Studio Tour

It has been awhile since I did any kind of studio tour for blog readers, so I thought I would do that today.  These photos were taken last month.  Some are a little out of focus…. sorry bout that!

So come on in, see where we spend so much of our time.  And feel free to leave your quilt tops here for us to quilt.  (captions and descriptions will be below the photo.  click on any photo to enlarge)

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Step right in….

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my machine in foreground, Steve’s further to left.

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My design wall is on the far wall.  I have been working on an art quilt.  Some other quilt blocks are behind the art quilt.  Multitasking is the name of my game.

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Looking back towards my machine.  The small machines in foreground are where I embroider.

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The view from where I do most of my piecing.

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Steve’s machine.  This is his view of the world much of the time.  That door in the far corner is where we started the tour.. where you came in the door.

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Part of my stash.  The cabinet on right has doors open for the photo.  My friends organized my stash by color for me.  The open shelving has just fat quarters organized by color on the top shelves.

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Just part of our thread collection.  Actually, this is Steve’s thread collection.  And some of my templates.  Wall hanging on the wall is one of my most prized possessions.  An authentic Navajo woven rug… a gift from my sister.

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This cabinet has a few of my own quilts that are waiting to be quilted.  And all the rest is UFO’s.  Oh shut up.  You know you have UFO’s.  Oh.  not this many?  Send me your address.  I will send you some.

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This is one of 2 cabinets full of client quilts to quilt.  When you leave your quilt, it is hung on a hanger with the backing, and kept safely behind closed doors until we are ready to quilt it.  If you are a smoker and your quilt smells smoky, your quilt is put on a hanger, sealed in a plastic bag, then put in a separate cabinet.  That keeps the smoke off of someone else’s quilt.  We do that for cat and dog owner quilts too.

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This is the area where we write up your receipt with all the pertinent quilting and pricing information.  The plastic bin holds bagged quilts ready for pick up.  We also ship nationwide… so we bag finished quilts in plastic bags, then box and take those to the post office ready to be mailed priority.

Somehow I missed taking a photo just to the right of this…. where we have a bookshelf full of quilting books for our clients to borrow.

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And this is the door into the rest of the house.

Thanks for taking our virtual tour.  We would love to see your smiling faces at our door!

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki W
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 18:33:33

    If you ever see me at your door it will because I’m moving in!

    Reply

  2. Tammie
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 20:31:39

    Wow, Gayle! What a great space! I think I’m moving in too! LOL

    Reply

  3. myolivebranch
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 20:59:14

    hey thanks for the tour! that was fun.

    Reply

    • Gayle
      Aug 31, 2009 @ 21:51:55

      Hey cmon over peep. You, Tammie, Vickie and I are gonna have a longarm party. I can send Steve to the barn. Oh…. no I can’t. We need him to cook!

      Reply

  4. joanell
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 21:09:44

    Gayle, Gail and Dan led me to your site. I think we have much in common beside sort of being related. Nice studio and I love the portrait quilt. Pink is fabulous. joanell

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    • Gayle
      Aug 31, 2009 @ 21:50:51

      Hi Joanell, glad to “meet” you. I have heard of your work several times over the years, but just today went to your website and blog. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  5. Roberta
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 22:54:56

    What a wonderful tour! I love the studio- the space is amazing and it’s so bright. Loved the closet of your quilt tops. One day, right? Thanks for sharing.

    Roberta

    Reply

  6. sammi
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 23:19:39

    siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

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  7. Terri
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 09:13:45

    What a terrific space! You are livin’ the dream! BTW I have a lending library of quilt books, too. My quilter’s love it AND it is the best excuse in the world to buy new books!

    Hugs
    T

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    • Gayle
      Sep 01, 2009 @ 14:24:57

      Yes Terri, it is a great excuse to buy books. But it also keeps clients interested in new projects…. which means they bring us more work!

      Reply

  8. freda1951
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 10:13:22

    That is an awesome studio Gayle. I love all the lights.

    Reply

  9. Jackie
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 11:46:22

    Thanks for the tour. Love all the open space you have.

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  10. ramona-quilter
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 17:39:20

    Are you kidding me? You could do ballroom dancing in that room. It is HUGE. I am green with envy. And you have so much light and get to share it with the man you love. How cool is that?

    Reply

  11. Shelley
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 22:33:09

    I won’t need a sleeping bag – you have a room full of quilts!

    Reply

  12. TeresaL
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 17:16:07

    I love it and laughed about the offer of the UFOs! I hope all is well…..miss you and all my other quilting friends…I need to get in control of my life!

    Reply

  13. BeckyP
    Sep 09, 2009 @ 13:56:40

    Gayle,
    I love seeing your space in full function after watching it be built! How wonderful is that? I bet you feel free after using the kitchen area for so many years. I think I will be getting my machine back soon and after I recover Randy wants to learn how to use it!! Maybe we will become another Gayle and Steve! Randy has quite a bit of artistic talent..more than me. He would be great at custom I am sure! Loved the tour..thanks!!!

    Reply

  14. Mary
    Oct 21, 2009 @ 11:23:11

    wow…what a studio…love it…I like what you did to Kay’s photo too…

    Reply

  15. Margo Jannuzi
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 23:36:00

    Beautiful, light, spacious, and organized studio! Thanks for the online tour. I’ll have to drive up your way this summer for a ‘real’ walk thru!

    Reply

  16. Zina Dawson
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 08:47:44

    Gayle , I really love your space. His and hers quilting machines? My DH would love that. I am so tempted to gut the rest of my living room. One sofa left already. I am thinking……. Thanks for sharing your world. I really like the closet idea. You go girl. Zz

    Reply

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