Friday, February 25, 2011

News and New Directions for NEQDC

Greetings and thanks for visiting! You are in exactly the right place to learn more about the New England Quilt Designers' Cooperative and the individual designers who make up this successful group.

The first important bit of news is that we have decided to re-purpose this blog for announcements of new and exciting happenings for each of us as individuals and as a group. And we get to start off with a really awesome announcement!

The Quilter Magazine (due to reach subscribers any day now) has published a fabulous article about NEQDC called "Strength in Numbers". The article focuses on how NEQDC was formed and how we operate as a tight knit and very successful marketing cooperative. It was written by Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs but every member contributed to the piece. There are some great photos representing each of our quilt design styles, and quotes from each of us that give the reader a flavor of how we function as a group and what contributes to our success.

We are pleased and excited that the national media is taking note of what may well be a unique approach to marketing for designers. NEQDC really does have Strength in Numbers and has proved that the concept really works.

Please check out the article in The Quilter Magazine and then visit the websites of each individual member. Each of us is also active on Facebook - please follow and "Like" us there! We truly have something for every quilter!

We would love to get feedback. What did you think of the article? What are your thoughts about the group marketing concept? What kinds of quilting styles or patterns do you like best?

Stay tuned for more exciting news. We will soon be posting the schedule of quilt guild shows where we will be vending throughout the remainder of 2011 and into 2012.