“MANOR HOUSE 2016”
by Jeanne Horton
“MANOR HOUSE 2016”
by Jeanne Horton
The new “Manor House” collection revisits my antique textile collection of fabric and antique quilts I have enjoyed collecting for the past thirty years. The fabric and quilts all can be dated back to the 19th century and can be traced to circa 1860. I partnered with Windham Fabric several years ago with an idea to produce aged and loved 19th century fabric but with a twist, I wanted the fabric to suit a newer classic style that fits today’s home decor but still keeps that antique charm I love. This collection is different because we have added for the first time woven yarn dyed fabric. Here is a way to add texture and interest into your quilts which allows you to create an heirloom look.
This paticular collection consists of the Upstairs Manor prints and the Downstairs Manor Wovens. Please take notice how the colors are relevant and fit the trends and styles of today.
The Shop Girls have created many great quilts to inspire you which we are all confident you will enjoy.
“Clayton James” is pictured above the fireplace mantel on the left and the cozy primitive quilt on the bed is called “Nana’s Attic”. “Dunlap Hollow” has been another favorite because it is a perfect sized wall or table topper. It’s also festive and makes a great addition to any holiday decor. Now we have “Miller Manor” hanging over the bed on the left. This is a very traditional classic quilt and looks good in the blues and greys but would also be stunning in our old reds that are in the collection. “Road House” is hanging on the left and uses the pre-cut jelly rolls, we have this on request in a small or large size. “James Bartlet” is also on the left but displayed on the bed.
Two of our other favorites are known as “Cobblestone” and “Windmills of Manor House“. You can pick out the cobblestone quilt on the right and see how easy it is to use. The colors are soft and neutral and just work where ever it is staged. Windmills is really a fun choice even though it has large piecing but it looks amazing. It also uses my great signature print for the setting triangles.
TheManor House Collection of quilts have been loved by many. If you have an interest in any quilts you see here go into our shopping cart and go to quilting, then kits and you will find all of these amazing quilt kits and patterns at your finger tips.
There is just one last quilt we feel could be a Tied to the Past quilt. Suzanne did the greatest oversized Bowtie design by mixing the wovens up with the prints. We did very simple lines for the quilting and that makes this a wonderful little primitive, vintage cover-up we call “Country Gentleman“.
“THE SETTLEMENT COLLECTION 2015”
by Jeanne Horton
The “Settlement Collection” is a collection of time worn designs piecing character from the past and still committed to inspiring a style relevant for living today. The name was inspired from a wonderful painted scene on our 2nd Story wall that was done by my good friend Maggie Bonanomi. My hope is that you will enjoy working with the colors and prints as you create your own treasured heirloom quilts.
We will offer you an opportunity to purchase Fat Quarter Collections, Nickel and Dime Cuts, and 2 1/2 ” strips. The Shop Girls new pattern designs take advantage of these pre-cuts which makes it convenient and easier for our customers. I can also offer you 1/2 yard cuts. We are all anxious for you to see this exciting new collection.
The Settlement Nickel “5” Squares are $13.50, the Fat Quarter Collection, there are 38, is $132.50, and the 2 1/2″ Pre-cut strips are $40.00. Our 10″ cuts are all sold out.
I think it is time to share the wonderful quilts the shop girls have made from my Settlement Collection. The first quilt is called “Fancy Creek”. This is such a sweet quilt and dear to me for many reasons because “Fancy Creek” is where my grandparents lived and my mother was raised. The homestead was in the family for a 100 years. Fancy Creek measures 27″ x 31″ and comes packaged with the backing and binding for $45.00. The pattern is sold separately for $9.00 and was designed by Suzanne.
“Aubrey Corners” is another great quilt pattern designed by Suzanne and Aubrey Corners is a real place in her life that she lived by for several years and that is why this quilt is dear to her. Aubrey Corners is 63″ x 70″. The kits are available for $105.00. When this quilt was first introduced with the new line at market last fall we could see it being used for the holiday season. It is great for Spring but so lovely when used with Christmas greens. It makes you think of Vintage Christmas bulbs, it is a great example of a timeless classic quilt that won’t go out of style.
“Whipporwill Lane” is another pattern Suzanne designed. This is a great example of how easy it is to use the neutral fabric in this collection. One never tires of these quilts because they can go anywhere at anytime. This particular quilt measures 75″ x 85″. It is a great bed size. The kits are $129.50 and the pattern is $9.00 and needs to purchased.
The next quilt was what inspired me to create the Settlement collection. “Independence Day” is a designers whole cloth quilt. The quilt looks exactly like my antique, I even had it quilted the same to keep the integrity. It measures 85″ x 92″ a nice bed size and a smaller size is also included in our pattern. The kit is $99.50 and the pattern is $9.00. Blue is such a relevant color in the fabric collections this year. It has been awhile and I think we are all ready for it resurgence.
Selma has also had time to play with the line and her “Mississippi Flyway” is a great quilt project for you to consider. It is 62″ x 75″. This quilt has great movement and was named perfectly as she created it while sewing at Suzanne’s cabin on the Mississippi River last fall as the geese were beginning to cluster to migrate south. It definitely compliments the Independence Day quilt . The kits are priced at $116.00.
Another quilt from this collection is called “Jamestown”. It is 54″ x 62“, the kits a$112.00 and pattern again sells for $9.00. It is such a delight to see how every quilt looks so different. This is a classic colonial that represents the time period this fabric was manufactured in and is a wonderful representation of the line.
