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2021 Goal Setting

Before setting goals for a new year, I always start by reviewing my goals for the previous year.

2020 Goals

  1. Host and have fun with the Push-Pull Quilt Along. – Complete!
    1. Make a queen size version of Push-Pull to replace the deteriorating bed quilt I made as a wedding gift to my husband 16 years ago. – Complete!
  2. Be on the crew at QuiltCon. – Complete! In fact, this was really the last thing I did this year prior to needing to stay home for COVID19.
  3. Teach at QuiltCon. – Complete!
  4. Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises. – Complete! This continues to be a good pacing for me.
  5. Being online less in 2019 showed me that I was over extended in the time I spent on social media. As a result, continue to engage on social media 1-2 days a week maximum. – Partial Success. Overall, running a business online means that I’m online, and it can be easy to get into scrolling cycle.
  6. Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing. – Complete! In total, I released 11 patterns, including 7 patterns that I hadn’t even designed yet when I made my original list below (Two Hearts Beating as One, Downstream, Dancing Diamonds, Pistils & Pollen, Mum’s Garden, Sky Full of Stars, Bokeh Quilt Along).
    1. Bubbly – Complete!
    2. Push-Pull (full pattern at the end of the quilt along for those who were not interested in participating in the QAL) – Complete!
    3. Arctic Summer – Nope, maybe next year.
    4. Tire Tracks – Complete!
    5. Scoop – Complete!
    6. Pulsar – Nope, maybe next year.
  7. Grow technical editing by continuing to explore new opportunities, especially as some businesses shrink or close. – Complete! It has definitely been a year of growth for me and I’m at a point where I will probably not be able to take on new clients to see how things settle out for a while.
  8. Traveling meant that I was not able to coordinate some teaching opportunities. Now that I am home and settled again, I am looking forward to exploring opportunities with guilds that are interested. – Complete! There was no way to know how COVID19 was going to affect everything this year, but I’m loving being able to connect with guild’s virtually through zoom lectures and I will start adding virtual workshop offerings in 2021.
  9. Work on finishing long term WIPs.
    1. Finish Aurifil BOM quilt – Complete!
    2. Finish Modern Plus Sampler QAL quilt – Complete!
    3. Finish Splendid Sampler 2 quilt – Complete!
  10. Have fun with other new projects!
    1. Specifically, participation in the Modern Design Lab has been a great source of inspiration and new projects for me. – Complete! I loved being a part of the Modern Design Lab, but due to many reasons, the group disbanded in June. Since then I have gone down the rabbit hole of curved piecing and I’m so glad I am taking the time to explore and have fun in areas that are piquing my interest.

2020 Big Picture Goals

  1. Remember my overarching life goal of seeking mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. – This is always going to be an on going thing to remember. 2020 has definitely been a year of needing to make adjustments.
  2. Continue to embrace the “seek rejection” philosophy. – I don’t know if I was as successful with this concept this year because there was so much drawing in to being home.
  3. Be gentle with myself. – Some days are better than others.

2020 Quilting Jetgirl Income Review

Quilting Jetgirl 2020 Year End Review

Quilting Jetgirl 2020 Year End Review

2020 has been a very successful year for Quilting Jetgirl. With the publication of 11 new quilt patterns, transitioning from traveling to teach (which has big expenses associated) to teaching virtually, and growing my technical editing work, I can say that I’m on the path toward being able to provide for the needs of my family in the upcoming years. And to be fair, the plot above was captured at the end of November, so I still have some potential income (and expenses) that are not fully captured.

I deeply appreciate all of you for being a part of my community and support.

2021 Goals

Before I jump in with my goals for 2021, it’s time I share a big news / life update with everyone: my husband and I just moved. On top of such a strange year, an opportunity arose and we decided it was time to take a leap. We now call the big island of Hawaii home, and I will share many more details about this in the future. For now, just know that we have a lot of remodeling work ahead of us in 2021, and we can’t wait!

