San Francisco Quilt Guild Show Coming Up (2 days left for advance sales on tickets)

Good Morning Creative People,

I attended, and worked at, my quilt guild’s monthly meeting on Monday night. Because I was coming back from my vacation, spending the day working at creating a home for my future art studio, and single handedly working the raffle we have before our meeting, I completely spaced on preparing for a fantastic blog post!! Please forgive my newby faux pas!!

I could have taken photos of Sue Fox and Julia McLeod’s wonderful inspiring talk and trunk show. Beautiful, modern and traditional mixed silk and other fabrics quilts collaboratively created together. Please check out their website to see photos that should be right here!! I’m learning, thank you for your patience and support as I learn this business of reporting and sharing of the creations we all love to see and get inspired by for our own innovations.

Please check out their website to see what photos I didn’t take! https://silkandsalvage.com

Sue Fox is also a member of the SF Quilters Guild. Here’s a link to get yourselves to the San Francisco Quilters Guild quilt show coming on March 22-23, 2019

www.sfquiltersguild.org through February 28 it’s $10 for both days of the quilt show   $15 for the 2 days after that. I’ll be there, hope to see you!

In the meantime, I will be posting what strikes my fancy!! May your day be what you want it to be.   Lisa

 

 

From the Snow

Good afternoon from the Sierra Mountains in California.

I come up here every year at this time to Bass Lake. I like the winter because I don’t have to hear any motorboats or jet skis. I like the quiet for a change from being in the city. I do enjoy the children and teens playing in the snow. Lots of sledding down a little hill and snowball throwing! Since I haven’t lived in snow for about 35 years, I thrill at the sight of snowflakes falling silently. It’s magic! And waking up to every leaf, needle and branch glistening in the rising sunshine, takes my breath away. Of course I had to run out and take photos!!

My sewing studio for a few days.

Doesn’t really show the sparkles, must use imagination!!

My favorite is to hike up onto a mountain with a waterfall cascading down to the lake, icicles dripping from rocks above the water. Granite rocks at the top of a path with educational signs telling of the Mono Indigenous peoples who lived here, and still do in the area. Next time I come, I will visit the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork, a nonprofit run by Mono native peoples depicting the history of their land, way of life, art, and what’s happening now.

I loved this blue “stripe” in the water!!

I also bring sewing, and projects. never just one, right?! I can spread out on the kitchen/dining table, living room floor, and design, piece and sew. This year some of what I am working on are projects inspired by Karen Eckmeier aka The Quilted Lizard. Karen came to our guild, EBHQ, did workshops and an educational meeting. A delightful person!

I love lizards, have had unusual and beautiful experiences with them (just learned that they immunize ticks!!) Here are some photos of her and her creations, her books, and my inspired art.

 

Karen Eckmeier’s Wearable Waves book
This was the jacket she wore the night I met her and bought her book. Even more beautiful in real life.
More of her books and styles.
The beginning of my sweatshirt make over. From stains and old, to a new longer jacket with additions at the bottom, and color, while keeping most of the original design I liked so much.
Couldn’t bring all of my stash 😦 so will have to go digging when I get home!!

Happy Saturday! My daughter yelled out the car window to people on the street, much to my son’s chagrin when they were 8 and 13!!

Hope you’re having a great weekend. What projects are you working on in between weekend-goings-on? Lisa

Watching Amazing Women and Girls work hard on Children’s quilts to give to those who need them

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The East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild (EBHQ) creates and gives away about 1500 quilts each year to children in hospitals, foster care and after “natural” disasters. They also make and give adult quilts for the hurricanes, floods, fires, tsunami’s, earthquakes. I think this is not an anomaly, other quilt guilds do this too. The African American Quilt Guild of Oakland asks each member to make one each year to give away as part of their membership.

