Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome to Quilt Lane


So many people are shocked when I tell them I live on Quilt Lane - here it is ladies. When 911 emergency system went into our area, we wanted Vroomans' Lane, but that already existed - so Quilt Lane.


And we had to replace the old sign (in header painting) as one too many storms (and age) took it's toll. My nephew is in Iraq - thus some flowers and garlands are hanging.


So take a drive up our country lane to the farm house on the hill.


You'll pass a few mini gardens along the way. We are inbetween flowering stages right now.


From the header painting you get the overview of the farm on the hill. But the lane brings you into the middle and this is the back of the main house. Bricks from Holland, foundation from a quarry on the farm, it is one of the original family homesteads.


You,re welcomed to come on in and sit right down. My youngest son is a timberman and had a try at chainsaw carving - you might spy a few pieces here and there.


You are apt to walk right into a class or sew-in. What fun would it be to see 'clean' - this is a working room and we had a class going on. This room is on my Mom's side of the house.


Like the older houses of the time, the house is divided by a 'great room' and this is where the shop is. We don't sell fabric, but there is that much between us. Yes, a bit of a spread, but when you come, you get a quilt show, history lesson, and maybe even a little quilting class to demo a block. We just had things in place, but had to find some quilts for upcoming Quilt Shows and visitors to the shop.


A little more of the shop - sorry you can't sit down as the sofa is needed to lay out quilts for a look see. This is a private house with a family crafting business. My Dad, who has since passed, was a master wood builder and did minitures and Amish replica furniture. My Mom QUILTS - a member of the Quilter's Hall of Fame. I started with stitcheries, mohair bears, and heritage dolls - now a quilter (still stitch). And, my daughter has started quilting, a little MIA of late because she just had my second grandson.


My side of the house and my faithful workhorse - an older New Home (Janome). This table always has at least four projects going on it. Yes my dining/living room is my work station.


Sometimes I have to set up my portable table when I add a few more projects. I have samples to make, tutorials to write, and my scrap bins are ready for pulling out. I, also, use a table top ironing board. This table is, also, used with my Brother 6600 when I machine quilt.


Love this old potters shelf and the recycled snack barrels are perfect for holding pre-cuts made from scraps. The top shelf has several on-going small projects that are close to finishing. Then I can put some of my collectables back out.


My rolling tower can be pulled closer to work out of or a drawer taken to the table. I keep FQ to 1/2 yard cuts by color here, scrap bindings, and those needed odds and ends. The crate holds current project totes, books. I need to reorganize this one as some projects are done and items for the next month or two need to go here. Yardage and rolls of batt are stored else where, but we won't go there.


And my Queen loves to take over my work chair. Yes, this is why I work from my livingroom and everything within rolling and reach distance. If they could design quilting products, furniture, etc.. around this - until then I make do.


We are a heritage home family shop. We share the love and knowledge - oh, our classes are free by the way. It's not fancy or frilly, just down home. And you are welcome to tea and any thing on the table - just sometimes if there is a class you may feel like Alice. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you browse some prior posts.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

39 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the virtual tour! And for making us feel right at home :)

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  2. Thank you Sharon for the tour of where you live and work. I love the view as you look down the drive. It sounds like you come from a very talented family. Hugs, Christine

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  3. Thankyou Sharon i really enjoyed this post ,oh so many quilts,i love it.

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  4. What a fantastic tour. Thanks so much for inviting us in.

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  5. Sharon, thank you so much for the tour. I sure wish I lived a little closer, I'd take you up on that cup of tea!

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  6. This was just awesome Sharon - I loved the tour and I so wish I lived nearby so I could come by for a glass of tea with you! blessings, marlene

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  7. Thank you for sharing your home with us!! What a great place!

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  8. That is so cool, Sharon! Hopefully sometime I'll be up your way and can stop by, check out a class and have a glass of tea with you!!

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  9. Your home looks like a little slice of heaven here on earth. You are so lucky and I'm so happy that you shared with us!

