Contemporary meets traditional at Quilted Threads-a quilt shop in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Finding a New Light
Quilting Threads in Henniker, New Hampshire, blends the line between traditional and contemporary. Owner Becky Weber decorates the interior of her shop, a 1860s farmhouse, with colorful fabric bolts and quilted samples.
Meet the Staff
From left: Michelle Miller, Sharon Halsey, Elizabeth Shulson, Rebecca Weber (owner), Kate Sullivan, Jo-Ellen Wagner, and Anne Hunter; not pictured: Mary Bianchetti and Elly Hawkins.
Shoppers can get an aerial view of fabric bolts and finished quilts from the second floor of the shop. Donated fabric that local residents quilt for various charities fills the attic at Quilted Threads.
Come Rain or Shine
Quilted Threads stocks an assortment of juvenile prints and patterns, including the Rumpled Quilt Skins Stuffed Giraffe by Kathy Barbro. Pillowcases became valances during the quilt shop's participation of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge.
Staff members Rebecca Weber and Anne Hunter designed Soft Spoken for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2011 magazine.
Donna Dahl machine-quilted scroll designs across the quilt top.
Soft Spoken Color Option
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used brush-stroke prints that essentially act as solids to contain the large- and medium-scale prints she used in the second level of "logs" in each block. Fabrics are from Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane collection for Michael Miller Fabrics.
Out and About
When you're visiting Quilted Threads, take the time to check out these other local attractions.
Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224; 603/783-9511. Restored Shaker buildings and crafts demonstrations.
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub, 48 Main St., Henniker, NH 03242; 603/428-7621. Casual dining with a view of the Contoocook River.
Henniker House Bed-And-Breakfast, 10 Ramsdell Rd., Henniker, NH 03242; 866/428-3198. Victorian guesthouse.
Henniker Riverside Artisans, 58 Main St., Henniker, NH 03242; 603/428-3127. Handcrafted gifts.
Old Number Six Book Depot, 166 Depot Hill Rd., Henniker, NH 03242; 603/428-3334. Large selection of novels and out-of-print scholarly books.
Pats Peak, 686 Flanders Rd., Henniker, NH 03242; 888/728-7732. Family skiing with 22 trails and slopes.
The Fiber Studio, 161 Foster Hill Rd., Henniker, NH 03242; 603/428-7830. Destination for knitters, weavers, and spinners.