Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe

Posted on December 11th, by Amy in books. 152 comments

Yesterday was a happy mail day!

Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe -

Over the course of the weekend I had forgotten that I was hoping for these - Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe is now shipping from Martingale, and will be soon from Amazon!

The best about this book, is sharing the title with a bunch of amazing quilters many of which are also friends! In the coming months you will learn more about each of the projects and inspiration behind the quilts included, but for now here’s a quick list of designers:

John AdamsJeni BakerAudrie BidwellNatalia Bonner, Krista Fleckenstein, Allison Harris, Lee HeinrichKate Henderson, Megan Jimenez, Heather Jones, Katy Jones, Jolene Klassen, Jessica Kovach, Jennifer Mathis, Angela Nash, Monica Solorio-Snow, Kati Spencer & myself.

Since I have a big stack of books – I thought I would give one away to one of you! Think of it as an early Christmas present from me to you!

Tell me what you really want for Christmas, in the comments to be entered to win.

I’ll select a winner on Friday, December 14th, 2012.

Good Luck!


Don’t forget about the other book I’m giving away right now – 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe!

152 thoughts on “Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe

  1. Ooh, I would love to get my hands on this book! What I would really like for Christmas – a half yard bundle of Architextures! Seems to be selling out super fast though.

  2. Oh, love the look of this book! What I really want for Christmas is.. For the remainder of the school holidays to be peaceful and quiet without my three boys bickering, so that I can spend some wonderful time with them without having to get cross!….and some quilting time!

  3. Although yes, of course I’d love fabric and quiting goodies, at the risk of sounding cheesy, what I really want for Christmas is my little boy to continue growing happily and healthily and feel loved and secure :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful book with us all!

  4. Thanks for a chance to win your book.

    For Christmas I just want some peaceful time to be creative, free from distractions


  5. Lovely book! What I really want for Christmas is for everyone I know and love to be happy and healthy. (I totally agree with Rebekah about the no bickering, though, and of course some fabric money would be lovely!:-)

  6. Looking forward to this book which is possibly more attainable than what I really want – our building works to go smoothly without a hitch!

  7. I have had the hardest time this year coming up with things I wanted for my Birthday and for Christmas, I guess I’m lucky that there’s nothing I’m really longing for or needing! If I had the room to store it and if anyone would spend that much on me I’d love a huge roll of batting, one day I will have enough space and cash to get one! Thanks for the give away!

  8. What I really want for Christmas is downtime with my family. For my husband to relax and spend time with us and for the kids to get to enjoy two parents for days and days on end, not just the one who stays at home normally.

  9. For one, I want that book. But I also asked Santa for EQ7. I have a bunch of quilt patterns in my head and want to get the actual quilts designed and made this coming year. I might even decide to sell them at some point.

  10. I would love EQ7, but more than that I hope to have a super fun day with my three little ones. Christmas is really about the kids for me!

  11. Oooooo!!! What I would most like is some time to be creative & make something amazing……..maybe a project from this book. I have my fingers crossed :)

  12. I would love a bigger cutting mat and fabric. I’ve told everyone gift cards would be perfect for me! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Have waited for this book to arrive…and now it’s here!!! :0))
    Hope Santa will be nice this year!!

    What do I want for Christmas… Peace and LOve!!

  14. I would really like to spend good quality time with my sons who have been away at college the entire fall.
    In addition to that, new fabric and quilt books are always welcome.

  15. Congrats on the book!! I’ve been drooling over Audrie’s quilts and proofs forever! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

    So the thing I REALLY want for Christmas is a new camera (the fancy pants kind)…or an iPad…or all of the fabric my husband thinks I don’t need (WHAT?!?)…

  16. At this moment in time I’d love to have the wood burning stove fixed so that we can get it going and keep warm – no heating and it was -7.5 degs this morning – if I can get this sorted (so we’ve no smoke back tracking into the house) I won’t feel guilty about putting a heater on in my work room to do some sewing ;o)

  17. I had this book on my Birthday wish list but no such luck. Now it is on my Christmas wish list and really truly hope that I get it! Great to be able to check out so many great bloggers in one place! Congrats on your second book as well as this one!

  18. I would love a new Viking sewing machine….but I’ll settle to have my college aged kids home together AND get along with each other. I think the sewing machine will be easier. :)

  19. What a great looking book! I just want my kids to be thrilled Christmas morning. They are 6, 4, and 2 so this will be a magical year!

  20. What I really want for Christmas is peace and love. And some new lungs for a lovely friend who needs a transplant. And a little sleep for me wouldn’t go astray either, as well as well as some time to quilt.

    Gosh I don’t want for much, do I!?!

