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August 18, 2019
Not Knowing from The Quilt Quine

One of the really hard things about living with my daughter’s Anorexia is the not knowing what will happen day to day, each week, months or even years ahead. I had to make the enormously difficult decision to cancel a planned teaching trip to Bernina India because  in January she could be at the same stage, in hospital or hopefully maybe in recovery but there is just no way of knowing. 

I have to confess that I am finding it difficult not to be “busy”, trying to fit as many multiple projects and thoughts into 24 hours as I ...

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August 15, 2019
New England World Quilt Show Exhibit! from Art and Quilting in Camden

In a rather astonishing development last May, an earlier inquiry about teaching and exhibiting turned into an invitation to have a solo exhibit, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith … so far, at the Mancuso Brothers World Quilt New England Show tin Springfield, Massachusetts (this is the one that used to be in Manchester, NH). I hope you’ll enjoy this preview peek, if you’re in the vicinity can visit, and on Saturday I hope to post a Facebook Live or other video of the exhibit. I should arrive about noon (it’s a long drive from Maine). Click on ...

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August 10, 2019
A Quilt Show, a Walk, and a Peek from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so I've been promising to tell you about the Quilts by the Sea quilt show we attended last week, and I'm just about to do it. We were getting ready to leave for the Neskowin Ghost Forest when this article came across my Google alerts. Realizing it was just down the road from where we would be, I convinced the Resident Engineer that his life would improve significantly if he agreed to go with me. He did. He's very smart about those kinds of things. And so we drove just a little out of our way ...

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A Quilt Show, a Walk, and a Peek from Cat Patches

Okay, so I've been promising to tell you about the Quilts by the Sea quilt show we attended last week, and I'm just about to do it. We were getting ready to leave for the Neskowin Ghost Forest when this article came across my Google alerts. Realizing it was just down the road from where we would be, I convinced the Resident Engineer that his life would improve significantly if he agreed to go with me. He did. He's very smart about those kinds of things. And so we drove just a little out of our way ...

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August 5, 2019
Festival of Quilts 2019 from The Quilt Quine

I set off from Norwich to Birmingham thinking that the trip would take 3 hours but roadworks and heavy rain delayed me. Notwithstanding, we cracked on with setting up 6 long-arm machines in a classroom and 4 more on the main stand. It was a huge job but the team worked really hard and I was ready to start teaching on Wednesday afternoon. 

My classes all went really well with just 6 students, each with their own machine. My classes were designed so that there was more than enough to do, even for the most capable pupil. It was an ...

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August 4, 2019
Words that End in "Pid" from ... Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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Words that End in "Pid" from Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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July 31, 2019
GSQA Meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

GSQA Opportunity Quilt
This lucky gal has been doing so many quilty things lately! I don't know how July became the quilt travel month for me, but wow! I'm having fun. Of course, I'll have to settle down and get busy with our quilt show, which is on Sept. 28th. In other words, the heavy lifting is about to begin. 

This travel was to attend the GSQA meeting in Brandon, Mississippi, with Lori, a friend who is about to become the new GSQA president. Her term begins in January. 


Detail of opportunity quilt
I was a little ...

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July 22, 2019
Easy-Peasy Inside-Out Bag class at Quilt Festival Houston 2019 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Like potato chips, you can’t stop at just one! Learn to make these FAST, easy and FUN bags on Thursday afternoon at International Quilt Festival! I’ll show you how to adapt the concept into card cases (fast gifts!), tablet cases, sketchbook covers, you name it!

Come play with me on Thursday at International Quilt Festival…Easy Peasy Inside Out Bags, class 491, is in the afternoon, total play, and you’ll become addicted to making them. So far I’ve had every. single. student. nearly finish or finish a bag in the three hours including the quilting and ...

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July 21, 2019
Distracted from ... Cat Patches

It was a no sewing day yesterday, mainly because I couldn't stay focused for all the fun unpacking and laundry I needed to do. There's still plenty of laundry to work on today. Yesterday's included one load of finished Solstice to Solstice quilt, and three loads of towels. And unpacking the camper could have been finished in about an hour, but I kept sitting down and scrolling mindlessly on different phone apps. Oh well...sometimes I think we all need a day to be unfocused and distracted. By day's end it was all finished, and so ...

