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2019 Planning Party – 2018 Year in Review

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2019 Planning Party – 2018 Year in Review

2018 has been a banner year for Jittery Wings.

I wanted, for my own benefit to do a “round up” of sorts for the year so when I look back I will remember 2018. Then I learned that Quilting Jet Girl is doing a #2019PlanningParty, so I am totally in! Below is a link to check out other plans for fellow quilters in 2019.

Before I start the list though, I want to pause to thank you all! My followers and subscribers. Jittery Wings would just be my crazy ideas that drift into nothingness if it were not for your support. I love this Jittery Wings Community! I look forward to carrying you all forward into an amazing 2019! Keep reading for more on what is coming in 2019!

2018 in Review:

  • One Got Out – My first published pattern came out in Make Modern Magazine in March
  • Here’s Your Sign – My second published pattern came out in September in Make Modern Magazine, Issue 24
  • Wyoming Wind was released
  • Dandyridge was released
  • The Painted Cow and the Painted Butterfly were released
  • Hit more than 1500 followers on Instagram
  • The Palmetto MQG Quilt Along Pattern and group was amazingly fun
  • Flow  – My first pattern published with the Modern Quilt Guild launched in November and will be at Quiltcon in 2019 in Nashville
  • Moved all of my website and blog from Squarespace to WordPress and WooCommerce
  • Updated all my branding living into the slogan: “Quilted Illustrations”
  • Taught my first class at the Quilters of South Carolina Fall Retreat – The Painted Cow to 11 amazingly fun students
  • Filmed and released my first video – Learn to Paper Piece
  • Launched the Sew-In Bag
  • Launched the Pouch of the Month Club – Paper Piecing Style for 2019
  • Made a set of Chrismons for our tree
  • Made a LOT of bags
  • Learned Adobe Illustrator and Surface Pattern Design – Learned I don’t enjoy Surface Pattern Design, but do enjoy illustration
  • Advent Daily Devotions

Coming Already in 2019:

  • 12 new paper piecing patterns through Pouch of the Month Club
  • Monthly giveaways on Instagram
  • A third pattern with Make Modern Magazine – Can’t say any more yet
  • More triangle quilt patterns that are in the works
  • More Christmas ornament quilt patterns that are on the way…
  • Lutheridge Quilt Retreat in September
  • Swamp Fox Quilters Guild Class
  • Other classes booking for 2019

Goals for 2019:

  • Remember who you are
  • Get better at photography – already ordered backdrops
  • Live into a focus of my new slogan that best describes me – “Quilted Illustrations”
  • Make one quilt a quarter minimum
  • Plan ahead – don’t post immediately – plan the social media and launch schedule
  • Sit on all images 48 hours minimum before posting
  • Make first, submit second…so I don’t get bored with it…
  • Schedule at least 4 classes/trunk shows
  • Learn to draw cute animals
  • Start on the quilt designs for my book…this has been very secret! A little stressed about sharing it
  • Draft Christmas ornament patterns

Thank you again for your support and love! I appreciate you all so very much!

#2019PlanningParty

2019 Planning Party

Mitzie Schafer

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Mitzie Schafer is a Modern Quilt Pattern Designer and Maker.

(13) Comments

  1. You had an awesome 2018 and it sounds like you have a lot of wonderful things planned and to look forward to in 2019. Best of luck on your book and thank you so much for linking up!

  2. You had an awesome 2018 and it sounds like you have a lot of wonderful things planned and to look forward to in 2019. Best of luck on your book and thank you so much for linking up!

  3. Wonderful review and goals. I love that purple quilt in the post. So pretty.

    1. Mitzie Schafer

      Thanks! If you are a Modern Quilt Guild member you can get that pattern on their website. It was the November Quilt of the Month.

  4. So many exciting things going on for you! Wishing you a a fantastic 2019!

    1. Mitzie Schafer

      Thank you sweet friend! You help get me where I am going…literally! 😘

  5. Congrats on such a successful 2018 and I think 2019 will be even better! I can’t wait to see what you create!

    1. Mitzie Schafer

      Thanks my friend! And thanks for your ongoing help, advice and support!

  6. Kaitie Logsdon says:

    You’ve had an amazing and busy 2018!! So glad to come across your blog via Yvonne’s #2019planningparty. Can’t wait to keep up with all that you do this coming year!

  7. What a great year. Good luck with the next one. I recognize that cow and now I know where it’s from!

    1. Mitzie Schafer

      Thanks for the ❤️❤️!!!

  8. Sounds like an amazing 2018! Wishing you all the best for 2019. The sit on a picture idea is intriguing… Hope you will tell us how you are doing with that.

    On my goal list is learning Adobe Illustrator or something similar. How did you tackle that? Would love some ideas/input.

    1. Mitzie Schafer

      I totally tackled it with Skillshare. Bonnie Christine. Dylan M. Brad Woodard. They were all excellent!

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