Opening and Artist Reception: Sunday, June 2, from 1:00 to 4:00
Show on display from June 1 to June 25.
5327 Jacuzzi St Suite 3-C,
Richmond, CA 94804
The store hours are M-S 10-5 Sun 12-5
I am very pleased to invite you to my quilt show at Bay Quilts.
Bay Quits in El Cerrito has a lovely gallery space and I get 60 feet of walls to fill with my work. It’s a great venue, as you can get up close to the quilts and wall hangings and explore all of the tiny appliqués included in my curious collages.
I am excited to premiere my newest piece – the Giant Selfie – It includes a large photographic self-portrait and marks a culminating point in my exploration of this genre of quilting. I combine all of my favorite elements of the style including a strong central image, flowers, and using unusual textiles. It also has a billion (ok, maybe only 250) small appliqués of things that I like or I don’t like or that influence my life in some way.
I will also have some large and small pieces for sale in the store during the month, as well as more on the website.
New Class at Bay Quilts – Exuberant Appliqué – Portraits.
In conjunction with the quilt show, I am offering a companion class at Bay Quilts titled Exuberant Appliqué – Portraits. This is your chance to spend time with me and create your own portrait-style raw-edge collage piece. The portrait style is the perfect class to show off a person, place or thing which you have been REALLY WANTING to make a quilt out of and you just didn’t know what to do with it. Try a photo transferred on to the fabric of yourself or a loved one or pet. Get out that Frida Kahlo, Wonder Woman, or Incredible Hulk panel. Pick out your favorite Cori Dantini or J. Wecker Fresch design. This is a delightful way to create a unique portrait.
I will share how-to ideas, design styles & tricks, as well as my raw-edge finishing style with the batting showing and no binding!
Join me to make your own personal, creative piece.
Class meets twice: Sunday, June 16 and Sunday, June 23 from 12:00 to 4:00
Class signups and supply lists are available at:
If you can’t make the show, be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram posts, and I will post from the show and the class. https://www.instagram.com/maverickquilts/
Online Class Update
I am putting the finishing touches on a comprehensive online class series! Just in time for a fun summer staycation, you can view the classes at home and at your own pace. I will have companion kits available on the website.
The big launch date is Wednesday, June 5 at 12:00 noon PDT.
Be sure to sign up here to be notified as soon as it launches: https://aletheaballard.com/exuberant-applique-online-course/