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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

My favorite quilter is Angela Walters. She has fabulous designs that I can do and I find that so many of her designs fit into my quilts quite nicely. I have learned so much about quilting and starting a quilting business from her books, her website: www.quiltingismytherapy.com., and the class that I took a few years ago when she was in Lincoln. One of the things that I have kept in mind is her five tips on getting customers -- 1. Join quilting groups, 2. Always carry a business card, 3. Encourage referrals, 4. Be innovative, and 5. Remember that you just need one! I knew that joining a quilting group would not be possible until I retired from teaching, so this fall I made sure that happened.

A Veteran's Day Assembly to Inspire Us All

On Thursday, November 10th, the Forest Acres Quilting Club presented two Quilts of Valor during the annual Veteran's Day assembly at Freeman High School in Adams, Nebraska. When I first began thinking about making quilts for QOV, this assembly was at the top of my list as a possible venue for the presentations. My husband recently retired from 42 years of teaching at Adams and Freeman High School and was always quite impressed and complimentary about the assembly. When I contacted Randy Page, Superintendent of Freeman Schools, he was equally enthusiastic about including our quilting club in the program. The assembly began with "God Bless The USA" performed by the Freeman High School Band fol

 

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