathryn Clark and Sara Trail
Friday, April 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
The East Bay Modern Quilters are excited to present an evening with artist Kathryn Clark (http://www.kathrynclark.com) and Founder and CEO of “Social Justice Sewing Academy” Sara Trail (http://www.sjsacademy.com) as they each discuss their work and the intersection of quilting with social justice issues.

Refugee Stories by Kathryn Clark

Refugee Stories by Kathryn Clark

Trayvon, Rest in Power by Sara Trail

Trayvon, Rest in Power by Sara Trail

Workshop: Making Prints out of Solids: Lines and Shapes with Maria Shell
Saturday, April 22, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
This year Stitch Modern is pleased to offer Maria Shell’s workshop, Making Prints Out of Solids: Line & Shapes. From her website (http://mariashell.com/classes/) the description is: Using solid colored quilters cotton, students will learn how to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, chevrons, polka dots, and pointy shapes. While learning these new techniques students will also be given information about selecting a color palette, improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.

by Maria Shell

by Maria Shell

If you are interested in joining us, tickets are $85. Tickets are non-refundable, however, we will do our best to refund you if there is someone to take your spot. Click here for tickets.

The workshop starts at noon, so we suggest eating an early lunch beforehand; water, coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. Irons and ironing boards will be provided. You will need to bring your own sewing machine and a list of class supplies will be provided closer to the date of the workshop.

We think this will be an informative, inspiring class and look forward to seeing you there.

Quilter Spotlight: Darci Alexis

Darci Alexis has been active in the East Bay Modern Quilters, teaches, and is a new (and amazing) long arm quilter. A graphic designer and art director by trade, she sews, she pieces and she quilts. She also a new contributor to the popular See How We Sew blog and her own Darci Sews.

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We all saw Darci take to longarming so easily and are pretty excited to have another modern longarmer in our midst. Though truth be told Darci traverses through modern, traditional and just about ever style seamlessly. We’ll show some extra close-ups of her quilting along with sharing some of her quilts.

Enjoy!

The Feminist Quilt by Darci Alexis

The Feminist Quilt by Darci Alexis

Many of you have probably already seen her beautiful “Feminist Quilt”, which by the way, has a pattern now, here.

The Feminist Quilt by Darci AlexisE

The Feminist Quilt by Darci Alexis

Window: Embers by Darci Read

Window: Embers by Darci Alexis

Window: Embers by Darci Read

Window: Embers by Darci Alexis

Window: Embers by Darci Alexis

Window: Embers by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Happiness by Darci Alexis

