Fabric Designer

"Licensing Your Artwork" - Sarah Watts

This class explores the many surfaces in which to license your artwork and how to make that happen. Sarah Watts, illustrator and founding Cotton+Steel fabric designer, will also talk about her personal experiences in the surface design world.

"Finding Your Creative Voice" - Sarah Watts

Your creative voice is what sets you apart in this very competitive design world. Sarah Watts teaches ways to find that voice and fine tune it.

"How to Produce and Submit Fabric" - Mickey Krueger

In the world of fabric design, Mickey Krueger, president of Windham Fabrics, shares the back end of what it takes to become a fabric designer, from presenting your line to signing the contract.

"Taking Your Act on the Road" - Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan gives you an insiders tips for how to set up yourself up to successfully teach ‘on the road’. With 15 years of experience she has been there and done it more than once. Bring your questions, she has the answers!

"How to Style Your Products for Photography" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Show your projects in their best light – literally. Whether setting up detailed steps or styling finished shots, learn professional tips and tricks from Jenny Fox-Proverbs that anyone can use to take their photos from ‘what?’ to ‘WOW!’

"10 Intellectual Property Traps" - Brie Crawford

Brie Crawford, Patent and Intellectual Property Lawyer, spends 90 minutes outlining the most important ways to protect yourself and your creative business, legally speaking.

"Taxpayer Compliance for the Creative Business" - Lora Douglas

Lora Douglas, quilter and also owner of an accounting firm, details the important of good bookkeeping, and how to file for taxes in an age when much of business is done online.

"Social Media Strategy: Thinking Like a Corporation" - Roseann Kermes

You may not have a champagne budget but don’t let that hold you back! You can still create a strong social media presence by understanding what the big guys do to be successful, and Roseann Kermes, professional speaker in the sewing and quilting industry, will show you how.

"Finding Your Social Media Voice" - Roseann Kermes

In the ever-changing world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, e-blasts, and so much more, how do you know which to choose and what to talk about? Get your message across by speaking on the platform you are most comfortable with – and then expand your horizons! Roseann Kermes will teach you how.

"The Business of Designing Fabric" - Tula Pink

Tula Pink

"You've Designed a Fabric Line - Now What?" - Tula Pink

Tula Pink

"Creating Product Lines Around Your Brand" - Alison Glass

Having multiple product outlets not only helps you earn a sustainable income, but it strengthens your brand image. Learn how Alison has created her brand through fabric design, a book, artwork, patterns, and more.

"How to Submit Your Work to Magazines" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Discover how to turn yourself into a magazine Editor’s dream! Jenny Fox-Proverbs discusses making that first approach to the nitty gritty of submissions, here’s what you need to do to stand out from the crowd.

"Creating a Following and Brand Loyalty" - Mimi G.

How to build your audience and keep them.

"Starting a Creative Business: how to take your idea to the bank!" - Mimi G.

The 1, 2, 3’s of setting up a creative business: pricing and financials, branding and marketing, and sample business models.

Pattern Designer

"How to Design Patterns: From Concept to Sales" - Sara Lawson

Do you have an idea for a pattern but don’t know where to start? Sara Lawson will discuss how to take your idea and turn it into digital and paper patterns.

"How to Produce and Get Distribution for Patterns" - Panel

Our panel discussion includes Hanahan from Checker Distributing, Brooke Gilbert from Win Publishing, and Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Moderated by Roseann Kermes.

"Taking Your Act on the Road" - Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan gives you an insiders tips for how to set up yourself up to successfully teach ‘on the road’. With 15 years of experience she has been there and done it more than once. Bring your questions, she has the answers!

"How To Style Your Products for Photography" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Show your projects in their best light – literally. Whether setting up detailed steps or styling finished shots, learn professional tips and tricks from Jenny Fox-Proverbs that anyone can use to take their photos from ‘what?’ to ‘WOW!’

"10 Intellectual Property Traps" - Brie Crawford

Patent and Intellectual Property Lawyer, spends 90 minutes outlining the most important ways to protect yourself and your creative business, legally speaking.

