So, what do I do? Sign up to volunteer of course! I've just taken on the challenge of developing a day and a half professional development event as part of Quilt Canada 2010. Planning an event like this is certainly in my skill set, but it is a lot of work. Thankfully most of my immediate responsibilities have to be concluded before I return to work in May. And the event isn't until next April/May. Phew.
Oh wait, but there is still a lot of work to do. That's where I am hoping you, my fantastic readers, can help me out. If you were attending a conference/workshop as a quilting professional (teacher, judge, designer, store owner, writer), what would you want to see? This isn't about technical skills or new patterns. This is professional development for your business, yourself. Some of the topics we've thought about are incorporation, getting your quilts appraised, branding, breaking in to markets, the ergonomics of craft, and lots more. Any suggestions?
As the event planning moves along I will also keep you in the loop. Maybe some of you will join us?