Posts Tagged ‘modern quilting’

Just Hanging Around…Quilts from Books, by Staff

Friday, July 19th, 2013

 To celebrate mid-Summer (what’s a Dog-Day, anyway?) here are snapshots of three amazing quilts that are hanging in the Store — right now. We secretly think they might be even nicer than the original quilts on which they are based… but come see and let us know what you think. Apologies for the quality of the photos, taken with an iPhone today.

1.

“Fire Drill,” by Leah Brown

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  This pattern appears in Modern Patch Work, by Elizabeth Hartman.

(Quilting by Kathy Ritter)

 

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(Detail)

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2.

“Tic Tac Wall Quilt,” by Kathy Ritter

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 from a pattern in Cozy Modern Quilts, by Kim Schaefer.

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(The Magic is in the Details)

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3.

“Riverbank,” by Kathy Ritter

From a pattern in Modern Blocks,

by Susanne Woods.

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Thank you for letting us share with you all!

 

More From Marcia Derse

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

New this week at New Pieces — more luscious prints from Marcia Derse which work with and expand the selection we already have from earlier this year. Marcia Derse fabrics are commercially printed from her hand painted textiles.

Also from Marcia Derse,

SOLIDS!

We also have received several bolts of her stunning, saturated, solid-like colors that work brilliantly with her prints and with those from the Kaffe Fassett line…. and almost any saturated colors or batiks you have in your stash, or were resisting adding to it…

At this rate Derse could become an adjective to describe intense, slightly edgy, modern quilting fabrics.

The Envelope Please… “BEST IMPROVISATIONAL QUILT CLASS”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

IMPROVISATIONAL SPLIT LOG-CABIN – THE GEE’S BEND WAY

Stacy Sharman

April 12 and 19, 6:15-8:15pm

If there were an annual Award Season for quilt classes – like the one for movies – this class would be in the running as a “sleeper.” Stacy offered this class in March and it quickly filled to overflowing. Now it’s being offered again, and there are just a couple of spots left.

Quilters sense that Stacy offers them a new way of working and a new sensibility;  this class generates its own buzz.  The quilts from this class have been wonderful; each one is different and for most students it’s a  step towards thinking about quilts in a new way.

There’s some poetic justice in the idea that these modern, loose-reined quilts are heirs to the traditional, practical beauty of Gee’s Bend Quilts.  The classics deserve to be reinterpreted. Especially when it can be done in the freshest possible ways.

 

What’s next?  IMPROVISATIONAL QUILTS: THE SEQUEL!

COMING IN JUNE, 2011,  TO A CLASSROOM NEAR YOU:

Improvising a Basket Weave Quilt – The Gee’s Bend Way