The Ephesian philosopher Heraclitus phrase, “only constant in life is change” is used frequently to explain the changes in 2020. For me it is the words of Bob Dylan that fits this year’s cataclysmic events, “you better start swimming or sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changing.” The Triplett Sisters are very fond of water and are doing our best to swim through these changing waters. Without the interaction with you through our programs at the guilds, we continue to morph our business and will retool as needed. Here are some of our recent changes.
First, we are offering specially selected fabric in our Etsy shop and on our website. The Dutch Heritage fabric is an example of fabric not readily available in the US, which we are importing. We also have multiple brand-new medallions available and plan to provide additional reproduction medallions this year. To be sure you don’t miss any of these, you’ll see a taste of these new items every week in our “Friday Fabrics” on our Facebook page here.
Saturday Sampler is another new way to communicate with all of you. We take some of these new fabrics and/or medallions to create a sample. We hope this will inspire you to have a new idea or take a different approach to create a new quilt for yourself.
We’re communicating online through the vlog, blog, and our two Facebook pages (Triplett Sisters BOM and the regular QTC business page.) I’ve placed links to each of those methods of connecting in the sentence above. We had been doing the vlog every week and the blog not as often, but starting now, we will alternate the two. We will still continue to provide quilt history, access to exhibitions, as well as current events in both the blog and vlog.
Finally, we are also offering a new online program (take a deep breath), Lori Lee Triplett: My Quilting Journey is available for your guild programs. We typically don’t allow photos of the antique quilts, so it was time for a new idea. When the Triplett Sisters first started our business, I was not going to be a quilter. So, initially I didn’t think anyone would be interested in the quilts I made. However, after having the honor of have several of my quilts published as well as exhibited in museums it seems an appropriate time to make the change. (FYI one of my quilts will open this week in a SAQA exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.) The debut of my quilting journey program will be July 14th. Thanks to the Prairie Quilt Guild for the request!
As we work through all of this together, Dylan reminds us, “Come mothers and fathers, throughout the land and don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” So many changes cause stress, so let’s remember to be kind to each other. Kind to each other’s art, to each other’s health, business and life. Be kind and love one another to create a new quilting community.