Quilted Strait, located in a former stable in Port Gamble, Washington, hosts an ever-changing mix of fabrics and samples.
Shop owner Kris Cornell takes pride in the variety of fabric collections and quilted samples on display at Quilted Strait in Port Gamble, Washington.
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.
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.
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 .