My goal was to create 24 new pieces this year, but I came up far short of that. I find that I over and over again set unrealistic goals for myself. The good thing about this is that it pushes me. The bad thing about this is that I always feel like I am falling short.
The first quilt of the year was a huge push to create ONE more quilt for the book.
I stitched a small quilt for the SAQA Trunk Show which is traveling the world educating people about the wonder and beauty of the art quilt.
I then made a little chair quilt for the SAQA Spotlight Auction which is a super fun event at the annual SAQA conference each year.
I like the little bits from Little Mini so much that I used them to make my SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt.
I then made two small quilt postcards for Quilter’s Affair in Sisters, Oregon.
After that, I made the Wrangell Mountains Center an auction quilt for Tall Tales.
True Confessions is the first quilt I made for Cloth in Common an art quilt challenge group I belong to. I recommend checking out our website and blog. Every two months we challenge ourselves to create a new quilt based on an individual member’s prompt. I also wrote a blog post about the group which you can read here. The members have made some incredible pieces for the first two challenges.
I wanted to finish new work for the show Line + Shape at Hello Stitch and Stitched at the Valdez Museum. Bliss and Mirror Ball have been the works for years. They have been off and on design walls too many times to count.
By that time, my next Cloth in Common challenge quilt was due.
I ended the year with a selection of small quilts.
I have one more 2017 quilt, but I can’t reveal it yet. It is the third challenge for Cloth in Common. You will have to wait until the end of January to see that one.
I will end this post with some incredible news. This time next year, I will be in the final days of preparation for a solo show at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. Unbelievable!
But before all of the 2018 mayhem starts, we are off to Kona for ten days. I will be teaching at Quilt Passions on Thursday January 4th and Thursday January 9th. If you are interested in these workshops, let me know if I can answer any questions. Otherwise, follow the link and sign up!
Happy New Year! May your lives be filled with happiness, joy, compassion for others, quilts and other stitched things.