I’m including the photos I took today of these mothers and daughters and their quilt guild mentor who worked on a number of “kits” ready to go out to other people who finish them. It is indeed a labor of love! In this EBHQ Quilt Guild, years ago Deanna Davis started this project. When she was alive, she stored all the fabric that was given to the guild for the quilts, and sewed many of them herself. Now it is up to many people in the guild, and those who come to help, to bring them forth and out to those in need.

The top photo shows Ellie with her mother Maria Belshaw of Orinda, working on this quilt with the help of Paula Zurowski, long time member of EBHQ.


Mother, Daughter and Mentor
Mother, Daughter and Mentor
This photo shows Kris and Katherine Leamy of Lafayette, again working with Paula Zurowski, moving back and forth between the two mother/daughter quilters.
Here’s a doll or stuffed animal quilt I made in an EBHQ workshop where we all made something for children in long term treatment in hospitals.

So, have fun being creative in whatever ways you enjoy! And have a great Sunday. So nice to have the sun shining after all the much needed rain.

Warmly, Lisa Carey

Good Morning From a New Voice

Hello Creative People,

I’m happy to say that I am resuming The Plaid Portico from the wonderful Carol Van Zandt. She is graciously teaching me how to take over her job of networking, reporting on events, sharing many of your beautiful quilts, and more.

I am thrilled to start this endeavor, as I have wanted to be blogging. She has shown me how many of you come to this site. Seeing each other’s quilts are very inspiring. And I find that other forms of art inform mine.

Sometimes in the face of what’s happening in this country, I wonder if my art is really contributing to making the world a better place. Then I look on the many forms of creativity, including the sounds of beautiful soothing or exciting music, the smells of artful cooking, beautifully pruned trees and landscaped gardens, the hard work of small farmers who grace the farmer’s market tables with the beauty of their labors and I know that whatever each one of us chooses to do with their own creativity (many more ways than I have listed), I know that because we are creative creatures, it’s what we must do!!!

Here in northern central California, we are having another so needed rainy day!! I look forward to walking in my beloved Nature, hearing the water rushing, breathing in the smells, viewing the sites, listening to the birds in Nature brought to us by the greatest creator of all!!!

May you enjoy this new day. In immense gratitude, Lisa Carey

Redwood Park in Oakland California is a favorite place of mine, the soaring redwood trees, the quiet sounds of the forest, the bright green of our rainy season. Here’s a photo I took of the creative way that the regional park workers have shored up the bank of the now rushing stream to protect the trail from slipping down. Remember Lincoln Logs?

Sayonara

It’s now time to pass the reins. I enjoyed creating this blog and photographing quilt exhibitions and highlighting the work of quilters I met along the way. Now I’m more interested in actually creating quilts than reporting on it and while I am retiring from the Plaid Portico, I am thrilled that the Plaid Portico still lives on–and images of all the quilts that are on it too. Lisa Carey has generously offered to take over the blog, and it will still be about quilts, though curated through a new lens.  Thank you Lisa, and thank you all for tuning in, and happy creating!

Carol Van Zandt

Sharing a few of the last things I’ve work on as my final sign-out! Enjoy!

by Carol Van Zandt

by Carol Van Zandt. quilting by Hello Stitch

By Carol Van Zandt

By Carol Van Zandt, quilting by Hello Stitch

Quilt back by Carol Van Zandt, quilting by Hello Stitch

Shirt quilt by Carol Van Zandt. Quilting by Hello Stitch

Shirt quilt by Carol Van Zandt. Quilting by Hello Stitch

Tux Shirt by Carol Van Zandt. Quilting by Hello Stitch

Tux Shirt by Carol Van Zandt. Quilting by Hello Stitch

by Carol Van Zandt

Curtains by Carol Van Zandt

Happy Trails!

The Quilts from Stitch Modern 2017

Here we have the quilts from Stitch Modern 2017, an exhibition put on annually by the members of East Bay Modern Quilters at the Piedmont Center for the Arts.

