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September 13, 2019
Little Farmstead Living from Moda Lissa

I live in Farmers Branch, a small town that
sits immediately north of Dallas, Texas.
I have lived here since I was eight years old. Three of my five kids live here, and all four of my grandkids live here.
My oldest grandson just started Kindergarten at the same elementary school I attended.
Why I mention this, is our family roots run deep and while I live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas surrounded by international business,
bustling highways, I love anything country/farmhouse related.

When I found out Martingale was publishing a book from Julie Thomas, I knew I ...

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July 1, 2019
Behind the Scenes-A Book Photo Shoot from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! When I read other blogs, one of my favorite things to read is the “Behind the Scenes” posts. So today, I’d like to share a few photos from my recent photography session with Martingale, held in my  Minnesota studio. The photography for my first two books, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 and…

The post Behind the Scenes-A Book Photo Shoot appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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March 16, 2019
I love Quirky from Moda Lissa

I love the word Quirky and I love little quilts, which is why I am taking part in Quirky Little Quilts quiltalong. I have choosen some of my favorite Minick and Simpson Christmas scraps.

Book and fabrics- Ready to go!
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How super cool would it be to have a jar big enough to hold mini quilts or enough mini quilts to even fit into the jar! That is what I am going for.

Sheryl shared many tips on finishing the mini quilts and I can’t wait to get finished to try some of ...

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March 6, 2019
Celebrate the Seasons – book giveaway from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

My very talented and delightful friend, Pat Sloan has published her 37th book! Celebrate the seasons has 14 easy quilting projects to reflect the beauty of each season and decorate your home. This book, as with all Pat’s books, has easy to follow instructions supported by great plentiful illustrations, tips and tricks. Pat has gathered...

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March 5, 2019
#GIVEAWAY Signed Copy of "Stitched So Sweet" by Tracy Souza UPDATE! from Sister Of The Divide

UPDATE: The WINNER of Tracy Souza's new book, "Stitched So Sweet" is Caitlin Taylor Braun of Philadelphia. Congratulations Caitlin! Be sure to check back frequently, we will have another giveaway soon! I had the pleasure of meeting Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs a couple months ago at a get together hosted by Fabric Garden in Sacramento. Tracy is a talented designer who has been

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February 20, 2019
Two Huge Projects! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Thank YOU all for your hilarious mouse stories and for helping me name my little, free motion quilted mouse. I’m thinking of calling her Squilt.  What do you think? And maybe we could name her companion Squee. Squee and Squilt?  Maybe it’s time to write a children’s book?  LOL MAYBE … Continue reading

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February 13, 2019
A Helpful You Tube Video from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda

Last fall while I was attending quilt market, I met with the staff of Martingale Publishing and we worked together to make a You Tube video of my best tips for perfect Connector Corners.
They made a really great video of my demo and I think you may enjoy it and perhaps get some useful tips!

Click here to watch the video.

Click here to read the entire Martingale Stitch This! blog post.  They always have such great blog posts! can comment to win a copy of my Vintage Patchwork book!!

If you're interested in buying my ...

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November 1, 2018
Splendid Sampler II from Moda Lissa

Welcome to the last stop on the Splendid Sampler 2 block hop.

I have a story about my quilt block, but first I wanted to tell you about a few behind the scenes details. (excuse my analogies, but it fits)

While I did not birth this Splendid Sampler baby, I was indeed there at conception. A few years ago, I sat with the uber-talented Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson as they talked through this little idea they had. I immediately asked how Moda Fabrics can be involved. We continued to talk through the process from beginning to end, organizing the ...

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October 27, 2018
Red and White from Moda Lissa

What is your favorite color? Mine is red so when I was asked to participate in a collaborative project from Martingale Publishing, I jumped at the chance.

In 2011, I was able to attend the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts exhibit in New York City. If you are a quilter, you would understand when I say this was a religious experience. 650 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose were exhibited in Park Avenue’s 55,000 sq. ft. Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Mrs. Rose celebrated her 80th birthday by ...

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October 20, 2018
Izzy Squared- baby quilt from Moda Lissa


The fun of making scrap quilts is that I sew bits and pieces together and let the plan develop as I go. I always ask my quilting friends, “Do you cut out the entire quilt before you get started, or do you cut some pieces and test your color choices before you cut the entire quilt?”

I think I have always done the latter and maybe that is because of my love of scraps quilts.

And because of this I often have some leftovers in quilting, not in cooking. I added more squares and had enough pieces from my Izzy ...

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September 13, 2018
Merry Makers from Moda Lissa

Giveaway closed!!


There is no better description for this book, other than the info posted on the Martingale website as shown below.

Get your patchwork presents all wrapped and ready! The Moda All-Stars are back with 15+ handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in speedy multiples. Lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound too!

Complete most projects in a weekend or quicker—no need to fear the Christmas time crunch. And just for fun, you’ll learn all about the favorite holiday traditions of the All-Stars in a series of ...

