Join Our Open Studios Event and Win

28 Sep 2009

The theme of the Fall 2009 issue of Studios is Open Studios, so we're kicking it off with a virtual tour, and you're invited to participate. Be among the first to join, and win a door prize! Here’s how: 

Step 1.  Take pictures and/or video of your studio. Maybe your studio is a large, dedicated space or maybe it’s just a corner of the dining room. It doesn’t matter—we want to see it! And don’t worry that it isn’t perfect. Art is not about perfection. You can clean it up, leave it in its natural state—it’s up to you.

Step 2. Announce the tour on your blog/website and include the cover image of the Fall 09 Studios, linked to our website.

Once you’ve posted image and link, leave a link to your blog/website in the comments section of the In the Studio with Cate editor’s blog (that's right here!) anytime before October 2.

Step 3. On October 3, post the images/video of your studio on your blog or website with a little commentary describing your creative space and what makes it special to you. Leave the post up through October 4, or as long as you like.

The first 25 people to join the tour (i.e. leave a link to their tour announcement in my blog comments, below) will win a door prize from the Studios storage closet (books, fabric, craft bags, art supplies, and more). Everyone who participates will have the opportunity to share their unique workspace and get ideas and feedback from others.

So, join the fun! Any questions? Contact me at cprato@interweave.com.

And be sure to get your copy of the Fall '09 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, where you'll get advice on the best way to join and run an Open Studios event from expert Jenn Mason, discover cool storage and display tips, learn ways to set up a teaching studio, and get a look inside the studios of more than 20 artists, including quilter and fiber artists Suzanne Hyland, Lucie Summers, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Terry White, and more.

I can't wait to see all your studio tours!


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on 28 Sep 2009 8:28 AM

my blog post is up!  suebleiweiss.typepad.com/sueb

on 28 Sep 2009 8:38 AM

Here's mine!

candiedfabrics.wordpress.com/.../open-studio-day

I'm going to use this opportunity to learn how to embed a video in a blog post - wish me luck! ;-)

Ciaobella2 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 8:58 AM

I will definitely clean up before the October 3 tour, but my post is up as well! tactiletravel.com/.../workspace-tour-on-october-3

artbymarlis wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 9:03 AM
artbymarlis wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 9:07 AM

here's my blog post: marlisegger.blogspot.com/.../quilting-arts-open-studio-day.html

hopefully this comment shows up now - i have posted it five minutes ago and it didn't...

Judib123 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 9:38 AM

I'm joining in on the fun -- my blog post is up.

vintagelegacystudio.blogspot.com

on 28 Sep 2009 9:46 AM

What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to visit everyone's studios on Saturday. Here's my post at LemonTreeTales:

www.lemontreetales.com/.../cloth-paper-scissors-open-studios-day.html

Cheers!

on 28 Sep 2009 10:22 AM
virtuallori wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 10:22 AM
Mary Anne@2 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 10:27 AM

This is a learning curve for me because I've never attempted to move a pic from a web site to my blog.  I've figured it out (I think!).  Here it is:  magpiesmumblings.blogspot.com

Thanks for the push to learn something!

on 28 Sep 2009 10:40 AM

Here's my post: soulechoes2.blogspot.com/.../interweaves-open-studios-event.html

This should be so much fun!!!!

Thank you for the invitation!

on 28 Sep 2009 10:42 AM

Thank you so much for the invitation.

Here's my link: soulechoes2.blogspot.com/.../interweaves-open-studios-event.html

this should be fun! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's studios.

on 28 Sep 2009 10:42 AM

sorry for the double post! I got an error message, so I thought it didn't take.

Blessings

on 28 Sep 2009 12:16 PM

Cate...I'm in!  The blogpost is up, too....

www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog

What fun, and I hope to see you at Market and/or Festival,

Cheers, Sarah

smullis7 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:18 PM

I've posted the announcement and now must get my studio in order for the 3rd!!

smullis7.blogspot.com/.../studio-magazine-open-tour.html

WendyK@8 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:20 PM

My blog post is up :) corvidarium.blogspot.com

on 28 Sep 2009 12:25 PM

Hi Cate,

Just added my blog post about the studio tour... This sounds like fun!

jenniferjangles.blogspot.com/.../studios-magazine.html

Jennifer Jangles

on 28 Sep 2009 12:29 PM

Sorry if this is a double comment but I don't think the first comment went through....

