For the first time in my 25 years of business...I have an employee! She is my daughter, Elizabeth. We refer to her as "the apprentice". This was her first time at Quilt Market and she was such a big help.
Elizabeth graduated from college a year and a half ago with a BFA in musical theater. When she is not cast in a show or working at her restaurant job, she helps me! When she first proposed this idea to me she said that she wanted me to "teach her everything I know" so that she could take over my business when I was ready to retire. Mind you at 56 years of age...I have actually never even considered retiring. I love my job. However, the idea of turning over the shipping and accounting did have a lot of appeal! So that is where she is starting; with design, pattern making and sewing lessons thrown in when ever time allows.
Bye for now