Archive for April, 2010

Selling down my Inventory

April 29, 2010

I have two more shows this summer and Three in the fall and will be selling down all of my products to close my retail part of the business.  If you would like me to send you a price list of what I have, please send me your e-mail address-pass the word.

sally_richards@charter.net

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Chicago and Paducah shows

April 26, 2010

I just returned from two shows and I think I’m getting old.  I guess standing for 10 hours isn’t made for my body.

Anyway I met alot of people while I introduced the new Inktense pencils.  I sold out in Chicago and had to place a next-day order for Paducah, which I sold out of in two days.

If you haven’t used these pencils, they are great.  You just color in your motif (dry) and use the waterbrush to wet it.  When it is dry, it is set.  No heat setting, just let it dry. 

I had some samples showing what happens when you draw over the dried watercolor.  No washing out of watercolor below!!!!

Also at the shows, I had Setacolor, which I am now carrying.  I am doing a batik process using the Elmer’s washable glue, as the resist.  Interweave asked me to consider writing a book on the process.  Hmmm.

I will be at the Longarm show in Kansas City in May and NQA show in June.  I will have a large supply of the Inktense there, for those that didn’t get a chance to buy them.

Now that I am getting closer to paying off my loan to the bank for all of my stuff, I’m getting closer to my new career as a professional Art Quilt maker.

I have joined SAQA and will submit 6 quilts for consideration.  If I’m approved, I will be a professional quilter and will work on making quilts for Galleries, teaching and writing books.  (See teaching opportunities)

Brad (my husband) is retired, and wants to play golf.  I want to quilt.  After 15 years on the quilt show circuit, it’s time to move on.  I have a few more shows to do, to pay off credit card debt and then I’m on to my new career.

If anyone knows of galleries that accept textile art, please let me know.  I’m trying to compile a list.