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.
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.
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.
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.
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.