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September 3, 2018
Book Review Day: Quirky Little Quilts from Terificreations's Weblog

Quirky Little Quilts Patchwork from the Past, Projects for the Present Sheryl Johnson Temecula Quilt Company $25.99; $17.99 e-book soft cover 80 pages When reviewing books I always look for that thing that speaks deeply to my quilters soul. With Quirky Little Quilts it’s right there on the cover, quirky! Any book that promotes quilters and… Continue reading Book Review Day: Quirky Little Quilts

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April 3, 2018
Announcing My First Book!!! Vintage Patchwork!!! from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda

This was one of the hardest secrets to keep for the last year, but today.....I get to share the news that my first book with Martingale Publishing is coming soon!!  Yippee!!!  I'm so jazzed to tell you all about it!!  Here's the book cover....and I love it!

I challenged myself to see how many pieced projects I could create out of just one 10" x 10" precut of fabrics. yourself one 10" x 10" bundle and make a bunch of quilts and pinkeeps.  How many projects, you ask? about TWELVE!!  

It won ...

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March 26, 2018
Oh Scrap-Martingale Publishing from Moda Lissa

All good things must come to an end. Today is the last stop on the Oh Scrap blog hop. Martingale Publishing is place to be, so visit them here.  But before I finish my posts I want to tell you a few things about the quilting book world from the world as I see it.

The first year that Jennifer Keltner joined Meredith Publishing as Chief Visionary Officer, she invited me to dinner. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and she asked if I would be interested in writing a book.  I will never forget this ...

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March 24, 2018
Oh Scrap – Teresa Silva from Moda Lissa

Today’s Stop on the Oh Scrap blog hop is

Teresa Silva of Quilting is my Bliss.

Teresa quilted the Splendid Scraps quilt shown above.

Teresa Silva, Maggi Honeyman,  Natalia Bonner, and Abby Latimer are the magic makers-machine quilters that brought my quilt tops to life., Thank you for that!

Both Teresa and Natalia have quilting books that overflow with inspiration.

The real artistry in the quilt world is the quilting. The stitching of the quilt top, batting and backing, the quilt sandwich that is secured together with the finest of stitches and design.

Funny Story:

in the late 1980 ...

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March 21, 2018
Oh Scrap – Carrie Nelson from Moda Lissa

Today’s stop on the Oh Scrap blog hop is Carrie Nelson at Moda Fabrics.

I have so much to say today so please bare with me!! or is it bear with me?This quilt is called Izzy Squared. I believe the official name is Granny Squares but my grands call me Izzy.
My niece couldn’t say Lissa so she called me Izzy, and now that nickname follows me, hence the name of the quilt. The diversity of this quilt is so great that I included instructions for 3 different sizes in the book including the king version shown ...

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March 20, 2018
Oh Scrap- Melissa Corey from Moda Lissa

Kismet by Melissa Corry

Melissa is not new to the publishing world and is a very prolific pattern designer also. I recently talked about what a role Barbara Brackman played n my book but I wanted to also share what Melissa did. I am a firm believer in learning through other people’s eyes and so my original game plan was to have some friends make some color options. While several of them wanted to I didn’t really want to ask them to spend the time and the money to do this. Melissa didn’t listen to me and ...

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March 19, 2018
Oh Scrap- Alison Dale from Moda Lissa

Friendship Blues

( aren’t those toes the cutest?)

This quilt is the perfect feature to talk about as I introduce you to a dear friend of mine, Alison Dale. Alison owns Fabric Expressions in Littleton, Colorado.

Alison was the sports photo editor for the Ft. Worth Star telegram  when one day she walked into The Old Craft Store in Carrollton Texas where I worked at the time. We immediately became life long friends. Alsion’s worked at several different newspapers moving throughout the country. We always stayed in touch and even meeting up at Quilt Markets if it was close ...

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March 18, 2018
Oh Scrap- It’s Barbara Brackman from Moda Lissa

Today I feature the


Barbara Brackman.

I looked up barbara on wikipedia and they didn’t officially call her the queen but I do. She was also inducted into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

I asked the team at Martingale if I could invite Barbara Brackman to write preface of my book. Both said yes and I am giddy with delight. I have known and admired Barbara for many years, often calling her up and asking some random questions about topics or people in quilting. Within 5 minutes after we hung up I would ...

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March 16, 2018
Oh Scrap- it’s Pat Sloan from Moda Lissa

Today’s stop on the Oh Scrap blog hop is the insatiable Pat Sloan.

Pat is the life of any quilt gathering and her husband Gregg is also up for the party. They drive across the country teaching classes, lectures and meeting quilters.

What great smiles!!

Pat has got to be the busiest person in “quilt show business”.

With a background in the tech industry, it is no surprise that she manages one of the largest Quilting Facebook groups, Quilt Along with Pat Sloan


Pat is often the ring leader of the Aurifil Designer of the Month Sew along.  Picture ...

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