As an entrepreneur it’s no surprise I own my own business. How it ended up as quilting? That’s another story.
My business ideas started early. When I was 8 years old I went door to door selling homemade mouthwash. Bless those neighbors who bought some because that success fed into my entrepreneurial spirit. For years I hustled to earn money from jobs like cleaning rooms at Super 8 Motel (yikes, have I got stories) to delivering early morning papers. But my real desire was to create my own business. Fast forward to my mid-thirties when I roped my best friend into starting a business with me. We didn’t know what we would do, but we knew it would be something.
My friend brought me to International Quilt Market, or rather I invited myself to tag along. I was blown away. It turns out quilting is cool.
That’s when Quilters Candy was born. Around the same time that my friend taught me to quilt, we met with a lawyer and opened Quilters Candy Box. Through the years Quilters Candy Box morphed into Quilters Candy. It turned from a physical subscription box to an online membership. Along the way I learned how to write and sell quilt patterns and I now teach others to do the same.
That desire I had as an 8 year-old turned into something wonderful. I am glad you are here. Whether you are a quilter or entrepreneur, I am excited to connect!