Quilt Rack

Quilt Rack

Quilt Rack

The history on quilt racks goes back to the very roots of our country. The making of quilts has a long heritage that still continues. These quilts are true ‘labors of love’, and need to be displayed. In the early days, a quilt rack would be only functional, a place to hold the quilt, keep it handy, so that it could be grabbed easily and in the dark if the night brought cold temperatures. Because they were out and “displayed”, the pioneer women started displaying their designs; the character of their individual quilts, the fabrics of their lives. This has continued to this day.

In my home, we have several quilts that were made by my Wife’s Grandmother. Since my wife is now a proud Grandma herself (you can’t call her Grandma—she is Meme—way too young to be Grandma), these quilts have even more meaning to my children. These quilts don’t have a large dollar value, but are some of our most prized possessions.The upright quilt rack below is excellent for these type quilts.

Do you have some quilts that have been in the bottom of a cedar chest? Maybe it’s time to pull them out and start displaying them. Be ready to tell all that see them the history of the quilt. Hopefully, one of my stands will be of help.

The stand below here is a wall mount stand. It is made with a top shelf with a plate groove so that old plates or saucers can be displayed along with your quilt. The bar that supports the quilt is made with two “through tenons” that extend past the side supports. The side and support bar are pulled tight with another round tenon. The plate shelf sits in an exposed dado and extends past the side. This creates a plate shelf that stands proud of the side. The entire stand receives a 12 to 14 step finish (depending on which wood you decide to use in your quilt rack). I have seen some quilt racks that have some rough parts. I believe that your quilt deserves to rest on a piece of wood that you would love to run your hand on, so I use the same standard on every piece. The quilt rack shown is made of red oak and is finished in “golden oak”. The support bar on the inside measures 54 inches.

Give me a call and let’s discuss how you want yours made. Grandma will be glad you did!