Monday, September 24, 2012
I have been working on learning my computerized Pfaff Grandquilter 18.8/Quilt Artist this past week. I have several things to learn in the next month. I took some pictures of my new setup of the quilt studio. I have a pallet stove that is great in the winter. I have to buy a quilt stand/photo stand to take pictures of my and my customers quilts. Here are a few pictures of the studio.
Last week, I received my business cards and labels. I really like my business cards. I feel like my dream of starting my quilting business is getting closer. I got a cute art sign that I put my studio door too. I went to the Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland on Thurs with my friend Paige. After the show we stopped at EE Schnecks so I could establish an account with them. There are a wholesale company that sells fabric, batting, thread, books patterns etc. It was so exciting to get my own account instead of using Paige's account. I got a roll of batting and several Superior threads. I have a few pictures of my business card and the art sign on my door that I will post now.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I got my 18.8 Pfaff Grandquilter with the Quilt Artist in Jan and decided it would be fun to start a quilting business. My nursing career ended on a sour note but I believe that everything happens for a reason. It was time to move on and now I can enjoy retirement with quilting. I got a book called Professional Machine Quilting Revised(The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Quilting Business by Carol A Thelen. It has been very helpful in learning what to do to establish a quilting business. My goal is to enjoy quilting for myself and other people with the Quilt Artist. This business is to support my habit " Quilting". I have been leaning how to use the Quilt Artist(computerized quilting) and will go to the MQX West in Portland next month for several computerized classes. I found a roommate from Utah that has her own business. I hope to learn several things from her and other quilters at the show. I applied for my business license at the beginning of this month and got the license yesterday. I was so excited to get it. I have ordered business cards and labels too. I have my quilting studio set up and want to get a portable quilt stand/portable photo stand with backdrops to take pictures of the quilts.