Stitch Modern 2016: Part 1

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.

Enjoy!

Window: Embers by Darci Read

Window: Embers by Darci Read

Window: Embers by Darci Read

Window: Embers by Darci Read

Challenge #1 by Inta Faulk

Challenge #1 by Inta Faulk

Challenge #1 by Inta Faulk

Challenge #1 by Inta Faulk

Geezer Quilt #4: Big Fish, Small Pond by Sue Mary Fox

Geezer Quilt #4: Big Fish, Small Pond by Sue Mary Fox

Geezer Quilt #4: Big Fish, Small Pond by Sue Mary Fox

Geezer Quilt #4: Big Fish, Small Pond by Sue Mary Fox

Improv in Yellow by Lynn Crook

Improv in Yellow by Lynn Crook

Improv in Yellow by Lynn Crook

Improv in Yellow by Lynn Crook

Give Me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Give Me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Give Me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Give Me Liberty by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Handcrafted Round Robin, pieced by Rita Nguyen, Anna Carloni, Terri Carpenter, Birgit Hottenrott, and Kristen Takakuwa, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Handcrafted Round Robin, pieced by Rita Nguyen, Anna Carloni, Terri Carpenter, Birgit Hottenrott, and Kristen Takakuwa, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Handcrafted Round Robin, pieced by Rita Nguyen, Anna Carloni, Terri Carpenter, Birgit Hottenrott, and Kristen Takakuwa, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Handcrafted Round Robin, pieced by Rita Nguyen, Anna Carloni, Terri Carpenter, Birgit Hottenrott, and Kristen Takakuwa, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Beehive by Dan Rouse

Beehive by Dan Rouse

Beehive by Dan Rouse

Beehive by Dan Rouse

Black/White plus Red by Julia Vitero

Black/White plus Red by Julia Vitero

Homeland by Chancy Fessler

Homeland by Chancy Fessler

Medallion Small Study by Fern Royce

Medallion Small Study by Fern Royce

Milk in my Coffee by Fern Royce

Milk in my Coffee by Fern Royce

Milk in my Coffee by Fern Royce

Milk in my Coffee by Fern Royce

Refractions by Chancy Fessler

Refractions by Chancy Fessler

Vest-atude by Dolores Vitero Presley

Vest-atude by Dolores Vitero Presley

Tree Everlasting Stripper by Ryan Young

Tree Everlasting Stripper by Ryan Young

Tree Everlasting Stripper by Ryan Young

Tree Everlasting Stripper by Ryan Young

Sunset Strip by Carol Ziogas

Sunset Strip by Carol Ziogas

Small Study in Orange by Fern Royce

Small Study in Orange by Fern Royce

She is One Who Knows Her Way Around Velvet by Amelia Terry

She is One Who Knows Her Way Around Velvet by Amelia Terry

She is One Who Knows Her Way Around Velvet by Amelia Terry

She is One Who Knows Her Way Around Velvet by Amelia Terry

Black Lives Matter by Elizabeth Jerde

Black Lives Matter by Elizabeth Jerde

Black Lives Matter by Elizabeth Jerde

Black Lives Matter by Elizabeth Jerde

Convergence by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Convergence by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Convergence by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Convergence by Carol Van Zandt, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Deconstruction by Pam Rocco, quilted by Karen Foster

Ellie's Quilt, pieced by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Ellie’s Quilt, pieced by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Ellie's Quilt, pieced by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Ellie’s Quilt, pieced by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Just Sew by Margaret Glendening

Just Sew by Margaret Glendening

Just Sew by Margaret Glendening

Just Sew by Margaret Glendening

Peaks and Valleys by Michelle Wyman

Peaks and Valleys by Michelle Wyman

Peaks and Valleys by Michelle Wyman

Peaks and Valleys by Michelle Wyman

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

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Five

Only one more round to go after this, so enjoy. More quilts from The Voices in Cloth 2014 Exhibition put on by the East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild.  Part Five:

Swamplandia by Patt Bagdon

Swamplandia by Patt Bagdon

Swamplandia by Patt Bagdon

Swamplandia by Patt Bagdon

Japanese Puzzle by Mabry Benson

Japanese Puzzle by Mabry Benson

Japanese Puzzle by Mabry Benson

Japanese Puzzle by Mabry Benson

Japanese Eggplant by Susan Lambert, quilted by New Pieces

Japanese Eggplant by Susan Lambert, quilted by New Pieces

Japanese Eggplant by Susan Lambert, quilted by New Pieces

Japanese Eggplant by Susan Lambert, quilted by New Pieces

Two Minds: Mixed Emotions by Sally Pooler

Two Minds: Mixed Emotions by Sally Pooler

Two Minds: Mixed Emotions by Sally Pooler

Two Minds: Mixed Emotions by Sally Pooler

Moon Over The Mountain by Robin Halprin, quilted by Kathy Ritter, New Pieces

Moon Over The Mountain by Robin Halprin, quilted by Kathy Ritter, New Pieces

Moon Over The Mountain by Robin Halprin, quilted by Kathy Ritter, New Pieces

Moon Over The Mountain by Robin Halprin, quilted by Kathy Ritter, New Pieces

Where No Man Has Gone Before by Sally Socolich

Where No Man Has Gone Before by Sally Socolich

Where No Man Has Gone Before by Sally Socolich

Where No Man Has Gone Before by Sally Socolich

Pacific Moments by Mirka Knaster,  inspired by Christine Barne's book The Quilter's Color Club

