31 01, 2013

Dancing Stars :: January Giveaway!

By |January 31st, 2013|give away, quilt-along|23 Comments

Hi there! For those of you quilting along with me, I have a giveaway for you today!

Vicki Welsh is the sponsor this month, and has agreed to giveaway a stash pack of your choice!

Enter the giveaway by linking up with a post about your progress, if you are just on flickr, share your most recent picture in […]

30 01, 2013

Winners & Update

By |January 30th, 2013|give away, work in progress|10 Comments

The winner of the ebook from Martingale is:

The winners of the Dancing Stars templates are:

Come back tomorrow to link up your progress, and be entered to win fabric!


Yesterday was a productive day around here.  I have been installing sleeves on my quilts, which I put off until just before shipping, of course!

Three done, and […]

14 12, 2012


By |December 14th, 2012|give away|2 Comments

Hi there!  This week has been slow and fast all the same time!  All the extra little things at school, add up fast to no time on the computer – I hope you’ve had a good week.  I had fun reading all your comments about what you hope for – many of the same sentiments […]

7 12, 2012

15 Minutes of Play :: Review & Giveaway!

By |December 7th, 2012|give away, review|191 Comments

Welcome to my stop on the 15 Minutes of Play book tour!  15 Minutes of Play by, my friend, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a keeper!

15 Minutes of Play is one of those you books you want to sit down and slowly ingest, and then hurry to the sewing machine to put the ideas into practice.  The nature of Victoria’s […]

3 12, 2012

Giveaway Day!

By |December 3rd, 2012|give away|194 Comments


Today I’m giving away this fab pillow, made by yours truly – the pattern is Round & Round from Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting by my quilter and friend Natalia Bonner. I love how the pillow turned out and hope that you do too!

To win, leave me a comment, telling me what, if any gifts you still […]

22 10, 2012

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Countdown!

By |October 22nd, 2012|Bloggers Quilt Festival, give away|13 Comments

The Festival begins on Friday! Are you ready?  I hope so!  I have a bit of work to do before I am, but most of the sponsor details are in place, and you will see them popping up on my sidebar later this week!

If you don’t have your button yet – add the code to […]

17 10, 2012

Home Sweet Quilt :: Review & Giveaway!

By |October 17th, 2012|give away, review|203 Comments

It is book central here lately! I enjoy a glimpse into books before I purchase, and I hope you do too!

Home Sweet Quilt is by the talented and sweet Jill Finley, also the creative force behind Jillily Studio, and fabric designer for Henry Glass Fabrics!

Home Sweet Quilt is written in four different sections, each a […]

10 10, 2012

Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting :: Review & Giveaway!

By |October 10th, 2012|give away, review|224 Comments

I’m so excited to be the next stop on Natalia’s book tour!  In the Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Natalia is giving all of us the knowledge and tools to work her beautiful quilting patterns into our quilts at home!

Natalia has added a theme to the tour : It’s a Family Affair, I know for […]

26 09, 2012

The Complete Guide to Machine Quilting :: Review & Giveaway

By |September 26th, 2012|give away, review|152 Comments

Hi friends! There are a number of new machine quilting books, and I think they all have something to offer the home quilter!  Personally I love to collect books, and was happy to receive a copy of The Complete Guide to Machine Quilting for review.

Joanie Zeier Poole has collected her knowledge of quilting and teaching quilting in this […]

5 09, 2012

Tactile Fabrics Giveaway

By |September 5th, 2012|give away|265 Comments

Today, I’d like to introduce you to my newest sponsor, Jennifer of Tactile Fabrics!

Tactile Modern is a small independent quilt & specialty fabric shop that specializes in modern 100% organic and premium cotton fabrics for sewing, crafting and quilting. Jennifer has come from a long line of seamstresses and has always loved fabric and sewing. […]

28 08, 2012

Schoolhouse Rocks!

By |August 28th, 2012|finished quilt, give away|70 Comments

Hi all! My Schoolhouse Rocks quilt made it home, and we made it outside for some pictures yesterday! I had fun working on this quilt, it’s bright and cherry, with traditional blocks, and lots of quilting on my domestic machine.

All the schoolhouse blocks are made with a different fabric, I pulled small and medium scale […]

20 08, 2012

Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts :: Review and Giveaway

By |August 20th, 2012|give away, review|119 Comments

Hi friends, and welcome to those of you that may be visiting for the first time! I’m Amy Ellis, quilter, blogger and author too – feel free to poke around and get to know me better if you haven’t stopped by before.

Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts, by friends, Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms, includes photographs […]