Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quilt Storage

Last week I unearthed several armloads of quilts for the art agent to show his client. After photographing them, I re-rolled them and put them on the guest bed. I am hoping that some of them are takers, but after that, what do I do with them all? Take them back into the garage... which still holds even more of them. O Dear.

But when I was at IKEA I found these huge zipper bags and bought four of them. This one holds about 45 quilts. Nice! The bed is now cleared and I am considering getting the rest of the quilts from the garage and re-storing them in the remaining three bags.

The kool thing is that I can see thru the bag, making it easy to see what is what. The second kool thing is that I have resolved the 'I have too many quilts already' dilemma which sorta was preventing me from making more new work. With this storage issue resolved I am reinspired.

Luckily, I also found a few unfinished pieces just ready to quilt, which I did yesterday.

Silk Breezes

Hand dyed silk shantung, hand dyed cotton and cheesecloth.

Fused. Hand and machine quilted. 24.75x 16.5" $250

During my teaching days I would start a piece and have to put it on hold because I had to travel. By the time I returned, I had other things to do and the quilt got put away unfinished.

Out of sight, out of mind.
Same thing with this one.

Sunny Village
Hand dyed cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted. 23x18" Sold

I am putting both of these pieces on the new blogsite slide show here.

The 'local' quilt shop has a new quilt club started and I am going to join in December when the meet next. I must have something new for show and tell!


  1. I LOVE your two "new" works! Fabulous. Would love to see all the other gems in those bags...

    Kristin in SC

  2. I really like these two pieces, too. Silk breezes is quite inspiring in a plagiaristic way.

  3. Just curious about your zipped bags...are they breathable? They look like a great find! Love your blog!

  4. Susan, the bags have a long zipper, which makes it as breathable as any zipper. The fact that we have very high and dry storage in our garage makes this not a worry. And of course none of these quilts have ever been bed quilts, which means they have no body oils or stuff to attract anything either flora or fauna. Since many of the quilts I have been storing have been made in the 80's and 90's and are still in pristine condition, I am not worried.


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