Pacific Moments by Mirka Knaster,  inspired by Christine Barne’s book The Quilter’s Color Club

Pacific Moments by Mirka Knaster,  inspired by Christine Barne's book The Quilter's Color Club

Pacific Moments by Mirka Knaster,  inspired by Christine Barne’s book The Quilter’s Color Club

Return to California by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Return to California by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Return to California by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Return to California by Mary Risard Burnett, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Blue Moon by Heather Jacobson, quilted by Kathy Ritter at New Pieces

Blue Moon by Heather Jacobson, quilted by Kathy Ritter at New Pieces

Blue Moon by Heather Jacobson, quilted by Kathy Ritter at New Pieces

Blue Moon by Heather Jacobson, quilted by Kathy Ritter at New Pieces

Moroccan Tiles by Dana Prichard, quilted by Sue Fox

Moroccan Tiles by Dana Prichard, quilted by Sue Fox

Moroccan Tiles by Dana Prichard, quilted by Sue Fox

Moroccan Tiles by Dana Prichard, quilted by Sue Fox

J Puzzle Number 2 by Margo Weeks, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkast

J Puzzle Number 2 by Margo Weeks, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkaste

J Puzzle Number 2 by Margo Weeks, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkast

J Puzzle Number 2 by Margo Weeks, quilted by Rebecca Rohrkast

A Circle Game by Mary Jo Morris, design from Kathy Doughty's book Making Quilts

A Circle Game by Mary Jo Morris, design from Kathy Doughty’s book Making Quilts

A Circle Game by Mary Jo Morris, design from Kathy Doughty's book Making Quilts

A Circle Game by Mary Jo Morris, design from Kathy Doughty’s book Making Quilts

Prison Grid by Cele Stauduhar, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Prison Grid by Cele Stauduhar, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Prison Grid by Cele Stauduhar, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Prison Grid by Cele Stauduhar, quilted by Melissa Quilter

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Four

And more quilts from the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition:

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox 

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

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Color Play by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed. Inspired by a pattern by Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Color Play by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed.  Inspired by a pattern by Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Color Play by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed. Inspired by a pattern by Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O'Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O’Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O'Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O’Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Nanay's Stars by Joel Ignacio

Nanay’s Stars by Joel Ignacio

Nanay's Stars by Joel Ignacio

Nanay’s Stars by Joel Ignacio

Not Your Grandmother's Yoyo's by Diana Berry

Not Your Grandmother’s Yoyo’s by Diana Berry

Not Your Grandmother's Yoyo's by Diana Berry

Not Your Grandmother’s Yoyo’s by Diana Berry

 

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Three

More Voices in Cloth 2014!

What’s really fun is seeing these quilts again since it was many weeks ago I originally took these pictures.  Enjoy!

For the first 2 installments of my limited coverage of Voices in Cloth, click here:

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part One

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Two

 

On The Web by Carolyn Brien, quilted by Marla Monson

On The Web by Carolyn Brien, quilted by Marla Monson

On The Web by Carolyn Brien, quilted by Marla Monson

On The Web by Carolyn Brien, quilted by Marla Monson

Indian Meadows by Carolyn Earls, from The Ultimate Quilting Book

Indian Meadows by Carolyn Earls, from The Ultimate Quilting Book

Indian Meadows by Carolyn Earls, from The Ultimate Quilting Book

Indian Meadows by Carolyn Earls, from The Ultimate Quilting Book

Jana's Graduation Quilt by Anna Martinez, quilted by laura Lee Fritz

Jana’s Graduation Quilt by Anna Martinez, quilted by laura Lee Fritz

Jana's Graduation Quilt by Anna Martinez, quilted by laura Lee Fritz

Jana’s Graduation Quilt by Anna Martinez, quilted by laura Lee Fritz

Fifty Sun Daze by Joyce Teekell, quilted by Janice Skiles

Fifty Sun Daze by Joyce Teekell, quilted by Janice Skiles

Fifty Sun Daze by Joyce Teekell, quilted by Janice Skiles

Fifty Sun Daze by Joyce Teekell, quilted by Janice Skiles

What Do You See by Naomi Pockell, quilted by Sue Fox, Textile Dreams Studio

What Do You See by Naomi Pockell, quilted by Sue Fox, Textile Dreams Studio

What Do You See by Naomi Pockell, quilted by Sue Fox, Textile Dreams Studio

What Do You See by Naomi Pockell, quilted by Sue Fox, Textile Dreams Studio

Desert in Winter by Josephine Jarvis, quilted by Sue Fox

Desert in Winter by Josephine Jarvis, quilted by Sue Fox

Desert in Winter by Josephine Jarvis, quilted by Sue Fox

Desert in Winter by Josephine Jarvis, quilted by Sue Fox

Trifid Nebula by Amy Grundler

Trifid Nebula by Amy Grundler

Trifid Nebula by Amy Grundler

Trifid Nebula by Amy Grundler

Clamshell Mound by Arleen Kukua

Clamshell Mound by Arleen Kukua

Clamshell Mound by Arleen Kukua

Clamshell Mound by Arleen Kukua

Jewel Box Series Collage--Silk Chevrons #1-9 by Jo Magaraci

Jewel Box Series Collage–Silk Chevrons #1-9 by Jo Magaraci

Jewel Box Series Collage--Silk Chevrons #1-9 by Jo Magaraci

Jewel Box Series Collage–Silk Chevrons #1-9 by Jo Magaraci

My Red Sticks by Betsy Livak

My Red Sticks by Betsy Livak

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