Earlier this week I decided to sign up for classes at the Original Sewing Expo as it’s coming to Worcester MA next month, about 20 minute drive from home. I have never taken any quilting or sewing classes in real life so instead of picking classes that are brand new skills to learn I decide to take advanced beginner type classes to learn new techniques and tips for my piecing, machine quilting and binding.
One thing I learned from past encounters with crafty strangers (guild meeting, conference, chat in the aisle of my LQS) is that I want to connect with these new acquaintances online after we meet. The best way to do that is to take an idea out from my college marketing and networking classes: I ordered business cards.
I know I’m going to feel like a total doof handing them out but there’s the URLs to my quilt blog and QuiltAlong.net right on it and these are projects I am proud to share with other people. There’s no good reason to not hand out a little 3.5″ x 2″ paper invitation to my little space on the Internet to other like-minded crafters. Plus it’s absurd for me to expect them to remember my URLs after a conversation, isn’t it?
I don’t have a picture but I also opted for the 2 sided cards and I have the logo for both projects on the back (marketing tip: brand recognition!) I ordered mine on VistaPrint and it roughly comes out to 16¢ per card so I will be deliberate about who I hand them out to but not so frugal that they sit in my sewing room never to see the light of day!
Do you have business cards?
Do you have business cards to hand out for your quilt blog? Even if it’s not a business (per-say) do you think you would benefit by connecting with people at your LQS, retreats, conferences, classes and guild meetings?