I am excited to share my quilting goals for the coming year! I usually avoid typical New Year’s resolutions that tend to involve a short term burst of motivation which quickly fizzles out. What I can get behind is a statement of long term goals, but that sounds really boring, so “Quilty Resolutions” it is!
Establish a Consistent Blogging Schedule: I am new to the world of blogging, and I am still developing a schedule that allows for both ample sewing/quilting time and consistent posting.
Connect: The biggest reason I wanted to start blogging is to reach out to the online quilting community. I hope to connect to other bloggers as well as share my own projects. I am also going to attend at least one local guild meeting, hopefully more if I find a group that is a good fit!
Mini Quilt Mania: This goal is the single most labor intensive of the year. The mini will become my quilter’s sketchbook! I plan to make a mini quilt a week for the duration of 2015. I will be posting more on this goal very soon.
Free Motion Quilting: Of all quilting/sewing techniques, this is far and away the most challenging for me. It has been a long time since I have been a complete beginner at any area of sewing, so I am finding it very difficult to remain patient with myself as I move forward on this journey. I don’t expect my FMQ to be perfect by the end of the year, but it will be better.
Enter Quilt Shows: I see shows as another means of connecting to the quilting community as well as sharing and inspiring one another.
Write Patterns and Tutorials: I LOVE creating my own patterns, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing those designs with others. In 2015, I hope to pass on the information to make some of these projects.
Teach a Quilting Class: I taught college for a few years, and I hope that I can return to a classroom this year to teach quilting classes.
Make an article of Quilted Clothing: I have spent most of my sewing life creating clothing, including a few quilted pieces. I would like to return to my sewing roots to create wearable art!