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November 12, 2019
Ouch! and the Arts Festival from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A front porch with the funniest table and chairs.
Did I tell you about the foot accident? Ah yes, I did here.  In a nutshell: Milly accidentally pushed a hitch out of the truck. Onto my foot. Right on the bone that goes to the big toe. A metatarsal, I'm told. I find out, for sure, whether it's broken on Wednesday.

Today  I'll see a doctor to find out why this shoulder hurts so much. The last time I saw him, he gave me a shot right in the joint. Ouch! It has not helped. I'd ...

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November 8, 2019
Absolute FUN Fall Retreat 2019 from Heart Desire Creations

Thirty very creative and talented women gathered in Blowing Rock, NC this past week for a very productive and fun-filled retreat!

We played games:



Made stunning quilts:


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Charity blocks were sewn by all to make Hospice quilts:


There really was some serious work going on!



Show and Tell – always the main highlight of the retreat. SO MUCH talent!!

(There are a few pics missing that I will post soon.  Unfortunately I was taking pics from my I-pad and not my phone which was not a good thing!)


Click to view slideshow.

Thank you to our host site, The Meadowbrook Inn ...

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November 2, 2019
The Lacemakers of Venice by Anders Zorn from The Inbox jaunt

The Lacemakers of Venice Anders Zorn (1860-1920) Swedish Read more about the Swedish Impressionist HERE See Knitting Kula by Anders Zorn HERE

The post The Lacemakers of Venice by Anders Zorn appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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October 28, 2019
Going Against the Grind with Tula Pink’s New Collection from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t throw a monkey wrench into the machine.” The phrase is about industrial-sabotage, meaning to prevent a process from going smoothly by deliberately trying to ruin it. Horrible, right?

Well, not always! Sometimes, the unknown path is the best path and who better to throw that monkey wrench into your life than Tula Pink, the queen of quirky, against-the-grind, free-spirited fabric design!

Set your quilt planners, color coordinators, and simple prints aside. Tula Pink’s latest collection, Monkey Wrench, will be the perfect storm you didn’t know you needed! Check it out ...

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October 25, 2019
On display at International Quilt Festival Houston 2019 from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’m a bit gobsmacked to realize I have five, yes FIVE…5….5!!!!, quilts on display in Houston this year! If you are there, I hope you get to see them up close and personal…after all, we know what a world of difference it makes. If you’re not in Houston, here’s what I’ll have on display:

Rose Hip, by Sarah Ann Smith (c) 2019. 36″ square. One of my favorite quilts, in part because it is of my beloved Maine, but also because I’ve been able to meld my personal hand dyes, a hand ...

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October 23, 2019
Winter Color Guide 2019 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Dread the winter no more! Sure, the cold weather can put a damper on the fun things in life and those cold, messy snow piles all over the house can be annoying, but think about all the amazing things this season presents! Things like…

  • Classic Christmas movies
  • Hot cocoa and peppermint creamer
  • Crock-pot meals and hot casseroles
  • Warm, cozy quilts
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Christmas lights
  • and these beautiful color palettes!…



Shown Here: Mini Tumbler Table Runner

A monochromatic Christmas is the perfect mix of classic and modern. It’s especially great for those with white ...

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October 20, 2019
Last free viewing day on The Quilt Show and puzzles of my quilts from Art and Quilting in Camden

Today is the LAST DAY you can see my episode on The Quilt Show for free…and you can also do what may be the most challenging of the puzzles, Pink Oyster Mushrooms. I’d really like to thank Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims, Shelly Heesacker​, Lilo Bowman, Adele Merrell​, Mary Kay Davis​ and all the gang at TQS for a phenomenal experience. I hope to do it again some day! If you’d like to see my interview with Alex scroll to the bottom of this post and click play! Here is the link for the last day of free ...

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October 19, 2019
Georgia O’Keeffe Autumn Leaves from The Inbox jaunt

Autumn Leaves Georgia O’Keeffe American (Born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin-her parents were dairy farmers) Read more HERE    

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October 15, 2019
How To Make Pottery At Home from Pippa Patchwork

One of the ways to relieve stress is to do some art. It helps you to do something with your hands and also keep your mind off things by concentrating on something else. The problem at times is getting started. It seems intimidating and quite hard. But it is really not. You do not have to be an expert to do art. It will be a great hobby and as said before, it is a good stress reliever. So if you are just starting, do not pressure about it but instead, enjoy the process of it. Besides, it is not ...

