2017 Needful Things…Day 2


Day 2- A Quilter’s Journal…

This is my newest book, Martingale has published it…so you know it will be AWESOME !!! But the best thing…they are on the way to our store by semi truck…they shipped last Friday!!!….They will be here before the New Year!! Which by the way was not supposed to happen…MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!

So for our Day 2…I want to give away a beautiful new Primitive Gatherings pen and Martingale has given be labels to sign with each book!!!  The books are only $14.99!!! There is so much inspiration in them and we have a list of everything in the book that their are pattern for…

Click here to order your book/PG pen Click here to order your Quilter’s Journal 

If you have not seen what’s in the book..here is a place to go and “see” A Quilter’s Journal   But if you order from the Martigale site you will not get the pen and autograph label, so come back here to order.

Quilting is not something we do now and then…it really is a lifestyle….for most of us anyway…we do not just make a quilt when a baby is on the way or someone needs a wedding quilt…right?  It’s on our mind most of the time…If we are still working we are dreaming of when we can just stitch!!!  I know I used to punch a clock for someone else everyday so I know that is what you are doing…but some of you are retired or have lots of time for quilting…I see you on social media…know how creative you are and how we all love to see what you have made with your hands…

I can’t wait to have this book in my hands and start tracking my quilting life….if you want to win one of these books..I think I will give some to those who order it and to some who did not…so if you order it, we will pick from the orders and then some from the comments here….so if you order that two chances to win..as we randomly pick…. Here is the question to win….tell me… do you already have a journal, or something where you write down your quilting accomplishments, thoughts, dreams and so on?…or if this will be the answer you are looking for!!!

PS…if you have already pre ordered this book you will get the sign plate and the pen also!!!

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

183 thoughts on “2017 Needful Things…Day 2

  1. When I first saw this journal you’ve created, I thought it was such a great idea! I rarely even get a label put on my quilts! The only record I kind of have, and it’s only for the last 8 years or so, is things I’ve posted on Facebook. Someday, people will look at my quilts and wonder when they were created and if there was a reason why. I think this journal idea is so wonderful for future generations. I often wonder about the story behind the many antique quilts I see. And you having so many antique quilts, probably do as well! For all quilters, this would be a fun project for 2018, to get our quilt history, down on paper to pass along as part of our legacy.

  2. I have been journaling for several years now. American Patchwork would sent one with there calendar every year. So probably for the last ten years I would keep a list of the tops I made and the ones completed (quilted) along with a picture. Thanks you for all you do. We really appreciate how you have helped us grow as quilters.

  3. This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for! I’ve tried several others but they weren’t user friendly. I’ve even tried making a cute fabric covered notebook. It’s darling but I never use it. I am pre ordered and I can’t wait! Merry Christmas, dear friend, and thanks for sharing so much with us to make our holidays special ❤🎄🎅

  4. I’ve given up on keeping track of all my projects! I make quilts with several groups as well as for my family so it’s hard to keep up. I hope this would help me concentrate on finishing some projects and give me incentive to work on the new ones I have in mind. I do keep a record with pictures on my phone of my own quilts. 😊

  5. No I do not have a journal, but do know I should as I have been quilting since 1982…. oh my, how old I am… and sooooo many quilts I lost count! lol… Merry Christmas

  6. No I do not have one and I really want yours. It looks so wonderful just by the cover and I know the inside will be even more inspiring. You know how to keep us hopping and happy girl. My list of wants just keeps growing. I wish I could spend my entire pay check there. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all.

  7. I just write my notes in a blank notebook…nothing fancy, $3.99 on sale at CVS. It’s the contents that count! I write progress notes on my SALs, design ideas, what I was doing when something noteworthy happened, or just how I felt this day. I’ve also been taping in fabric swatches or sketches of current design projects. It’s fun to look back and see what has changed and what has stayed the same from just one week to the next.

