Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Oh my. This is my 400th post and it's the last day in May and I've been gone for a while, so there's got to be some kismet here.
I actually got back from California last week, but have been completely immersed in a project that, like most of the projects I work on, I can't really show yet. I'm not going to lie to you, all this covert crafting has made me feel that I've become so adept at keeping a lid on things that I'm thinking I might have a future at the CIA. I could start by stitching up their emblem as a round quilt.
What I have been authorized to tell you is that I had a fabulous time in California.
I offer this photo taken by Jennifer, my new friend from Bernina, as evidence that I did have loads of fun in California.
Also, as proof that my classes were super fun and filled with creative, enthusiastic students, take a gander at these:
These were made in the Color Your Cloth workshop I taught at The Sewing Party
These three are from the Strings Attached improv class also taught at The Sewing Party   

The top foursome of blocks were made by Jean Impey. She was one of my hostesses in Laguna Hills and a terrific friend. I'm pretty convinced that, despite our age difference, Jean and I were twins separated at birth. She's quite the talented quilter and teaches classes at The Sewing Party as well as making quilts on commission.
So there you have it, incontrovertible evidence that I liked California and it might just have liked me back.


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Good to see you back, Malka. Wonderful, colorful, magnificent fabrics made-just beautiful.

Kelly O. said...

wish I could have taken your class! wanna' teach in Ontario? :)

Quilt or Dye said...

Yes, it does look like your classes were fun!

carol said...

I wish I lived In California so I could have taken your classes too! Beautiful stuff!

Dolly said...

I just really like the photo in your banner. That is an awesome juxtaposition and contrast of black and white and colored photography.

Terri said...

I missed you!! It looks like California and the classes were awesome.

Vanesa said...

Hi Malka! It was so fun taking your workshop. I'm excited to see a pic of my quilt on your blog. I finished the top and blogged about it and your workshop already. I'll share more when it's done.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Keep secrets all you want as long as you still get to create what you love.

Anonymous said...

Is that the Balboa Island Ferry? Love the pictures here. I've been working on another Malka-inspired piece :)

Jordan said...

I posted a link to this post on my blog here:


Hope you check it out!!

My Sweet Prairie said...

o m g!!!!

That is the BEST photo ever that I have EVER seen as your banner! WOW. I haven't been here for a while - quite the show-stopper!

: )
~Monika in Canada

MulticoloredPieces said...

I just discovered your blog and I look forward to following your textile work/play. I know this is extremely unoriginal to say, but your use of color is fabulous, exhilarating. I went to grad school at UT a few years back. Indeed, Austin is a great place to live.
best, nadia