As you can imagine, I have a lot of quilts and am always looking for ways to display them. There are only so many that I can actively use on beds or as throws. I have them stacked in baskets here and there and I change them out often, but It seems a shame to hide them all in closets and cupboards when the fabrics, quilt designs and quilting are so good looking. I have a large wall in our family room that was just begging for a quilt display. I found a metal curtain rod at West Elm that seemed like it would work to display more than one quilt at a time. It is metal and strong and has a middle bracket so it won’t sag with the weight of many quilts. I mounted it a few feet below the ceiling level to leave room for art work above it and to also make it easier to grab the quilts if someone actually wanted to use one while watching TV. After all, that is what they are for, right? The rod can be adjusted from 44″ to 108″ This is the current grouping…a nice winter mix.
The quilts from left to right…CHRISTMAS GOOSE from Thimbleberries Guide for Weekend Quilters, CHRISTMAS PATCHES from Quilts for My Sister’s House, EASY FAT QUARTER SQUARES from Basic Beauties and MOUNTAIN STARS from Thimbleberries Collection of Classic Quilts. The framed house picture is HOUSE OF HEARTS, a wooly made from a Thimbleberries pattern. Books are available from Landauer Publishing and Amazon.
Here is a close-up of the bracket end of the curtain rod. This worked out so well… I am temped to put another one up in my sewing room. I would like to display some of my antique quilts that don’t necessarily match a room’s decor, yet are beautiful and definitely inspirational.