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!




Need a Quick Gift or Christmas Decoration?

Christmas Coasters, FMQ, Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

It is a very busy time of year at the Kennedy household as all of my six children come home for Christmas.  The house is in an uproar with husbands, boyfriends, dogs and GRANDBABIES!!!!  We are shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping, watching Christmas movies (My favorites: We’re No Angels and Christmas in Connecticut–the old one)

In addition, there are big changes in my sewing room–a sneak peek tomorrow!

And to my great disappointment, my trusty camera is on the fritz!  ARGH!


What about YOU? How are you spending your last weeks of 2016?  Is it busy at YOUR house?  Are you doing any stitching?

If you need a few minutes away from it all…

Try this quick tutorial for my free motion quilted coasters

Christmas Coasters, FMQ, Kennedy

Or the coasters designed by Sandy Fitzpatrick from BERNINA We All Sew blog are adorable, too!

Sandy Fitzpatrick for We All Sew


Aren’t the Sunflower Quilts in our show amazing?  I bet you are all inspired!

YOU can do it too!

Voting ends tomorrow, Thursday at noon CST–get your friends and family to vote!

What are YOU working on today?

Can YOU share a link to a quick Christmas or holiday project?

We’d LOVE to hear!