2020 marks my 32nd year in the quilting business! Kallisti Quilts has seen a lot of changes in the industry over the years, including a dramatic rise in mail order through Etsy (just hit 5000 sales!) and my new interactive website, complete with search function, shopping cart and secure check out system. As always, you also can shop in person at the upcoming shows listed on my Events page or by appointment in Waterloo. Custom orders for fabrics, quilt kits and finished quilts are still welcome.
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New Japanese Prints and Yarn Dyes
Kallisti Quilts just received a small but important shipment of 8 prints and 16 yarn dyes, a selection of Junko Matsuda's final collection from Handworks (formerly Daiwabo). It includes gorgeous muted blues and greens, along with shades of popular greys and browns. You can find these fabrics on Page 1 of their respective categories.
New Tanzanian Batiks
A recent surprise shipment of gorgeous Tanzanian batiks is now posted. It includes 28 different designs in a variety of colours, including yellow, teal, blue and pink. The new batiks are available on Pages 1 and 2 of the Tanzanian Batiks section.
New Dobby Reversible Solids
The popular line of Japanese Dobby Cloth is fully restocked and expanded! Now available in 26 colours, these textured fabrics are a solid colour on one side and a slightly lighter, etchy solid on the other. Along with the best selling colours, Kallisti Quilts also selected several new colours, including lighter blues and neutrals. You can find all of these fabrics in the Japanese Dobby Solids section.
Japanese Taupe Prints - October 2019
After a very long transition, Taupe prints are finally available again through Handworks Fabric, formerly Daiwabo. Long time designer Junko Matsuda remains with the company and her latest collection is outstanding! Kallisti recently received 31 prints, including neutral basics and larger scale florals. All fabrics are 100% cotton, measure approximately 45" wide and cost $18 per metre and $4.50 per fat quarter. You can view the new fabrics on pages 1 and 2 of the Japanese Quilting Prints section.
Japanese Yarn Dyes - May 2019
Kallisti Quilts has a new supplier of Japanese Yarn Dyes! The first shipment contains 70 different fabrics, including neutrals from light to dark, and a wide variety of colours. Fabrics are 100% cotton, measure approximately 45" wide and remain $28 per metre and $7 per fat quarter. All swatches are listed in the Japanese Yarn Dyes section.
New Dobby Florals - February 2019
New fabrics for spring are starting to trickle in. These five dobby prints are gorgeous, large scale florals - excellent for bags and other accessories, as well as theme prints in quilts. They are 100% textured cotton and cost $24 per metre and $6 per fat quarters. You can find them on Page 1 of the Japanese Dobby Cloth section.
Japanese Patchwork Prints - November 2018
Always popular, these three patchwork dobby prints have just arrived from Japan. They are available in three colours: rusty brown, indigo and black. Make a patchwork style quilt quickly or use as a base of boro work. Perfect for clothing and accessories too, they are 100% textured cotton and cost $24 per metre and $6 per fat quarter. You can find them on Page 1 of the Japanese Dobby Cloth section.
South African Panels - August 2018
A massive shipment of South African panels has arrived! Adding to an evolving collection are two new designs (Dove and Guinea Hen), along with an expanded selection of your favourites (Elephant, Giraffe and Lion) in many new colours. Panels are listed alphabetically from African Woman to Zebra. You can view the entire collection in the South African Panels section.
Established in November 2000, Kallisti Quilts is passionate about providing a diverse collection of imported fabrics for the discerning and innovative quiltmakers of Ontario and beyond. I specialize in Japanese and African cotton fabrics, including fairly traded handmade batiks, but I continually endeavour to find new suppliers and refresh your quilting vision. For a tactile experience, you may visit Kallisti Quilts at the shows listed on the Events page. I attend over a dozen shows each year, host two Open Houses in Waterloo and squeeze in as many trunk shows as my schedule allows.