I mentioned in my last post that I had an interview with the editor of KC Studio magazine. At the end of our lunch, she asked if I would be willing to let her take pictures of me and my quilting studio. Ummm….yes! I clarified for her that even though I call it a “studio” it is just a room in my basement. Surprisingly, she still wants to come over next week. I suppose that means I should clean and organize my studio. You see, I am of the mindset that creative people are supposed to be unorganized, but that excuse can only get me so far.
In the interest of transparency and truthfulness, I am going to show pictures of my quilt studio before I clean it up.
Here goes……remember, don’t judge!
This is the first thing you see when you walk into my quilting room. A storage closet turned into a snake cage turned back into a storage closet. It has a door, it’s just not on it right now.
My sewing space, wow this looks worse in pictures.
My husband built me these shelves and they are so handy. The problem is that I am not the best about keeping them organized. Of course, the fact that the closet doors are blocking it doesn’t help either.
My thread space doesn’t look so bad, but I really hate the green shelf that they are on. I have been meaning to get a new one for years.
Once upon a time, I had some quilts hanging on this wall. They gave me something interesting to look at while I was quilting. Now I just look at stencils.
Behind and underneath my quilting machine is a mess of stuff that doesn’t even belong in the room, don’t know why I have put off putting it all away for so long.
This is the worst part. The front door to my room, of course it’s not installed so my quilting room is wide open. And in front of the door is a mini-fridge (you can’t see it because it’s covered with quilts) I begged my husband to get this for me 2 weeks ago and I still haven’t set it up. I better get that done.
But this is the best thing about my quilting room. A picture of me and Grandpa Ford sits right above where I sew. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am without him
Now my mission is to get the room cleaned up before Kellie comes to take pictures. I will definitely post the after pictures and I promise that they will look a lot better!
Thanks for looking and remember “quilting isn’t a craft, it’s an art!”