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Tactile Fabrics Giveaway

Posted on September 5th, by Amy in 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. Also, coming from the corporate world of interior architecture Jennifer is inspired by modern art and enjoys the process of designing and creating patterns through modern quilting.

Her shop offers a selection of bundles and organic yardage from Cloud 9 and Birch fabrics. She also offers premium cottons. Today’s giveaway features fabrics from Birch Organics and Anthology Fabrics.

Aren’t they great? Such fresh colors and prints!

Enter to win this fat quarter bundle by leaving a comment here on this post.

Tell me which of … Read More »



Schoolhouse Rocks!

Posted on August 28th, by Amy in 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 prints in a rainbow of colors from my stash. Each block I worked on was a new favorite! I think a teacher would love this quilt with student signatures in the background fabric.

To make your own version, check out Generation Q’s Fall Issue.

The full pattern is included in the magazine, and the whole issue is inspiring and a great read!

I have a copy of Generation Q to giveaway – … Read More »



Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts :: Review and Giveaway

Posted on August 20th, by Amy in 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 of beautiful vintage quilts, and 10 fabulous quilt patterns inspired by antique quilts! Personally, I tend to lean toward larger pieces, but these small pieces have me reconsidering.  I was instantly drawn to Homeward Bound, a quilt that was pieced in solid blues and black.

It’s stunning, and I wanted to make a project inspired by it, so I decided to tackle a slightly smaller quilt, while still using small pieces.  This way I could make use of the tips included in … Read More »



Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway!

Posted on August 15th, by Amy in give away. 332 comments

Giveaway is closed & the winner is::

Elizabeth Johnson from In The Boon Docks!

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Today my friends at Fat Quarter Shop are giving away a new Jelly Roll!

Fat Quarter Shop has the best array of fabric! You can find any style you desire, and it always is in your mailbox quickly!  I love watching their coming soon page, week to week to see what they will have in stock next. I also love how easy the site is to navigate, all the different options to browse through…Manufacturer, Designer, Fabric Line or Theme.   Fat Quarter Shop carries all the basics too, and tons of books, patterns, and clubs. Have you joined one of those yet?  I’m always tempted to join a club, but haven’t jumped in.  The clubs include, charm packs … Read More »



Winner!

Posted on August 6th, by Amy in give away. 2 comments

You all left the best comments on last week’s giveaway!  I can hardly believe how long some of you have worked on projects – in case you need or want motivation to finish those UFO’s, check out my challenge here.  One lucky winner will receive this fab bundle of Art Gallery fabrics from Canton Village Quilt Works.

The winner is -

Congratulations Regina! You should have an email from me in your inbox.

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You can learn more about Jackie and shop at Canton Village Quilt Works by following these links:

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Canton Village Quilt Works Giveaway

Posted on July 31st, by Amy in give away. 529 comments

Today Jackie is giving away a beautiful fat quarter bundle!

Canton Village Quilt Works is always stocked with bright and beautiful fabrics, and Jackie is quick to ship your purchases!  If you don’t know Jackie already, she’s been a quilter for 18 years, longarm quilter for 12 years, has had her long arm quilting business for 12 years, opened her fabric shop 2 and a half years ago, she’s a designer for various quilting magazines, a National Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor, and a quilting podcaster. With all this going on, I’m glad to see Jackie scaling back in her customer quilting.

Jackie is giving away this beautiful set of Art Gallery fat quarters!

I love the colors!

Canton Village Quilt Works carries an array of prints, batiks, and lots of basics too!  A wide range … Read More »



Winners

Posted on July 11th, by Amy in give away. 3 comments

Hey! I have a couple giveaways to wrap up.

First up is the Generation Q Magazine :

One Thing, One Week winner of

We Love Color is:

Kelsey finished up this fab pillow for her partner! Check it out!

Congratulations ladies, I’ll be in touch soon -

Amy


Generation Q :: Review & Giveaway

Posted on July 7th, by Amy in give away, review. 100 comments

Hi there! I’m jumping in on the Generation Q Magazine blog tour! I’m very excited for my friends at GenQ, this first issue is packed full of brilliant wit and charm, great information, and a couple patterns too!

If you aren’t familiar with Generation Q yet, be sure to check out their site, and like them on facebook for all the latest. Melissa, Jake, Megan and Scott have been working non-stop to get this community backed magazine to print. They live in  different areas around the states, and connect online like so many of us do on a daily basis. They “get” the quilting community and it is reflected in their pages! They have a way of writing that feels like you are chatting with a great friend – perfect.

GenQ includes information that you want to know about people in the industry (like the cute … Read More »



Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop :: Winner!

Posted on July 2nd, by Amy in give away. 1 Comment

I’m glad so many of you are so excited about Fat Quarterly’s Shape Workshop for Quilters! Sharing your current “nemesis” as many of you put it, was enlightening – I may have to work on a tutorial just for matching points!

The winner of Fat Quarterly’s Shape Workshop for Quilters is :

Sounds like Emily will put this book to good use! For those of you that didn’t win, keep following the tour, or purchase your copy on Amazon today. It’s a great resource and source of inspiration!

 

For more reviews and chances to win, follow the tour with these friends:
7/3 A La Mode Fabric
7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!
7/10 Craft Buds!
7/12 Craft Foxes
7/16 {sew} Allegorical
7/18 Wrap-up Party at FatQuarterly!

 

 

 


Shape Workshop for Quilters :: Review & Giveaway

Posted on June 28th, by Amy in books, give away, review. 169 comments

I always love to see what my friends at Fat Quarterly are sewing up, and was happy to have a chance to review their new book!  Shape Workshop for Quilters is a great addition to your quilting library – they have included 60 block patterns, and a dozen projects that include quilts, pillows and other home decor.

With the inclusion of so many blocks, the idea is that you use this book as a jumping off point for your creativity.  Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and create something truly unique!

Each shape has been given it’s own chapter – squares & rectangles, circles, triangles, stars, polygons and diamonds. Of all the chapters I think triangles is my favorite, the blocks are diverse and the projects are attainable.

I loved the quote at the beginning of the chapter “Triangles are … Read More »



We Love Color – Giveaway Winner

Posted on June 20th, by Amy in books, give away. 3 comments

Thanks to all of you that shared your color inspiration!

It’s true – inspiration can be found everywhere!

The winner is of the book and beautiful fabric bundle is  :

Congratulations Mary Ann!

Giveaway is sponsored by Robert Kaufman, follow along with the tour by visiting the Swatch & Stitch for links to all the designer blogs, and information on the grand prize.

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PS – I’ve listed a few copies of We Love Color,  for sale in my shop.

Amy


Winners – EZ Dresden Ruler

Posted on June 11th, by Amy in give away. 6 comments

Hi friends! We are adjusting to our summer routines here and with my major commitment, over for now, blogging took a backseat last week.  I was glad to sneak in my dresden piece last week, then enjoyed having fun with my family!

If you haven’t started on a dresden quilt yet, I highly encourage it! The prizes involved are impressive, and it’s always fun to try something new.

But – you just want to know if you won right?  The winners are:

Congratulations ladies! You should have an email from me in your inbox.

Hope your week is off to a great start -

Amy






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