September 17, 2011

Quilt rack excitement.

I have a wonderful quilt rack in my bedroom, that I've had for probably 25 years.  It holds some wonderful quilts that I've collected over the years.  It's a ladder that leans against the wall, and it's tall.  Now that I'm quilting, I've been wanting another for the living room.  I saw just what I wanted on Jacquie's blog, and in one of her post, she mentioned that her Dad made the quilt ladder, and "If you're in the area I'm sure he'd love to make one for you....for a price."  Well, her "area" is Kansas City, KS, (she's recently relocated to Chicago.), but I thought, what the heck, there's such a thing as a road trip, or UPS might work.  So, I contacted her, and she put me in touch with her Dad, Fred.  The upshot is, if there're no hang-ups, I should have a new quilt ladder by the end of October!

 Sabbathday Lake Shaker Towel Rack

Right after I decided on getting a quilt ladder from Fred, I saw this Sabbathday Lake Towel Rack in the Shaker Workshops catalog.  It's made from clear hard maple and measures 33" high x 34" wide x 6 1/2" deep.  I thought it would be perfect for in front of our fireplace.  I consulted with my resident furniture finisher, Bob, and asked if he'd finish it for me; if you order the kit, unfinished you save 50%.  Bob said, sure, he'd do it.

So now, I'm going to have 2 new displays for quilts.  Amazing!

Be well and do good,


  1. I love both of them! I just use an old dirty ladder or an old door that is sitting against the wall.

  2. These are very nice...they will look great adorned with your beautiful quilts!

  3. they are both wonderful quilt racks...I am always looking for additional places to hang my quilts, love the one from the shaker catalog for near our fireplace too! thanks


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