BlogHer Panelist-Growing Your Reach (Beginning)-Using Content and Community to Grow Your Reach
Becky Jorgensen currently designs and produces online sewing workshops on her site www.patchworkposse.com, blabs about all things crafty on her blog www.patchworkposse.com/blog, and sells one-of-a-kind patterns in her shop www.whosiesandwhatnots.etsy.com. While serving as an area rep for the Utah Quilt Guild for three years, and as president of a local quilt group she founded in 2010, Becky created www.patchworkposse.com. This helpful website hosts online sewing workshops, features patterns designed by top sewers and crafters, and includes a monthly e-zine. Becky loves to provide a place for sewers to learn something new, share tips with others, and connect to a worldwide community. Blogging for over four years, Becky has learned the “tricks” on building a community using her crafty enthusiasm. Through those efforts, she has successfully sold her unique quilt and doll patterns, and new patterns seem to jump out of her sketch book every month! Becky has been sewing since she was eight years old, and claims she’s never been able to follow the instructions properly. This led her to design a quilt series called “Cranky,” which lets go of the standard rules of quilting. Her latest project has been converting a cold storage building in the backyard into her own personal sewing cottage, where she will continue to develop new workshops, design new patterns, and quilt for others.