Saturday, October 6, 2012

Open House - Part 3

This is the last installment of our Open House posts.  I promised you that if you did not live near by so that you could attend the event, there would still be a chance for you to win prizes.  So I will be giving away a copy of the new book, Home Sweet Quilt with this post. I'll give you the details at the end of today's post.

Going down the stairs, I hung my new quilt, Secret Garden on the landing.  It was hard to get a good shot here because the stairway wall was in the way, but it is a nice place to display this quilt because you can see it from the main floor, looking down the stairs, and it makes you want to go see what else is down there.

I have very few walls on the main floor and upstairs to hang quilts on, so I had to be creative about displaying my quilts.  In the basement it is a little more traditional.  At the base of the stairs, Cabin Fever is hanging on the wall.

I actually have a quilt on a bed in the guest room.  This is one of my favorites.  I just love how this room looks with Scattered Sunshine dressing the bed.  (From the Home Sweet Quilt book.)  A little bit of random "sunshine" is pieced across the center of the quilt, and the appliqued flowers just drape perfectly over the bottom of the bed.  Woodland Walk is on the wall--it is such a great quilt because it is so scrappy, it goes with everything.

On the other end of the guest room is a crib.  When you have grandchildren, you need a crib.  So this room is kind of like a family suite.  Ahoy! is displayed on the crib.  This has been one of my most popular patterns.


Another bedroom has two twin beds with quilts being used as headboards.  This was fun because I had several small pink quilts and it was the perfect way to display them.  The solid green quilts on the beds make a good backdrop for the bed-toppers.  And that works out well for nap time when my grand-daughter is here--she just snuggles under one of the pink toppers to have her nap.

The family room had several red and yellow quilts displayed.  (I seem to have a lot of this color way.) But I didn't seem to have any pictures of it.  Maybe I can show you that later.  Here's a fun way to display a quilt, using a ring hanger, like you would use in a bath room to hang towels.  It's easy to display your quilt or take it out to wrap up in while you watch a movie.

The large family room was set up with demos during the Open House.  I came down stairs once to check on things and it was stuffed with people around each demo.  I had some wonderful quilters who came and shared their talents demo-ing techniques used in my book.  I am so grateful to them.  They did an awesome job, and just made it a perfect quilty day. 

 My niece, Maika Christensen does a lot of quilting for me.  Many of the projects in the book were quilted by Maika on her home machine!  She brought her machine to show how she does this.  Her work is wonderful-- I wish you all could have seen her demonstration.

 I didn't get downstairs soon enough to catch our other demos on camera.  My sister Margaret was demo-ing applique using my Appli-glue and Poke-A-Dots.  She is a pro, and she did some of the applique in the book for me.

 Janet Platt of Quick Point Rulers was here to demo her scallop ruler, and  Cori Blunt of Chitter Chatter Designs was gracious enough to come demo using bias tape to make lettering.  Both of these techniques were used on the Berry Patch quilt.

 Back on the main floor, the studio was the last stop.  Quilters stopped here to visit with me and get their books signed.


My daughter, Sarah was here helping out in the studio.  It was so nice to see my good friend, Tina.  I saw so many friends, and quilters I hadn't met before.  I hope everyone had a good time.  I sure did.

Here's a group of friends from one of my quilt groups.  Oh, and don't forget to take one of  those yummy caramel/chocolate covered pretzels when you leave!  (Thanks to my niece, Rachel)

Well, that about does it for the Open House pictures.  Now for the prizes.  Here are the rules:
1.  Sign up to be a "follower" of this blog.
2.  "Like" Jillily Studio on facebook or become my "friend."
3.  Leave a comment here on this post.

I will choose TWO winners to win a copy of my book, Home Sweet Quilt from these comments.  Make sure that you check back to see who won, because it could be you!!  I will name a winner on Thursday, Oct 11. 




Watch for my Blook Tour coming up starting October 13.  You can click on the button on my sidebar to read all about it.

Thanks for reading!
Jill

89 comments:

Gill said...

I would love to have seen all these quilts in person but the airfare from England was beyond my pocket!
I'm a happy follower!

bevkimmel said...

I love your quilts and especially Scattered Sunshine! I think Ahoy is my next favorite.

Beth said...

It's been such fun to see your Open House from afar. Thanks for taking the time to capture the day for us, when I'm sure you had many things to think about.

I'd love to be entered to win a copy of your book, but I'm not sure if I'm eligible. I follow you, but I don't "do" Facebook, so can't follow or like you there (or however that works). In any case--even if I am not eligible for the drawing--I just wanted to say thank you for the virtual Open House.

brickies said...

