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Giveaway: Ringing in 2010 with Some Color & Texture

5 Jan 2010

I hope everyone was able to enjoy some time to themselves over the holidays! Since I was at our Interweave headquarters just before the break, I went skiing in Colorado for a couple of days. (This was to make The Husband happy.)

Then when we came home to Massachusetts,  I played in my studio for five glorious days. (This was to keep ME happy!)

Inspired by Screen Printing: Layering Textiles with Colour, Texture & Imagery, I played with deconstructed screen printing, printing with glue, flour paste, and freezer paper resists; fiddled with soy wax batik; and wearing proper protective gear, did a little bleach discharge.

(freezer paper resist)

I stamped, foiled, stenciled, you name it, and now I have a little fat stash of about 10 yards of colorful fabric to prove it.

 

I even started a small quilted project (detail below) using some of these fabrics for an upcoming Quilting Arts article...


To ring in the new year, I'd love to give some of this fabric away. 


And just in case you prefer commercial fabrics, I'll throw in a very fat stash of dee-lish Moda Fabrics

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your ARTful resolution is for the new year. I will leave the responses open through this Friday (January 8) at 4:00 EST, then randomly select a winner and post the winning name on my blog.

In the meantime, I'd also like to share with you that Bernina has a new website they've launched called We All Sew. If you are wanting to sew or quilt some projects as part of your New Year's artful resolution, check out their Sew To Serve section.

Happy New Year!

 


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on 5 Jan 2010 1:54 PM

My resolution this year is to show no fear  in my creative  ventures.  There are so many new and wonderful techniques and I want to try them all.

Diane_Moore wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 1:55 PM

my ARTful resolution is to stitch every day - even if it's just for a few minutes.

CindyC3 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 1:56 PM

My Artful new years's resolution is to make more time for art. It gets harder and harder to carve out artful moments in a busy day, especially with a messy studio and lists of things to do.

sewcalgal wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 1:58 PM

My Artful resolution for the new year is to embrace without fear and enjoy making multi-media art!

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

dijeda wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 1:59 PM

My Artful resolution is to get my sewing room in order and make at least one thing per week!

cgochicoa wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 1:59 PM

My resolution for this year is to set up my workspace so that it doesn't get in the way of my doing my art.

GailLou wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:00 PM

My ARTful resolution is to spend more time creating... as soon as husband is done making my new studio!!!

cgochicoa wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:01 PM

My resolution for this year is to set up my workspace so that it doesn't get in the way of my doing my art.

dijeda wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:01 PM

My artful resolution for this year is to get my sewing room straightened out and make at least one thing a week!

Sioux2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:01 PM

ARTful resolutions

1.  Learn wire jewelry making to go with bead weaving

2. Make at least one, maybe 4, grandson quilts

3. Take my drawing and painting more seriously

4.  Do more mixed media work

She-Quilts wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:03 PM

As usual Pokey, your fabrics are delicious!!

I'm aiming at "finishing" for the new year.  I've made an excel spreadsheet to itemize every project in my stash and a rating system for them.  I can rate them with a number by how much they are completed.  Or only in my head or a kit form yet. :)  

I hope by having them written out, I will be more apt to finish one thing I already have than go buy more. ;)  We'll see about the buying part but at least I hope to finish a lot of them.  :)

Joyce

Sask Cindy wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:03 PM

2010 is my year to try new art, get out of my comfort zone and see what I can become! Currently reading Life is a Verb to help me focus on what a great life I have.

sunspot wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:05 PM

My resolution - keep a sketchbook!

megrje wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:07 PM

I'd love to move from craft to art more and more in my quilts.

on 5 Jan 2010 2:07 PM

My resolution is to organize the sewing room by April. I also resolve to get out my drawing supplies and work on the self-portrait that I had hoped to do last year.

Donna

rhondainwyo wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:08 PM

My resolution is to sew more of what inspires me and less of what someone else wants.  Be much more open.

janebradley wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:08 PM

oooh la la!!! I ADORE these yummy colors.... How much fun would it be to win these???  My art resolution for 2010 is to stop the self-doubt, jump in freely and just create... with NO RULES!!!!  to my own self be true.....

janebradley wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:09 PM

oooh la la!!! I ADORE these yummy colors.... How much fun would it be to win these???  My art resolution for 2010 is to stop the self-doubt, jump in freely and just create... with NO RULES!!!!  to my own self be true.....

SylviaL@4 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:09 PM

My Resolution is to enter some shows this year.  Have a great New Year!

on 5 Jan 2010 2:09 PM

My resolution is to spend time being creative with fibre instead of watching TV.

hockeykitten wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:10 PM

My artful resolution is to start on my Christmas stockings early, like May so I have a stock for people to choose from rather than making them all custom at the last minute.

on 5 Jan 2010 2:11 PM

happy new year, pokey!!  the skiing and screening look fabulous!!  ;)  so my artful resolution is to work longer on my pieces, really getting into them, rather than just focusing on getting them done - learning to enjoy the journey of them!  ;)  xo

LHarrigan wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:13 PM

My Artful resolution is to create a projects that I can share with others, and to reorganize my sewing room into a true studio.

TracyAllyson wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:13 PM

This year my resolution is to finally make a quilt for my husband and me.  I give away almost everything I make and a quilt for us has been on the back burner for years!  This year, I come first!

pattibay wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:14 PM

My resolution is to get good at free-motion stitching and then do some thread painting projects.

ckaterkatie wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:15 PM

Sadly, my resolution this year is to organize my studio space so that NEXT YEAR I can resolve to be spend more time actually being creative.  Oh yeah, and finish up projects and start my second son's baby quilt (before he turns one).

Attwood wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:15 PM

About 4 years ago I purchased the book "Follow the Dots to Dazzling Quilts" by Joan Segna and Jayme Crow, it got me turned on to polka dots. I promised my best friend 2 years ago that I would make her a wall hanging using different fabrics with black and white polka dots. Finally I think I have enough different pieces of fabric with black and white polka dots to make good on my promise. Her birthday is in April and I am determined to have it done for her birthday.

suz23 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:17 PM

My artful resolution is to get my studio in order: get my fabrics out of plastic bins and onto shelving where I can see what I have. "Digging" through my stash takes energy and wastes creative time.

lonewolf2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:18 PM

My resolution is to stop just talking about quilting and creating and JUST DO IT!

quilterPam wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:19 PM

To Jump in and take risk on all projects no matter what the outcome, could turn out to be something wonderful

Eve Pottery wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:19 PM

My resolution is to finish the quilt I started for my niece's graduation present 3+ years ago.

on 5 Jan 2010 2:20 PM

My ARTful resolution is to draw more.  I love drawing and quilting, but it seems to be that quilting is winning these days.  Surely, I can do both, right?

cindylee4 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:21 PM

my artful resolution is to do more, try more, learn more, listen more, and give back more often. don't always put my creative life on the back burner.  and i'm not going to be so uptight about not finishing -  just learn from the process, enjoy the journey.

thanks for always sharing with your faithful followers, pokey!

p.s. that detail of the small quilted project is so intriguing! can't wait to see the end result.

Charleen2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:21 PM

My resolution was to learn more about thread play and how it can enhance my quilts. I tried it on an impulse on one quilt last year and really enjoyed the results.

MarionLouise wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:22 PM

My ARTful resolution for 2010 is to apply new techniques to my quilts and dare to step out of my "safe" box.

dianedoodles wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:22 PM

Ohhh, you made some beautiful and colorful fabric designs!

My ARTful resolution for 2010 is to enter more of my quilted projects in exhibits and competitions. I am going to keep a journal about this year long process of getting the items "out there, to be seen"  :)   Wish me luck!

rondon642000 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:23 PM

My resolution is to stitch or sketch each day --even if it is only 5 minutes!

diannekaye5 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:24 PM

What a wonderful start to a very creative year Pokey!

In 2010  I have 3 Exhibitions so my Artful resolution is to design  Fiber Art wall hangings.  I intent to experiment with different medium and hand dye some fabric, as well as using some tea bag fabric.

 I love landscape so will be using this theme in my work.

Good luck everyone for a very experimental and Artful year.

maeve4 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:25 PM

My ARTFUL resolutions for this new year are: 1) to sew lap quilts using my deceased husband's shirts and jeans for my 3 daughters and my granddaughter for next Christmas; 2) to sew quilts for the needy (homeless, sick, etc.); 3) to learn how to use Photoshop Elements in an artistic way using my own photos; 4) to better organize my studio; 5) to share generously with others who could use something in my stash; and 6) to thank God daily for all the gifts and goods He has given me and share them willingly with others.  BTW, your giveaway is gorgeous.  I could really make great use of those fabrics.  Thank you for sharing!  Maeve

Gericon wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:25 PM

I am following my bliss this year. I want to do work that fuels my passion and happiness without worrying about getting into shows.

Maria Elkins wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:26 PM

My resolution: get in the studio more often and stop waiting for the last minute (ie: looming deadline) to finish a quilt!

katdzines wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:26 PM

This is the year that I will branch out into Art! I tape and watch your show each week and you have given me so many ideas I can't wait to get started. Your Fabric would be an Inspiration in itself!  Thanks for the free offer Pokey!

ClaudiaH11 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:27 PM

Resolution: to dive in and just DO more artwork.  I won't wait until I have a large chuck of time (never happens)!

brokahontis wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:29 PM

Hi!  First I love your studio!!  Gorgeous and fabulous fabric to boot!   So my artful resolution for the year is to not beat myself up because I couldn't get any quilting on some days.  Just relax, create, discover and play.  No stress.  Whether it's free motion quilting, piecing or paper piecing.  I've been quilting a short time now, about 7 months, and love to free-motion quilt and paper-piece.  So I'm just going to continue learning and have fun!

ginaleekim wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:30 PM

My ARTful resolution had to be one broad statement (so I wouldn't be devastated if I didn't have time to craft everyday):

To meditate on one small outcome each day that will help me fall more deeply in love with life!