"Taxpayer Compliance for the Creative Business" - Lora Douglas

Lora Douglas, quilter and also owner of an accounting firm, details the important of good bookkeeping, and how to file for taxes in an age when much of business is done online.

"Social Media Strategy: Thinking Like a Corporation" - Roseann Kermes

You may not have a champagne budget but don’t let that hold you back! You can still create a strong social media presence by understanding what the big guys do to be successful, and Roseann Kermes, professional speaker in the sewing and quilting industry, will show you how.

"Finding Your Social Media Voice" - Roseann Kermes

In the ever-changing world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, e-blasts, and so much more, how do you know which to choose and what to talk about? Get your message across by speaking on the platform you are most comfortable with – and then expand your horizons! Roseann Kermes will teach you how.

"Software is Your Friend" - Karen Lepage

Adobe Creative Cloud for patternmakers, bloggers, teachers, and writers. Learn how to develop templates, publish online and in print, and take advantage of all the new cross-product integration (libraries, market assets, templates) to keep your work organized and consistent.

"Unsung Hero" - Karen Lepage

The satisfying role of “unsung hero” in bringing products and patterns to market; how to thrive in an Ego-driven market, and hire help of your own, while doing work you love.

"Creating Product Lines Around Your Brand" - Alison Glass

Having multiple product outlets not only helps you earn a sustainable income, but it strengthens your brand image. Learn how Alison has created her brand through fabric design, a book, artwork, patterns, and more.

"How to Submit Your Work to Magazines" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Discover how to turn yourself into a magazine Editor’s dream! Jenny Fox-Proverbs discusses making that first approach to the nitty gritty of submissions, here’s what you need to do to stand out from the crowd.

Creating a Following and Brand Loyalty" - Mimi G.

How to build your audience and keep them.

"Starting a Creative Business: How to take your idea to the bank!" - Mimi G.

The 1, 2, 3’s of setting up a creative business: pricing and financials, branding and marketing, and sample business models.

Blogger

"The Art of Self-Promotion: It's not Spammy" - Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan explains the fine art of promoting your work to your customers and to industry partners. She has the ins and outs of how to share without giving away what you are really working on, how to approach industry partners to achieve the best results, and how to do this without making it sound spammy!

"Using a Content Calendar: Planning Cohesive Blog and Social Media Posts" - Kristin Link

Planning your blog and social media posts weeks or even months in advance gives you time to deliver a cohesive message and quality content. Kristin Link, renowned blogger of Sew Mama Sew, discuss strategies for planning and filling up your calendar that make your blog better and your life easier.

"Blog Monetization: You Deserve to Get Paid Too" - Kristin Link

You can monetize your blog effectively and transparently through ads, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, and other business partnerships. Kristin Link will discuss different strategies for monetization, as well as the perceived stigma that comes with this step in your career.

"Building Relationships With Sponsors" - Kristin Link

Whether you’re a blogger, a designer, a writer, or other industry professional, taking on sponsors involves more than just delivering ad views and clicks. Kristin Link will talk about what effective, long-term business partnerships can look like in 2016 and beyond.

"Taking Your Act on the Road" - Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan gives you an insiders tips for how to set up yourself up to successfully teach ‘on the road’. With 15 years of experience she has been there and done it more than once. Bring your questions, she has the answers!

"How To Style Your Products for Photography" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Show your projects in their best light – literally. Whether setting up detailed steps or styling finished shots, learn professional tips and tricks from Jenny Fox-Proverbs that anyone can use to take their photos from ‘what?’ to ‘WOW!’

"10 Intellectual Property Traps" - Brie Crawford

Patent and Intellectual Property Lawyer, spends 90 minutes outlining the most important ways to protect yourself and your creative business, legally speaking.

"Taxpayer Compliance for the Creative Business" - Lora Douglas

Lora Douglas, quilter and also owner of an accounting firm, details the important of good bookkeeping, and how to file for taxes in an age when much of business is done online.

"Social Media Strategy: Thinking Like a Corporation" - Roseann Kermes

You may not have a champagne budget but don’t let that hold you back! You can still create a strong social media presence by understanding what the big guys do to be successful, and Roseann Kermes, professional speaker in the sewing and quilting industry, will show you how.

