Friday, April 15, 2016

Exciting things are happening!

Do you have a business plan?   Part of my business plan is what I can my "Focus Plan" - areas I feel I need to focus on or things that I think will steer my business.  Between Christmas and New Year, I sit down on and take a hard look at my business plan.  I look at what is going well and what is not going well.  I look at my competitors to make sure I am pricing correctly and I look at my Focus Plan.

Two years ago I put several items on my plan.   Last December when I was looking at my plan, a little early on a cruise ship, I decided that I was going to get one of them off my plan in the beginning of January.  QPC - Online became a reality.  We are getting ready to wrap up the first three groups and I have learned so much about teaching online. 

A second one my major goals came true today!  I released my first Video on Demand.  I have had people ask me to do DVDs, but honestly the cost of producing them for the size of audience we are looking at is cost prohibitive.   I have been filming video to use both in QPC Online and to release on Demand.   I am a pretty nervous about doing this, but I believe it is the right plan of action. 

I want to thank all of you for being a part of this with me.  And for keeping me on my toes and making me want to do more.  

Here is the link to the first video!

Sashing Video

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quilt Path Camp Online - Fall Schedule

The fall schedule for the Quilt Path Camp Online classes has been posted!

There are two sessions, Group D and Group E.  They both start on August 1st.  For more information or to sign up, click the link below. 
Register Here!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Finally quilted!

I took some time off to go on a quilting retreat with Mom.  This was our fifth year attending the retreat.  It is a crazy time of year for me.  It hits right after the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival.  This year I took my equipment to that show, which made things even more crazy.  Just to give you a taste of my glamorous life.  We packed up the UHaul at the end of the show Sunday evening and I drove back to Raleigh.  Monday morning, Matt and I unloaded the UHaul and set the machines back up.  Then Mom drove my car and followed me to drop off the UHaul, so that Matt could go to work.  Back to the showroom to teach an online class that afternoon.  Tuesday I worked at the showroom all day.  Wednesday we packed the car and drove to Winston Salem for the retreat.  By Sunday, I just wanted to be home. It was a LONG two weeks!
I don't get to piece very often.  I took the pieces of this quilt, all cut out and ready to sew, to that very first retreat five years ago.  There are two of these quilts.  A Boy version, that does not have pink in it and this Girl version.  They are for the room the twins stay in when we get to spoil them overnight.  The boy version has been on one of the beds for almost 4 years.  I finally got the girl version pieced this year at the retreat.  It is even quilted and the binding is partially applied.  I just need to finish hand sewing it down. 

The piecing pattern is Equal Rights, by Swirly Girls.  I love the Ann Bright panto that I chose for this quilt.  It's called Flower Doodle.  We quilted the quilt with Sew Fine Spring Green on the top and Lime Green Superbobs in the bottom!  I can't wait to get the binding finished so that I can finish decorating the "Twin room."