It's Monday, the start of a great week. I'm heading home from beautiful Kansas City this afternoon. Sometimes really cool conversations happen at Market. I loved each one of those conversations. When signing in to get my Media Badge I gave my title as Chief Creative Weirdo. Rhianna changed my name tag to reflect my… Continue reading Good Morning!
This weeks travelogue traverses northern NY state. Let's start with The Old Creamery in Ellisburg NY. This shop has a retreat center on the upper floor and the back of the quilt shop. The center includes a fully functioning kitchen, living room, tables for quilters to stitch, rooms with beds and can hold up to… Continue reading May Travelogue
The next few weeks are full. I'm on the road visiting shops in Western NY, more on those in a couple of weeks. There are a couple of quilt shows I'm working on going to so I can see a few of my shops. First up the Northern Star Quilt Show this weekend. Happy 40th… Continue reading Coming Up
Just so ya know this will be a little bit of Spring Market with some forethought to Fall Market. Spring Quilt Market is just around the corner. While my tickets are purchased, and housing procured there are hard due dates between now and then. Big due dates. And work to do. Did I mention the… Continue reading Quilt Market Kansas City Here I come
A relatively long time ago I decided to "go into business". I had no idea what the heck I was doing. But here I was trying to make things to sell and doing an okay job of it. But it wasn't quite right. So when a friend and quilter asked me if I'd thought about… Continue reading Quilts, Inc. Threads of Success
Please welcome today's guest blogger Bill Locke of Studio Bill Locke, Montreal Canada. Bill designs, and makes quilts, has an active quilt on-line quilt shop, and an astute business sense. I stopped to look at his booth, taking a moment to realize it's his. After a quick hug we started talking. Bill shares our conversation… Continue reading Guest Blog – Bill Locke on the Importance of Quilt Market
Please allow me to congratulate Susan Spiers and Carole the winners of my Half Century give away. I will contact you for addresses shortly. A Look Back Connect is an apt Word, and Descriptor for 2018. As I mentioned here it's a word that will last into 2019 and beyond, for many reasons. I connected… Continue reading 2019 Word of the Year