Kathy Nida is creating quilt art
8
patrons
$51
per month
So I've been making art for a really really long time, but the quilts as art started back in the 1990s. I make art instead of sleeping, which can be a problem for my day job. I would like to be less worried about money...because my kids are in college, I've been having to work a side job (sometimes two) on top of being a full-time science teacher, and that takes away from my artmaking time. If I can figure out how to turn some of my ideas into funding here, I can stop doing the copyediting and focus on art full time (in my not-teaching time, that is). I'm also looking forward, trying to decide when to quit teaching science and possibly make art full time. 

I have lots of people who tell me they love my work, and I'd like to be able to pay them back for all the nice words...this is a way for me to give them something they might like, and they'll feel good about backing my work. Plus I can stretch myself a bit with the videos and making things for people. I also still want to make a coloring book of my drawings, but need the funding and time for that as well. 
Tiers
Cotton
$1 or more per month

*1 video a month (hey, that's new): could be a technique/how-to video, could be something different, but related to my craft

*Access to the activity feed

*1 blogpost a month 

Batik
$2 or more per month
*2 videos a month (hey, that's new): one technique/how-to video and one other (let's just say it could be a show, a rant, me dancing, whatever)

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month 

Hand-Dyed
$5 or more per month

*2 videos a month

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month

*PLUS a small drawing jpg emailed to you once a month...for coloring, embroidery, or personal use, or just to look at up close and personal

Embroidered
$10 or more per month only 7 left

*2 videos a month

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month

*A small drawing jpg sent to you once a month...for coloring or personal use, or just to look at up close and personal

*PLUS a 4" square art quilt top (unquilted, unbound) or embroidery piece mailed to you each full year you are a patron, of a small image I choose

Embellished
$25 or more per month only 4 left

*2 videos a month

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month

*A small drawing jpg emailed to you once a month

*PLUS a 10" square art quilt (bound and quilted) or embroidery mailed to you each full year you are a patron...not sure yet what images will be available, but there will be choice.

Goals
$51 of $300 per month
When I reach $300/month, I will produce a coloring book of my drawings, with y'all getting first crack at them, at a 20% discount. 
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So I've been making art for a really really long time, but the quilts as art started back in the 1990s. I make art instead of sleeping, which can be a problem for my day job. I would like to be less worried about money...because my kids are in college, I've been having to work a side job (sometimes two) on top of being a full-time science teacher, and that takes away from my artmaking time. If I can figure out how to turn some of my ideas into funding here, I can stop doing the copyediting and focus on art full time (in my not-teaching time, that is). I'm also looking forward, trying to decide when to quit teaching science and possibly make art full time. 

I have lots of people who tell me they love my work, and I'd like to be able to pay them back for all the nice words...this is a way for me to give them something they might like, and they'll feel good about backing my work. Plus I can stretch myself a bit with the videos and making things for people. I also still want to make a coloring book of my drawings, but need the funding and time for that as well. 

Recent posts by Kathy Nida

Tiers
Cotton
$1 or more per month

*1 video a month (hey, that's new): could be a technique/how-to video, could be something different, but related to my craft

*Access to the activity feed

*1 blogpost a month 

Batik
$2 or more per month
*2 videos a month (hey, that's new): one technique/how-to video and one other (let's just say it could be a show, a rant, me dancing, whatever)

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month 

Hand-Dyed
$5 or more per month

*2 videos a month

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month

*PLUS a small drawing jpg emailed to you once a month...for coloring, embroidery, or personal use, or just to look at up close and personal

Embroidered
$10 or more per month only 7 left

*2 videos a month

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month

*A small drawing jpg sent to you once a month...for coloring or personal use, or just to look at up close and personal

*PLUS a 4" square art quilt top (unquilted, unbound) or embroidery piece mailed to you each full year you are a patron, of a small image I choose

Embellished
$25 or more per month only 4 left

*2 videos a month

*Access to the activity feed

*At least 2 blogposts a month

*A small drawing jpg emailed to you once a month

*PLUS a 10" square art quilt (bound and quilted) or embroidery mailed to you each full year you are a patron...not sure yet what images will be available, but there will be choice.