  21. I was going to say an i-pad mini, because I do really want one. But it’s been a really hard year for my family, especially my grandfather, losing his wife of 67 years, and what I want most of all is some way for him to have a happy Christmas. I’m really not sure that we can make that happen, but we’re going to try.

  22. I REALLY want a new sewing machine. Mine eats fabric and I can’t quilt with it since the tension of the feed dogs is way off. I can’t FMQ or even do straight lines. It is super frustrating. I already tried to have it fixed once and that made it worse. I’m taking it to another shop and if it is still broken when I get it back I’m going to take the plunge and buy a new one.

  23. What I’d really like for Christmas is a couple of days off on top of the usual Christmas ones…working 60 hours a week is rough.

    Congrats to you and all the others on what is shaping up to be another great book.

  24. What I *really* want for Christmas (but cannot have right now) is to only work part time. I will settle for some good books, a nice pair of earrings, and maybe a little fabric, though!

  25. Congratulations Amy, also to your fellow authors.
    I would love snow for Christmas. This may be my last “white” Christmas for a while… I’m hopeful that Santa might deliver some large flakes.

  26. Looks like a great book, if I don’t win it, I’ll have to buy it! ;D
    I got a machine quilt frame and Juki TL for my Birthday in November, that’s enough! :D

  27. I would love a long arm quilting machine
    but, I would then have to find a place to put it and take lessons and time to use it

    so, I think I just want new athletic shoes and some more socks

  28. I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book! I would really love an I Pad this year for Christmas! It would be great to be able to curl up on the couch or in bed and watch all my quilting classes and videos, browse around and shop for fabric, read….oh the list goes on and on! Thanks so much for a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book! Merry Christmas!

  29. how wonderful, I am really hoping to get one of those little irons that I can keep by my sewing machine.

  30. I’d like to have a day of quilting without interruptions. That’s what I want for Christmas.

  31. I’ve got a Kindle Paperwhite on my wish list, but what I’d really like is gene therapy for my son who is missing part of his 16th chromosome. Quilting is one of my relaxation activities and this book looks terrific!

  32. Looking forward to getting the new book…yes I will buy it if I don’t win….
    What I would like for Christmas is for my DH to be able to retire, with us out of debt, and our duaghter able to keep the house. Please…

  33. What I’d really like for Christmas is for all my kids and grandkids to be home in MN with us. Three of the families live here, but the other daughter and family, with 4 precious grandkids, live in San Diego, so they can’t make it home.
    Something easier? Your book would be great!

  34. I really, REALLY want an Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter for Christmas. It will help be cut my crazy scraps in a much shorter amount of time for some lovely scrappy quilty love.

  35. Well, this year we drew names and I made it known that I would love a really nice, fancy candle. I love candles and just can’t justify buying the expensive ones. Thanks for the give away chance. The book looks amazing.

  36. Gah! I bet this book is amazing! I really want it! The other thing I am really hoping for is to get Lasik. I have a consultation in a few weeks. It will be a HUGE Christmas present.

  37. A special wish is for all my family to be together because we never know what a year might hold. Thanks for the give away.

  38. The quilty thing I really want two Kona Classic jelly rolls for Christmas. I’ve got a fun idea up my sleeve I can’t wait to try out. =)

  39. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book. I’m not sure what I want for Christmas, except for all of my kids and grandchildren to come home for the holidays.

  40. That looks like such a great book! Thanks for giving one away.

    Ugh, everyone else wants non-tangibles, time with family, peace on earth, etc. I want an iphone with a massive data package that’s been prepaid for a year!

  41. Congrats on the book–looks great. What I want for Christmas–continued good health & happiness for all.

  42. I would love this book! My wish for Christmas? Besides your book ;-) I would love some quiet time, a sewing get-together with some of my quilting friends, with lots of laughter, food and fabric!

  43. What I would like is just some quiet computer and sewing time. I am very much in need of this. I would also like some peace for all mankind. Thank you for this great giveaway for this great book. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  44. what i would like is for all the house moving to be done and sorting out at the other end at the snap of a finger …………then we can have a good christmas :)))

  45. I can not wait to go home for christmas. Grandparents watch the kiddos and my husband and I will get to go out on a very, very,very long over due date!

  46. Congrats Amy! I’ve preordered the book but would love to win a copy for my sister. Besides some architextures fabric what I really want for Christmas is to enjoy a safe joyous holiday with hubby, all three kids and brand new grandbaby! Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Thanks for a chance to win a book!
    Really dont have any needs or wants for Christmas other than good times with the kids and good health.

