Saturday, July 01, 2006

Quilt Storage


I went to a sew-in today at the home of my first quilting teacher, Pat. Her home is beautifully decorated with her blue and yellow quilts. I found this cabinet particular intriguing - a curio cabinet with stacked quilts from top to bottom. Pat has probably made hundreds of quilts, often making several for each class she has taught through the years. This is only a small sampling of some of her quilts.

It was hot today - very very hot - 102 degrees. I came home from the sew-in and hopped in a cool shower. It took my body a long time to cool off. Jane and I went out to eat soup and salad, and then talked the quilty talk for a couple of hours. She's such a sweet lady. She's tired from the long hours working at The Fabric Patch during its going out of business sale.

We had fun talking about all the projects we're going to do when she is no longer working on the weekend. Jane suggested we have one cutting weekend, one sewing weekend, and one shopping weekend every month. Sounds good to me! She'll keep me motivated, that's for sure!

Gratitudes:

~ Inspiring the ladies with my red and white Shooting Stars quilt. They are now planning their own.

~ Tall glasses of ice tea.

~ Exploring Pat's beautiful gardens and koi pond

~ Quilty friends

~ Cool showers and fragrant soap to wash away the heat and grime

13 comments:

quiltpixie said...

the curio cabinet is a neat idea... and I love the idea of plans for three weekends a month.

Hanne said...

Lovely cabinet. I am sure you will have great fun with your planned weekends.

Gail said...

Your plans for the weekends sounds like a dream. *sigh* wish I could join you.

Screen Door said...

I always love seeing diferent ways to store and display quilts. Stay cool this weekend. Extra water for the pup....
Melanie

kim said...

I love the cabinet- what an inspiration! I dream of having weekend plans like you & your friend. What fun that would be!

Enjoy your weekend and stay cool.
:-) Kim

Karen said...

What a delectably filled cabinet.

Linda_J said...

Sounds like you had a good day in spite of the heat.

You got to remember to sew on your Christmas stuff in there somewhere! Very pretty quilt in the previous post.

Norma said...

What an excellent idea to store all those finished quilts. Any idea how many quilts that display holds?

The planned weekends will definitely keep you on track! What a fabulous idea.

cher said...

glad your shoulder is on the mend-keep resting - loved the shooting star blocks you are making (can you tell I am catching up? lol) and good for you to make a start on the other neice's quilt! You are doing great.

Finn said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me(except for the heat) and I think you made the best of it..*VBS*
Love the cabinet of quilts...*VBS* How is Daisy holding up in this heat?? I hope she knows all the cool places to lay.

Shelina said...

I've been thinking lately about how to display my quilts. Right now they are stacked up on a dresser, and I have been looking for a better way. This curio cabinet is such a great idea - it does the trick perfectly!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the curio cabinet idea. I thought about doing the same thing with a "lawyer's bookcase."

Judy said...

I'm so glad Finn sent me over to your blog..it's wonderful! But THIS idea is perfect for me! I have a curio just like this and was thinking of selling it because the stuff inside just collects dust! A quilt holder it will become now!!

Thanks so much for posting this idea! Wonderful!