The winds blow so hard last night my little boat almost blow away to the river. She’s ready to go be a boat after all these years, but she’s forgotten she needs a little patch work first. Don’t laugh at her … we all need a little patching once and a while.
Kevin found her this morning and put a chair on her to hold her back. Lol.
I’m making art today. It has to be inside my tiny living space because if winds.
A Quilting Stitchuation, LLC, began on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska in 2015. We were located in a small 12×32 quilt cabin my husband and I designed.
Our first project was a hot rod t-shirt quilt and we were hooked. Shortly thereafter a Long Arm was purchased and we began quilting, teaching and selling fabric, notions and gifts on a very small scale.
The dream of owning a brick and mortar business quickly became a reality after we purchased a home in Alto, NM and found a building to lease in beautiful Ruidoso, NM. After a month and a half of renovations (painting, carpeting, etc.) we had our soft-opening on December 17th and our Grand Opening was January 19, 2017. We had a record number of attendees, ribbon cutting, Accuquilt and class demo’s, Live Radio Broadcast, and giveaways.
A Quilting Stitchuation has grown and evolved over the last several years and at the end of 2020 we purchased our own property in Alto, NM. The plan is to have the quilt shop, retreat center and retreat house all in the same location! In May 2021, we will open our new retreat house to the first group of quilting retreaters! Eventually we will complete the existing metal building into a quilt shop, as well as a brand new building that will become New Mexico’s first quilt retreat center, Stitch-n-Pines Retreat Center, LLC. Currently we may hold up to nine guests and after the new building is complete, up to 20!!
What is “A Quilting Stitchuation, LLC and Stitch-n-Pines, LLC?” They are a place for creativity, fun, and knowledge to be shared with others who appreciate the love, time and warmth that goes into every stitch. Life is too short to not love what you do and do what you love. We fell in love with fabric, quilting, and the great people we met and continue to meet along the way.
This business offers Janome Machines, fabric, notions,patterns, kits, books, gifts and long arm quilting services, as well as classes, but most of all it’s a gathering place for friends to spend time together. We also provide knife and scissor sharpening and cleaning/servicing/repairing of most sewing machines!
Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you in the store or as a guest at our new retreat center!
Jackie & Eugene Hunter, Owners A Quilting Stitchuation & Stitch-n-Pines Retreat Center
It’s Hello From Ruidoso new hit radio show on Ruidoso Village very own radio station 1490AM – The Mountain.
Introducing our regulars:
Cheryl Cagle is Jana’s trusted side kick. She’s so much fun!!
Miriam Shanks has been a passionate writer for most of her career. Initially focusing on technical writing as an environmental permitting manager, she has, in recent years turned her attention to more creative endeavors including writing children’s stories, essays, poetry and song lyrics. Miriam enjoys writing for herself and for others and is currently working on a memoir and a blog – Write to the Heart of the Matter. Miriam will be interviewing local authors, and contributing short pieces to our Hello from Ruidoso program. She will also be creating a serial story for the show using characters from our local businesses.
Andrea Fernandez – talking about foraging for food, sustainable food and Smokey Bear community garden.
I hope this photo expresses, just how excited I am, that I’ve been commissioned to paint a seascape and a house number right on this boogie board that will be bolted to the front of a house at a beach town in Florida. Huh?!?
Does it get any cooler? Yip!
BTW I actually have played on this board in the ocean.
Ok, ok … I know “Transportal” is not a real word … but when I paint my dreams … I think I’m aloud to make up a word that best describes my painting. The world depicted is this oil painting is of a dream I had … A dream I had, I think, in part, because my niece Ashley is pregnant … And that is just amazing to me. Her egg was chosen and it is about to be “Transported” in to my world! How cool is that??
I love my new studio/gallery cause I have the room to layout all my toys … In this case, acrylic paint to work on my newest creative “summer fun”” Always a good time at Jana’s RedRoom … And always something new to see!