Photo Shoot

Since the photo shoot last week, and the sweet treats that arrived in the mail, my life has been turned upside down. 

Quilter’s Home magazine was here to take photos of my house for an upcoming issue. NOT just the studio, but the whole house! They were everywhere and it took hours and hours.  Luckily for me, the photography team were my good friends Gregory and Elena.  They are wonderful to work with!

If you haven’t seen a photo shoot before, it’s amazing to watch. There are cords everywhere, lights all over, multiple tripods, not to mention the photographers doing their staging thing.  Mooch wanted in every photo.  At one point we had to lock her up just to keep her out of the pictures.  It was hysterical.  And then when I thought they couldn’t possibly take anymore pictures, they wanted pictures of me! I was so tired at the end of the day I just fell into bed.  Mooch too!

You’ll be seeing the professional photos in Quilter’s Home so you’ll have to wait to be surprised.  I think it’s going to be in the September issue, but I’m not sure yet. I’ll keep you posted.

While they were photographing I started thinking about how I don’t normally show my corner of the studio.  This is really where I spend most of my time and maybe you need a  peek.   This is my favorite corner.  It’s where I’m surrounded by pets and where I do most of my design work.  Yes, it’s a bit messy, but has to be when I’m working!  

I’m always at the computer, with Chelsea on one side, Mooch on the other and see the dog bed on the floor?  That’s where Bitsy sleeps.   Isn’t that the “Snowbound” quilt hanging over the chair?  If you look really close you might get a peek at those treats that I got in the mail. Oh I am so bad!

I’ll be talking about those soon in my next post…

Back soon!


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  • Sunny - If I had an area that beautiful to work in, I would NEVER come out! You may have just inspired me to get out my paintbrush. Will you come help meto a room makeover?ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Now wonder you’re so creative. You have such a lovely and happy space.ReplyCancel

  • Ina - Okay, I had to click on the picture to ENLARGE it….I saw Chelsea to the left and Mooch to the right…scanning…scanning and THEN I SAW IT! You’re too hard on us….I see the stack of Moda jelly rolls just barely showing a glimpse to the right foreground of the picture. ;0

    So much effort and then foiled again by Moda secrets! ;0 Big sigh….I guess we have to wait.ReplyCancel

  • Bren - I see the ‘treats’!!! ;o)
    Can’t wait!
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Sue - Noticed Mooch in the photo. She must be quite famous among cat fans by now.ReplyCancel

  • jaybird - love your “corner”… so jealous of that monitor! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - How cool is that? Your space is lovely without professional photography. But I just can’t wait to get my issue of Quilter’s Home. It will be like being right there with you.ReplyCancel

  • dianne - where’s your pink refrigerator?!? i KNOW that you have one!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi - OH! Your monitor! Is that a Wacom Cintq? I’d love to hear how you like it. I have my Intuos pad, but think that Cintq is just awesome… :)ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, thanks for sharing that little corner of your creative space! My little (departed) cat Max used to curl up at my feet under the sewing machine, she loved it there. I’m really looking fwd to this issue of Quilter’s Home. Pretty funny that you had to lock up Mooch :-)ReplyCancel

  • Ronda - Cant wait to see the Quilters Home magazine with your pictures!!! I first met you in an addition of I think “American Patchwork Quilting”. they had a layout of your sewing room and your beautiful quilt Rabbits prefer chocolate. I fell in love with your designs stumbled into a tisket a tasket and have had a great time ever since in blogland. Keep up the good work Anne. I know your article and pics will be great my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - Love your room, such a cheerful place to work…

    Also Congratulations on your win at the Golden Quilter’s awards. I am glad one of my nominee’s won…..
    But then I thought you would win with the lovely work you doReplyCancel

  • Rae Ann - What a beautiful working area. I love the pink! I will be looking forward to September’s magazine.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanie - Your studio is beautiful!!! I have to say I am a bit envious:) Please, let us know when we can pick up a copy of the magazine so I can really get a good look at your space.ReplyCancel

  • BJ - LOL – if that is a “messy” studio, there aren’t words to describe my area. What a wonderful place to create – very inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • pam - You’re killing me with all the cute.ReplyCancel

  • Piecefully, Pam - Anne, thanks for showing us ‘your little corner of the world’!!! It’s so…sew nice to get a peek at your creative space. I LOVE the nearby pets and pet beds. ; ) I did spot the Snowbound quilt, but had to go back and find those sweet treats – you’re a tease!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Anne…I so love every picture of your studio…it will be great to see the feature in Quilter’s Home!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Oh…and I spy Moda jelly rolls…heavenly…can’t wait to get a better look…or better yet…sew with it!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Allen - Oh your room is so pretty! Love the shade of yellow on the walls. It goes so well with all the pink. I never would have thought to put those two colors together! Thanks for sharing…I think I see the “treats” in the corner, but I’ll have to wait until later to find out for sure!ReplyCancel

  • pam seaberg - I am so jealous that you even have a studio. No one can believe that I sew and craft in a corner in my living room. I have boxes of fabrics in the bathroom. I rotary cut on a coffee table. I’ve quilted every quilt I’ve ever made.
    But, I do have my two cats to keep my company, and mess it all up when they are tired of being ignored.ReplyCancel

  • Loris Mills - Ahem…where’s the quilt for Mooch to sleep on ?

  • Jean C. - I’m thinking…. now I see why you needed a fridge… it’s the only way you could possibly get anything to eat because you stay in there for sooo long. Cute room…I’m transfering all my sewing, crafting… relaxing fun room into a room that is larger and has much more closet space…. soon I hope! We shall see how soon this happens… but in the mean time I can enjoy other peoples. I really like your picture frame bulitin boards and the windows are cute too… I’m thinking I will go with some sort of green walls… since all the rest in the house are and always have been yellow.
    It will be fun to see all the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Oh Anne, I am so excited. I just spent yesterday taking a couple of ladies from Monterey on a quilt shop hop and all the shops, including the Stitchin Post have Bunny Hill patterns. One of the gals has a license plate that says BNYLVR (bunny lover) when I told her about you blog she was so excited! You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Congratulations! Your room is a beautiful place to create the lovely things you do. It is so cute to see the pets hanging out in their spaces.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - You do realise that you could sell tickets for tours of your studio! Velvet rope and all! It would be just like Studio 51! I seriously have to decorate mine better.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Jackson - Congratulations on winning the “Best Designer” at SewCalGal’s Awards. How fun and exciting for you to continue to be recognized for your beautiful work!!


  • Diana - Your studio is amazing! Love it! I would work, play, sleep and eat in that room! Well, then it wouldn’t look like that….
    Cannot wait for the magazine – keep us posted. I cannot afford subscriptions to all of my fav mags – have to be choosey but that will be an issue I will buy!

  • Nancy Helpinstill - I can’t believe you call that corner messy! It looks beautiful and creative to me. My sewing room has every horizontal surface piled high! My 30X 60 cutting table has a clear space of about 14 X 17 left to work on. I really must take everything out and put it back in the room in better order like they do on “Clean Sweep.” Except, of course, for the part where they make you get rid of 60% of your stuff! Never gonna happen with a quilter! Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • loretta - Anne, how exciting! I love your space. Is that by chance a large Wacom tablet I see on your desk? I am dying to find someone who uses one.ReplyCancel