10 Years of Artquiltmaker Blog

Yes, today is my 10 year Blogiversary. Appropriately I am at a Quilt Retreat. I’ll pick up any gifts when I return. πŸ˜‰

Have you been with me the whole time?

I started Artquiltmaker Blog because I had hit a big milestone and I wanted to start something new and send my life in a new direction and practice writing. My first post was not stellar. I remember being distinctly uncomfortable and not knowing what to write. I got better though and even later in May 2005, I was posting real content. Short, not every day, but real content.

At the end of 2008 I moved the blog over to WordPress.

In 2008 and 2009, I started trying to post every day. I worked my way up to posting on that schedule, which I do now except in extraordinary circumstances. Life happens sometimes.

Somewhere in there, I did the Block-a-Long, which was fun, but not very popular. I am also doing the Creative Prompt Project, which will be ending when I get to #365. I still have to think of something special for that one! Having a once a week post that I don’t have to think up helps a lot in getting something posted every day.

This forum has helped me to move forward in my work. I have enjoyed seeing comments from people, getting to different quiltmakers via Instagram and Twitter and even meeting a few in person.

I really enjoyed looking through the photos below to pick the ones I wanted to add to the gallery of the last 10 years worth of my work. I was pleased to add a few pre-blog photos, so you get more of an idea of my work during my quiltmaking career.

I don’t know what the future holds. I don’t know if I will continue to post every day or if I will start posting twice a day. As long as I enjoy the process and contribute to the quiltmaking community I will continue. Thank you for enjoying the ride along with me.

Regards,

Jaye

Update 5/13/2015: Thanks for playing! Comments are closed. The winners are:

  • Pam C – fabric scraps
  • Sherri D. – pattern
  • Jackie B – book

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

18 thoughts on “10 Years of Artquiltmaker Blog”

  1. I enjoy checking in daily to see what you are working on or thinking about. Glad you are still having fun. All the best in your eleventh year!

  2. Woohoo, Jaye! Congrats to you! While I’m not on top of blogs right now, I check when I can, and always love seeing what you have to show and tell. πŸ™‚ And I’m just glad to know you, lady! Hugs!

    1. Thanks! I am really glad I met you as well. BAM has really opened my eyes to new fabrics, colors, designs and process and you are a big part of that! Thanks.

  3. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! (Did you really have short hair back then?!)

    I love checking in here and following your journey. Your FOTY quilts are most inspiring, and I *love* seeing the mass of photos — your style really shows!

    1. I did really have short hair back then! Remind me and I’ll show you my driver’s license sometime. Terrible photo, but it proves the short hair. I think long is better — even short-long, if you know what I mean.

      I really enjoy your comments and am glad you poke your head up sometimes. I am really glad we know each other.

  4. Jaye, I met you at my first guild meeting. You were working on bags to give as Christmas gifts. By the end of this year I hope to make that finished mystery quilt you brought in with all the polka dots. Thanks for inspiring me.

  5. Wow, 10 years. I didn’t even know what a blog was 10 years ago. I like your simple beginning. Got to start somewhere and my first was a tentative start.

    When you look at all your past project/quilts does it surprise you? Do you have a favorite?

    I don’t know how you manage to write a post everyday, I struggle to get 3-4 our per week.

    Glad we’ve met, even if it’s only been online.

    1. I think my favorites change. I am really liking Scrapitude right now. It is on my bed and I never get tired of looking at it. Sor far, at least. I was surprised not to remember *at all* some of the smaller projects. Weird!

      I just do it and use the ‘schedule’ feature quite a bit, though I try not to let it show. Now you know my secret!!!

      You have won a prize and I will contact you via email. I hope to meet you in person sometime.

  6. 10 years, huh? Your blog is just hitting puberty, so I look forward to some awkwardness and growth spurts in the coming years. Also some epic teenage hair.

    I also look forward to the continuing Pointillist Palette series, if that will happen, since I want to know more about your design process for those. I’m also waiting patiently for you and Frances to move forward on the sampler, and I may have yelled that at her while listening to her latest episode where she pondered what to work on next…

    1. Yes, pretty amazing, huh? I don’t really celebrate my blogaversary very diligently, but it seemed appropriate this year.

      Yes, puberty. Great! That went so well for me. I can’t wait to see the awkwardness again. πŸ˜‰

      You really caught me out on that series. I do want to finish, but my process was very different when I started, so I am not sure how to continue. We’ll see!
      I am pleased to tell you that you have won a prize! I will be contacting you via email!

  7. Happy B-birthday! I love your blog. It varies from day to day but yet revisits old posts for updates. Then you toss in a tutorial or news or a review or ???? You’re amazing. Please don’t stop doing this blog EVER!!!
    πŸ˜€
    hugs and congratulations!!!

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