Study in Purple by Darci Alexis

Study in Purple by Darci Alexis

Flower in a Square by Darci Alexis

Flower in a Square by Darci Alexis

Flower in a Square by Darci Alexis

Flower in a Square by Darci Alexis

Dutch Darlings by Darci Alexis, pattern by Christy Fincher

Dutch Darlings by Darci Alexis, pattern by Christy Fincher

Dutch Darlings by Darci Alexis, pattern by Christy Fincher

Dutch Darlings by Darci Alexis, pattern by Christy Fincher

Dutch Darlings by Darci Alexis, pattern by Christy Fincher

Dutch Darlings by Darci Alexis, pattern by Christy Fincher

Circuits by Darci Alexis

Circuits by Darci Alexis

Circuits by Darci Alexis

Circuits by Darci Alexis

Circuits by Darci Alexis

Circuits by Darci Alexis

Log Cabin Retreat Swap by Darci Alexis

Log Cabin Retreat Swap by Darci Alexis

Log Cabin Retreat Swap by Darci Alexis

Log Cabin Retreat Swap by Darci Alexis

back of Log Cabin Retreat Swap by Darci Alexis

back of Log Cabin Retreat Swap by Darci Alexis

Window: Healing By Darci Alexis

Window: Healing By Darci Alexis

Window: Healing By Darci Alexis

Window: Healing By Darci Alexis

Made of Stars by Darci Alexis

Made of Stars by Darci Alexis

Made of Stars by Darci Alexis

Made of Stars by Darci Alexis

Seed Patch by Darci Alexis

Seed Patch by Darci Alexis

Seed Patch by Darci Alexis

Seed Patch by Darci Alexis

Darci Alexis

Darci Alexis

The Power of 12 Exhibition at Bay Quilts

The December exhibition at Bay Quilts in Richmond, CA featured “Artwork from Five Years of Creative Expression” by “The 12×12 Challenge” alumnae.  The premise: 12 Women commit to creating 12 works of art in 12 months each measuring 12’x12″. The 12×12 groups meet monthly at Textile Dream Studio in Berkeley.

Here we have a selection of the pieces in the show (there were a total of 150 works!), followed by a little look-see into Bay Quilts, so scroll down for that!

Enjoy!

Metro 2 by Margo Carroll

Metro 2 by Margo Carroll

Metro 3 by Margo Carroll

Metro 3 by Margo Carroll

Metro 1 by Margo Carroll

Metro 1 by Margo Carroll

Wanderings in Red by Jan Etre

Wanderings in Red by Jan Etre

Wanderings in Blue by Jan Etre

Wanderings in Red by Jan Etre

Docked by Jane Voytek

Docked by Jane Voytek

Wonky Squares by Jane Voytek

Wonky Squares by Jane Voytek

Jojo's Dream (study #C-2) by Sue Fox

Jojo’s Dream (study #C-2) by Sue Fox

Jojo's Dream (study #B-2) by Sue Fox

Jojo’s Dream (study #B-2) by Sue Fox

Jojo's Dream (study #A-2) by Sue Fox

Jojo’s Dream (study #A-2) by Sue Fox

Black Blossoms 2 by Jan Etre

Black Blossoms 2 by Jan Etre

Ice Water by Catherine Sherman

Ice Water by Catherine Sherman

Sunset Sunset by Catherine Sherman

Sunset Sunset by Catherine Sherman

Improv Squares #1 by Claire Sherman

Improv Squares #1 by Claire Sherman

Liberated Star by Claire Sherman

Liberated Star by Claire Sherman

Knot My Problem by Mary Spadaro

Knot My Problem by Mary Spadaro

West Hawley Full Moon by Julie Oyle

West Hawley Full Moon by Julie Oyle

 

Tree too by Julie Oyle

Tree too by Julie Oyle

 

Treeform by Janet Mednick

Treeform by Janet Mednick

Twelve Seven by Marilyn Handis

Twelve Seven by Marilyn Handis

Mosaic Quilt by Mary Spadaro

Mosaic Quilt by Mary Spadaro

Moonrise by Lynn Koolish

Moonrise by Lynn Koolish

Improvisational Stained Glass by Claire Sherman

Improvisational Stained Glass by Claire Sherman

Urban Deci by Jo Magaraci

Urban Deci by Jo Magaraci

Sunrise by Suzanne Dura

Sunrise by Suzanne Dura

Stitches Are The Notes by Madelin Wolf

Stitches Are The Notes by Madelin Wolf

Sierra Morning by Jane Voytek

Sierra Morning by Jane Voytek

Shadowboxing by Mary Spadaro

Shadowboxing by Mary Spadaro

Where's My Flamingo by Diana Berry

Where’s My Flamingo by Diana Berry

West Hawley Winter Meadow by Julie Oyle

West Hawley Winter Meadow by Julie Oyle

Spinal Tap by Jo Magaraci

Spinal Tap by Jo Magaraci

For those of you who live anywhere near the San Francisco Bay Area or who travel here, there is a new fabric shop in town! I had heard about Bay Quilts, but didn’t really get it until I visited in person. Their huge selection of solids of so many varieties is a dream for the modern quilter.  Located right off Central Ave from either 80 or 580 in Richmond but on the edge of Albany, this new fabric store has an astounding selection of fabrics with lots of room to move, a gallery wall and Angie Woolman’s long arm services upstairs.

