Welcome to my New Website!
February 2017 marks my 30th year in the quilting business and to celebrate this milestone, Kallisti Quilts has created a brand new website from scratch. Although it will appear familiar to loyal customers, it now includes many interactive features, such as a search function, shopping cart and secure check out system. As always, custom orders and personal appointments in Waterloo are still welcome. Happy shopping!
New Tanzanian Batiks - January 2017
These fabrics are fairly traded from several talented batik artists in Dar es Salaam. They are hand printed and hand dyed, so shading naturally varies within each piece. Any residual wax can be easily removed with a gentle hot water machine wash without releasing any dyes. All batiks are 100% cotton, measure 45" wide and cost $14 per metre or $3.50 per fat quarter.
Architectural Prints - November 2016
With the popularity of Yoko Saito's applique projects, especially houses, Diawabo has released this small collection of architectural prints. Four colours are available (whitewash, barnboard, charcoal and honey), each bolt including five different roofing or flooring prints across the 45" width. Fabrics are 100% cotton and cost $18 per metre. Fat quarters will not be cut, but you can request long quarters and half metres.
A Twist on Tradition - September 2016
At first glance, these new dobby prints appear to be a variation on a standard theme, but they are actually a fresh take on two ancient designs. Both the Seigaiha (Ocean Waves) and the Asanoha (Hemp Leaves) patterns were developed centuries ago and have been reimagined many times over by textile designers, among others. In the last fifteen years or so, Kallisti Quilts has seen and sold dozens of variations . . . You probably have more of these fabrics in your stash than you realize! Why keep collecting? This particular line features some unusual tones of the most popular Japanese colours and is more modern than most with the bold polka dot in the Asanoha and a welcome hint of secondary colour in both, creating movement and visual appeal. The added bonus is that this line is printed on light weight, textured dobby cloth. All fabrics are 100% cotton, measure approximately 45" wide and cost $24 per metre and $6 per fat quarter.
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.