(now I can apply resolution to sewing, painting, cooking, photographing, walking, etc... :)

pam brees wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:30 PM

My sewing area always looks like Hurricane Katrina just blew through.  My ARTful resolution is to organize it enough so that it does not get in the way of my projects...but not so much that the serendipitous juxtaposition of all things will fail to happen.  Sometimes my best projects come from hunting for one thing and finding something else next to something unexpected.

SueA@2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:35 PM

My artful resolution is to spend some time looking at artworks done in all different mediums - in actual galleries and museums, not just on-line.

midtownfg wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:36 PM

My ARTful resolution is to find inspiration in the fabrics/beads/found object I already have instead of feeling that I need to buy more stuff for inspiration and ideas.  I don't mind buying new stuff but I bought what I already have for a reason - even if I can't remember what it is anymore.  So I will let those objects guide my creativity.

rhojo2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:38 PM

Looks like lots of yummy fun with the paint and dye!  Five days in the studio...pure bliss!  Great way to start the New Year.  Keep up the creativity even when you're schedule gets you down, it will bring back the peace of these last days.  

That's my plan for the new year,  3 days a week in the studio for me an not anyone else!  

Happy New Year Pokey!

Rhojo

on 5 Jan 2010 2:40 PM

My Artful Resolution was to pick my word of the year (persevere, as posted at my blog, everembellished.blogspot.com) and prepare to act on it.  I've an exhibit in March and I'm back to working along after the holidays, but I'm nervous -- this is my first 'show' here in Dallas.  So, I'm PERSEVERING!

on 5 Jan 2010 2:41 PM

This post was mentioned on Twitter by PokeyBolton: Pokey's giving away free fat stashes of fabric at Quilting Arts! http://bit.ly/65QonE

mamabird296 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:42 PM

I have a few ideas (ok a LOT of ideas!) that have been ratteling around in my head. The first being a bird made out of fabric that I want to print with words from some poems.

MameJohnston wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:43 PM

My resolution is to be more daring in my project choices.  I would love to try my hand at machine applique, but haven't ever taken that leap of faith!  I am going to sign up for a class this year.  I'd also like to use paintsticks this year for the first time.

cindyl57 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:44 PM

My ARTful resolutions are to experiment with the techniques I've listed in my journal the past year and to practice-practice-practice free motion quilting!

on 5 Jan 2010 2:47 PM

My resolution is to learn to use the technology we own (like Photo Shop, our printers, the computers etc.) in such a way that it benefits my mixed media pieces.

I also want to try making my own fabric print with a gelatin plate - I know that is very specific but I can tell I'll just love it!

on 5 Jan 2010 2:48 PM

My ARTful resolution for 2010 is to paint an oil painting, make and finish (yes I said actually finish) a quilt, compliment instead of criticize my own work and eat all the ice cream I can!

Cheery wave from

Bev

44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

dzsmimma wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:51 PM

Focus...focus...focus...that is my resolution.  There are so many techniques to try and play with that I lose sight as an artist.  Of course, I will still have my play days and play dates with my critique group, but I will also be setting aside 'serious' time to build a cohesive body of work.

Pokey, your work is lovely and would be welcome in any 'stash'.  Thanks for the inspiration.

on 5 Jan 2010 2:52 PM

This is my first year of creating quilt/fibre ART so my resolution is to CREATE.

mlm5 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:54 PM

My resolution is to make my art quilting as important as ay other responsibility that I have--no more relegating it to the bottom, or for when I have "time"!

My second ARTful resolution is to get braver about showing my work.

The mere thought of winning these fabulous fabrics makes me positively salivate!

thegrita wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:54 PM

My resolution is keep enjoying the spiritual experience I have every time I use textiles. Wether it is screen printing, painting, rusting or using dyes I get a charge knowing that I am doing exactly what I am meant to do. It can not get any better than that.

KestrelHill wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:55 PM

My resolution is to get back to the creative work I really enjoy, and stop being so strictly practical in my quilting! Let my work be my joy!

on 5 Jan 2010 2:55 PM

My resolution is to get back to dyeing fabrics, especially experimenting with different resist techniques.

claynfiber wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 2:55 PM

Gorgeous fabrics!

My resolution is simply to do all that I can and to the best that I can!

on 5 Jan 2010 3:01 PM

I am planning on making more silkscreens, and creating the best art of my life!

Kim_L wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:05 PM

My goal is to finish up my designs and writing patterns for them.

Kim_L wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:08 PM

My goal is to finish up samples for my patterns and write them.

kimsherrodstudio.blogspot.com

on 5 Jan 2010 3:12 PM

My resolution is to work on water and marine-themed pieces for a solo show.  It's been about 10 years since I've concentrated on a single theme, and it's going to take real work to keep the momentum up.

on 5 Jan 2010 3:20 PM

My ARTful resolution is for the new year is to complete my novel. I haven't been feeling very quilty lately, but writing is an art form!

cmarles wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:23 PM

My ARTful resolution is to go ahead and create some one-of-a-kind bags using the vintage textiles and jewellery I've been collection for some time!

micheleplv wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:26 PM

I love the juicy colors in your fabrics!

My artful resolution is to: stop making excuses...and just do it!

Now, if I can only find my magic lamp with that genie to clean up my studio, I will be in great shape :)!

quiltbug2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:30 PM

This year my word will be 'open'.  I am going to be open to all the ideas that come my way and not ignore them because I don't think I can do them.  I can do anything I put my mind to as long as I haven't closed my mind up tight.

Audrey

lois johnsen wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:33 PM

My Artful resolution is to make more time for creativity...

jkpear57 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:39 PM

My ARTful resolution is to explore new techniques and not shy away from pushing the creative envelope

esaylor wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:42 PM

My resolution is learn more and more about quilting and fabric dying!  I made my first quilt this year and gave it to my grandma for Christmas as a thankyou for all of the quilts she made for us through all the years.  Seeing her excitement inspired me to do more!

defling wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:49 PM

This may seem like a no-brainer, but starting this year every time I leave my studio, I have been picking up. It is amazing how this little five minute exercise puts me in a creative mood when I go back in. I'd love to win some of your gorgeous fabrics!

brendajean wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:52 PM

My ARTful resolution is to step out my comfort zone and explore my new sewing machine with free motion and embellishment techniques.  

Your fabrics look marvelous !!

Thank You Pokey

on 5 Jan 2010 3:54 PM

My resolution is to *play* this year. So often I don't start projects because I'm not sure I can execute them as well as I'd like. If I can make myself regard it as play, I think I'll get more done.

cwin wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:54 PM

My ARTful resolution is to learn how to use just a little bit of Photoshop and try to ignore my inner critic.

Doina2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 3:59 PM

My ARTful resolution is to learn more about quilting and make many quilts. Great giveaway!

DorothyinOz wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:00 PM

I am determined that this year I will do a portrait quilt - I think I'll bew starting small and working my way up though!

on 5 Jan 2010 4:02 PM

It looks like you had a wonderful time playing with fabric!  My artful resolution for the new year is to experiment more with embroidery and embelishments in my art quilts.

pemasiera wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:05 PM

Simply to start sewing again after an 8 year hiatus.  I finally have the perfect sewing table.  My new dining table and chairs give me a perfect 90 degree angle so my back doesn't get tired and my new glasses allow me to put the thread in the needle.  I can't tell you how much fun I've had and how productive I've been.  But I still run into road blocks and have to sit it out for the inspiration around the problem.  It comes.  I never knew that's why I had several projects working at the same time.  Have fun with the rest of your fabric.  Hugs Pema in Southern Oregon.

Aishwarya wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:08 PM

keep it simple and enjoy my art proces.

anttam8 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:10 PM

My ARTful resolution is to hand make all gifts in 2010.

on 5 Jan 2010 4:16 PM

Artful resolution to make some kind of art everyday...even if its just glue one piece of paper in my journal...or rip some fabric!!  TO that end i am leaving art stuff out on the kitchen table ready to go so i have no excuse...otherwise i have to dig it out or go upstairs to the sewing room..and i can always find a good excuse lately NOT to go upstairs...like climb the stairs:>

I am also really going to try hard to put something new on my etsy account everyday...nothing inspires more art like selling some...or a new Quilting ARTS or Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine:>

Corliss3 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:18 PM

My foremost resolution was to start a blog which I did!  I have gained so much knowledge and inspiration from so many fantastic artists that I felt I had to try and give a little back. You can see my very first post here: corlissanneden.blogspot.com

My next most important ARTful resolution is to gather all the various projects I have started and create a body of work to prove to myself that 'yes' I can.  This means making time everyday to 'just do it'.

chaos000 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:21 PM

Fabulous fabric you have "built." The picture of the freezer paper resist looks edible! This year my ARTful resolution is to let go of old, restricting beliefs about color and construction. I think I am creative but when my aunt picked out all the colors she wanted for an afghan I was to make for her I thought I was going to die. YUCK! And yet, row by row I fell in love with the colors! I wondered, what if I am full of little "rules" that I didn't know I had?  To paint, to quilt, to sew, to construct and create without some nagging voice telling me it's "wrong." This year I will reach past that negative voice and try anything and everything!

Karen99 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:22 PM

I'm going to spend more time just doing and less time thinking or talking about doing.

-karen in wi

cre8tivekick.blogspot.com

on 5 Jan 2010 4:25 PM

My ARTful resolution this year is to schedule studio hours for myself. During that time I will not answer the phone, or read my email, or get anything for the children unless blood or imminent death are about to occur. I will still be the door opener for the dog, as the door to the backyard is through my studio. Puddles would only take time to clean up.

wlallen219 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:27 PM

I resolve to identify the lid on my box that I'm stuck inside.  I can't "think outside of it" if I can't find out how to get out.  I think I'm afraid to experiment and fail.  This year I'm going for it.  If I fail, so what, I'll try again til I create an expression I like.

Happy New year to you all!

ColleenNY wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:27 PM

My artful resolution is to spend more time sewing and less time on the computer.

