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23 11, 2011

What Kind of Shopper Are You?

By |November 23rd, 2011|Modern Basics|7 Comments

When holiday shopping do you —

frequent the Black Friday sales? 

shop the week before Christmas?

make all your gifts handmade?

Or

slowly gather gifts over the course of months?

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I am kinda a collection of all these!  I always have the best intentions of starting early, making some and buying others as they are on sale.  But I usually end […]

10 11, 2011

Salt Lake Area – Quilt Retreat

By |November 10th, 2011|Modern Basics|4 Comments

For those of you that are local to the Salt Lake area – check out this fun retreat coming up this month!  I’ll be sharing my quilts in a trunk show on Friday – you should come!

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If you need some time away before the rush of the Holidays to work and finish your loved ones […]

5 09, 2011

Modern Basics Trunk Show

By |September 5th, 2011|Modern Basics|2 Comments

Hi there!  I hope you all had a great weekend, and an extra day off for many of you!  It’s been a nice weekend here – no sewing though.  Maybe next week!

I wanted to share about where YOU can see my quilts this month:

Country Stitches in Lansing, Michigan has 5 quilts from Modern Basics, and […]

8 06, 2011

Modern Basics – Back in Stock!

By |June 8th, 2011|Modern Basics|9 Comments

Hi friends!  Modern Basics is back in stock and you can get your autographed copy, right here via paypal.

About Modern Basics:

Love the idea of quilting but limited by time and resources? Oh, and the fact that you barely know how to sew? Here’s the answer! With bright, modern prints and simple patterns, Amy Ellis eases […]

16 05, 2011

Overload!

By |May 16th, 2011|Bloggers Quilt Festival, Modern Basics|16 Comments

Oh my goodness!  How many of the quilts have you had a chance to look through?  I know some of you were flustered on Friday with the blogger outage, hopefully everything has been restored for you!  It made me glad that I had moved to a wordpress blog – because I did not need one […]

4 05, 2011

More Preparations for Quilt Market

By |May 4th, 2011|Modern Basics, sewing|13 Comments

In preparing for my first Market experience, and promoting Modern Basics, I’ve got a few things to get together this week!

Monday afternoon I picked up my quilts that had been hanging at Seasons of Home last month.  Then yesterday I added all the labels and sewed two sleeves, for the quilt that will be hanging […]

3 05, 2011

Six thousand, five hundred, and fifty-one!

By |May 3rd, 2011|Modern Basics|28 Comments

What does that number mean?

The number of times, I tell my kids to stop running in the house each week?

Or

The number of times I leave my house over the course of the month, as I go to and from school?

Nope!

It’s the number of copies of my book that sold in the first two months!!

A sincere […]

25 04, 2011

Posie Patch – All Gussied Up!

By |April 25th, 2011|Modern Basics|3 Comments

I hope you had a great Easter weekend!  We enjoyed time with family and friends, and were blessed!

I also, took a bit of time to get my quilt “Posie Patch”, from the cover of my book, ready to hang at the Home Machine Quilt Show (HMQS) in a couple weeks.  If you are local to […]

21 04, 2011

Quilt Labels!

By |April 21st, 2011|Modern Basics|27 Comments

After procrastinating and researching label options for all the quilts in my book, I decided to go to Spoonflower!  When I was originally making the quilts, I wasn’t able to label them, as the title of my book wasn’t confirmed.  So I sent them off to Martingale with no permanent labels.  Now with Market around […]

19 04, 2011

The Quilting Book Club

By |April 19th, 2011|Modern Basics|8 Comments

Recently, I was contacted by Shawna at 1 Choice 4 Quilting, about making quilts as a group from Modern Basics.  What a great idea!

Click the graphic to find out how to get involved!

There is no cost to participate, just get a book and find the fabrics that you want to use, or grab a […]

11 04, 2011

Trunk Show Weekend & a Winner!

By |April 11th, 2011|Modern Basics|17 Comments

Hi there!  I hope you all had a great weekend, with spring break this week, ours has been very relaxed!

Saturday afternoon, I spent at Seasons of Home, meeting and chatting with fellow quilters, and fabric lovers.  It was fun!

Natalia took a few pictures for us:

I’m talking in all these, so my expressions are pretty funny!

It […]

5 04, 2011

Trunk Show & Book Signing – This Saturday

By |April 5th, 2011|Modern Basics|8 Comments

Need an outing this weekend?

This Saturday,  my local quilt shop is hosting an open house and book signing event!  You should come, I would love to meet you in person!

I was at the shop yesterday and was able to see my quilts hanging – they are so cheery.  I will have all of the quilts […]