OMG! I love the quilts!! If I am not the lucky winner of your new book. I will definatley be buying it.Will you have kits, 'cos the new fabric is the 'bomb'!! Thanks for the tour of your house/studio. What a brilliant idea, I have never seen an idea like that before.
Bronwyn

Nana Jo said...

It looks like you had a great open house. I love how you displayed your quilts and your book looks like a best seller.

Nana Jo said...

I am a friend on fb.

Donna said...

Beautiful quilts - Scattered Sunshine stole my heart. I am a follower of your blog.

Donna said...

The ring hanger is a fantastic way to display your quilt. Thanks for the idea - this will work well in my smaller space. I do "like" you on FB.

Donna said...

Oh how I wish I could have been at your open house. Everything looked lovely and all the smiling people say a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing.

DebrafromMD said...

I'm a follower. Wish I could have come to your open house. It looked amazing!

DebrafromMD said...

I Liked you on Facebook.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have loved you tour through your house of quilts-everything looks so beautiful, fresh and crisp.
would love the book!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am a follower of your blog

Colleen G said...

Enjoyed seeing how your quilts express your art throughout your home. Been following you through my "reader" for a bit but took the time to connect on your blog and through FB.

paulette said...

Oh...man THAT was GOOD!! Thanks so much for taking us along on the tour!! I love all of your quilts and your house is gorgeous! I am a long time follower and 'liked' you on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous book!!
Paulette

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

So wishing that I lived close enough to attend the Open House! Thanks for all the pictures to make us feel like we were there!

I would love a copy of the new book!
Amy

evelyn said...

Thank you for inviting us into your new home. Your have a wonderful family, a lovely home and gorgeous quilts. It doesn't get any better.

Erin said...

I love your quilts! I wish I lived closer. It looks like it was a great open house!

onlymehere said...

I'm a follower. So glad you posted these installments. It was fun to see all of your quilts, etc. I missed being able to see you in Logan as I had to work and couldn't get off but I thought of how lucky Kris was to have you up! Hoping for continued success for you.

Rosa said...

I love how you displayed your quilt,fantastic.I would love to have been there ,every quilt is just wonderful, but I`m too far away,Spain.

I`m happy follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn said...

I've followed your blog for a while, and love the color and designs that you use. I've now 'liked' you on Facebook, but will tell you that I hardly ever look at it. Thanks for the tour of your house. Outstanding!!

Julia said...

Loved the posts on your Open House! You are truly blessed to have such a great crew to help and support you in your quilting journey. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ginny Worden said...

Thanks for the great tour, and the ideas galore. Already a follower and of course "I like" you.

Tam said...

Your quilts are so distinctive that I think I could pick them out at any quilt show! Cheerful, bright, airy and contemporary--my kind of quilts! Thank you for sharing your new home and friends!

Leslie said...

I've been following and I love your home. I've made your Holiday Lane Pillow and I'm making another for the Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop. Love your fabrics and designs.

Ullis said...

Thanks a lot for showing all the beautiful quilts in your loveley home! I would love to win a copy of your book. Hugs Ullis in Sweden

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower and really enjoyed your Open House and all the beautiful quilts! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I am a follower and have enjoyed seeing your open house. Your quilts are beautiful.

Jill said...

What a lovely open house it must have been. I do follow and thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

janice said...

I have been a follower for awhile now. I just liked your facebook page. Your house is gorgeous!

Barbara said...

I love all of your quilts. The house tour is beautifully set up.

Barbara said...

I'm a follower already.

Barbara said...

I have liked you on facebook.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower.

Judy1522 said...

Your open house looks like it was so much fun. I wish I didn't live so far away I would have loved to attend. Thank you though for all the great pictures. All of your quilts are so beautiful and you did an amazing job of displaying them in your house.

Kaye M said...

Thanks for sharing your open house by pictures for those of us who live too far away to physically attend. My favorite pattern is Woodland Walk because I love scrap quilts. I liked you on Facebook and I already subscribe to your blog.tkmattson
@hotmail.com

Kalynn's Creations said...

Wish I could have attended. Love your quilts and fabrics. I follow your blog.

Joan said...

I liked you on FB.

Joan said...

I am a follower through Google Reader.

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing your Open House. Your quilts are gorgeous. You have a beautiful home.

Linda said...

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Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'+GFC!

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Linda said...

HELLO! BEAUTIFUL QUILTS!
THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!
HAPPY STITCHING!