April KR wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:27 PM

My art resolutions are to try a new technique each month and to finish the quilt I started for my father (but didn't get done in time for Christmas).

on 5 Jan 2010 4:28 PM

Hi Pokey, Happy New Year!

Your fabrics look yummy!

My artful resolution for 2010 is really to continue what I did in 2009: making (art) quilts (and some small projects) and enjoying it!

KarenF25 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:28 PM

Very cool stuff Pokey! My ARTful resolution is to keep my studio clean so I can be more productive, and to enter shows that up until now I've been too chicken to try! :)

(and to make it through 2 little solo shows later this year)    

chaos000 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:32 PM

My ARTful resolution is to identify and squash the voice that limits my creativity. I want to take my creative self as seriously as I take the mom-self, wife-self, friend-self (etc.) Play, create, play some more!

Angela95 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:34 PM

Oh my!   This is so generous of you!  

I have joined the Bead Journal Project this year and therefore am determined to create a fabric journal page each month that incorporates beads.  I intend to teach myself new beading stitches throughout this project.    Learning, growing, exploring is always my resolve.

warm regards

Angela Grasse

ixchelart wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:37 PM

My ARTful resolution is to spend some time in my "studio" every day, even if just for a few minutes.  Studio is in quotes because for the time being it's a corner of the dining room.

on 5 Jan 2010 4:44 PM

My resolution is to create my own studio.  I am removing my spare bedroom and making it my own.  I will be donating my spare bed with the blankets and sheets.  I am moving the dresser out to create a wine bar in a little nook.  Now I am going to search Craigs List for a murphy bed or futon, a table to sew on, some sort of long low cabinet for under my windows and some sort of closet organization.  I will search for another tall butcher block cutting surface. I have one in my kitchen, it is on wills and folds down.  I want to display my thread by color.  I am thinking I will ask my neice to make me a color wheel for the wall.  My creative will explode and I will be able to create wonderful things inspired by Pokey and all her guests.   I need my own space to let my creative juices run free with design.  Look foward to another year of ideas.  

on 5 Jan 2010 4:45 PM

I'd love to bring more of an artistic flair into the memory quilts that I create..perhaps through adding dimension.

karengo wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:46 PM

My ARTful resolution for the New Year 2010 is to show no intimidation in my creative art work, try as many new projects as I want, and just let my mind flow..

on 5 Jan 2010 4:49 PM

Sounds like a lot of us are working to get a handle on our fears.  I have decided to choose a word for a quarter beginning with fearless, then focus, then fun, then fabulous.  Which means that I may actually enter some exhibits!

carolwiebe wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:52 PM

I have some ebooks in the works, and my art-full resolve for 2010 is to complete and self publish several of them!

jakquil wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:52 PM

My New Years Resolution is to improve my drawing ability, by sketching in my journal each day.  Joan

ck2sew wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:53 PM

My resolution is to spend more time in my sewing room and to complete some of the many projects I have already started. But most of all to try some of the out of the box ideas that I always think are great ideas but too hard for me. I just need to try!

Happy New Years!

on 5 Jan 2010 4:55 PM

I hope to spend more time experimenting to be a better surtface design teacher.  Really looking forward to playing with deconstructed screen printing.  I am 75 and never too old to learn.  

Priscilla E. Hair

www.priscillaehair.com

craftytammie wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:58 PM

My artful resolution is to begin to use some of my treasured fabrics.  I've hoarded pieces, some for years, and it's time for them to find their forever home!  I also hope to spend less time on the internet and more time in my sewing/guest room!  Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

carolwiebe wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 4:59 PM

I have several ebooks in the works, and my art-full resolve for 2010 is to finish and self publish them.

Your fabrics look scrumptious!

SallySig wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:06 PM

My ARTful resolution is to make more quilts of my own design that I love rather than spending so much time on ones I think I SHOULD be making. My first priority is making a Priority Quilt to donate to Ami Simm's AAQI and I am in the middle of the design process now so my resolution is working!

cbeach0521 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:06 PM

My Artful resolution is to complete at least 2 quilts this year.

Madeline12 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:08 PM

My artful resolution is to celebrate something everyday.  I'm on a quest to find my inner art lover and try different techniques.  To see the world with new eyes.

Madeline12 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:09 PM

My artful resolution is to celebrate something everyday.  I'm on a quest to find my inner art lover and try different techniques.  To see the world with new eyes.

Jody Johnson wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:28 PM

My ARTful resolution is to enter at least 2 competitions this year.....

Starting with the Calendar contest. This was the only one I entered last year due to a crazy schedule.

seamsfine wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:30 PM

My ARTful resolution is to write a six to eight word quote about my art and what I did that day to advance my art in a little Birthday Book from the Met given to me by a close friend for Christmas (instead of listing birthdays!)

ssllmom wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:30 PM

My 1st resolution is to enter at least one show this year.  And my second is to create every day.

Azreada wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:31 PM

I want to break out of my current, tight style and create more free flowing creations.

on 5 Jan 2010 5:32 PM

My Artful resolution would be to get more of my 'minds eye' project actually on the cutting table and at the sewing machine..............awesome giveaway...

on 5 Jan 2010 5:34 PM

My Artful resolution woudl be to get more of my 'minds eye' projects out onto the cutting board and sewing machine..............awesome giveaway!

on 5 Jan 2010 5:37 PM

My New Yrs. resolution is to just spend all my free time commiting myself to crafty projects that make me happy such as sewing, quilting, and needlework, oh and most importantly to stop being so hard on myself and just have fun instead of striving for perfection.

erose wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:37 PM

My resolution is to actually get the Artsy ideas out of my head and into some projects.

on 5 Jan 2010 5:37 PM

My ARTful resolution is to dare to create 'outside the box' this year.  I tend to stick to a pattern and admire artists who are more creative.  It's time to spread my wings!

whitney12 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:41 PM

My ARTful resolution is to make more time for art!  I have had many life changes this past year and was able to redo a room all to myself for a studio! I look forward to spending time in it in 2010!

Dot B wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:44 PM

My artful resolution for 2010 is to get bindings on two quilts for our guild's quilt show in March and finish up all projects so I can start buying more fabric!

Janice PD wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:45 PM

Wonderful fun fabrics Ms. Pokey. My goals for 2010 is to fine tune the techniques I use to solidify a personal style AND to finally win one of this darn giveaways!

Janice P-D

RayQuilts wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:48 PM

My artful resolution is to just get on and do it instead of just thinking about things I'd like to do. Oh! and to have fun in the process, the messier the better :o)

RayQuilts wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:48 PM

My artful resolution is to just get on and do it instead of just thinking about things I'd like to do. Oh! and to have fun in the process, the messier the better :o)

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:52 PM

My Artful resolution is from Nike - just do it! I have the supplies, books, ideas. I just need to make the time and ignore the have tos like laundry, groceries, etc. Happy New Year to you all!

lcurrie505 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:04 PM

My resolution is to sew more!!!!!  

Thanks Pokey.

lintybev wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:10 PM

My Art-ful resolution for this year is to learn more embellishing and surface design techniques to add to my quiting projects.

Grace Tice wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:14 PM

My ARTful resolutions are

1) to learn calligraphy-FINALLY-after wanting to learn for forever

2) to send a sample of my cards to that fancy place in NY that sells them and hope to get on the roster

JLCarrier wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:28 PM

My ARTful resolution is continue to get straight "A" 's at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC! Going back to school after the age of 50 has been wonderful. I really look forward to using all this knowledge in a more ARTful way in the future!

misseyd wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:34 PM

My resolution is to find more time to sew while cleaning out and organizing my sewing room. I know I have certain fabric but when I can't find it, I just go out and buy more.

jojo wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:35 PM

Oh Pokey - isn't it just divine to lock yourself in your room and create?!?!?  Nirvana:)

You fabric looks fantabulous and yummy.  I sure hope I'm lucky enough to win.

Resolution -  finish three OLD near forgotten projects and try one new technique a month - minimum.  Because I can lock myself in my LAAAA-BORE-A-TORRY and create & conjure - weeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  

Happy New Year!

jojo

stardancer wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:37 PM

I would like to get out of my comfort zone of florals and pastel fabrics and put a little color and life into my quilting.  Your fabrics are beautiful.

Dee

bimbibird wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:40 PM

My Artful rsolution this year is to try and do some Artful work and curve

away from Traditional Patchwork  or to interweave them both together.

Your Dyed Fabrics are wonderful.  Geraldene.

mizrosie wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:40 PM

My ARTful goal this year is to use equipment and tools in my studio that I have never used or used very little since I purchased them, especially my felting machine and screen printing supplies.

soozayque wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:41 PM

My artful resolution is to rework all of my "mistakes" into something new and/or different.  I want to encourage myself to see things from different perspectives and revel in what I find.

mizrosie wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:42 PM

My ARTful goal this year is to use equipment and tools in my studio that I have never used or used very little since I purchased them, especially my felting machine and screen printing supplies.

mktennor wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:48 PM

My resolution this year is to live with intention. As much as possible, I want to be present in each part of my life, each moment in my day, and especially with all the people I love. All of the art forms through which I express myself (singing, quilting, cooking, or even doing art projects with my three-year-old son) are ways in which I can practice being intentional. I can slow down while I stitch, to take care and make sure each project is special and the best it can be instead of just rushing to complete it so I can check it off the list and move on to the next one. I can choose songs that are right for the moment instead of flipping through a familiar book and playing what's easy. I can stop and ask myself what it really is I want or need to express in my art.

stitchwiz2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 6:54 PM

As a brand new quilter, my resolution is to totally complete my first quilt. It seems daunting, but I will keep working away at it.

PatG26 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:00 PM

I resolve NOT to remove the large drawing board that is on top of my ironing board and is in the kitchen near the sink and is at stand up height and seems to have a magnetic pull and causes me to work on my art journals almost every day.

