Quilting bucket list
As I see all the posts about Quilt Week in Paducah this week, it makes me think about all my quilting bucket list, all the things I want to do and accomplish in my quilting. Here’s my top five:
1. Go to the National Quilt Museum during Quilt Week
Paducah during the annual AQS show is pretty much the Mecca for quilters. From what I’ve heard, you need to book your hotel a year in advance or you’ll be staying an hour away and driving into town each day. But the idea of spending a weekend going to a massive quilt show, visiting the museum and spending way too much money in Hancock’s of Paducah just sounds completely awesome.
2. Make a quilt for every month of the year for my bed
Right now I have one finished king-size quilt and it has snowflakes on it. But I have several more that I’m working on that would help me reach my goal. There’s the maple leaf log cabin, that just needs to be quilted; two versions of the 2014 BOM, one of which is on the longarm now, the 2015 BOM and my Christmas New York Beauty which is nearly done. Now I just need to get to quilting!
3. Own my own longarm
While I love getting out of the house to spend some time with the owners of Quilting By-You while I quilt, I want to have a longarm of my own someday. I’d love to be able to load up a quilt the second I finish it and start quilting.
4. Have a sewing studio large enough to fit a longarm…
…and built-in shelving to hold all my fabric and notions … and on an upper level of the house … with plenty of windows and natural light … and a counter top height cutting table … with separate desks for my computer and sewing machine.
5. Learn how to quilt free-motion feathers
One of the most difficult stitches to master, I really want to add feathers to my free motion quilting arsenal. I’ve been practicing and practicing, but I’ve still got a ways to go.
What’s on your quilting bucket list?