Exercise Your Brain by Learning & Readers Recommended Videos

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Good Morning, Quilters, Bakers, Seamstresses, Knitters…

They say the best way to keep your brain in shape is to keep it active and learning new things.

That means that taking quilting classes is good for our health and may improve our memory!


 Craftsy Labor Day –Back to School Sale.   Most classes are 50% off!

Whatever your hobby…Craftsy has a class for you!

Best thing–you can watch in your pajamas and ask questions of the instructor while sipping your coffee  Margarita!—(caution–margaritas may undo all health benefits associated with learning new things!)

Of course, YOUR first choice has to be:  Divide and Conquer:  Creative Quilting for Any Space!  (All five star reviews!)


As promised, I have organized YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS–(and added a few of my own!)

Quilting Craftsy Sale


Divide and Conquer:  Creative Quilting for Any Space, Lori Kennedy

Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results, Ann Petersen

Stupendous Stitch, Carol Ann Waugh

Modern Quilts, Elisabeth Hartman

Wholecloth Quilts, Cindy Needham

Fusible Applique, Laura Wasilowski

Creative Quilting with a Walking Foot,  Jackie Gehring

Finishing School, Mimi Dietrich

Cut to It, Debbie Caffrey

The Free Motion Effect, Leah Day

Free Motion Essentials, Christina Cameli

Free Motion Quilting Feathers, Angela Walters



Classic Tailored Shirt, Pam Howard

Sew Better, Sew Faster:   Janet Pray

Sew Ready:  Garment Basics, Brett Bara (Craftsy even sends you a pattern in the mail!)


Save Our Stitches, Fixing Knitting Mistakes, Ann Budd

Knit Faster with Continental Knitting, Lorilee Beltman



Artisan Bread Making, Peter Reinhart

The Art of Stir Frying, Grace Young

The Perfect Cupcake, Jennifer Shea


Basics of Digital Photography, Rick Allred

Mobile Photography, Jack Davis


I know many of us love to watch these videos while we quilt.  I carry my laptop around with me and watch while I do household chores.  It makes folding laundry and doing dishes so much more enjoyable!

If YOU have any videos YOU recommend–please let us know and we’ll add it to “OUR LIST”!

Hope YOUR day is filled with brain exercises!





5 thoughts on “Exercise Your Brain by Learning & Readers Recommended Videos

  1. Lori-
    How exciting! I’d love to take all of these classes. Of course, I’m already taking
    ” Divide And Conquer,,,” and it’s at the top of my list! Recent scientific studies show that, as you said, using the brain keeps the mind active and healthy. Excellent CNN article that you sited. (Mayo Clinic website has so much information- there are free newsletters that are terrific regarding all aspects of mental and physical health.)
    Quilters have so many to improve memory and mental health-
    Math is used
    Eye- hand coordination- wow, just think about free motion quilting!
    Connecting with other people is so beneficial- we do this in so many ways- following the Inbox Jaunt and a myriad of other websites
    Social interaction keeps us connected- going to classes, quilt shows, shopping, etc.
    I’m sure everyone knows all of this and much much more.
    Thank You, Lori for brightening my day!

  2. Hi Lori

    Just wanted to say how much I have learnt from and enjoyed your Craftsy class. It is by far the best I have seen – I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who wants to improve their machine quilting.

    Jane UK

  3. Thank you Lori for the list. I’ve taken several of the classes and all good. Of course I enrolled in yours the minute it was posted. So many ideas!!

  4. Lori, replying a little late (but not for next year) about late-blooming flowers–I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, where we had a frost a couple of days ago, but it’s now back up in the sixties. My asters are still blooming away, and I have had them last until October. Their form and manner of flowering is so interesting and would make wonderful quilting patterns. Also, tri-colored salvia (seeds from Renee’s Garden) is fascinating; what look like leaves change colors and have delicate veins. Pansies, of course, are valiant warriors and last and last through frosts–Anyway, when the snow falls and gardening is done, maybe early October, I’ll be thrilled to get back to quilting.

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