Sake barrels, courtesy wikipedia and Dan Smith, photographer. First, aren’t these sake barrels beautiful? Just amazing inspiration.
Second, have you heard of findaquiltteacher.com ? Go and check it out! If you are a quilt guild or a quilt teacher, you’ll want to see what’s going on. It is Ami Simms’ new project to link quilting teachers with quilt shops, guilds and others wanting to employ a quilt teacher. I happen to have acquired a last name beginning with “A”, so you’ll see me listed at the very top! Teachers, if you are one of the first 100 to sign up, your annual subscription is only $15 for the first year. What’s not to love?
Would you like to make it easier for your guild to bring in speakers? Tell your program chair about FindAQuiltTeacher.com. They can find information about local, regional, national, and international teachers all in one place. Each teacher has her/his own web page with a photo, home town, a list of their specialties, the types of presentations they offer, a biography, and sometimes even testimonials from students and others.
For just $15 a year (that’s only $1.25 a month) your program chair can download a Teacher Fact Sheet for every teacher on the web site and save hours and hours of time searching on the Internet for the information they need to bring teachers to your guild for exciting and informative programs. These Teacher Fact Sheets have expanded contact information, fees and expenses, lodging requirements, contract preferences, experience, and more. It’s all in a standardized format and all on ONE PAGE for easy comparisons. Your program chair can create a reference book that will help your guild now and all year long.
With your guild’s subscription your guild will also be listed on FindAQuiltTeacher.com so that people who move to (or travel to) your community can find YOU! It’s a great resource you can be a part of right now.
What a great resource, Ami. Thanks!