Bucket List – of the Quilting Variety
Do you have a bucket list? Major and minor things that you would like to accomplish, visit, participate in, etc. before you die? I always wanted to visit every continent but somehow Antartica seems out of reach . . . certainly financially. I would love to learn to fly a plane, and visit every state and U.S. territory. We have been working on the later and I expect to actually complete that.
But what about a quilting bucket list? What would you like to accomplish, visit, participate in, etc. in regards to quilting? Have you ever given it any thought? I guess I have, and have a sort-term and a long-term list to share.
Bucket List – Short-Term
- Go visit MSQC in Hamilton, MO – 12 quilt shops in one small town (!!)
- Visit Allen, OK – my niece lives there and she has a quilt shop with her mom
- Experiment more with free motion quilting – complete a baby quilt top all in free motion
- Attend a quilting retreat – those sound like great fun! (What’s not to like – sewing, food, friends and lots of laughs? Why haven’t I done one yet??)
Of course, I will need to involve Sue in both these short- and long-term bucket list items. I’m not driving to Missouri or Oklahoma by myself. I would love to talk a few different friends into participating in a quilting retreat . . . that would be a blast.
Bucket List – Long-Term
- Purchase a mid-arm sit down quilting machine
- Teach my great-niece/nephew-to-be how to sew and quilt
- Visit a quilt shop in every state . . . and some in Europe
- Get involved with valor quilts for veterans
- Find a local need for quilts – hospital, woman’s shelter, etc
- Build our Etsy shop or dismantle it
- Sail on a quilting inspired or theme cruise
I have looked a bit at mid-arm quilting machines already, and am not ready to purchase one yet. Donating quilts whether for veterans, needy moms or hospice patients is something I would love to get more involved in. I am not aware of any programs locally but I am sure they exist. Our Etsy shop has not taken off by any means, but it hasn’t been well stocked either. If Susan Marie would let me list some of the quilts we have stacked in the cabinet . . . ~grin~ Lastly, a quilting cruise sounds like great fun (except for the carrying of my sewing machine).
What about you? Do you have any quilting bucket list items? Any comments or suggestions to add to mine?