Starting a new career is always a little scary at first. But this time I am hoping for some fun and less stress with this new career. After all it's not like I just started quilting and sewing yesterday. Of all the things I have done, sewing and needlework has been the longest learning process that as to date that engulfs 45 years of experimenting to perfecting. Other adventures have come and gone with some successful and some that just was not the right time or idea that I wanted to pursue. I am also hoping that if I call it a new career and not a hobby anymore then it will be successful and make it through this rough times that this economy is going through.
My overall plan is to start teaching at local shops to teaching in shops in other towns and cities in the southern states in about five years. That in late 2010 have quilt designs that I can publish and start the ball to selling my own designs. With luck I hope to be self employed by late 2011. If not 2011, for sure by the end of 2012.
Last but not least, please feel free to comment. I love to hear what other quilting bloggers have to say. I read somewhere around 2 to 20 blogs a week and love to find new ones. I have learned a tidbit here and there from others willing to share. That is one of the best parts of the quilting community is that so many of us quilters love to share and teach this wonderful craft.
If anybody has some helpful advise in the selling and designing of quilts or embroidery designs please let me know. Though I have taught needlework and sewing classes in the past, things do change. I am always looking to improve techniques and share with others. I believe that one of the most important things that we can do in life is to share and help others, even something as small as teaching someone to sew a quilt or garment.
Let the adventure begin