Rosetta by Daniel Rouse

Rosetta by Daniel Rouse

Rosetta by Daniel Rouse

Rosetta by Daniel Rouse

Color Valleys by Joel Ignacio

Color Valleys by Joel Ignacio

Color Valleys by Joel Ignacio

Color Valleys by Joel Ignacio

Wall of Words by Pati Fried

Wall of Words by Pati Fried

Wall of Words by Pati Fried

Wall of Words by Pati Fried

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Sequestration by Stacey Sharman

Sequestration by Stacey Sharman

Sequestration by Stacey Sharman

Sequestration by Stacey Sharman

We Are United by Margaret Glendening

We Are United by Margaret Glendening

We Are United by Margaret Glendening

We Are United by Margaret Glendening

Untitled by Patricia Smith, quilted by Sue Fox

Untitled by Patricia Smith, quilted by Sue Fox

Untitled by Patricia Smith, quilted by Sue Fox

Untitled by Patricia Smith, quilted by Sue Fox

Holloway Brooch 2017 by Birgit Hottenrott

Holloway Brooch 2017 by Birgit Hottenrott

Holloway Brooch 2017 by Birgit Hottenrott

Holloway Brooch 2017 by Birgit Hottenrott

Maya's Quilt by Kathy Grady

Maya’s Quilt by Kathy Grady

Maya's Quilt by Kathy Grady

Maya’s Quilt by Kathy Grady

Hugs and Kisses pieced by Kirsten Hosemann

Hugs and Kisses pieced by Kirsten Hosemann

Hugs and Kisses pieced by Kirsten Hosemann

Hugs and Kisses pieced by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Fern Royce

Untitled by Fern Royce

Untitled by Fern Royce

Untitled by Fern Royce

Untitled by Alice McCain

Untitled by Alice McCain

Untitled by Alice McCain

Untitled by Alice McCain

The Jean Wells Quilt by Alison Schmidt

The Jean Wells Quilt by Alison Schmidt

The Jean Wells Quilt by Alison Schmidt

The Jean Wells Quilt by Alison Schmidt

Spiky Swirls by Cathy Roha

Spiky Swirls by Cathy Roha

Spiky Swirls by Cathy Roha

Spiky Swirls by Cathy Roha

Spain in My Heart by Ashley Nickels

Spain in My Heart by Ashley Nickels

Spain in My Heart by Ashley Nickels

Spain in My Heart by Ashley Nickels

Shoo Fly or not Shoo Fly by Kristen Takakuwa

Shoo Fly or not Shoo Fly by Kristen Takakuwa

Primal Code by Kathy Grady

Primal Code by Kathy Grady

Nine-patch- Another Rainy Day in Berkeley by Sue Mary Fox

Nine-patch- Another Rainy Day in Berkeley by Sue Mary Fox

Nine-patch- Another Rainy Day in Berkeley by Sue Mary Fox

Nine-patch- Another Rainy Day in Berkeley by Sue Mary Fox

Memory Lane by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Alethea Ballard

Memory Lane by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Alethea Ballard

Memory Lane by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Alethea Ballard

Memory Lane by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Alethea Ballard

Lift Off by Chancy Fessler and EBMQ, quilted by Sue Fox

Lift Off by Chancy Fessler and EBMQ, quilted by Sue Fox

Lift Off by Chancy Fessler and EBMQ, quilted by Sue Fox

Lift Off by Chancy Fessler and EBMQ, quilted by Sue Fox

Improv Stars by Claire Sherman

Improv Stars by Claire Sherman

Improv Stars by Claire Sherman

Improv Stars by Claire Sherman

Helenite by Anna Carloni

Helenite by Anna Carloni

Helenite by Anna Carloni

Helenite by Anna Carloni

Green Energy by Lynn Crook

Green Energy by Lynn Crook

Green Energy by Lynn Crook

Green Energy by Lynn Crook

Elephant and I , pieced by Jennifer Sampou, quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Elephant and I , pieced by Jennifer Sampou, quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Elephant and I , pieced by Jennifer Sampou, quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Elephant and I , pieced by Jennifer Sampou, quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Four Directions by Michelle Wyman

