Friday, July 28, 2017

Eli Leon's quilts go on sale today

Local quilt collector Eli Leon lived in Oakland.  The sale will be at his home.  Details here.

Eli Leon's quilts

-- Rachel Holmen

Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Sale at Monday's meeting. And remember: no July meeting.

Monday night's meeting will be preceded by a huge BOOK SALE in the building lobby.  So plan to browse and buy!

This will be our last "spring" meeting; no July meeting, then we resume again on August 28.

The workshop is full and has a waiting list, but Yoshiko Wada's talk on Monday evening is open to everyone.  She'll talk about Japanese boro cloth, which I suspect is related in some way to sashiko embroidery.

Yoshiko Wada - "Tattered Rags: The Art of Boro"
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher, and film producer. Long an exponent of traditional and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production, she travels throughout the world giving lectures and workshops, participating in conferences to build greater insight into the world of fiber and textiles.  Join us as she talks about the development of Boro from the repair and re-use of rags to its manifestations in contemporary art.

-- Rachel Holmen

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Marion Coleman's metal quilt is on permanent display at a Berkeley Library branch

The Hopkins-and-Alameda branch of the Berkeley Library has, just off the main lobby in a hallway near the elevator, a gorgeous quilt made of layers of metal, by our guild's own Marion Coleman. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

SIlent Auction at this month's meeting -- May 22, 2017

The Silent Auction is a fundraiser for our guild's budget.  Typically, there's a wide range of donations, from hand-made articles to ... well, almost anything.  Knitting yarn.  Quilting frames.

Come to our meeting and see what's offered this year!  Bring friends!

-- Rachel Holmen