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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 […]

27 08, 2014

Quiltcast #46 — Creating Calm

By |August 27th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Let’s be honest – as quilters, we create a lot of things, but it’s not always calm! April and I are chatting about finding and making our homes and sewing spaces organized so that we have energy for creativity!    

Organizing spaces is sometimes more of a challenge than we want it to be, today […]

26 08, 2014

Coffee Koozie (tutorial & free pattern!)

By |August 26th, 2014|Baby Lock, Tutorial|3 Comments

My friends over at the Fat Quarter Shop have a new pattern, and it’s adorable!

The Coffee Koozie is perfect for the always adorable mini-charm packs (2 1/2″ squares). I can see them as great gifts, and they are so fast to make too! I made it in about a half hour, and it will definitely be […]

24 08, 2014

hi – my name is Amy

By |August 24th, 2014|Appliqué, Me|4 Comments

I’ve been so reclusive here – I felt the need to introduce myself again!

I’m a wife & mom.

I’m a sewist & quilter.

I’m an author & designer.

I’m a blogger & podcaster.

I love being and doing all these different things, but there have been a lot of challenges in the area of balance, lately! I know you […]

4 08, 2014

Family Camping Trip

By |August 4th, 2014|My kids, photographs, work in progress|3 Comments

A week ago we went camping. Came home, and unpacked everything but the camera.  Thankfully pictures stay on the camera, until I’m able to get to them! This summer has been all about keeping up with my kids, while trying to get my work done too. Camping was great, because I could no longer work, […]

30 07, 2014

Find Your Lula

By |July 30th, 2014|Inspiration|2 Comments

Hi Friends! I’m plugging away at some deadline sewing that I can’t share yet, but wanted to let you know about a few spots left in this WONDERFUL event. 

Last year my friend, and creative guru, Amanda, put together the best recharging event.

Find Your Lula is for the creative soul with dreams and aspirations, to set […]

24 07, 2014

Quiltcast #45 – Catching up with Amy & April

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

Hi there! It’s been quiet around here! Not to worry – lots of good stuff in is in the works! For the Quiltcast this week we are catching up on current projects, and sharing the nitty gritty details of our quilting snafu’s.

Here’s the new books I recently picked up ::

The Best-Ever Applique Sampler from Piece […]

10 07, 2014

Quiltcast #44 – Adventures in Hand Appliqué

By |July 10th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Today both April and I are catching up with each other; and you!

My new, just for me project, is hand appliqué. I never thought I would be interested in it, but I’m loving it! So we are chatting about the different ways to prepare pieces for appliqué, and some tips and tools to put to use […]

9 07, 2014

Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place :: Giveaway & Review!

By |July 9th, 2014|books, give away|82 Comments

I can hardly believe that it’s July, and not nearly ready to start thinking about sewing for Christmas. But if you are – I have the perfect book for you! Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place is packed with fun and festive projects for your home, and great gifts too!

I’m loving a number of these […]

7 07, 2014

New Quilting Addiction :: Hand Appliqué

By |July 7th, 2014|Appliqué, work in progress|11 Comments

Last week, I decided I needed a project that was just for me, and that hand work would be better than machine sewing for right now. So I went to my library, and pulled all the books I could find with some  hand appliqué projects included. I was a little shocked to find so many […]

2 07, 2014

Quiltcast #43 – Checking in!

By |July 2nd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Hi there! It’s been two weeks since we recorded the last Quiltcast – hopefully you didn’t miss us too much!

It’s just me checking in today! Confessing that I might actually want to try ____! (I never thought this quilting technique would be for me)

Let me know if you have any good tips, I think I […]