Eleanor Burns’ Koala Studio Makeover – Part 2

Eleanor's Quilting Retreat

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Welcome to my quilting studio at my home - Bear's Paw Ranch. This is the room where I host quilting retreats the Laguna Mountains near Julian, California. I'm thrilled with my Koala makeover!

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar Maria Cristina
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 20:25:52

    Hola Eleanor estoy maravillada con tu Taller es el deseo de cualquier Quíltera.
    Yo intente pedirlo desde mi país pero no tuve suerte, no efectúan envíos, vivo en Argentina Buenos Aires -Capital Federal en un vello barrio San telmo .- te envío un fuerte abraso *MiMimcm*

  2. avatar Bonbon
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 13:41:43

    wow, I am envious of so much room.

    what quilter wouldn’t be LOL

    seriously it is quite impressive,

    love your web site, especially all your videos, that are not just entertaining, but informative,

    I have learned so much from them,

    I have many of your books and patterns, they are the ones I use the most.

    you make a positive difference in so many lives, that saying thank you seems not nearly enough, to convey what you mean to so many of us.

  3. avatar Angie
    May 25, 2012 @ 04:50:23

    Do you have a longarm machine and if so where do put it? They take up a lot of room! I’m getting ready plan a new sewing room and have a large table for cutting and I also sew there. My machine is an embroidery machine so not sure how it would work on the tables where the machines recess.
    Love the slat boards and definately want those as well as the quilt rack and design wall–I use the floor now! You must be so glad to have your new studio and a way to manage all the clutter. I get so tired of moving “stuff” from place to place so I can work at the different stations in my sewing room!

  4. avatar Darli Vieira
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 22:07:47

    Sonho de qualquer patchworker.Parabéns, que Deus lhe dê muita saúde para que continue por muitos e muitos anos nesse mundo encantado de paninhos os quais são transformados em belas artes por suas mãos.
    Obrigado por partilhar com a gente .Beijos em seu coração.

  5. avatar Darli Vieira
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 22:13:38

    Sonho de qualquer patchworker.Parabéns! Que Deus lhe dê muita saúde para que continue por muitos e muitos anos nesse mundo encantado de paninhos os quais,são transformados em belas artes por suas mãos!
    Obrigado por partilhar com a gente .Beijos em seu coração.

  6. avatar Judy Lee
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 16:11:01

    Oh My Goodness!
    Your retreat is to die for Eleanor! All the space and beautiful wood cabinets and most of all every thing in one room. I have my Sewing Buddies ove on Thursdays and take over the entire house. I can only dream of have the space to put my BabyLock Jewel, machines and friends and sewing stations all in one room!
    Congratulations Eleanor it is truly beautiful!
    Judy Lee

  7. avatar Lois Lewis
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 17:33:00

    This is the 3rd try I guess I can’t read the captcha code??? If this doesn’t go through I apologize, won’t try again.

    I really am impressed with the Koala classroom! So much space!

  8. avatar susan e
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 07:47:23

    What a wonderful set up. Every quilters dream!

  9. avatar Donna Philip
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:20:25

    Great lighting, great scenery, great room. The inspiration is everywhere. Enjoy every minute in your beautiful new space.

  10. avatar ab
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:14:51

    wishful thinking, we can all drool

  11. avatar gwen williams
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 10:27:25

    I go way beyond of being envious! That it a spectacular room.

  12. avatar Beverly Graham
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 09:00:03

    I sure hope I won, I love sewing and want to learn more about quilting. what a blessing it would be to learn from the best, the one and only Eleanor Burns!!!!

  13. avatar janet walker
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 12:42:35

    I am so glad to see u w/your “dreams come true” sewing retreat!! Congrats! Eleanor U deserve nothing less…Have fun!!!

  14. avatar Deb King
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 19:32:37

    How wonderful would it be to have a Birthday weekend with Eleanor! Awesome sewing retreat!

  15. avatar Judy Burhans
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:03:07

    Oh, my goodness. I LOVE your room and everything in it. Your reality is my dream, I think. I, too, have a long-arm quilting machine that takes up a good bit of space, but it’s worth it for me. I don’t need all the walls to display my finished products, though. I think everything I’ve ever made and quilted has been given away to people who love the results, but can’t do it themselves (to include my 8 children, 1 DIL and four 2nd generation babies). I could post pictures, I guess. Of the quilts AND kids!

    Thank you for showing us your heart – it’s beautiful!

  16. avatar Madora
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 11:11:30

    Someday, when my lottery ticket wins, I will have a sewing room like this!..Beautiful. I can just imagine spending hours upon hours creating in this space!

  17. avatar Teresa
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 08:23:36

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your space!!! Can I be your BFF???

  18. avatar Gloria
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 14:35:52

    Oh Ms . Eleanor
    That is the most beautiful quilting space I have ever seen. I hope I get to meet you one day. I just love your morning star quilt.

  19. avatar Fran
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 17:15:34

    Oh Eleanor, this is an amazing retreat you have made and I can only dream of having a space like this. I am back and forth from the living room to the garage to do my cutting and layering.
    You are one amazing woman and I admire you so much and I have truly learned so much from you. Thank you. Enjoy your beautiful space.

  20. avatar Diane Newman
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 07:35:50

    I love your TV show here in p
    Phoenix. I never miss it. I have learned so much. I use your videos right next to my sewing machine. Love your egg money quilts using my scraps. Thank you for all the good tips. Looking forward to more from you.

  21. avatar Mary Ellen Pacocha
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 10:23:55

    Love it! I have my sewing area in my laundry room which is located in the basement of our house! What a wonderful addition a piece of Koala would add to my area.

  22. avatar Kelly graves
    Aug 07, 2017 @ 17:05:26

    I love all the natural light. Great studio.

  23. avatar Rita Killingbeck
    Jun 17, 2018 @ 16:07:55

    Eleanor I love your show! You have helped me make quilts and go thou hard time in my life. Thank you for all those wonderful short cuts and interesting patterns to make.