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Quilty Fun with Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

Hi everyone! It’s Kimberly, and I can’t wait to share our best news ever! I think you will agree that it is some of the most exciting news ever!

First, you should know how much I heart Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. I envy the amount of creativity she has in just her little quilty fingers, but she is such a wonderful person I can’t hold it against her. We did her Row Along last year and it is my favoritest quilt ever, right down to the signature bumblebee block! After I visited her in Utah a few months back to do some video tutorials with her, I talked about her non-stop to anyone who would listen. I still am! Every Bee in my Bonnet blog post continues to dumbfound me with awesome-ness.

So… we’ve followed the age-old adage. If you can’t beat ‘em, join em!

We have partnered with Lori Holt to publish her very first book, Quilty Fun!

Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork contains the COMPLETE set of instructions for her full Bee in my Bonnet Row Along Quilt, plus 10 brand new coordinating projects using those adorable blocks! The projects are quilts and other beautiful things for your home, like pillows, tablerunners, and even a sewing machine cover!

We will be going to see Lori again in a few short weeks to photograph these beauties, but take a moment to scroll in awe through the photos she has sent us…

There, you see? Aren’t you dumbfounded too?

Quilty Fun will be spiralbound (like a recipe book) so it is durable and will lie flat as you use it over and over again – no splitting spines here or using your pincushion as a paperweight! It also contains tons of tips and inspiration from Lori.

Are you hooked yet?? If so, we have the book on pre-sale starting today – right now, in fact! Scoot on over to Fat Quarter Shop to pre-order your first-edition copy at 20% off of the $27.95 retail price! Our pre-sale will end when the book is here in September/October, so don’t wait long. You will also receive a bookmark signed by Lori Holt, and she is also hosting a Gracie Girl giveaway on her blog THIS WEEK ONLY for anyone who pre-orders it!

I just want to sign off by saying how incredible it is to work with Lori… Thanks for this monumental opportunity to work on Quilty Fun with you! We love every minute of it!


  1. I can't wait to receive my 'Quilty Book'. I'm on my 10th row of Row Along Quilt and have never enjoyed myself more! Lori has started me on a wonderful journey of SEWING!

  2. This is terrific! I love Lori's fabric and patterns. Now a bok and with yall! Can't wait – I just preordered!
    Congratulations to you both!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  3. Yay! The row along is on my to do list. It will be nice to have all the instructions in one place. And I'm excited for the spiral binding too. Great idea. I just preordered it.

  4. I am such a big Lori Holt fan, she is my favorite and I have learned sewww much from following her blog. She makes everything a joy to learn and Bee a part of. I have been working on the row along with my granddaughter Isla Grace(my Gracie Girl). She will turn 6 next month and she and I have been doing some of Lori's quilty projects since she was 4. She is a natural when it comes to quilting, and it makes my heart just about explode to see the joy she gets out of the whole process. She aslo loves Lori and always looks for Kassidy Grace on Lori's blog, she is a big fan of Kassidy's and thinks it is cool that they have the same middle name and they both are dancers and love to sew. I think it is awesome that Kassidy is my granddaughters role model…after all she's Lori's daughter and we all love and know how amazing Lori is 🙂 Kimberly, your blog is another place I love to visit and thank you for sharing so much of your talent with us all. You are another amazing lady that spreads joy and makes our day better 🙂

  5. I absolutely love Lori's style!! Not to mention she is super sweet. :o) I can hardly wait for your book (together)! :o)
    So many adorable ideas all in one!!
    Congratulations to the both of you!!
    Sincerely, Trish Poolson

  6. I love Lori Holt's style and have been a follower for years, I have a suggestion. I do not live any where near Lori and I love her, shall we say "older" applique patterns, I have been commenting on Lori's blog several times begging, pleading to please do a video tutorial on how she does her applique! Which I am just so in love with! Almost have everyone of her applique patterns! Since you have teamed up with her perhaps you could convince her and assist her in doing an applique tutorial? I would ever be so grateful, if you did! Jan Patek has been starting some you tube videos on how she appliqués I REALLY would like to see how Lori does hers! Because she does an amazing job and most of her stuff is small! Please, oh please with sugar on top? I have my preorder already paid for, for this book and you cannot have it available soon enough THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart no one has really heard of her in my area and I brag on her, her style, her patterns everything….Thank you for showcasing her, her products and her STUDIO! So very awesome!