weekly roundup

looking back, moving forward

I ended up getting more done last week than I anticipated.  It was a holiday week but it was so crazy hot and humid that there wasn’t much appeal to be outside.  So I got more studio time than I thought I would.  I wrapped up the final edits on my new book and sent it off to the publisher.  Nothing to do now but sit back and wait until November when it paperworkreleases to the public although it is available for pre-order now. Can’t tell you how happy I am to finally have that finished and off my project list!  I finished and blogged about the Stanton quilt, created a couple of quick video tutorials and wrote a blog post about how I create text on quilts, submitted a few article ideas to Quilting Arts magazine, took care of a pile of paperwork that has been cluttering my desk for far too long and I did a studio clean up.  Whenever I finish a quilt I always take a couple of hours to clean up and put things away so that I don’t have to fumble around in a mess making room and trying to find things when I start the next project.

On my list of intentions this week: It’s going to be another hot and humid week so I am planning on getting lots of studio time.

I am on the fence about my next piece.  I have in mind a piece that will focus on boats as direction1the subject but I also had an idea the other day for a new modern quilt that I could possibly submit to Quiltcon.  I am also considering creating a quilt to Sacred Threads this year.  I have never entered anything for that exhibit before and I have a few ideas percolating for it.  So I will work out which of these three directions I want to go in and pick one.

My supply of greeting cards with my artwork on them has gotten really low so I want to design and order some new ones.

I got a new storage cabinet for my wet studio (the place where I do all my fabric dyeing) and I need to do some re-organizing.

brainstormI have started to brainstorm ideas for a couple new online classes.  I have jotted down a few notes that need to be expanded on to see if they are worthy of being turned into a class.   And speaking of classes I will be presenting at the meet the teachers event at the New England Quilt Museum this September and I think it’s time to overhaul my portfolio of class offerings and create some new marketing materials.  The event is not until September but I need to start thinking about this now so I have plenty of time to get it all done.  Have a topic that you would like to see me explore in an online or in person class? I would love to hear from you so leave a comment or email me about it.

I want to get back in the groove of watching three training videos a week for my On1 software.  I have dropped the ball on this the last couple of weeks and I need to pick it back up again.

Have a great week!





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