There have been highs and lows, endings and new beginnings, lot’s of laughter and a few tears, metaphorical journeys and actual ones. It was a challenging year for me and I won’t deny I’m happy to see it drawing to an end, but despite the difficult times there were also many wonderful ones.
Here are a few highlights of 2012.
I taped my 10th segment of Quilting Arts TV about creating subtle color variations with dyes and keeping records of dye recipes for future reference.
I had a great time teaching and seeing friends at International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, then a week later I taught at the Shake Rag Alley School in beautiful Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
In May, I celebrated the Chicago School of Fusing’s birthdays with my incredibly talented and dear friends; Jane, Emily, Ann, Anne, Laura, Barb and Frieda (who took the picture).
I had the opportunity to reconnect with my friend Lisa after 20 years, and amazingly neither one of us looks that much different, if anything I think we’ve improved with age!
In July, I took a trip to Northern California to visit my parents and had the opportunity to meet my friend Joanie’s crazy chickens.
Then I flew south to Long Beach to teach at International Quilt Festival
and helped hang the Rituals exhibit with another group of wonderfully talented and dear friends.
On my way back from teaching in Springfield, MO, I was treated to a gorgeous view of Chicago, a place I will always have such fond memories of living.
In October, my work was featured on the cover of Quilting Arts magazine.
The last week of October, I taught a full week of classes in Houston, at International Quilt Festival,
flew back to Chicago and 24 hours later moved out of our loft
to start a new chapter in northern California. I’m looking forward to a new year, in my new home of Sacramento, with many new and wonderful adventures on the horizon.
Peace, love and creative beginnings to all of you in the new year.