  8. No, I do not have a journal but wish I did. I started quilting in 1993 and never even thought about taking pictures or writing anything down about a quilt. Why did I make this, who is it for? I wish I would have had something like this all those years ago.

  9. No, I do not own a journal for quilting but looking at what I currently in my stash, i need one to help keep track of what I need to do!

  10. I am hoping this journal with the inspiring pictures will keep me motivated to continue using a journal. In the past I have started keeping a journal in two different notebooks. I seem to last about three months before I sew instead of write. Lisa, your quilts are so inspiring I forget to write instead of sew. Thank you. Linda Davis.

  11. I do not consistently write down ideas in the same place..I need some structure so this would be perfect. Congratulations on the new book!

  12. I have a little book I try and keep track of all the quilts I have started, the sizes of the strips, colors I am working with.
    I try and keep track if I need more of anything, which I always do.
    In the book it tells me if I started to quilt it or bind it, who it is for.
    Dates to remember
    And grocery list😂
    Geri

  13. I do not have a journal and I’ve been looking for one, but the hunt is over since this one sounds perfect. Congratulations on your book and I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  14. I usually take pictures of what I make, but have not used a journal. The journal would better, as I could put in all the info about those projects as well. Congratulations on your new book. Thanks for a chance to win. Merry Christmas! Pam

  15. I don’t journal, but it’s a great idea. Seeing it in writing would be helpful to choose projects I would like to begin. Thanks!

  16. I started to journal when I started to quilt then I began making more quilts and let the journaling go. My girls wish I had kept it up because they forgot about when I made some of the quilts I have made for them and for others.
    May be this is what I need to get on track.

  17. This is a lovely journal Lisa. I have always taken a photo of what I make but never a journal. A journal would be a great record to pass down to family so they can see what our love of fabric created. Great give away. Enjoyed your Christmas needful things this year.

  18. Can’t wait to add the journal to my Primitive Gatherings shelf! I preordered and anxious to start a new tradition using your journal. Appreciate you, Lisa! Love all you do for Quilters Nation❣️

  19. No I don’t have a quilt journal but I would love to have one. I have however made some scrapbook pages of quilts that I have made that have meaning to me or the recipient. I include notes that I ha vet jotted down , a picture of the progress, and material scraps too. This book though would be great!

  20. This journal looks fabulous! I do not have a journal, this is exactly what I need. At the end of the year when you start thinking about all the projects you started and can’t remember the finishes I think this will really help to see exactly what you did accomplish over the year. I need this journal! I think I better go order one right now. Thank you for another fabulous tool.

  21. I used to keep a personal journal but haven’t been lately. I do try to keep track of my WIPS and pre-cuts etc. but everything is in separate notebooks or post its. I need to get more organized.

  22. No, I do not currently have a sewing journal, but maybe that’s what I need to get me on track and accomplish some quilting and keep me organized and productive . Thanks.

  23. This will be the answer I’m looking for. I can keep track of my UFOs and plan my new projects. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  24. I don’t have a journal in a paper format but I’ve been blogging about my quilting for 9 years now and I love that I can look back and see all the projects I’ve made over the years. This looks looks like a beautiful book!!

  25. Oh I think this is just what I need! I see things all the time that I want to try or make and don’t have a way of tracking, so I forget all about it. I also have ideas for something new and do the same thing. So this would be very useful for me. I love it!

  26. GAH! I have never ‘quilt’ journaled or kept track of the many, many quilts I have made …. in the beginning I was lucky to get a label on the back, now I have let that slide too. Admittedly, I have found myself wondering what year I made a specific quilt … this really is a great idea. It’s even a way to look back and see how our skills progress, and how our taste and color styles evolve over the years. I know I’ve gone through ‘appliqué’ phases, lots of star quilts, to patchwork and then back to appliqué again. This is great timing with making New Year’s resolutions – to get more organized in 2018!

