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 this spring 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 . . .
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 Japanese Prints and Yarn Dyes - February 2020
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 - January 2020
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 - 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.
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.
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.