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.
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!
I love this Yardstick Sewing Tote!
Known for her continuos braids, she designed a “Braid Trimmer” ruler that comes with simple instructions on how to make a braid.
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.
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:
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!
And more quilts from the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition:
Ok, we’re almost 3/4 of the way through here…at least as far as the quilts go. There is more to share beyond the quilts themselves and we’ll see how much I can muster together for you this month.
For those just tuning in, these are quilts showing at Stitch Modern, the second annual exhibition of the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. On through February 24th, Fri, Sat, Sun 12-3, plus during Stitch Modern Special Events…
Voila! More quilt gorgeousness…