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Distracted from Cat Patches

It was a no sewing day yesterday, mainly because I couldn't stay focused for all the fun unpacking and laundry I needed to do. There's still plenty of laundry to work on today. Yesterday's included one load of finished Solstice to Solstice quilt, and three loads of towels. And unpacking the camper could have been finished in about an hour, but I kept sitting down and scrolling mindlessly on different phone apps. Oh well...sometimes I think we all need a day to be unfocused and distracted. By day's end it was all finished, and so ...

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July 20, 2019
Solo Exhibit at World Quilt New England, Aug 15-17, 2019 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Trying to figure out something delightful to do in mid August? I’d like to invite you to see my solo exhibit of twenty-three art quilts at the Mancuso show, World Quilt New England, in Springfield, Mass. The exhibit will feature many of the artworks that were in my Houston Quilt Festival exhibit in 2017, where I was one of two artists in the debut of the Rising Stars exhibit, but includes new works as well. I plan on being there Saturday afternoon giving informal gallery tours–I hope to see you!

Rose Hip by Sarah Ann Smith, features Artist ...

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July 15, 2019
The 2019 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

It's quilt show weekend and I'm happily exhausted after three whole days of visiting quilt shops and walking the streets of Sisters and thrifting and planning future projects.



We were out the door and ready to look at quilts at 7:30 am.  The show doesn't officially start until nine, but there were already lots of quilts up and getting our start before many other people are on the streets and the day starts to get warm means we get to see more quilts.

This is the first one I saw and I was immediately in love ...

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July 14, 2019
Utter Clutter from The Quilt Quine

With 3 days to do packing for my mega-trip I avoided packing altogether and decided to do a little light pruning. I have an enormous Cotoneaster bush outside my workshop that has grown to the size of a really large tree. It was arching over so much that everyone had to duck to get past it. The last straw was when some of its branches got tangled up in my hair and snatched the specs off my head. I only meant to snip a few twigs but 3 hours and a blister later, I had cut down so much that ...

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July 12, 2019
Quilt Shows-Inspiring or Intimidating? from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Do YOU find quilt shows inspiring or intimidating? I confess to feeling a little of both at most quilt shows I attend. In the July, 2019 issue of American Quilter Magazine, there is a very interesting article by Kris Vierra, on Why Perfection is Overrated.   Of course, I was immediately interested in…

The post Quilt Shows-Inspiring or Intimidating? appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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June 30, 2019
A No Sew Week from The Quilt Quine

In theory I am meant to be starting a family holiday on July 12th that will lead me straight into FOQ so I decided that it was time to make preparations as the end of the school year is looming. I prepared my teaching materials and notes and packed them into a suitcase. In reality, parts of the family holiday may have to be abandoned since my youngest daughter has developed an eating disorder and we had several medical appointments last week. I cannot say more about it here, other than it is extremely difficult to deal with.

I gave ...

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June 20, 2019
My Quilt Canada Trip from The Snarky Quilter

Ever since I stumbled across Quilt Canada on a trip to Nova Scotia I try to visit the annual juried show sponsored by the Canadian Quilters’ Association. Actually I only travel to the shows held in eastern Canada every other … Continue reading

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May 31, 2019
I'm Here from Stitchin at Home

I know I haven't posted in a while just dealing with some real life stuff and haven't felt like blogging. Sorry.  I have been sewing and designing, nothing I can show at this time.


I participated in the 30 Quilt Design Challenge hosted by Sandra of mmmquilts. I completed the challenge and won one of the prizes. I won an aluminum back yard quilt by Brenda, of Quilt Designs in the Yard, of one of my designs. Now to decide which design to have made up. Which ever one it is I know I'm going to love ...

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May 30, 2019
My Quilt National Pilgrimage from The Snarky Quilter

Every odd year the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio, hosts the prestigious juried show Quilt National. Since I live in Ohio I try to get to Athens to see it. Last weekend was my chosen time. I arrived for the … Continue reading

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May 18, 2019
Fowl Playing from The Quilt Quine

I took advantage of a lull in customer quilts to make headway with my so-called “Magnus Opus” that does not have a fixed plan at this stage. I made a very rough calculation that if it was going to end up 80” square, which yet again is bigger than necessary, I will need around 173 x 6” blocks. Luckily, the large silver printed Warli spirals have the same area as 4x 6” blocks. I still don’t know whether there will also be a few star blocks or whether I will stick to Warlis and circles and I guess there ...

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