KT Quilt Shop ExpansionWe started something new this year with our Winter Hours - open Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm from Thanksgiving to March 1st. It would have been more accurate to say "Closed Sundays thru Wednesdays to allow Robert to make a mess and and have time to clean up". Have you ever started a new construction project that resulted in several other smaller renovations, much like a row of dominoes falling, one after the other? Well, we're in the middle of that here at KTQ.
The wonderful news is, I'm finally building my dream studio out in the country where we live so I'll have everything in one space - computer, sewing machine, fabric, design supplies, antique quilts and so much more that is now spread over three areas. That means, I can clean out the office and studio at the store to make room for other things, like a larger space to display quilts in the KT Quilt Shop.
The dominoes don't always fall in any specific order, though, as shown with this project. Now is the when Robert has the time to remodel the store, but I don't have a studio to move everything into, so we're making do.
Here's a look at the wall that was the outside my small office (10'x12') right inside the front door of the quilt shop. (You can see just a sliver of the door frame to the office on the far left.)
This is how it looked the next weekend when Robert quit after spending two days tearing off all the sheetrock. A little helper came in that evening and cleared the rest for us. Thanks again, Rowan.
Demo complete. Now it's time to clean up and make it pretty.
Here we are for now. We still have some finishing to do - moving lights/wires and painting the ceiling - and I'm sure we'll rearrange again at least a few times before I'm totally satisfied, but it's all coming together nicely. I'm delighted with the big impact this small change has made to create a sense of openness throughout the entire store.
I hope you'll stop in and see our progress this winter. I can't wait to fill up the extra space with lots of goodies for you!