The Studios tour is a great idea! Love it and am happy to be a part of it.

Here's my post.

jenniferjangles.blogspot.com/.../studios-magazine.html

Have a great Day,

Jennifer

Jangles

danita3 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:31 PM
on 28 Sep 2009 12:32 PM

My blog post is on-line! marcydesign.blogspot.com

on 28 Sep 2009 12:35 PM
razorpanther wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:35 PM
tammy gilley wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:37 PM
tammy gilley wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:42 PM

P.S.  I'm SUPER-EXCITED about this!  I've been in such a creative funk lately, and this has got me fired up!!  Great idea...can't wait to see everyone's studios on Saturday.  cheers...tammy

quiltpixie wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:51 PM

I'm in :-) My post is up on Sept 28, 2009

quiltpixie.blogspot.com

claynfiber wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:54 PM

My blog post is here .... claynfiber.blogspot.com

claynfiber wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 12:57 PM

My post is here .... claynfiber.blogspot.com

craftygemini wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:04 PM

my blog post is up now!

www.craftygemini.blogspot.com

:o)

carolwiebe wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:05 PM

I've put my blog post up!

angelafriend wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:14 PM

I made the announcement on my blog!

paintingchic.blogspot.com

dmp103 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:16 PM
dmp103 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:18 PM
carolwiebe wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:24 PM

My site is Silverspring Studio, by the way!   www.silverspringstudio.com

Robinsunne wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:34 PM

I'd like to join in the fun: my blog post is up and is at http://sunnespot.blogspot.com See you this weekend!

Robinsunne wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:36 PM

Hmmm ... my comment didn't post?  Please visit my open studio this weekend at http://sunnespot.blogspot.com  Yay!

rafaels mum wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:52 PM

Yay!  number 25!  Had to go and take the photos first (and it was my son's birthday dinner...) don't you hate it when real life takes over?  :-)

Mine is the corner of a room variety and not cleared up but as I am working but you are all welcome to have a look!

Can't wait to see everyone's spaces!  Great initiave!

carolwiebe wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 1:52 PM

I added the Macarena to my post as well, Cate. It just seemed appropriate. I'm surprised you don't have a Quilting Arts Office video with all of you doing that one yet.

silverspringstudio.wordpress.com/.../im-joining-the-quilting-arts-studio-tour

on 28 Sep 2009 2:09 PM

What a great idea, Cate!  I've posted this on my blog, vdenegrequilts.blogspot.com

Vivika

ukquilter wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 2:19 PM
rafaels mum wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 2:23 PM

Sorry, not only did I not realize I don't need to post the photos (or take them!) till October 3rd... I also did not realize that this does not link to my google account so my details are not automatically under my name...  

have you sometimes got those days where you try and do a 100 things at the same time and your brain just stops working?  something like that.....  start again!

Hi!  wonderful initiative and I am looking forward to taking part!  would love to see everyone else's space too and am glad you said about it not having to be a big proper studio and mine is just a corner of a room but I am very proud of it and feel very happy about it so that makes it a 'studio' for me.

my blog; www.adventuresinquiltingandsailing.blogspot.com

you are most welcome to pop in.  see you all there!

on 28 Sep 2009 2:23 PM

I've post the link and cover photo on my blog and here's the link

vintagerockchick-gill.blogspot.com

MarysMadness wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 3:08 PM
on 28 Sep 2009 3:10 PM

I posted a teaser with the magazine cover. I can't wait to get my copy! I'm sort of a little bummed that I'm not in the top 25 comments. Boo hoo. Oh well, can't wait to visit some of the other blogs!

Anna

sewgoodsewfar.wordpress.com/.../quilting-arts-online-open-studios-event

on 28 Sep 2009 3:11 PM

Teaser is posted here. I'm excited to visit some of the other blogs to see their studios.

Anna

sewgoodsewfar.wordpress.com/.../quilting-arts-online-open-studios-event

defling wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 3:15 PM

just learned how to add a link to a photo, so my blog post is up

studioadventures-susan.blogspot.com

gracie lu wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 3:23 PM

I too have joined the tour. Check me out here...     barnyardchatter.wordpress.com

It's fun because we get and extra bonus this time, not only the ones in Studios mag but all the ones we get to see on the virtual tour. Nice!

