I started this blog way back in the Spring of 2013. The reason for the new adventure was the purchase of my Tin Lizzie Long-Arm quilt machine from Park City Quilting. This acquisition was the initial equipment purchase for my new business In A Stitch Quilting. Along with the excitement of obtaining my fabulous new machine came the exuberance accompanied by starting my new business. My mind was racing with the potential to provide my services to customers.
I educated myself in the nuances of owning and operating my Tin Lizzie by taking classes both in-person and on-line. Through those experiences and the practice I received from hours and hours of hands-on quilting I gained a wealth of knowledge.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of customers. Their projects have been as varied as the people are unique. Their faith in my skills has given me the opportunity to broaden my talents even further. I’ve been very fortunate in that most of my customers give me the artistic license to quilt their projects how ever I see fit.
This blog has provided the priceless opportunity to show my customers’ creations, with permission, to the world. Being able to share the finished projects with my readers brings the much warranted recognition these women deserve and might not otherwise receive. The reactions I receive from my customers, when they read about their very own quilt on my blog, is immeasurable. The experience of owning my very own long-arm quilt machine and working with the customers that have crossed my path has exceeded my initial expectations.
Looking toward the future I would like to see my customer as well as my reader base expand. I would also like to experience more interaction between myself and my readers. I find their comments to be both rewarding and educational. Other possible goals might include teaching as well as pattern development.
I’ve enjoyed sharing my vision as well as my experience with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I look forward to your continued support.
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I am very new to quilting, I just started in July. I will be getting my first long arm machine sometime this month and I couldn’t be more excited for it! I already know that I want to quilt for others once I get the hang of it, so I went ahead of myself and started the business! So far all I have is a name, a Facebook page, and now a blog! You gotta start somewhere, right? I’m so happy that there are so many quilters on here to learn from. This is one of the few changes in my life that is very happily welcomed, I’m ready for this chapter! I just wanted to say hi and that I love what I’ve seen of your work!
I am so happy for you! I wish you the best of luck in your new adventure. 😎 Thank you for the compliment.