Challenge Day 2 – What is Your Business Vision?

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In yesterday’s post for the #CreativePassiontoProfit challenge I told how I got started crafting and how I turned that into a business. The Day 2 question is:

“What is the vision for your business? Where do you see yourself in one year, five years, ten years? What is your dream and how will that affect your life?”

In the coming year, I will set up systems for creating, digitizing, organizing and promoting my longarm quilting designs. This includes regular blog posts, a reward program, and newsletters. After that, I can focus on the artistic side of creating more designs. I’m a firm believer that the quilting shouldn’t just be some random design, but should complement either the fabric in the top, or the person the quilt is being made for. Those are the types of designs I love to create, so my customers can find the perfect design for their quilts. READ MORE...

Rasdak 2016 Finish

Cycling, Remodeling & New Quilting Designs Released

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I haven’t worked much on new quilting designs lately, and I’ve been quiet for several reasons. First was a week-long vacation. Hubby and I participated in a 7 day bicycle ride across South Dakota called RASDAK.

This was the first time we did something like this, so neither of us actually rode the entire 525 miles, but he did ride about 360 miles and I did about 210. Every night we would camp in a different town with the other 140 or so riders, and get to learn some of the culture and history of the area. READ MORE...

Edge-to-Edge or Custom Quilting? Part 3

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So now we know what is meant by Edge-to-Edge (or Overall) Quilting and Custom Quilting, but how do we decide which one is right for a quilt? I usually consider 3 things :

#1 How will the quilt will be used? Is it for a child or college student – meant to be loved, dragged around, washed often? (Choose E2E). READ MORE...