  48. I’d love to have enough Indigo Crossing to make a queen size quilt. And I’d love for my cat to sleep and play on it without shedding. …..Hey, you didn’t say it had to be realistic! :-)

  49. Oooooh, I’ve been waiting for this book to come out! What do I want for Christmas? Well, to be honest, there is not anything “material” that I really want…my mom is coming to our home for Christmas this year because it will be the first Christmas without my dad (who passed away in September)…and what I really want is for us to have a beautiful, peaceful Christmas that holds some joy despite his absence. I know that sounds a bit “corny” but it is really all I want.

  50. I really really want an Innova long arm machine so I can finish ally quilt tops. I am definitely buying your book if I don’t win. It looks like a keeper

  51. I’d love to win this book – it looks fabulous!

    I’d love for there to be peace in Jerusalem this Christmas!

  52. What I really want for Christmas is to spend quality time with my family. We don’t always see eye to eye and this year (after the election) I am hoping no one brings up politics. I would love to see an old fashion Christmas where everyone has time to sit and visit and no one is in a hurry to get things finished. Just sit and visit. Tomorrow is soon enough to get back to the rat race.

  53. This year, I feel like there’s not anything I really want (that I don’t know I already got). I did have a few quilty books high up on my list (Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters & Quilting Modern) that I know my mom got me. :)

    Honestly, I’m just more excited to watch people open to gifts I’ve made them this year!

    elisabeth [dot] woo

  54. What I’d really like is some help revamping my sewing space. I’m a whiz with a sewing machine–not so much with a saw and hammer. Congratulations on the new book, and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  55. what i really want for christmas…one of your books would be nice! a long arm, an embrodiery sewing machine…material…the question was what do I really want – not what is realistic!

  56. What I really want for Christmas is WORLD PEACE. That may sound corny but you see I am one of those lucky ones who really has just about everything one would “want” in this world. Even though recently widowed, I have abundant family who loves and cares for me and enough income to live without worry so what do I have to ask for? It burdens me to see what these constant wars are doing to our youth and the youth of other countries so I will give you the old beauty pagent response, Give me world Peace!

  57. I would be much relieved to hear that my eldest who has just left the nest, settles into his new place of residence…I miss him so much but life cannot stand still. It would be a Christmas blessing that we all have a smooth transition…awolk at rogers dot com

  58. What I really want for Christmas is for the closing on both our houses to go through without a hitch (we’re moving states) and to be settled again with all my family under one roof!

  59. What I would like for the holiday season is peace and quiet. Time to finish up projects, read a dozen books on the list, see friends, do some healthy cooking.

  60. I would love to win this book, it looks fantastic!! What I really want for Christmas is my daughter and grandsons to make it home for Christmas but it doesnt look like it is going to happen. Keeping my fingers crossed just in case though. Merry Christmas to you Amy!

  61. What I really want for Christmas? Peace and goodwill. Really. Or piece(s) of some recycled cotton shirts from Goodwill.

  62. I’d really love,some new clover flower head pins for Christmas, luckily they arrived and have been secured by the OH! Would love to win an early copy, looks like a great book!

  63. I would really like a clean house and a smooth day. It’s my first time hosting Christmas for my whole family, and I’m a little nervous!

  64. What I really want for Christmas is improved health for me … as want to resume my daily activities and quilty fun

  65. Looks like a fab book. What I want for Christmas – fine sunny weather so I can swim in the sea every day over the holidays. (And a couple of rainy ones for sewing.)

  66. What I really want for Christmas is an evening of conversation and laughter with my family. All too often we are going in 5 different directions.

  67. What I’d really like for Christmas in an entirely selfish way… more time to sew. And since no one can really give that to me except me… I want to be better organised and disciplined.

    Quilty stuff aside, I want my family to be healthy and happy and moving forward with purpose and love. We need strength and courage to navigate these changing times, and strong family bonds can be the anchor to help us.

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful season with special gatherings of family and friends.

  68. All I want for Christmas is for my daughter’s health to improve, she is diabetic with kidney failure and this weekend she had a stroke. She has a little boy who is six and blind and he really needs mama

  69. I would really like snow for Christmas. :) Or a bundle of Amy Butler’s Love collection. Although the second one might be easier to procure on demand! lol Thanks for the chance and happy holidays!

  70. What I would REALLY like are a clean house and children who are nice to each other. But realistically, I’d like a new sewing machine. My old machine is a 1950′s Singer Featherlight, my newer, “modern” machine is a 1975 Sears Kenmore. I would really like to have a stitch length regulator, anutmatic needle down, and larger area (throat? halo?) to squeeze the quilt into when machine quilting the center. Thanks for a chance to win.

