Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome to My Creative Spaces

Welcome! My name is Marcia. I am a professional long arm quilter.  I quilt customer's quilts five days a week.  I spend my free time creating, sewing, and quilting! I live and breathe and dream quilting 24/7.
The past few weeks I have gathered pictures of where I create and projects I have created.  I also decided to do links to previous posts where I have shared my creative ideas. 




One of my favorite sewing spaces is my sewing room at the River.  I have a beautiful view of the Mississippi River from my little sewing area in our camper.  I always kid around about our camper has a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, and a sewing room! 


Click here to see more photos of my "River Sewing Room"


Creative Spaces in my kitchen --- Where I make our meals look like quilts.  I create quilts even in my cooking.  Post about Lunch Looks like a Quilt to Me  and another post about our Second Annual Bean Week.  And one of my favorites   I See Quilts Everywhere!

and Post about the Quilts in My Garden.


My favorite Tutorial Posts about turning a quilt into at quilted tote bag.


PART ONE Turn a Quilt into a Bag


PART TWO Turn a Quilt into a Bag




Completed Quilted Tote Bag. Click on the Photo Gallery tab to see more bags.


Sewing at the dining room table.  I have entire finished basement for the quilting studio and sewing room, but my favorite place to sew is the dining room table.  Mom and I made woven baskets together.  Here is the link to that  When I am Not Sewing, I am Weaving  and  My Mom and Baskets.




The Quilt as You Sew Hot Pads are easy and fun to make!


Here I was working at the dinning room table making packets of 5 inch squares of the 30 Extra Wide fabrics that I carry online. Link in the side bar for the sample squares and post about making them here. 


I spend hours in my Quilting Studio quilting customers quilts.  As I said before I love it.  It really is a delightful passion... I could stitch all day non stop!




This is where I spend my days...




The posts in the right side bar about Getting Up Close to My Quilting will give you wonderful examples of my quilting. When you click on them you get the whole group of posts.

Thanks for stopping my to see by creative spaces....  Come back again soon....



P.S.I am currently at the Hospital with my Mom - as she had surgery yesterday -- click to see the updates in the side bar.  Thanks!  Marcia

27 comments:

Pretty Things said...

BEAUTIFUL quilts! I have fond memories of my grandmother first embroidering the state birds and flowers on squares, and then quilting them together for me. And she also did a crazy quilt for me with scraps from both my dresses and hers, and when I couldn't sleep, I'd go through the scraps and remember. I wish my mother hadn't gotten rid of those... how could she have done that?

I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces!

Tonya said...

Thanks for taking us around your place!! I love that you make quilts every part of your life...even when you cook.

Love seeing your long arm shop too. Are those your quilts or customers on the wall?

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing! I know I've said it before but your quilts & quilting are beautiful. :)

Teresa Young said...

Thank for sharing your beautiful space and fabulous quilts.I especially love the one with the flip flops! Teresa from foxhollowtales.com

Belinda said...

What wonderful spaces to work/play!! Thanks for showing them to us!

Jo said...

What beautiful quilts! I've wondered what long arm quilting was. I hope you're Mum gest well soon.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful quilts! I'm so excited to see you have my exact JANOME...at least I think it is like mine. LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing with us girly...fab!

xoRebecca

Claudia said...

Lovely quilts and how wonderful that you have all those different spaces in which to create!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I thought of you and your mom as I drove thru Madison on Friday. Hope all is well with her. Great sewing areas.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your artform is simply great. I am inspired by your dedication to doing what you love. You make gorgeous art for the world to see! *smiles* Norma

Karen Valentine said...

You are woman who is passionate about her art! I love it!! It is is beautiful! My dear friend is a quilter so I have really grown to appreciate all the work that goes into it. Thank you for sharing your art and your space with us!
xo,
Karen

Sandy said...

What a fun post. Thanks for sharing!

kluless said...

You quilts are BEAUTIFUL - wow! Thank you for sharing your creative space.

Sandra Kaye said...

Lovely space, wish I had room for a long arm!!! I currently quilt on my Bernina. Not to bad as long as its not a huge quilt. Hope your Mom is better. Thanks for sharing. Love all things quilting. Sandie

Paula said...

I just love your flip flop and pumpkin quilts...Such lovely work you do.

Terri said...

This is a medium that I have not gotten into but If I could do them the way you do...I might give it a whirl! You are uber talented! Thank You so much for this lovely tour of your creative space!

Valery said...

I loved looking at the closeups of your amazing quilts. Lucky you, a long-arm machine! I too am a quilter and I love it. Thanks for the tour, you have a wonderful studio!

Rita Barakat said...

Hope your mama is doing well! You have such beauiful colors all around your space!!!!TFS!

Tamatha said...

I really enjoyed reading about the different places you sew. I especially liked the camper sewing room. Now that's living the dream!! Hope your mom recovers quickly.
Thanks for sharing,
Tamatha

marie said...

Amazing quilts! I love your creative spaces...you make great use of each one. (Especially that kitchen shot - yum!)
Thanks for sharing the links too. I'm looking forward to reading about the woven baskets.

Creative Grammie said...

Thanks for sharing your spaces, I love them all. And your quilts are wonderful, thank you for sharing your beautiful quilting. The fact that you love to quilt shows in your work.

Lynnae said...

Lovely quilts. I think I would prefer your space by the river too. i love being near water, especially on a sunny day. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

Your food looks beautiful. The quilts are beautiful, too.

I envy you that long arm machine. Something I want in the next couple of years.

I also bring my sewing machine downstairs to my dining table and sew sometimes. Lots more light by the window.

I'll be back to check out more of your blog.

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What beautiful work you do and what a great creative space you have!!

Thanks for sharing!!
Hope your Mom is doing okay...

Hugs,
Debbie

Michele and Todd said...

Beautiful quilts , the pumpkin motif is absolutely gorgeously done. You are very talented!

Monique said...

Gorgeous work Marcia!

fatmi said...

This is one of my favorite activities. Very beautiful work and tutorial.

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