I want to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year!!
After spending much of the last few days cleaning, tossing, rearranging, adding tables I get to get back to the fun stuff like dyeing, making quilt tops and longarm quilting. Tomorrow I will get the Log Cabin quilt quilted and hopefully get the stars and strips loaded on my machine.
I have joined quite a few swaps for the next year and some are ongoing throughout the year. My first major project for the year will be a monthly round robin with my dyeing group. We are suppose to work on dyeing our fabric and making the center for the months of Jan and Feb. We have a choice of doing it as a regular round robin or as a row quilt. I'm thinking of a regular round robin, one person will tell us what to add each month and we will go from there. I'm hoping to keep caught up with this while I'm also vending at shows. I will post as I go along.
I have also joined a group where we will be dyeing swatches of color families and swapping them. We each do one color family and I think there are 9 of us that will swap so for our work of one color family we will have 9 different families. Looking forward to getting that started.
In my 2 dyeing groups I will be doing different swaps each month or two and swapping with others, these consist of stamping, gradations, add a shade to name a few.
I am going to take another of Carol Soderlund's classes My Personal Palette. this class will be at Nancy Crow's Barn in Ohio this spring.
I also have a retreat planned at The Barn Bed and Breakfast in Kansas in March with a Jo Morton Group, Jo herself will be there.
I have several shows lined up to vend at this year including The Gathering in Stover, MO, MQS in Overland Park, KS, AQS shows in both Nashville,TN and Des Moines Iowa. I have a few more I'm waiting to hear from. This looks to be another busy year for me.