In all of the excitement of the magazine cover/article, I forgot to post several new products, but now there are even more, so it worked out ok :-)
And remember, both online classes are still approximately 25% off through Monday!
First, there are three new Trish Stuart projects. Two new greeting card kits featuring her artwork on velvet, (a humpback whale and a cute puffin!) and a panel with 12 mini panels so you can make lots of them if you want! I think picking the background fabric for each one is so fun. The first few people to order the panels will get a few extra mini panels also! Click the photos to go to that page.
Then we also have the first batch of printed cards up. These we put on Etsy, as our website fusses if we have too many products (working on that!) and we plan to have lots more! There are eight designs for now. (click photo to go to Etsy) I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I had all of my people together, which I'm always very thankful for! Beret
Earlier this week I posted about a boring mail day; a big pile of bolts of what my kids used to call 'white stuff'. (Interfacing, fusible web, and fusible fleece. But necessary so we can include all the things in our kits!) WELL.... yesterday completely made up for the boring mail day with one of the coolest ever! My first time having one of my quilts on the cover of a magazine, Art Quilting Studio! I still can't believe it :-) It's an honor just to be in it, even more on the cover!
I thought this would be a good time to talk about a bit of a focus shift for me. My business has gone from making things to sell at bazaars, to kits and patterns, and now more teaching. Each time I add something, the old things are still there, and I'm getting spread a little thin! (I may be looking to start building a team soon, so keep your ears open if that might be something you are interested in. The first things I hire for will be computer related; video/photo editing, managing some online things, so they can be done from anywhere, you don't have to live near me!)
So, I've spent the last year really thinking about what I want to prioritize! And I always come back to teaching. I love helping people in their creative journey almost as much as doing it myself! I will still be doing kits, but future kits will be more geared toward things I can teach, or that go with classes I already have. But I like to think of my kits as a little packaged class, too! I will probably be scaling back the bazaar portion, but I may still do some, because I do love that too. They just take so much time that I feel would be better spent in other areas now!
And all of this is a good time to have a class SALE! Consider it our Black Friday sale, but for more than a week :-) Starting now through Monday, Nov 27, both of my online classes will be approximately 25% off.
Simple Secrets for Starting Art Quilting Reg $79 now $59
Framed Collage Reg $49 Now $36
I know it's a busy time of year, but because of the format, they will be waiting for you after the holidays if you don't have time now! And, the Simple Secrets one especially has parts you can do in a very short amount of time, they are great for fitting into little nooks and crannies of your life.
Ok, this is pretty long so I'll stop jabbering! I hope to see you in my classes, and there should be more coming, plus maybe a few other new things I haven't had time to get to, hmm... :-) Happy Thanksgiving, and happy sewing!
I somehow managed to sign myself up for two bazaars in one weekend... The Raven Art Show is at the Morris Thompson Center Friday, Nov. 4 from 5-8 pm. Then the UAF Women's bazaar is 10-4 Saturday at Pioneer Park. On Friday it will be all bird themed items, and then Saturday will be a wider variety. I have several new things this year that I'm excited about!
First, I've added cards that are prints of some of my quilts, mostly raven so far, but there will be lots more coming! Then, I've also been really having fun with paper crafting lately (I needed a new hobby, ha!), so I have some handmade paper cards as well. I even hand carved a couple of raven rubber stamps for those. The cranes pictured below are from a stamp by local artist Maggie Hallam. On Saturday I will have a wider range of paper cards, and they will be a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Alaska ministry! 100% of proceeds from those cards will go to them.
Then, I also have prints this year! Again, mostly raven/bird themed, but I will be adding lots more there hopefully soon also. This is just a few, there are 25 designs, and two different sizes of most of them. I'm calling them posters, because this batch is not archival prints, but still good quality. Hopefully the next batch WILL be archival, and the price will be a little higher also, these are going to be very reasonable, $8-12.
The printed cards will be on the website soon after the bazaars, and hopefully the archival prints will come soon too.
I will also have my usual quilted greeting cards, kits and patterns, and a few finished quilts. I hope to see those of you who are local this weekend, it will be fun to connect with people in person again!
Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of my designs have been in Keepsake Quilting and Art Quilting Studios magazine! I teach classes online, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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