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...

Cactus Garden panto quilting design by Andi Rudebusch of AndiCrafts

Why Do You Create?

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I belong to a Facebook group called #CreativePassiontoProfit. This week our leader, Morna McEver, has challenged us to “Get Your Art Out There”. Each day she asks a question or two about why we create and our creative businesses. In addition to sharing it in the FB group, we also are asked to share it on our blog or other social media sites. READ MORE...

#Giving Tuesday Free Quilting Patterns

#Giving Tuesday equals Free Quilting Patterns

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Thank you to all who purchased patterns during the Black Friday – Small Business Saturday – Cyber Monday sale. I should have all of the orders out in the next couple of days, and hope you enjoy working on your new projects. I appreciate your support of my small business!

I still have some of these patterns left, and since I’m trying to reduce my inventory of printed patterns (I will continue to offer digital patterns, which you can find on Craftsy or Etsy), I’m going to try something for #Giving Tuesday. READ MORE...

Quilting Pattern Blowout 50% Off

Quilting Patterns Blowout – Save 50%!

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Black Friday

Small Business Saturday

Cyber Monday

I couldn’t decide which to celebrate, so lets do them all! Now through Monday I’m offering a HUGE savings on quilting patterns. All of my printed quilting patterns are on sale at 50% OFF, now through 11:59pm on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. That’s right, you can purchase some of my patterns for as low as $3.50 each! Quantities are limited, so don’t delay on selecting your favorites. While you may not have much time for sewing in the next few weeks, we all know the long, dreary days of winter will soon be here, and what better way to perk up those days by starting a new quilting project. READ MORE...

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Quilting Pattern Grab Bags = Big Savings for You!

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Can you imaging paying just $3 or less for a new, unused quilting pattern? For a limited time, I’m offering Quilting Pattern Grab Bags where *I* choose the titles, and *you* reap the savings. You don’t need to spend $8, $9 or $10 on just ONE pattern. With this special sale, you can get 4 or 8 new patterns at a deep discount! READ MORE...

I’ve Got a Secret!!

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I’m so excited! I’ve got a secret. It’s a fun one, I promise, although I can’t tell you about it just yet. But it DOES have to do with my journey as a quilter.

In case you didn’t know, I started quilting as a hobby back in the 1980s. My first quilt was a hand-pieced, hand-quilted quilt-as-you-go log cabin. This was back when we had to weave our own cloth and carve our needles out of animal bones… READ MORE...