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.
Finally we have the coverage of the 5th annual Stitch Modern exhibit at the Piedmont Center of the Arts. An uncurated group show by members of the East Bay Modern Quilters, the 4 week long exhibition also had a number of events and special guest speakers and teachers we will be spotlighting after we get through all the quilts. Here is the first batch.
Am off to Quilt Market tomorrow. Can’t wait to take in the exhibition and report back. Also have a line of tonals out right now. So I had some projects made for Quilt Market out of a simple doodle made into a fun print. It’s called “Improv”!
I decided to make a quick quilt, and did a spontaneous “stack and wack” technique ( I am told). Once I started doing it I figured it must be an actual thing. It was too logical. No fabric wasted, just cut fabric together and shuffle and sew the blocks. I did a very Improv look of course!
There is more to the story of the I Spy the Alphabet quilt pattern by Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox. We’ll show you in a bunch of projects later on!
I’ll be back after market! Ta ta for now!
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!
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: