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02 May 2010 17:42 #45329

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I appreciate your view, Eileen, and I'm sure it's shared by many people. But I see a magazine as a luxury item that's selling a fantasy. I want to see the best, most expensive, most incredibly designed and organized studios, so I can dream over them and see what ideas I can adapt for my own modest space.

Really, I thought the organizational ideas in the Spring 2010 issue were uninspired. I don't need a magazine to tell me I can store scissors and small tools in cans, flower pots, and pails. And I don't know anyone who DOESN'T use see-through plastic containers for fabric storage.

I agree with you, Sherry, that all the clutter in the studios in this issue left me wondering where and how someone could work in them.

I'm not usually a curmudgeon. I was disappointed, is all.

Anne in Vancouver, Canada

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02 May 2010 07:10 #45299

Anne, I was glad to see your remarks. That is just what I thought of Studios magazine. I would like to see organizational ideas, etc. I thought "all that clutter leaves no room to actually create anything." But then, that is the way my personality is - I cannot create in a big mess and I like things organized.
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02 May 2010 06:21 #45295

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Anne,
I have every issue of Studios. I have to disagree somewhat with your critique in that I look at them as the places where the artists create. They've all been inspired to make a safe haven for their art.

Studios is an off shoot of Cloth, Paper, Scissors so it doesn't have all quilt studios. Many of the artists are mixed media. That may contribute to the clutter.

All that said, the first issue was the best.
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02 May 2010 03:10 #45291

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I love to see people's studios, too!

I bought the Spring 2010 issue of Studios magazine, because someone on one of these forum threads recommended it, and I was hugely disappointed. There were no yummy studios in it. Just a bunch of junky-looking do-over rooms full of cheap, recycled clutter. An article or two about organization, which did not offer any innovative or high-end ideas. IMHO, it was a waste of time and money.

Anne in Vancouver, Canada, wondering whether the issue I got is representative of the publication's usual efforts

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30 Apr 2010 07:14 #45199

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Lorchen wrote:
Only of the 'Elite', Debbie?? I love to see anybodys sewing room, studio, itsy-bitsy quilting corner, purpose-built quilting shed....... whatever. I think the diversity is fascinating.

Lorchen

Lorchen, I'm right there with you. I call myself a "studio junkie". I love to see where other people create. I guess that's why I have every issue of the Studios magazine.
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26 Apr 2010 16:18 #45061

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I like the sewing rooms as a special treat. I love it when the camera *snoops* around! I like seeing people's storage ideas.

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Only of the 'Elite', Debbie?? I love to see anybodys sewing room, studio, itsy-bitsy quilting corner, purpose-built quilting shed....... whatever. I think the diversity is fascinating.

Lorchen
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26 Apr 2010 09:09 #45024

Dittoo, I love to see also the sewing rooms of the elites. Debbie
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TQS just keeps getting better and better 22 Mar 2010 16:57 #44349

The shows with Jinny Beyer and Philippa Naylor in the current series are two of my favorites, not only because they are both fabulous quilters, but also because I enjoyed the home settings. (I've never been a fan of the live audience format.) These two shows were so amazing! And I love the new screen and the chapter divisions. Keep up the good work.
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