I am on a path to being a more eco-conscious quilter/maker.
It is a journey…not a destination (to use that old saying…).
As most of you know, I live near Sarasota FL, and we were in the path of Hurricane Ian. So last week, I went through the house taking photos in case we had damage.
I had an epiphany!!!🤔
I have been using my stash vigorously for the past 3️⃣ years. My buying has been limited and very intentionally focused. I buy for in progress or near term planned work only. I am pleased with how I shifted to a more ♻ sustainable quilting life. 🙂
Still….😏….I think I have way, way too much fabric that hasn’t been touched for years and that I am unlikely to use in the next 12 months.
I will take action to push forward on my ♻ journey. ➡➡➡
Fortunately, @sarasotamqg has a fabric sale in February and I will destash some of this fabric then. I may also offer destash bundles on IG or thru a special newsletter(s).
I want to hold myself accountable so I am posting My GOALS:
➡1️⃣ empty 50% of the bins in the closet by February 1, 2023 and do not refill them. Get rid of the empty bins!!
➡2️⃣ complete all in progress projects by March 1, 2023. I have 9️⃣ in progress projects —some are class samples that I am using while creating new videos for my upcoming ondemand classes on Creative Spark. Making backings will definitely help!
➡3️⃣ move all print fabric from sewing room shelves to bins or use it by February 1, 2023. See 1️⃣ above!! ⤴
➡4️⃣ destash unused/untouched African prints that are not going into planned projects. See 1️⃣ above!!⤴
➡5️⃣Celebrate with a really good bottle of wine on February 1, 2023 or whenever I reach my goals. 🍷💫⭐🌟💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙌🏾
How about your stash? Feeling overwhelmed by it? Do you know what you have and exactly where it is?
Sustainability Lecture for Guilds
If your Guild or group is struggling with incorporating sustainability into your quilting life, you might be interested in my Guild Lecture. Contact me to discuss available booking dates for 2023 or Find out more HERE.