Santa’s Workshop and a Winner!


Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m still doing a bit of last minute shopping and found Santa’s workshop right in my hometown of Stillwater, Minnesota!  Tom Bethke, who works as Santa at local events doubles as an elf. All year long he cuts and saws, making hundreds of wood toys for children all over the world.


He offers a wide variety of very well made toys–check out his website, Kringle Workshops HERE

Tom Bethke, Kringle


Thank you to all the quilters who participated in our quilt show!  The quilts were fabulous and all of them deserve an award.  Thank you for inspiring us all with a fresh look at FMQ!  All of the different styles provide inspiration and new ideas!

The winner is Noreen Borys

Noreen’s use of a variety of threads and motifs was Best of Show!

Congratulations, Noreen!


Noreen Borys


Craftsy is running a last-minute sale at amazing prices!  Craftsy classes make great gifts for yourself or for anyone on your list who quilts, sews, knits, cooks, bakes, paints….

Be sure to check out my two classes:  Divide and Conquer:  Creative Machine Quilting and Creative Free Motion Quilting (Both classes have FIVE STAR REVIEWS!)

ALL CLASSES UNDER $20.00–use my affiliate link to get the best prices!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!




THE Book-Exciting News!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

A few days ago, as I was walking back from my mailbox and absentmindedly thumbing the pages of a quilt catalog…

This is what I found…

As all of YOU know…I spent much of 2016 stitching tutorials and working with the fabulous editors at Martingale writing, re-writing, proofing and editing my first book…

But I had not seen the official photos!  THE PHOTOS ARE FABULOUS!

Needless to say I was thrilled!!!!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy


Our book has a title:   Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 and we have an ISBN number!

It will be available March, 2017 and is being advertised in Martingale’s Wholesale catalog right now.  (Stores should order NOW–it is sure to sell out quickly, right folks?)

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

I can’t tell you how excited I am!

And it would never have happened without YOU, Gentle Reader!!!!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

In a week where we recount all we are thankful for…

This is one of many!

What about YOU?  What are YOU thankful for?

We’d LOVE to hear!

You could knock me down with a (FMQ) feather!


Thankfully yours,


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