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 Annette Hosmann’s beautiful creative space, located in her newly finished basement. Watch the video below to see Annette’s Looky Loo Studio Tour!
We wanted to get to know Annette a little more, so we asked her a few other questions before we recorded our tour.
How long have you been quilting with a longarm?
Since October 2019. I have quilted over 200 quilts with most of them going to local charities. (Mostly lap size but several queens)
How have you grown your skills?
- Angela Hugli Clark Quilt Path On-LIne Boot Camp Thread Waggle Quilting
- Lauren Jackson Bold Notion Quilting Ruler Work On-line Class
- Myrna Ficken- Ruler Work at Quilter’s Choice
- Cathy Thayer of Fabric Bash QuiltPath 5
- Julia Quiltoff Great Fills at KCRQF
- Central Missouri Longarm Guild –Monthly meetings
What do you find to be the most challenging part of longarm quilting?
It is challenging when things go wrong i.e.thread breaks, wonky and wavy borders,or weird tension issues.
Where is your quilting space? Is it a retail space?
It is in the recently finished basement of my home. Not a retail space.
What do you love about your quilting space?
Almost everything. The easy to clean luxury vinyl floor, the bathroom and kitchenette space, large cutting island, sewing machine near the longarm, and room to sew with others.
If you could change anything about your quilting space, what would it be?
Perfect space would be a walkout basement with more windows.
Why did you choose an APQS machine?
Quality and reputation of manufacturer
Do you have a computer on your machine? If so, what do you love about it?
I have Quilt Path and use it routinely. I do lots of charity quilts and they are completed quickly with the computer program.
What advice would you give to a new longarm quilter?
Practice helps a lot. Complete lots of quilts. If you do not have tops find a charity or guild that needs tops quilted. I am sad when I see a machine for sale and they have only quilted 1-5 quilts on it over several years.
What quilting project are you currently working on?
Several always. A Plaidish by KitchenTable Quilting sample for a class I am co-teaching for the local non-profit The Sewing Labs. The one I am the most excited about is Miss Woodhouse by Sara Marie Gardner at www.SareLucilleHandmade.com
How would you describe your quilting style?
I prefer bright colors and simple designs. I actively participate in Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and the more traditional Lee’s Summit Quilters Guild.
What is your favorite batting and thread?
Pellon 80/20 for most quilts as a local quilt shop has great sales on rolls. Glide thread with pre-wound bobbins.
Do you quilt for others?
I do not routinely quilt for others as I can keep busy with charity quilts and my own projects. Annette can be found on Instagram and Facebook @Annette Hosmann
Thanks again to Annette for letting us look around!