Quilting in a Social Media Age

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From finding inspiration to posting your finished projects, social media has become one of the new quilting hubs for the community. With millions of posts on social media with hashtags for quilting, there are infinite ideas and inspiration to go around. We know that when you lack a creative spark sometimes running to Instagram and Pinterest is the best way to get that inspiration you need, but the fun is in the community itself that has continued to grow each day.

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Forming friendships with similar interests is exciting! You can do this by joining quilting and sewing groups where you can find answers to questions you need. Additionally, you can experience the same excitement for new projects or machines. Quilting parties, what was once a social event that women hosted for friends and family members as a way to meet in the early 1800-1900s, has become a worldwide connected project. Hashtags like #100daysofquilting and #quilter have brought thousands of people together to showcase art from all around the world. We at JUKI love when sewing and quilting artists like you use our hashtags like #lovemyjuki and #jukisewingmachine, this allows us to see and share what you create!

Social media for quilting is like a research hub and can be for more than sharing projects; there are features on how to sell your quilting, how to gain a following, and even one day taking this from a past time into a career.  Each day new and old members of the community have an opportunity to use social media for their goals. Whether it be gaining a following, sponsorship, or making a side income from selling your pieces; social media has given artists the platform to grow in their skills and passions.

At JUKI, we use social media every day to learn more about our JUKI Lovers and their projects. By being able to share our products, helpful tips, and more, we’ve created platforms that allow us to connect with you. What would you like to see more of on our social media?