How to Start or Grow Your Own Quilt Business - this was my path

Dotty and Grace - Open for Business


Many people have asked me how I started my quilting business?  

It all started in early 2020. My quilting hobby was speeding along. I was running out of racks to hang the quilts on. And I was curious to start doing more than just making the quilts. I had a dream of starting a small quilting business.

At that stage, it really was a dream, until I came across a FREE workshop from the Shannon Brinkley Studio.

I could not believe my luck! A FREE workshop to understand the quilting business. So I signed up straight away. The series of videos from Shannon goes through some key points that resonated for me in what I am aiming for my business:

  • Provide freedom and flexibility
  • Meets (and exceeds!) revenue goals
  • Is an expression of creativity
  • Can thrive even during times like these

Across the year, I have now signed up for other courses run by Shannon, but this first workshop was a great starter to understand if I was really interested and what it might take to start my own quilting business.

There are so many options available now for online courses. If you have ever thought of starting or growing your own quilting business, start with this FREE workshop. Learn from someone who runs a successful quilting business, Shannon. You might not start today. You may not start this year. But take advantage of this workshop as it typically only runs once a year. Video 1 starts soon, so be sure to sign up.

When you are ready to move to the next level and invest in your own business dreams, consider the Patchwork course - enrolment is once a year!


Shannon Brinkley - Start or Grow your quilt business

1 comment

  • Hi Janelle! I’ve met you in the Color Confidence course. Is your website and all that’s on offer here a result of the workshop and your learning from SBS? I’m enrolled in Patchwork in an effort to grow a business, and there are so many thing I have no idea about! Like, selling fabric, kits, notions, etc. Not that I necessarily want to do that, but not opposed either! One of the things I’ve learned in Color Confidence & Patchwork is to have a deep belief that it is possible to grow a business, and that there is room in the quilting “market” for more people. I think I have not developed this deep belief—yet! Anyway, I appreciate your presence in Color Confidence and your encouraging comments.

    Debbie McLaughlin

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