Stitch Modern 2016: Part 2

Here is have the second half of the quilts from the 5th annual Stitch Modern show put on by the East Bay Modern Quilters. Though my photos leave something to be desired, The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a beautiful place to see the quilts in person.

Enjoy!

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

 

 

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Stacked Coins - I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins – I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins - I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins – I Ching by Michelle Wyman

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

 

 

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Hifi by Kathy Grady

Hifi by Kathy Grady

 

Bits and Pieces by Stacey Sharman

Bits and Pieces by Stacey Sharman

Untitled by Linda Hlady

Untitled by Linda Hlady

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox.com)

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox.com)

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Stitch Modern 2015

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:

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Water's Edge by Andre Morand

Water’s Edge by Andre Morand

Water's Edge by Andre Morand

Water’s Edge by Andre Morand

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Faults by Susan Paulukonis

Faults by Susan Paulukonis

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Justine's Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine’s Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine's Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine’s Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Crossroads "15" by Sue Mary Fox

Crossroads “15” by Sue Mary Fox

 

Crossroads "15" by Sue Mary Fox

Crossroads “15” by Sue Mary Fox

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Hand Dyes Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Hand Dyes fabric by Kim Schafer

Hand Dyes Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Hand Dyes fabric by Kim Schafer

Biased Opinion by Pati Fried

Biased Opinion by Pati Fried

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carlini. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carlini. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Stacey Sharman

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Stacey Sharman

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Kristen Takakuwa

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Kristen Takakuwa

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Margaret Glendenning

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Margaret Glendenning

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Chancy Fessler

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Chancy Fessler

QuiltCon 2015: Handwork category quilts

Yes, handwork and modern quilting do go hand in hand.  Actually almost all quilting traditions and techniques can be seen in some way in the quilts at QuiltCon and other modern quilting exhibitions.  Maybe it’s the aesthetic that defines the modern quilting “movement”?, and that in itself is also broad. But there is definitely something going on! And I like it.

The Handwork category was sponsored by Sulky. There was more than one quilt (and even in other categories) that were made as a call to create quilts using one of Sherri Lynn Wood’s improv scores from her new book The Improv Handbook for the Modern Quilter.   To honor that we’ll start out with one of Sherri Lynn Wood’s quilts and will end, as usual, with the winners of the category.

Here are the quilts from the handwork category, QuiltCon 2015:

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015: Improvisation category quilts Part 2!

Here we have the second installment of the improvisation category of quilts from QuiltCon 2015, including the award winners in this category. Scroll down!

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

Abby's Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Abby’s Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Abby's Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Abby’s Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015

This Way by Tricia Royal. Chicago, IL. 3rd Place, Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015

This Way by Tricia Royal. Chicago, IL. 3rd Place, Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

Amish: The Modern Muse Part II

So excited to see the second installment of the Amish: The Modern Muse at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  It did not disappoint!  It struck me as quite dramatic as I entered the gallery room. The exhibition goes until March 1st so if you are in the area, head down there! There is nothing like seeing quilts in person, plus the larger exhibition of Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection is NOT to be missed.

The show was curated by San Francisco Artist Joe Cunningham, and includes quilts submitted by East Bay Modern Quilters, the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild and the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.

Enjoy!

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

Striped Amish by Pamela Rocco

A Shot of Amish by Margaret Glendening

A Shot of Amish by Margaret Glendening

A Shot of Amish by Margaret Glendening

A Shot of Amish by Margaret Glendening

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Amish Modern I by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Amish Modern I by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Amish Modern I by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Amish Modern I by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Bar Fly by Rhonda Ludwico

Bar Fly by Rhonda Ludwico

Bar Fly by Rhonda Ludwico

Bar Fly by Rhonda Ludwico

Amish Stripes by Linda Hlady, quilted by Terry Carpenter

Amish Stripes by Linda Hlady, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Amish Stripes by Linda Hlady, quilted by Terry Carpenter

Amish Stripes by Linda Hlady, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Diamonds and Jewels by Tina Michalik

Diamonds and Jewels by Tina Michalik

Diamonds and Jewels by Tina Michalik

Diamonds and Jewels by Tina Michalik

Churned by Linda Sinclair

Churned by Linda Sinclair

Churned by Linda Sinclair

Churned by Linda Sinclair

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman

Joseph's Stars by Claire Sherman

Joseph’s Stars by Claire Sherman

Joseph's Stars by Claire Sherman

Joseph’s Stars by Claire Sherman

Complementary Reflection by Karen Maple

Complementary Reflection by Karen Maple

Complementary Reflection by Karen Maple

Complementary Reflection by Karen Maple

Dad's Amish Pants by Michelle Sullivan

Dad’s Amish Pants by Michelle Sullivan

Dad's Amish Pants by Michelle Sullivan

Dad’s Amish Pants by Michelle Sullivan

Ben's Quilt by Wendeanne Ke'aka Stitt

Ben’s Quilt by Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt

Ben's Quilt by Wendeanne Ke'aka Stitt

Ben’s Quilt by Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt

East bay Mini Composition by (L-R, top to bottom) Terry Carpenter, Kristen Takakuwa, Chancy Fessler, Linda Hlady, Stacey Sharman, Margaret Glendening, Terri Carpenter, Claire Sherman, Linda Hlady