  27. I made my own journal years ago after seeing what Alma Adams used in an article in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. I would love to win your journal, it is indeed filled with inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  28. I do not write down my quilting thoughts, that would be why I forget some of the ideas for hand quilting etc. as I get older my mind doesn’t work as well. This could be the answer to all my problems! Thanks Lisa you are always thinking 🎄🤞🙂

  29. Oh my, such lovely photographs! I have many journals but my life is a bit boring to write in them. I do make lists galore so I have a different journal book for each topic. I only have one quilting journal but it’s more modern. I love the vintage look of yours – the quilts stacked in the cupboard-the antique pressing irons-just lovely. I have written down when I started my quilts, sandwiched them, quilted them, the pattern and designer and so forth so t would transfer that information to this book. I think I’ll be ordering it soon.

  30. I use a graph paper notebook, where I use colored pencils to draw out patterns and notes about my inap I rations and ideas.

  31. I don’t keep a written journal, but I have an album on my computer of all the quilts I have made, and another album of pictures of quilts that I hope to make. Your journal looks wonderful

  32. I don’t have a journal, just pictures of most of my finished quilts. I would love to be more intentional about recording what i’ve made!

  33. My mom gave me a quilt journal a few years ago that is nearly full, so it’s time for a new one. Yours is so pretty, it would be just perfect. Thank you for offering a drawing for one.

  34. I’ve ramdinly tracked my quilts, but boy do I need this journal of yours!!! Your autograph and pen would be the finishing touch!! Merry Xmas for a whole year.

  35. Pictures on my phone are the only record I have. No recording of fabric purchase or pattern name. Hoping memory will serve. In my sister’s present is a quilter’s journal I picked up off of the free table at a guild meeting. Need to start keeping a better record of my own journey.

    1. When I saw your new journal, it made it to my wishlist. My journals in the past have consisted of whatever paper I have handy and then is paper clipped to the one before. It is so much fun to go back and look at what was once a goal and is now a completion. Also fun to see what I might have thought was important at one time and has slipped off my radar.

    2. I do have a journal – or two, or three! I keep track of quilt ideas, projects to do, projects done . I have one for my Bee group and one or two with pictures of finished quilts and who they were made for, along with pictures of antique quilts and their stories. As long as it’s quilting related – makes me happy! Merry Christmas!

  36. I always wanted a book to keep track of my Quilty ideas n picture for memories of what I have made n shared with family n friends.. Looking forward to getting this book! Merry Christmas to you n Family.

  37. Lisa, I try to take a picture of the quilt I made. I usually ask the person I made the quilt for to hold the quilt . That way I have a snapshot of exactly who, what, where, and wht I made the quilt. I keep my pictures on file on my computer. But a journal would be a great way to keep my pictures and notes together in one place.

  38. Interesting as my friend gave me a journal to keep track of all the quilts I make. But it is not like yours at all.

  39. For the last 2 years, I have been keeping a record of what I accomplish each day in the way of sewing/quilting/crafting. At the beginning of each year, I make a list of quilting goals for the upcoming year. Of course, I add to the list when I see new inspiration. This year, I completed over 30 projects. About 5 are still on the list. Some would call me anal. I like to think of myself as organized.

    Your journal is lovely and would be perfect for 2018.

    Merry Christmas and a healthy 2018!

  40. No journaling here….I’ve wanted to start so many times but haven’t done it. This book may be what I need…not only for my quilting, but also for daily gratitude! What a great Christmas gift for you to have it shipped before the holiday!! Thank you Lisa for your needful things…and all the opportunities to win! Happy Holidays!!

  41. I am so excited that the books are early. I preordered it when you first announced it so it will be like an early present. I haven’t kept track of the quilting I do so it will be fun to use. Thanks.

