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2 10, 2014

Coming Soon :: Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

By |October 2nd, 2014|Bloggers Quilt Festival|6 Comments

Can you believe it’s October already? We woke to our first official frosty windshield this morning, and I’m thankful for the warm sunshine that quickly melted it away! There’s nothing like the crisp fall mornings, and leaves crunching, to make me stop and appreciate the snowy mountaintops and beautiful fall colors around me. I’m pretty […]

1 10, 2014

Quiltcast #50 :: Quilting & Social Media

By |October 1st, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|6 Comments

Is blogging dead?

April and I share our thoughts on blogging, and on other common social media platforms.

Blogs are alive and well! Especially if you have aspirations of a professional nature – listen in for more details.

Instagram – Follow April, Follow Amy

– Dropbox

 – If This Then That – IG->Dropbox recipe

Facebook – Follow Amy, Follow April

Pinterest – […]

24 09, 2014

Quiltcast #49 :: Current Tools in our Studios

By |September 24th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Catching up from our two week hiatus and my travels for Quilting Arts and Love of Quilting.

Our basic tools are always our favorites!

Check these out :

3″x 12″ ruler

pins :: fine & extra fine both by Clover

Bella Color Card

So Fine thread by Superior

Wonder Clips

Seam fix, seam ripper

Splash rotary cutter

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on […]

22 09, 2014

Imagine Quilts :: Review & Giveaway!

By |September 22nd, 2014|books, give away, Inspiration|111 Comments

ETA : Winner is ::

There seems to be NO shortage of amazing new books to add to our quilting libraries! Today’s review is for Imagine Quilts by my friend Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co., she’s taking everyday inspiration (including your fabric!), and showing you how her brain works, to make those ideas into […]

17 09, 2014

Quick Column Quilts :: Review, Project & Giveaway!

By |September 17th, 2014|books, review, work in progress|119 Comments

 

I have a quick finish to share with you today!

Nancy Zieman’s new book – Quick Column Quilts is full of beautiful and useful patterns for any quilter!

This table runner is based off of the Quilt to Give pattern in chapter 13 – I’ve admired this quilt, for a while now, and knew it was […]

13 09, 2014

Moda Love :: Giveaway Winners!

By |September 13th, 2014|Bloggers Quilt Festival, My Fabric|4 Comments

Thanks to everyone that stopped by, and left comments on my tour stop! My warm welcome to the Moda family keeps getting better and better! I have four winners today :

Diane has a Jelly Roll on it’s way to her!

Lee has a Jelly Roll on it’s way to her!

Martina has a set of two Charm […]

12 09, 2014

National Sewing & Quilting Month with Fat Quarter Shop!

By |September 12th, 2014|Celebrations, learning to sew|1 Comment

Happy National Sewing Month Friends!

I’m celebrating with my friends at Fat Quarter Shop, they have a fab new pattern that’s free just for you! Be sure to use #colormyheart when you share your version of this quilt online. I’m loving the rainbow version, but can definitely see it done up in any charm pack!

 

I love […]

11 09, 2014

Create Handmade Gifts for All :: Review & Giveaway!

By |September 11th, 2014|give away, review|103 Comments

ETA : Random number generator selected 5 &29, look for an email from Candy, Marjorie & Sue to see if/what you’ve won!

Hi there! It was brought to my attention last week that there are just 15 more Friday’s until Christmas! My first reaction was disbelief, but as I ticked the months off in my mind, […]

10 09, 2014

Quiltcast #48 :: Finished Good Swaps

By |September 10th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Do you sew for yourself much? Love happy mail? Maybe you just need a little push to try something new in your quilting…everyone seems to come to a lull in their creativity at one time or another. Swaps are a great opportunity to be inspired by other sewists, and sew for a friend. April and […]

8 09, 2014

Quilty

By |September 8th, 2014|Magazine/Featured, My Fabric|11 Comments

Do you read Quilty? Hard to believe, but it’s been over a year that I’ve been working with Mary to write articles about quilting on your home sewing machine! Every so often, I submit a pattern design to be featured in the magazine too.

I was so excited to see the current issue of Quilty arrive […]

4 09, 2014

Quiltcast #47 :: Quilting Bees

By |September 4th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Online or in person, quilting bees are a great way to expand your quilting horizons, and make new friends too! Today April and I are speaking from our own experiences, encouraging you to start your own, or find a bee to join.

Links for inspiration :

Quilting Bee Blocks Pool – check out the list of upcoming […]

3 09, 2014

Moda Love :: Tour & Giveaway!

By |September 3rd, 2014|My Fabric|723 Comments

Hi there! Welcome to my stop on the Moda Love blog tour!

If you don’t know me yet, my name is Amy Ellis. I’m a new designer for Moda with my first line, Modern Neutrals, shipping next month!

I came to designing fabric by way of my books, Modern Basics, Modern Basics II and Modern Neutrals are available […]