Bellewynne wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:02 PM

My New Years ARTful resolutions are:

1.  to take a whole week off just to do my artwork

2. to take a walk for inspiration every day

3. to change my day job so it is somehow integrated with my art life

on 5 Jan 2010 7:08 PM

My ARTful resoluntions for 2010 are to paint my studio (ok, basement) and make it more creativeand in spirational--with a cozy sewing space AND spend more time in the studio sewing AND paint and design some of my own fabrics to use AND to actually sell my fabric and mixed media creations online.

Thanks for the nudge to "say" my ARTful resolutions out loud.  What a bonus it would be to actually win your fabric!

Mary Catherine

beautifulmoonstudio.blogspot.com

craftylady07 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:08 PM

My ARTful resolutions for this new year are to make a traditional quilt for my first grandchild due next month; to start a new series of art quilts reflecting the JOY in my life; and to get published in this new year.  Hope everyone has  a creative and joyous year.

heartsease2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:11 PM

My intention is to spend some time every day on my craft.

Kadluk wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:12 PM

My artful resolution is to broaden my creativity through experiments with different types of media and processes that will benefit my family, friends and community.  1st one is to come up with a plan to decorate a bra for the upcoming *** Cancer Awareness event.

tonifenton wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:13 PM

I want to experiment with colors... ink, markers, pens, pencils, crayons. I have also joined a local historical group and will be teaching some basic quilting art. This will also enable me to do a little donating with my projects.

on 5 Jan 2010 7:13 PM

Resolution is to try to found an Art Group (painting and sewing if possible) in my area. Because sometimes the best work is created by sharing your thoughts (sort of like Gregory House).

www.erbaenuvole.blogspot.com

believemagic wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:13 PM

My ARTful resolution is to create at least 1 fabric book each month.

ChristinaF@4 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:15 PM

My resolutions this year was really easy, it is about taking care of me. When I am artistic I am a happy person. So... I will try a new art quilt techinque each week and I will enter at least 1 quilt show. I think by entering a quilt I will learn alot about what other people see in art, and can take their criticism and add to my art concepts

Sariquilts wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:18 PM

Over my recent two week winter break I organized my small studio so I can easily do something quilty everyday, even if it is just for 15 minutes if that is all that I can find in a busy day.   I am inspired to finish my many projects, and to begin new ones. I was seriously ill last year and to have completely recovered makes me very grateful for each creative day.

reginabdunn wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:19 PM

I'm going to finish a series that I began and also work through Jane Dunnewold's book "FInding Your Own Visual Language".

crasm wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:33 PM

My resolution is to give myself permission to take the time to do my artwork--and not feel guilt.  I make the time for everyone else-I usually start up ok but then after a while, feel guilty and choose others before myself.  Being a working Mother is difficult-but I will not struggle, but simply know it is great to love me too....artwise, I hope to create some artquilts that represent these stuggles --I hope to paint my images and then quilt them---also hope to use color pencil on fabrics as well.

p.s.Your fabrics are very lovely and yummy!

crasm wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:36 PM

crasm @aol.com

Wrote a long response that didn't come through-I'll make it simple-meditate on how I love me--that will give me lots to do art with!!!!

Great lively fabrics-keep having fun!!Susan

Sheila@26 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:42 PM

This year my artful resolution is to try new things.... I already have 2 on the table...

my friend just taught me to knit!

And I just signed up for the Quilter's  Journey  BOM which has embroidery, piecing, applique and silks!! Some new techniques for me to learn here! Never worked with silks before.

Great giveaway, t hank you for the opportunity to enter!

SheilaC

myemptynestisfullofcathair-sheilac.blogspot.com

cvdnurse wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:45 PM

My artful resolutions for this new year and decade are - get my sewing room in order, donate what I don't want/can't use, start using up some of the beautiful fabrics that I've been afraid to touch, sew a little every day, use some of the lovely patterns I've accumulated, and try some new techniques to get outside my confort zone.  Your fabrics are gorgeous!

Susan in NC

sgalasso@triad.rr.com

scutso wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:46 PM

I have a project that I'm making for a friend, and it's stalled.  As a result, I feel guilty working on anything else crafty, and I haven't entered my studio for weeks.  My resolution is to get that project FINISHED!

stevii wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:49 PM

My resolution is to move ideas and techniques off my "to do" list and put them on my "doing it" list.

pcoxdesign wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:49 PM

My artful resolution this year is to focus on getting pieces into the shows I have outlined for myself this year. I entered one show last year. I am entering between 6-8 this year and keeping my fingers crossed. Happy New Year!

LesaBame wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:49 PM

Looks great....I was busy all break and don't spend enough time on my art so...I decided to follow Quiltart and chose "Focus" as my word of the year...I also set several daily goals...exercise 30 minutes, read 30 minutes and quilt 30 minutes a day...so far I'm doing pretty good. I'm going to do the 15 x 15 wall hanging for Quiltarts, I'm going to enter the Quilt Museum's yearly challenge and I've got my NQA FQ for the trees challenge.....hoping everyone else has a great and creative new year

mtnquilter wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:52 PM

My resolution is to start an art journal and have fun trying out new techniques as I add a page each day.

kathyannco wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 7:56 PM

I want to sew everyday, so that I can complete a project. But, my grandson, Wyatt gets a lot of my time. I do give it to him, because they are only little for such a short time.

Enjoy your articles and what your magazines promote - creativity!!!

thanks

Jacq wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:03 PM

My ARTful resolution is to create every day. Also to find new ideas every week for my grandchilden to expirence.

ardens wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:17 PM

My resolution is to retire mid-year and actually USE my new sewing/quilting attic room which I have been working on for 2 years!  I can't wait to hole up and play!...

Debbie@17 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:18 PM

My resolution is to clean up and organize my sewing room so that I could be more creative and to try some of those techniques for which I bought supplies but they got lost in the shuffle.

on 5 Jan 2010 8:21 PM

My ARTful resolution this year is to make my quilted coat of many flowers, an idea I've had since last year. Have been collecting my pics of flowers all year long, just have to get everything together & start sewing & quilting!

AmberNjit wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:26 PM

My resolution is to finish some of the projects I have started so I can feel better about starting new projects!  Also to try new things. Thanks for the giveaway!

lostmoth wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:36 PM

My artful resolution this year is to not be afraid to show my work to others!

SueR428 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:49 PM

My resolution is to get my studio organized, pare down the stuff I'm never going to use, and try to bring more of my ideas into creation--or at least get them into a sketchbook as a future reminder!

gatorgirl wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:55 PM

My artful resolution would be to attempt at making some quilts. I have just started sewing crafting and am a little overwhelmed with all the things I have found that I want to try. I have accomplished alot in a short time but theres so much more out there.  So far its been a fun journey.

DinahT wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:03 PM

I am planning on trying for a juried show this year (first time) and will need to work on pieces for it, wish me luck. Dinah

bwerrell wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:03 PM

I resolve to finish my two gift wallhangings, to complete the overdue baby quilt, to finish my daughter's quilt, and then to devote myself to several small, easily completed IMPROV quilts totally from my imagination with a healthy does of experimentation!

SueN@11 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:05 PM

My ARTful resolution this year is to make things for my home. quilted art wall hangings, cushions, table runners. I have been making toys and dolls for charity and last year concentrated on nothing else and ended up with over 100 toys for the K Mart Christmas tree, not including the other charities i cover and i have nothing to show for myself. So this year i will be making for myself as well as charity.

colorific wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:06 PM

I intend to make art more of a priority and make space, time and plans/goals for it ... and defend it fiercely ... as much as possible with 2 young boys. ;) I made the schedule my Christmas present to myself. Now, I just have to make dye space and expand my workspace. Thanks for inspiring Pokey!

joannsome wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:13 PM

My art resolution is to sew more quilts for charity this year - there are so many good places to donate quilts.

malie2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:18 PM

So lovin' the bright colors on the fabrics! I resolve to "just do it!" I re-arranged my priorities and made quilting one of my top 3. I spent most of 2009 just letting chores and errands take over my life. When I had a spare a moment, I was too tired to quilt. I finally got the hang of it towards the end of last year and managed to get 5 quilts done before Dec. 31st. So this year, I'm setting aside 3 hours each night quilting from 7 to 10 pm. No one bothers me between those hours ... just me and my machine!

lotta.nils wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:23 PM

My resolution is to try more new things and not to be afraid to fail. Things don't have to be perfect.

Lotta in Sweden

on 5 Jan 2010 9:26 PM

What a fanstastic prize - love what you have done with the fabrics.  My resolution is "to make more me time for me", ie keep some of the things I make instead of giving them away.

Catherinegj wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:47 PM

My ARTful resolution is to break out of my box and take more creative leaps...try new things and be adventurous...create with my heart and soul, let my imagination be my guide!!

DLFong wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:50 PM

My ARTful resolution is to try something new like dyeing my own fabrics and allow myself to be more open to just start sewing to create something artsy without concern for 1/4" seams or anything traditional.

Catherinegj wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:51 PM

My ARTful resolution is to break out of my box and take more creative leaps...create with my heart and soul and let my imagination by my guide!

sewngeek wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 10:13 PM

My ARTful resolution is to complete my first quilt, including machine quilting it.

goonybird wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 10:18 PM

Artful Resolution?

To start AND finish more quilts! I have 3 unfinished (each needs binding). Plus, they're all small. So why don't I just finish them? I don't know...

Cay Denise wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 10:44 PM

My ARTful resolution for this new year is to complete a two-sided memory quilt that has been in progress now for 4 years.  My dear (and might I add, patient) friend deserves to receive her long-overdue quilt before her birthday this fall!

jennifer1994 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 11:10 PM

Jennifer wrote on 1-06-10

My resolution is to overcome my fear of what it will end up looking like and just do it-do it and just have fun at first so I can stop putting that finished product anxiety in front of me as a roadblock!

jennifer1994 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 11:10 PM

Jennifer wrote on 1-06-10

My resolution is to overcome my fear of what it will end up looking like and just do it-do it and just have fun at first so I can stop putting that finished product anxiety in front of me as a roadblock!

ullafr wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 12:12 AM

My goal for the quilting is to use traditional blocks patterns and do them in different technics and to split them without  feelling it's wrong.I have to be more "brave" when I create something new.I want to combine tradition and modern "art".

I wish you a creative new year 2010.

Ulla

on 6 Jan 2010 12:45 AM

This year I decided to start a blog about fiber arts: www.fiberartworkshop.net

For my first posts I will blog about my experience working through the book "The Artist's Way"

on 6 Jan 2010 12:49 AM

I love, love, love what you did with the fabrics.  How dirty did you get doing all that?  So was The Husband happy after Colorado?  My artful resolutions are to do more metalworking this year and to work on a technique quilt. I so love background techniques. I experiment and do all sorts of background and texture techniques. I would like to compile them and turn them into a quilt.  It will be a weekly project for me where I will put together part of my quilt and blog about it.  That is on top of whatever art projects I have going on.  I have squares started and am going to do my first post this weekend. I would love to win some of your stamped, stomped, stenciled, and foiled fabric and the Moda fabric as well. Would make a wonderful birthday gift TO ME! Belinda

on 6 Jan 2010 12:56 AM

I have a friend who's a pro-photographer who sends me a picture-a-day.  My goal is to make at least one artistic thing a day and learn Photoshop Elements so I can use my photos in my creations - either quilts or mixed media.  

woodsew wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 1:32 AM

I hope to sew something every day this year and widdle down the stash.  I put a limit on new purchases to finish something first before buying and I know that will be tough with so many new fabrics and patterns available.  As they say I will give the "old college try"

KatieZ@2 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 1:52 AM

I'm resolving to dare to trust my own sense of what is beautiful in my creative activities.

driftwood wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:13 AM

5 days in your studio - what a treat! I've just booked a course, and I resolve to practise practise practise my free motioning

lobstergrrrl wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:46 AM

My ARTful resolution for 2010 is to learn a new multi-media technique each month and integrate that into finishing several of the unfinished projects I have in my closet.

DeLynnA wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 3:52 AM

I am so inspired by the freedom creating your own fabric brings.  My resolution is to stop wishing I was more creative and just do it.  

kathy211 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 4:12 AM

My artful resolution is to finish up or get rid of all my UFO's by the end of March so they are no longer cluttering up my work space and my mind.

I love your fabrics and I am really hoping to make more time this year to try some fabric dyeing and printing!

on 6 Jan 2010 4:36 AM

to make ART with heART for pART of every day

Andrea Cosgrove

Susan A2 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 4:49 AM

My ARTful resolution is 'Just Do It!' like Nike.  I tend to over analyze and do too many what ifs? Just Do It!

Laurel30 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 5:13 AM

I have resolved to get my new studio space organized and stop buying the same things twice because I can't find the first one - or don't remember that I've bought it before....and to sew, try new things and challenge myself!

Sipiweske wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 5:56 AM

What a gorgeous stack of fabric!  My ARTful resolution for 2010 would be to finalize four designs that have been hanging around for far too long. - Marlene

csherw wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:03 AM

My resolution is to actually do some of the things I've been wanting to do and to experiment with fabric dyeing, painting, embellishments, surface design, etc ideas that I've gleaned from the many dvds I've purchased on those subjects. I'm going to actually try some of that stuff and maybe even come up with some of my own!

prairie2 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:08 AM

Every week I have decided to take two nights, two hours approximately, to work on my quilting/collage arts projects. Also decided to use two nights to try new recipes...have to eat and create you know.

on 6 Jan 2010 6:27 AM

I have only been doing fiber art for about 3 years and I met my goal for last year of putting my work in a gallery, and this year my goal is to enter contests. My first entry is due in March and I hope to do several more this year. I also want to get more involved with the fiber community and learn new techniques.

daren2 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:34 AM

My ARTful resolution is to start cutting and sewing the cotton sateen, I hand dyed last summer into a series of art quilts. Cutting will be 1 inch strips bright red, yellow, blue and then I will add some hand quilting (a first for me) to attach it to an unquilted base. I've never work in a series where the second is related to the first and the third is related to the second, etc.

Daren

on 6 Jan 2010 6:41 AM

I have so many artful resolutions for 2010...among the top are organizing my studio (so I can actually see and USE all the awesome products I have), and learning to free motion embroider. I LOVE the fabrics you did - my 9 year old daughter got a great screen printing kit for Christmas (as well as a foiling kit and a gem kit) - so we spent a lot of time screen printing. She's really good at it!

If anyone is looking for a great kit to get their child into screen printing - that's good enough for an adult to use, too...and isn't as complicated as some - check out the kits by Style Six. I can't say enough about them. The kits won't make you as talented as Pokey - but I promise you'll have a great time...and wind up with some really cool fabric!

JoanieH3 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:45 AM

My Artful Resolution this year is to do less swaps (though I love them) is find my true & individual art project.  I want to find a way to do Art that says "Joanie did this!' when someone looks at it.  Two of my heroes are MimiLove Forever & Lynne Hoppe.

Happy New year & Than you for the giveaway.

Joanie

CherylM112 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:46 AM

My artful resolution this year is to explore new mediums and to finally submit something to Quilting Arts.

j110706 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:50 AM

My artful resolution is to finish some of the beautiful things that I have started!  Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

on 6 Jan 2010 6:50 AM

My 2010 resolution list did not happen this year.  I find when I begin at the new year I rarely stick with it!  I resolved to eat healthier and exercise more last September and have continued with that goal.  My artful goal is to continue taking classes ( Kerr G. when I can find her geographically close enough) and do a self portrait.  

on 6 Jan 2010 6:56 AM

My artful resolution:  do the work....

or more simply:   DO

Jennifer Cooper

coopernordic@shaw.ca

jtalley wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:05 AM

my new year's resolution is to complete all my unfinished projects and then learn at least three new fabric creation methods to add to my new projects.

on 6 Jan 2010 7:12 AM

I finally quit my day job after 33 years and I will spend every lovely second creating the art I have done part time for the past 2 years.

I get to play all the time its like being 10 years old again.

I will expand my horizons with  classes  with Kaffe Fasset & LizaPrior Lucy,

Melianie Testa and the Huskamps at the International Quilt Festival.

I will  create-create-create!

SewLindaAnn wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:16 AM

My ARTful resolution for this year is to follow my heart and create the garment items I have in my head with a combination of techniques. I have visions of crocheted (fabric/yarn) and hand manipulated fabric necklines attached to a variety of printed fabrics. T-shirts remodeled to make one of a kind sundresses and tunics with printed fabrics and yarns. I'm excited just thinking about it and will be using a journal this year to document all my ideas and what I'm doing to make them happen!! Thanks for the inspiration, I love all your fabric printing!!

Carmela4 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:22 AM

Since I am a planner, a maker of lists and a keeper of lists  - the same holds true regarding my art work. Sometimes I get stuck because I need for things to be "just so".

So,  I have resolved that I will allow more serendipity in my work.

Kind of funny....I PLAN to be more serendipitous! But that's it - serendipity in my art work .

Woolycom wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:30 AM

My ARTful resolution is to stop second guessing what I do.  This is going to be hard.  I've been doing it for years.

denny1600 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:36 AM

My resolution this year is to do something ARTy every week!  Even if it's just 15 minutes, I need to do something totally artful at least weekly.  

What a great giveaway!  

Happy New Year!!

on 6 Jan 2010 7:44 AM

resolution #1: use what i've got and quit buying stuff

resolution #2: ignore #1 when i come across a great art book

Aquilter wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:46 AM

Gorgeous fabric!   Our local PBS station just started carrying your program - so great to watch & learn!   Dyeing fabric is definitely on my 2010 to-do list!

Dianne

cazms5 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 7:48 AM

My artful resolution for the new year...to loosen up and have fun instead of trying to plan and control everything.  

Melissa S.

on 6 Jan 2010 8:02 AM

Artfull in Indiana

Finally quit my day job after 33 years.

Now I can play all day- all the time- it like being 10 years old again.

I will take classes with  Kaffe Fassett/Liza Prior Lucy , Melanie Testa and the Huskamps at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

I will set up a pottery studio.

I will paint, collage,quilt, and do rust dyed fabric.

I WILL CREATE AND HAVE FUN EVERY SECOND OF MY DAYS.

stitching wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:03 AM

My new year resolution is to share love of quilting with children and teens.  

Wendy Burton wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:10 AM

What fun you must have had. I feel inspired by your pictures to run off right now and get my artful resolution happening for today ~ to try to create art everyday.

Sending angel blessings.

on 6 Jan 2010 8:20 AM

My ARTful resolution is threefold:

1) I need to create a "Studio space" which will allow me to sew at any time - even when I only have 20 minutes.

2) I will keep a creative journal and quilt/create every week.  

3) I will try a new technique every month.

on 6 Jan 2010 8:20 AM

Beautiful Fabrics:)  My artful journey in 2010 includes a committment to make a 4 x 4 "quiltee" every week documenting events that happen along the way.  These quitees will include new techniques I have been wanting to try.  Thanks again for all the great magazines, DVD's etc...I can't imagine my creative journey without them:)  

alteredbyme wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:26 AM

What beautiful fabric! I enjoy dying fabrics with plants & herbs that I buy or find in my yard. I have not tried screen printing or any resist techniques.

My art resolution is to do more art quilts and try some new techniques. Maybe I will even try screen printing.

Arlene

DianeLH wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:28 AM

Artful resolution is to make my creative space the most inviting creative space it can be and to use it to the fullest everyday.

Sisters38 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:29 AM

Seems like I spent a good deal of the time last year CLEANING the studio instead of working in it. I am going to WORK in the studio this year. In fact I started yesterday. I hope the juices start flowing again.

The fabric looks incredible.

Bonita

SueAndrus wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:37 AM

My ARTful resolution for this year is to just find a way to do something creative every day, even if it is small... I had a very uncreative 2009, and need to get out of that rut....

khazl60455 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:56 AM

It is not the destination but the journey.  As a beginner quilter it was the destination as I made each quilt, hurrying through the process, rushing through the techniques and finishing to give the quilt to a loved one.  This year I resolve to ARTfully enjoy the process of the journey of creating each masterpiece.  

lbeckert wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:57 AM

My ARTful resolution for 2010 is to get my studio/workspace organized, so I can randomly sit down and play without making myself crazy!!!

LoriZ wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:05 AM

My artful resolution? Take a photo a day for 365 days and post them on a blog. Now if I could just find my battery recharger for my camera . . .

skalmeyer wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:12 AM

My resolution and magic word for 2010 is FUN.  I vow to have fun with whatever I attempt.....new art or old art.....just have fun with it!

ggreene16 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:33 AM

My ARTful resolution is to just do and let the creative process take me and not prejudge duting the process.  The corollary to that is to just do something every day that I am home even if it is to just straighten up a corner of my sewing room!

geisha wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:39 AM

ARTFULL resolution for 2010 is:  

to boldly and freely make 2010 art-making-hours for myself!  

Not easy in this would of demands- BUT I WILL START TODAY!!!!

Kmcneese wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:41 AM

Love your printed fabric!

my resolution: to make the art I want to make, not to participate in challenges, unless it inspires me!

Katherine

lillianskid wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:52 AM

No excuses! I will make the time to create daily because it is as important. I will support my fellow artists and accept their support in return. I will say "Thank you" when someone compliments me,  ignore petty criticism and I will ask for what I am worth when someone wants to buy my work! I am an artist and will behave as such, with grace and poise and no apologies, no drama.

ggreene16 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:02 AM

My ARTful resolution this year is to spend more time just doing and losing myself in the doing and stop pre-judging what I am doing before I even get to the doing!  The corollary to this is to do somwthing every day even if it is as simple as spending 15 minutes straightening up a corner of my sewing room so I can do something fun later

Aynsley wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:12 AM

My ARTful resolution is to Just Do It!  I need to  quit worrying about whether or not it's going to work and just try it and see what happens.

on 6 Jan 2010 10:14 AM

My ARTful resolution is to share some of the things that I create with those less fortunate-a simple quilt for a homeless family moving into a permanent home is the first project on my ARTful resolution list!

on 6 Jan 2010 10:25 AM

my ARTful resolution is to start a quilt journal/sketchbook to see where my ideas evolve between first inspiration and final product. and to find more time to create in general.

on 6 Jan 2010 10:26 AM

My artful resolutions are to:

1) Quit waiting for my art to be perfect before I show others.

2) Get all my art stuff in one room and have a real studio.

3) Do something artful everyday.

4) Take all the things that I learned while hanging out with artists in California and share it with my arty friends in Dallas.

Gen11 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:28 AM

To make miniquilts and little quilt cards and tiny quilt hangings to cheer people up in hospitals and for shut-ins. In 2010, I would like to give out to others less fortunate than I am as thanks for all I've been given =]

on 6 Jan 2010 10:29 AM

Oh what fun!  I would love to have some of that stash of yours.  My ARTful resolution is to try one new technique every two months - be it surface manipulation, dying, embellishing or a new sewing technique. I then will incorporate it into a postcard for my swap group.

DebbieL@36 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:31 AM

My artful resolution for 2010 is to find my true artistic voice!  

Debbie L

speck wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:41 AM

My artful resolution is to win these fabrics of yours.  so pretty and creative!

avidbirder wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:46 AM

My resolutions are to be fearless in trying:

*Circles - pieced and freezer-paper appliqued

*Quilt as you go technique

*An art quilt - using a photo of the bay near the house I grew up in

~Leigh

dphock wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:47 AM

My ARTful resolution is to use some bit of time each day for something creative ... instead of getting distracted by all of those little things that waste my time, I could be making progress on a creative project!

sewlovinit wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:54 AM

My ARTful resolution is to finish the two art quilts that I started and haven't finished.  I reserve the right to not mention when I originally started these projects!  ;o)  Thank you for the inspiration Pokey!

artquilts4me wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 10:57 AM

My resolution is a Purpose this year.

I will be working with Children with cancer and their siblings.

Also, will try and start a group for at risk children using Art.

mj7124 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:00 AM

I am going to incorporate more metalwork and recycling into my art quilts. And Happy New Year to all.

on 6 Jan 2010 11:03 AM

I plan do do one artful project a week.

jacquerose wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:04 AM

My resolution is to do something creative every day, and also, to get Studio #2 in usable condition!  It is the original kitchen of my ca. 1850's home and right now it is full of stuff with no organization to speak of.

on 6 Jan 2010 11:08 AM

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.  I'm ALMOST ready to spend a day or tow nonstop in my studio.

on 6 Jan 2010 11:13 AM

My resolution this year is to join with friends once a month and work on an art projectin my "studio" room.  So far, we have the projects chosen for the first five months and on the sixth month we will bring individual projects that need finishing!

Thank you, Pokey and staff, for always providing such wonderful inspiration!

Reets wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:17 AM

For 2010 I resolve to spend more creative time with fabric as it warms my soul when I do.  For the  past few years I have been letting other things distract me and am missing the creative side.

MarilynWK wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:52 AM

Ski until 2 pm then play in the studio the rest of the day/evening!  My resolution is to play more and not just work on projects as the due dates come up.  I want to be more creative with what I've got (and I've got a LOT!!!), so I need to play, play, play!

jessicasews wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:59 AM

Dear Pokey,

That is beautiful "playing" around with fabric! I'd love to have them!

My resolution, this year....to go down my "art journey" path.  I have

a couple poster-sized quilt sketches to make and this is the year to make

them.   I'm moving from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, my home, to the Midwest in a few weeks and am hoping the Great Lakes area gives me new inspiration along with new "quilt-y" friends.  I have been promised a room of my own to set up as a sewing studio, a place that I can be a messy and not have to clean up at the end of the day....that will make the "journey" more blissful!

Happy New Year!

granmabev4 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 12:22 PM

This year I need to say no to a lot of outside stuff and yes to me in my studio.

Bev Longford

ArdentTie wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 12:30 PM

Turn off the computer for two hours each day and work undisturbed in the studio without distractions.  It's just TOO EASY to check all those blogs, emails, and websites instead of making.

MicheleB@22 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 12:54 PM

My artful goals for the year:

- Organize my craft space so I'm more able to create

- Use what I have and buy only purposefully

- Complete a journal quilt every month

- Enter at least one quilt in a juried competition

- Continue working on UFOs and WIPs

- Start back up with Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Carolyn154 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 12:59 PM

Your fabrics look gorgeous!  My plan for this year is to finish organizing my new studio space (just moved before Christmas and appropriated the masterbedroom for my studio!!) and then to try to transform some of my old fabrics that I bought 20 odd years ago into fabric I'd like to use now.  So your comments and suggestions about stamping and dyeing and printing come at a good time.

on 6 Jan 2010 1:16 PM

This year I purchased a package of small legal pads, one for each month.  I already made a felted cover for the month of January and have another cover for goals for the year...I already have several in mind.  I hope to keep this up throughout the year, ending up with a year full of notebooks reflecting skills , and, thanks to Quilting Arts, I have plenty of resources.   I also hope to complete some of those UFOs that are piling up.

on 6 Jan 2010 1:21 PM

The Ufo's are calling and a new grandbaby as well.  I hope to develop and use  new techniques everyday and create some wonderful art.

on 6 Jan 2010 1:28 PM

My ARTful resolution for this new year is to take as many quilt/art classes

as possible to learn new techniques and then apply them to my work.

In January and February I have 2 classes scheduled for each month so

I'm off to a good start.  I would love to win some of your beautiful fabric and

Moda fabric isn't bad either :-)

LiseV wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 1:31 PM

I want to do more artsy quilt in  2010 and learn how to create fabric from altered pictures..

cheripiles wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 1:33 PM

My number one sewing resolution is to finish an art apron, I want it to be so special that I've "stuck" myself...Maybe some of that oh so pretty fabric would be the trick! :)

on 6 Jan 2010 2:02 PM

Hi there! My artful resolution for the New year is to try and use all of the supplies that I have purchased and have not used.  I have tyvek, foiling, dyes, paints, tissue paper, texture magic, etc.,  and all of the latest books to teach me how to get this done.

I am so thrilled about learning new techniques and using my own stash to complete the job.  Good luck to everyone! Be creative in 2010!

Diana Bracy

www.dianabracy.com

on 6 Jan 2010 2:05 PM

My New Year's Resolution is to take better care of my hands!  I am home recovering from dip joint fusion surgery on my right index finger.  I completely wore away the cartilage in the joint doing shibori.  From now on, when something hurts or goes numb I know to take a break.  Some hand stretches during breaks, a little hand massage now and then--very important.  So here's to a New Year where artists all remember to take care of their hands so we can all try out some new things and do the things we love most!

LisaM@59 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:10 PM

Pokey, I love that you always share your fabric adventures!

This year I have resolved to start entering more reader challenges and sending my artwork for publication.  It's been some time since I've done this and I always love a challenge.  Also, this *might* be the year I declutter my studio, but I'm not making any promises.  :)

skyle wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:27 PM

  My resolution, for 2010,  is to make an art project that memorializes law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.This is something I've had in mind for a long time, but can't seem to bring it to fruition.      Lynn

pastel100 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:43 PM

My resolutions:  quilt with my three sisters who also quilt; make a place to hang my most recent work so I can really get a good look at it, enjoy it and show it off; organize the stash like one sister did; and use beads more like another sister does.

Kate150 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:44 PM

My Artfull resolution this year is to  - to do it - not just think about how I would like it to be.

Kate150 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:48 PM

My Artfull resolution this year is  - to do it - not just think about how I would like it to be.

edunn wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 2:58 PM

Pokey, Your fabrics are just georgeous. It would be great to win some of them.  My artful resolution for the new year is to expand my horizons and try different ideas.  Got alot of great ideas in Houston and want the opportunity to try them.

