The PaleGray Labs office/workshop/studio is in a former bank building, which is why our suite contains a 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 handmade art quilts (pre-Quilt Plotter) freshly returned from Sleepy Creek Vineyards. And so the Quilt Vault was born.

My former mattress now lives in the Quilt Vault

More about these quilts at ninapaley.com:

Bargain (Ten Thousand Dollars) Shedus Il Gatto Trapplique Hamsa Air/Nude Fire Water Earth Laxmi Devi Shiva Natraj

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

It is also excellent for naps.