  42. I have used a one-page paper method of tracking my yearly goals, but haven’t gotten into a “formal” way of spurring myself on. Our Guild has a UFO challenge, I try to complete the items on my list, and then add more as I complete them, just so I can put a big line through that entry! Thanks for doing this, Jill in Calgary/Phoenix

  43. I e always wanted to document my quiltmaking but haven’t…in 25 years! 🙄. Would love to won this. Many thanks!

  44. When I’m at work I dream about the quilting I wish I were doing and jot down a quilting wish list. Let me say I really do love my job and that wish list just helps me keep my joy on…

  45. I have never been one for journaling. I love this one, but don’t know if I would write in it or just look at it again and again! At the beginning of each year I start keeping a list of things I start/finish including the books I read. As the year goes on, I stop writing on that list so even keeping a list goes to the wayside. Maybe a pretty journal to write in would help! Merry Christmas Lisa.

  46. Lisa, I try to take pictures of all my quilts, but never get them printed and into a book. Your journal book will encourage me to do so. Quilting has been a passion for me, as you said. I took quilting with me everywhere I went and worked on it at lunchtime, ballgames, waiting for appointments, even stitched in restaurants while waiting for food! Despite working full time I have been pretty productive. Now I have ALS and I can’t hold a needle or scissors, so hand sewing is out. I have lots of your beautiful wool kits that I had hoped to make when I retired, but it is not to be since I can no longer hand sew. I am going to purchase this book for my friends who have helped me with cutting, quilting, sandwiching, taking tops to the quilter, and putting on my bindings, so I can still have some finishes. I have loved your patterns and kits. Thank you for inspiring me to make beautiful quilts for so many years.

  47. I keep a small photo album with photos and notes of finished quilts. Your new book looks like it would be very useful as well as beautiful!
    Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff! Thanks for all you do!

  48. I always take pictures of the finished quilts (and along the way of construction to keep on track). I always put a label on the quilt. But, I do not have a place where they are all recorded. Your journal would be so helpful for this. Thank you for the chance to win! Also, I am curious about a quilt in your header! I would love to see the quilt on the top right, with the black squares that run across it! Thanks, Merry Christmas! 🙂

  49. Wow, your journal is magnificent!!! I currently just take a photo of every quilt I make and put it in an album with all my other quilt photos, which have the date on the back. This would be such a huge improvement over that method, in that much more information could be shared for future generations.

  50. Oh Lisa, I wish! Truly, I do not even know how many quilts I’ve made (dozens? hundreds??) let alone kept track of the making, or where they all went. I “think” about starting a journal, but it never gets going. Little slips of paper that end up lost or in the trash … Do I need your book? YES please…

  51. You are so right Lisa. When I was punching a clock, like you I dreamed of the day when I would have time to quilt more. That day came in the year 2000 when I retired. I have had a wonderful 17 years of MY fun stuff. I have probably made hundreds of quilts in that time and oh how I wish I had a journal to write them all down. I look forward to receiving another one of your wonderful creations. Thank you for all you do and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Maryella in Maine

  52. I wish I would have kept a journal but now is a good time to start with my new Adventures in Longarm Quilting…types of Quilts, designers, thread types so much to keep track of😊👍🎄❣️

  53. Thank you Lisa for this journal! I try to at least take pics of all my quilts but your journal will be so fun to use!

    Deb

  54. Early on (about 25 years ago) I had a journal. I noted all the quilts I made along with pictures. Once the book was filled I did not continue. I love your beautiful quilts and displays you share in the book you created. This would inspire me to begin journaling and once again document my quilts and my life.

  55. I haven’t written about my quilts but there are usually photos along the way But now that I will have a room devoted to my sewing and hobbies a journal would be a great addition. You things are great

  56. I’m excited! I’ve been looking for a new journal & I love anything with primitive quilts on it. This hits the nail!!! Thanks Lisa for all your talent sharing & upbeat spirit. Since I’m confined to bed rest for 12 weeks I sure can use this journal😂 Word of advice-don’t break your heel before Christmas or ever! Merry Christmas 🎄

  57. Everything you said about the quilting lifestyle is SO TRUE! I am retired and quilting is pretty much part of my everyday routine. I feel deprived when I can’t get into my sewing room. My sister is a quilter and is still working. When I share my projects with her – which I do frequently through the magic of text messaging – she tells me how she is dreaming of retiring and being able to sew everyday. She’s turning 62 in January, so I am hoping we’re getting close. Already planning quilting trips and retreats for sisters in crime!

