Tuesday, April 07, 2015

thank you!!!

Thank you all so much for the enthusiastic and kind response to my fabric line announcement! I can't tell you how grateful I am for your kind words...they mean so much!!!
Yesterday I did a double header trunk show for a quilt guild in Rochester, MN. After I showed my quilts at the afternoon meeting, a kind woman folded and carefully placed my quilts in the pews in front of the church. It was pretty fun to see them all lined up like that! I texted the photo to my husband and commented on how church pews make good quilt holders. His immediate response was, "we aren't buying any." Well, it was worth a shot, anyway, don't you think? Maybe I can keep working on him...the pews would be pretty fun to fill up with throw pillows, too! :)

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

49 comments:

Susanhusan said...

What a beautiful and cheerful lineup!

Judy said...

Screened-in porch needing a bench? An old Victorian porch needing a bench? A long entry-way that needs that just right something? Yes, I know, I am enabling! LOL

Love the quilts!

Patti said...

lol! Your quilts make the pews look so welcoming. Churches should really consider this! :D

Afton Warrick said...

Your husband is a spoil sport, just kidding. If you had your way, pastors would have avery hard time keeping the congregation awake--all snuggled up in quilts and throw pillows.

Laura said...

Church pews make excellent quilt holders! What a pretty display of your quilts.

Di~ said...

Ha! I love it! :) :)

Fran said...

Lovely photo!

Samantha K said...

I love all of your bright colors. I cannot wait to see the new fabric line. And WELCOME BACK :)

When we have Senior Sunday at our Church, the quilts for the graduating seniors are displayed like that on the front pews before the kids are presented with them and wrapped in them.

Our Church also displays them like that when the ladies are finished with their work days.

I do admit, I get easily distracted though during Church when the quilts are out on display.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- that's exactly what my hubby would say. They know us well. Killjoys!

Diane said...

I thought of the pillow idea before I got to that part of your post!! Ha! Nice try with the pews-keep working on him!!

RockinHairBabe said...

they are beautiful! I am beyond excited for your fabric collection!!!

Shari said...

My grandfather pastored an old country church years ago. I would love to have one of the old pews from that church, but they are long gone. You never know what you'll find in an antique shop!

Barbara Gelpi said...

What a great story! You are one of the inspirational quilters that started me quilting. I love your Sunday Morning quilts book. We share the same need to husband our fabrics carefully and use every last bit. Thanks for sharing every week! Barbara at creaturecomfortquilts.wordpress.com

Kristen Jones said...

Your right! Church pews look amazing with quilts on them! There are the 2 best things! Church and quilts!

Kathy G said...

Amanda Jean, thanks for coming down to Roch. We really joyed your presentation and quilts. Can't wait to try a quilt from your book.

skrawek tęczy said...

Wszystkie prace są piękne. Twój quilt jest cudowny.Miłego dnia:)

leanne said...

they look so awesome on the church pews !!!

sonia said...

LOL! But beautiful display too

mimischaos said...

Sometimes husbands just don't get it! They look just lovely!

Pat said...

Enjoyed your presentation and your sense of humor. Can't wait to try one of your quilts and also use scraps to knit a rug.

SuperMomNoCape said...

They do look great displayed on the church pews. Had to laugh at your husband's reply... lol.

Carla said...

What a fun photo! Thanks for sharing your chat with hubby...the pillow idea really cracked me up!! Congrats on the fabric line...so great!

lalaluu said...

There is a guild in Plantersville, Texas, that does their quilt show in a church and they display the quilts folded over pews. Love the bright colors of your quilts!

Michelle said...

Sunday Morning Quilts was the first quilting book I ever bought and I see quite a few of those quilts hanging over the pews! They all look fabulous! I hope you can talk your husband into buying a pew for future photographing opportunities. ;)

Ramona said...

That's hilarious that that was his first response. Our men know us too well!

Totally agree they make a great display. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Carolyn J. said...

love the quilts over the church pews - such a cheery view!

Crystal_235 said...

Love the photo!!

ellen fischer said...

Welcome back ... this photo is perfection. You are my quilting hero, plain and simple.

Tracybug Creative said...

My friend just attended a funeral in a very old church in Austria, she said it was freezing and everyone had quilts to cover up with... I think quilts have a very welcome spot in churches and so much bright and happy reflects our Happy God and his happy people! I love them all!!

Vicki in MN said...

Loved having you at our guild, so inspiring!

Helen said...

I love your color choices, Amanda Jean. They just make me happy. And looking at your quilts displayed like this is truly eye candy for me. Yum!
Congratulations on your fabric line and hey, how about another book? I love Sunday Morning Quilts. I'm a fan for sure!

Jessie Fincham @ Messy Jesse said...

Your quilts look gorgeous Amanda! You're right, the pews make a fantastic display ;-) and brilliant news on your fabric line, I had no idea! I must have missed that post, off to have a read now! xo

Barbara Bailey said...

Simply beautiful!

Teresa Stanulis said...

A church pew is a great idea!! Wonder where one would fit in my house…..

gibbygoo56 said...

What a beautiful collection of quilts! Someday soon, I will have a collection as wonderful as yours. Once I get to it that is.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your quilts are so colorful and beautiful. How fun to have them displayed on the church pews.

The Spiritual Existential Nihilist said...

Really beautiful. I love your use of color.

vkh6210 said...

Your quilts are beautiful and putting them on the pews was a brilliant ideal. You may be asked to supply quilts for church services--maybe a new fashion statement coming soon!! lol

Linda said...

lol, I can just hear Kevin. :) Really, though, they are beautiful!

Dominique said...

Ha ha! With your collection of pillows, you would need a few rows of those!

Lea said...

Beautiful, they look so inviting. And congratulations on the upcoming fabric line, so exciting for you!:)

SewPsyched! said...

Lol!! That's great!! Hmmmm.....!!

Carie said...

Well congratulations again and don't those quilts just look stunning all lined up like that - the pews order them but with enough space to really see them!

KathyinMN said...

What a beautiful way to display quilts.

SharO said...

We so enjoyed your presentation at the meeting.
I attended the evening
meeting and to see the quilts displayed as we entered the church was so inspiring.
Oh, if only I had such bright scraps instead of OLD darks.
You are as bright and cheerful as your quilts.

Anne Lowry said...

your husband is funny and that's a great way to showcase all of your quilts at one time!!!

Svetlana said...

Your quilts look so gorgeous.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Your quilts look fabulous and so very colorful draped over the church pews. Hmmm . . . wonder if my church would let me take a pic like that.

eva said...

church pews are perfect for many things.... we have 2 short ones... keep working on him.....