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 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 . . .
Hop from Home - October 2020
For the month of October, seven quilt shops from across Ontario will be hosting Hop From Home, a virtual shop hop! For every $50 (before HST) you spend at participating shops, you will receive one ballot for a draw of four prizes: two grand prizes valued at $500 each and two other prizes of gift certificates totalling a value of $70 each. Hop From Home runs until October 31st and winning ballots will be announced by November 2nd. Go to the Events page for links to participating shops.
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.
Japanese Blender Prints - May 2020
Part of Junko Matsuda's final line with Handworks, these lovely earthy prints are an excellent addition to the Japanese Blender Prints collection. They feature two designs, Branch and Fir Trees, in ten colours altogether. You can now shop for the new prints and other subtle designs in the Japanese Quilting Prints section.
Traditional Japanese Prints - April 2020
After a very long transition, Sevenberry is once again producing many popular fabrics! Back in stock are 4 reversible dobby prints and 15 traditional quilting prints, including my all-time best seller, the multicoloured dragonfly. As my spring inventory is growing quickly, Kallisti Quilts has subdivided the Japanese Quilting Prints section into two distinct sections: Traditional and Blenders.
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.
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.