Teresa Daniels Quilts
Tell us about your business.I got started by accident: my older sister commissioned a quilt for her best friend in 2004. I have been making quilts for 15 years. I have been posting pictures to Facebook for the past 3 years, and people have asked to buy them. I hope to expand my customer base in the near future so I can make it a full time venture instead of a sideline.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.My workspace is in my home; I currently use the living room area for cutting and viewing, and my dining room area for sewing and quilting.
What inspires you?Pictures of finished quilts in magazines inspire me; seeing all the wonders outdoors inspires me (especially birds and flowers).
What makes your business stand out?I buy products/supplies that are American made as often as possible; that means that my finished product is as good as it can be. I take care to make my finished product look good, and to be lasting. That means my quilts will last far longer, in better shape, than the quilts and fake quilts that are sold in chain stores.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Listen to your friends and family for ideas; never give up hope when things are not good. Always believe in yourself and what you do.
What does American Made mean to you?American made means quality: I know American made products will last far longer, and are initially better than, things that are outsourced overseas (therefore making USA made a better deal to start with). Anything I buy that is American made means that I am insuring someone in America's job.
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