  71. I would really like my family for Christmas, I’ll have to wait until April for my wedding I guess!

  72. I would love to get this awesome looking book…and a gift certificate from my fav quilt shop!

  73. What I really want for Christmas?

    1. A copy of your book (expected answer)
    2. peace & joy (Ms. America answer)
    3. peace & quiet and a few minutes to sew (frazzled mom answer)
    4. a new sewing machine and a long arm machine (dream big answer)
    5. Some new fabric/books/tools to play with (final answer)

  74. What a fresh looking cover which I betting holds all kinds of treats within its pages. I guess I would like a fat quarter of each of the Robert Kaufmann Kona Blues..but no one knows so that is not going to happen anytime soon.Have enough projects to keep me busy through summer though.

  75. I would love to get more quilty books for Christmas. Hope everyone has a great holiday season! Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. Hi Amy! If I were being completely honest, I hope to get a few kits/bundles/yards of fabric. :) But if I don’t, it’s totally fine. The hubby and I don’t usually exchange gifts since Christmas isn’t about all of that anyway. We buy for our son and other family members. Okay, and if I were being super honest, I kinda hope I get a Pfaff Ambition Essential machine too–but again, totally fine if I do not. I’m so blessed and have more than I need! :)

    The book looks so awesome! I like books that have different designers within the same book. Thank you for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  77. I’d like a portable Ottlite with a magnifier. Since this was the only “big” thing on my list, I’m pretty sure I’m getting it! Yippee!

  78. what I really want for Christmas is to move my dining room to the living room and do a remodel…but reality might set in and I will not get it. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket.

  79. Good for you, Amy! You do belong in the company of so many wonderful quilters. Since it’s still Chanukah, I can wish for an iPod. My android phone screen, which I don’t even have so long, is getting too tiny for me, LOL! Not likely to happen, so I’ll wish for a set of interchangeable circular knitting needles. More realistic. Thanks for the fun, Amy!

  80. I’d really like for my boyfriend to find a job. Not for me, as I’d gladly support him, but for him, because he feels worth less without one. He’s a very special man and deserves to feel that way about himself.

  81. I’d really love to experience a white Christmas, however, since it was 104 here today, it’s highly unlikely! I’d settle for my son being well enough to come off medication. That would be the best present ever. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  82. What I would LOVE for Christmas is more time to finish the Christmas presents I’m working on! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  83. I know we all want happiness for our families this Christmas season, and that’s what I want for my daughter, most of all.
    On the fun side, I’d love some new fabric! And a copy of this book would be great. I’d like to give it to a very good quilting friend. Thanks very much for sharing your books.

  84. I would really like more TIME. Time to craft, time to sleep, time to do what I like. But in lieu of that, I suppose I will accept fabric or this quilting book as an alternative. LOL!

  85. For Christmas – I would like for my daughter to feel better. Five years of sickness is just a long time. (Fabric and quilting books help!) Thanks for the giveaway

  86. Like Cathy, I pray for my daughter’s health. She’s been sick for 9-1/2 years with Lyme’s Disease. At least she knows what she has now – for 8 years it was a mystery…..some days are just really bad for her…..she’s a young, Christian mom with a wonderful husband, 3 kids and she homeschools. I’m thankful she’s able to do all she does.

  87. What would I really like for Christmas? A copy of “Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe” would make me very happy. I would also like someone to come in and get me organized!

  88. Thiw looks like a wonderful book. I have become very attracted to modern quilts after following the blogs of a number mentioned. What I most want this Christmas is for my kids & grandkids to have a good Christmas. This will be our first without my husband, Al, who passed unexpectedly on March.

  89. What I really want for Christmas . . . fabric of course!!! But more importantly just having my kids home from college and work so we can all be together. Thanks for giving away a copy of your book.

  90. In addition to this book–which is on my wish list–I’m thinking I’d like to have a small point and shoot camera, for spur of the moment photos.

  91. 2012 has been a very sad and overwhelming year in my house….with the untimely and tragic loss of my Mom. All I’m wishing for this Christmas is some peace, some fun for my family and some “me” time – to quilt and knit…things that bring me joy:) Thanks for a great give-away (and sorry for too much information:)

  92. For Christmas, I *just* want the whole day to do what I want–usually cook a nice dinner and enjoy watching my kids with all their new things :)

  93. I really just want to be with my family, opening presents while sipping hot cocoa and watching it snow outside.

  94. I want my fairy godmother to come visit me and make the student loans disappear. That, or bring me a Janome Horizon. But since i don’t think she’s coming this year (nuts!), I’ll settle for a pretty stack of fabric :)

  95. I would love to have a new table for my sewing machine. One that it fits down into….like those swanky one’s you see on TV and quilt shows :)

  96. I’d love to get some organizational skills. Then I wouldn’t spend valuable sewing time searching for things. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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