Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year In Review

I'm always so amazed to look back at the year and see all the stuff I've done!  It's all too easy to feel like I haven't accomplished anything but it turns out this has been another busy year...

I finished 13 quilts including one I have been hand quilting for the last 6 years, 2 more Ghastly creations, plus Preppy the Whale and my own Vineyard Vines inspired version, Murray while pattern testing for the lovely Elizabeth Hartman.

Shared 2 new tutorials...  I never run out of ways to use a self binding edge!

I also branched out with more garment sewing, knitting, and went a little overboard with the bag making... it may not have been entirely necessary to make 2 Weekender bags for the class I taught at Quilter's Way.

Speaking of Weekenders, my BQFs joined me for another fabulous 4 day weekend of quilting at the BMQG's annual retreat and we also snuck off to the beach for 2 more amazing sewing getaways.  As usual I accomplished very little but cherish the memories.

Quilting with a Modern Slant (an Amazon Best Book of 2014) was released in January including two of my tutorials.  I had the chance to join the awesome Rachel May and a slew of unbelievably talented fiber artists for several book signings and it was incredible to see how this books has inspired so many quilters.

I had the privilege of serving as President of the Boston MQG and having way too much fun being inspired by these insanely creative quilters.

I was invited to attend the Press Reception for the Quilts and Color exhibit at the MFA so I not only got to see these gorgeous quilts up close and in person without any crowds but I got to hear the stories behind many of them from the collector, Gerald Roy.

I was lucky enough to meet the delightful Alex Veronelli of Aurifil when he came to visit Quilter's Way.

Convinced my darling husband to install shelving for my fabric stash in my quilt studio and then spent the next 6 months fancy folding all of it...

and still found time to read 133 books:-)  I can't wait to see what 2015 will bring.  Cheers!!!

1 comment:

  1. Phew! I am tired reading this! You are amazing! You completely deserve a holiday in the Keys! So much beautiful work!