My spouse always thinks that my life is soooo much better that others. He thinks that he spoils me sooo much. He is right, he buys me sewing machines, fabric, templates and even scissors. I will certainly not be trading him in for a new model any time soon. I have an awesome life, great kids, great house (with a new kitchen coming soon), and a wonderful husband. Just a reality check though, my husband travels an awful lot, my family is 5 hours away, his family is at least 7 hours away. My youngest takes some extra attention and my job includes making life threatening decisions for others.
So, back on topic: I came across someone who has me beat. Last week I met Long Arm Quilter, Linda Price. Long Arm Quilting is her business and this is her studio.
Starting at the bottom of the stairs (her basement retreat) on the right, the long arm. Did you see her batting stash on the back wall?
Swing to the left of this photo, the other long arm.
Be sure to check out all the gorgeous quilts hanging.
If you swing again to the left, here is a little entertainment and some storage.
Now, this is a pretty great space, but there is no real great comfy space to do your piecing around the Long Arms. The piecing alcove is nearby and is set up great.
Where is this located….if you take a sharp right coming off the stairs. Check out the large ironing station here…that is my quilt sitting there on the ironing board. These next 2 pics are blurry, sorry. Here is the area between the piecing alcove and the 1st Long Arm.
This is the next area just past the alcove. The blurry item on the right in the middle of the pic is the design wall. The tables are the cutting station.
The owner of all this again is Linda Price (her Facebook link—I do not have Facebook so I don’t know what you will find in there, but I bet, great quilts). She is one of the nicest Long Arm Quilters I have met. She is also a Longaberger Basket Representative. Linda had a few friends over to hang while we were there, every day is like a retreat. She did say that it takes a little effort to decide that you want to go turn everything on and get started. The group headed off the do a little shop hopping not long after we left.
I can’t wait for the call and see what she decided to do with my quilt….my instructions, an overall pattern.
One last photo. There is a quilt hanging right to the left of where I am standing taking the photo above.
What a place to get some inspiration.
Just wait until the next time the husband says that I am spoiled. We will be having a chat.
Just Another Quilter