How many have you accomplished?
As the world recovers from what was the year that won’t be named, I decided 2021 will be the year of fun and adventure. So, what better way to add some Quilting spice than with the Ultimate Quilter’s Bucket List Challenge!?
Here’s how the Ultimate Quilter’s Bucket List Challenge works. It starts with 3 levels. Each level gets progressively harder to accomplish. But, each level also leads into the next. For instance, Level 1 requires you to visit 5 new Quilt shops. Where in Level 2 you are required to visit 25 new Quilt shops, and so on.
I’ve also added an extra section at the end of my personal Quilters Bucket List items that may, or may not fit into your desires. Who knows, maybe we’ll be able to accomplish a few of them together?
Also, I know some of these items may take a few weeks. Some may take a few months. And others may even take a few years to accomplish. But, no matter how long it takes, fun, adventure and quilting awaits!
Level 1 is definitely the easiest and best place to start. In fact, I’d be willing to bet you’ve already checked a few of these off your list. If so, try doing them again! I know I’m always up for more Shop Hops and Quilt Shows. 😀
- Participate in one Quilt Shop Hop
- Visit a Quilt Museum
- Visit 5 NEW Quilt Shop
- Attend a Quilt Show
- Take a Barn Quilt Scavenger Hunt
- Learn 1 new Quilting technique
- Finish 1 UFO (Unfinished Object / Project)
- Make 1 Scrap Quilt
- Donate 1 Quilt to charity
- Join a Quilting Guild
Now the Level 1 items were pretty simple, right? In fact, you may have already checked off several of them already. But in Level 2 we start to get a little bit bigger. Here we start to stretch out our goals and adventures. How many can you check off this year?
- Participate in 5 Quilt Shop Hops
- Plan and execute your own Shop Hop with friends!
- Visit every Quilt Museum in the United States
- Visit 25 NEW Quilt Shops
- Attend 5 Quilt Shows
- Attend a National Quilt Show
- Participate in a Quilt Retreat
- Learn 3 New Quilting techniques
- Finish all of your UFO’s (a truly lofty goal from some – me included!)
Ok I’ll be honest. That finishing of all the UFO’s bit I had trouble deciding where to place. You see, I know several quilters who don’t have any UFO’s. They actually make one quilt at a time, start to finish.
I wish I was that organized! Unfortunately, I currently have 42 UFO’s at last count. So that means I MAY get them all done before I die. HA! Where does your UFO count fit in?
Now, if Level 2 wasn’t as tough as you thought, may I present Level 3. These items are what make this the Ultimate Quilter’s Bucket List. You see, these items require a lot more planning and, considering we’re still recovering from 2020, may prove a bit more daunting.
But I have faith! Let’s see how many of these amazing items we can check off this year! Or, at the very least get started planning for next year. 🙂
- Visit at least 1 Quilt Shop in ALL 50 States
- Visit 50 NEW Quilt Shops
- Attend 10 Quilt Shows
- Attend an International Quilt Show
- Explore Quilt Town USA, Hamilton, Missouri
- Explore the home of Quilting, Paducah, Kentucky
- Take a Quilt Tour!
- Use up all your scraps in Scrap Quilts
- Volunteer for the Board of your Quilting Guild
My Personal Quilter’s Bucket List
When I put together my personal Quilter’s Bucket List I got very specific on certain things I want to accomplish. Now, it may take me a few years to check these one’s off, but it’ll definitely be worth the wait!
Here is my list of specific Quilter’s Bucket List Items I want to accomplish. Could some of them be added to your Quilter’s Bucket List as well?
- Host a Quilt Retreat
- Decorate my Sewing studio with quilts
- Complete my first Hexi quilt
- Attend all of the International Quilt Shows around the World
- Take a class from the Tent Makers of Egypt
- Tour a Batik factory in Bali
- Learn Block Printing in Indonesia
- Learn to make Dutch Wax fabric in Ghana/Tanzania, Africa
- Spend 3 days at Liberty of London fabric shop
- Lead Quilt Tours to every State in the US
- Lead an International Quilt Tour
Ok, so I MIGHT get a few of those personal Quilter’s Bucket List items checked off this year. But, I’m afraid the International ones may have to wait until 2022. Either way, they’ll definitely happen eventually! Who knows. I may even add more items as we go along.
What are your big Quilter’s Bucket List items for this year? Or even for your 5 year plan? I’d love to compare notes!
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