Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 review

This year I finished 17 quilts (I think - may need to edit this later - not all posted here) and 23 minis (cushions) and one bag, including 3 epic (200+ hours months of work) quilts.  Plus I quilted 4 quilts for others on the long arm and one mini on my domestic.

Two BOS in AMQF and Tasmanian state show, first place and 3rd place ribbons from Quiltcon, 1st place modern, 1st place innovative large and judges choice at AMQF, 1st & 2nd place modern, 1st place small proffessional and 1st place domestic machine quilting at Tasmanian State show.  Also won 2nd place minimal at Australian Modern quilt show and had two quilts accepted to Quiltcon 2017.

Three quilts sold - at Quiltcon.

Started working and teaching at Quarter Inch quilting shop and wrote my first quilting pattern.

Wrote my first pattern for Modern Quilts unlimited - a paid publication.

Bought an A1 Elite long arm quilting machine and finally started learning to use it.

The highlight of my year was attending AMQF where I took lots and lots of classes and improved and expanded my machine quilting,  had a great time rooming with Jess Frost and meet lots of inspiring international teachers such as Kathleen Riggins, Bethanne Nemesh & Claudia Pfeil.

Also entered my first AQS show but unfortunately was rejected ... need to work harder in 2017 to get better at technical execution of my ideas.