Karen K wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 3:38 PM

I love what you did with the fabric!! Very uniques!

tich wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 4:29 PM

My ARTful resolution is to think outside the box. I usually tell myself, "I can't do that. I am not good enough. I 'd never succeed at doing that!', so this year I am going to DO IT!! Non conventional, no restrictions, FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

tich

purpleglow wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 4:50 PM

OH MY... I can't help but droool over the pretty handmade fabric Pokey!!!

MY ARTful resolution? hmm, probably to stop making resolutions! I always go overboard and make all these grand plans, only to end up getting nothing finished (or even started)! :)

on 6 Jan 2010 5:11 PM

Your fabric is wonderful!  My ARTful resolution this year is to dig out all my art stuff and organize it so it's actually available when I want to use it, which is almost every day! Then I can start making the books and dolls I want to give as gifts next year.

on 6 Jan 2010 5:24 PM

You have INSPIRED me Pokey - digging out the supplies tonite, so I can do some tomorrow.

Your fabrics look FABULOUS!!!

on 6 Jan 2010 5:26 PM

Forgot to say - one of my goals for 2010 - finish more UFOs (unfinished objects)!!!

on 6 Jan 2010 5:38 PM

i love quilting arts..i am very new at this art of making small quilts..i have bought a bunch learning  of dvd's from interweave and my husband says i am addicted..i am...i am on o2 24/7 so this is a delightful and wonderful art venue for me...my resoultion is to learn all i can and make wonderful small hang up quilts..please keep all the wonderful work coming our way..you are terriffic pokey and i appreciate being able to buy the shows on dvd

best to you and your's in the new year and thank you for dding so much to people like me

carol fuller  ft myers, fl

Munderw761 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 5:44 PM

My resolution is to try  one new technique per week that I have never played with  before.  MY play date!

Cinda@3 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:01 PM

My ARTful resolution is to finish the two block of the month projects I've started, that have stacked up, and then concentrate on using the techiques I learned in a fiberarts class I took.

Caroleen2 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:05 PM

This is my first year of being involved with a guild and also a spin off in the guild which is an ART group called Playgirls.   This New Year  my ARTful resolution is to really join in and learn as much as I can doing all kinds of art things.  Our monthly project is making art quilts involving kids games, also we worked on art dolls and is that ever addicting.  I hope to be very ARTful from now on, it has opened my eyes to a new world.  Love your programs, magazines and everything it sure has helped me.

Carolyn

Franny1 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 6:15 PM

This year I have to SAVE. I will be attending A Nancy Crow class next year in Wellington, NZ. I also will be dyeing fabric for it. A minimum of 5m per month plus experiment dyeing. I also want to try some new techniques as you have just done. I intend to start this weekend.

on 6 Jan 2010 8:13 PM

My ARTful resolution for this year is to 'think outside the box' and to FINALLY finish my son's quilt (don't ask how long it's been!) Penny

on 6 Jan 2010 8:17 PM

My ARTful resolution is to try something new and make more time for myself each day (in the sewing room of course!)

Art2day wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:19 PM

My resoultion is to quit procrastinating.  I keep waiting to make art...waiting for a bigger space, better materials, more inspiration, money to take classes, etc.  I resolve to just busy creating.

Amal2 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 8:34 PM

If I had to have an ARTful resolution, it would be to make, not just think about sketch....Even if the final product is not wonderful, I would like to go more often through the whole process.

BTW, very VERY nice fabric.

ReneeC18 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:06 PM

Love your fabric!  This year I'd love to finish the quilt I've set aside for too long and learn to dye/batik.  Looks like so much fun, I've just got to try it!

srwall wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:20 PM

Hi Pokey,

I love your creativity.  

My plans for this new year is to spend more time painting on fabric  and turning the fabric into quilts.  I also plan to develop creative workshops to share with friends, working towards hosting a creative weekend retreat.

Thank you.

milkcan wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:32 PM

My artful resolution is to submit!  I keep talking myself out of sending my work into the world!  I need to just do it!

Beautiful fabric!  Makes me long for more space!

pjb987 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:37 PM

Ooh - beautiful fabric!!

My resolution: to actually DO some sewing!! I'd love to start using up some of my stash.

BetsyFC wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:49 PM

My New Year's Resolution #296: To be more creative in 2010. This is going to be my creative year!!!  I am going to create art thru various media and will love it. I learned to be creative very early in life thru my teenage years but haven't been since. I journeyed back to my creativity a year ago after 30+ years and feel like this is what I should have been doing all along.

JoyceArt wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 9:50 PM

To silence the voice in my head that says, "you can't do that and still call it a quilt!" and just do what the spirit tells me to do!

Joyce Teal

Hixson, TN

SusieR wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:36 PM

I don't like making resolutions because I always break them. LOL.

One thing I want to do is actually FINISH projects instead of staring a myriad of them.

One major thing I want to do is I want to encourage my 8yr old daughter in an ARTful way.  She loves to art related activities.  I want to nurture that even more.

valerie27 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 11:44 PM

My Artful New Year's resolutions are to schedule frequent "art dates" with my favorite tools and supplies and to finally start creating some of those "masterpieces"  that have been residing in my head.

on 7 Jan 2010 2:40 AM

My ARTful resolution is to make sure I create by sewing or designing every day...going well so far :o)

evcarlen wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 4:49 AM

My Artful resolution is to use more of the new products out there on the market to create quilts that are not tradional.  To experiment more. And also to decrease my UFO pile

on 7 Jan 2010 4:54 AM

Looks like great fun!  I resolve to get out my screen and do some screen printing with my daughter!  Now, I just need my household goods delivered in my new house, oh and my new studio finished!  Thanks!

rodneyripper wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 4:55 AM

Oooooh!  Hand dyed and painted fabric oh my!  I would love that AND the Moda ztash too.  Since I never win anything, my new resolution is to enter everything.  Maybe this is the year to win....but seriously, my arty resolution is to "do more"  ART, that is.

jcanyon@msn.com

Dot5 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 6:36 AM

this year I am working out a journal project which will feature a different technique every week. have collected all the ideas I want to try in a loose-leaf binder and this is the time to bring them into my world.

on 7 Jan 2010 8:01 AM

My Artful resolution for 2010 is to spend more time learning and doing new techniques that I have not tried before...blending the talents that I do have to make more mixed-media art.

DebiK@3 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 8:04 AM

My artful resolution is to work in my studio at least 7 hours a week. I am doing an online accelerated degree program, working fulltime and have at super husband and 12 year old that needs occasional attention, so I am trying to keep it real. I have found if I stress myself then I freak and don't work in my studio at all.

I wish everyone a happy healthy and kind new year

debi

on 7 Jan 2010 8:08 AM

My artful resolution is to create new art by forcing myself out of my comfort zone and by doing so bringing happiness and a sense of purpose to those that see it.

Feliz Año Nuevo Pokey!

on 7 Jan 2010 8:12 AM

My artful resolution is to create new art by forcing myself out of my comfort zone and by doing so bringing happiness and a sense of purpose to those that see it.

Feliz Año Nuevo  Pokey!

meta1 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 8:22 AM

I would like to learn a lot more of all the different techniques and materials  for art quilting, then let it all settle down and start making beautiful artquilts, I hope.

SharynCole wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 9:06 AM

Work in my sketchbook regularly and keep a journal.

cdlewis wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 10:58 AM

My resolution is to organize my studio space, spend more time dying and creating my own fabric and to work on not being so critical of my own work.

HeatherH@38 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 11:30 AM

Hmmm, my resolution is to DO MORE.  More playing with dying/painting/surface design.  More finishing projects to completion.  Don't overthink it; Do it!

on 7 Jan 2010 11:39 AM

Your fabrics are wonderful.  With the new year I've resolved to step out and try the ideas brewing in my brain without fear!

Artfully Sew wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 11:58 AM

For my ARTful resolution I resolve to use my journal I filled up last year to inspire and create an art quilt every other month.  This is the one I did last month: www.etsy.com/view_listing.php

Artfully Sew wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 12:01 PM

My ARTful resolution is to use my art journal that I added to throughout 2009 to inspire and create new and fresh art quilts for 2010.

LynnD7 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 12:10 PM

My resolution is to attend some classed to learn new techniques - might be that I have to buy some QA DVDs.

jacaconstr wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 12:24 PM

My ARTful resolution for 2010 is to take time each week and complete one simple project per week, a larger project each month, and have all Christmas projects made by November 1, 2010.  I think this is a workable resolution!  Sounds fun, anyway!  This first week, I completed a faux sheepskin vest for my 8 year old granddaughter.  We started it together before Christmas, & I have now completed it for her.  Great start!

Gail Brule wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 12:35 PM

My resolution is to learn, learn, learn!  I strive always to live my favorite quote: "Learn as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow".  That's been my motto for years now.  Just call me the sponge. :)

on 7 Jan 2010 12:53 PM

This year I want to learn how to produce more art quilts.  Free motion with thread painting is a plus in learning new techniques.  The cover of Quilting Arts, Dec.-Jan.2010 is so very detailed. Carolyn

Meg Fowler wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 1:14 PM

My ARTful resolution is to stop being so critical of my work and get more of it 'out there' for others to see.

owlwoman wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 1:17 PM

My Artful Resolution for the New Year is to stop reading and dreaming and start DOING! I've clearing the decks and moving my studio around to create a permanent "wet" working space so I don't get any more acrylic paint on my ironing board. :-(

Mimma1 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 1:37 PM

I spent the last few months of 2009 getting my studio organized.  My 2010 ARTful resolution is to schedule something creative every week, whether mixed media or art quilting.  This week I'm planning on creating fabric paper (paper fabric?) and background papers.  I've never created fabric paper and I can't wait!

joleung wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 1:46 PM

I want to explore converting a photo to a quilt and actually finish a photo related project!

ynot2 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 1:49 PM

Just do it...now.  It's more about the process than the finished product.  It's in the practice that skills develop and inspiration comes.

on 7 Jan 2010 3:01 PM

I loved very much your colorful fabrics. Next year (2010) I'll do some works like yours!! Have a very nice and succesful year! Cristina

Susan@255 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 3:10 PM

My resolution for 2010 is not to be so critical about what I am creating and create, create and love every moment.

on 7 Jan 2010 3:23 PM

My resolution is to become more skilled at machine sewing so that I can be more proficient at make mixed media and art quilts, and especially to learn more about sewing clothing, so that I can make altered clothing. And, although I can hand sew, I want to improve my skills with embroidery and other types of hand sewing. I think that hand sewing adds so much to fabric and paper art.

margecam52 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 3:31 PM

Oooo... can't wait to try something like this!  I bought paints, dyes, brushes & spray bottles last year...even some candle wax...now I just need a large area that the dog won't get into.  I may let the Chickens...those tracks would be kinda cool!  

