Thursday, November 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - November Goal Setting Link-up

Welcome to November!  We had 104 projects linked up in October - let's see what this month brings!

New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  To join, share a photo of your project, some words about what you want to accomplish in a blog post, an Instagram post (tutorial) or a post on Flickr and add that photo to the link-up.  Return at the end of the month and share your results.  You can read about the event and the rules on the main event page.

We have wonderful sponsors this month - three (3) winners will be randomly chosen from those that link up in both the goal and the finish event.  Plus anyone linking up will earn an entry for the bonus prize.  (Bonus prize to be awarded in January - you can earn up to 3 entries by joining the link-ups October through December.) 

Fat Quarter Shop offers a tremendous selection of fabric, notions, books and just about anything you will need for your project. Consider their Sew Sampler box to receive a monthly surprise delivery of fabric and fun.  Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant.

Make Modern is a digital magazine launched by a collaboration of quilters based in Australia. Their magazine is filled with modern quilt designs and a wonderful source of inspiration. Make Modern is offering a 6 month subscription to one lucky participant.

Aurifil is home to a beautiful rainbow of thread in all weights, perfect for any of your sewing and quilting needs.  My favorite product is the designer collection boxes which coordinate with various fabric lines.  Aurifil is offering a thread set for the fourth quarter bonus prize.

I'm very excited to introduce our featured designer for November - Michelle Wilke of Factotum of Arts.  Michelle is an award winning talented modern designer and teacher.  Her quilts have been featured in multiple magazines and hung in shows, including QuiltCon.

Michelle loves creating modern designs and turning the designs into quilts.  She shares her passion for design daily as the co-administrator of the QDAD (Quilt Design a Day) Facebook group.  In QDAD - founded by Anne Sullivan - participants create a quilt design based on a provided color palette aka a design seed or photo from a member of the group.  Michelle is also a teacher with classes scheduled at QuiltCon as well as quilt guilds and quilt shops. Michelle is currently working on a book about quilt design.  Based on the recent sneak peek she has shared of one of the projects, the book will be awesome.

Michelle is a member of my local Modern Guild (Triangle MQG) so I have the pleasure of seeing her work in person.  These pictures do not do the quilts justice - in person, they are incredibly striking and invite the viewer to stand in front of the quilt for hours.  (Sunday Best - lower right corner below - is my favorite and I'd love it to live at my house.)

Quit and photo credit: Michelle Wilke 
Fetured: Altitudinal Ecosystem, Phased Circle, Rails and Sunday Best

Michelle is offering one lucky winner a copy of her latest pattern Phased Circles.  You can visit Michelle at her website, Factotum of the Arts, on Instagram, on Facebook and her pattern store.

My goal for November is to finish my challenge quilt so I can enter it into QuiltCon by November 30th!

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for November?  (A goal could be to finish a quilt but it could also be to attach a binding.  Whatever it takes to help you move forward and make progress on your projects!  And as long as the project involves making something with a needle and/or fabric, you can link up!)

Make sure you visit the One Monthly Goal event page for the specific requirements for links and social tags. 
 Your blog post (or Flickr post) must contain a photo of your project, a clearly stated goal and a link back to Elm Street Quilts.  Your Instagram post must include a photo of your project, a clearly stated goal and the tag #onemonthlygoal.  (Entries which don't contain the required information may be disqualified.)

And remember, to be eligible for the prize(s) by random drawing you must linkup at both the goal setting and the accomplishment linkup in a given month.   (The One Monthly Goal accomplishment linkup will be available on November 24.)

Make sure you add a link to this OMG post so others can find the OMG link-up from your blog.  Let's make that easy -  just paste this into your post: 

Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I hope you can get your challenge quilt finished in time! Good luck!

  2. Good luck with your Challenge Quilt, Patty. I won't be joining you this month since I have non-sewing goals that are big for the next several months. I'll still take time to cheer on the participants and will continue to blog a link to OMG pages since I love focusing OMG to work on. Good luck everyone!!!

  3. This is a gorgeous quilt. Good luck with getting it finished in time for QuiltCon :)

  4. From what I see your quilt looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it!!!

  5. Once again lovely prizes, and so many lovely projects to look at. Good luck with your monthly goal, I look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

  6. Bummer, bummer, bummer..... didn't realize the link up finish closed at 11:55 PM EASTERN TIME. It's only 9:45 here and I can't link up :(

  7. Good luck..This is a gorgeous quilt and so many lovely projects to look at.
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