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!!!!!