Four Directions by Michelle Wyman

Four Directions by Michelle Wyman

Four Directions by Michelle Wyman

Balancing Act by Lynn Crook

Balancing Act by Lynn Crook

4 Square at the Shed by Mary Burnett and Kristen Takakuwa, quilted by Kristen Takakuwa

4 Square at the Shed by Mary Burnett and Kristen Takakuwa, quilted by Kristen Takakuwa

#feministquilt by Darci Read Alexis

#feministquilt by Darci Read Alexis

#feministquilt by Darci Read Alexis

#feministquilt by Darci Read Alexis

Quilts from Quilt 2017 by the San Francisco Quilt Guild, part 3 of 3

Here we have part 3 of 3 of my selections from Quilt 2017, put on by the San Francisco Quilt Guild. Enjoy!

Note: My time on this blog is winding down. If anyone is interested in taking it over please contact me. In the meantime, it will stay up indefinitely as there are a lot of quilts on record here, and I may still contribute from time to time.

diamond back by Sue Fox

diamond back by Sue Fox

diamond back by Sue Fox

diamond back by Sue Fox

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Color Study V by Freddy Moran

Color Study V by Freddy Moran

Color Study V by Freddy Moran

Color Study V by Freddy Moran

City by Karen Stern, quilted by Sue Fox

City by Karen Stern, quilted by Sue Fox

City by Karen Stern, quilted by Sue Fox

City by Karen Stern, quilted by Sue Fox

Whimsical Logs by Letitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant

Whimsical Logs by Letitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant

Whimsical Logs by Letitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant

Whimsical Logs by Letitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant

Hazy Day by Lelitia Chung

Hazy Day by Lelitia Chung

Hazy Day by Lelitia Chung

Hazy Day by Lelitia Chung

And A Door Opened by Caroline Cory

And A Door Opened by Caroline Cory

And A Door Opened by Caroline Cory

And A Door Opened by Caroline Cory

City Block by Lee Schulstad, quilted by Diane Torres

City Block by Lee Schulstad, quilted by Diane Torres

City Block by Lee Schulstad, quilted by Diane Torres

City Block by Lee Schulstad, quilted by Diane Torres

Hunderwasser by Freddy Moran

Hunderwasser by Freddy Moran

Hunderwasser by Freddy Moran

Hunderwasser by Freddy Moran

Birds of a Feather by Gloria Mille

Birds of a Feather by Gloria Mille

Birds of a Feather by Gloria Mille

Birds of a Feather by Gloria Mille

Give Me Silver and Gold by Betty Tang-Fitzpatrick

Give Me Silver and Gold by Betty Tang-Fitzpatrick

Give Me Silver and Gold by Betty Tang-Fitzpatrick

Give Me Silver and Gold by Betty Tang-Fitzpatrick

Rainbow Squared by Dianne McCutcheon

Rainbow Squared by Dianne McCutcheon

Rainbow Squared by Dianne McCutcheon

Rainbow Squared by Dianne McCutcheon

LIke a Prayer Wall- A meditation for world peace by Leonard Pinna, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkaste and Sue Fox

LIke a Prayer Wall- A meditation for world peace by Leonard Pinna, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkaste and Sue Fox

LIke a Prayer Wall- A meditation for world peace by Leonard Pinna, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkaste and Sue Fox

