Studio Tour 2014

Have you ever wondered what someone else’s sewing room/studio looked like? With Pinterest these days it is easy to go online and research what possibilities are out there and get ideas to perhaps improve what you have and/or possibly live vicariously through someone else’s good fortune!

For me, I am always thinking/planning and re-organizing what I have and trying to improve that. Sometimes I get to drool over someone else’s LARGE space. I guess we all want some part of Cinderella’s castle! ☺

One of the events that Lakeview Quilt guild does every other year is to offer a Studio Tour of 6 homes. This is a way they raise money for the guild before their quilt show. I think this is a great idea, especially if you have resources this guild has as they have a huge membership base to be able to pull from.

Our organizer is Nancy F and she does a great job of researching everything and getting all of the logistics together for everyone. This was my first time to be able to attend/participate in it. I only got to 4 of the 6 homes and I hate that I could not make the other 2 as I had Granny duty this morning. A great shout out to Nancy for a job well done!

The four homes that I got to visit were amazing. Lecia and Mary Jo, I hate that I didn’t get to visit your wonderful space I’m sure you all had a great time!

The first house I went to was Sherrie’s, she is the shop owner of the Painted Pony and has been quilting for more than 25 years and I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. They have a beautiful home and I loved all of her quilts that she had displayed all over her home. The pictures say far more than I could ever say – you know “pictures say a thousand words”!

Sherrie has an amazing view

Sherrie has an amazing view

love her design wall and sewing area

love her design wall and sewing area

great storage!

great storage!

an extra bedroom

an extra bedroom

another room

another room

stargazer lilies - oh the  great smell

stargazer lilies – love the smell of cookies and flowers

The second house I got to see was Cynthia’s house, she has a beautiful home that they have been remodeling and she has the most impressive entry that I’ve ever seen. It is ROUND! She had a quilt displayed over her piano and her quilt was beyond any adjectives that I know – gorgeous. She still has a young family and has limitations regarding her space and is very organized. I loved her home too!

Cynthia's staff - all nice and neat

Cynthia’s stash – all nice and neat

I loved this cabinet

I loved this cabinet

her sewing space

her sewing space

her quilt on the piano

her quilt on the piano

more quilt

more quilt

more of the quilt

more of the quilt

I also got to work (be a hostess) at Peggy’s house; she is the shop owner of Pinwheels and Posies and has been quilting for over 25 years too. After a lot of persuasion to her husband, he created an amazing space in their home. They renovated their attic and it is a great and wonderful space!

Peggy's wonderful space

Peggy’s wonderful space

a work in progress

a work in progress

her cutting space

her cutting space

decor

decor

some storage

some storage

This house belongs to Maurita G and her house overlooks the water and has the most spectacular view. I’m not sure I could get much work done because I might spend most of time daydreaming! ☺ She has two completely different spaces, since she has waterfront property her house is elevated to accommodate possible flooding. Her space (upstairs) in the main house faces the water and is a wonderful space and she is Queen Bee of their group “Bee on the Bay”! She escorted me to the side door and told me that her bee was downstairs. I slowly walked to the space below the house. The walk was unbelievable; we had the perfect weather day here and the weather and as I strolled I tried to take in all of the “eye-candy” – the yard and the pool! As I rounded the corner I see this group of 7 ladies sitting around tables. I know she said her bee, but I really wasn’t sure what all that entailed.

Maurita's design wall

Maurita’s design wall

her view

her view

another shot of her view

another shot of her view

There are four tables all butted up and one at the end, they have a group of 9 ladies and their sewing stations are setup 24×7. She also has two cutting tables and an ironing table along with a kitchen and dining area – this space is unbelievable and it looks like the worker bees here have it “made in the shade”! They too have a spectacular view, what a wonderful way to share your space!

going down the stairs

going down the stairs

lovely pool

lovely pool

my welcome wagon

my welcome wagon

iron and cutting space

iron and cutting space

kitchen space

kitchen space

dining space

dining space

another cutting space

another cutting space

the girls are gathered around

the girls are gathered around

we missed Barbara, she was couldn't come

we missed Barbara, she was on vacation

their room with a view

their room with a view

I really enjoyed the tour, a special thank you to all of the ones that opened up their home and shared their spaces and all of the gracious hospitality!

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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2 Responses to Studio Tour 2014

  1. Delores Ellis says:

    I’m green with envy!

  2. mel2quilt says:

    Awesome quilting spaces! I LOVE that vintage sewing machine clock! Thanks for sharing.

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