T and F Quilting Studio in Lemont. When it's quilted and bound, then I can show my first finished quilt of 2012. Founding Chicago Modern Quilt Guild president Mary P recently blogged about her goals for 2012 after evaluating her 2011 goals. Of course that makes sense: I'm an educator. Goals must be SMART - specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound.
1. Develop my free-motion quilting skills by finishing the India whole cloth and Night and Day, a Jinny Beyer pattern. Both quilts are basted and partially quilted.
2. Find a hand-project, something that is always ready to be grabbed as I leave the house.
3. Make a quilt with a design that explores negative space
4. Update my For-Sale blog.
5. Create a Digital Portfolio and make friends with Flickr.
6. Make a quilt with big polka-dots (dryer-sheet applique) on a light background (which is part of a broader goal to lighten up a bit - I work so dark...)
7. Create one art piece based on a famous piece of art.
8. Do at least one multi-media art quilt.
This is hard - setting goals. I hope these goals provide a great jumping off point for a year of doing new things and approaching projects in out-of-the-box ways.