Quilter Spotlight: Fern Royce

At the Sweet Adeline Bakeshop in Berkeley, California, a selection of Fern Royce‘s quilts were on display throughout the month of August. I’m a fan.

Fern Royce started sewing at age 10 and began quilting in 1995. Self-taught without the use of patterns, she studied books on Amish quilts, African American quilts, and antique quilts, among others. She cites the influence of Gwen Marston‘s “liberated quilting” improvisational movement, and she now teaches students to make their own quilts in the Bay Area.

Enjoy!Consider the Grey by Fern Royce

Consider the Grey by Fern Royce

Willy Nilly Triangles by Fern Royce

Willy Nilly Triangles by Fern Royce

Triangles on the Loose by Fern Royce

Triangles on the Loose by Fern Royce

What If? by Fern Royce

What If? by Fern Royce

Sunshine and Shadow by Fern Royce

Sunshine and Shadow by Fern Royce

Orange Study by Fern Royce

Orange Study by Fern Royce

Liberated Chinese Coins by Fern Royce

Liberated Chinese Coins by Fern Royce

Leftover's Again? by Fern Royce

Leftover's Again? by Fern Royce

Caleb's Star by Fern Royce

Caleb's Star by Fern Royce

Family Tree by Fern Royce

Family Tree by Fern Royce

Dancing Squares (above) and Color Study in Orange by Fern Royce

Floor Scraps #2 2013 Beaver Island Quilt Retreat by Fern Royce

Homage to Ben Nicholson by Fern Royce

Cut-Offs, 2014 Back Porch Fabrics, Pacific Grove by Fern Royce

Looks Like Jazz by Fern Royce