    This will be the year to start journaling. I think I remember everything that I’ve made over the course of a year, but my brain is starting to run out of memory!

  58. I have pieces of paper that have my notes to self: quilt patterns I have and want to make, quilts that are ready to quilt, where to find the bindings, etc. so when I am ready to add to one of my “notes to self”, I start looking for the right piece of paper, and I look, and I look, and Ikeep looking until I give up and get another piece of paper. I not only want a journal, but I NEED a journal. So when I saw your announcement for yours, I pre-ordered it. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

  59. This year is the first time I wrote down on a piece of paper everything I worked on monthly. I could never remember what I accomplished. I’ve enjoyed rereading what I worked on. I’ll continue writing down my accomplishments. Writing in your journal would be wonderful. P.S. I LOVE the purple pen💜

  60. I actually have sent for your journal/ book. I LOVED the description. And then, I recently purchased another sewing journal which was completely different. But I would love another copy to share with my very best friend!

  61. Yes, I’ve been journaling a long time. Mine (I’ve filled several over the years) include a picture of the quilt. I give so many away, so it’s fiun to go back and revisit some of those quilts. You journal would fit right in in my sewing room. 🤗

  62. Since my day does not have enough hours in it, I find pieces of paper to put my next thought and project on. Then….when ready to start my idea or just remember that idea…..the paper is gone! So many ideas somewhere….. This will be my idea brain!! I will be able just to go to my book from one page to another. IDEAS TO FILL A LIFE TIME IN ONE PLACE. Yea….

  63. I started to journal last year just with a notebook— hit and miss. When I saw this I knew this would inspire me to continue. I preordered early… but that pen and autograph would be the bomb!!!! Merry Christmas!

  64. I document my quilts by taking pictures…but the info is in a different place…..or maybe places!! Now, my ideas can be found in different places also!! I don’t have a journal….but I think I need one!! Hopefully, I could finally keep it all in one place!! The pictures are beautiful!! Wow!! An entire truck of your books!! That definitely needs to be a blog post!!

  65. I use little composition notebooks. They are spread all over the house. Thank goodness for My Soul Is Fed With Needle and Thread Valdani thread Notebook. At least that keeps me partially organized!

  66. Sadly I have not been keeping a quilting journal but like Oprah says “when ya know better, ya do better” so I’m going to order two, one for me and one for my BFF as we like having the same awesome items, take classes together and of course see together;-D

    Awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  67. I do not currently journal but have been looking for a user friendly one to use and keep me interested in using. This looks like it would! Thanks!

  68. I have taken photos of all my quilts – the ones I given away and the ones I keep. I have an album & they are all tracked to who I gave them to. Sadly , my Mom & a dear friend have taken them with them to heaven to keep them warm , if you know what I mean , oh here come the tears. I think of quilting ALL the time, even when I’m working 7 hours a day !!!!
    I dream of Malik felt Christmas ornaments for a living !!!! 😊🌲

  69. I always start the year out with good intentions of keeping track of my quilts but never finish … maybe this year will be the year!

  70. I do not keep a journal of my quilting but this would be so special to have and start logging my ideas and accomplishments in! What a wonderful gift indeed!

  71. I don’t keep a formal journal, other than pictures. This would be a great keepsake. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

  72. The only journal I keep right now is for my Bible study. I’d love to have a copy of your book to keep track of my quilting projects. Definitely adding it to my order. Merry Christmas!

  73. I think this is just what I need. I am already forgetting exactly what I made for whom in the family!
    It would be nice to have a journal at hand when I think of an idea or project so I don’t forget even in a day!’
    Projects, supplies, sales, websites…there is so much wonderful information out there today, it will be nice to keep it organized to use easily.