They have every single kona cotton color ($6.50 range/yd) color a variety of shots, peppered cotton, hand-dyed muslin, chambrays and yarn dyes. There is hand-dyed wool, hand-dyed silk-cotton, Azure Blue Textiles, Kasuri Dyeworks, Dyesmith Gradations. There are batiks, Japanese prints from Kokka, Echino, Lecien, Kona Bay and Daiwabo. There are organics from Mona Luna, Cloud 9, Birch and Art Gallery. And then prints from the usual suspects: Alexander Henry, Kaufman, Westminster, Riley Blake, Andover, In The Beginning, Art Gallery, Hoffman, Clothworks,  etc etc etc.

Here is a partial visual tour–

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Kona’s

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Shots

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Kasuri Dyeworks

Kasuri Dyeworks

Hand Dyed Silk Cotton

Hand Dyed Silk Cotton

DyeSmith Gradations

DyeSmith Gradations

Azure Blue Textiles

Azure Blue Textiles

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Batiks

Australian fabrics

Australian fabrics

Art by Abbey-Shane

Art by Abbey Shane

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Modern/Minimal, The Quilts of Cathy Miranker

There is a dedicated gallery space at the new Bay Quilts in Richmond, CA at which I was lucky enough to see Cathy Miranker‘s exhibition Modern/Minimal. A member of the San Francisco Quilters Guild, and Bee Modern (an SFQG sewing circle), Cathy is also an individual member of the Modern Quilt Guild and the Studio Art Quilt Associates.

I’ve run across Cathy Miranker’s quilts in other California shows and they always make it on the blog – they are modern, original, thoughtful and with an attention to detail that doesn’t compromise any improvisation. A wonderful body of work is represented in this show, and I hope to see more shows from modern quilters in this space!

Enjoy!

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Can't Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Can’t Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Can't Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Can’t Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Cirque du Couleur by Cathy Miranker

Cirque du Couleur by Cathy Miranker

Square Dance by Cathy Miranker

Square Dance by Cathy Miranker

Window of Opportunity by Cathy Miranker

Window of Opportunity by Cathy Miranker

Patch of Blue by Cathy Miranker

Patch of Blue by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Front of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Front of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Back of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Back of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Quilter Spotlight: Fern Royce

At the Sweet Adeline Bakeshop in Berkeley, California, a selection of Fern Royce‘s quilts were on display throughout the month of August. I’m a fan.

Fern Royce started sewing at age 10 and began quilting in 1995. Self-taught without the use of patterns, she studied books on Amish quilts, African American quilts, and antique quilts, among others. She cites the influence of Gwen Marston‘s “liberated quilting” improvisational movement, and she now teaches students to make their own quilts in the Bay Area.

Enjoy!Consider the Grey by Fern Royce

Consider the Grey by Fern Royce

Willy Nilly Triangles by Fern Royce

Willy Nilly Triangles by Fern Royce

Triangles on the Loose by Fern Royce

Triangles on the Loose by Fern Royce

What If? by Fern Royce

What If? by Fern Royce

Sunshine and Shadow by Fern Royce

Sunshine and Shadow by Fern Royce

Orange Study by Fern Royce

Orange Study by Fern Royce

Liberated Chinese Coins by Fern Royce

Liberated Chinese Coins by Fern Royce

Leftover's Again? by Fern Royce

Leftover's Again? by Fern Royce

Caleb's Star by Fern Royce

Caleb's Star by Fern Royce

Family Tree by Fern Royce

Family Tree by Fern Royce

Dancing Squares (above) and Color Study in Orange by Fern Royce

Floor Scraps #2 2013 Beaver Island Quilt Retreat by Fern Royce

Homage to Ben Nicholson by Fern Royce

Cut-Offs, 2014 Back Porch Fabrics, Pacific Grove by Fern Royce

Looks Like Jazz by Fern Royce

Spotlight: I Spy the Alphabet

Several members of the East Bay Modern Quilters have gotten in on the modern letter action using Terri Carpenter‘s I Spy the Alphabet paper piecing pattern to make projects with her ultra modern letters. I did too. So versatile. Take a look!

