What is the Studio?
My desire is that the Studio is a special experience for you. It's a modern quilting space in a "barn" adjacent to my home on the Sammamish Plateau off Duthie Hill. There are lots of windows for natural light, and the squirrels and jays in the old-growth trees provide our entertainment. The environment is peaceful and friendly. We have ott lights for each 6' table, fully-adjustable chairs, 2 ironing boards/irons, and a full quilt wall for auditioning your work. There is a modest supply of notions and fabrics, all for sale.
While many quilters come to the Studio to enjoy socializing and brain-storming with others, the Studio has also developed a reputation for creativity in designing and redesigning quilts. Quilters bring in their work with problem areas or "ruts", and we work together to get a quilt the student is happy with. Some quilters bring in kits or patterns they don't understand, or have special ideas, and we "think" them through together. We all learn and grow at the Studio.
Free Sew Wednesdays are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Come when you can and leave when you must. There is no charge for your time at the Studio on Wednesdays because Mo is working on her own projects and unavailable to help others. Be sure to call or email to reserve your seat because this is a popular day there are only seats for six.
Quilt with Mo is every first and third Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $45 for the day and Mo is at your side whenever you need some help, ideas, or technique mentoring. The best part of the day is the relaxing atmosphere and opportunity to spend "girl time" with other quilters. Bring your snacks, lunch, and beverages.
Who is Mo? Mo grew up learning how to crochet, knit, embroider, crewel, needlepoint and rug-hook (oh, okay, macrame too). Then as a seamstress she thought she had done it all. In 1981 she was introduced to quilting and hasn't looked back. She has not sewn a blouse or picked up a rug hook since. In 1986 Mo began teaching quilting at various quilt stores and community centers, sharing her passion for this craft which has given her so much joy over the years. In particular, her heart is drawn to quilts, patterns, techniques, and fabrics of the 1800's, and you'll see that in the Studio decor. Mo was a teacher at the Issaquah store of Pacific Fabrics for their five years of existence. When the store closed she decided to hold classes in her Studio, and that has been a good decision.
Mo has two sons and one daughter, all grown and off in the world. Her constant companion is Tucker, a very friendly rescue with maybe some German Shorthair. He greets everyone who comes to the Studio! You may also hear the chickens clucking and/or Sir Rooster crowing. Fresh eggs are always for sale at $5/doz. Just ask Mo, and she will clap her hands! They are delicious and you will love them! Eggs from Mo's Henhouse is a favorite request from quilters' husbands (haha).