Sulky Thread Winner and More!


Good Morning, Quilters!

Thank you to all of you who entered our Pretty in Pink Sulky Thread giveaway. Thank you to Sulky for helping us spread awareness.

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect breast cancer in its early stages.

Schedule your mammogram today!


The lucky winner is Janice King.  Congratulations!  Please send your address to my email: and I will arrange to have the thread delivered.


The ESR1 K303R Quilt

For another perspective….I thought you’d like this quilt by Susan Hilsenbeck.  Susan is a biostatistician who works  on breast cancer research.  Thank you, thank you Susan!

In her free time, Susan is a quilt artist and naturally her two worlds intersect.

Susan Hilsenbeck,

Susan Hilsenbeck

In her own words:

In my day job, I’ve spent most of my career working on breast cancer research studies, and on the quilty side, right now, I’m slowly ( I do mean slowly) working on a wall-sized quilt that will be a surprise gift for a friend. The english-paper-pieced hexagon construction, which is appliqued onto a background, represents part of the sequence of the estrogen receptor (ESR1), an important protein in breast cancer biology. The sequence includes a mutation that my friend has spent many years working on. The mutation is known as K303R (303rd amino acid in the protein is changed from a lysine [K] to an arginine [R], which alters the function of the protein). For the more biologically savvy — yes, I know that Deoxy-ribose (D in DNA) is a pentagon, not a hexagon. Too bad. This is art, or my version anyway. 😉

Read more at her blog:

Not only are Susan’s quilts beautiful,  they all tell a story.  She shares her process for many of her quilts and offers quilting insights along the way.

Pour yourself a cup of tea and spend some time…you may be lost for a while and I promise you will learn a lot!

Susan Hilsenbeck, ESR1, K303R

Susan Hilsenbeck, ESR1, K303R

CRAFTSY Supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Craftsy is running a Flash Sale until Monday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All Craftsy classes are on sale AND if you order through an instructor website, 5% will be donated to the NBCF to help fund their mission which includes providing free mammograms.  

Craftsy Breast Cancer Promo

Consider my two classes:

Start with Divide and Conquer and then move on to From Doodle to Design


Or any of the many classes on knitting, crochet, sewing, photography, baking, cooking…

I’m currently enjoying Ellie Krieger’s class on healthy cooking



  • It’s Halloween…I have a fun little quilt to share.
  • We will talk about straight line quilting–the background quilting in the pink quilt shown here.
  • The Sunflower Sampler quilt-a-long continues
  • Doodling
  • And so much more!

Happy, Healthy Quilting!




WIN Thread!! Sulky Pink Giveaway!


Good Morning, Quilters!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime…that means that 1250 of The Inbox Jaunt’s 10,000 followers will face breast cancer!


The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect breast cancer in its early stages.

Read more at The National Breast Cancer Foundation HERE.


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sulky is offering the Pretty Pink Giveaway– 18 spools of their gorgeous thread:  40 wt Rayon (one of my go-to threads–see below), 40 wt cotton and 12 wt cotton –to one lucky winner.


Please leave a comment--anything you want to say about Breast Cancer, thread, or just write:  “Pretty in Pink”

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Friday.

Sulky Thread, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy


Learn the warning signs of Breast Cancer HERE

Read about Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection HERE

Take a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment HERE

Consider a donation to one of the many Breast Cancer organizations.

Spread the word–encourage your family and friends to learn more about Breast Cancer prevention.

Enter to win the Sulky Pretty Pink Giveaway.


Whatever you choose to do this October, remember YOU can make a difference…








Week Three Challenge #LoseThoseFatQuarters


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Photo Courtesy of Faye Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Fitness Pros!

How’s the stepping going?  Have you been more aware of your sedentary time?  Have you been moving more?

Keep up the good work!  We all want to become great quilters…but nothing is as important as our health!  So let’s put that first–even when (especially when) we are busy!  (This is me talking to myself…)

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Photo courtesy of Faye Kennedy


Of course we all know there are two parts to the fitness challenge–

Move More + Eat Less.

This week, move more AND  be aware of your eating habits.

Set a nutrition goal for yourself this week.  Keep it EASY and SIMPLE–

Goals like:

  • “I will drink five glasses of water per day”.
  • “I will eat a fruit and a vegetable with every meal and snack.”
  • “I will not eat an Oreo every time I open that cabinet.”
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Photo Courtesy of Faye Kennedy

We don’t have to change everything in one week…just pick that easy thing–the food you eat, but don’t really care about–for me it’s anything sweet.  I don’t really have a sweet tooth, but I will eat it if it’s there…

So my goal this week is to not eat any sweets:  candy, cookies, ice cream, doughnuts.

Now Fritos….that’s a challenge for another week!  (Salty is my downfall!–that and bread…and rice…and pasta…and …—baby steps, baby steps!)


There are a lot of sources of nutrition information (and misinformation) on the web.

The US Department of Agriculture has a very good website,

If you have a source you recommend, please share a link.



Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

To enter to Win the Notions Quilt:  (Good news–it is finished–including binding!)

  1. You must continue your MOVE MORE goal–either the one from last week or write a new one.
  2. Write an additional nutrition goal.
  3. Keep both goals for one week.
  4. Enter to Win on Monday, May 23
  5. Tell us what worked and didn’t work for you in the comment section on Monday, May 23.  (You will have until noon on May 24 to leave a comment.)

The Winner will be announced on Thursday, May 26.


Later today, our friend, Carole  From My Carolina Home will be blogging about The Inbox Jaunt in her “May is for Makers”.  Be sure to stop by and say to Carole!

Also, check our her pattern store.  Carole even has a few free patterns!

We will finish our Sailboat Sampler tomorrow.  I’ve been delighted to see several on Instagram!  And much more…

Happy Candy-Free Quilting!


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  Thanks!