What do you want? Also, let’s collaborate!

I’m worried I’m getting into a bit of a rut where I’m not expanding my audience and network. I have some questions if you have a couple of minutes to answer one or two of them and leave a comment, I think it could pull me out!

How are you finding new patterns, designers, etc these days? Are blogs still relevant? It feels like it’s getting quieter out there, is that because people have less time to respond when there are several platforms to keep an eye on? Maybe there’s a cool podcast, Facebook group, forum or something totally different where you discover new quilty things, what is it?

What kind of quilt patterns are you looking for? Maybe you don’t use patterns at all. I was going to work on a series of Advanced patterns (Quilt Workout), but are advanced quilters even wanting to buy patterns? I’m wondering if I even have the right product. I know I’m quite well known for my animal quilts, should I focus more on that? Do I need to separate my two styles for a stronger identity or can I keep going the way I am?

Is YouTube the way to go? My time and technology has been a little limited, but now I have a video camera I like, that I don’t have to encode to be able to view the footage of, that is HD, that does decent audio. I just need time to film more tutorials. I’m trying to keep my hand in with my weekly vlogs. Would you be more likely to watch a vlog than read a blog post? How long would you ideally want it to be?

What tutorials would you want to see on YouTube? I’m planning on doing one on FMQ tension very soon, but it is always nice to make the list longer and have a better idea of a plan.

Would you like to collaborate? If you have a product/service/some other quilty thing you want to get the word out about, let me know. Likewise, if you think we could work together in some other way to promote me, or both of us, I’m actually pretty friendly, so you can always fire me an email 🙂

Should I host a sew along of some sort? I’m thinking a bag making one, maybe the Blanche Barrel Bag that I love so much, or since I’m still technically teaching that one, maybe the Boronia Bowler Bag by Blue Calla patterns? Or would a quilt be better? Maybe my own content like when I did the English Country Garden applique blocks each month?

Here’s a little reminder of all the important places to find me and my (very) little business.

Finished quilts, bags, etc on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/pennydogpatchwork 
Quilt patterns: Payhip / Etsy / Craftsy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pennydog
Facebook group for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pennydogpatchwork/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kerryw85/featured

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