The last quilt I will show you today is called “The Settlement” . It has all of the fabric represented in my line in it. It is square measuring 56″ x 56″ and would look great on the wall or used on the table. We think it looks a little patriotic so you would find it lots of fun to display through out the summer months. It is really so easy to make up because it uses the most unique little 2 1/2 ” tumbler ruler which the shop girls all love. The ruler is $24.95 and even if you don’t use it on this quilt it is a great way to use your scraps up. I know several girls that are making bed size quilts. They are trading fabrics amongst themselves and when they are finished they will have an heirloom to treasure. The kit is $79.50 and is packaged with the 2 1/2″ pre-cut strips.
There are several more quilts in the works. Selma has designed two more patterns which are just getting kitted. One is for her Nickel Club which I hope to show you next week as it off to the quilters and the pattern is getting ready. We have the kits made up so you will be able to expect this beauty next week if you are a member of our Nickel Girl Club. It looks totally different than all the rest and I know you will love it. It happens to use the 10″ squares. She also has a quilt that uses the 5″ precuts.
Carol Hopkins has used the line for both of her GOF Gathering projects which you can see on line. There are a few openings left in this June Gathering. If you can join us there is more good news this event happens to fall at the same time as is our new Wisconsin Fabric previews. Don’t forget to join us for our annual Wisconsin Quilt Shop Hop during the month of June. Check our events page for more details. I hope I have given you a few reasons to get acquainted with “The Settlement” fabric collection.
“JEFFERSON COUNTY 2013”
by Jeanne Horton
Every time I design a new line I struggle with a name that is fitting. This year since, I was celebrating 30 years of being in business the girls and I began brainstorming ideas and came up with the idea that the name should incorporate something with Jefferson in it. Jefferson is the street I call home. So I was pitching names to Windham and “Jefferson County” just seemed right to us all. The rest is history. This is my sixth line and I think I get more excited with the process and outcome every time a new line is dropped. This particular line is one of my favorites and this is why. You will quickly see that these fabrics play nice when used together and have a great scrappy impact, your quilt projects can be planned with color, it works well with other lines out in the marketplace and it gives you a lasting feel for the Civil War Era fabrics we all love.
The shop girls have created many new quilts and we will continue to design and dream into 2014 so I can give you an idea of what you can dream and do with the Jefferson Country fabrics you fall in love with.
There are Nickel cuts packaged for $11.20 and we have a limited amount of Jelly Rolls for $38.40.
“133 Jefferson” is the first quilt I will reference from Jefferson County. The pattern is one of mine designed by my staff and can be ordered through the shop for $12.00. This quilt design is a story in itself. The quilt was created from a years worth of wonderful “Over 30 Quilts” the shop girls all created for the shop celebrating my 30 years. There are elements from each design that have then been incorporated into the 133 Jefferson quilt pattern. The quilt measures 80″ x 80″ and the kit is available for $165.00.
The next quilt is called “The Jefferson Register” , it measures 70″ x 70″, the pattern is $9.00 and the kits are $146.00. This quilt was inspired by an antique I saw and thought the fabrics were so fitting. This is one of my favorites.
“Colin’s Grove” was designed by Selma and named after her grandson Colin. It to was inspired by an antique quilt she admired. The quilt is stunning and serves as a perfect backdrop for our festive holiday trees but will bridge into winter with the colors she chose. The quilt measures 80″ x 80″, the kits are $157.00 and the pattern sells for $9.00.
Since Windham made us nickel cuts and Selma is the queen of patterns for nickel squares we knew we needed a quilt. It is known as “Jefferson Square”. The quilt is a great little scrappy quilt that uses the entire Jefferson County line of fabrics and when it is completed the finished size measures 46″ x 46″. The kits sell for $63.00 and the pattern is sold separately for $8.50.
Vickie loves history and her quilt using the fabric is called “Lucy Adams”, the line has the greatest old pinks and this little quilt has been very popular in the shop. The Lucy quilt measures 54″ x 64″ and the kit can be purchased for $122.00. Pattern is needed for $9.00.
Suzanne has also designed a great historic quilt from Jefferson County. It is called “Monticello”. It is a perfect size for the sofa measuring 45″ x 55″. The pattern is $9.00 and the kit can be yours for $80.00. This quilt uses the browns and old faded blues. The results are just perfect and you will find you can enjoy this beauty year round. We have a couple of other quilts we used pieced from the line and I think you might enjoy them as well.
Suzanne also designed a great quilt called “Snow Valley”. She used some of the my reds and an old background that Selma also used as her background in Colin’s Grove. It is one beauty to be loved year round. I think you will enjoy it all winter and it is quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Your quilt measures 72″ x 72″ and the kit is sold for $138.00. You will need the pattern and it is $9.00.
The last quilt I will mention at this time is also just using some of the fabric from the line, the old faded blues, a wonderful old tan print I can’t seem to get enough of and our great backgrounds. This quilt again was an antique quilt pattern I had admired and had just been waiting for the right line and fabric to make it up. The pattern is Hands All Around. I named the quilt “Warm Woolen Mittens” It measures out to be 50″ x 50″ and the kit is $72.00. Our pattern can be purchased for $9.00. You will enjoy it hung in the right place and I think it will be cozy to cuddle in as the border is a brushed flannel. I hope seeing the collection of Jefferson County quilts helps you visualize the many possibilities and great versatility this fabric line has to offer.
Jefferson County fabric is $11.20 a yard and the shop elves have even cut a collection of I/2 yard cuts for $212.80 and a fat quarter collection that can be purchased for $114.00. Wouldn’t you love to find this in your Christmas stockings?
It is time for another NEW Quilt using this incredibly easy to use line of fabric. Vickie has redone her Beth series quilts. This is “Beth in Blue”. Beth is 37″ x 43″, the kits are $43.00 and the pattern sells for $8.50.