--Grace

AnneL wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 3:32 PM

My post will be up tomorrow morning bright and early at :

elmilagrostudio.blogspot.com

A great opportunity and a lot of fun! Now....good photos.....hmmmm.....

susiemonday wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 3:47 PM

I want to play, My studio will be open on October 2 on my blogs at susiemonday.squarespace.com and at susiemonday.posterous.com/open-studio-tour

My post is up on both sites.

shkapoo wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 3:58 PM

I've posted on my blog! clothtocreation-pam.blogspot.com

Thanks heaps!

on 28 Sep 2009 4:14 PM

What a fabulous idea!  My post is <a href="artiphytheheart.typepad.com/.../a>

on 28 Sep 2009 4:20 PM

Trying once more...you can find my blog post here:    artiphytheheart.typepad.com/.../studio-tours.html

DizzyD wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 5:06 PM

heydawnhowsthestudiocoming.blogspot.com

I've added my fiber studio to your online tour - enjoy the view!  I'm a weaver, spinner, hand and machine knitter, quilter, hooker, ohhh - you name it and it's probally in there!  We built it in 2008.  There are photos from the begining of the construction to the recent projects being worked on in there.  

What I like about the studio, is that there is no pressure to be in there. No deadlines or obligations. It is my sanctuary. Sometimes I just go in there and look at books from my library to get inspired. Really, sometimes I go in there and just relish in the fact that my studio dream came true - and smile.  It's my personal fiber world.  

Dawn

Desiree9 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 5:29 PM

The link is posted myclothesline.blogspot.com

Desiree9 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 5:32 PM

My blog is up!  myclothesline.blogspot.com

NollyPosh wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 5:35 PM
NollyPosh wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 5:37 PM
AmandaKrauss wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 6:03 PM

This should be fun!

www.birdwoman3.mysite.com

jeckabee wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 6:34 PM

Here's my Blog Post: Or just go to my blog, it's the most recent entry anyways! Can't wait to see everyone's studio spaces! This is so neat!

jeckabee.wordpress.com/.../open-studio-october-3rd

Judy Nolan wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 7:04 PM
AnLiNa wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 7:44 PM

Ok, this is getting frustrating.  I've tried to post a comment twice (this makes 3 times) and every time I click Add, it not only doesn't post my comment, the site logs me out.  I'm trying this once again.

I've posted on my blog about the event and that I am participating.  www. anlinadesigns.com/blog

Amy in Austin aka AnLiNa Designs

www.anlinadesigns.com

MegM@16 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 7:50 PM

I'm ready for touring on Saturday, my blog post is up!

MegM@16 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 7:51 PM

My blog post is in!  looking forward to Saturday at blueturtlesart.wordpress.com/.../virtual-studio-tour

shulamit wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 11:44 PM

My blog post is up! It's fun! Thanks for initiating it!

shulamitron.typepad.com

gracieaohio wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 4:14 AM

My blog post is up too...!!     sewngracefully.blogspot.com  

Thx's for the invite and being new to blogging, I am going to enjoy this..!!

AnneL wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 5:25 AM

Actual post link for this is:

elmilagrostudio.blogspot.com/.../online-open-studio-cloth-paper-scissors.html

I always post the day ahead and could not get that link when I signed up yesterday!

on 29 Sep 2009 5:28 AM

Thank you for hosting an exciting virtual event.  I'm happy to join.  Happy creations, tj at studio mailbox

www.studiomailbox.typepad.com

on 29 Sep 2009 5:31 AM

Thank you for hosting an exciting virtual event.  Looking forward to it!  tj at studio mailbox

www.studiomailbox.typepad.com

Ankem5 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 5:37 AM

I'm joining as well from Germany! Here is my link to my blog: spueredeinefarben.blogspot.com

Marty@10 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 5:52 AM

What a fun event. I loving showing off my small, but very productive, studio.  My blog is up! martysfibermusings.blogspot.com

on 29 Sep 2009 6:18 AM

I'm adding my blog post!   www. lynndevinemcdonald.blogspot.com/

heckety wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 7:16 AM

I am joining your Open Studios too! Just posted link, can't wait till the 3rd to visit everyone!

hecketyathome.blogspot.com/.../old-hat.html

cathy tyler wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 7:32 AM

Looks like you've gotten at least 25 websites for the virtual tour already!  And here's mine to add to the list: cathytyler.wordpress.com

What a great idea!  I'm looking forward to the tour!

