There is only so much time for quilting and I realized that if I want to make my dream of a book happen, something has to go. With two kids going off to college in 2013, retiring from my job as a chemist is not in the cards yet. So...I will be giving up craft shows. While I do enjoy the show itself, there is a lot of work to do to get ready for each show. And with quilting, I can't make quilts the night before...I have to work on them all year. I will do two shows this year, and then retire my pipe and drape for the forseeable future.
I will focus on quilts for publication in magazines and a book of my own. I will still offer quilts and other small items for sale on Etsy, but with my own timeline, rather than the pressure of being ready for shows. Here is my low budget start.