  74. I’ve always wanted to keep track of all the things I’ve made and this would be the perfect way to do it! Thanks Lisa for always thinking of great new ideas!!

  75. I always take pictures of my quilts as well as the labels because I try to add a bit of the quilt’s story. My journal is full and I need to start another one. This one would be nice.

  76. I document in pictures and of course I label things. But I have to admit a journal might be a better way.merry Christmas Lisa and family and company. You so great things

  77. You are so right. Quilting to us is a lifestyle. One in which I hope is a long one. This would be my first journal though.

  78. I do keep a journal- a daily one where I jot a few quick thoughts about the day and a travel one for when I go places. I would love to add a quilting journal!

  79. I don’t have a journal for my quilts, but I keep thinking of starting one. It seems a shame that I didn’t document the quilts I already made, because now I can’t remember the dates when I finished or some of my thought processes while I was working on each one, which would be nice to know now.

  80. I have kept a journal for over 30 years, ever since I was in junior high. I have used the journal for clarifying things, remembering things and even settling disagreements over events that happened. I think this journal is a special way of documenting a quilter’s life and keeping these thoughts in a special place. Thanks!

  81. I have purchased some divided clear pages with the intention of creating a quilting journal and record of projects, but I have not started it yet…and the purchase was at least 2 years ago!

  82. First of all….Merry Christmas and may you and your family have a healthy and happy New Years.
    I do keep a journal by photos and notes of each project. (Inspiration, pattern, size, batting, date started/finished, who I gave it too). I have been quilting for over forty years so I have 3 large binders full. Each of my quilts have a label also.
    I feel so blessed each day to be able to sit and quilt. It is so soothing and peaceful.
    Warm quilt hugs….

  83. I journal but not my quilting life. Your journal is beautiful and an inspiration to start doing just that! Would make a wonderful gift, too, for a dear friend. Thank you!

  84. I’ve never owned a journal, but maybe it’s something I need to do. I always forget how many quilts I’ve actually made…this journal would be the perfect memory keeper!

  85. I don’t have a “journal” per se but I use my day planner as one, jotting down things other than appointments on each day so it does double duty. LOL you should see it; notes on the pages, sticky notes on future days to remind me of something, shopping lists for different stores, highlighted items, and etc. I’m planning on getting your journal for a couple of reasons 1. to see what lovely pictures you’ve included of quilts around your home and 2nd. now that I’m retired from my full time job I want to track my quilting progress so when you announced it I knew it was for me. Merry Christmas 🙂

  86. I pre ordered your journal months ago and I’m so excited they came in early, I hope you’ll be getting them out to us as i can’t wait to start writing in it. Three of my friends and I are planing a trip to Wi in May of this coming year and we can’t wait to visit your shop. We are going to try to hit about 5 states and the quilt shops. should be a great trip with you , PG at the top of our list. thanks so much and a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family and staff

  87. I have made many quilts and given some away. I wish I would have had a journal to keep track. I plan on making many more and would love this book to start.

  88. I have never kept a journal, I do photograph all of my quilts and just keep them on my phone or print them out and put in a box. I guess a journal would be better. Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. I don’t have a journal of my quilts, but I quilt my own quilts and have a list of the quilts I’ve quilted with a short description and how I quilted it. At that point the quilt is almost done as I usually bind it shortly after quilting it.

  90. I used to take pictures and document all of my quilts. Then I got lazy. This is just the inspiration I need to start up again. Maybe I’ll even put in a few pictures of my own “little men.”

  91. I don’t have a journal but I have lots of quilts I am planning but lose track of the process in daily life. I’ve been thinking, as I rush around getting everything ready for Christmas that I have been neglecting my needs and the joy I have in the creative process itself. A journal maybe just what I need to catalog my ideas and accomplishments! Merry Christmas to all!

  92. This truly is a beautiful book Lisa. A great way to keep ideas, quilt tips, and quilting experiences together. I’ve been wanting to organize my quilting life🙂Hope I win.