"Finding Your Social Media Voice" - Roseann Kermes

In the ever-changing world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, e-blasts, and so much more, how do you know which to choose and what to talk about? Get your message across by speaking on the platform you are most comfortable with – and then expand your horizons! Roseann Kermes will teach you how.

"Software is Your Friend" - Karen Lepage

Adobe Creative Cloud for patternmakers, bloggers, teachers, and writers. Learn how to develop templates, publish online and in print, and take advantage of all the new cross-product integration (libraries, market assets, templates) to keep your work organized and consistent.

"Creating a Following and Brand Loyalty" - Mimi G.

How to build your audience and keep them.

"Starting a Creative Business: How to take your idea to the bank!" - Mimi G.

The 1, 2, 3’s of setting up a creative business: pricing and financials, branding and marketing, and sample business models.

Author

"How to Submit Your Work to Magazines" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Discover how to turn yourself into a magazine Editor’s dream! From making that first approach to the nitty gritty of submissions, Jenny Fox-Proverbs, editor of Love Patchwork and Quilting, shows what you need to do to stand out from the crowd.

"Book Publishing: Exploring Options in a Changing Industry" = Susanne Woods

Susanne Woods, founder of Lucky Spool Media, discusses different options for authors and pattern designers.

"How to Submit a Book Proposal" - Susanne Woods

Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? With insightful information from Susanne Woods, now the possibility is within your grasp.

"Taking your Act on the Road" - Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan gives you an insiders tips for how to set up yourself up to successfully teach ‘on the road’. With 15 years of experience she has been there and done it more than once. Bring your questions, she has the answers!

"How To Style Your Products for Photography" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Show your projects in their best light – literally. Whether setting up detailed steps or styling finished shots, learn professional tips and tricks from Jenny Fox-Proverbs that anyone can use to take their photos from ‘what?’ to ‘WOW!’

"10 Intellectual Property Traps" - Brie Crawford

Patent and Intellectual Property Lawyer, spends 90 minutes outlining the most important ways to protect yourself and your creative business, legally speaking.

"Taxpayer Compliance for the Creative Business" - Lora Douglas

Lora Douglas, quilter and also owner of an accounting firm, details the important of good bookkeeping, and how to file for taxes in an age when much of business is done online.

"Social Media Strategy: Thinking Like a Corporation" - Roseann Kermes

You may not have a champagne budget but don’t let that hold you back! You can still create a strong social media presence by understanding what the big guys do to be successful, and Roseann Kermes, professional speaker in the sewing and quilting industry, will show you how.

"Finding Your Social Media Voice" - Roseann Kermes

In the ever-changing world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, e-blasts, and so much more, how do you know which to choose and what to talk about? Get your message across by speaking on the platform you are most comfortable with – and then expand your horizons! Roseann Kermes will teach you how.

"Software is Your Friend" - Karen Lepage

Adobe Creative Cloud for patternmakers, bloggers, teachers, and writers. Learn how to develop templates, publish online and in print, and take advantage of all the new cross-product integration (libraries, market assets, templates) to keep your work organized and consistent.

"Unsung Hero" - Karen Lepage

The satisfying role of “unsung hero” in bringing products and patterns to market; how to thrive in an Ego-driven market, and hire help of your own, while doing work you love.

"Creating Product Lines Around Your Brand" - Alison Glass

Having multiple product outlets not only helps you earn a sustainable income, but it strengthens your brand image. Learn how Alison has created her brand through fabric design, a book, artwork, patterns, and more.

"How to Submit Your Work to Magazines" - Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Discover how to turn yourself into a magazine Editor’s dream! Jenny Fox-Proverbs discusses making that first approach to the nitty gritty of submissions, here’s what you need to do to stand out from the crowd.

"Creating a Following and Brand Loyalty" - Mimi G.

How to build your audience and keep them.

"Starting a Creative Business: How to take your idea to the bank!" - Mimi G.

The 1, 2, 3’s of setting up a creative business: pricing and financials, branding and marketing, and sample business models.

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