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Christine M said...

Thank you for the open house tour. Everything is just so lovely. It would have been lovely to visit in person. I follow your blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful way to display quilts Makes me want to go to the sewing machine and start working. You place is lovely

Margaret said...

I already follow your blog

Margaret said...

I like you on facebook

Mary said...

I'm a follower and love how you showed your quilts on beds and as Headboards. I hope I win a copy of your Book! Sorry I couldn't travel to Uuah for the Open House. Looks like a lot of fun.

Mary said...

I like you on FB too.

Lee said...

Thank you for the tour! love your quilts! I follow w/ reader.

Unknown said...

I loved the tour! I so wish I could have been there! Does your sister quilt on a Bernina 820- or 830? Love the whole house, it is quite lovely!

hadacres said...

Loved the tour as live in CA, your studio is awesome & the rest of the house is gorgeous. Would love to win your new book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sandy D said...

Thanks for letting us take the tour of your studio even though we couldn't be there.It is the next best thing.What machine does your sister quilt on?

Sandy D said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Sandy D said...

I "liked" you on facebook

Diane E W said...

Thank you for inviting me to your virtual open house. I really enjoyed myself. Love all of the quilts and the inspiration. I will have to look for your book, too bad it won't be autographed. And those chocolate caramel pretzel thingys, you can put one of those in the mail. Glad your open house was a success.

Diane E W said...

I am a follower.

Debbie said...

That was the best house tour ever. Your quilts and your home are beautiful. I love your new book. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Sallie said...

I like you on FB.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the tour - your quilts are amazing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow your blog.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I "like" you on Facebook.

Cecilia said...

I love the way you decorate your house with your quilts. I've enjoyed seeing your pictures and it made me feel included in your open house. I wish I lived closer so that I could have attended. Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

Cecilia said...

I'm a regular follower.

Cecilia said...

I already like you on Facebook too. :-)

Kathy Railsback said...

I loved attending your open house. I was amazed with ALL the gorgeous quilts in every room. Thanks for sharing!

WYO Di said...

I've like you on FB for some time already!! I am now following your blog as well. Thank you for the blog tour of your open house; it leaned on feeling like I was there. Thank you for sharing your talents, home, and quilts!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I already like you on Fb and follow your blog. Just love all your quilts.

ritainalaska said...

enjoyed the open house ... much admired all the quilts! am looking forward to your blook tour!

ritainalaska said...

i follow your blog :)

ritainalaska said...

i follow your fb posts.

Darlene B said...

Your quilts are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these great photos for those of us who live too far away to attend the open house! I am a follower.

Kd Brown said...

1...2...3...Done! Love your new book, Jill, and the great tour of your house. Quilts are wonderfully everywhere. ~WeimerMom

Cindy said...

Thanks for inviting us into your home. I love your quilts and enjoyed seeing how you use them to decorate!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I am a regular follower of your wonderful blog. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I follow you on FB, too :) (under Linda Gilli just in case you are checking )

Nancy said...

I already follow your blog!

Nancy said...

I already like you on FB

Foolish Feathers said...

Oh I am so stealing the quilty headboard idea! YOu are just so clever and your quilts are whimsical...now where does one order the book? I can tell its one I just have to have!

lindav said...

I love being a follower of your blog ...atleast I get to see pix of all the wonderful things since I don't live near by! And I am a Facebook friend. Thanks for making your open house available to ALL your friends !

KMSC said...

I'm already a follower of your blog. Thanks for a great tour of your open house.

Maxine said...

Thanks for the great tour..Love the house and the red windows. Thanks for the chance to win.

LeAnne said...

I've enjoyed seeing your open house. Wish I could have been there. Your Beyond the Gate fabric is gorgeous. Hope my LQS is going to carry it. I am a follower and like you on FB.

Janet said...

Looks like you're enjoying your beautiful home and thanks for sharing your decorating with quilts. Would absolutely love to win, Home Sweet Quilt!

Lisa said...

Jill,

I love the new studio and home decor. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm currently a career woman who quilt's on the side. It is people like you who have inspired me to pursue my craft as a career. I love how your work looks so bright clean and simple and look forward to creating a quilt with your fabric soon.

Miss Jean said...

I know it's past the date, but I wanted to comment anyway. I so wish I could have visited your Open House! Your home is beautiful and all of the quilt displays and all the demos looked great. I love the green quilt bedroom in the basement. That is my bff's favorite color so I always call it "Nikki green."

kavettahulse said...

Looks like a great book!!