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  10. I very much enjoyed my visit with you today!! Thank you so much!

    I want to take you up on your offer someday. I hope I can, I would love to visit with you!!

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  11. You have a very talented family! Your grounds, your home, your sign, all look so friendly, warm and inviting. All the fabric, tables, chairs, projects, sewing machines, quilts ... if I live close by I'd be over often to visit and sew. Thank you for sharing your home. Wonderful post :)
    And 160 followers today! Wow! That's wonderful!!

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  12. I just love that sign..what a great idea....and your vrooman one too..how beautiful everything looks...

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  13. What a wonderful post!! Thank you for sharing a little bit of your world. Your home looks very inviting :)
    I agree with you and the fact that there has been nothing made in the sewing industry that accomodates wheelchairs.

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  14. Loved the virtual tour and sure would enjoy a visit , wow it looks so interesting .

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  15. Thank you for your lovely tour... made me feel right at home.

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  16. A wonderful tour Sharon! I loooooooove your house! It's fabulous and the fact you live on Quilt Lane is just so darn cool! Wish I lived closer. It would be great to stitch together and visit.
    xx, shell

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  17. Thank you for the tour! You certainly do come from a talented family.

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  18. Taking a few minutes to view the party blogs. Love your photos of your creative spaces.

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  19. What a fun shop you have. The kind of place it's fun to come and shop and stay a bit. Thanks for a lovely peek into where you create.

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  20. Wow! This was a VERY cool tour of your home/workshop. Now... I wish that I could come visit for REAL!! maybe...someday =)

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot

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  21. Thanks for the tour :-) I love that you live on Quilt Lane!

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  22. OMG Sharon... that was just sooo wonderful a visit today! I LoVe your home/work area/ showplace. It's PeRfEcT ! Thanks for sharing it with me! Cheers.

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  23. Thanks for inviting us in to your lovely home. I really enjoyed the visit.

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  24. Beautiful!!! I want to come visit for a while.

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  25. Gosh your home is beautiful - I love it, thank you for sharing your space!

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  26. Fascinating tour, Sharon! There is so much history, everywhere and your home and house and property is like a storybook. I appreciate you sharing you life with us :-)

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  27. Sorry you are having trouble with blogger as was mention in the other post.
    Adorable kitty! and so great to have a creative space...thanks so much for the tour!!!

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  28. Well thank you for taking us for a trip around your world. I love all the quilts.

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  29. Good afternoon, Sharon,
    I just love your large work table in your quilting studio...and your helper cat is pretty precious too. Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with us. I hope you have time to stop over and visit mine...there is a little giveaway at the end!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care, ~Natalie

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  30. thank you for the tour, Sharon! I love your huge work table. What I wouldn't give for something like that.

    Your work is amazing.

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  31. Sharon I smile every time I drive past your lane!!! Your Mumma invited me to come learn to hand quilt quite a while ago and I never did get there. Maybe I will come visit soon. Wonderful blog!!

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  32. What a wonderful tour and love your street sign, you have a beautiful place full of love and quilts!

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  33. Such a lovely tour. Love the name of the street. It fits. Thanks you for sharing your space with us and have a great day.

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  34. What beautiful space you have and wonderful work you do! Thank you for the inspiration.
    I'm glad I stopped by your studio. I feel I have to get back on my quilting projects again. It's time.
    Regards,
    Reina

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  35. You have a great space and so many quilts! That is my dream to have lots of completed quilts! THanks for the tour!

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  36. Hi Sharon. I was crusin the list of WWC posts and saw your Quilt title. I am a quilter as well. Lovely home and farm you have there. Looks like you have alot of fun making and sharing your love of quilting. Way to go.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Gail (I did not join this year, but did last). Big Horn Mountain Creations.

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  37. I love to sew and create, and i am definitely a wantabe quilter. I love your work and where you live looks pretty sweet. It reminds me of old New England. Am I right? I am your newest follower.

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