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Happy 2023! What will your new year bring?

Updated: Jan 1

We're excited to bring you all things quilting in 2023!



I'm not one to make New Years resolutions but I do like to have a few goals in mind for the coming year. Losing weight and starting an exercise plan are never part of those goals, however (as much as I like to think they should be!).


Reflection


Every year about this time I reflect on where my journey has taken me over the last 12 months and where I want it to go in the coming year. As I look back on 2022, it's surprising how far my journey has come both in quilting and personally. In the quilting arena, I......


* Started this website (& reformatted it half a dozen times!)

* Sewed 18 quilts -- custom orders, t-shirt quilts, and quilts I wanted to make

* Learned how to use the longarm machine and now longarm my own quilts

* Took both a quilt business workshop and a quilt pattern designing workshop

* Began doing quilt technical editing and now have several regular customers and am editing for a major fabric company (and I even have a calendar schedule now!)

* Ghost written several patterns for designers

* Made so many fabulous quilty friends including designers, clients, and my great small group from the pattern writing workshop



On the personal front, I.....

* Took a bunch of trips with my wonderful hubby to FL, VA, CO, and a bunch of drag racing venues (my secret fun hobby) as well as some local hiking spots

* Went to my "happy place" in Paducah KY seven times (including Hancock's Fabric and the Quilting Museum) and saw my arty friends

* Did a major purge and reorganization in my quilt studio (bye bye mixed media supplies)

* Got Covid....twice..... (ugh!)


All in all, I'd say it was another fun, creative, and productive year. It's going to be a hard act to follow in 2023.



Looking forward

So where to go in the new year? My Top 5 goals for 2023 are (if I say it out loud, I'll have to be accountable!).....


* Sell more quilts! I need to reduce my inventory so I have room for new quilts that I want to make. Hopefully more custom orders will come in as well. I love making special quilts for people.

* Try to send out a monthly newsletter

* Make more blog posts including beginner techniques for those starting out on their quilting journey, short tutorials, and maybe even (gasp!!) a video or two.

* Continue with tech editing and ghost writing to help designers bring their designs and patterns into the quilting world.

* Go to Quilt Con in Atlanta and Quilt Week in Paducah (first time for both!)


* Travel!! So far we have AZ, WA, and MO on the calendar along with some long weekend trips. In WA I plan on visiting my favorite fabric/quilting store (Fabric Patch) and meeting everyone I talk to there online.

* Stay healthy and safe so we can enjoy retirement.


I look forward to staying in touch and hearing from you! What do you have planned for 2023? I'd love to know and get inspired by YOU! Thank you to all who have supported me in one way or another. You mean the world to me!



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