As 2017 comes to a close, I’m working on planning new patterns, projects, workshops and lots of other new FUN stuff I’ll be sharing in the new year. Stay tuned!
The end of the year is a great time to starting thinking about crafty goals for the year ahead. Learning new skills opens your mind and can get you out of a creative rut. As part of my planning, I’m also thinking about new techniques I want to try and play with in 2018.
You may remember that earlier this year I filmed a segment for Season 2 of Fresh Quilting (check out behind the scenes photos and watch my segment here). I talked about designing your own Hawaiian-inspired motif.
It wasn’t too long ago that I started designing Hawaiian inspired quilts and learned how to needle-turn applique my designs. One of my goals for 2016 was to make my own version of a Hawaiian quilt as a way to commemorate a trip I was taking to Hawaii that year. I wanted a project that I could work on while I was there that I could then reminisce every time I used the quilt. Sometimes learning a new skill or technique can come with new sentimental attachments (and turn into a new obsession—read about mine here).
What new quilting technique do you want to try (or get better at) in 2018? Need some inspiration? MQG members can watch binge watch both Season 1 and Season 2 of Fresh Quilting now. Both seasons are chock full of modern designers and quilters sharing lots of quilting techniques. Not a member, here’s how to join.
And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chance to win a membership to the Modern Quilt Guild.
If you’re already a member of the MQG, you’ll get a $30 gift certificate for the MQG shop.
(prize courtesy of the Modern Quilt Guild)
How to enter:
1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave your name and either email address/Instagram handle in the comment. (I need a way to get in touch with you if you win!)
2. In your comment, answer: What new quilting technique do you want to try out (or improve on) in 2018?
You have until 8pm EST on Wednesday, December 13, 2017CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations Jeannie! You are the winner! I’ll be in touch with more information about your prize. Thank you to all for commenting and stay tuned for some fun projects and collaborations I have planned involving free motion, walking foot quilting and more in 2018.
A winner will be selected by True Random Number Generator.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing about what types of quilty things you want to try in 2018!