Quilters Haven. E para qualquer amante ou até mesmo curioso nestas andanças da agulha e linha, este local é um verdadeiro céu! A Joni, a dona da loja (à direita na imagem) é uma verdadeira simpatia e poço de conhecimento! E nós, as alunas não podíamos ter aproveitado mais!
In my recent trip to USA I spent a couple of days in Salt lake City. One of the purposes of my visit was to learn some quilting techniques in a most delicious store called Quilters Haven. And for any lover or even mere interested in the art of the needle and thread, this place is a real heaven. Joni, the store owner (on the right at the photo) is really nice and also a well of knowledge! And we, the students, were really eager to learn!
Me, Tiffani and Rosalia had agreed with Joni that the payment for the class would be made in products, so we brought from Portugal some handcrafted card boxes covered with fabric and, of course, some Portuguese traditional fabric like our fabulous Chitas and some pieces of chintz with a vintage touch!
This was my second visit to this shop and every time I go in I remember those movies where all of the sudden a child is set loose in a candy shop and she eats everything. How I understand her! I wished I could bring every bit of quilted fabric, transformed in gorgeous quilts that cover the walls of the store.
The work is truly amazing and unique, colouful or in pastel shades, forming even blocks or not, quilted in geometrical shapes or not.
This quilt was the one I admired the most in this visit! It is marvelously executed, the fabrics are gorgeous and the quilting applied is pure genius! I wish I could work like that!
Thank you Joni for the fabulous class you gave us but above all, thank you for all the care, help, suggestions and hints that I will soon apply in my store! So, if you are visiting or passing through Utah, make a stop at this store in Bountiful, Salt Lake City. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, a small piece of heaven......