Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Goals for 2017

I don't make new years resolutions, but I do make goals for myself for the coming year.  I am going to continue doing my Quote of the Day on Instagram and Facebook - some written by me, and some by others.  
I am forging ahead with my Moleskine Storybook sketchbook and will self publish some small books with my favorite motifs, like houses, line & pattern, travel, etc - where people can practice drawing inside the book.
I have a new fabric line coming out at Spring Market in St. Louis in May with RJR Fabrics!  I am quite excited about it. Stay tuned for more information later down the line. 
I can't wait to teach at Craft Napa in January!  Such a great bonding time with friends, teachers and students. Hope to see you there. Teaching three classes - Zen Stitching, Hexagon Art Quilts and Twirly Whirly Swirls. 
I am an 'official' ambassador for Havel's Sewing for 2017. They have the best scissors, snips, rotary cutters and mats.  

Yes, that's me on the packaging of Mistyfuse.  I will be doing more 'how to's' on my blog in 2017 on all the ways you can use Mistyfuse, and for all types of fabrics.
This was a challenging object to make this year (a stuffed animal), and I plan to push myself to create some think outside the box kinds of pieces with fabric and thread.  I am out of the bear making business. It was certainly a learning experience and not something that I was good at, but it helped me regain something that had been lost inside myself.
I plan to spend more time in my studio making art, experimenting, and finding my way to what I want to be doing. I am going to stretch myself this year in ways that I didn't think were possible. Onward and upward to 2017.  I really treasure my time here.
I think there might be some 'pattern' designing in my future.  My 'most asked about' art quilt - is there a pattern for that?  Not yet....
or you could buy this. A stencil of my dresses for StencilGirl Products.  I love being one of their designers! 
I will continue to curate special exhibits with Leslie Tucker Jenison under the Dinner at Eight Artists name. 2017 marks our ninth year of working together!
I plan to bring back the zipper in my art.  Enough for now.  Onward and upward to 2017! Happy New Year!


  1. Super cool! Just found your blog, via niftyquilts, and am loving it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great quote for the year. Sounds like you're going to be growing and having fun. Happy 2017!


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