The debut of Threads of Success conference was a hit. The event—held in conjunction with the fall International Quilt Market—attracted over 100 attendees varying in experience from brand new to expanding an already-established business.
The conference included keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking events, social activities and exclusive time on the quilt market floor.
Threads of Success Coordinator Cheryl Sleboda considered the event (wait for it) a success saying, “I don’t think I’m alone in the thought that Threads of Success was a resounding hit. The feedback from those who attended overwhelmed us, and people could not stop talking about the amount of value this event was for them personally and professionally. The buzz reached well outside of our participants, as we heard from vendors on the Market floor.”
Attendees left the event feeling clear on the direction they wanted to go and a member of the quilt community.
Attendee Tricia Schroeter summarized the event the best, “It was extremely comforting, inspiring, and validating spending a weekend of learning with people in all levels of their business. We all have to start somewhere, and hearing tips and tricks from industry leaders so willing to share their successes and failures was incredibly humbling.”
The Future of Threads of Success
And presenters agreed, remarking the audience inspired them to push their creative boundaries. Presenters also wished they had something similar when they began their career in the quilt industry.
In the future, attendees of Threads of Success is expanding to include features for previous attendees and post-show online activities.
If you’re unclear on how to pursue your dream in the quilt industry, consider checking out Threads of Success. With how fast this year has gone, the next quilt market will be here in a blink of an eye.
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