Bring in the New

December 30, 2008

My first goal for 2009 is to finish up Work in Progress. That would be Dressed for Dinner and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.

I’d also like to start a Thimbleberries quilt, Winter Memories– start being the key word here. I don’t know that I will be able to finish it this year. It is a combination piecing and applique pattern.

I’m also going to challenge myself to do that River Walk art quilt I was thinking about last year. I’ve learned a lot in the last year that I would like to incorporate into it. I’m also thinking that means I should spend some time at the River Walk collecting inspiration too, right?!! Sounds like a good idea to me!

And lastly, I’m going to post monthly about techniques that I am learning from The Art of Manipulating Fabric. I’m not going to create a finished piece each month with the technique, but I will just do some practice pieces and post photos of those.

****Edited to add: I forgot to mention I also plan to learn to make T-shirt quilts this year… another reason to hang out at the River Walk: collecting t-shirts!! ;-)****

I am looking forward to 2009. It promises to be a quilty year!



  1. I love the quilting that you are doing on RPTPP!

  2. O goody. I can’t wait to read the first installment! And you’ll be forthcoming with the construction details, won’t you. 😉

    Your quilting is always so exquisite.

  3. Good goals!

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to the River Walk but I agree it’d be great to soak up some inspiration there! (sketchbook and camera?)

  4. I agree that the quilting on your RPTPP is really, really nice!

    You could easily piece the stars on the thimbleberries quilt but the applique looks like it could take awhile (unless you do it by machine).

  5. What is the River Walk?

  6. Beautiful work! I have several unfinished quilts too, but this probably won’t be their year to be the projects that finish up. Please do take a look at my miniature polymer clay version of a “quilt store”, I think you’d enjoy it!

  7. Sorry if it seems like I have a strange question but I landed on your site after clicking on a picture of Abraham Lincoln. My wife and I went to New Salem this past weekend and I’m researching to find authentic pictures of Abe. Somehow after being sent over to your blog, I don’t see the image any longer. Are you aware of the picture that I’m talking about?


    • I think I know the photo you are looking for; the one of Lincoln at Antietam. As I understand the negative is at the Library of Congress but the photo is in the public domain.

      The whole collection of photos at the Library of Congress is amazing to peruse! Have fun with it!

      If the links don’t work for you let me know and I will try again.

      Sincerely, Deb Geyer

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