Welcome to Kallisti Quilts!
2021 marks my 33rd 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 with my new interactive website, complete with search function, shopping cart and secure check out system. While you cannot currently shop in person, mail order remains an easy option. Custom orders for fabric bundles, quilt kits and finished quilts are always welcome!
New Japanese fabric lines are arriving regularly throughout the year and my website is updated daily. For sneak previews, you can follow Kallisti Quilts on Facebook and Instagram by clicking on the social media icons at the bottom of any page . . .
Indigo Reproduction Prints - June 2021
A popular reproduction indigo series from years ago is back! Along with a few old favourites, there are many new prints currently available, spanning a wide range of traditional designs. They are all slightly purplish dark blue printed on regular weight quilting cotton. You can browse through them all in the Japanese Quilting Prints: Traditional section.
Junko Matsuda Floral Prints - May 2021
Junko Matsuda's second antique floral collection is here! Adding to her Textile Pantry line are 20 more pretty, small scale prints, mostly in vibrant pastels. All fabrics are very fine, silky soft to the touch cottons measuring approximately 45" wide. You can find all of the new prints, along with the limited older prints, in the Japanese Quilting Prints: Florals section.
New Cute Japanese Prints - May 2021
This long awaited shipment of cute Japanese prints is now here! Three new designs include dragonflies, owls and bunnies each in four colours. You can purchase them in the Japanese Quilting Prints: Traditional section.
Junko Matsuda Prints and Yarn Dyes - April 2021
A large shipment of new and repeat bolts from Junko Matsuda's Textile Pantry collection has arrived, including both quilting prints and yarn dyed fabrics. You can find all of the fabrics in their respective shop sections.
Tanzanian Batiks - March 2021
A surprise shipment of three dozen Tanzanian batiks arrived at the end of March! Fabrics are hand printed, hand dyed and fairly traded. You can see all of the new batiks in the Tanzanian batik section.
Japanese Linen Blends - March 2021
From Sevenberry of Japan, this small but significant collection of cotton/linen blends may inspire you as spring approaches. Perfect for quilts, apparel and accessories, these fabrics are subtly coloured and textured - beautiful in their simplicity. Roller printed on light weight canvas, they are 80% cotton and 20% flax, with an etchy colour on the front and a solid colour on the back. You can find all six fabrics in the new Japanese Linen Blends section.
Japanese Dobby Prints - February 2021
From Sevenberry of Japan, a curated collection of 25 new and repeat dobby prints is now available! Quietly elegant, all designs include traditional motifs, such as cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, bamboo, dragonflies and ocean waves. While most of the new collection is dark blue and black, as seen in this photo, a few prints are also available in red, purple and green. You can peruse all of the lovely new fabrics in the Japanese Dobby Cloth 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.