- Early Life – What year were you born? Who are your parents, siblings?
- Education – Where have you studied? Did you formally study textiles?
- What year did you learn to quilt? Who or what influenced your decision to quilt? Did anyone in your family quilt?
- How does quilting make you feel?
- What do you hope to accomplish with your quilt making?
- How would you describe your quilt making style?
- How has your quilt making evolved over time?
- What influence does your community or guild membership(s) have on your quilt making?
- What other needle arts do you do?
- How would you like the world to remember you as a quilter?
- For more starter questions - you can purchase a copy of the Publish Your Quilt workbook.
- What inspired the series or exhibit?
- How does the series fit into the body of your art work?
- What is the theme of the exhibition? What motivated the show? What do you hope to accomplish with the show and the range of artists included in the exhibit?
Once you have a solid draft, you should have others to look at it and edit it. My mother used to edit all my manuscripts. She's a retired English teacher and did not spare her red ink marks! I have also used friends who will critically review my writing - this is not the time for someone to "be nice."
Now, though, I use the services of a professional. You'll have to decide what type of editing you want: grammar, word usage, overall readability and flow, fact checking, etc. You can find a professional editor in your price range on eLance.com. Has anyone used this site for freelance assistance?
How are you doing with your catalog so far? Do leave a comment below. Would love to hear from you! Enjoy!