Exciting News to Share!

Martingale, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I have exciting news to share…

After a few false starts and much deliberation, I have signed a book contract with Martingale Publishing!  (Summer 2017)

YOU have been encouraging me to do this for sometime, and I finally summoned the courage to sign a contract…and trust me, it does take some courage!

I thought it would feel like signing myself up for a BIG TERM PAPER…and who would voluntarily do that?

Surprisingly, I have found it to be a relief in a way.  I have been thinking about it for so long and have fragments of ideas floating around in my head constantly.  So now that I’m actually writing, it feels like a weight has been lifted.

Book Writing, Lori Kennedy

I will have to be very focused on writing and stitching samples…

and I don’t want to give up my walking and nutrition goals!

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Martingale, Lori Kennedy

I’m sticking with my mantra #NoExcuses…10,000 steps/day!

What about YOU?  Any big projects in your life?  How are YOU going to maintain your fitness goals during YOUR busy season?

We’d LOVE to hear!


PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

83 thoughts on “Exciting News to Share!

  1. Lori, take what you have done as tutorials for this wonderful blog of yours, flesh them out a bit more and you have an excellent book, maybe even two or three. You have already done the lion’s share of the writing work. And, we are all looking forward to having it in our hands!


  2. Congratulations, I am excited to hear this and can scarcely wait for the release party!! Hope you are going to cut back on some other activity to fit “book writing” into the equation. We all need your seemingly never ending encouragement and gentle guidance so much we don’t want you to burn out!
    Your devoted student

  3. That is fantastic news! I am eagerly looking forward to your brand spanking new book! I know it will be amazing! You go, girl!

  4. Congratulations!!!! You were made for this, so relax and have fun with it, and let God do the rest. I can’t wait to read it!!!

  5. Congratulations on your signing a book contract! That’s so exciting! I am also very impressed with your nutrition and walking goals! Good for you! Congrats!

  6. I love books and am delighted to hear you will be publishing one! I love being able to read and reread, to look at pictures or photos, highlight important details etc. I am so looking forward to your book.
    I even managed to keep to 10,000 steps while on the Alaskan cruise – just got off today. The walking allowed me to indulge at meal and snack time. 😉

  7. Congratulations!!…..This is just the beginning!…….Can’t wait !
    Doing some more renovations on my house and going to do as much as l can myself.
    To get things moving , planting vegetable garden this weekend. Planting some new veggies this year to help with my goal of eating healthier.

  8. I am ready to pre-order. Where shall I send my check? Congratulations! You are a fabulous teacher, and I have enjoyed so much the tutorials you share with us. Love your online classes, too. This book will fill in the gap- I won’t have to balance my computer on my lap in bed for my night reading :).

  9. If you can tell us…will it be examples from this blog (I personally would love to be able to look through a book for these ideas) or new? Maybe you should write 2 books!

  10. You will write a wonderful book I am sure. I, on the other hand, have a different kind of rush. I am 84 years old and I have so many bundles of beautiful fabric I must use before I journey over to the other side. I really want to make 2 or 3 quilts so I am having to push myself out of my chair and up the stairs more often. Not and easy thing so wish me luck.

  11. I am so happy for you. I mention your name at every opportunity, guild meetings ,(VMQG), convos with other quilters … anyone that will give me their ear, basically! My work is very influenced by your instruction and creativity. I will definitely be adding it to my library. I hope you release in a digital format. I’m trying to go low paper in my world.
    Thank you.

  12. How brave you are, just trying to fit everything into your life. Signing on the dotted line must have been a watershed moment. I am really looking forward to seeing/reading your book. CONGRATULATIONS

  13. That is awesome news. Your designs are beautiful and my dream is that one day I can accomplish some of your designs. Thank you for the sharing your knowledge and talent with us. I can’t wait to get your book.

  14. Congratulations! This is just what I need. I keep all your tips and instructions in a folder and the contents are spilling out!

  15. I have a summer quilt that has gotten put away to work on other projects. I just decided, after reading this blog, that it is going to the top of the list for this weekend. I have done a lot of the quilting already. I will clean my studio tonight so I can start fresh on Saturday. Putting this in writing makes me more committed for some reason.

  16. Congratulations! Good for you for taking that leap. I sprained my ankle badly last weekend and totally sidelined my plans. Uhg. But ironically I did it while we were loading a Bowflex into the truck (from Craigslist) and there is a lot of nonweightbearing exercises you can do with it. So time to change things up. It does mess up quilting time for a bit though!

  17. Wonderful! I can imagine it is scary, but all of your fans can’t wait to have your book in their hands–me too! I find the only way I will get my 10,000 steps a day is to do most of it first thing in the morning. If I start thinking about my projects for the day, I lose motivation. (I say this as I am sitting here waisting time now with my work out clothes on trying to get myself out the door!)

  18. Congratulations Lori…looking froward to seeing your new book…I’m sure it will be great to get inspiration from. Dorothy

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