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December 2013

Setting Goals for Your Best Year Ever

December 27, 2013 // 6 Comments

Wanna make 2014 your best year ever? (Business-wise at least) Don’t wait…..get started now, the first step is setting goals. Why Goals? I will never forget the moment that my “hobby” turned into a business.  I somehow got my hands on a book published in the 80’s. It [...]

Money Mondays- A new blog series

December 15, 2013 // 7 Comments

Now that the website is up and running, it’s time to get to business. (Yay!!!) Today we are going to talk about Money. That’s right, a topic that can make some people (myself included) a little uncomfortable. But it’s an important thing, money is what makes what you’re doing a [...]

Making the Customer Happy

December 12, 2013 // 3 Comments

Picking quilting designs is hard enough when the quilt belongs to you. But it can be even harder to pick out designs for someone else’s quilt…..especially if they are your customer. You want to make them happy, but what if they don’t know what they want?  That’s where [...]

Behind the Quilting Scenes with Tia

December 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

About this time last year, I started the Business of Quilting blog post series on my personal blog…..I can’t believe how fast time flies.  In one post, I interviewed Tia Curtis, who was just starting her machine quilting business. Since a lot can happen in a year, I thought [...]

Dealing with an Unhappy Customer

December 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

I hope that it’s something that you never have to deal with… unhappy customer. There is nothing worse than pouring your heart into a quilt and having your customer not love it as much as you do! If this is something you are going through , nothing I say is going to make everything [...]

Building Your Customer Base

December 3, 2013 // 7 Comments

  Today, we are talking about marketing to potential customers. By this point, you have practiced your quilting, developed a plan and are now ready to bring in the customers. The big question is: How do you do that?? When I started quilting for customers, I wasn’t sure how to go about [...]

Guest Blog Posts

December 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

Would you like to earn money while helping grow the BOMQ website? We would love to feature you and your article on our website! Please see the information below: Content We are looking for blog posts about topics relevant to machine quilters who are interested in starting or growing their business. [...]

Blogging for Business

December 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

One of the best thing that I ever did for my business was start a blog. It’s amazing how such a simple tool can really help you reach a large customer base! Even though I started it purely for business reasons, I can’t believe how much I love it. Not only does is great writing practice, [...]

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

December 3, 2013 // 8 Comments

Moderating my Craftsy class has been so great! It’s more than a class, it’s a community. I love how people are sharing pictures of what they are up to, and encouraging each other. I also have the opportunity to answer questions, which I love! A question that comes up often is, [...]

How to get the most out of a quilting class

December 3, 2013 // 2 Comments

Last week, I had the privilege of hanging out with Karen for a private lesson in my quilting studio. We spent 3 hours going over several different quilting designs and discussing everything from loading a quilt to knowing when you’re ready to take customer [...]
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