A Quilt for Baby Zachary

Recently, Katy made a baby quilt, her first I should add, for her baby Zachary.  So very well constructed, and made with love indeed! She brought her quilt to us at Quiltmamas for both hand embroidery of his name, machine quilting, and binding to the front. Her task now, is to hand sew the binding to the back, and enjoy her beautiful quilt!


A New Year, a Month Later….


New Years has never been my favorite holiday, as fall usually inspires me the most to “pick up a new leaf”. However, now that we have indeed settled in to 2016, I find myself drawn to new projects involving new skills, new colors, though mostly still scrappy in nature. The latest is an old block that I hadn’t tried before, drunkards path, and utilizing a stash of grays and yellows that I had started to collect a couple years back. I’m playing with the layout, as there are so many options with this block. Decisions, decisions. Might need to let it sit a bit…

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It’s that Gifty Time of Year Again….

...when we host our annual Holiday Gift Sale!

Can’t wait for December 6? Be sure to check out our Etsy shop, as we will continue to put new items from now through the holidays. But, the best selection will be at our sale, so see you early! Bring a friend, too!


Fall Projects Have Begun!

Fall is one of our favorite seasons - the colors, the projects are all inspiring of the changes in the air. We have been busy with many a custom memory quilt orders, but now we get to start making our crafts for our Winter Sale in December. Too impatient to wait until then? You can visit our Etsy shop to preview and purchase items as we complete them.

’Tis the Season to Get Married...

And what a beautiful wedding it was! Set in the Sequoia Mansion in Placerville, the wedding of our dear friend’s son to his lovely bride. We were so privileged to be included in the festivities! Thus, a quilt to represent their wedding colors of the day, to keep them wrapped warmly in memories of their new beginnings together as Mr & Mrs. 


Rally ‘Round the Giants

A recent client hired the quiltmamas to create a large lap quilt of her husband's treasury of rally rags. Finished just in time for Christmas! 


freshly laundered stack of treasured rally rags, collected over the years


pieced with coordinating black and orange cottons, with minky on the back


machine quilted and bound


the final reveal! Go Giants!

Saturday Sale in Walnut Creek

Miss our Quiltmamas Holiday Gift Sale in Berkeley? No sweat! We will be at the Sewing Machine Shop at 1661 Bothelo Dr in Walnut Creek on this Saturday, 10a-3p !

Quiltmamas Holiday Sale December 7, 2014

It’s time for our 

Quiltmamas Holiday Sale!

Sunday December 7th

10 am-3 pm

1148 Colusa (between Sonoma and Beverly Place), Berkeley

bring a friend or two! we'll be delighted to see you

wendy and ann

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Tiny windows into my world; Quilted Postcards

I have been making handmade greeting cards over the years, adorned with appliquéd fabric stitched down and packaged in a transparent sleeve for gift giving. Inspired by the last EBHQ show I went held at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, CA, I decided to take a chance on it as well. Informed by many a Pinterest DIY tutorial, I used inspiration from my own photos and travels to come up with some simple visions to illustrate with fabric and thread. I’m really happy with the way these turned out, don’t you think?


Baby Bibs for Baby Days

So, at least I got cracking on a stack of bibs for the already eating crowd, those that tug at that annoying thing mom keeps putting around their necks but can’t quite pull off…. yet! I was able to procure some really, really cute vinyl coated cottons that made for some alternative dressing while dining. For this set, I also taught myself a new skill with a new tool, called a bias tape maker - really nothing more than a motorized clover bias tape maker with a built-in iron as it goes. Actually, quite a time saver and adds that little bit of originality to these bibs, don’t you think?


The Quiltmamas are available for your handmade quilts, crafts, and other heartfelt gifts. Feel free to contact Ann or Wendy if you need to shop locally for what we have in stock for that baby shower or birthday gift for friend or family. You can check out our quiltmamas Etsy shop for a few of the items for sale if you live afar. You can also contact us to order that special quilt for a loved one’s wedding, graduation, or baby.

Want to find out more about upcoming quiltmamas sales and events? Make sure you are on our contact list to the right to hear about upcoming sale events.

more questions? just contact us!

check out our quilts and crafts we've made: lots o’ ann or lots o’ wendy

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we offer the following services:

hand-crafted wall quilts, crib & full sized custom quilts, for all occasions

quilt finishing services: machine piecing, machine quilting & quilt binding

• pattern/fabric selection for your custom designed quilt

hand-crafted gifts such as purses, totes, jewelry, woolen whimzies & more

t-shirt quilts and other memory quilts