Another year has gone past. It has been a very good year for me personally and I am once again really enjoying life to the fullest. I have been very active in my local guild the Cabarrus Quilters Guild, working on chairing the 2010 splash of color quilt show and also was and am the program director (this year I have a co-chair, Candy M). I have met so many wonderful people and have just had a great time getting out in the world. I plan on doing these things again this year.
I have made a few changes on my website and will try to update my pattern section soon, as I keep buying such beautiful patterns and can't wait to stitch them out. I have raised my prices just a bit again this year but not much in the edge to edge quilting. The price range is from .0145 to .0185 Cents a SI and maybe a few select patterns that will be just a bit higher. That is not much different than last year. Custom quilting I have raised a good deal, Every time I do a custom quilt I find I always put much more time into the quilt than what I have charged for, and I just never seem to have any time to do my own custom quilting so once again I have found myself needing to make a hard choice. I love custom quilting but I must limit this so I can do some of my own work.
I will continue to offer edge to edge quilting always and for those of you who mostly get the edge to edge quilting but now suddenly you have a quilt that you really want to have custom quilted I will be glad to do it for you. Just remember it will most likely take longer and it will cost a bit more than in the past.
Cotton Batting cost has gone up, this one is just out of my control. You will find that the cost of all cotton will be increasing as of the mid to end of Jan. I received notice from Warm and Natural that India is no longer exporting and China can not keep up with the Demand so they are forced to raise their price. This has also brought me to the conclusion that I just can not keep all types of batting in stock, Warm and Natural is the most commonly used batting and I will have that stocked at all times. I go through about 40 yards or more a month.
Thanks for all your understanding and I look forward to continuing to quilt for you.