I've been doing patchwork and quilting since about 1985. I haven't gotten bored yet! Something new and exciting is always coming down the road. In 2004, a friend of mine started a quilt shop in my town, and she needed a partner. So I anteid up and became a partner in the shop.
It has grown alot since then, but remains a "non-profit" activity. but one of these years we're going to stop putting all the money back into the shop and start taking a profit out. Alot of the quilts I make now are samples for the shop, but I've made a lot of quilts for fam and friends, and some for myself. The most exciting thing yet is that a famous quilter is coming to our shop in 2011 - BIG DEAL!!!. Being a shop owner has it's good and bad sides. It is wonderful to meet and help lots of great quilters. But the shop itself takes so much time, that actually doing quilting gets pushed to the back burner. Anyone else in my boat? Got any suggestions for me?