Out of necessity, 2020 will see changes to my blog.
This is painful, coming off my best year yet – 43,000 views, almost 15,000 visitors, from 90 different countries. But I may have said ‘yes’ to just a few too many things.
Top priority is our local quilt show in April.
I am involved in planning 1-Hr Lectures, offering On-Site Appraisals, and having a ‘Sit-and-Stitch’ station. This is what the week-end looks like at a glance. More information, including on-line registration, can be found at Manitoba Prairie Quilters. It will be a great show, so come if you can and plan to rest your feet as you take in one (or more) of the wonderful slate of Lectures.
This is a judged show, and I hope to have a few entries. Amazon Star (to be renamed Northern Star) will be in the Two Person category. It is coming back from the Quilter at the end of January so I will just need to do the binding and label. This is the picture I shared last.
I am cautiously optimistic that The Circle Game (new name undecided) will be done in time for Quilt Reflections in the hand-quilted category. If you have been with me for the past two years, you will have read more than one post about the Circle Game. The first 18 months were spent on hand piecing, big stitch embroidery and hand applique; the past six months hand quilting the circles. I am now on the border, but there is still a long way to go.
Between now and April, I also have some classes to teach. If you enjoyed my Ruler Quilting series and still do not have a warm winter holiday planned, why not check out Quilting on the Beach in Kona? I am teaching 3 classes – Introduction to Ruler Quilting, Designing with Rulers, and a Ruler Hand Bag Class. In fact, I spent the time between Christmas and New Year’s writing up the pattern.
Also on the ‘To Do’ list are 3 challenge quilts. Why, you ask? I don’t know, is the answer. Challenges are just irresistible. It’s a chance to be creative on a small scale – a chance to try everything and anything.
All of this means I need to hibernate in my little house and be productive.
You won’t be totally neglected. I will do an occasional update on the Temperature Quilt, the Challenge Quilts and other finishes, although I won’t post pictures of my Quilt Show pieces until after the event.
I also need to re-evaluate my blog, determine where to go from here, and what the focus will be. This is where you can help. What is it you like, or not? What would you like to see more of? Less of? If you have any words of wisdom, please leave me a comment. This time I will not post any of them.
Wishing you all the best for 2020. Keep quilting – it is music for your fingers, nourishment for the soul.