Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Prework, Plans & Possiblities


Started a new quilt yesterday.



Have plans for this stack of pinks.


And it may be time to sell some quilts.  Like the one above.  And probably a scrappy patchwork quilt too.

After the quilt giveaway to raise money for tornado relief in Joplin, MO I've gotten dozens and dozens of emails asking when I'm going to start selling some quilts here like I hinted at awhile back.  Um . . . I guess I just haven't yet because I feel weird/pushy/obnoxious/insecure.  Like, what if I put them for sale and then they never sold.  Ack!  I'd feel like a total dork.

Anyway.  Since it hasn't rained in forever and it doesn't seem to be in the forecast, I'll get some photos taken, info. written and post them here for sale soon.

Peace out.
-dana

P.S.  Do graphic design work for bloggers?  Can you help me spruce up my blog?  I've got some ideas just don't know how to execute them.  If you are able and want to be paid, please let me know.  

21 comments:

Michelle said...

well, i think your quilts are beautiful! i think they would definitely sell... it's more about getting the word out than anything :)

Kimberly said...

I'm having a blast with my etsy shop(s!) Such a great way to get the word out... blog it, facebook it, and list it!

Love the first combo of fabrics by the way! Can't wait to see what becomes of them!

Have a great day, Kimberly

DebbyMc said...

Ooooh! How exciting =-) Can't wait to see your quilts for sale!! =-)

HomespunHeidi said...

Dana, your quilts are beautiful and you should have no worries about selling them.
My brother is a graphic artist and would love to help you out. He is awesome and very hip and cool.
Here is his contact information...
MarksGraphics@gmail.com
He works with all sorts of media and companies. Check out some of his work below.
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tara said...

Great stack of fabrics. I see one of my favorite lines in
there, Hope Valley. Happy quilting.

Darci said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the Summersault! I love that line.

Mom of 3 said...

First of all, I have sold 2 quilts and are no where near your level! So of course your stuff will sell!
Also, my sis-in-law does awesome stuff. I'll send her to your site, see if she has time to help! :)

Lexi said...

I would for sure buy one of your quilts! Hope you sell some soon!

April R said...

Beautiful work! I do some minimal blog work, and depending on what you want I may be able to just walk you through it. Www.aprilrosenthal.com

randi said...

good for you! you are talented and make beautiful pieces. so selling them seems the obvious thing to do!

Elissa said...

you should TOTALLY be selling them and i am excited to see ALL of that quilting porn you are teasing about peddling up there ;-)

DeeRoo said...

Go for it kiddo....what's the worse that could happen....you don't sell something and you give it to ME!;)
Bwhhahahahahaaaaa!
xoxo

Corinnea said...

Look forward to seeing what you make this time!

I know your quilts will sell. I know it's hard to put yourself out there, like that. But really, what have you got to lose but the time it takes to get them listed? Just don't undersell yourself.

Kristen said...

Don't undersell yourself! So many times I see wonderful workmanship selling for barely more than the materials on etsy!

Love the colors of your new projects!

Mama Said Sew said...

Are you crazy??? Of course your quilts will sell! Your quilts are always gorgeous. :)

Quentin Nardi said...

Just sending a little appreciation your way (check out my blog if you get a moment for a little Dana tribute: http://q-made.blogspot.com/)...hope you are well...AND ARE YOU CRAZY?? of course they will sell...
: )

bethany said...

that stack is pretty!! I love pink! It is hard to sell stuff that you worked so hard on...I think the same thing with my etsy shop. You feel weird putting your heart out there for people to 'bid' on!! You will do great, your quilts are wonderful!!

alice said...

What yummy colors you are playing with. Can't wait to see the finished products.
Your quilts are gorgeous--don't be afraid!!
L,A-

doodlebugmom said...

I stumbled upon your blog today, will be bookmarking it.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I told my friend about your design quest. She did my blog for me (banner, etc.) and I was happy with the result. :) Perhaps she'll be in touch!

Leila said...

Lee at Freshly Pieced does blog design work and I think it looks great. freshlypieced.blogspot.com