Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Quilt House

So a little backstory first ;)   I might have mentioned this before, but when we moved to Cedar City 4 years ago, we happened to fall in love and buy the house that is two doors away from the house my husband grew up in and the house my wonderful In Laws, Bob and Barbara, live in.
      We love living so close to them!!!  The kids burn up the sidewalk visiting Grandpa and Grandma each day and have so much fun going to sew at Grandma's.  But with the addition of the Long-Arm in their house and trying to teach multiple kids at a time in her sewing room, things were starting to get a bit cramped.
       So when the house that is between our houses came up for sale last year, Bob and Barbara bought it!!!!  So now we are like a fun trio of houses all together, and I love it!!!!  They rent the upstairs, we took out the fences in the backyard so there is a huge play place for the kids and then the basement has been a work in progress for the last year.   But finally, it's ready to be shared.   And somewhere along the way of working on and in it, it was dubbed the name . . .  The Quilt House!!!!!  And I am so excited to share it with you this morning.

So this is the Long-Arm room.   I can't begin to explain how much easier it is to work on this with room to move around it!!!  I just love how open it is!!   And there is a little room of this where the kids can play when I am busy stitching ;)  So nice!!!


And behind the long-arm is this fun built in.   One side is used to store all of the thread for the Long-Arm.  My FIL built all of those shelves and they are so fantastic.  It makes it so easy to see all of the thread colors ;)  The other side of the build in is for all of the kids to keep their project boxes in.  Each of them have their own box or bucket to keep all the pieces of whatever they are working on.   They love it!!!


And in the adjoining room, my FIL has built these super cute tables that are the perfect height for the grandkids to be able to work at.   Multiple heights so no matter what age, you can see to sew.   And ya, just a few machines to sew on ;)


And in the back corner, there is another little sewing station where Barbara does a lot of her sewing.  And yes, right behind her is . . .


an awesome design wall that takes up the entire wall!!!!   Isn't that so fun!!!  Barbara put all of her orphan blocks on here so she can see what she has to work with for the "reunion quilts".   And then right in front of the design wall is a fabulous counter just the right height for a cutting counter.   Love it!!!


And last but not least by any means  . . . the Fabric Room ;)   This room is just off the long-arm room and Bob did built in shelving for all of Barbara's Fabric!!!  This side of the room is the Cotton!!!  Yummy, yummy fabric goodness!!!


And the other side of the room is all of her other fabrics that she uses for pj's for the grandkids and amazing hat making!!   Yup, I can spend considerable amounts of time in here just petting all of that fabric goodness ;)


And that is the Quilt House!!!   We have been having so much fun sewing together and I just love watching my children fall in love with quilting while they learn from their grandma!!!!   I can not begin to express my love and appreciation for Barbara and her willingness to share this amazing blessing with me and my children ;)    Be sure to pop back in tomorrow as I will be sharing about our first little "retreat" at the Quilt House.  So fun!!!!!
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39 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous.... what fun that room could be...thanks for sharing

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  2. Clearly I did not marry into the right family! Gorgeous!

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  3. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I really don't know what to say. This is the most fabulous thing. How neat that your kids are the beneficiaries of this.

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  5. Wow! What a fantastic place. How wonderful on so many levels. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. That is just a DREAM situation. We are planning on moving to be near our daughter, son-in-law,and granddaughters within the next year or two when we retire, and that would be a dream situation because my daughter is a HUGE sewer and needleworker with a background in costume design. I gave her the link to this story and she just flipped out. What a neat thing to have!

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  7. How fun that you have such a great relationship with your in-laws and you can share your passion for quilting with your mother-in-law! And she can share her skills with your children. You are all truly blessed.

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  8. This is wonderful. Family closeness and creativity. Also nice to be able to afford 3 houses. Most of us cannot do that. Good for you all.

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  9. What a "dream come true" for any quilter. It's a win-win situation all around. You are all so blessed to share in this amazing venture!

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  10. This amazing! You and your kids are so lucky!

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  11. What absolute fun and giddiness!! I want to come play with y'all someday!!!

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  12. That is so fantastic! It is wonderful for so many reasons! Your kids are lucky they get to spend so much time with their grandparents. :)

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  13. So so amazing! You are a blessed woman!

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  14. Truly amazing!!! I'm turning green here! So beautiful and what a fabulous family you have :)

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  15. What a wonderfully charmed life. You have a great family and are instilling deep roots. Who could ask for more! Well, except that icing on the cake... called the Quilt House! It looks like so much fun!

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  16. How truly exciting and amazing. Congratulations on this "project" My wish is to have everyone living close by but this is even better

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  17. It looks amazing and I love how inviting it is for the grandchildren too.

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  18. Is the house on either side of you available?? Across the street??? I'm ready to move and be adopted into your family!!! What a fabulous situation you have!!!

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  19. WHAT THAT IS THE MOST FABULOUS THING I HAVE EVER SEEN....LOVE

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  20. What an awesome sewing room for grandma, and to have an area for her grandkids to sew and grow with her in their free time is such a blessing. i have lived next door to my inlaws for 26 years, (and yeah-i get "the look" when i talk about it) , but this has given my kids a wonderful opportunity that most kids never will experience. You are fortunate and will make some treasured memories... Thank you for sharing your Quilt House with us. :)

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  21. Oh -- my -- goodness! Would you consider adopting another child, who is self sufficient and 45 years old! I wanna live with you guys!

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  22. This is the craziest-cool thing I think I've ever heard. Crazy in the best possible way, of course!

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  23. This is the craziest-cool thing I think I've ever heard. Crazy in the best possible way, of course!

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  24. That's AMAZING!!!!! I need a quilt house!!! Or at least to come visit yours. ;)

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  25. You couldn't get a better place...Wow...........I love it. And for the kids to have 3 joining backyards to play in as well............wonderful! I love the Quilt house and all the yummy room for sewing and quilting. You must be "sew" happy!!

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  26. Open space fosters creativity. What a lovely open space to create in! We have considered retiring to Cedar City, funny to find out you are there.

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  27. that is so cool.. i am jealous!! but happy for you!!

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  28. Wow, that's amazing! It's like a dream! :)

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  29. So great for all three generations. I take it you still have your own sewing room/studio and fabric stash in your house? And it's just your long arm business that's in the quilt house?

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  30. Haha! Okay, NOW I get it! Had to work back from the Sisters Retreat :) Awesome, and unimaginably so great that you have 3 homes in a row...my mind reels!!! (I love using exclamation points and smiley faces too!!! :) and now I know who Barbara is, too, yay!!!

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  31. WOW WOW and WOW. How fabulous for all of you. Great family.

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  32. wow! That is a little slice of heaven right there!

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  33. What a wonderful, bright, cheerful and inviting space!

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  34. I am so behind times on this, but just wanted you to know that I DO read your blog, but it's been such a busy summer for me that somehow I have missed A LOT lately! The shared space with your in-laws is absolutely wonderful! You are going to make some great memories here! Enjoy!

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  35. Wow that is so cool. So I guess the upstairs has a separate entrance.
    I'm so amazed. What memories you'll make!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa