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Thread: 2013 Quilting Goals

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    Jun 2011
    Clayton, Indiana

    Smile 2013 Quilting Goals

    Hi everyone:

    I am making a list of my quilting goals for 2013. I plan to visit it in 6 months and see how I am doing and again at the end of the year.

    My goals:

    Finish 6 UFO's (I am trying to be realistic and not say finish ALL UFO's)

    Improve my FMQ skills on my longarm (I am taking classes in January)

    Learn a new quilting technique

    Have more fun with my piecing and quilting

    Make more time to be with my quilting friends.

    I felt these goals were possible to achieve in 2013. What are your goals for this coming year.
    Grammy to Isaiah and Ruth

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    Super Member Quiltngolfer's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    I will join you. I would like to 1)complete 6 UFO's, 2) improve my SID quilting skills, 3) begin FMQ, and 4) learn a new piecing technique(appliqué). I didn't do so well on my list last year so I vow to do better this year. This is a manageable list. Thanks for getting me started. I'm going to type up this list and put it up in my sewing room.

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    Super Member kathymarie's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Southeastern West Virginia, USA
    Sounds good....I want to finish one ufo per month....starting with the baby quilt for my first grandson who just turned one year old....yep-----been putting off finishing it and now grandson number 2 is coming in February 2013! Also, I want to practice fmq a little each day....I think that's the ONLY way to get really, really good at it. I've been a hand-quilter for 36 years but starting fmq'ing a little over a year ago----Gung ho at first then not so much. I follow Leah Day's blog and also found another great fmq teacher Patsy Thompson, patsern on youtube..... My last goal is to not buy any more fabric but use what I have....I turn 60 next Sunday and I think I might actually have enough to do me---at least for a decade! lol

    A mind is like a parachute...it works best when open....

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    Senior Member Marycumi's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Springfield MO
    Sounds good. Here are my goals for 2013
    1. Make at least one quilt a month out of my stash for the Project Linus
    2. Make a quilt for a niece and nephew.
    3. Take more classes at my LQS.

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    Super Member Juliebelle's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    North Carolina
    I am planning to get 10 quilts done for Project Linus this year, last year I did 6 and I still have tons of cut stash to make a lot more. Also I want to spend more time practicing my quilting, I usually only use the even feed foot on my Janome 6600 but I want and need to learn to use the free motion feet.

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    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    Albany, Georgia
    The only goal I have is to finish all my cousins a quilt, I started last year but bad knee surgery put me way behind....I will get it done hopefully by the end of this year...other than that just whatever I feel like doing...

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    great idea! for 2013--
    I'd like to commit to quilting/piecing at least two hours a week. I know for many of you, you'll laugh...but this past year has been hell. I work full time, have a family, have pets, ride my horse competitively, so that means riding 5-6days/7 and my dad had not been well. I lost him on 12/5. So rather than make clearly defined "i will make this, or learn this", i'd like to committ to doing some thing related to quilting two hours/week.


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    Oct 2012
    I have a paper pieced mariners star I started back in 2009. I have enough of them pieced to make a large lap/throw quilt. I plan on getting them sewn together and quilted. I also have to make my hubby a quilt. I've already bought the fabric and he's picked the pattern. That has to be first on my list, because I promised it to him for our anniversary which is Feb. 1st.

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    Member s3wn's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
    I'd like to finish the quilts from the kits I have; work only from stash as much as possible, make a Christmas tree skirt, and buy a new machine by the end of the year

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    Super Member JulieR's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Emmitsburg, MD
    This is a great idea, and so neat to see others' goals!
    I'd like to complete a hand-pieced and hand-quilted quilt this year, and to practice applique with some new patterns. I'd also like to make a few quilts to sell this year, but that's pretty low on the list.

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