This year has been more than intense, filled with successes and failures but mostly very, very filled. In a nutshell:
-I have tried new-to-me techniques: pojagi and acid dyeing organza. I have not yet completed projects with these techniques but oh do I have plans!
-My work has been accepted into 2 prestigious shows:
My Corner of the World, an international SAQA exhibit currently on display at the Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Quilts=Art=Quilts, in Auburn, New York
–My son was married in October in Chicago!
-I survived a whole house remodel that began in January and concluded in June
-I moved twice as a result. Yes, every stinking thing was moved, tossed, temporarily stored or sold.
-I got a new car, perfect for my travels for teaching.
-My article on Cutwork was published in the now-defunct Quilter’s Newsletter. And whodathunk that such a venerable mainstay magazine would fold?
-I taught for 3 days at Pokey Bolton’s inaugural debut of the amazing Craft Napa. Look at that cast of instructors!
-I had a blast visiting 13 guilds, taught at Chicago International Quilt Show and taught 14 times locally at 4 shops.
-I was co-featured with HansPeter Ueltschi, owner of BERNINA with my Trunk Show.
-I purchased a new sewing machine, a limited edition Rose Gold BERNINA 765.
-Became a BERNINA Ambassador and attended my first Reunion.
-I somehow completed 3 quilts:
“Y 92“, juried into Pokey Bolton’s Tribute for Yvonne Porcella
“187 Bald Men in the Rain”, a 12″ x 12″ piece I contributed to the SAQA Auction fundraiser and it sold for $1,000!
Plus, my SAQA Trunk Show donation quilt, just completed and not yet written about.
And literally in the past 2 weeks Two BIG Things happened that I will tell you about as it is appropriate. 2017 is fully booked and much of 2018 is spoken for. I am blessed.
Thank you dear readers for following along with me on my wild journey. I truly get excited with every comment, rejoice when I see many followers read my posts. This blog is a joy for me. Thank you to each one of you! I think 2017 is going to be even more wild.
I’m linking up to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday where all the good links are!