Lorie Kleiner Eckert loves words – the printed word, the spoken word, and even the quilted word.

THE PRINTED WORD:  Lorie has three books in print through Pelican Publishing Company.  In all of them she shares the stories of her life hoping others will find inspiration for their own life.

  • With This Ring I Journey, is an “adult picture book” that is 32 pages long including 13 pages of photography depicting Lorie’s quilts with words and symbols pieced into the design.
  • Get Quiet and Listen, is based on the concept of a picture and a thousand words. In this book, the reader gets 12 essays averaging 1000 words.  Each essay has a photographed quilt to illustrate it.
  • I Need a Man’s Pants to Wash, is NOT illustrated by quilts. Lorie so enjoyed writing the essays for her second book that she went on to write a weekly slice of life column that she syndicated to two dozen Jewish newspapers throughout the United States.  This book is a compilation of the first 52 columns.

THE SPOKEN WORD:  Beyond writing, Lorie has shared her story-telling skills as a motivational speaker during the years 1994-2004.  Her programs had a Show ‘N Tell format that combined her inspirational words with a trunk showing of her quilts as she addressed such topics as the Journey Toward Self-Acceptance and Love, and Having the Courage to Say YES to Life.  In ten years of public speaking she addressed more than 250 groups – and over 22,000 people – in 11 states.  Her audiences included every sort of organization from PTAs to Procter & Gamble.


THE QUILTED WORD:  Lorie also showcases words in unique quilts of her own design.  In her latest creative endeavor her fiber artwork is now available as giftware in her Etsy shop.


Lorie’s artwork, presentations, and written words all work to teach beautiful lessons in life, and indeed, Lorie is well trained to teach in this manner.  She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Missouri with a degree in Education.

On a personal note, Lorie has lived in St. Louis, San Diego, and Los Angeles.  She currently resides in Cincinnati.  She is the proud mother of three grown children and nine grandchildren.  Her hobbies include reading, walking, and quilting.


DISCLAIMER:  Lorie’s degree is in Education, not in Psychology, so she has no qualifications for telling others how to live their lives.  However, as she shares the stories of her life she hopes her audiences will find some lessons that might work for their lives as well.

As you get to know Lorie’s brand of life lessons you will see that what she teaches is very simple.  For instance, her recipe for a happier life is to do more of the things that make you happy and less of the things that don’t.  Who can argue with that?  You will also see that she finds life lessons in all things.  Even children’s songs can be instructive.  When she feels like she is struggling against the current in life, this little ditty reminds her to try going with the flow instead, “Row, row, row your boat gently DOWN the stream.”  Both of these lessons are things her audiences already know.  Lorie functions as a rah-rah cheerleader to remind them.


THE MORE PERSONAL TAKE

Want to know more about Lorie?  Check out these Social Media sites:

Instagram proves her fascination with words as she posts her brand of inspiration, motivation, and humorous messages all printed out on lapel buttons, coffee mugs, typographic art, and the like.

On Twitter she will retweet the images of other people who spout motivational, inspirational, and humorous life lessons.

On Pinterest you will find Boards depicting all the things she LOVES.  Check out these Boards:

  • Quilts
  • Quilts with Words
  • Words
  • The Color Green
  • Advertising Tins – she owns several hundred tins that are on display all over her house.
  • Bill Nighy the British Actor Guy – she wrote a whole book (narrative non-fiction) featuring him and she is looking for an agent and a publisher. We mention it here because of this life lesson:  People don’t know what you need unless you tell them.

On Goodreads you will find many of the books Lorie has read in the last ten years (about 200) and reviews of most of them.  Why reviews?  She can’t remember what they are about ten minutes after reading them unless she writes these little reminders.

Etsy will show you a lot of Lorie’s quilt artwork available as giftware. There 5X7” note cards, photographic prints, T-Shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, and coffee mugs. Lorie’s books and quilt patterns are available on Etsy as well. Check it out!

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