We love taking peeks into other people’s quilting studios during our Looky Loo Studio Tour! Each month during our Quilted Joy Clubhouse live meetings we tour the quilting studio of one of our QJ Clubhouse members. Today, let’s take a look back at our tour of Joanne Harvey’s creative space, set up in the lower level of her home! Watch the video below to see Joanne’s Looky Loo Studio Tour!
We wanted to get to know Joanne a little more, so we asked her a few other questions before we recorded our tour.
Quilted Joy: How long have you been quilting with a longarm?
Joanne: The first quilt I completely long armed is on my recently purchased Freddie which has only been a few months ago. I previously worked in a sewing machine shop that sold long arms. I was the dedicated long arm demo/sales person.
QJ: How have you grown your skills?
J: I constantly seek tips, classes, and practice practice practice.
QJ: What do you find to be the most challenging part of longarm quilting?
J: Probably choosing a quilting design that best fits the quilt top.
QJ: Where is your quilting space? Is it a retail space?
J: My space is in my home. My lower level. It is not a retail space.
QJ: What do you love about your quilting space?
J: I started out in a spare bedroom and have grown to consume much of my basement. My spouse is very supportive in my endeavors. I love that I have a dedicated space for my craft.
QJ: If you could change anything about your quilting space, what would it be?
J: I’m very content in my space. If I had to say something, I’d say better organization.
QJ: Why did you choose an APQS machine?
J: The strength of the machine, customer service, and the reputation of the APQS name.
QJ: Do you have a computer on your machine? If so, what do you love about it?
J: I have a BasiQ IQ. I love the ease of use.
QJ: What advice would you give to a new longarm quilter?
QJ: What quilting project are you currently working on?
J: I have a few charity quilts to complete.
QJ: How would you describe your quilting style?
J: I like it all!
QJ: What is your favorite batting and thread?
J: Quilters Dream Batting and Superior So Fine Thread
QJ: Do you quilt for others? If you have a business please share your website and/or social media links so we can share with the Quilted Joy audience.
J: Yes, I have a Facebook Group called LilyanLee Custom Needle Arts.
Thanks again to Joanne for letting us look around!