I will forever be indebted to Martin Favre (and the vision of Gayle Hillert) with Bernina of America for writing the first check to help us create TQS. At the time the plan was to create a website where we could post 13 shows annually and have a 'play page' where folks could post a photo of their quilt and tell a story about it. That, my friends, was the entire vision of TQS.
TQS took on a life of its own and blossomed into the most amazing website for quilters. It has amazingly managed to stay alive thanks to the our sponsors and the TQS online community who supported and encouraged us. We have managed to meet our operating budget - barely. Only recently did I begin actually getting a paycheck from TQS - my portion almost pays my monthly utilities - no kidding.
TQS is an organic, complex business, and very few members fully understand the overwhelming expenses associated with this site. Our production sponsors, site sponsors, star members and visitors to the TQS Shoppe have kept TQS alive. My thanks to each of you who have filtered some of your hard earned dollars into TQS. I love the TQS family and trust that it will be able to continue for many more years - so tell a friend and thank our sponsors.