Are you looking for a way to challenge yourself and create something all-new this year? I have the perfect thing for you: Quilt Goals 2023! Setting a quilting goal that’s just a little outside your usual fare can be a great way to challenge yourself and make something amazing. Let’s make it happen in 2023 and make this year one to remember!
Taking inspiration from the APQ Bucket List, I’m challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone this year by sewing a new type of quilt that I’ve never tried before.
Quilt Goals 2023 is all about tackling a new quilting technique or type of quilt that you’ve never made before. Declare your #QuiltGoals2023 to the world, and make it happen!
I’ve invited some friends to join me here on the blog to explore their personal quilt goals and see what they make, too! Read on to find out what they’re making.
To set the stage for success, here are a few tips…
Step 1: Set a Goal
Choose the quilt or skill you want to do, and write it down in as much detail as you can. Is there a special quilt that’s been on your bucket list for a while that you’ve been wanting to make, or is there a new skill you want to try such as paper piecing, curved blocks, hand applique, or tiny piecing?
Step 2: Make a Plan
Decide when and how you’ll work on your project and write it down. Breaking your project into daily, weekly or monthly goals can make a daunting project achievable.
Step 3: Find Your Motivation
Many people find that sharing their goals with others gives them the accountability they need to spur them on. Sharing your intention with #QuiltGoals2023 can be the first step to committing to your plan. You’ll find a supportive group of quilters and cross stitchers to offer encouragement in my Facebook group, Kimberly’s Stitch Squad. For extra motivation, think about how good you’ll feel when you accomplish your goal, and how this project will enrich your understanding and appreciation of quilting.
Step 4: Get Inspired
There’s something about having friends around that helps make hard things easier. For support and inspiration, I invited some quilty friends to share their progress here on the blog. Each month on the blog a different quilter will share with us part of their journey to achieve their quilt goal.
We are sew happy to have eight wonderful bloggers making projects to challenge themselves. Be sure to follow them for inspiration and check back on the blog the 4th Thursday of each month to see their projects!
February 23: Pat Sloan (@QuilterPatSloan) is sewing Tula Pink’s Butterfly Quilt.
March 23: Melissa Corry (@HappyQuiltingMC) will sew a duffle bag.
April 27: Sherri McConnell (@aQuiltingLife) will make an orange peel project.
May 25: Jemima Flendt (@TiedWithARibbon) plans to teach a friend to quilt.
June 22: Robin Pickens (@RobinPickens) will try her hand at cross stitching.
July 27: Wendy Chow (@the.WeekendQuilter) will make a quilt-as-you-go project.
August 24: Christopher Thompson (@the_tattooed_quilter) will make a bed-sized quilt.
September 28: Shereece Nicole (@SewHookedOnTreasures) has set her sights on a t-shirt quilt.
October 26: I’m going to sew a clamshell quilt!
Join in Quilt Goals 2023
Are there any new quilt projects you want to make or techniques you’re itching to try this year? Leave a comment below so we can cheer you on, and keep up with the fun with #QuiltGoals2023 on Instagram.