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Suppose Quilt Boutique

A mother-daughter team showcases colorful, contemporary tastes with a nod to quilting’s past at Suppose Quilt Boutique in Preston, Idaho.

Modern Marvel

Colorful bolts and bundles of fabric and a slew of sewn samples welcome visitors to Suppose Quilt Boutique in Preston, Idaho.

Meet the Staff

Sitting, from left: Kathy Thomas (co-owner) and Jo Thomas (co-owner); standing: Evelyn Greene, Deonna Fuller, Shelley Christensen, and Jessica Schvaneveldt.

Wide Variety

The quilt shop’s inventory and decor reflects the styles of both owners—mother Kathy Thomas has a taste for classic design and daughter Jo Thomas likes to take traditional pieces and make them edgier.

Geometric and 3-D

Does Not Compute from the book Dare to Be Square Quilting by Boo Davis and oversize candy pieces add to the whimsical and creative atmosphere at Suppose Quilt Boutique.

Colored Pencils

Suppose Quilt Boutique owners Kathy Thomas and Jo Thomas designed Colored Pencils for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. Basic writing implements inspired a graphic quilt constructed with paper-piecing and a plethora of fabric strips.

Machine-Quilting Details

Designer Jo Thomas machine-outline-quilted 1/4" inside the pencil point and eraser units. Using threads that match block colors, she stitched a different design—swirls, loops, scallops, and geometrics—in each assorted print pencil.

Colored Pencils Color Option

Quilt tester Laura Boehnke put a primitive spin on the pencil units with seasonal theme-prints representing autumn and winter holidays. Fabrics are Seasonal Little Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics.

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