To celebrate the midpoint of the project, I hope you'll check out my Quilt Shop!
I've also added to the shop:
- Isacord Thread - 5 New Colors of the best thread for free motion quilting!
Now let me share some exciting news about the project and business. I've been hinting for awhile that we're going to be changing a few things about the project starting in June.
The first is some news about my husband, Josh, and his growing role with our quilting business.
We've had advanced notice that in January 2011 Josh will lose his job, but the good news is, we have six months to adjust and prepare for this change.
For the rest of 2010, we will be working hard to build our online quilting business into the sole support for our family.
Josh will start taking over much of the customer service work: checking email, packing orders, and also editing videos.
While this is a pretty scary transition, I feel confident that we will work together as an excellent team.
With Josh taking over much of the computer work, I'll be able to spend more time quilting and shooting videos.
Which brings us to the second thing that will be changing about the project: MORE VIDEOS!
No, I'm not taking any videos down or changing the format of the 365 designs, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit to being slightly bored by stitching 4" squares every day.
So I'm going to start going back through the designs and stitching my favorites on a larger scale, in blocks, sashing, or borders just like they would be quilted in a real quilt!
Someone once commented that the project is like being handed a big bag of the most excellent golf clubs, but no direction on how to actually use them! I plan to fix this with new videos showing the designs in a variety of places, in many different scales.
I'm also going to start having a more scheduled format to the blog. Here's the schedule I hope to start in June:
More Fillers Monday! - The next filler design from the 365 Days project
Totally Filler Tuesday - The next filler design from the 365 Days project
What's Leah Working On Wednesday? - Info about the current quilt project in progress.
Anything Goes Thursday - More filler designs or a new video on a topic you'll find interesting.
Feature Friday - Info about a specific tool or material I'm currently using in the studio.
Starting this week, I'm no longer going to post on Saturday or Sunday. I'll instead use these days to shoot videos, work on quilts, or spend time with my family.
While it will be less filler designs per week, there will be loads more information on how to actually USE the filler designs, which really is the point, right?!
I'm super excited about these changes and really looking forward to the direction of this project in the coming months.
More than anything else, this project is about sharing the love of quilting and expanding our abilities, one stitch at a time.
Thank you so much for being here, for reading these posts, and spreading the word to your friends and family!
Let's go quilt!