18
Tuesday

March 2014







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Feeling a little Melancholy

As most of you know by now, I’m moving.  My residence and business.  While I’m SUPER excited, there’s a little sadness in leaving my studio.  I opened the studio 3 1/2 years ago and it’s been so great!  I guess I just hope the new studio will be as great.  I don’t mean the physical place itself but the feeling, relationships, atmosphere……..

Of course it will be!!  It’s all about the people and I have the BEST QUILTERS out there coming to the studio!  I can’t wait to be all set up and holding classes in the new studio.  We’ll have lots more space.  It’ll be great!

workspace

workspace

The picture above is one side of the studio.  One of my favorite times in the studio is when these tables are COVERED with machines, fabric and supplies early on a Saturday morning before the students come back to sew for the day at a Sleep in Your Own Bed Retreat.  It’s such a symbol of what goes on here.  The sharing of projects, ideas, compliments and life.  Joy and sadness, laughter and tears.  It all happens when we get together and trust each other.

Back to the move ~ last week my cabinet guy came out and unassembled some built ins we are moving to the new studio.  I quickly took some pictures of the studio before it was disassembled and packed up.  Those of you who come take classes there know full well what it looks like but here goes ~

Welcome!

Welcome!

Front cutting counter and teacher's desk.

Front cutting counter and teacher’s desk.

left side

left side

right side

right side

built-ins

built-ins

built-in removed

built-in removed

On its way out.

On its way out.

fabric love!

fabric love!

Built ins reinstalled.

Built ins reinstalled.

Here’s the built ins, installed in the new studio.  They look great.  This will be a work counter and on each side there will be design walls for laying out quilts.  The frames pictured below are the frames for the design boards.

Design board frames.

Design board frames.

 

Extra counter space in the kitchen area.

Extra counter space in the kitchen area.

More Built ins.

More built ins.

Fabric cabinets along the back wall and another counter on the opposite side of the kitchen wall.  We’ll use this for display and serving food.

The new classroom tables are ready to be delivered and we’ll be moving the rest of the studio over in the next week in a half or so.  Classes begin in the new studio with April classes.

boxes at studiopacking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boxes boxes and more boxes!  Now the work/fun begins!!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
19
Saturday

October 2013







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Retreat Fun!

It was retreat weekend in the studio.  I love retreat weekend!  It’s a long Friday evening and all day Saturday of quilting, laughing, friendship and yummy food.  It makes me happy to have a room full of quilters enjoying themselves, relaxing and creating.

I thought you might like a peek at some of the projects that were being worked on.

First is Shirley’s Exploding Pineapple pillow top.  Love the colors!  There’s a free copy of this pattern HERE.

Here’s a post on a class we did on these with lots of other pillows to look at.

Shirley's exploding pineapple pillow top

There’s a couple design boards around that can be leaned up against the wall for designing on.  Mary was laying out her original design using the wonderful Glamour Girls fabric.

Mary's Glamour Girls 3

One thing that’s so great about quilting with a group is what we learn from each other.  Here Mary, and Shirley are working with Sue on laying out her Schnibbles quilt.

gals designing

Charlotte was laying out her Schnibbles quilt on the cutting counter.  Working out her border.

Charlotte's Schnibbles quilt

Julie finished her Cabin Play quilt top and has her snuggly flannel back all ready for quilting.

Julie's cabin play

Jeanie worked on these cute little bags.

jeannies bags

Sandy worked on her Ruthie Ann.  Love that Esprit de Noel from French General.

Sandy's Ruthie Ann

It was as beautiful sunny day so Ella spent the afternoon in the backyard.  She spent a lot of her time at the studio window hoping, just hoping someone would come out and play ball with her.  Or better yet, let her in to play with the quilters.  They came to see her anyway, didn’t they?  She thinks quilters are the best.  Her favorite place is in the studio when it’s full of students.

ella

That’s a little peek into the start of our weekend.  What a great start!  Have a good one.



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
25
Tuesday

December 2012







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Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas

As I take a few minutes to reflect this Christmas morning I’m thankful for so many things.  The quilting community being way up there on the list!  Quilters are such great people and I feel so fortunate to be a part of that “world”.

I wish you much peace and joy this holiday season!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri