A few years back, I met Liat Rorer at Hello Stitch Studio in Berkeley. She was newly retired, and had joined as a new member. It was pretty obvious hat she had caught the quilting bug and I was excited to have her as a student in a new course I had just launched at Hello Stitch. The course was Working in a Series, and was a 6 month commitment, meeting once a month, and delving into a deeper exploration of projects and ideas. This was pre-covid, so we were meeting face to face! My hope was to build a supportive and nurturing community. Wow! Did we ever!
Working in a Series began in 2018. We started a new round every 6 months. We had new students join, but most stayed on for multiple sessions, and so over the years it morphed from a class, to a community, to some of my closest friends. During Covid, we began meeting weekly on Zoom, and helped each other stay creative and inspired during some crazy times. I have had the opportunity to watch these textile artists grow and thrive in their quilting explorations. I am so proud of all of them.
And now, back to Ms. Liat. Liat hit the ground running with her first quilt and has never stopped. It is such a joy to watch her work, explore, and absolutely flourish in her creative endeavors. Her joy of the quilt world is infectious, even for an oldie like me. Last Saturday, I attended the opening reception for Liat's first quilt exhibition. Did I mention she has not been doing this for very long? Hard to believe when you see her work!
The exhibit will be at Hello Stitch through the month of February, so if you are local - plan a visit! Details here: Inspired (If you aren’t able to see it in person, keep reading because I have a special treat for you!)
Liat's exhibit was amazing in so many ways. On a personal note, I was able to watch the majority of these quilts "in progress" through the Working in a Series course. So, needless to say, I walked in on Saturday and was literally brought to tears seeing them all hanging together. I love the work, but also love Liat’s write ups for each quilt, explaining her process and inspiration.
I have put a quick video together, showcasing her beautiful quilts.
Below the video, be sure to take time to scroll through each of the quilts up close and read the statements about each. You will be so glad you did!
Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the show.
Have a fabulous, inspiring week! Pati