Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spreading the Wealth...

I'm so excited to share with you my most recent news! After 5 years of blogging, countless hours playing around on facebook, and more than a few more trying to weave my way through the world of Photoshop, I'm finally getting the opportunity to put the skills and knowledge I've picked up along the way to use for something besides my own entertainment. Woo Hoo!

A friend of mine (and her mother) own the local independent quilt shop, Grinnell FiberWorks. I was so excited when the shop opened 4 years ago. GFW is a contemporary quilt store that carries a large selection of batiks, along with other contemporary fabrics, a Kona cotton solids, fun patterns, books, and lots of embellishment products including a dedicated beading station. Whenever I need a little eye candy for inspiration (or fabric of course) I stop in to check out what's new and catch up with Melissa. And anytime my Mom, my friend Jen, or my friend Sarah come to town for a visit, a stop by the shop is ALWAYS on our to do list.

Week before last I was having coffee with Melissa to catch up after the birth of her 3rd daughter (bless her...3 kids under the age of 5 and running a small business...impressive) and mentioned that I was thinking of finding an extra part time job. She then mentioned she was looking for some extra part time help at the shop. Convenient! After a bit more discussion not only am I looking forward to picking up some hours at the shop, I've wiggled my way into the position of web/social media girl. Double score for me!!!

I got to work this weekend and would like to announce that the new Grinnell FiberWorks Blog and GFW facebook Fan Page are up and running. You can also find us on Flickr, though I have yet to get some photos posted to the photostream. I plan to be down at the shop this week shooting while the girls are getting ready to head the the AQS Quilt Expo in Des Moines later this month. I'm anticipating lots of yummy photo ops!

This week I will be posting our first Meet The Staff post on the blog as well as doing our first product highlight. And of course, a jump into the blog world wouldn't be complete without a few giveaways and make sure you update your RSS readers/feeds and check in with us often!

Next on the agenda...a redesign for the website. I think the challenge will be figuring out how to get the design in my head translated to the screen within the limitations of the web page management system in use. How I do love a good challenge.



Kate said...

Congratulations! That sounds like an amazing job! I'm super envious! I can't wait to see what you do with the blog! Again, congratulations!

roseanne said...

Congrats! Sounds like the perfect job for you! I'm sure you'll rock it...