  93. I’m pretty sure I pre ordered this months ago!
    I don’t journal but it’s a great idea!!
    Can’t wait to buy or win one

  94. I don’t have anything that I write down my accomplishments on, though I do keep plenty of graph paper around to jot down ideas of quilts and blocks that I want to see if they will work. I’m going to order this great looking journal, because it will be a perfect place to record my quilting journey!!

  95. I think about it all the time, 2018 is the time to DO IT!!! My sister keeps a journal and records all projects along with thoughts. More than once she goes back to look up the date, etc. So I am off to ordering mine own. If I win one, she will get it!!!!
    Thanks Lisa !!

  96. I love the idea of recording my quilts. Who it was for, date finished, etc. but I haven’t been doing it. I do have a list that I update every January. It has all my UFOs listed that I want to finish. I cross them off and write the date completed. I have several years of lists, but it would be nice to have it in a journal.

    1. Oh your journal looks so great!! I’d love to put it to use. I have a calendar on my wall that I star with a sharpie when I get to sew for 15 mins a day. I don’t keep track of my future projects because I usually start sewing on something I “feel” like sewing on or if I have something that I want to sew for someone. Thanks for this chance, Lisa and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  97. I do keep a journal. And I review it occasionally to remember what fun things I did and what made me happy on a previous day. Often it spurs me on to “keep on stitching”.

  98. No I don’t have a journal. Journaling would be a great way to catch the random ideas for quilts! I know I get plenty of ideas for quilting just not enough time to do.

  99. I totally agree with you Lisa that quilting is a way of life for most of us. I try to write down a list of the quilts I make during a year, but seem to focus more on the list of quilts I hope to make in the coming year!!! I can’t wait to get your journal. Maggie B.

  100. I’ve saved the photos but never taken the time to add the pertinate info to each to save a record of my work. Maybe a permanent journal would give me a jump start to get going!

  101. I do try to keep track of compete projects just so I remember what I have done! Been doing this 4 a couple of years. I try to take photos of projects but when I list my phone this year I lost all those treasures!

  102. Yes I already keep a journal of quilts in progress, quilts ready to b quilted and labeled. Also quilts I start each year. I just use a steno book though. Paula in KY

  103. Looks beautiful. Ill have to dream of winning. Alas I just lost my job this year and haven’t found another yet.

  104. Every year I think it would be fun to keep a journal and that’s as far as I’ve gotten. Now that I’m retired and living in the woods in our just built retirement home I have so much to say and your new journal is a beautiful place to record my thoughts and accomplishments.

  105. I don’t have a journal, I tend to sketch on available scrap osier and wonder later… “What was I thinking?” An occasional sketch makes it to the cutting board/iron/seeing machine but often my inspirations are lost in the daily doings of life. I guess a journal would be in order! I like the way yours is organized!

  106. This looks awesome. I have 2 journals that I have filled in my quilting life. It is mostly a collection of finished projects with a photo of each quilt. I am excited to start a journal with ideas and thoughts for future projects.

  107. No, but I have scraps of fabrics and pictures to put in one. If I ever get around to it. I just finished 7 quilts for Christmas gifts.

  108. I’d love to own this book… but I’m a terrible procrastinator!! I always think “I’ll do it tomorrow,” but tomorrow never comes!! Ask me how the yoga is coming, oh that’s right, I haven’t started yet =} Can you carry over a New Year’s resolution!? Anyway, I’m a real sucker for a good pen!! 😉. Merry Christmas everyone!

  109. I was really impressed with Marie’S comment that she has been journaling for 60 years. I wish I had started at the beginning of my quilting. Lately I have been keeping track of monthly goals so I have some idea of what I have been doing.

  110. I definitely am ready to start instead of feeling so scattered with all the ideas and quilts I see and can get them written down and planned out!

  111. I am getting back into journaling because I need to stay organized. I have so many projects that need to start and or get finished so I an determined to get ‘em done!

