Quilt Studio Construction Underway

My attic before construction, June, 2011

Ray Maynard, my general contractor

A dream long deferred is finally coming true for me.  When I bought my home in 1999, I chose the floor plan because the house had a walk-up attic rather than a basement. When I saw the attic, complete with sky lights and a window overlooking the neighborhood, I could just see myself making beautiful quilts in the clouds.

As often happens, life intervened and my dream was placed on hold. For over 10 years I made over 300 beautiful quilts in a corner of my bedroom. Finally, my dream will come true. This summer,  I am turning my attic into the quilt studio of my dreams. I will have a place where everything has a place, and a place where my creativity can soar.

My general contractor is Ray Maynard. He is a wonderful contractor, but I must admit he was chosen for the job because he is married to Mary Maynard, a kindred quilter. Ray understands, without a lot of explanation, exactly what my needs are. It is almost like construction through telepathy.

I will keep you updated on my progress. I am having a wonderful summer full of quilt dreams. Send me your best storage suggestion for quilt supplies.


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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3 Responses to Quilt Studio Construction Underway

  1. Raven says:

    Won’t that be a spot of heaven for you, with the skylights and all. It will be like a magical space. I am new to your blog; delighted I found it and am inspired by it. I hope you will post if you have not (going to hunt around) pictures of your little corner in your bedroom where you currently do your quilting magic. I think it would be fascinating to capture “fly on the wall” type photos of where we create our quilts. It makes me wonder if how our creating space actually influences our quilts. And won’t your legs just love your for the stair workout? Raven Yeltatzie, Redding, CA


  2. veronica avery says:

    I am happily envious of you because I have to do my stitching at my dining room table or in my living room as I currently live in a 700 sq ft apartment. I store most of my quilt/sewing stuff in milk crates and those plastic containers with the split lids I bought from the Container Store. (Actually I acquired some of my milk crates as I traveled throughout the South.) One day when I get the house of my desires I want to use bookcases to store my fabrics and stuff. Anyway, I look forward to seeing your attic progress into the studio of your dreams.


  3. Jacquelyn says:


    You are doing what I too dream of. How wonderful to have found a contractor who is so familiar with what is needed. Just keep me posted on the progress.


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