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
https://www.facebook.com/QuiltMarket/photos/a.158012784241825.28029.137770392932731/1616590941717328/?type=3 I'm honored to share my years of experience working and teaching in quilt shops, teaching nationally, talking with shop owners, and working with Generation Q Magazine in each one of these talks. Join me at International Quilt Market. Check out Ebony Love, Cheryl Sleboda, Tracy Mooney, Maddie Kertay, Heather Kubiak, Pepper Cory and so… Continue reading International Quilt Market & Apple Pie
So, September and October can be a bit dodgy posting regularly. I'm learning how to use the Floriani Total Control U digitizing software. A friend asked me for some help with a bit of digitizing. I'd imported a photo into FTCU and told the software to do it's thing. I couldn't remember what I… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – September 2017
Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop hosted by Sam Hunter (Hunter's Design Studio). Thanks Sam! Thirty-two days of tutorials by quilters and sewists, ready to share their experience and tips. At the bottom of the tutorial are links to each of the other participants in the hop. So many great tutorials! One hundred… Continue reading Back to School Blog Hop: Bury Quilt Thread
Years ago when message boards, and blogs were the social media of the day one of the tips I saw, and supported was practicing machine quilting for 20 minutes a day really adds up over time. I wrote about this in I figure I'm about 1/2 way there. This morning Ebony Love posted Find More… Continue reading Sharing because this is brilliant
Maddie Kertay, and Cheryl Sleboda encouraged me to submit classes for Fall Quilt Market. After some thought I submitted three classes, and two are accepted. First up on Saturday October 28 is Creating Consumer Confidence—Machine Sales; the second is Sunday October 29th Creating Confidence in the In-Store Talent. Having worked in quilt shops on and off… Continue reading So, there’s this!
Good friends, like good wine are a rare gift and a distinct pleasure. As a quilter I've been blessed with some good friends. Several who are teaching at Quilt Market in St. Louis. Tracy Mooney, Senior Editor of Generation Q Magazine - Keep Your Customers Sewing: Adaptive techniques to keep your customers sewing and quilting longer.… Continue reading We get by with a little help from our friends inQuilt Market Classes!