Show Report: Craftcation 2017, Ventura, California

Whether you are a successful entrepreneur or a creative mogul-in-waiting, there was much to learn at this year’s Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference, a five-day mix of business, skill-building and creativity for all levels of makers, designers and artists.

Show Report: Stitches United, Hartford, CT

Stitches United took place this past weekend, April 27-30 2017, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This event is a reinvention of the Stitches show combining knitting and crochet with other crafts that hadn’t formerly been included such as quilting, sewing, weaving, rug hooking, and cross stitch. We were there and bring you this report.

Recorded Webinar: Facebook Ads the Right Way

Acquiring a sale costs money. Even if you’re pounding the pavement with “free” marketing, you’re spending your precious time that even money can’t buy back. Learn to use Facebook ads the RIGHT way once and for all. This session will be an amazing gift for your business.

Show Report: The Nashville Needlework Market

Nashville, Tennessee is home to country music, hot chicken, and for one weekend a year, cross stitch. The Nashville Needlework Market, the only trade show dedicated solely to cross stitch, has been around in various forms for decades and represents the industry’s biggest buying event of the year.

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.

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