Happy New Year!
Tomorrow we will look forward, but on this last day of December I decided to look back, and to my surprise, I realized I added 7,781 pages of shapes and illustrated instructions for hand piecing, machine piecing, and appliqué in 2010, in 32 new Inklingo titles, of which 8 are free.
The biggest accomplishment of 2010 is the Patent on the Inklingo method.
The Patent is a major event in my life. I have told Russ that if I were to have a tombstone (which I won’t), I would want 7,814,832 chiseled on it.
If I can keep on keeping on, before too long I think every quilter will use Inklingo for at least some of her quilts. I feel very good about that.
Inklingo is the quilting tool we’ve always wanted. Best of all, I have been able to structure Inklingo so that all designers, all teachers, and all quilt shops will benefit from it. That is not “too good to be true!”
January 2010 Dresden Plate
Also January 2010, Winding Ways
March 2010 Storm At Sea
May 2010 Double Wedding Ring and Pickle Dish
May to August 2010 Crazy about Clamshells!
August 2010 Inklingo Hexagon Quilt Design Book
October 2010 Appliqué
December 2010 Feathered Star
A few other things:
- Prepared 66 blog posts (Sign up to receive an email every time there is a new one. See the sidebar.)
- Was interviewed on Pat Sloan’s Creative Talk Radio
- Was interviewed for Julie Baird’s Quilt Generations blog, Stash Talk
- Was chosen as one of 4 Favorite Things for Quilters in 2010 by Maria Peagler
- Taped 3 days of video with Bonnie McCaffery and produced several short videos. (The 80 second one is my favorite.)
- Added translations on the web site for Dutch, Spanish and German, thanks to Anneke, Claudia, and Sabine.
- Added the Inklingo Quiz and other pages to the web site.
- Moved the web site to a private server and added several great new features like Reviews by Quilters for Quilters and a new menu structure, with the help of a genius web site programmer in Brooklyn NY.
- Wrote countless emails, drew a staggering number of illustrations, and took thousands of photographs on 3 different cameras.
- Printed hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of sheets of fabric to mail with book orders.
- Introduced the Inklingo Affiliate Program, so quilters, shops, teachers, and designers benefit when they tell others about Inklingo.
- Had chocolate milk in my coffee every day. (A day without chocolate is not worth getting out of bed for.)
The list of things NOT accomplished is also pretty important.
- Translations into French, Danish, etc. (Inklingo is used by quilters in at least 60 countries now.)
- Updates to the Index of Shapes for the new Feathered Star Shapes (Oops—I’ll do that tomorrow.)
- More improvements to the web site
- More videos
- Advertising campaign to support Inklingo Affiliates
- Keeping up with email and comments on the blog (must do better)
- Figuring out how to use Facebook (skip it?)
- Teaching for guilds
- Book for beginning quilters
- More shape collections—all the ones you have asked for!
I sometimes feel discouraged (and look tired) because things always take longer than I want them to take, but you lift me up with your enthusiasm for Inklingo. Thank you!
Love the lines! Quilt more! And please stay tuned! Monkey and I have big plans for you.
Thank you for visiting. I hope 2011 will be a happy, healthy, successful year for all of us.
????? Have I missed anything? What was your favorite thing of 2010?
Linda & Monkey
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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles diamonds and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.