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October 12, 2019
Week Two from Heart Desire Creations

On Saturday I came home from a sew-in and on Sunday left with Hubby for Richmond, Virginia for some sightseeing.  The city is so rich with history. We walked many, many miles each day and found ourselves constantly looking up at the amazing architecture.  There are also many phenomenal historical statues. Below left is the city hall and the third is the state capital.


On day two we had a few hours of rain so we headed to the Richmond Museum of Fine Arts.  What a treasure filled with exquisite exhibits!  AND…there was a special exhibition of quilts: Cosmologies ...

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October 8, 2019
How To Start Oil Painting For Beginners from Pippa Patchwork

Some people would want to have a hand and try to make art. It is something that can make your mind at ease and is a very good stress reliever. The problem with it is that it is quite intimidating. When you look at other’s creations, it is inspiring but at the same time frightening to get par with them. As a beginner, you should not think that way. Everyone had a start even those artists. 

One of the forms of art that people would like to try is painting. There are many types of it but the most ...

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October 7, 2019
Framed! from Becca's Crazy Projects

Since I picked up such great art at the Crafty D.C. Festival I had to buy some frames so I could display that art. I picked up this fabulous print from Jen of Zooguu. All the frames on Amazon had white mats so I had to pick up a black on locally.
I had never attached a print to a mat before, so I did a little research on YouTube and found a great video that really had way more content than I needed. It did give me some tips to get me started, though.
I'm really pleased ...

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October 4, 2019
Dior Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters and Fashion Lovers! A few weeks ago, I traveled to Dallas to attend the Christian Dior Exhibit at the Dallas Art Museum with my friends, Denise Strueber and Susie Black.  (Susie has a great Halloween/Market bag tutorial on her website:  Heart and Sew Texas. Dior: From Paris to the World The catalog…

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September 18, 2019
Quilting Arts & A Rooster from Where Art & Life Meet

A couple years ago I was featured in Quilting Arts Magazine – the Year of the Rooster!   The piece I submitted, entitled Regal Rooster, was made of wool, cotton and silk velvet (that I dyed myself) using a variety of threads, but predominantly Eleganza Perle Cotton from Sue Spargo.  She has the most luscious… Continue reading Quilting Arts & A Rooster

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September 16, 2019
The Undermining of “Craft” from Where Art & Life Meet

“Crafts” have occupied a large part of my life. I was fifteen years old when I knitted my first sweater.  My mother taught me to knit when I was so young my fingers had trouble wrapping the yarn around them.  I didn’t realize it then, but being left-handed certainly must have made it more difficult… Continue reading The Undermining of “Craft”

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January 2, 2017
NEW YEAR, NEW START from Show + Tell

Who doesn't love a fresh start?

January 1st is really just a continuation in a long stream of days, but who doesn't love a fresh start? A new race to run (not from personal experience, I just thought it sounded good), new colors to explore, spend more time where I feel most alive, experiment more, love more, move closer to what God created me to do and embrace the wonderful gift of joy.

Got to hand deliver my last art installation of 2016 in Indianapolis for my amazing, creative Jennifer Storey. Now I can't wait to get ...

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November 15, 2016
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY? from Show + Tell

Back to the drawing board? Nope, this one is finished. It's raining cats and dogs? You're getting closerEvery cloud has a silver lining? Close, but no cigar. When it rains it pours? Winner Winner.....

You Know What They Say? 16 x16 on wood cradle board

I apologize for being a little punchy. I seem to create quite a few rainy paintings, which is ironic, since rain is so rare in San Diego. I thoroughly enjoyed the layer upon layer of raining color until I could see beyond the paint itself. 

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September 16, 2014
Journal Quilts – May to August from Cloud CouCou Crafts

At the beginning of this year I joined the UK Quilter’s Guild and signed up for the Journal Quilt challenge. Each month I create a mini quilt that will form part of a collection of 12. There are obviously many, … Continue reading

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