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Quiltcast #54 :: Stitched Gifts

Posted on November 5th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 3 comments

There’s nothing quite like watching a friend or loved one open a “stitched gift” that I have made specifically for them. You know that feeling, right? Today on Quiltcast we have a group of gifts that you can make and give in no time!

We even started a pinterest board just for this episode, and would love to know what you plan to make!

There’s load of great ideas that can be customized for anyone on your list – and quick too.

Baby Lock Gift Guide is available here.

 Have you started stitching gifts yet?

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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!

Amy

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Introducing :: Think Big!

Posted on November 4th, by Amy in Think Big. 13 comments

I’ve mentioned Think Big on here a few times, but I haven’t had a chance to properly introduce you!

I had the pleasure of sharing this book with shop owners last week at Market, and loved explaining all the options that are available in this one book! Since writing Modern Basics, I’ve had lots of happy emails, usually with pictures attached, of finished quilts from my patterns. I’ve also had the occasional email, asking for help with recalculating fabric and block requirements to make it a different size than what I had listed in the book. I do help when I can, but it’s not always very timely.

When I started writing Think Big, I challenged myself to include details so that the quilter could make any size quilt that they desire. Not because I’m not willing to do the math again, … Read More »



AmysCreativeSide on Pinterest

Posted on November 3rd, by Amy in Inspiration. No Comments

Just a few recent pins on Pinterest to inspire you and your creativity! Each photo is clickable if you want to learn more –

TAP

 

 


Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Last Call!

Posted on October 31st, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 3 comments

I hope that you have enjoyed the Festival thus far. I just love looking through all the quilts and finding that nugget of inspiration! If you haven’t yet, today is your last chance to add your quilt to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

Each of the linky’s has a countdown on the bottom, and once it hits midnight here tonight, the linky’s will switch over to a voting option. Each quilter will be able to vote for our favorite three quilts in each category.

Today is also the last day to nominate your favorite quilts for the Viewer’s Choice awards. Be sure to fill out the form on this post and I will compile the results into a linky for you to vote!

Here’s the links to all the categories again :  Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice

With nearly 550 quilts already linked up, I … Read More »



Quiltcast # 53 :: Quilt Market Info

Posted on October 30th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 2 comments

I did not have a chance to do the interviews I had hoped to at Quilt Market, but April has some exciting news to make up for that disappointment! We also chat about some of the Market details that you probably won’t hear elsewhere. Join us!

We chat about :

Schoolhouses

Book Signings

Booth Setup

My caricature up on top of the Baby Lock booth with some other quilting greats :

Fabric 2.0

Sample Spree – great for the shop with a sample spree budget!

The show floor – huge and a great spot to absorb trends, and build relationships in the industry.

April’s post about Market from last spring

Check out the pictures on twitter

Listen in for more details on all of the above!

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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 … Read More »



My Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry :: Quill

Posted on October 30th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt, My Fabric. 19 comments

I’m excited to share a recent quilt that hasn’t made it to the blog yet! Quill is made in my Modern Neutral fabrics, and I loved making it and quilting it up.

I actually finished this one up just after Market last spring, and quickly shipped it off to be in Quilty. (It’s in the issue on newsstands now!)

Quill measures 56″ x 72″ and is made of just three LARGE blocks, then adding the solid on one side. I love the statement that it makes, and the simplicity of the quilt. I outlined the “diamond” shapes with quilting, then added in random straight lines from the center to the edge. All the texture in there is so comfy! Here’s a closer look :

I had found a bit of inspiration for this quilt, and had been obsessing over making it. I was … Read More »



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Wow!

Posted on October 29th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 2 comments

Hi friends!

I am always amazed at the quilts that show up in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and you all have not disappointed me in the least! I love that there’s something for every quilter in our show!

If you are still thinking about entering a quilt, now is the time! Set aside any worries or concerns that your quilt isn’t good enough, and share it with us! I’m working on an entry post of my own today too :)

Have you visited all the sponsor shops yet? Here’s a quick look at all the amazing people that helped to make this Festival a reality this year :

 

I wouldn’t be able to put the hours into it that I do with out their support!

There’s … Read More »



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Viewer’s Choice

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 95 comments

To visit the main Festival page, click here. To vote for your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, keep reading!

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

Click the heart on your three favorite quilts here! Good luck deciding – they are all beautiful!

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Small Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 68 comments

To enter or view the Small Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Mini Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 48 comments

To enter or view the Mini Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

 

The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Scrappy Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 34 comments

To enter or view the Scrappy Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: ROYGBIV Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 30 comments

To enter or view the ROYGBIV Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice






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