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!
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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!
Free card pattern and also an e-book, and a quilt planning checklist!
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I am also an independent distributor for Plexus supplements, since I credit them with enabling me to be healthy enough to do all these fun things! They target blood sugar and gut health, which are at the root of so many modern health issues. E-mail me for more info, or check out my website! I am as passionate about getting people healthy as I am about getting people creating :-)