Amish: The Modern Muse

Amish: The Modern Muse at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles runs in two parts.  The first part goes through January 10th, then the second part through March 1st 2015.

The museum asked local modern quilt guilds to submit quilts inspired by Amish quilts but with a modern take. The East Bay Modern Quilters, the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild and the South Bay Modern Quilt Guild gladly participated, and after being curated by San Francisco artist Joe Cunningham, it was decided to run the show in two groups. Good news, as there will be more marvelous quilts to post in January!

Alas this is my last post of the year, but the Plaid Portico will be back mid January with coverage of the second round of Amish: The Modern Muse, coverage of some up and coming designers doing cool things,and then some pretty comprehensive coverage of QuiltCon.

Happy New Year in advance!

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter 

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Look Who's Walking by Karen Foster, 2014.

Look Who’s Walking by Karen Foster, 2014.

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

MacAmish by Carole Rossi, 2014

MacAmish by Carole Rossi, 2014

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Baby Rox Grow Quilt

So glad to finally show you the “Baby Rox Grow” quilt! Ann Haley designed this oh-so cute-quilt, I pieced the top, Angie Woolman quilted it and we got it to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh just in time. I love Ann’s quilt pattern designs and she’s coming out with a line of them we’ll be sure to keep you updated on.

It’s a quick modern baby quilt that has a measuring tape ribbon included for clocking an ambitious baby’s growth.  Ann Haley has experience writing quilt instructions for quilting books and magazines and has had several of her own projects published in magazines.

We’ve put together a kit to make this quilt at my Etsy store for $49.75, which includes the pattern, all the fabric for the quilt top and the binding, including the cotton measuring tape ribbon. Optional to get a coordinating Pop Rox fabric for the backing also.

I have included extra photos here to show off Angie Woolman‘ s quilting.  Enjoy!

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

 

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Six

Here is the sixth and final post of my curated Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition coverage. The show is put on by the East Bay Heritage Quilters.  You can find links to the other posts here if you want to see more:

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five

Enjoy!

Yellow by Lynn Koolish

Yellow by Lynn Koolish

Yellow by Lynn Koolish

Yellow by Lynn Koolish

Untitled by Angie Woolman

Untitled by Angie Woolman

Untitled by Angie Woolman

Untitled by Angie Woolman

My Morning Read by Carolyn Weil

My Morning Read by Carolyn Weil

My Morning Read by Carolyn Weil

My Morning Read by Carolyn Weil

Endangered II by Priscilla Read

Endangered II by Priscilla Read

Endangered II by Priscilla Read

Endangered II by Priscilla Read

Mistakes Were Made (Indigo Rings) by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made (Indigo Rings) by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made (Indigo Rings) by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made (Indigo Rings) by Stacey Sharman 

Fun With Freddy by Dorothy North, quilted by Lori Atwood

Fun With Freddy by Dorothy North, quilted by Lori Atwood

Fun With Freddy by Dorothy North, quilted by Lori Atwood

Fun With Freddy by Dorothy North, quilted by Lori Atwood

Japanese Treasure Chest by Mary Mashuta

Japanese Treasure Chest by Mary Mashuta

Japanese Treasure Chest by Mary Mashuta

Japanese Treasure Chest by Mary Mashuta

Olive My Love by Jane Toro, from a design by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by New Pieces

Olive My Love by Jane Toro, from a design by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by New Pieces

Olive My Love by Jane Toro, from a design by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by New Pieces

Olive My Love by Jane Toro, from a design by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by New Pieces

Finding the Music by Claire Sherman

Finding the Music by Claire Sherman

Finding the Music by Claire Sherman

Finding the Music by Claire Sherman

Let's Meet-Up by Deanna Davis

Let’s Meet-Up by Deanna Davis

Let's Meet-Up by Deanna Davis

Let’s Meet-Up by Deanna Davis

Flow by Karen Garrison, quilted by Angie Woolman

Flow by Karen Garrison, quilted by Angie Woolman

Flow by Karen Garrison, quilted by Angie Woolman

Flow by Karen Garrison, quilted by Angie Woolman

Little Women by Pat Bailey, from a design by Noelle's Handcrafted Specialties'

