Friday, January 6, 2012

A Revision and an Announcement

I am pleased to present my revised blog, Darling Jill Quilts!

After the renovations that I did in my condo over the summer, I feel like the blog needed a bit of a renovation as well. I feel like I am more focused in my crafting life than I was when I started the blog four and a half years ago and there are no more ‘ramblings.’ Or not as many as there used to be!

While doing the renovations – moving furniture, repairing walls and ceilings, painting, replacing hardware and, finally, reorganizing – I didn’t realize how strong I was to be able to do the majority of the work on my own. Not only was I physically strong and able to do all the moving and painting and manual labor in order to set up my studio and new bedroom, but I was mentally strong to get everything done with only one breakdown in spite of living with boxes of fabric and miscellaneous items strewn all over the rest of the condo for several weeks. I have to say that I impressed myself!

When I decided to give the blog a face lift, I enlisted the help of my bestie Regina to come up with a header and button that would suit my purpose and my changing quilting style. We started working on this back in September so it has taken a while for it to all come together.

In the midst of our discussions, I realized that I also want to upgrade my quilt frame. After discussions with several people, both quilters and business people, I decided to start my own quilting business to help me achieve this goal.

I am pleased to announce the creation of my own little quilting business – Darling Jill Quilts!

For the most part, my quilting will be limited to quilts up to queen size as my current frame has size limitations. I will also be doing mainly freehand quilting and pantographs to give all over designs. I only have limited throat space on the machine so I am limited in the amount of customized quilting I can do.

My prices are listed on a tab at the top. I have also set up a Facebook page for Darling Jill Quilts so if you are so inclined, please head over there and like it for updates!

I have been quilting for others for the last couple of months and have had great response to what I have done so I am very excited to be making the announcement now.

And rest assured! I will continue with my regular posting of what I am working on along with stash reports, book reviews, and design wall posts and I will add in posts of quilting when I have customer approval.

I hope that you all like the new blog look! And if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email!

15 comments:

Zany Quilter said...

The blog face-life looks great!!! I'd still like to see pics of the pups...and good luck with the longarming business!

Vicky said...

Your new site looks fabulous!!!

Suzan said...

Nice job with the blog face lift, Jill!

elizabeth said...

Jill you did a great job on this, of course you did it's Jill. Good luck with the new business, you will do great because I know first hand the quaility of work you do

Libby said...

I LOVE the new look! I wish you all the luck in the world! I would certainly recommend you..your work is always beautiful! I do miss seeing the sweet puppies faces!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your new look and new business! Best of luck.

vtquilter said...

Congrats! Love the new look and title. Good luck with the new business.

Denise in PA said...

Awesome! Congratulations and best of luck with the new business!

Melinda said...

Nice job on the recreation. The new look is lovely. Good luck with the business. I'm sure you will make your customers very happy.

Deanna said...

It looks great! And, you are a darling to share you talent with all of us. I am certain you will do well.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new site - it looks great!

Kristie said...

Your blog makeover looks great! Good luck with your quilting business, I'm sure you will do great with it! You did such a wonderful job on my quilt, I loved it!
Kristie

Susan C said...

Great new look suited to a great new venture. Looking forward as always to your postings!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

WOOHOO!! congratulations to you! I'm very pleased with your quilting skills and will be sending more your way... soon!

Cherie in St Louis said...

You go, Girl!! I like your blog make over and think it's wonderful you're going to forge a business out of this wonderfully addicting hobby :)