The Quilt Vault

The PaleGray Labs office/workshop/studio is in a former bank building, which is why our suite contains a vault.

Entering the Quilt Vault
Entering the Quilt Vault

When I bought a new mattress I stored the previous one in the office vault before it found a new home. I quickly realized the vault could be its new home, and the home of my art quilts, freshly returned from Sleepy Creek Vineyards. And so the Quilt Vault was born.

My former mattress now lives in the Quilt Vault

QuiltVault$10Kceiling

Shedu&$10K

IlGatto&friends

Two Goddesses

QuiltVault Laxmi ceiling

FireEarthLaxmi

QuiltVault01

Even though Theo’s kids call the Quilt Vault a “sex dungeon,” having a real bed on site is practical for a quilt studio. I’m currently designing minimalist quilt tops using the 44″ wide bolts of colored fabric I bought last year, to have more colorful bases for complex stitch patterns. The bed provided instant visual feedback as I pieced this together:

piecedtopblue

Of course it is also excellent for naps.

Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

5 thoughts on “The Quilt Vault”

  1. I can understand y they call it a sex vault! It’s the most erotic place I’ve ever seen!!!

  2. I must say, these quilting patterns are very beautiful. I used to do some simple quilting work but never get such good work.

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