It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun Quilt book was first published, but time flies when you’re having quilty fun! As we look back on the past decade, we can’t help but reminisce on all the memories and quilts Lori has brought to our sewing spaces.
Quilty Fun was the first book that Lori Holt published with It’s Sew Emma, and it was the start of a creative partnership that has (so far) produced 11 books. In celebration of this milestone, we’re excited to announce a quilt along for the cover quilt starting in January. Let’s stroll down memory lane and see some highlights from the early days of Quilty Fun by Lori Holt.
Looking Back at How Quilty Fun Began
Lori Holt’s first-ever quilt book with It’s Sew Emma, Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork grew from a row along Lori taught for beginning quilters in her church group. The row quilt starts with simple blocks and increases in skill level with each row. It is filled with vibrant designs, playful patterns, and her signature scrappy style. This book has something for everyone, from the Bee in My Bonnet Row Along Quilt on the cover to ten more quilty projects made from those cute blocks.
In 2013, we made the trip out west to visit Lori Holt and take some photos for her book. We spent days surrounded by vintage treasures and adorable projects! Here is a little peek of the Quilty Fun photo shoot at Lori Holt’s charming cottage! You can look back in time with this Behind the Scenes of the Quilty Fun Photo Shoot from before the book came out.
Another fun throwback is this Quilty Fun Book Video, with behind the scenes views from Lori’s cottage!
On today’s date 10 years ago, October 21, 2013, the Quilty Fun Quilt Book by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet officially came out. At the time we had no idea that the next decade would be filled with more books, patterns, quilt alongs, and fun than we could even imagine.
We’re excited to continue this journey with Lori and see what the future holds for Quilty Fun. Thank you, Lori Holt, for ten years of Quilty Fun and for being an incredible friend and source of inspiration and creativity. Here’s to many more years of beautiful quilts!
Take a look at even more photos of the Quilty Fun quilts in the gallery below. You can click on any photo to view it larger!
The Quilt Fun Row Along
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun Quilt book, we are excited to announce that we will sew The Bee in My Bonnet Row Along Quilt (shown below) starting in March 2024!
More details about the Quilt Fun Row Along are coming in November, so stay on the lookout for the blog announcement by subscribing to the Jolly Jabber Blog! You’ll also want to check out this brand new Livestream where Lori shares an update on new fabric collections and sew alongs!
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We know many of you have sewn and stitched along with us and Lori over these years, and we’d love to see and hear about your favorite designs. Leave a comment below to tell us what the first Lori Holt quilt you made was!
Happy 10 Years of Quilty Fun!