Sunday, November 22, 2009

Question: What Plans or Resolutions or Wishes Have You in Mind for 2010?

Feel free to recap 2009 in your comments. I'm always glad to hear of people's accomplishments.

But please also talk about what you would like to see happen with you and your fabric work in 2010?

Which shows do you want to enter? What's the goal you'd like to achieve or the technique you'd like to master?

Here's a quick tip list of things to know before entering a contest info supplied by HGTV.

And here are a few shows and contests that may be of interest. I'm looking for a coprehensive list of major exhibits and shows and contest and events, so if you know of one, please let me know. Or if you have any to contribute to this list, please do!

And I apologize to Sharon Boggon for not mentioning the photograph of her gorgeous diamond crazy quilt, shown here. For more of Sharon's work, visit her website.  


SAQA Reinvention Conference
You can now SIGN-UP ONLINE. Jointly sponsored with Surface Design Association, "Reinvention" will be held at San Francisco State University from March 19-21, 2010. Symposium at SFSU, March 19-20 with studio tours and museum exhibits scheduled for March 21. A variety of three-day workshops will be offered March 22-24.

Western North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage comes to life on August 6, 7 and 8 at The North Carolina Arboretum as it hosts the Asheville Quilt Guild’s Annual Show. The popular show is a judged event featuring more than 250 quilts of exceptional craftsmanship from across the U.S. and worldwide. The three-day show offers live demonstrations, a merchant’s mall and more! For information, call 828.665.2492

41ST ANNUAL NQA QUILT SHOW: June 17-19, 2010, Columbus, Ohio

The next National Quilting Day will be celebrated March 20, 2010. What plans have you and your chapter made?

Georgia Quilt Show “Seeking Color Harmony” is a contest designed to let you discover your inner quilter. Be it traditional or contemporary, folk or art quilt – capture whatever motivates you to quilt. Best of Show prize of $1,000 will be awarded and an additional $4,500 will be distributed for First, Second and Third place awards in each of three categories: Bed Quilt, Large Wall Quilt, Small Wall Quilt. Click here for more information and entry form. Entry deadline September 1, 2010

Road to California Quilter’s Conference and ShowcaseThe Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Wonders of the World

“The Best in the West” at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario CA, January 14-17, 2010,
Show Hours: Thursday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm. One Day Admission: $10.00 • Multi Day Admission: $20.00

SAQA Exhibit Schedule: 2010

An international juried and judged exhibition of Art Quilts
•Appliqué in Tampa Bay II - Higgins Hall at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614. November 12-13, 2010

•Museum of Science and Industry – 4801 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida. To be announced.


The Calico Cat said...

I don't have ANY desires to enter any shows, but my goal for the new year is to use more of my fabric & to finish some long lingering projects.

I'd like to lose some weight, yadda, yadda, yadda too.

Lis said...

I'd like to focus more carefully on my sewing projects, not attend lots of workshops and dabble in various new things.
I am seriously thinking about entering a quilt show but don't know if my work is good enough.
Oh yeah, world peace and firm thighs too xxx

Suzan said...

My goal is to have completed a series of 5 art quilts by Oct 1, 2010. First step: decide on a concept or subject matter by the end of this month!

Dawn said...

Love your goals. If you figure out the firm thigh thing, let me know, Lis! And I like the idea of focus. I need some!

And keep us up to date on your successes with your resolutions. Can't wait to see your series, Suzan

And let me know how the weight loss goes and what your secret is! As your stash diminishes, your UFOs get finished and you get skinnier in 2010 -- Sounds like a vanishing act for the Cheshire rather than Calico Cat! :)

Good luck with all!

EileenKNY said...

I'm planning on entering a quilt in the MQX show in RI. I've never entered a large show like this before.
Another goal is to be more focused on what is important to me-family, friends, my business. Oh yeah-I'm going to improve my hand applique too. :)

Dawn said...

Specific goals like that get done! Excellent Eileen! I can't wait to hear of your success. I don't think you're alone with the focus on family, friends and your business. When times get tough we tend to find our way to what is truly important. And hand applique sounds like good therapy, too.