Were you ever afraid to talk about some good news because you were afraid that if you did, it wouldn’t really happen? Well that’s why I’ve only been hinting at my good news for the past month or so. But now it’s real and I am so excited to tell you about my new venture with www.QuiltWoman.com!
Sometimes things happen when you least expect them! Remember that workshop I took with Linda Hahn back in November? Linda had just co-authored an Insider’s Guide to Quilting Careers with Merry May and published by none other than QuiltWoman.com. Linda and I got to talking and one thing led to another. So the story goes…
Quiltwoman.com is a pattern publishing company that works with lesser known, but nevertheless talented designers. They have a retail website as well as a very successful wholesale and distributor network. This is important for two reasons: First, it means that my patterns will be accessible to a much larger audience – (maybe even in a store near you!) and because they do all the printing, the patterns will be a little less expensive! I will continue to create my own designs and write up the patterns, but the hassle of printing and marketing them will be taken care of by the very capable folks at Quiltwoman.com. A dream come true!
Check out their website: www.QuiltWoman.com and see for yourself. Maybe you’ll discover some other quilt designers/patterns that are just calling your name!
2010 is starting off on a very exciting note! I have a feeling this could be a very interesting year! Hope you stay for the ride!
P.S. To be consistent, I will be lowering the prices of the patterns for sale on www.HelleMayDesigns.com. Once the inventories of the original printings are depleted, I will refer all pattern sales to www.QuiltWoman.com. The patterns are identical except that the original printings were in a more costly booklet format. At this time, only Christmas Candy will not be available at www.QuiltWoman.com, as I still have fabric kits available.