Annual goal setting – 2018.01.04

Happy New Year!

At the beginning of each year, I like to review my goals for the previous year, as well as my accomplishments.  Then I think about what I want to accomplish in the coming year.

I’m satisfied with the way things are going, so I’m not making any dramatic changes.

Here are my goals for 2017, and how I am going to carry them over (or not) to 2018:

  1. explore new exhibit opportunities to enter and show my work – I will definitely continue with this in 2018.  I’m off to a good start.  In January, I plan to submit entries to:
  2. explore new workshop ideas – I didn’t develop any new workshops, but I already have several trunk shows/lectures and workshops booked for 2018 and even 2019.  See my schedule here.
  3. create a series of tree quilts, each with different techniques. – No tree quilts were made in 2017, so I’m going to scrap this goal for 2018, and just focus on whatever subject matter captures my interest – which may or may not include trees!
  4. continue to collaborate with my fiber artist sister Anne on one or more fiber art projects  – Anne and I worked on a joint project throughout 2017 (blog post coming soon).
  5. de-clutter and re-organize my studio – I started off strong in 2017, with a new scrap organization system (see photo below), a closet re-organization, and paper re-organization   But there’s a lot more to be organized, so this will stay on my list for 2018 – and probably forever!
  6. start a bullet journal to replace all the lists I keep making on random pieces of paper – I realized that keeping a bullet journal would turn into a big project that would take time away from quilting design and creation, so I scrapped this idea.


I love my scrap system!


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5 Responses to Annual goal setting – 2018.01.04

  1. Your scrap bin system looks great! I don’t know what a bullet journal is, but I do know that feeling that sometimes I spend so much time making lists and planning everything I want to do that NOTHING ends up getting done at all!

  2. Alida says:

    Beautiful scrap system, and great list of goals! I have been keeping a bullet journal for a little more than a year, and I have no idea how I lived my life without it!! It can take a lot of time to make it pretty, or no time at all, it all depends on what you want to get out of it. Honestly there are days where I spend hours in the bullet journal, and days that I just make a very ugly list (and everything in between), all have served their purposes 🙂 I look forward to follow your accomplishments in 2018!

  3. Claudia V says:

    Love your scrap system! I have been struggling trying to sort my many scraps. If possible would you share the co. name and # at top of each card. You can reply via email if you wish. ev.fonn at Thank you!

  4. Paula says:

    I love your scrap system too! Good luck with your 2018 goals! I’m looking forward to seeing your entry(ies) in QuiltCanada.

  5. Susan says:

    I’m with the others – great scrap system, and wonderful goals! Make 2018 the best!

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