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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

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