East Bay Mini Composition by (L-R, top to bottom) Terri Carpenter, Kristen Takakuwa, Chancy Fessler, Linda Hlady, Stacey Sharman, Margaret Glendening, Terri Carpenter, Claire Sherman, Linda Hlady

Mini Quilt 12"x12" by Stacey Sharman

Mini Quilt 12″x12″ by Stacey Sharman

Peppermint Pinwheels and The Carnival Quilt

Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels did the most amazing Carnival Quilt with Pop Rox, though I am not surprised and you will see why when you see some of her other quilts here!

Founder of East Bay Modern Quilters (Formerly The East bay Modern Quilt Guild) and their annual show Stitch Modern, Stacey also teaches around Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area.  She can most often be found teaching at the fabulous A Verb for Keeping Warm, which is kind enough to host the last Tuesday of the month meetings of East Bay Modern Quilters.

She has a lovely and active Etsy shop Peppermint Pinwheels with baby play mats, digital patterns, baby blankets and more. And if you’re in the area, watch for her lecture and trunk show at The Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild April 18th meeting.

Hope you enjoy her Carnival Pop Rox quilt and views of some of her other yummy quilts!

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Back of The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Back of The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The X Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The X Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Detail of Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Detail of Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Embers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Embers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Black Circles by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Black Circles by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Turquoise Circles Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Turquoise Circles Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Diamond Crib Quilt by Stacey Sharman

Blue and White Diamond Crib Quilt by Stacey Sharman

The Confetti Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Confetti Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Scrappy Wagon Wheels for Max by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Scrappy Wagon Wheels for Max by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Code by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Code by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Linen and Denim Stripe Block Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Linen and Denim Stripe Block Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue Flowers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue Flowers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Colorblock Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Colorblock Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

New York Beauty by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

New York Beauty by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red & Turqoise quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red & Turqoise quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Impovisational Split Log Cabin by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Impovisational Split Log Cabin by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

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 One.

Well, I have been waiting to begin the coverage of the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition, and I can’t wait any little longer. So we will intersperse coverage of the show with continuing coverage of the Pop Rox project round-up. The Voices in Cloth 2014 Exhibition, put on by the East Bay Heritage Quilters was at the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond waterfront near the end of March for 2 days only. A dramatic space, a bustling crowd and great local vendors added to the exhibition buzz.

There were some trends in this group of curated quilts, mostly from local northern California quilters. There were a lot of silks, linens and other than standard quilting cotton used.  There were hand-dyed fabric and batiks, and quite a bit of Asian influence. There were interesting combinations of traditional fabrics in modern quiet designs and modern fabrics in more traditional quilt designs. And many art quilts. And lots of color!

As usual, you are subject to the whim of my curatorial eye. I just take pictures of the quilts I really like. Now I am going to show you my top ten favorite quilts from the show (in no particular order) I have 60 more quilts to go so this will be a several part series.  Here are the first few and my favs, all for different reasons:

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

 

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Stitch Modern

Stitch Modern. Love that title. Its the second annual exhibition of the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild. Beautiful quilts!

In case you are in the San Francisco Bay area, it is absolutely worth checking out in person.  Through February 24th at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-3.  Plus of course its open during Stitch Modern Special Events.

Too many photos to sort through for one post so this will be divided into 4 entries over the next week, so stay tuned…

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Happiness by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

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Happiness by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

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Finding Your Way by Lauren Hungler of “I Want To Cut You”, quilted by Dawn Schwab

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detail of Finding Your Way by Lauren Hungler of “I Want To Cut You”, quilted by Dawn Schwab

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Cosmos by Kristen Takakuwa

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Cosmos by Kristen Takakuwa

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back side of Cosmos by Kristen Takakuwa

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Linked In by Danielle Collins

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detail of Linked In by Danielle Collins

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Diamonds by Tara Faughnan

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detail of Diamonds by Tara Faughnan

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Garden Poiesis by Sharona Fishrup

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Garden Poiesis by Sharona Fishrup

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Untitled by Shannon Ward Storms

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Untitled by Sharon Ward Storms