I’ve always loved fabric and the creative process that comes with creating with it. I’ve called myself a quilter for the last 14 years, and have been sewing since the age of 10 – you can often find me drafting a new quilt pattern and experimenting with fabrics until it’s just right! Quilting is my creative therapy in the midst of a busy household, and I love to inspire new quilters to find their own way.
When I first discovered the blog community, I was amazed! I had found this great source of inspiration and abundance of knowledge – I decided that I wanted to be a part of it, and I haven’t looked back since I began blogging over 6 years ago. Amy’s Creative Side has become my outlet and a point of connection with thousands of readers (and friends) on a daily basis. I share current projects, including quilts, bags and the occasional garment, reviews of products used, and little bits of family life. I am a wife and mom to four kids, and they are never far from my mind as I write.
I love encouraging the online community; each week I feature a different blogger that has participated in my bi-annual online festival and encourage my readers to get to know someone new. The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival started as a simple idea, and each time I host the festival, I am inspired by the variety of quilts and the stories that are shared along with each one. There’s no judging or required skill set for entry, so it’s more like a big party online!
I have four published books, have been included in six collaboration books, write a regular column in Quilty, and design fabric for Moda Fabrics. You can find my independent patterns in my online shop or ask your local quilt shop to carry them. I’ve been published in a number of magazines, and I’m also a spokesperson for Baby Lock. You can learn more about my books here, and fabric lines here.