My work camera broke the other day, so we went to purchase a new one at Best Buy. The guy working there asked what we were going to use it for – selfies or YouTube videos?
I started laughing so hard!
I really don’t think I look anything like a person who takes a lot of selfies or a person who posts YouTube videos. On the other hand, I DO look like the kind of person who makes quilts and wants to photograph them.
Actually he was very helpful in the end and I got a camera that takes accurate color photos for my fabrics and nice, wide shots for large quilts (and it takes selfies and videos :D)
One of the big changes is LOTS and LOTS of yummy quilt photos. Since starting Whimzie Quiltz in 2004, I’ve made over 200+ quilts and many of the more recent ones haven’t been featured online. The homepage alone has 4 new quilts never included on my website until now.
At the same time, I updated the site’s overall design. Webpages in general have evolved over the last 13 years, but whimziequiltz.com definitely had not. My new online presence is streamlined (from 21 different pages to 7!) and much more modern. I especially love the contemporary layout of Whimzie Quiltz gallery with it’s emphasis on happy customers and their warm and whimzical quilts.
I didn’t change everything, though – you’ll find that I still offer free custom quilt designs with no obligation to purchase. And if you do decide to work with me, it’s still super easy to order your own custom Whimzie quilt. Old website or new, I’m dedicated to “creating the quilt you’ve always wanted” and I always will be.
With the 13th anniversary of Whimzie Quiltz approaching, I started to realize exactly how much things have changed – not necessarily with the quilting side of my business, but with the Internet-side. The website I first designed and coded in 2004 went away pretty quickly, but WQ 2.0 is looking dated and old-fashioned, too.
So I’m in the middle of a drastic overhaul, modernizing and updating my website for 2017 – and I’d love your input!
Currently, two pages are “live” (or up on the web, although the links on each page still go to the current Whimzie Quiltz website.)
You can visit the proposed homepage here and the new gallery here. Let me know what you think in the comments – I’d especially like to know if the updated design makes you more (or less) likely to purchase a custom quilt online, but I appreciate any feedback you have!
This month marks my 12th year in business.
I can’t believe how fast 12 years has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was putting together my first website, brainstorming my first requested designs and sewing my first custom quilt. All this time later, every email, every order, every heartfelt thank you when a project is finished – each and every stitch – provides the exact same thrill.
I’ve always said I left government and got into quilting for the opportunity to be creative every day. 12 years means 4,383 days of custom quilt creativity so far. Which translates into 6,311,520 minutes spent making your lives hopefully more creative – and cuddly – too.
I can’t tell you how much it means that you, such wonderful customers, have been a part of the last 12 years. Creating the quilts you’ve always wanted has taken my quilting in directions I could never even have imagined in 2004. It has been my pleasure to craft dozens and dozens of unique, personal and thoughtful custom quilts that I hope you are enjoying right this very minute… and will enjoy for years and years to come.
Thanks a million for 12 warm and whimzical years! Here’s hoping for a dozen more 😀