Cathy Tyler, Richmond, Virginia

beadbabe49 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 7:53 AM

Sound like fun...I'm in!

beadingatthebeach.blogspot.com

beadbabe49 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 7:55 AM

Will be posting on the 3rd!

beadingatthebeach.blogspot.com

Loreen Leedy wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 8:01 AM

This is so timely because it crossed my mind a couple of days ago that I haven’t yet blogged about my sewing studio... so on Saturday, I will! Mine is also a guest room, so there are some storage ideas that might come in handy for some of you. Please stop by... can’t wait to see everyone‘s space.

Loreen Leedy wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 8:01 AM

Oops, forgot to post the link:

studioloreen.blogspot.com

espbfdl wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 8:35 AM

my blog is up with photos and video! I am so excited! I love looking at studios and sharing mine!

www.jellybeandesigns.org/.../29_my_studio.html

Savannah O'Gwynn

sbmmhoover@yahoo.com

on 29 Sep 2009 9:01 AM
kimberkitty wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 9:09 AM

posted on my blog...... www.bahamadawn.blogspot.com

Ely Love wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 9:48 AM

Hi! I´m a mexican girl, and i like to participate...

Here's my post!

lovemelove.wordpress.com/.../open-studios-event

on 29 Sep 2009 10:04 AM

This is a great Idea!  Maybe I'll get back to blogging again..... and a good excuse to "tidy up" the space!   Your magazines are true inspirations to me!! Thanks!!

My blog is     vagabondvenus.blogspot.com

SandraB. wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 10:29 AM

Great idea, folks have been asking about my studio so am pleased to join in the fun. Many thanks,

www.thistlecovefarm.blogspot.com

JulieZS wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 10:37 AM

Here's the link to my blog: www.highfibercontent.blogspot.com

Michele0420 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 11:20 AM

My post is up www.graybarnchronicles.blogspot.com

on 29 Sep 2009 11:34 AM

SIGN ME UP

crafty-artist.blogspot.com

But I am clueless on how to post your site....give me some time.

Check out MY studio that is NOT cleaned up for you!

ginnyballou wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 3:28 PM

Hi Cate - I've posted the tour on my blog. Can't wait to see everyone's space.  www.mrsblossom.com

holski wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 4:32 PM

I have posted the link on my blog. I will likely chicken out of the video post--my excuse is time, but I will try photos.

natureart-hollym.blogspot.com

dididit wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 8:34 PM

How fun ~ count me in!

http://di-did-it.blogspot.com/

lila@11 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 9:24 PM

I have just finished posting and linking to this site and to the page where this issue is for sale (thanks for your help with the link, Cate!!!)

Please come and see my studio!

lila@11 wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 9:39 PM

OOOOPs!  It is late (P.m. THAT IS)!  I have the links done but forgot to leave you my link!

www.artycollagesanddolls.blogspot.com  

Off to see some of your studios now!

MellyT wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 5:18 AM

I love this idea Cate! I am going to join too, though I don't want to be entered into the prize drawing. :) I have posted the rules to my personal blog: www.melanietesta.com/mtype

on 30 Sep 2009 5:57 AM
bluenickel1 wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 6:37 AM

I announced the tour on my site yesterday....working on videos between now and then....looking forward to it....    bluenickelstudios.com  

bluenickel1 wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 6:38 AM

I am in...I just posted the announcement here>>  bluenickelstudios.com

Jamie Fingal wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 8:29 AM

My blog post is up on Twisted Sister jamiefingaldesigns.blogspot.com

on 30 Sep 2009 10:19 AM

I have updated my blog.   overthetopquilting.blogspot.com  

lila@11 wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 12:45 PM

Here I am at last (and again...third try!) with what I hope is a working link to my current post about the tour!

<a href="artycollagesanddolls.blogspot.com/.../cloth-paper-scissors-open-studio-event.html">artycollages and dolls</a>.

I am looking forward to this event!

Magpie Sue wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 12:49 PM

I've just put up the picture and a link on my blog, From the Magpie's Nest: sewingmagpie.blogspot.com

Cameron3 wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 3:47 PM

I'm in as soon as I figure out how to get that picture on my blog.

www.cameronannemason.com

Sisters38 wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 4:23 PM

I have put my studio on my blog. I share the blog with my sister and her husband. I love my studio. The view is spectacular.

