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