Short version of the story: I’m heading to Long Beach Quilt Festival in July. I launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with getting there.
Slightly longer version of the story:
If you are willing and able, this is where I could use your help. In order to raise the capital I need to get to Long Beach with a trunk full of patterns – the trunk of a friend’s SUV I might add, not my ever trusty Miata – I have launched a Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter is a web-based company that helps people raise funds for creative projects through micro-finance – essentially the 21st century version of people pitching in at the kitchen table beginnings of a small business venture. Creative types like me tell you about our projects and offer cool rewards in exchange for your pledges of financial support. It’s an all or nothing thing – if all my pledges meet or exceed my goal, I get funded at the end of the campaign. If I miss the goal, no money exchanges hands.
One of the great things about Kickstarter is that for every pledge made, I offer a reward (okay… bribe) as a thank you. I’m offering all sorts of groovy fabric goodies, from the patterns themselves to hand-dyed fabrics, sassy buttons, tote bags and quilts – all hand-made by me. You can choose to not take a reward, but hopefully there is something in the mix that will tickle your fancy. Pledges are made through Amazon’s Marketplace – you can pledge as little or as much as you want and it’s only taken once the deadline AND my goal are reached.
With the help of friends, I made a short little video to share about the pattern company and the Kickstarter campaign. This link will take you there:
I’d like to kick this project far and wide, and so would be thrilled if you would forward it to the creative folks in your circle that would enjoy a fabric reward.
OK, I’m heading back to the kitchen table! Hope to see you there!