Have you ever seen a thousand of something? Maybe a thousand jelly beans or a thousand legos? It is a lot, right? Well, this is my 1,000 blog post. I started this website way back in March of 2008. To wrap my head around how many blog posts have been written if each post was represented by one yard of fabric I’d have enough fabric to cover the length of a little more than 8 football fields!
When I think back of all the changes in my life since I started the blog I get a little teary eyed. This website started just after my divorce when I was trying to figure out how I could manage to be the mommy I wanted to be, control my schedule and be my own boss. I had just bought my first APQS Millennium and I had started to quilt a few customer quilts. My triplets were in 4th grade and we were living with my parents while the divorce settled.
Now, I’m fortunate enough to work with three phenomenal women who are some of the most energetic, talented and friendly people I know. I have a thriving business with customers all over the globe and my beautiful children are going to start their senior year of high school in the fall.
To celebrate the 1,000 post I decided to share some of our most popular things with you and I wanted to give you a little gift too.
So, first up is some eye candy:
Our most popular post on our Facebook page of all time is this animation showing how a sewing machine makes a stitch. It is mesmerizing! This is the way our quilting machines sew together all of our quilty creations. So cool!
Next, is some food for thought:
Our top five blog posts of all time include This one about the beautiful quilts at the Mid-Atlantic Show in 2014 This one about how to make a sewing machine table This one about good pantographs for beginner’s This one about how to make a design wall This one about an Underground Railroad quilt I did for a customer
Finally, a gift for you:
I’ve had such fun getting to know so many of you through the online store and I wanted to thank you for trusting me with your business. To celebrate this milestone all orders in the shop over $100 now have free shipping* within the continental USA! You don’t need a coupon code- just select free shipping when you checkout with an order over $100.
I want to thank you for being a part of my little dream and my growth as a quilter. You inspire me every day. I have so many plans on the horizon to grow and be a better small business to serve all of my customers. Thank you for being a part of it!