Our 512 square foot cozy cottage

Our 512 square foot cozy cottage

  1. Host the Bokeh Quilt Along.
  2. Teach at QuiltCon.
  3. Expand virtual teaching options to include more workshops.
  4. Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises.
  5. Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing.
    1. Pulsar
    2. Arctic Summer
    3. Sesen
    4. Rock Candy (March 2020 MQG pattern, will rename prior to release)
    5. Bokeh (full pattern at the end of the quilt along for those who were not interested in participating in the QAL)
  6. Maintain technical editing clients and grow new opportunities as time allows.
  7. Remember to have fun and try new things!

Linking up with the #2021PlanningParty.

21 thoughts on “2021 Goal Setting

  1. vivian383 says:

    Congratulations on your move to that lovely cottage ! It looks like a great location of peace and happiness (after renovations) perhaps? Such a beautiful location!

  2. Dorothy says:

    Whew !! And I thought my 970 sq ft house was small !!!! (and only 1 person living in it-but with 2 cats & 1 90 lb dog) But at least you’ll be in sunshine most of the year :-) Whereas I’m in rain most of the year. Enjoy it to the fullest

  3. Frédérique says:

    A successful year! Enjoy living in Big Island, I have a very good memory of our stay there for 6 months back in 2004!

  4. Katherine Simonton says:

    Meeting career/quilting goals AND living on the big island-you are living the dream girl! Enjoy every moment.

  5. The Big Island – how exciting! Congratulations on your move, and on your very successful year, Yvonne. So fun to see the progress you’ve made this year. Your goals for 2021 are well thought out and attainable, so I’ll be cheering you on from chilly Minnesota while I think of your little home in the palm tress!

  6. WOW! That is quite the move and surely not one I would have predicted. Congratulations are in order for your great year. Good luck with your goals for 2021, I am sure you will soar higher than you expect.

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    Oh my!! What a wonderful surprise. This should be a great adventure for you both. You will be busy between quilting and remodeling. Enjoy!

  8. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I am so happy for you, Yvonne! I wish you the best with your big move and remodeling projects. Congratulations on a year with so many goals met. And Merry Christmas!

  9. Patty says:

    Congratulations on your new home! How exiting to live in Hawaii! All the best to you and happy holidays!

  10. Congrats on a successful 2020 and I look forward to living vicariously through you in Hawaii!

  11. Sounds like a wonderful place to move to. Thanks for hosting the planning party again. Good Luck with your goals

  12. I hope all your renovations projects go smoothly and you have a wonderful 2021! I’m looking forward to seeing all of your adventures :)

  13. Cocoa Quilts says:

    What a leap! The Big island, how beautiful. What a fun adventure to redo a little cottage in paradise. Looking forward to seeing all you are doing in 2021.

  14. Congrats on your successful goal achievements, and hurray for the big move! Happy new year to you.

  15. Karin says:

    Your cottage is beautiful! Congratulations!! Selfishly, I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who struggles to get their patterns published in a timely matter after coming up with them. But very impressed at all you’ve accomplished!

  16. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Congrats on the move. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

  17. Melanie says:

    Wow! I am not sure of what I am more impressed by – the many goals you accomplished or the lovely new house on Hawaii ?!! It was fun to meet you – even if it was only shortly – at QuiltCon and I am looking forward to seeing more of your new home and all that yummy greenery :) Hope you are as successfull and have as much fun with your quilting in 2021! xo

  18. Congratulations on your success in 2020 and good luck with your 2021 aspirations. And congrats on your move. Looking forward to seeing more stitching adventures in the new year. Happy New Year!

  19. Great to see your new Hawaiian home! Congratulations on the move.

  20. Mari says:

    Congratulations on your new home! I hope it will be a paradise for you and I can’t wait to see how you transform your lovely cottage. Happy 2021, Yvonne!

  21. Izzy says:

    So excited for you about the move! Happy 2021 Yvonne – I look forward to reading all about your accomplishments this coming year.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)