Monday, January 4, 2010

My 'Quilter's Code' 2010

Last year, I divided my quilting into categories and that seemed to work well for me. I am also a *list maker*. I take joy in being able to cross items off a list as done! So without further ado, here is

'Pat's Quilting Code of Conduct'

1. Promise Quilts and Things

I have already promised a few quilts to relatives, so this category stays. Recently a niece asked if I would sew her a Messenger Bag for her laptop. Hence, *and Things* added. I also have at least one carry-over quilt from 2009.

2. Gift Quilts

This is one of the main reasons *why* I quilt. Any occasion...birthday, anniversary, end of school, Christmas...I make a quilt. This is a keeper.

3. Donation Quilts and Things

In 2009 I donated quilts to Alycia's No Soldier Forgotten Quilt Drive. In 2009, the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild also started to collect quilts for Quilts of Valor. I'm thinking that the QOV's I make, I'll donate locally this year. I also volunteered to long arm quilt some of the Oconomowoc QOV's. I also hope to be able to make more children's donation quilts this year.

My day guild makes tote bags and comfort pillows for two local hospitals' Breast Cancer Care Units. I hope to continue to make the tote/pillow combination to gift to the patients.

4. Dinosaur Projects

ummm...projects older than the hills. High time that I un-earth some of my dinosaurs (or UFOs) and get them done!

I plan to continue with the weekly Stash Report over at JudyL's Patchwork Times. I like to track the fabric ins/outs. This weekly accounting also helps to curb uncontrolled buying on my part. Although, I have worked through quite a bit of the blenders in the stash~so they will need replenishing. :)

Another post without pictures...sorry...will have to see if I can remedy that by actually *doing something* quilt-y... :)


Sweet P said...

I like your Quilter's Code. Good luck and remember to enjoy yourself.

Becky said...

LOL! I love your "dinosaur" projects. I may have to borrow your name for my projects aging in plastic. Take care!

JoAnne said...

Loved your Quilter's Code list. We're in NC for a while but I plan to make my lists and set some goals for 2010 when we get home. And at the top of my list will be finishing handquilting a quilt for the show in April - yikes! I'd better get busy.

Linda_J said...

So dinosaurs stuck, LOL! Good list and do-able since it kept you on track this past year. I need to revise my list a bit before posting but you inspire me, Pat.

Stephanie D. said...

Nice list of goals, Pat! I especially like the dinosaur category!