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

Quilt by Margaret Glendening using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

Quilt by Margaret Glendening using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com. This one was using 3/4 sized alphabet pieces.

Harper Pillow by Chancy Fessler using I Spy The Alphabet by thequiltedfox.com

Harper Pillow by Chancy Fessler using I Spy The Alphabet by thequiltedfox.com

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter in a banner format sewn by Carol Van Zandt

I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter in a banner format sewn by Carol Van Zandt

close-up of I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter in a banner format sewn by Carol Van Zandt

 

Quilter Spotlight: Pati Fried

Today we are spotlighting Pati Fried, a California-based “Modern Traditionalist” quilter, quilt pattern designer, teacher and speaker. The Guest Artist at this year’s Vallejo Piecemakers show Sew Amazing, it was great to see so many of her quilts in one place.

Founder of the “Indie Modern Quilters” group that meets 1st Thursdays at Wooden Gate Quilts, she is also a member of the East Bay Modern Quilters. She and Laura Nownes produce the popular sewing blog Sew How We Sew and she sells her patterns in her Etsy shop, though you may be seeing her at a guild near you with her busy speaking schedule this coming year.

Let’s take a look!

Give me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Give me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Give Me Liberty by Pati fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Give me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Give me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Give me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Tribute by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Tribute by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Tribute by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Tribute by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Let It Rain by Pati Fried

Let It Rain by Pati Fried

Let It Rain by Pati Fried

Let It Rain by Pati Fried

Shortcuts by Pati Fried

Shortcuts by Pati Fried

Shortcuts by Pati Fried

Shortcuts by Pati Fried

The Headlands by Pati Fried

The Headlands by Pati Fried

The Headlands by Pati Fried

The Headlands by Pati Fried

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried

Making Waves, piecing and pattern by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed, using Tidal Lace fabrics by Kim Andersson

Making Waves, piecing and pattern by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed, using Tidal Lace fabrics by Kim Andersson

Making Waves, piecing and pattern by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed, using Tidal Lace fabrics by Kim Andersson

Making Waves, piecing and pattern by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed, using Tidal Lace fabrics by Kim Andersson

Pop Rox hashtag quilt by Pati Fried, quilted by Terri Carpenter, thequiltedfox.com

Pop Rox hashtag quilt by Pati Fried, quilted by Terri Carpenter, thequiltedfox.com

Pop Rox hashtag quilt by Pati Fried, quilted by Terri Carpenter, thequiltedfox.com

Pop Rox hashtag quilt by Pati Fried, quilted by Terri Carpenter, thequiltedfox.com

Colorplay by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Colorplay by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Colorplay by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

Colorplay by Pati Fried, quilting by Kerry Reed

I love this Yardstick Sewing Tote!

Yardstick Sewing Tote by Pati Fried

Yardstick Sewing Tote by Pati Fried

Yardstick Sewing Tote by Pati Fried

Yardstick Sewing Tote by Pati Fried

Panel with Braid by Pati Fried

Panel with Braid by Pati Fried

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Known for her continuos braids, she designed a “Braid Trimmer” ruler that comes with simple instructions on how to make a braid.

Pati Fried's "Braid Trimmer"

Pati Fried’s “Braid Trimmer”

Pati Fried

Pati Fried

Quilter Spotlight: Pam Rocco

Pam Rocco, whose work I have been admiring in numerous California quilt shows, came to Stitch Modern to teach a workshop “Quilting by the Seat of your Pants”. Enjoyed by all.

