Last summer I had the good fortune to join up with a group of fairly inexperienced quilt bloggers for the 2015 New Quilt Blogger’s Blog Hop. It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much from the other bloggers, and even more from the four leaders of the Blog Hop. One of the projects that resulted from the Blog Hop was the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop. About seventy quilters designed an original block using fabrics donated by Fabri-Quilt. Together, this made for a wonderful series of creative, original blocks, each of which was posted with a detailed tutorial.
One of the leader’s of this year’s Blog Hop, Stephanie Palmer, of Late Night Quilter, took it a (giant) step further. She has created a Quilter’s Planner for 2016 (and isn’t it crazy that we will be heading into a new year so soon?) Stephanie put hours and hours of thought into the creation of this calendar. She included both monthly and weekly pages, quilting references and tools, and pages to write detailed quilting plans for your projects.
There are pages to write notes, doodle designs, and plenty of room to organize your quilty life and your family life. This is perfect for me. I am a list maker and keep a list on the kitchen counter that I create at the beginning of each week. There are always four lists containing my goals for the week. I use one each for Sewing Etsy Product, Blog Posts to Write, Personal Sewing and Quilting and Family/Household. Stephanie thought of everything and I think this book will cover all of it for me. She collaborated with Kelsey at Lovely and Enough. Kelsey created artwork that is interspersed throughout the planner.
In addition, there are a number of quilt patterns from numerous pattern designers included (including Pat Sloan, Amy Garro, Yvonne Fuchs, Lee Heinrichs and Kitty Wilkin among others). Finally, on each weekly page there is a gorgeous original quilt block from the Fabri-Quilt Block Blog Hop, with instructions included. And guess what… my block is included!!
This calendar will be the perfect holiday gift for that quilter who has everything. Or a gift from you, to you! I just ordered mine and it should ship the first week of December. I am so excited to receive my copy.
If you are interested, you can click here to order. Alternatively, you can also click on the Quilt Planner button on my page. (I do not receive any compensation for the purchase of the planner.) Stephanie is self-publishing the books so she is using Indiegogo as her tool to sell them. These lovely planners are available for order until the end of November. The planners should ship in the first week or so of December.
You’re published–how great! Congratulations! The thing I make most lists for is work, but it would be fun to have something happy to write in, instead of the gray and blue ones the faculty have. (I’m still old-school and use a paper planner. It doesn’t send reminders, but it doesn’t have connectivity issues, either.)
Hope you have a great, relaxing weekend. Maybe a glass of wine or something to celebrate publication? Enjoy it!
Yep, I’ve been published. Haha.
I think it is a great project and Stephanie has really worked hard on it.
I also use paper planners. My scheduled appts go in my phone so that I get a reminder but oh, the lists and doodles that are everywhere. This will at least “look” a bit more refined. 😉
Have a great weekend. Will you get trick-or-treaters tonight? We might get one or two but really, who wants to walk down a 1/4 mile steep driveway for a piece of candy?
Wow – a ton of effort went into creating the planner! I’m a list maker, but I always lose my lists. 🙂 Congratulations on your block being included – that’s great!
Heather – I am the person that diligently makes a grocery shopping list and actually brings it to the store about 60% of the time. Somehow, it is always left at home. Same for any sort of coupon. I cut it out and my husband just smiles because he knows it will sit on the counter and eventually be thrown away. Oh well…. No one’s perfect. 🙂