|The “Summer Winds” quilt trail block, located at 4135 Main Street, Kelseyville, Calif. Photo by Marilyn Holdenried.|
KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Two new additions to the Lake County Quilt Trail were added to Main Street in Kelseyville. Summer Winds at 4135 Main St. and Birds Nest at 3925 Main St. were recently installed.
Each quilt block is 4-feet by 4-feet in size and fits snugly over the storefronts’ entrances.
Summer Winds can be seen on the 90-year-old structure at 4135 Main, home for decades to many Kelseyville families.
In 1985, Dr. Kirk and Quincy Andrus purchased the property and have continuously used the 1,700 square foot facility as medical offices. GPS location: N38° 58’ 38” W122°50’58”
“This community has been our home for 33 years,” Quincy Andrus said. “We raised our family here and established ourselves professionally. The LCQT is another way for our family to participate and support a fun community-project.”
Andrus chose the green and blue colors to represent the renewal of spring and the blue skies of Lake County.
Birds Nest is displayed at 3925 Main St. Built in 1937, the building has been used as a variety/dime store, an annex to the corner bank, and at least two quilt shops. GPS location: N38°58’40” W122°50’18”
Sisters Tina and Robin Kingsley, originally from Sonoma, recently opened the storefront as a retail shop for their online business, www.birdbraindesigns.net . Bird Brain Designs is a working studio that creates stitchery patterns sold in kits.
Visitors are making pilgrimages to visit the store and looking to discover treasures of the LCQT. Birds Nest is the pattern chosen because the owners feel the store has created a nice nest right on Main Street.
For detailed information about the LCQT, visit www.lakecountyquilttrail.com .
A short video introduces the all-volunteer project, provides short descriptions of each quilt and provides a printable map.
For day-to-day updates of the artistic team in action, go to Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lake-County-Quilt-Trail/187014251326163 .
|The “Birds Nest” quilt trail block, located at 3925 Main Street, Kelseyville, Calif. Photo by Bill Groody.|