You may have noticed that things have come to a screeching halt around here. I made the decision a few months ago that I had to close down True Up. I’m sorry for trailing off without saying anything, but it’s been difficult to come up with the right farewell post, and to finally pull the plug.
There are many factors that have gone into this decision. Burnout is #1 – my family and non-fabric career have changed quite a bit since I started in April 2008. These days I have almost no time to do anything but the bare minimum to keep the site running. I also work in front of a computer all day, so it’s partially just wanting to get some time away from screens. Another part is that I’m simply not able to keep up with all the fabrics that deserve coverage. I’m not the manager type who wants to wrangle other writers to cover the scene with me. Contrast that with five years ago, when “modern”/however-you-want-to-define-them fabrics were few and far between — the desire to spread the news about these fabrics, and to encourage the industry to produce more of them, is what inspired me to start the blog in the first place! True Up has so many possibilities, now more than ever, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I am not the one who can/should take the site to the next level. Maybe you are? More on that below.
There is also a happy, positive reason I am moving on. I am involved in a new project, a venture that will be announced in a few short weeks at Quilt Market in Houston. I am so excited about it and I hope you will be too. This will keep me involved in the industry and keep my online presence going in some other, yet-to-be-determined form. So, I am not riding off into the sunset completely. After the announcement, I will come back and here tell you all about it.
I am definitely open to selling the blog. It has provided a decent part-time income for me for years now, and I think it has the potential of being even more to the right person or group. HOWEVER. I have an overwhelming month ahead of me leading up to Quilt Market, and am definitely not in a spot to answer questions or discuss a sale just yet. If you are interested, and will be at Quilt Market, please email me and we can set up a time to meet and talk about it. If you are interested but won’t be at QM, please email me anyway and I’ll get back to you as soon as I humanly can (though it might be a month or more).
This blog has brought the most incredible people, creations, and opportunities into my life and I am so grateful. I hope you also got some value out of it, whether it was discovering a new designer, expanding your sewing or design horizons, or getting hooked up with a source. I will really miss the thrill of discovering new fabrics and having the privilege of being the first to share them with you. Thank you to this awesome community, and the hardworking fabric shops and companies that saw fit to sponsor the site — you are what kept me going all this time.