Stitch Modern 2016 viewing hours cancelled 5/7 and 5/8

Dearest Stitch Modern enthusiasts and, dare we say, fans!  We have the unfortunate luck of needing to close our 2016 exhibition early.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to open the doors to visitors to view our quilts this weekend, May 7th and 8th.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.  Please do come visit us at our monthly meetings if you like!  We are meeting the last Tuesday of May.  May 31st at 6:30pm at A Verb for Keeping Warm

Members: we are still scheduled to remove quilts from the gallery on 5/9 at 6PM.

 

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Stitch Modern 2016: Talks by Youngmin Lee & Sujata Shah

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Global Perspectives in Quilting, Talks by Youngmin Lee & Sujata Shah

Where: Piedmont Center For The Arts

When: April 13th, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

$10 collected at the door

Doors open at 6:30

The East Bay Modern Quilters are so excited to present an evening with quilter and author Sujata Shah and artist Youngmin Lee as they each discuss their work.  You can read more about each speaker below.  We hope to see you there!


 

SujataShahSujata Shah is a graphic designer, textile lover, quilter and author. She is originally from Mumbai, India and has just recently moved to San Francisco from the East Coast.

Sujata finds inspiration from the textures and imperfections of handmade objects. Her exposure to different cultures has helped develop her distinctive style of quilts, which blends utilitarian and traditional quilts in an exciting way.  In 2014, she published her book, Cultural Fusion Quilts: A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions.

Talking about the process of quilting, she says, ”I find hand stitching therapeutic and nourishing to the soul. Through my quilts I remain connected to my past, my culture and heritage. The more I hand stitch, stories of my daily life get stitched into my quilts.”

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She has just returned from a trip to India with Amy Butler where they were exploring the palaces and markets, forts and mud huts, folk artists and museums, meeting ralli quilters, embroidery artists, and block printers to learn from the best in preparation for a textile tour in 2017.  She took some amazing photos which you can see on her Facebook page.

Her presentation will include a slide show of her travels in India as well as her journey as a quilter. She will also be showing original quilts from her book  and share how she connects the dots between her memories of the past and today’s creative process.


 

youngminleeYoungmin Lee is a Korean-born artist who studied fashion and textiles and worked in the fashion industry before moving to the United States in 1996.  She now makes work using a traditional Korean technique called Bojagi.

Bojagi wrapping cloths are a unique form of Korean textile art. Lee often uses a Ssamsol technique (similar to a flat fell seam) to make her work.  This technique creates a patchworked piece of cloth that is fully reversible and is traditionally used for a variety of things such as gift wrapping, covering food, and clothing storage.

Because she has a background in fashion, she used to think more in terms of Western-style construction techniques, but that changed when she began working with bojagi.  She says, “[It] made my direction to go back to my own heritage and culture, which feels more comfortable and natural. Textiles give me freedom to connect my current and past, traditions and culture that I belonged before and now.  They also connect my imagination with reality.  I cut, arrange, and put textile pieces together to find the way that I move along.”

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Moshi jogakbo 31″ x 33″

Youngmin’s pieces are extremely time consuming to create and gorgeous to behold.  You can get a peak at her work on her website, but make sure to come to the lecture.  These are pieces that must be seen up close and in person to be truly appreciated!


 

Stitch Modern 2013: Schedule of Events

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Stitch Modern, the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild’s 2nd annual quilt exhibit is almost here!  The show will be held at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, where it will be on view to the public during regular gallery hours (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-3), as well as during Stitch Modern Special Events.

While we are super excited to show you our fresh, new quilts, we will also be hosting a lot of really spectacular textile-related events in conjunction with the show.

Please click on the links below to get more information about each event.

Stitch Modern 2013 Special Events

Feb 2: 6pm – 9pm Opening Reception, Piedmont Center for the Arts

We begin the exhibit by inviting you to our Opening Night Reception.  Everyone is invited to come to this fun, informal party to view the quilts and to meet the artists.  The reception will be held at the Piedmont Center for the Arts .

Feb 5: Lecture: Modern Improv Quilting and Process by Sherri Lynn Wood 7-8:30, Piedmont Center for the Arts, $5 entry fee

Feb 9: Textile Design Panel Discussion and Q&A, featuring Ellen Heck, Pati Fried, Sandy Klop, Jennifer Moore, Carol Van Zandt and moderated by Kim Andersson 12:30-1:30, Piedmont Center for the Arts

Feb 10: Family Activity Day including quilting and design demos 12:00-2:30, Piedmont Center for the Arts

Feb 13: Lecture: Threads of Transition, Patterns of Change: Rabari Appliquéd Textiles of India a lecture by Kristine Vejar 7-8:30, **To be held at A Verb for Keeping Warm**

Feb 16: Sew SaturDay with East Bay Modern Quilt Guild 12-3, Piedmont Center for the Arts

Handmade Market – Held during most special events, Piedmont Center for the Arts. Our members have tons of talent and will be selling an assortment of handmade items at some of the special events – so make sure to bring your wallet in case you see a one of a kind item that you can’t live without!

All of these events are open to the public and most are free of charge. We hope you’ll join us and find out why we are SO EXCITED about quilting!

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