Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thimbleberries and a quilt room tour

Here's a wallhanging made by Marsha the Thimbleberries Lady that I just finished quilting.  True to form, it is well pieced and made with Thimbleberries fabric! 

     note:  Marsha has confessed to me that this is actually made from Kansas Troubles   
               fabrics, not Thimbleberries

Last weekend was the Quilt Room Tour put on by Prairie Quilt Guild every other year.  It's so much fun to visit Guild member's homes and get a peek at their sewing areas, rooms or even separate buildings in some cases.  With permission from the hostesses, I have some pictures to post.

Lynanne has a separate building that she shares with her husband's shop.  She is a doll maker in addition to being a quilter, and her studio is full of her creations. 

She keeps several old sewing machines set up facing each other to use when sewing friends visit: they can sew and talk face to face.

Jen is a pattern designer and has a super organized studio.  She says she moved boxes of stuff out before the tour!  She also collects old sewing machine and has a great way to display them.

Susan has a beautiful sewing room in her new home.  I took a picture of her at her machine and neglected to get pictures of the beautiful view she faces as she sews and the many gorgeous quilts throughout her house.

Kathy with a K has adopted a sewing area for herself in the basement family room.  She says she asked for two big foldable tables for her birthday so she would have a large area to work on. 

Kathy also had some wonderful family quilts like this yellow quilt that she uses as a topper on a bed. 

Cathy with a C has a new house with a fabulous sewing room.  Here are my friend Betty, Peter and myself posing on the porch of Cathy's house which has been decorated with quilts.

She had some good ideas for storage in her sewing room.  All of her fat quarters are stored in these little canvas units (she says they are available from Walmart - on line only)  I like the way she put a colored button on each one  showing what color fabrics are stored inside.

Her ruler storage is hidden by a swinging design wall.



I was so impressed by her collection of old quilts which she says are all family quilts.  Here is an old red and green quilt - the green has faded to beige.

And this one I would have liked to fold up and take home with me.  The quilting on it was amazing and it was in excellent condition.  She is lucky to have such beautiful quilted family treasures!  There was one more location, but we ran out of time and energy to see it.

1 comment:

  1. I can see why your friends are so creative, their quilting rooms are so inviting. They inspire me to get mine more organized.