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The Business of Quilting

The Business of Quilting Coaching Course

Do you have questions about where to begin a quilting business, how to set it up properly, or how to grow it for success? I did in the beginning and now I have the knowledge of dos and don’ts having run my own business most of my life. The first, 20+ years as a hairstylist. The last 21 years as a longarm quilt artist. I have won many awards in quilting, written articles for AQS magazine and others over the years. Published educational videos and much more over the course of learning through the school of experience.  I have been a longarm educator, at quilt shows not only all over the United States but also internationally. I have also been a dealer for one of the major longam companies for 18 years. While supporting a military husband, with each move, I had to start all over again, build my business from the ground up and establish myself in a new region. All of this gave me great experience that I can now share with you.  

Many have no idea where to start a business. There is so much to learn and think about. I will start in the beginning with you, help you learn to establish what your goals should look like, what you want your business to look like and so on. The first steps, to the last of opening, getting customers. It really isn’t just hanging a sign and magic happens, it’s work. I will give you the tools you need and guide you through the steps.  Being successful is attainable for everyone. I would be happy to help you learn from my hard knocks.

The course is 6 weeks, meeting once a week by facetime or phone. Once registered we will schedule our meeting times and dates. The fee is $1500. Yes, that is a good amount. But keep in mind, you need to invest in yourself in order to build a successful, profitable business. That is priceless.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: All Skill levels Beginner, intermediated, and advanced
Materials Included: none
Requirements: none
Instructor: Myrna Ficken
Instructor Bio: Myrna Ficken is a busy, outgoing artist with a passion for quilting and creating! She is an exceptionally talented, award-winning quilter and a well-known educator in the longarm quilting industry. Myrna has traveled and taught at quilt shows and other quilting events all over the United States as well as at various international events. She has won many awards with her work over the years and was nominated for Teacher Of The Year in 2007. Her work has been published in books and magazines in the quilting trade. Myrna also has several longarm quilting DVDs available. She brings a fresh outlook to her classes and techniques and she encourages students to be progressive and innovative. Myrna is a generous and gracious educator who sincerely enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. Her enthusiasm for the art and her dynamic personality are contagious and bring a positive sense of energy to all of her classes and gives her students confidence. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Myrna is an APQS sales rep, an owner of an APQS longarm showroom and education center, and APQS certified machine technician. All are welcome to take classes, rent machines, and shop of course.
Skill to run your longarm business

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