LIke a Prayer Wall- A meditation for world peace by Leonard Pinna, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkaste and Sue Fox

periwinkle dream by Sue Fox

periwinkle dream by Sue Fox

periwinkle dream by Sue Fox

periwinkle dream by Sue Fox

Not A Four Patch by John Maxwell, quilted by Sue Fox

Not A Four Patch by John Maxwell, quilted by Sue Fox

Not A Four Patch by John Maxwell, quilted by Sue Fox

Not A Four Patch by John Maxwell, quilted by Sue Fox

R4-9P by Catherine Sherman & Sue M. Fox

R4-9P by Catherine Sherman & Sue M. Fox

R4-9P by Catherine Sherman & Sue M. Fox

R4-9P by Catherine Sherman & Sue M. Fox

Tomato & Tangerine by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Tomato & Tangerine by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Tomato & Tangerine by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Tomato & Tangerine by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

tropical #4 by Sue Fox

tropical #4 by Sue Fox

tropical #4 by Sue Fox

tropical #4 by Sue Fox

View from the Zenana by Joy-Lily

View from the Zenana by Joy-Lily

View from the Zenana by Joy-Lily

View from the Zenana by Joy-Lily

Part 2, Quilts from Quilt 2017

Part 2, here we go! Selections of quilts from Quilt 2017, put on by the San Francisco Quilt Guild. Enjoy!

Explosion 4 by Barbara Strick

Explosion 4 by Barbara Strick

Explosion 4 by Barbara Strick

Explosion 4 by Barbara Strick

Finding the Grey Area by Diane Torres

Finding the Grey Area by Diane Torres

Finding the Grey Area by Diane Torres

Finding the Grey Area by Diane Torres

Linda's Frame-Up by Joy-Lily

Linda’s Frame-Up by Joy-Lily

Linda's Frame-Up by Joy-Lily

Linda’s Frame-Up by Joy-Lily

Fade Into Blue by Claudia Shearer

Fade Into Blue by Claudia Shearer

Fade Into Blue by Claudia Shearer

Fade Into Blue by Claudia Shearer

big logs by Barbara Strick

big logs by Barbara Strick

big logs by Barbara Strick

big logs by Barbara Strick

Baby Bricks by Adrienne Hickman, quilted by Laura Lee Fitz

Baby Bricks by Adrienne Hickman, quilted by Laura Lee Fitz

Baby Bricks by Adrienne Hickman, quilted by Laura Lee Fitz

Baby Bricks by Adrienne Hickman, quilted by Laura Lee Fitz

For Shoowa by Julie Scribner

For Shoowa by Julie Scribner

For Shoowa by Julie Scribner

For Shoowa by Julie Scribner

Out of the Blue by Claudia Shearer

Out of the Blue by Claudia Shearer

Out of the Blue by Claudia Shearer

Out of the Blue by Claudia Shearer

Star by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Star by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Star by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Star by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Sirmione by Barbara Strick

Sirmione by Barbara Strick

Sirmione by Barbara Strick

Sirmione by Barbara Strick

Signs by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Signs by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Signs by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Signs by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

The Triangle Variations by Cathy Miranker

Untitled by Carolyn Kotner, quilted by Lori Atwood

Untitled by Carolyn Kotner, quilted by Lori Atwood

Untitled by Carolyn Kotner, quilted by Lori Atwood

Untitled by Carolyn Kotner, quilted by Lori Atwood

What do you Sea? By Carol Cislowski

What do you Sea? By Carol Cislowski

What do you Sea? By Carol Cislowski

What do you Sea? By Carol Cislowski

What's the Message by Kenan Shapero

What’s the Message by Kenan Shapero

What's the Message by Kenan Shapero

What’s the Message by Kenan Shapero

Untitled by Juna Carle, quilted by Teresa Silva

Untitled by Juna Carle, quilted by Teresa Silva

Untitled by Juna Carle, quilted by Teresa Silva

Untitled by Juna Carle, quilted by Teresa Silva

X Marks the Spot by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

X Marks the Spot by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

X Marks the Spot by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

X Marks the Spot by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Scrappy Jewels by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Scrappy Jewels by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Scrappy Jewels by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Scrappy Jewels by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

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.