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Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

Quilted Horse Designs new website

Our First Blog Entry

October 4, 2019

So... I finally made a website!  It's not perfect and it's not done (I suppose it never really will be), but it is live and viewable.  It has been super frustrating and time consuming, because I am a maker, not a computer geek (no offense to those I  now bow down to).  I think I have finally rounded the bend so to speak and am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  Too many metaphors?  Any way...I hope people will see it, be able to use it and maybe even like it.  I am feeling a sense of accomplishment in the fact that I didn't throw in the towel (sorry, one more metaphor).    If there's one thing I know, it's that momma didn't raise no quitter!  Perseverance and hard work people!!!  Ok, so I will eventually get rid of that photo and those unknown people (whoever they are) and add my own photo!  

Oh look...I did it! Yeah, me!!!

Quilted Horse Designs new website

Threads of Success

October 30, 2019

The last few days I was honored to take part in the inaugural Threads of Success event.  The conference was sponsored by Quilts, Inc. in conjunction with Houston Quilt Market in an effort to cultivate new and upcoming talent into the quilt world.  It was full of aspiring teachers, store owners, pattern and fabric designers and even a handful of inventors.  Some were just starting out and some were already selling to the big guys. 

The weekend was full of inspiring lectures and informative workshops taught by a slew of talented people.  Some were unknown to me and others were the leaders in the quilting industry.  Classes included a ton of different topics such as accounting, branding, pattern and book writing, photography, social media skills, and on and on and on.  The teaching staff was unbelievable in both their generosity of time and their wealth of knowledge.  

Quite frankly, It was tough being back in school for several days.  But boy, o boy did I learn a lot!  Not only did I learn about the specific subjects that I chose to focus on but surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself and the path I want to take.

The last day we were allowed into International Quilt Market (the industry wholesale show) where the vendors were quite welcoming and eager to hear about our weekend and our ideas and dreams.  The contacts and leads that I made that day and throughout the event were exciting, inspiring and encouraging.  Thank you so much to everyone that made this past weekend happen, especially Cheryl Sleboda who organized the event.

If you, or anyone you know, is thinking about getting into any aspect of the quilting industry, I highly recommend that you sign up for next years event.  I haven't heard for sure that it will take place, but because it was so successful, I feel certain that they will hold it again.