What Makes New Pieces a Really Special Place for Quilters and Fabric Lovers?

We know about quiltmaking. We know LOTS AND LOTS about quilt making.
We know about techniques, how to start, how to continue, and how to finish a quilt.
We know about COLOR. We KNOW LOTS about color.
We are skilled in assisting you in finding something that works for your project...for your friend, for your family, or for you!
We know the impact color has on us, and we love that.

Come on in and see... it's magic!

Meet the People of New Pieces...

Sharona Fischrup Sharona Fischrup is a long-time quilter, a long arm quilter, and the owner of New Pieces. She loves people and color.  Sharona has a knack for seeing what is good in quilts and in people, and she’s always seeking to join good people together in communities.
Susan Lambert Susan Lambert Susan joined the New Pieces staff after serving as a Medical Doctor for many years. What would YOU do if you retired from being a physician??? DUH! Susan also loves singing, along with quilting. She sings soprano with 60 other people in the Contra Costa Chorale. She is also a soprano in her church choir.  Oh, and she was the co-chair for Voices in Cloth 2014 for our wonderful local guild EBHQ! AND, can you tell, she LOVES COLOR!
http://www.newpieces.com/userfiles/image//KathyR.jpg Kathy Ritter Kathy Ritter is a lover of the outdoors.  Kathy has worked at New Pieces longer than anyone else, from the original owner (Carlberg), to Sally D., to Sharona. She is an extraordinary long-arm quilter who creates incredible patterns for your quilts.


Marcia Stein Marcia Stein (click to see her personal page) loves detail, color, and all manner of quilting. She has won many prizes for her work and is a published author.  Marcia merges quilting with her photographic skills to produce wonderful quilts in fabric. If you’re seeking a collectible quilt to add to your collection, check to see if we have any of Marcia’s quilts currently available for sale!


Janet McDonald Janet McDonald began quilting in 2011 when a friend gave her a copy of Roberta Horton’s book An Amish Adventure. She enjoys all aspects of quilting, even binding, and loves to learn new techniques. She hand quilts with Dorcas Quilters in San Francisco on Wednesdays. Outside of the quilting world she still works part-time in her profession as a librarian/library consultant.

Alla Blanca Alla Blanca was in the Navy, worked in a commune, and taught high school. These are her own words. Now we are lucky enough to have her wonderful energy and love of quilting here at New Pieces. Alla has a wonderful regard for quilters, color and creativity. Come meet her and see for yourself.



Our dear friend, Carol Lee Blangsted passed away on June 22, 2012.

Look at her smile, her jovial, well natured presence...always caring that our projects turn out and be the best they could possibly be. That is our dear friend all over...care and concern for others. We love you, we miss you, we honour you dear friend.

Pictured below are some of her quilts, some of her friends...made over time, to teach us all how to have fun quilting. 


Carol Lee and Becky, talk about color!!!

Carol Lee, Lianna and a great quilt

Lianna, Carol Lee and the French Braid quilt.


Carol Lee making labels for the American Federation of Teacher quilts we make each year.

Carol Lee and the monkey quilt

What a FUN beginning quilt...Carol Lee LOVED to teach, this was one of her samples.

A good friend Darlene

Teacher Carol Lee and student Darlene, turned into great friends...as clearly shown here.