Quilt shows and quilt guilds are wonderful places for "inspiration and stimulation" as one of my experienced quilter friends once told me. Yep, all good there. But, when you are home, it's also nice to be surrounded with your work, and if you are lucky, around every corner, you can glimpse it. So, here is my new house and how I've chosen to display my work.
My living room has a quilt over the coffee table. Quilts are great for quick fixes. The room seemed a little dark, so I threw this wall hanging over the table. I think I'll keep it!
The mantle has one of the horse quilts I've made. I think it's the perfect size for a mantle. I've had so many offers to buy my horse quilts, that I'm seriously considering selling them.
This funky looking quilt is one I made after an intense time I had with crazy quilting. One year I made 27 Christmas stockings for our family. This quilt is a modern adaption of the traditional crazy quilt block. The sewing in it has lots of "Y" seams. Another one of my challenges in my quilting experience. It's in my hallway.
I've made so many quilts that they are stacking up all over my house. This is a full quilt rack in my living room. It's so nice to be able to rotate my quilts! My mother painted the oil painting above it. You can see why I snagged it!
The breakfast area has one of my favorite quilts. It's called Country At Heart. You can see another common trait of quilters on display also. I like puzzles. I think a lot of quilters do. Deep down we are all frustrated engineers, who missed our calling. Because we like planning and putting things together.
This is Jennifer's room with a rag quilt and a Japanese fabric quilt.
This pear quilt was a gift to me from the greatest quilt group in the world, Northeast Quilting Friends. Every group has a personality. I highly encourage you to find that tribal thing that women need!