Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Open Studio

Hello Everyone,

This past weekend was spent in my new studio/classroom space meeting tons of wonderful new people!  It was an open studio weekend and lots of people came through to see all the artisans at Whiting Mills.  

If you were unable to make it there, I wanted to share with you some of the fabulous people who work there in there studios.  Many offer classes and also sell their works.  

So, come on in and take a peek...


This is a view into my new studio where I will be teaching Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing technique classes.  All the quilts on the walls are the classes.


All the quilts on the tables are my designs that have been published in magazines over the past three years.


Another view... you will be able to register for classes by clicking here and see my schedule by clicking here.


These two lovely ladies are part of the project to get this beautiful sign made and installed for Winsted.


There is a Model Railroad shop in the mill.


A yoga studio... run by Jan.  She had just left as she had forgotten something at home.  She is delightful though!


This is Joe from Joe's Sports cards.


If you are looking for a gift for that sports fanatic in your family this is the place!!


This is the multi talented Mary of The Quilted Ewe.  She sells fabric and wool. 


She will also be teaching quilting classes and wool felting classes.  Mary is definitely multi-talented and a delight.  Don't you just love all these jars of colorful wool?  LOVE!


There is a fabulous showroom in the mill.  You can find various items there from the artisans in the mill  which are for purchase.


There is this great freight elevator that we use to go from floor to floor.  For the open house they had it all decked out in lights!!  Don't worry, there are stairs too.


Don, is a multi-talented artist, and a retired school teacher. You can see some of his work in front of him.  Many are for sale.


Here Renee is making jewelry.  Beading is her thing, but guess what she also quilts!


Theresa has a terrific business... she reupholsters furniture and makes custom draperies, valances, etc.  Very talented!


Cheryl does these amazing folk art paintings... of which I purchased one that looks just like my house with quilts on the fence in front!!  She also has her prints licensed to a puzzle company.  Yes, you can purchase her puzzles too!


This is Barbara and she does a lot of recycling.  She is standing next to these great bottle cap magnets that are just darling!  But she has much, much more.


Please meet Gay... she is my next door neighbor at the mill!  She is a multi-talented lady and currently is working with paintings in her studio.


This is Phillip.  He is a weaver and makes fine woven textiles like this scarf you see in front of him.

I hope you liked this virtual open studio.

If you would like to learn more about these artists and many more at Whiting Mills, please click here to see all the artisans and business located in the Mill.

I am proud to be part of this community!

Until Next Time...

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20 comments:

Kat Bennett said...

You certainly have made something to be proud of. Your quilts are gorgeous. Best of luck with the Mill and thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Michele said...

Your studio looks amazing! What a wonderful place for artists.

Michele said...

That looks really fabulous. I see so many things I would be interested in. And having a model train shop there would even interest hubby.

Stephanie said...

What an inspiring place. My very favorite is the jars of wool.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a wonderful place! We have a similar old mill in our community that they have been trying to make a shopping/artsy center, but so far it has not worked. I would love to have something like this here! Congratulations on your new studio and good luck in making it grow and flourish!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like a great place and you have it decorated so inviting.

Mommarock said...

Now it is like you are in a little Village of Artists.. and your are the Quilt shop. So Canton VILLAGE Quilt Works sounds just right!!

Barb said...

What a wonderful space and place...such inspiration!

mascanlon said...

Wow what an interesting place and a neighborhood full of inspiration! thanks for the tour this AM.

LynCC said...

What a super fantastic place for you to be! :D I wish so much that I could just pop over and check everybody out. I love places like this. Enjoy!!

pcflamingo said...

What a fabulous, inspiring place to work! I would never want to go home! Loved the jars of wool and the weaving and the railroad and everything!

Nedra said...

Wow, what a great group of stores to be surrounded by, especially a quilt shop where people can buy things if they forgot something for your classes.
And you are traveling quite a bit this next year! Busy schedule!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

This is SO cool, Jackie! I've always thought it would be fun to be in a studio like that with other artists. Good for you!

Cathi said...

Your studio looks so inviting and inspiring with all those gorgeous quilts on the walls and the tables!
What a marvellous community you're now part of - all that creative energy in one place!

Elisa Black said...

Hi Jackie-- Thanks for the virtual tour of Whiting Mills-- it looks like a wonderful and inspiring place! Can't wait to come visit you there. It must be nice to be part of such a community of talented artisans! Congrats again and best of luck in your new space!

Frog Quilter said...

WOW. Beautiful. I could stay there forever. Wish you were closer to SC.

Leeann said...

Wow I'd love to come to the Mill.But I'm a wee bit far away in new Zealand. My mother loves doing jigsaws and she has several puzzles that I'm sure with be by Cheryl.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

What an amazing space, and you all do such different things! Those jars of WOOL are so delicious! Your Quilts are beautiful! The jewelry, the upholstery! What a great special place you found!

Here's to many like minded folks sharing a space with great creative energy! I will be up to play!;-)

Sherri said...

Your studio is just amazing! I'm so happy for you...what a wonderful place to create in!

Lesley said...

What a beautiful studio you have! And wonderful creative neighbours...a really happy place! Thanks for sharing!

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