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Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition WINNERS

Posted on March 2nd, by Amy in Pillow Collective, Think Big. 12 comments

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend – it’s been a quiet weekend with my family for me. We have a new puppy, Gus has been with us for about three weeks and a ton of fun! He’s a good puppy, and is fitting in well with the family, but keeps us on our toes for sure. Shoes are put away, and the kitchen floor is clean!

I know that many of you aren’t interested in Gus though – here’s the winners from last weeks Pillow Collective :

Deb Girotti – Gardenvale bundle

Nancy Haskins – Gardenvale bundle

Camille Mendel – Indigo bundle

Barb @ Mountain Quiltworks – Lost and Found 2 Rolie Polie

Tiffany S  –  Cloud9 flannels

Jacklynn Grimm – Modern Neutrals Quilt!

**I need you to each email me, as pinterest doesn’t make that info easily available to me. Thanks!

I hope you had fun learning more about Think Big – … Read More »



Featuring Vicky :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Vicky is a recent adopter to the quilting community, but she’s jumped in with both feet! I hope you enjoy getting to know Vicky better –

1. When did you begin quilting? 
I actually didn’t start sewing or quilting before I was gifted a sewing machine in early 2014. So not for that long, but I haven’t looked back since I started!

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt for the love of fabric, maths and patterns. I love the endless possibilities that come with designing and sewing a quilt top and the additional texture of the quilting.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
I’m still leanring so much, but one thing I found is that most of the time there isn’t only just one right way to do something when it comes to patchwork and quilting. Don’t fear to break the rules sometimes! I … Read More »



Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition

Posted on February 27th, by Amy in Pillow Collective. No Comments

This week has flown by with the Pillow Collective here! There’s four ladies sharing their pillows today :

Debbie Grifka

Christa Watson

Melissa Corry

Heather Valentine

I’ll be back on Monday with winners! Details about the giveaways are here. The coupon code “ILovePillows” is valid through the weekend – for 30% off signed copies of Think Big in my shop!

Have a great weekend :)

xo – Amy



Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition

Posted on February 26th, by Amy in Pillow Collective. 2 comments

I’m looking forward to seeing these pillows today! Be sure to visit :

Elizabeth Evans 



Natalia Bonner 

Maureen Cracknell

Don’t forget to pin while you are visiting! Details about the giveaways are here.

Xo – Amy



Quiltcast #67 :: Growing a Fabric Stash (& Chat with Jenny Doan)

Posted on February 25th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 3 comments

Just home from Quiltcon, I’ve got a few experiences to share, and I was fortunate enough to sit down with Jenny Doan to talk about ModBlock. April and I are also talking about what to look for when growing a fabric stash!

The photos of quilts at Quiltcon, that I took are here.

ModBlock is available here!

Missouri Star Quilt Co youtube channel here.

Growing a stash

April’s stash pictured above.

1/2 yards are our favorites to stash

Look for tone on tone, usually one color with a neutral mixed in, keep it simple when looking for prints. Listen in for more tips!

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April’s giveaway ends this week – Check out all the details here, and enter to win!

 

Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition has been a ton of fun – check out the details here and enter to win fabric or even a quilt, by me!

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We always welcome … Read More »



Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition!

Posted on February 25th, by Amy in Pillow Collective. No Comments

I hope that you are loving all the pillow inspiration! Today these friends are sharing their pillows :

Rebecca Silbaugh

Christina Lane

Becky Jorgensen

Don’t forget to pin while you are visiting! Details about the giveaways are here.

xo – Amy



Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition

Posted on February 24th, by Amy in Pillow Collective. 1 Comment

Welcome back to day 2 of the Pillow Collective! Today these ladies have more inspiration for you :

 

 

Amy Smart

 

Pat Sloan

April Rosenthal

Don’t forget to pin while you are visiting! Details about the giveaways are here.

xo – Amy



Pillow Collective :: Think Big Edition

Posted on February 23rd, by Amy in Pillow Collective, Think Big. 20 comments

I hope you are ready for a big dose of pillow inspiration! I love adding pillows to the spaces in my home, not only are they FAST, they are a great color addition too!

All week long a few friends will be sharing their pillows made from my new book, Think Big. I’ll have links for you each day, and plan to share images from the book too.

While writing Think Big I decided I wanted to include as many options as possible so that you could easily make the quilt that you want to make. Sorting out how to share those options was a bit of a challenge, but in the end I came up with some handy charts to give you the freedom to create.

The beauty of 18″ blocks, is that you don’t need a lot, even if you want to make a … Read More »



Featuring Anne :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 20th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 1 Comment

Today’s featured quilter is Anne! Anne blogs at Confessions of a Serial Quilter – love that name! I’m loving all the bright and beautiful colors in Anne’s quilts, I hope you enjoy getting to know Anne better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in 2004 when a friend invited me to take a quilting class with her.  She wanted to take the class, and being shy, didn’t want to go alone.  I agreed, thinking it would be a fun way to while away a few Wednesday mornings, not realizing it would become both profession and obsession.  I can’t thank my friend Marguerite enough for introducing me to the world of quilting!!!

2. Why do you quilt?

I have always needed an artistic and creative outlet of one sort or another.  Before quilting it was cross stitch and before cross stitch it was writing … Read More »



Quiltcon Plans!

Posted on February 18th, by Amy in Quiltcon. No Comments

Hey! If you are planning to be at Quiltcon, I’d love to meet up with you!

Have a great weekend, I’ll be posting from Instagram if you want to tag along with me.

xo – Amy



Quiltcast #66 :: Top 5 Apps

Posted on February 18th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. No Comments

Catch up with us, and what we’ve been working on in our studios.

Check out the Pillow Collective details here. And enter April’s book contest here.

 

April’s favorite apps:

Kindle

Duolingo

Rhonna Designs

Kaufman Quilt Calculator

Lynda.com

Craftsy

 

Amy’s favorite apps:

WordSwag

Pages Facebook manager

Pinterest

One King’s Lane

Cooking Light

 

 

Our shared Pinterest boards – Stitched Gifts, Gifts for Quilters, Quilt Storage, Fabric Storage

Those are our current fave’s share yours in the comments, we’d love to know!

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/quiltcast/Quiltcast_66_-_Top_5_Apps.mp3



As Seen On…

Posted on February 17th, by Amy in As Seen On.... 1 Comment

Last fall I had the opportunity to do a couple of TV spots, which have made their way to your local PBS stations at last! My first trip was to Quilting Arts with two segments, and one hour of instruction to film (more on that next month!). I had a lot of fun, once I got over the nerves of it all! Thankfully they have a great team that works to get all the details sorted out before the cameras are turned on.

If you aren’t already watching all the episodes, mine are 1502 where we talk about mitered corners, and 1511, which is all about pins! There are some simple placemats to practice the miters, and pincushions to keep track of all your pins, included in the episodes.

The cover above is a link to purchase the entire series on DVD, … Read More »






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