Open Line Friday–All About Moms!

 

Mother's Day

Good Morning, Quilters!

My mom turned 92 this week-help me wish her Happy Birthday!

My mom is the best!

I can honestly say I’ve never heard her say an unkind word or criticize anyone.

Her favorite line is– “There, but for the grace of God, go one of mine.”

mother's day

My Mom (almost) always knows the right thing to say.

Whenever we didn’t get something we wanted,  she said disappointment “builds character”…(I told her I didn’t want character, I want to be a cheerleader!)

 

She is very patient…

She taught all of us to sew–even when I’m sure she would have rather been quietly sewing herself.

Her sense of humor…

I accused her of having kids (there are seven of us) just so she wouldn’t have to do dishes…

You should have heard her belly laugh!

Oh dear, Mom!

Happy Birthday!  Happy Mother’s Day!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOTHER

What about YOU?

Did YOUR mother teach you to sew?

Any favorite quotes?

Any favorite stories?

We’d LOVE to hear about YOUR Mom!

Lori

 

Meander No More–The BERNINA Blog Tour

BERNINA 770 QE

Good Morning, Quilters!

If YOU are joining us from The BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour–Meander No More!  YOU are in the right place!  WELCOME!!

Welcome to The Inbox Jaunt!  My name is Lori Kennedy and I will be your tour guide for this portion of the journey.  My motto is:

 Meander no More!

I LOVE to machine quilt on a domestic sewing machine–I have five BERNINAs, but my current favorite is my BERNINA 770QE.

The only thing I like more than quilting…(and walking Hawaiian beaches) is convincing others that:

Machine  Quilting is Fun and Easy!

THE FUN PART

Over 100 Quilting Motifs with Personality HERE–(we never stipple or meander here)

Click on the photos below to take you to the full tutorial.

Flowers, Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

THE EASY PART

Machine Quilting is EASY when you break it down,  step-by-step:

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

We add more step-by-step tutorials EVERY WEEK —“The Tuesday Tutorial”.  

EXCITEMENT THIS WEEK

There has been a lot of excitement at The Inbox Jaunt lately, because a collection of the Tuesday Tutorials (along with Skill Building Exercises and more) was just published by Martingale!

Check YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP! or

You can receive autographed copies from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon HERE (available in Print and Kindle!)

 RAVE REVIEWS

Thank you to Terry S for the fabulous review on Amazon!

BUSY DAYS/BUSY WEEKS

There’s more to The Inbox Jaunt than the Tuesday Tutorials:

Silent Sundays

Water Lilies, Photography

Quick Tip Mondays

Aurifil Cotton Thread, Lori Kennedy, FMQ

 

Work in Progress Wednesdays

The Nutcracker, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Doodle Thursdays

Quilt Doodles

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Open Line Fridays

Seamstresses in Fine Arts SaturdaysGeraniums, Childe Hassam

(We get the days mixed up sometimes….)

We would LOVE to have YOU join us!

Sign up in the sidebar…

Quilting (including machine quilting) should be FUN!

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

FIVE STAR CRAFTSY INSTRUCTOR

Quick!  Both of my Craftsy classes are on sale until April 15th!

(Click on photo–discount applied at check out)

Craftsy Title Card

Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

AMERICAN QUILTER MAGAZINE

Be sure to check out my column in American Quilter Magazine–glossy tutorials in every issue!

American Quilter Magazine

 

BERNINA BLOG TOUR CONTINUES

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Thank YOU for joining us today…

 

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

There’s more inspiration on the tour today:

Annie Smith
Kari Karr
Catherine Redford

And we hope YOU will join us tomorrow and EVERY DAY here at The Inbox Jaunt where:

“A quilt without personality is just a blanket!”

Enjoy your quilting journey!

Lori

PS…Thank you to Teri Lucas at Terifications  for organizing this blog tour. Teri Lucas is an AMAZING Machine Quilter–and someone YOU should know!

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.

A Place For Everything! My New Sewing Studio

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

Good Morning, Quilters!

Once again, I would like to thank all of you who have ordered autographed books from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE

Or from YOUR Local Quilt Shop!

It’s already a bestseller on Amazon and it won’t be released until March 15!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

KIMBERLY EINMO REVIEWS

I was really honored to have fellow columnist at American Quilter Magazine, Kimberly Einmo review Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 on her blog yesterday.  See “A Really Good Read” HERE

Kimberly is an amazing quilt instructor, author of six books HERE, Craftsy instructor and all around lovely lady!

She is definitely someone YOU should know–and we will be interviewing her soon in our “Make New Friends” feature coming soon!

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

SEWING STUDIO

I am slowly moving into my new digs—-arranging and re-arranging….

It is so nice to have all of my collections in one place and visible!

Do you recognize some of my “photo props”!?

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

MY COLLECTIONS

As I organize my new shelves, it is like making new friends again!

I have collected a wide variety of things over my years of sewing…

Vintage Scissors

Vintage Notions

Old Cameras

Red Tins

Anything Red

Teacups

Vintage Rulers

Vintage Flower Books

Vintage Bird Books

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

As I read this over….(and I didn’t even include fabric, thread, quilt books….)

Am I a HOARDER?!?!

If so…I blame you…I need photo props after all….

Yeah–that’s it…It’s The Inbox Jaunt’s fault….

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

What about YOU?

Are YOU a Hoarder?   Collector?

What do YOU Collect?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

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!!