Just because I don’t have any new photos to display doesn’t mean that I am not quilting. On the contrary, I have all sorts of Christmas surprise projects on the go. Fortunately, most of the sewing projects are gifts as I am running out of places to store my quilts – open any cupboard or look under any bed in this house and you will find a bundle of carefully folded quilts. (Incidentally, in a recent issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine, there is a super article showing how to fold your quilt on the bias so as to avoid ingrained creases.)
I love the functionality of bed quilts but storing on the guest bed is not an option as it the guest bedroom receives generous morning sun. Similarly, most walls in the house receive direct or indirect sun. My prize-winning “Making Waves” quilt resides on a prime wall in our main living area:
It’s fading a little but I’m resigned to this. After all, I need to show that there is a quilter in the house! My friend Monica is moving from Sydney to Allendale, Michigan (any readers in that part of the world?) and she is grappling with a different kind of quilting/space dilemma. She’s reluctant to pack her quilts all together in one container lest some disaster occur in transit. She is squashing some in her suitcase; others will go into a container and she has left me her Sydney Quilt Show 2007 entry to be returned to her by post in due course.
How do you cope with storing but enjoying your quilts?