vancouver’s asian fabric resource
Meet Lorna Shapiro, an accomplished quilter who has dedicated herself to the wonderful
world of Asian fabrics. With in-home studio in Vancouver—Quilter’s Dream Fabrics, she sells Asian-patterned and batiked cottons, fat quarters, vintage kimono silk pieces and exquisite silk haori (jackets worn over kimonos). In the photo above, Lorna models a white-on-white woven silk haori.
I introduced myself to Lorna when she was selling her wares at the Victoria Quilters’ Guild annual show in May. Lorna followed up by visiting my in-home shop in June and buying over 20 bolts of colorful and compelling yukata cottons. When I visited her home yesterday, I saw them displayed in a fun vintage bamboo shelf.
Over the summer Lorna played with some of her new yukata fabrics and produced a lovely quilt top—see below.
As the program coordinator of Vancouver Quilters’ Guild, Lorna arranged for me to speak to her group last night. About 60 enthusiastic quilters attended the meeting where I talked about Japan, yukata cottons and yukata quilts—my favorite topics of conversation!