  112. I have never kept a journal, but am wishing I did. I don’t even have photos of the real early quilts, they were just quilts then, for beds, but somewhere along the line that changed. Now I do take photos at least. I have a sketch book where quilts are planned, drawn & math done. Also pics from magazines and list of in progress projects. It’s quite old and full, so your new journal may be just what I need now that I’m retired.

  113. I don’t have a journal. No one in my family would be interested in my quilting journey, thoughts, accomplishments. It if would journal, it would be for me. I need to think how I would best use a quilting journal. My gift to myself.

  114. I do not have a quilting journal…..but I sure wish I would have started on….especially when I seee something I made but have forgotten about! Jmh

  115. I do not have a written journal but I have been chronicling my fairly new quilting journey with photos. It seems I give away half of what I make so it is nice to have the pictures for memories. I’m going to buy the book so I can add thoughts about the quilts as well as particulars about the details.

  116. I’ve never thought about keeping a quilting journal. Not such a bad idea though. I’d love to win one, but if not, I’ll have to buy one and start a new tradition. Thanks for the idea.

  117. Hi Lisa, I have a journal of class tips & tricks and one of ideas. However, neither formats are as lovely as your inspirational journal. I’ve always wanted to document my quilt projects too. Thanks for being so creative. Hugs, Jakey

  118. This will be the answer I’m looking for…a place to record the “bucket list”. And to check the quilts off that bucket list once they’re finished!

  119. You know….I have never written in a journal. But lately I have been taking pictures of everything that I make.(quilts, wall hangings and other quilty things). I would like to print these pictures and put them in a journal with information about them. I wish I had done that long ago. Getting this journal from you will give me a good start. Better late than never.

  120. I do have a notebook that I started last year and did not consistently keep up. That is one of my goals this year–to be more accountable to myself. A nice journal would be a great help!

  121. No ,I do not journal but a great idea. Sometimes the fabric reminds me of my grandmas house,colors I like,or why did I chose that design,why did I make it for this one person….what a history to record…..will be a fun journal to own. 🙂

  122. I don’t journal about my quilts but just take a photo. It might be a good idea to journal about events going on as the quilt is being made.

  123. I tried one year to simply keep a list of projects (small & large) that I finished………that didn’t work too well. This would be great! Love it!

  124. I have not routinely kept track or journaled my quilts. But just recently, after making a wedding quilt for someone, I thought that I need to. I make a lot of quilts that go out the door and would like a way of keeping track of what I have done. This looks like a great idea.

  125. I do keep track of projects, but it’s in a lame little loose-leaf notebook. This journal looks much classier! Can’t wait to order one.

  126. One of my quilt group friends gave us each a blank journal a few years back and I used it for a couple years and fell out of the habit. I like that yours has some prompts of topics to keep track of. My mom used to write in a journal type book, one for each year, and now that she is gone, I love to read them, it is like spending time with her. I’ve learned things about her, things she didn’t tell us out loud. I’d love to again use a journal like this as I think it might make me be more intentional about how I am spending my time.

  127. I presently don’t journal but I would like to. My time is often thinkng about quilts and ideas about creating new quilts, thinking about different color or fabric combinations. Always looking for ideas that I can create from my fabric stash (resource center ).

  128. I have not used a journal but I’d love to start the new year with a journal. Thanks for the chance to win yours.

  129. Currently I do not keep a journal, I have a list of projects that I complete each year, the journal would be more efficient and much nicer to look at.

  130. I keep a journal, have for years. I used to hand write but it’s become more difficult to find nice journals for that purpose. In recent years I’ve kept my journals on my mac then printed them out each year. I’d dearly love to get them printed and bound in the hopes that a future generation would enjoy reading them. I love the idea of a photo journal to go along with the hand written words. I do something like that when I’m sketching inspirations.

  131. This is the answer i am looking for. I am looking to retire in the next month and will plan to sew all day, every day.

  132. I received the 2018 quilt journal and it is beautiful. Thank you Lisa for sharing all the pictures of quilts and your home! Treasure!!!

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