Monday, July 20, 2009
How do I store my quilts?
I have spent several days reorganizing my quilts and where I am storing them. This is a three quarter Eastlake bed I bought for a pittance at an auction many years ago.
When I designed my studio the one thing I didn't take into consideration was how I was going to store my quilts. One day I had a visitor in my studio and she said you need a bed - quilts belong on beds. It took me a while to figure out how to do this.
We refinished the bed, added a mattress and I had a place for my larger quilts.
My husband built the two trolleys that slide under the bed and that is where I store my smaller pieces.
The top quilt is an antique quilt that I had a friend hand quilt for me.
As I put the quilts on the bed this time I took photos in the order they were placed on the bed. This will make it so much easier when I want to locate a specific quilt.
Jubilation is the top quilt on the bed as it is the largest. It reaches all the way to the floor on both sides. I have low E glass in my windows so I don't have a problems with fading. I also have tubes to screen out the UV rays on all my flourescent lights.
In addition to all the finished quilts on the bed I had been storing many works in progress on one of those folding wooden clothes drying racks. It was large and unattractive so I found other storage space for them. I also have two quilt racks that I put at the end of the bed to store some of the works in progress.
Of course I have a lot of quilts hanging through out the house and in the lower level where I have created a gallery of quilts.
My studio assitant, Quilting Granny, is surrounded by some of my miniature quilts. She is currently residing on top of my antique thread cabinet. She likes to vary her surroundings and has also spent time in my living room.
I'm sure Quilting Granny is happy I chose her for tonight's puzzle.