Enjoy,

Bonita

http://www.sisters38@gmail.com

Sisters38 wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 4:42 PM

I have put the incorrect link to my blog. Must not have had enough coffee today. Sorry

www.sisters38.blogspot.com

Bonita

hwulfraat wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 4:58 PM

Posted "studios" topic today, what a great idea!

London-Wul Fibre Arts, Heidi Wulfraat

thewoolworks.blogspot.com

gillyo wrote
on 30 Sep 2009 7:27 PM

My blog post is ready to roll!  www.thecrankyquilter.com

LynG@5 wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 4:37 AM

Think this is a brilliant idea, have posted a link, but not the cover image yet.Here is my link to my blog.

www.colourstudio-fiberfanatic.blogspot.com

Looking forward to browsing the studios!

on 1 Oct 2009 4:54 AM

Cate will there be a master list of all the studios that are participating posted somewhere on Saturday?

sedgewick wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 7:40 AM

Thanks for the opportunity to be part of this virtual tour!

http://marywillsussman.com/

Posted and linked on my web page, no blog yet ....haven't progressed  that far!

Mary Will Sussman

RobinK4 wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 12:46 PM

What a fun idea, Cate.

www.nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com

Have fun everyone.

Cate Prato wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 1:36 PM

Hi,

Yes, there will be a master list. I will post it tomorrow. This is very exciting...so many participants!

on 1 Oct 2009 2:51 PM

Fabulous idea to hold the open studios event. I am delighted to be a part of it!

Here is my blog post:

juliettecrane.livejournal.com/14655.html

Have a great day!

-Juliette

Juliette Crane

Artist and Writer

juliettecrane.com

Starblessi wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 2:59 PM
sota08 wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 3:16 PM

Our blog post is up    www.sota08.blogspot.com

on 1 Oct 2009 3:33 PM

Count me in!  I can't wait to see the other studios.

I'm at:  http://filmandthread.com

Honore wrote
on 1 Oct 2009 3:36 PM
on 1 Oct 2009 6:40 PM

What fun,  I love this idea!       www.kellienoelle.blogspot.com

on 1 Oct 2009 7:18 PM

How fun, this is a great idea!    <a href="www.kellienoelle.blogspot.com/.../a>

on 2 Oct 2009 6:10 AM

oh yeah!  joinin the blog-o-tour!!  ;)   yeeehaawww!  ;)   will post my picture by tomorrow --  studiogypsy.blogspot.com    happy touring everybody!

on 2 Oct 2009 10:34 AM

My post is up........can't wait to show you the video of my Studio tomorrow! www.violette.ca/blog.html

Cheers!

Violette

jennmason wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 1:35 PM

Hey Cate!  The cover picture of my house looks better than any pictures I could post!  So I'm going to post some behind the scenes shots tomorrow as well!

jennmason.blogspot.com

Wren Cottage wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 1:39 PM

Hi Cate! Hope I'm not too late to join!

www.forgetmenotsfromwrencottage.blogspot.com

rferrier wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 2:15 PM

Just finished my blog post... you can see it tomorrow!  Enjoy!

Cre8Tiva wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 2:45 PM

i'm in ...better late than never right?

cre8tiva.blogspot.com/.../open-studio-event.html

on 2 Oct 2009 7:10 PM

Cate came up with the idea of a studio tour and I love seeing where people create. I couldn't pass

NollyPosh wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 9:22 PM

Here in Aussy cyberworlde my tour/post is up so come on ova X:-)

NollyPosh wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 9:22 PM

Here in Aussy cyberworlde my tour/post is up so come on ova X:-)

phyllisv wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 10:24 PM

Here's my studio photos on my blog

divaworksblog.blogspot.com/.../my-creative-space.html

MaryS@186 wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 10:32 PM

I'm here, and I hope you'll come to visit my wee studio!

http://blog.maryscotthuff.com/

Starblessi wrote
on 3 Oct 2009 10:10 AM

My studio ? is on show.............star-foreveryoung.blogspot.com

such as it is :)

Star

sota08 wrote
on 3 Oct 2009 11:02 AM

Society of Textile Artisan (SoTA) Studios are ready to be toured.

sota08.blogspot.com/.../studio-tours.html

Judy Nolan wrote
on 3 Oct 2009 12:31 PM

My blog post about my paper crafting studio has been posted: wordwalks.blogspot.com/.../studio-is-born.html

on 3 Oct 2009 9:17 PM

My blog post  is posted! I love touring all the studios!

vintagebroochco.blogspot.com