A Report from QuiltCon 2017, Savannah

QuiltCon 2017 took place last weekend, February 23-26, 2017. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. This year’s event took place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in warm, sunny downtown Savannah, not far from the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the fourth QuiltCon. Here’s our report on the show.

Networking Tips for Introverts

Networking might sound like a nightmare when you’re introverted by nature. But it’s super important to building your business and community, and it doesn’t have to be a drag.

How to Curate a Successful Quilt Show

From conception to completion, here’s how Susanne Miller Jones successfully created an acclaimed themed quilt show called Fly Me to the Moon.

Conference Packing Checklist

A conference and/or tradeshow packing checklist to help you come prepared for business opportunities, and personal comfort!

How to Pack for a Craft Conference

Attending a craft business conference can be a transformative experience. What should you bring? Craftcation owner Nicole Stevenson lends her expert advice.

Tips for Instructors at Craft Conferences

Teaching at conferences can be a great way to build a national teaching resume. Expert Ashley Nickels shares her tips for making the experience successful.

Tips for First Time Trade Show Exhibitors

Exhibiting at trade shows gives a craft business owner a chance to get their products into the hands of potential wholesale clients. Here are some tips.

Ask a Craft Show Organizer

In this new occasional blog series, Ask a Craft Show Organizer, Megan Green of the indie craft show Craftin’ Outlaws answers your burning questions about craft show success.

Changes to Interweave Yarn Fest Contract Shift Financial Risk and Promotional Burden from Show Organizers to Teachers

#FairFiberWage was a trending topic on Twitter last week after fiber arts teacher Abby Franquemont published a piece on Medium entitled, What Does It Cost to Hire Top Talent in the Fiber Arts? I’m Glad You Asked. The conversation was spurred by the latest contract offered by F+W Media to Interweave Yarn Fest teachers. We explore what the contract looks like now and what the implications are for teachers at this show.

Holiday Craft Show Applications (Or Who’s Stressed Out and Anxious?)

Unanimous Craft is an index of places where you can sell your handmade and small batch work. It’s is a database of great brick and mortar shops that sell handmade items, websites where you can list your creations, and people who produce craft shows. Craft Industry Alliance members get a discounted rate now through September 15. Find out more.

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