Thanks for posting this...gives me inspiration!

Marge

lcordova wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 3:31 PM

My New year's resolution is to try new techniques on each little quilt I am making in my bird series. I am making a book out of canvas to put my bird quilts in-attaching them with buttons! I have already completed 2 and it has put the joy back in my quilting. I don't know if I'll ever make bed quilts, again.

sbsudbury wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 3:32 PM

My New Year's Creative resolution is "Choose progress over perfection and take a risk with my art".

TBrooks wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 3:43 PM

My artful resolution?  Make art!  Set aside the time on my calendar as if an appointment and then DO it!

PattyS@29 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 3:54 PM

My resolution is to take time to stitch, create or paint each day.

caschind wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:05 PM

I hope to continue to think outside the box and participate in the challenges submitted in my artistic fiber group.  Carol A

caschind wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:08 PM

Think out the box and participate in the challenges submitted in the Running With Scissors fabric art group Carol A

caschind wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:08 PM

To participate in challenges

sjsagan wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:18 PM

My Artful Resolution for 2010

I have been shuttling my studio work between my bedroom, garden room, and my finished basement for a too many years.  2010, is the year that I get it all together.  I'm in the last stages of repurposing the 20'x14' space in the basement to meet my needs and give a new home for all of the fabric and goodies from my bedroom.  And, my garden room will only be used for projects that I can do with  a small basket at my side.  

Sandy Sagan

Manchester, MO

brenbar wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:49 PM

For my 2010 "artful" resolution,  I have chosen to make a commitment to doing something each week, depending on alloted time, may be small, medium or large! And to be more creative and daring with my small projects, kind of a "pilot" project!

brenbar wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:50 PM

For my 2010 "artful" resolution,  I have chosen to make a commitment to doing something each week, depending on alloted time, may be small, medium or large! And to be more creative and daring with my small projects, kind of a "pilot" project!

madme wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 5:53 PM

My resolution is to finish up some quilt tops using blocks I swapped or won over the last few years.  I must have ready made blocks for 10 quilts waiting to become a work of art!  No joining any swaps this year until at least three tops are completed!  One of them is made with batiks; maybe your fabric would make a great boarder...hmmm...hope to win and see what I create!

Shelley C

freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

on 7 Jan 2010 6:23 PM

My resolution is to make more time for me projects.   I am always so busy making things for my business, that often, I or my families wants get pushed aside.  Isure hope I can make my resolution happen!

samsmom60 wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 7:27 PM

My new years resolution this year was to actually get to play more with my art quilting.  It is my source of relaxation.

on 7 Jan 2010 8:35 PM

Every day I live creatively.  Out of the box, creating with my heart.  I would love to create with your fabrics!  Thanks!  : )

MargieRose

klozhaus@blogspot.com

Raganne wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 8:46 PM

One of my artful resolutions for 2010 is to make an art quilt for my son who presently lives in S. Korea.  I am a photographer/artist/elementary art teacher.  When I asked my son what kind of quilt he would like, he thought for a while and finally said he would like a quilt of one of my photographs.  This is a great challenge for me since I've not done this kind of art quilt before.  I am anxious to start but a bit overwhelmed with the first step of choosing a photograph from the thousands of them.

Pamela Sue wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 8:47 PM

My resolution this year is to take as many classes at our guild that I can, try new things and rediscover some forgotten ones.

dramagical wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 8:59 PM

My ARTful resolution is to find a way to incorporate my love for art and craft into my charity work.  2 of my favorite things!!

thienkim wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 10:34 PM

I joined the Creative Everyday 2010 Challenge. I'm going to be easy on myself since I have a newborn.

darcybel wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 11:19 PM

My resolution to make a quilt--I've been wanting to change the look of my bedroom--it's been a long time.

kakihararocks@gmail.com

AllyCowee wrote
on 7 Jan 2010 11:30 PM

My artful resolution is to clean and organize my studio and to make art every weekend!

Ally

ladyclaudia wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 1:54 AM

My resolution this year, is a promise to myself. Through the years I have bought quilting art magazine. quilting books, bead books, mix media books, doll books, about 50 total at approximately $ 24.99 each.   I have bought supplies at craft shows , quilt shows . I've  bought beads , fabric, medium gel,  and have not even made one thing. I have been happy just buying. Just think how good I will feel when I start on  a project and complete it.  So my promise to myself to create art comes from my heart and sole... PS. The first art I complete I will send in to the magazine.

ladyclaudia wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 2:14 AM

My resolution is to start and complete one of hundreds of projects I have collected over the years. I have bought books, magazines, fabric, supplies, I could probably open a store. But I have not started a project. I can't figure that one out. But I know I can't Wait to go the the next quilt show, and buy more supplies. Two year ago I bought a $3500.00 sewing machine, and only used it 5 times. So I am pulling this years resolution out from my inner sole. And my goal is when complete, send my project in to Quilting Arts.

hoho66 wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 6:03 AM

happy new year !!! my artresolution is just to enjoy the simple pleasure of creating.No limits no lists :)

Susara wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 7:26 AM

I want to finish all my unfinshed quilts first.  Hopefully I will be finished during February.  Then I will feel as free as a bird to start playing with some of the ideas that I have in my head.  

on 8 Jan 2010 8:00 AM

Thanks for the inspiration!  My 2010 resolution is to spend more time making Art with my 7 year old daughter!  She is my guiding light!

windy1 wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 9:21 AM

My artful resolution is to do a bit of art each day (outside of my 10 work schedule) and to organize my art stashes so that when I am doing my art--even if I only have 30 minutes), I won't be spending most of that time looking for materials to work with! I have already started on the organizing. . . .now I must make sure I get my dedicated art time in each day.

dottied wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 10:20 AM

I will let my art consume me, try new things and open my thinking to all the possibilities.

Anne.Bonny wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 10:47 AM

My ARTful resolution is to stop just looking (and drooling) over others' quilting projects and try my hand at making some!

jwilso06 wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 11:00 AM

my "it's a new year, let's get a fresh start on life" goals are:

to finish a portfolio worthy of grad school admission

apply for gallery shows

finish my best friend's wedding quilt (yellow and blue stripes checkers with bird hand embroidery)

renazancmom wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 1:16 PM

My resolution is to try more, new for me, techniques on my ATCs so I can learn more about all the tools and supplies I purchased in 2009!  This week: couching cool yarns I bought in December using my Bernina #43 foot.

teacup1029 wrote
on 8 Jan 2010 4:00 PM

I have so many!!

To make 13 Quilts

To not hate cutting quilts anymore

To Get as much fabric as possible!!!!!

BonnieO4 wrote
on 9 Jan 2010 4:53 PM

My 2010 artful resolution is to concentrate on techniques from at least one book per month from my library.  I get so excited about a new book with new techniques and then don't seem to make the time to tackle the projects.  This year I will.  Bonnie Ouellette, Seneca, SC

bhberman wrote
on 9 Jan 2010 7:37 PM

My resolution this year is to sketch every day and make a quilt journal page each week. So far so good and I think I could make a great project with some of that stash!!!

sldiet wrote
on 9 Jan 2010 9:13 PM

My artful resolution is to complete at least one project a month and get my daughter to complete one project a month. She is 13 and loves to create.

Kellim01 wrote
on 10 Jan 2010 11:04 AM

My ARTful resolution is to do a wall quilt that I have promised myeself to finish this year that is devine.  

In the spring, I would love to do some fabric dying as they are the best fabrics ever.  I make fairies and soft sculpture dolls and the hand dyeds are perfect for them as no 2 fairies are the same and they do not like to dress the same.  They are very competitive.  Kelli M

bambs wrote
on 12 Jan 2010 6:32 PM

Eventhough, I am just reading your blog for the first time, I want to let you know how much I enjoy watching your show and reading your magazines. I am inspired. I wish I was retired and could play all I want. Right now I am a weekend player and getting back into quilting. I love the more contemporary versus traditional methods of quilting, and I learning so much. Thanks you so much for all you do to inspire.

bambs wrote
on 12 Jan 2010 6:32 PM

Eventhough, I am just reading your blog for the first time, I want to let you know how much I enjoy watching your show and reading your magazines. I am inspired. I wish I was retired and could play all I want. Right now I am a weekend player and getting back into quilting. I love the more contemporary versus traditional methods of quilting, and I learning so much. Thanks you so much for all you do to inspire.

jduvy wrote
on 13 Jan 2010 8:46 AM

I am going to convince my book club to switch to fabric painting and printing.  (This should be fun...) I am also going to start on the Klimpt inspired quilt which has been rummaging around in my head for a year now!

beverley604 wrote
on 18 Jan 2010 2:51 PM

I must say that your hand dyed fabric is an inspiration.  What fabulous colors.  I have recently become interested in fabric paint, stamps, and the likes and wonder if you would take the time to share with me a few of your favorite books on the subject.    My new years resolution is to use up some of the wonderful fabrics I already have to make up an art quilt.  I have put it off long enough.  I am hoping to use as many techniques as possible.  Should be fun and challenging.  I realize that your contest is over but could not resist a comment.

Thanks.

Bev Sookarow

bevsook@shaw.ca       Coquitlam, B.C.