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“developing an eye for quilts”…

Why Quilts Matter is a nine part video series on the history and meaning of quilts.  Bill Volckening, a guest writer on the WQM blog, presents some interesting thoughts on developing “an eye for quilts”.  Certainly, his suggestion that developing that “eye” requires looking at thousands of quilts, is something I will pursue.  He suggests that eBay is a good starting location for finding thousands of quilts to examine.  Got a few free minutes…. go to eBay and practice developing your “quilt eye”.  Meanwhile, I’m finally organizing my Loft Studio today, shopping for furnishings for it on Saturday, and will be back messing around with fabric, paints,  sketch pads and all sorts of media soon!

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Copyright© 2009 All images and text in all categories are copyright of Mary A. Ritter (aka M'Unique) and may not be reproduced without express permission. · Fiber Arts · New House Log

View from the Loft Studio

When I look out the north window of the Loft Studio, I can see the future (and last) development of Carolina Preserve.  This week the workers completed the blacktopping as it extends and encircles the remaining 55 – 60 house lots.  As you can see, we were lucky enough to get one of the last corner lots in the development.  When these 55 – 60 homes are built and occupied, Carolina Preserve will be complete and only resale homes will be available.  Until the building begins, I view this blacktopped street as my personal exercise track – great for bicycling, skate boarding, walking or running.  Later today, I will be out there on my bike getting in a good ride around the track several times.

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Loft Studio Set Up Begins….

When we moved on May 24, 25, 26, my studio supplies were piled at the bottom of the 16 step stairway…. we saved that task until last, hoping we would all still be injury free.  As they say in these Fiber Arts blogs, my dear husband (DH), dear son (DS) and dear daughter (DD), leant their strong backs and legs to the task.

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We reverse waterfalled the items up the steps with DH handing the crate to DS who moved up a couple of steps and handed the items to DD, who in turn moved up a couple more steps and handed the item to me.  I shoved it into the storage closet or over into the larger area of the loft.

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Said storage closet prior to being piled full of “stuff”.

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In preparation for organizing the closet and the entire Loft Studio, I emptied the closet of its crates and piled them into the Loft Studio.  The picture below shows the task ahead of me… organizing the “pile” and placing some of it back into the closet.  First, I will set up some portable shelving units.  Actually, after settling the kitchen, the bathrooms, the bedrooms and the rest of the house, I am looking forward to working in my Loft Studio!

Hopefully, I can begin working in the Loft Studio next week.  There are still a few smaller tasks on the main floor of the house that need attention.  We are enjoying our new home very much!

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