From Santa Cruz, she is the vice president  of the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. Besides being a sought after teacher, she has had a monthly column, Words to Quilt By in the Quilter’s Newsletter magazine. Her improv style is easily recognizable with her use of bright, bold and ethnic fabrics.

Pam has been quilting for more than 40 years and received her formative training when she was in Appalachia with the Teacher Corps in 1969 and met women who inspired her to learn how to quilt.

Pam’s quilts have been heavily influenced by other cultures and she feels that her best work is often ad libbed – made up on the spur of the moment using whatever is at hand.  She sees quilting as a salvage art, incorporating both new and used materials to play with form and color. In her world, almost anything can be incorporated into a quilt once you learn how to see design possibilities everywhere you look.

Take a look at her work!

Pam Rocco with Darci Read at her workshop "Quilting by the Seat of Your Pants" at the 2016 Stitch Modern Exhibition at The Piedmont Center for the Arts

Pam Rocco with Darci Read at her workshop “Quilting by the Seat of Your Pants” at the 2016 Stitch Modern Exhibition at The Piedmont Center for the Arts

Metropolis by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin. 40"x62". 2015

Metropolis by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin. 40″x62″. 2015

Metropolis by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin. 40"x62". 2015

Metropolis by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin. 40″x62″. 2015

 Tumblebirds by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin 39" x 66". 2015

Tumblebirds by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin 39″ x 66″. 2015

 Tumblebirds by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin 39" x 66". 2015

Tumblebirds by Pam Rocco, quilted by Tami Levin 39″ x 66″. 2015

Circuit Board by Pamela Rocco, quilted by Louise Goodenough

Circuit Board by Pamela Rocco, quilted by Louise Goodenough

Circuit Board by Pamela Rocco, quilted by Louise Goodenough

Circuit Board by Pamela Rocco, quilted by Louise Goodenough

Tinnie Dell's Window by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Tinnie Dell’s Window by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin, inspired by a photo on p. 12 of Gee Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

Tinnie Dell's Window by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Tinnie Dell’s Window by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin, inspired by a photo on p. 12 of Gee Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

Cursive by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Cursive by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Cursive by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Cursive by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Hatchet by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Hatchet by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Hatchet by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Hatchet by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco, Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco, Quilted by Susan Spencer.

One-Corner Log Cabin by Pamela Rocco

One-Corner Log Cabin by Pamela Rocco

One-Corner Log Cabin by Pamela Rocco

One-Corner Log Cabin by Pamela Rocco

My Way by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, California. Quilted by Susan Spencer, Scotts Valley, California.

My Way by Pamela Rocco, Quilted by Susan Spencer

My Way by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, California. Quilted by Susan Spencer, Scotts Valley, California.

My Way by Pamela Rocco, Quilted by Susan Spencer

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

House Plan by Pam Rocco

House Plan by Pam Rocco

House Plan by Pam Rocco

House Plan by Pam Rocco

Basket Weave by Pam Rocco

Basket Weave by Pam Rocco

Basket Weave by Pam Rocco

Basket Weave by Pam Rocco

Bakuba Cloth by Pam Rocco

Bakuba Cloth by Pam Rocco

A Handful of Scraps by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

A Handful of Scraps by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

A Handful of Scraps by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

A Handful of Scraps by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin

Stitch Modern 2016: Part 2

Here is have the second half of the quilts from the 5th annual Stitch Modern show put on by the East Bay Modern Quilters. Though my photos leave something to be desired, The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a beautiful place to see the quilts in person.

Enjoy!

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

 

 

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Stacked Coins - I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins – I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins - I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins – I Ching by Michelle Wyman

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

 

 

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Hifi by Kathy Grady

Hifi by Kathy Grady

 

Bits and Pieces by Stacey Sharman

Bits and Pieces by Stacey Sharman

Untitled by Linda Hlady

Untitled by Linda Hlady

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox.com)

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox.com)

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith