What Will Your Quilts Say about YOU?

Vintage Sewing Machine, Singer, Toy Sewing Machine, Amish Quilt, Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

As the winter settles in for a prolonged stay,  January is a time for introspection. It’s a season more conducive to thinking than to action…

Perhaps it’s a good time to spend a moment thinking about our quilts and setting goals.

The experts on goal-setting say–“Begin with the end in mind.”  

What does that mean in terms of our quilting projects?

TIME TRAVEL

Perhaps a little time travel is in order…

Imagine it’s the year 2117--and a family member has just inherited a trunk of your quilts.

What will YOUR quilts say about YOU?

Do they say what YOU want them to say?

Vintage Sewing

Over the next several Fridays, I will offer a few other ways to think about quilting.

Perhaps you could add a few journal pages to your Quilt Notebook and write down your answers.

Please share YOUR thoughts, ideas, concerns…

As our New Friend, Kelly Ashton would say:  “Quilting is not a matter of life or death–it’s more important than that!”

Happy, Thoughtful Stitching,

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!

 

 

Make New Friends-Kelly Ashton

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy, Quilts

Good Morning, Quilters!

One of the best parts of being a BERNINA Ambassador is the people you meet…

And one of the nicest people I’ve met is the amazing, Kelly Ashton.

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy

Kelly is a passionate quilter who has been quilting since childhood.  She learned to sew in Home Economics and now sews on average 2-3 hours day and as many as sixteen hours!!!  At any given time, Kelly has 4-5 projects in process on her family of BERNINA sewing machines.  Her current machine is a BERNINA 780.

Kelly Ashton Quilt Book

Her specialty is precision piecing and she LOVES math!

Kelly’s book HERE  :Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More: Skill-Building Techniques for 60-Degree Patchwork is filled with her patterns and tips and tricks for precision piecing.

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy, Quilts

Check out Kelly’s website Kellyquilter.com It’s filled with her wit and wisdom–be sure to watch her intro video–you really get a sense of her lovely personality.

 

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy, Quilts

One of Kelly’s most popular guild lectures is “Quilting is not a Matter of Life and Death….It’s more Important than That.”–exploring the value of quilting-making in the quality of many lives.

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy, Quilts

Kelly and I collaborated on these quilts.

She did the piecing of course…

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy, Quilts

It’s always fun to work out of the box…

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy, Quilts

And to Make New Friends!!!

Get Kelly’s  Craftsy Video HERE—25% OFF until April 11–The discount will be applied in the shopping cart.

What about YOU?

Have YOU made any new friends as a result of your quilting hobby?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

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My New Sewing Studio

 

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Last year, my friend Kimberley Einmo asked me to send her photos of my sewing room for a guild lecture she was preparing.  After much cleaning, I sent her a few sanitized photos like this:  (See more HERE)

I felt a little dishonest, because this serene setting was staged…

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

The rest of the sewing room looked like this:

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

SEWING ROOM TO SEWING STUDIO

For most of my sewing career, I have carved out a small space in my basements next to the laundry room to sew.  I always installed good lighting, but used a hodge- podge of boxes, shelves and banquet tables.

When we moved to Minnesota, I took the bonus room over the garage for my sewing area.  I just moved the mess right into my new space. For the first time, I was out of the basement and I had huge windows!  I just loved the room…

But now….

We’ve splurged on REAL SHELVES!!  and a REAL ISLAND!!!

There are shelves to hold my stencils and drawers for all my fabric.  Cabinets to hide my messy stuff and a huge island for cutting!

I even had two huge bulletin boards/design walls installed!

Now all they need is a few coats of paint!

More photos to come…

Floating on air,

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!