Choose the best answer.Quilt Market is about?
For me, the best answer is business. Quilt Market is the trade show for the quilting industry and it's about doing business: selling books, patterns, fabrics, notions etc and the majority of people there are all about business. It's pretty easy to identify the saavy businessmen and women. I noticed the serious and sometimes stressed looks on faces as quilting business owners worked market. People are making decisions which will affect their livelihood and it's hard work. Attending quiltmarket is an investment of both time and money and making that investment pay off in terms of your quilting business.
My purpose for attending market was two-fold, to prepare for and understand book marketing so that when my book is released I'm ready. Also, I was gathering information for my new business venture. I came home with a two foot tall stack of information/ideas to sort through and with many decisions to make. I so appreciate those quilt market veterans who were willing to share, talk with me and give helpful advice to a newbie. I'd love to name all of you, but I'd miss someone for sure. Thank you. Coincidentally, my first market coincided with the release of Alissa and Kristen's book, Block Party, so I was there to support their book and accomplish goal #1 with friends.
Next post...All about Block Party and a chance to win Alissa and Kristen's fabulous book!
I hope you want to hear more about Quiltmarket. I have so much to say and Bruno is a little tired of hearing about it.
Right now, I've got sewing to do...laundry will have to wait!