New Tsuru Fabrics

Posted by Huelo Dunn on March 07, 2013 0 Comments

 From Cloud9 Fabrics, some lovely new organic quilting cotton prints designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale.

What will you make with them? -HD

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Improvisational Quilting with Stacey Sharman

Posted by Kristine Vejar on February 18, 2013 0 Comments


Improvisational Quilting is a new class starting this weekend at Verb. Stacy Sharman will teach the concept and practice, of exploring colors and textures through the use of your all-knowing intuition. This can be a great way to expand you current practice. And to use the form of quilting in order to paint. There's a directness to this process that feels rather freeing. And, I think that one of the most exciting parts of the process, is to discover, that what you may start making, evolves, and has the freedom to evolve, into something you had yet to envision. 


Stacey is a great teacher and guide. So if this feels at all daunting, I hope you will trust that she really will help you find just the right combination of color, form, and technique. 

This class is great for anyone who has taken our Intro to Quilting class or has 10 hours of quilting experience.

Quilting doesn't always have to be about rulers and matching your points. Come and explore. 

Both of the quilts in this post are by Stacey Sharman. The top quilt is currently displayed in the Easy bay Modern Quilters Quilting Show, Stitch Modern.

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Bunny Love

Posted by Kristine Vejar on February 08, 2013 1 Comment

This morning Jessie and I bundled up Marcel in Karen's Valentine's Day quilt for a little photo shoot.

Here's the deceptively simple and cheery front of the quilt. The fabric, from Robert Kaufman's Love Collection, is pre-printed with one-yard panels of the word "LOVE." Since it's actually one piece, this is an excellent project for beginners, or quilters who want something quick and fun. If you've always wanted to try quilting, February could be your month. We've got Intro to Quilting starting the 21st, and for students of all levels, our Improvisational Basketweave Class starting the 24th. 

Marcel would like everyone to take note of the ostriches on the back. 

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Stitch Modern 2013

Posted by Kristine Vejar on February 05, 2013 0 Comments


Saturday night I went to the opening of Stitch Modern 2013. Put on by the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild, this annual show presents the quilts made by those in the guild, and is quite a showcase of talent and exploration.  The quilt above, made by Daniel Rouse, is on display, as well as many more. I have been following Dan online, watching the development of this piece, it was wonderful to see it in person. It's quite large!

Stitch Modern 2013
Feb 1st-Feb 24th
Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont CA
Gallery Hours: 12-3pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Other events held in conjunction with the show:  

Feb 5: 7-8:30pm
Lecture: Modern Improv Quilting and Process by Sherri Lynn Wood 

Feb 9: 12:30pm
Textile Design Panel Discussion with Q&A

Feb 10: noon-2:30pm
Family Activity Day: includes quilting demos

Feb 13: 7-8:30pm
Lecture: Threads of Transition, Patterns of Change: Rabari Appliqued Textiles of India - by me!
Location: A Verb for Keeping Warm

Feb 16: noon-3pm
Sew Day with the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild

** all events, unless noted, take place at the Piedmont Center for the Arts

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More fabric!

Posted by Kristine Vejar on August 22, 2012 0 Comments

More lovely fabrics!

We have bolts from several new collections from popular designers, including Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, and Oliver & S.

From top to bottom:

Anna Maria Horner - Field Study

Oliver & S - The Ladies Stitching Club

Denyse Schmidt - Chicopee

Anna Maria Horner - Field Study



Two more from Denyse Schmidt:

And one more from Oliver & S:

We also received bolts from Moda's new collection Oh Deer! They are super cute:

The dots and birds also come in a heavier-weight twill that is very soft to touch. Aren't the little bird feet adorable?

From Kate Spain we have a single bolt of her collection Serenade:

Last but certainly not least, we have a wonderful elephant print with a great name: Bungle Jungle by Tim & Beck:

Come take a look! :)

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