Does the following little video have you glancing in the mirror saying, “Oh my god! That’s me!” If so, then you’ll be happy to know I have a solution!
Yes, step by step, things are really starting to move forward in my little studio, here in Pennsylvania. Even during the process of preparing for shows, lectures, etc. I have remained focused on producing the ProFeather™ ruler AND the Perfect Plumes Class. No doubt it’s a lot to juggle, but I’m so excited that I’m putting the finishing touches on my newest ruler and class that I can’t set it aside now! Heck no! So be on the look out, they are coming your way very soon!!!
February where are you, where did you go? And did you take half of March with you? Will someone please find February, and for that matter, the beginning of March. I need them returned to me ASAP!
Goals, yes I have a few. You may be wondering why I’m sharing such things with you. Well, in order to accomplish these objectives, I felt if I shared them with all my quilting followers they would become a reality sooner rather than later. Nothing wrong with a little peer pressure.
The first on my little list “to do” is launching my newest feather’s class by April 1st, 2018. Although this will be a session for both domestic and longarm machines I will be rolling the session out to those using a domestic machine first (don’t worry longarm class will be following right behind). Then I will move forward, and create three additional classes by the end of this year. So if you want to learn something special…. let me know!
Next, I am introducing one on one consulting, which I am ecstatic to start! I offer one hour sessions with those needing guidance, and/or instruction on all the various aspects of this craft. Nothing is off-limits! We can discuss business, designing, quilting etc. I’ll be of service to my clients regarding any part of this industry, all you’ll need to do is schedule a consult!
Lastly, I’m really striving to hire my red-headed assistant full-time. My business is becoming more than a one woman job. It’s time for me delegate some aspects of this business to a coworker. Most of my days are spent cutting fabric; and constructing books for my kits and upcoming shows. We all know I’d rather be behind the machine, and bringing her on full-time would prove to be a great asset!
Because I’ve completed the final testing of my newest ruler, the feather ruler, now they are ready for production! I just need to get these lovely tools packaged and then we are ready to launch them your way! And should you all decide they are beneficial to your quilting I will pursue one or two more feather rulers. Your reaction to this initial product will determine the fate of future feather rulers.
This week I will be at the AQS Show in Lancaster! I’m hoping to see many familiar faces as I will hosting two lectures and taking in the show. Please make sure you stop and say hello if you happen to attend this event. Getting the chance to meet new peers and connect with fellow quilters puts a huge smile on my face!
I am blown away by the number of responses I received regarding feathers. Thank you so much for all the information that you submitted; I greatly appreciate, and WANT, the input! Rest assured that your valuable insight will contribute to the construction of an amazing feathering class!
Be on the lookout for a new “Feather Ruler”. You read correctly, in addition to the upcoming class I also have a Feather Ruler in the works! I still remain firm on the fact that everyone can create these beauties freehand, but a “combination” ruler will also prove beneficial. This tool can be utilized during quilting, more importantly, it will encourage the designer to draw plumes while training and instilling the process to one’s memory.
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and a wonderful weekend ringing in the New Year! I was very blessed to have all my boys together during the past couple of weeks. They always bring so much laughter, tons of craziness and endless love to our home. It certainly makes focusing on work difficult. Those moments of having my boys under one roof for any length of time is simply priceless!
I will be implementing one major word into 2018. And the word of the year is “EDUCATION“. Yes, eduction with be the foundation for this quilter over the next twelve months. Which will prove to be extremely beneficial to all those prospective quilters out there. I have recently launched my online class forum so check it out! This will be a combination of free classes, as well as smartly priced ones. Currently, Rulers for Rookies is available as a free class for the domestic machine (longarm class is coming soon). My mind is brewing with several ideas for future classes so be on the lookout. In the meantime, I know many of you have suggestions for classes swirling around in your creative heads so please feel free to share your suggestions with me! No idea is too big or small so don’t hesitate to say, “Hey Lisa, how about….”
Believe it or not I have not completely neglected my 4 year quilt over the holidays. It has been a very slow process but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have decided not to display the entire quilt until it makes its debut, or should I say if it makes its debut. That darn bleed has to come out first! And that will be a major obstacle to overcome. I anticipate its completion in the next couple of weeks. The ultimate goal is that this project makes it to the Mancuso show in Virginia held in February.
So please keep those fingers crossed friends and followers! Here is the last peek:
AT THE END OF JANUARY????
I will be teaching at Quiltique! I have a great line up of classes scheduled: Rulers for Rookies, Divide and Design, and my newest class Flower Power! Oh, I can’t leave out that I will also be hosting my Trunk Show! I am hoping to see some of you there!
I’m hoping to see several class ideas fill my comment section, and get the chance to chat with a few friendly faces in Vegas!