Advertising, getting my business out in the community, and having the Moms and Grandmothers see my beautiful handmade baby quilts has always been the most difficult step of my business, Unique Baby Quilt Boutique.
The business began when I loved to sew baby quilts, but I had more ideas and not enough nieces and nephews to give the baby quilts away as gifts. Hence, Unique Baby Quilt Boutique was born. To sew baby quilts for other Moms or even Grandmothers was the easy part. Having these people find my wonderful, unique, handmade baby quilts on line was more difficult.
Learning has always been a life-long journey, so I jumped in with both feet and began the art of online marketing. To have the world of Moms and Grandmothers learn that my baby quilts were the not only unique , one-of-a kind handmade baby quilts, but that these baby quilts were quilted in a variety of original and innovative designs. Each of the handmade baby quilts are made of 100% cotton baby flannel fabrics that are soft to the touch and become softer with each wash.
Yet, my problem was still exposure to the public, locally, until today.
SEW what? – Other people who sew!
Thank you to Marti and her upholstery business, The Cover Girl, located on 5475 Shirley Street in Naples, FL. Marti needed to decorate the walls of her shop and her upholstery shop was just the right place to display and sell my baby quilts, other than online. Business helping business!
To borrow a few lines from one of my favorite poems: All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghurn,
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.