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 . . . 

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.

Japanese Traditional Prints - February 2021

Restocked from Sevenberry of Japan are many popular prints - back by popular demand! Designs include traditional motifs, including cherry blossoms, dragonflies, owls, rabbits, cats, fish and turtles, along with well known sashiko patterns, such as Hemp Leaf and Ocean Waves. You can find all of these repeat fabrics in the Japanese Traditional Print section.

Japanese Neutral Yarn Dyes - October 2020

From Junko Matsuda's large premiere Textile Pantry collection, many new gorgeous neutral yarn dyes are finally posted, including popular shades of cream, grey, brown and black.  You can view all of the new fabrics on page 1 of the Japanese Yarn Dyes Neutrals section.

Japanese Yarn Dye Colours - September 2020

Fabric sales continue to be brisk, so Kallisti Quilts has more shipments arriving to keep the shelves full!  The latest release includes new Japanese yarn dye colours from Junko Matsuda, including green, blue, purple and pink, making the current selection better than ever.  You can check out the new bolts on page 1 of the Japanese Yarn Dye Colours section.

Japanese Dobby Prints - June 2020

A rare shipment of Japanese dobby prints has arrived!  The eight new prints are a welcome addition to the current collection.  Many sashiko fans will recognize the hanazashi or persimmon design, which comes in a range of popular colours.  You can find all of the new prints on page 1 of the Japanese Dobby Cloth section.

New Dobby Reversible Solids - January 2020

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.

About Me

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.