Saturday, October 1, 2016

September #BraveQuilter Wrap Up Linky is OPEN!

 Happy October! 

We can finally feel a little chill in the air, and morning comes later. Around here farmers are quick to harvest corn and beans during dry spells since fall rains have moved in. One nasty storm days ago knocked out our internet/cable so I have had to improvise this week wherever I could find a connection. We are in line to be restored when they get to us, but no promises. (And now you know the rest of the story. A part of me is actually enjoying the time of being unconnected for a few days, but my apologies for the #BraveQuilter party.)

My own #BraveQuilter goal this month was to enter a piece for the Ohio SAQA Travelling Trunk Show. The call out asked for an 8" x 10" piece that demonstrated your personal style of art quilting. Mine is still undefined so I worked with a printed piece of fabric I had created this summer. You can read more about it in the current post at "One More ThingBefore I Dye." SAQA stands for Studio Art Quilts Associates and promotes fiber arts of all kinds. I joined earlier this summer, and had entered a small quilt in their benefit auction that is currently underway. My mini was in the first round of the auction quilts,  and I am tickled to say it sold.

Sanibel Night Sky Compliant

An explanation of the worldwide SAQA organization and my experience so far deserves a post of its own--it has been excellent, but I would encourage you to look at the site, and the benefit auction pieces HERE. It is a fascinating quilt show of its own.

The Trunk Show Is Taking Bookings

The local SAQA chapter, Ohio SAQA, has been developing its own trunk show to travel throughout Ohio. Organizations such as quilt guilds, art guilds, libraries, etc. are eligible to host the show, and use the pieces to show and educate. Contact Rebecca for more information.

Welcome to the September Wrap Up 
Linky for #BraveQuilter. 

It's time to link up those finished goals you've set for yourself. As a note, everyone who has a blog post or Instagram post may link up now explaining what you have done this month to increase your quilting or sewing skills. We want to see what new thing you have attempted in the name of Bravery. If you wrote a post earlier this month and linked it up here, then you are also eligible for the drawing for a fabric prize. The winner will be announced on the 4th of the month.

Each month's Wrap Up Linky runs 1st-3rd

Each month's Sign Up Linky runs 4th-10th.

If you're looking for some new ideas, here are a few I have been listing for myself.

*Help a beginner quilter learn how to do something new. How is that brave? You learn a lot by teaching. You have to know how to do something well enough to explain and show it, and the love of quilting is passed on. You may also find out you are well suited as a teacher, and venture on to teaching classes.

*Are you getting frustrated by how little time you have to sew? Plan one week--or the whole month--by creating a calendar with designated sewing time. Don't consider it just 'Me Time', but with a plan to finish off a project you want to start, finish, etc., and do it! In other words, take control of your sewing time, and feel good at the end of the month about how much you have accomplished.

*Do you have a WIP that is bothering you? Did you start something that isn't nearly as wonderful as you thought it would be? Find a friend and trade it, or do whatever it takes to get your WIP off that shelf, and finished. If you don't like it, donate it to a charity where someone else can appreciate it. Winter is on its way here, and it will be a comfort to someone else.

More information about #BraveQuilter can be found HERE

1.Please use the actual URL to your blog or Instagram post.

2. Create a backlink to this post.

3. Tag me @pinkdoxies if using Instagram, and #BraveQuilter

4. Please visit other #BraveQuilter posts, and give them a 

pat on the back for their bravery.

1 comment:

Angie in SoCal said...

I was sure that someone would buy your art piece. Very creative and I love the beading. Have fun with your fellow artists!