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    Junior Member creativesheila's Avatar
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    Hi! My name is Sheila. I made my first quilt in 1983. I have sewn and quilted off and on for years but I am certainly not advanced. Most likely early intermediate. I LOVE fabric and collect tons of it. I spend a fair amount of time in my studio looking at the fabric and patterns...planning... but then I get busy with other stuff.

    One of my favorite quilt designers is Kim Diehl. I also enjoy Sue Spargo and Pat Sloan. I guess I am eccletic.

    Last year I tried my hand at selling quilting supplies at quilt shows around the country. I went to 6 shows between March and August. I loved my inventory (very colorful, whimsy and fun, as well as some country fabrics) and even more I loved all of the fantastic quilters I met. Business was getting better but then I developed a medical condition. I can't travel like that any more. Now I am working from home, making beautiful things and I plan to go to 2-3 craft shows a year and sell on-line on ETSY.

    BUT, I have all of this inventory from my business. I can't decide whether to open a super discounted on-line store until the inventory is gone or try to sell it in bulk to another vendor, shop owner, collective... Any ideas?

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    Very nice to meet you. Sorry to hear that you can't sell you things anymore. Hope the health issues are too bad. I live in AZ and am working on designs to sell on Etsy also. Good luck, and I think you'll love it here!

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    Thanks. I used to buy patterns from LizzieBCr8tive. One of the partners lives in Phoenix.

    What kinds of things are you thinking of for ETSY?

    I just put some books on line there from my inventory. I am having some struggles getting the pixels right on the photos.

    While and in addition to selling my inventory, I just want to create and then sell. I don't do as well when I have to make myself sew something. If I picked the project because I like it - things so so much smoothly for me. How about you?

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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