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East Bay Heritage Quilters — Quilts, Dazzling Quilts

Quilts and sewing supplies on display at the East Bay Heritgage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" in richmond, CA Photo by Barbara Newhall

Quilts and sewing supplies were on display at the East Bay Heritgage Quilters show “Voices in Cloth 2016” in Richmond, Calif. Photo by Barbara Newhall

East Bay Heritage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" richmond, CA, inclluded a red and white quilt entited "Hopscotch," by Susan Fuller. Photo by Barbara Newhall.

“Hopscotch,” by art quilter Susan Fuller, features squares within squares. Photo by Barbara Newhall.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Lucky me. I got to treat my eyes to hundreds of quilts last month. The occasion was the Voices in Cloth 2016 quilt show put on by East Bay Heritage Quilters at the the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond, California, waterfront.

I took tons of photos. Here are just a few.

Lots of quilts. Lots of quilters. Lots of vendors selling quilt supplies. And lots of bright California sunshine lighting up the place.

On display at the East Bay Heritgage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" in Richmond, CA. , a grey-blue quilt made of suiting material, "Suits," by Arleen Kukua. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Arleen Kukua‘s “Suits,” made of suiting material. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A pattern for a quilt featuring neckties, by SONDRA VON BURG, was offered forsale at the East Bay Heritage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" in Richmond, CA Photo by Barbara Newhall

Sondra Von Burg‘s pattern for a quilt featuring neckties was on sale at the quilt show. Photo by Barbara Newhall

At the East Bay Heritage Quilters show,"Voices in Cloth 2016," in Richmond, CA, HEATHER JACOBSEN presented her angular quilt in shades of blue and gray, "Bo's Quilt 1.0," which her son outgrew as she made it. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Heather Jacobsen made “Bo’s Quilt 1.0” for her son, who outgrew it before she could finish it. Photo by Barbara Newhall

On display at the East Bay Heritage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" in Richmond, CA, a quilt showing a photograph of "Hannah Deverger Sandell" was made in honor of quilter Suzi Stone's grandmother. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A shrine quilt with a photograph of “Hannah Deverger Sandell” was made in honor of quilter Suzi Stone’s grandmother. Photo by Barbara Newhall

At the East Bay Heritage Quilters show ROXANNE SCHWARTZ presented her quilt "Charleston Rain." which evokes the June 17 , 2015, massacre in Charleston, SC. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Roxanne Schwartz’s quilt “Charleston Rain,” evokes the June 17 , 2015, massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. Notice the vertical — rainy — quilting stitches. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Displayed at the East Bay Heritage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" quilt show in Richmond, CA.. a detail of "Hopscotch," by Susan Fuller. Photo by Barbara Newhall.

Detail of Susan Fuller’s “Hopscotch” — white squares set inside red squares. Photo by Barbara Newhall.

vENDOR SASHING STASH showed fabric at East Bay Heritgage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" in richmond, CA Eleanor Dugan is the proprietor. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Among the vendors at the show was Eleanor Dugan’s Sashing Stash, selling geometric yardage for piecing. Photo by Barbara Newhall

 

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  1. Maybe you could include the names of the longarm quilters who quilted these beautiful quilts at Voices in Cloth?

  2. What a lovely post . . . and what a great show that was. One of my favorites!

  3. Are Susan Fuller’s quilts for sale?

  4. Katherine Philipp says:

    I still remember that beautiful baby quilt you bargained for in China in 2013

    • I’m not so sure that quilt is exactly beautiful — it is covered with crocheted arachnids — spiders, scorpions and the like. But I do enjoy it and I greatly appreciated the other women in our travel group cheering my purchase on as my husband rolled his eyes.

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