Quilting Business is Back Online

by Charlotte Colmon


Well, all I can say is that I'm back and ready to take www.QuiltingBusiness.com to the next level.  And by that I mean I am ready to start posting regular content and making it as useful as possible to quilters who want to turn their passion into a full- or part-time quilting business.

What have I been up to?  Well, I was working full-time at a company that got acquired by a French-Canadian technology company.  I worked with the French-Canadians for about a year, and then they had some lay-offs in June of this year.  I was one of the person's layed off.  Which I understand in this economy.  What I didn't like was that they started advertising for my replacement within a couple of weeks, and they were advertising for a lower-level person.  They really just wanted to cut costs!

That got me thinking… I'm never going to be safe in a corporate environment because I'm not in control of my career.  Someone else decides if I'll be in the next round of lay-offs, or my entire group could be axed.  It's not a particularly comfortable place to be.  So, even though I've been looking for a full-time job for the past 4 months, I've decided that I should try and work on QuiltingBusiness.com and see if I can make it worth my while, and also make it worth your while to keep visiting.

So, here are my plans for the site:

  1. I'm going to update the site at least 3 times a week.  This will include at least one quilting business article, some content that I find on other sites that I know you will enjoy (and I'll put my spin on it), and whatever else makes sense to share with you.
  2. To make sure I'm covering what you need to make your quilting business a success, I'm going to ask for your input.  I'll have polls and questions which you can answer.  I really want to make sure this site is useful.
  3. I'm going to re-work all of my quilting business products into leaner, meaner versions that cost less!  All of my products will offer the same good information, but I'm going to reduce prices.  I think it's the right thing to do in this economy.
  4. If I can't make good on the above, I'm going to sell of www.QuiltingBusiness.com.  I do believe there is a real need for this content, and if I can provide the information on a regular basis, I'm going to sell the site to someone who can.

So, the first thing I'm going to do is send an email to the 6,000+ members of the mailing list to see who wants to stay and who wants to go.  There are going to be a lot of old email addresses (since I haven't really done much in the last 18 months), and there are going to be people no longer interested in a quilting business. What I want to do is help the people who are looking for that full- or part-time quilting business, and I don't want to annoy anyone else.

Watch for the email and decide for yourself if you want to stay on for the ride.  I promise to do my best and keep the site up-to-date and informative.  Hopefully, you can contribute and share as well.

Thanks, and best regards,


P.S. I'll also make sure I update you on my family and my wonderful dog, Ginger.  In fact, the picture above is Ginger in our back yard.  Hope you like it!

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