Regular opening day now is Saturday 10-5. I'm happy to be at home for your visit on other days if you call or email to make an appointment.
If you are a group, you may prefer to call and set a time that works for you! Check the Studio Open Schedule page to confirm Open House dates and times. Studio Open Schedule
If you haven't worked with vintage kimono silk, I think it's time! It washes and irons beautifully, and the colours and designs are fabulous. I've priced the vintage unused silk at $13.95/M . Check the Kimono silk fabric photos to see some of the silk.
If you are interested in planning a tour of local quilt shops... here is the link to a good website... Quilting Hub.
Quilting is an activity that attracts people of all ages. One way to guarantee that your quilt will be a success is by making sure you have the right tools and materials. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain when purchasing quilting fabrics and tools. There is so much on the market and many choices in every category! My studio store, Quilter's Dream Fabrics, specializes in Asian and Batik quilting cottons, and books and notions related to creating quilts with those beautiful fabrics. At this studio I will ensure that you get solid advice on what you need to make a great quilt and help with fabric selection, design, piecing and quilting techniques.
At Quilter's Dream Fabrics I am passionate about quilting and want to share my passion with my customers. Quilter's Dream Fabrics is a premier fabric studio store in Vancouver, BC and has thousands of items for you to choose from. If you are not sure where to begin your shopping, give Quilter's Dream Fabrics a call and I’ll be happy to help you. Finding quilting notions in Vancouver, BC is a challenge, and here you will find the notions that are essential to helping you put together your quilt. I have many for you to choose from in my stocked collections, and am happy to share with you my experience in working with a variety of threads, rotary cutters, rulers, battings and other notions.
Many quilters find that following a pattern is the best way to get the quilting results they are looking for. I carry a variety of quilt patterns and books at my Vancouver, BC fabric store. At Quilter's Dream Fabrics you’ll always find quality products. It can be a daunting experience especially if you don’t know what to buy, which is why I’m here to help. Quilter's Dream Fabrics also sells quilt thread at the Vancouver, BC quilting store. There is no better time than now to make sure you are all set for your next quilting project.
Thank you for visiting the website of Quilter's Dream Fabrics. I carry the largest selection in the lower mainland of Bali Batik quilting fabric and Asian print fabric. All my fabrics are cotton and of the highest quality available on the market . Whatever style of quality Asian or Batik fabric you’re looking for, Quilter's Dream Fabrics stocks it. You can also contact me with any of your quilting questions. I’ll be happy to help you and get you everything you will need to craft a beautiful quilt.
The votes are tallied and the winners are…
It is always both happy and difficult to send out this news because, as always, every one of the Challenge 2017 quilts submitted deserves a prize. Every year I do a challenge I'm amazed at the creativity and the range of ideas that are expressed in the quilts submitted and this year was just the same! I know that all the women who came to the show and sale came away inspired by your fabulous quilts... and took away ideas that they will incorporate in some quilt of their own. So thank you so much for participating. I also know that some women were so impressed with the entries that they wouldn't vote; they couldn't pick their 3 favourites. But about 40 women did vote, and Irene, Susan and Maria helped me tally the results. This challenge asked participants to feature texture in a quilt.
1st Place... Leona Ewing... tie for 2, 3 Place -- Mary Shore and Ritva Tavela. Quilts shown in order here:
So Lee wins a gift certificate valued at $100, and I'm combining and splitting 2nd and 3rd prizes so Mary and Ritva each win a gift certificate valued at $40.
My New Quilt Challenge
Announcing my new Challenge!!!! Many of you know that I have been in the habit of having a challenge once per year, generally over the summer. This year we are having the challenge NOW!!!! I am becoming increasingly aware of the richness that variation in fabric texture can bring to any quilt. Recently I completed a new bed quilt for us that combines batik, printed cotton, yarn-dye cotton, cotton-linen, dupioni silk and kimono silk. I used the blue dupioni that I talked about texturing myself in a blog a couple of months ago. The variations in textures makes the quilt simply scrumptious, no matter how simple the design. And so…..
For my new challenge I am putting together coordinating packages of fabrics of various fibres and textures… these will include some silk, some yarn-dye, some printed cotton and some batik. Your job will be to make either a table runner/topper or a small wall hanging that celebrates texture. As in the past, all the completed entries will be displayed in my house for a day during a sale. Everyone who comes and views the quilts will be able to vote for their favourite and the winners get both bragging rights, a beautiful and useful quilt they created themselves, and a gift certificate for my store.
Here’s the specifics…
I hope that we will have lots of you willing to take up this challenge and show us what can be done when we pay attention to texture in our quilts!
Just want to remind you that you can access my blog posts through the navigation section on the left hand side of this page. The first item under Navigation is a link to my blog which contains all the posts for the past year. You can also subscribe to the blog from the page that contains the posts. If you subscribe you will receive email notification of my new blog posts as they come out.
The Modern Quilt Convention and Show was inspirational and educational both... a real treat. Here are some photos I took of the show... Quiltcon 2016
Yokohama International Quilt Show 2014
I'm home from my trip to Japan, and have now posted photos I took at this fabulous quilt show... enjoy your sneak peek at an amazing show...
"Mine to Design"
Vintage Kimono Silk Kits
Each kit contains 10 M of vintage silk, generally three fabric pieces of about 4M, 3M, and 3M. Each kit is sufficient to make a 52" x 70" quilt with binding. The kits provide the material and the inspiration; you get to provide your own design! Here's the link to a brand new set of kits...
Some new Asian panels, many new Bali's, new arrivals of vintage kimono silk, new arrivals of Robert Kaufman linen/cotton blend, new quilting gloves, and some beautiful new kits... come visit soon!
I've added a document that will contain my stories of Japan... I'll update it as I send new emails to my customer list... each such email containing one small story of the strange surprises I encountered in my short trip to Japan. Here's the document link...
I've developed several new patterns and associated kits. Please check them out in the Kits available section of my website.
Sewing is becoming very popular these days... check this out:
I am back from a wonderful trip to Japan. My senses are overloaded with new sights, sounds, smells, tastes... and I've touched and brought home a bunch of Japanese traditional design cottons, vintage silk kimono fabric (some of it hand painted) and vintage haori. The photos of my trip are now on the web at: