Quilted Strait, located in a former stable in Port Gamble, Washington, hosts an ever-changing mix of fabrics and samples.
Meet the Staff
Sitting, from left: Vivian Martin, Barbara Stevenson, and Vicki Adams; standing, from left: Kris Cornell (owner), Taylor Lambert, Payton Lambert, Sarah Lambert, Peggy St. George, Sam Coyle, Gail Mabbutt, Judy Shanks, and Rhonda Quayle; not pictured: Jerry Cornell, Sue Casey, and Paige Chick.
In addition to its in-house label, Quilted Strait stocks patterns from local teachers and designers, including Locally Grown from Enchanted Valley Arts.
Whitewashed pine walls, a ceiling that vaults to 25 feet, and exposed rafters set a clean backdrop for the offerings at Quilted Strait. A pulley system lifts auilts suspended from the ceiling.
Rooted in History
The building that houses Quilted Strait is on the National Historic Register and is just a block away from Port Gamble Bay.
Shop owner Kris Cornell designed Happy-Go-Lucky for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. A print showcasing umbrellas sets the tone for this cheery throw that is assembled in vertical rows.
Terry Tamaki machine-quilted a set of curved lines in each A, B, and C unit, creating an umbrella design in matching unit pairs. She stitched a flower design in the print center of each D unit pair and each multicolor umbrella print rectangles. Terry filled the solid white areas of the inner and outer borders and D units with a meandering leaf-and-vines pattern and stitched parallel lines in he middle border solid white rectangles.
Happy-Go-Lucky Color Option
Bright dots, stripes, and prints add whimsy to quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s version of Happy-Go-Lucky. Laura eliminated the pieced middle border and reduced the number of blocks for a quick-to-sew wall quilt. Fabrics are from the Contempo Dots collection from Kensington Studio for Quilting Treasures.
For more information about Quilted Strait, visit quiltedstrait.com.