I've been away from a physical planner ever since I converted to a Palm Pilot (gasp!) in the mid-90's. Most of my "life" schedule has rolled over to my iPhone calendar, but in the past year I have begun to realize that my "quilt life" isn't very organized. I have a white board up in my temporary studio space and eventually I will have numerous chalk-painted walls in my remodeled studio to hopefully keep me on track.
But I keep hearing all the great things about this new 2016 Quilter's Planner by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter! I just ordered mine from the Fat Quarter Shop. I am copying their YouTube video so you can take a peek and see what you think. I'm quite anxious to get my new planner and I hope to put it to use right away.
Here are a few of the things this planner contains (as listed by the Fat Quarter Shop blog):
- Monthly calendars
- Weekly calendars
- Project planning pages
- Graph paper
- 8 full quilt patterns from amazing designers
- 52 original quilt block designs
- Beautiful artwork pullouts by Kelsey Boes of Lovely and Enough
- Reference section for quilting calculations and common construction techniques
So here is my question to you: How do you keep your quilt life organized? Do you have more than one strategy? I'm sincerely interested. I know that I need to change my method of tracking my work flow and I am looking at any and all ideas.
I feel as though my renovated studio will be part of that plan as it will have a better work-flow. Does the organization follow? We shall see! I am hoping that the new planner, my chalk walls, and a white-board will work for me. If there is something else that you find helpful please drop me a comment.