Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quilts with Breakfast

How often do you walk into a restaurant and see quilts hanging on the walls? This is not the first time this has happened to me and I'm beginning to think they follow me around, just waiting to be noticed. One day last week my son and I needed to go shopping for a few things and stopped for breakfast before we set out. As we walked along looking for someplace to eat I was thinking about small quilts and what I should write about on my blog - yet another shopping trip? Seems like that's all I've been doing lately - how boring.

We picked a random restaurant near this one store he wanted to go to and when we walked in -  there were quilts hanging on the walls! How unusual is that? I never go into restaurants and see quilts and now it's happened twice. I'm thinking it's some kind of karma. I'll have a cup of coffee . . . and 2 quilts, please.


He was a little embarrassed but very patient with me as I pulled out my camera. At least I turned the flash off so as not to draw too much attention to our table . . .



I did sneak off to the bathroom because I had to get a shot of this one. On the green wall.

On our way out, I asked the young man at the cash register if he knew who had made the quilts and he said he wasn't sure -  his mom, he thought.  Sounded like no one had ever asked before because he was surprised at my question. I told him I thought they were very nice and that I really appreciated how they added to the  "ambiance" of the restaurant. I hope he told his mom. After I got home I inquired a little further and found out that they were made by Martha Beard. Thanks, Martha! What an unexpected but pleasant surprise. We need more quilts in restaurants and other public places to lift us up and inspire us.


15 comments:

Sue said...

That's really neat! I love when I walk into Cracker Barrel here in our hometown and see the quilts hanging on the walls.

I am curious though, Was this Martha lady the cashier's mom? Or was he just giving her credit for them :D :D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cool! We went to a Bob Evans once and there was a huge quilt hanging on the wall. Also a couple of our local libraries have quilts hanging in the entry way. Maybe there are guilds that meet there, I'm not sure, as I've never asked. But it is a delight to see fabric art in public places.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Not sure but I will ask . . .

Kathleen Tracy said...

Cracker Barrel and Bob Evans too?? I need to eat out more. There are not many quilts here in Chicago restaurants I can tell you that. Watch, someone will prove me wrong.

Susie said...

Some of the Amish restaurants in Ohio have quilts on the walls. It doesn't seem as surprising there as it would in other restaurants. I hope the idea spreads......

handmade said...

Lovely quilts at breakfast !!!! enjoy !!

JulieF1962 said...

What is the name of the restaurant, if you don't mind my asking? I live in Libertyville, and would love to go there!

Mary said...

I love the idesa of quilts in restauants and other public places. In Middlebury, Indiana, there are quilts on the walls at the Essenhaus Restaurant. They are so lovely to see.

Merilyn said...

How lovely to see little quilts as part of the decor!! There should be more of it!!!

Kristy said...

My dentist's office has quilts on display...I love it. The dentist's mom made them for him. They are very well executed.

Manoli C. said...

¡¡¡Enjoy!!!...
In Spain restaurants there are not blankets hanging on the walls.
Congratulations!!!
Enjoy your day and your sewing!

Zuly said...

That pretty decoration. I love quilting.
A big hug from Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo U.

Karen said...

There were 5 antique quilts hanging on walls in a doctor's office I visited last month in North Carolina. I just knew I was going to like the doctor as soon as I walked in.

Leeanne said...

makes for a nicer tasting coffee!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a great way to enjoy breakfast (or any meal).

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