Have you heard about Curated Questions? Curated Quilts is kicking off Curated Questions on January 18th, a series of discussions designed to give you a closer look at the inner workings of the quilting world. The goal is to pull the curtain back and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to work in this community and turn your passion project into a business.
Starting January 18, join Curated Quilts each week for a lively panel discussion where you can get answers to your frequently asked questions. The panelists have extensive experience and come from a variety of backgrounds. These frank, honest discussions will show you the ins and outs of fabric design, book publication, teaching, and pattern design.
- Teaching: Irene Roderick, Carole Lyles Shaw, Christa Watson
- Fabric Design: Carrie Bloomston, Annie Chen
- Pattern Design: Nicole Daksiewicz, Mary Davis, Yvonne Fuchs, Meaghan O’Malley
- Book Publishing: Jacquie Gering, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Riane Menardi Morrison
The live discussions will be conducted via Zoom at 7 p.m. Eastern on the following dates:
- Jan. 18 – Teaching
- Jan. 25 – Fabric Design
- Feb. 1 – Pattern Design
- Feb. 8 – Book Publication
Come with your questions for these experts in our field – we expect each discussion to be one hour, and will follow up with a Q&A Session immediately after.
Because we have a global audience (and because we know that sometimes even the best laid plans are disrupted at the last minute), ticketed participants will also have access to recordings of the discussions for one year.
I am looking forward to being on the pattern design panel for the discussion on February 1st. If you are interested in participating, tickets are available for the full series or for each individual discussion. Visit the Curated Quilts Shop for more details about Curated Questions!
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7 thoughts on “Curated Questions”
I signed up! I’ve been thinking about getting more serious about quilty things for years, but it’s hard to get information about what it will entail, what it will pay, what one can expect, commitment-wise…is this an industry that pays well, or do people only stick with it because they love it? It seems like there’s a ton of turnover all the time, which raises a few flags for me. I appreciate those of you who are trying to help us out with some extra information. I don’t want to commit if I don’t know what to expect.
Pattern editing is missing from this lineup of subjects. You are among the few
offering this service, and from reading your blog, it seems you are doing all
you can in this regard. That would seem to be something others thinking about
getting into the business should consider. From all the “errata” posted on blogs
and complaints about patterns that skip steps, this might be an instant “income
stream” for competent quilters with a leaning toward precision in written communication.
From my perspective, the need for such a service is great.
Good point. I am not running all the series, but I can tell you I was contacted for the discussion because I am both a pattern writer and a technical editor, so I do assume they will be asking me some questions with regard to that.
Have a good week,
Thanks for sharing – I had not heard about these before and will definitely check it out. Congrats to you for being on the panel.
Thanks for this – I didn’t know about these events and though I definitely won’t be attending live, might sign up and access them at a more civilised time for me.