Little Women by Pat Bailey, from a design by Noelle’s Handcrafted Specialties’

Little Women by Pat Bailey, from a design by Noelle's Handcrafted Specialties'

Little Women by Pat Bailey, from a design by Noelle’s Handcrafted Specialties’ 

Night Swirls by Sonia Callahan

Night Swirls by Sonia Callahan

Night Swirls by Sonia Callahan

Night Swirls by Sonia Callahan

Chinese Coins, Japanese Ombre by Julie Banfield, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Chinese Coins, Japanese Ombre by Julie Banfield, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Chinese Coins, Japanese Ombre by Julie Banfield, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Chinese Coins, Japanese Ombre by Julie Banfield, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Tomato and Cheddar by Lisel Schwarzenbach

Tomato and Cheddar by Lisel Schwarzenbach

Tomato and Cheddar by Lisel Schwarzenbach

Tomato and Cheddar by Lisel Schwarzenbach

AND, stopping by the Cotton Patch booth, I also met lovely Jennifer Sampou, fabric designer extraordinaire with her new Shimmer fabric collection with Robert Kaufman.

Jennifer Sampou in front of Daybreak Quilt by Jaybird Quilts using the Shimmer fabric collection by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman

Jennifer Sampou in front of Daybreak Quilt by Jaybird Quilts using the Shimmer fabric collection by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Two

This week we will continue our coverage of the Voices in Cloth quilt show. For a look back at Part One and my top ten from the show, click HERE.  The rest of the coverage will be continuous, I promise!  Enjoy! (and stay tuned… 50 more quilts to go!)

Wedding Quilt by Sheret Goddard

Wedding Quilt by Sheret Goddard

Wedding Quilt by Sheret Goddard

Wedding Quilt by Sheret Goddard

Yikes! Stripes! by EBHQ Silk Club

Yikes! Stripes! by EBHQ Silk Club

Yikes! Stripes! by EBHQ Silk Club

Yikes! Stripes! by EBHQ Silk Club

Miles to Go by Nancy Bardach

Miles to Go by Nancy Bardach

Miles to Go by Nancy Bardach

Miles to Go by Nancy Bardach

Shadows by Lisa Carey

Shadows by Lisa Carey

Shadows by Lisa Carey

Shadows by Lisa Carey

Floral Hexagons by Lisa Doyen

Floral Hexagons by Lisa Doyen

Floral Hexagons by Lisa Doyen

Floral Hexagons by Lisa Doyen

Bento Box for Mary Ann by Gwen McMillan, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Bento Box for Mary Ann by Gwen McMillan, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Bento Box for Mary Ann by Gwen McMillan, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Bento Box for Mary Ann by Gwen McMillan, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Yasuko's Midnight Garden by Barbara Ramsey

Yasuko’s Midnight Garden by Barbara Ramsey

Yasuko's Midnight Garden by Barbara Ramsey

Yasuko’s Midnight Garden by Barbara Ramsey

Forever by Giny Dixon

Forever by Giny Dixon

Forever by Giny Dixon

Forever by Giny Dixon

Flywheel Rondo III by Nancy Bardach, quilted by Angie Woolman

Flywheel Rondo III by Nancy Bardach, quilted by Angie Woolman

Flywheel Rondo III by Nancy Bardach, quilted by Angie Woolman

Flywheel Rondo III by Nancy Bardach, quilted by Angie Woolman

Ombre Love by Susan Peck, design by Christine Barnes

Ombre Love by Susan Peck, design by Christine Barnes

Ombre Love by Susan Peck, design by Christine Barnes

Ombre Love by Susan Peck, design by Christine Barnes