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 […]

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 […]

7 07, 2012

Generation Q :: Review & Giveaway

By |July 7th, 2012|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 […]

28 06, 2012

Shape Workshop for Quilters :: Review & Giveaway

By |June 28th, 2012|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 […]

13 05, 2012

Geared For Guys: Tour and Giveaway

By |May 13th, 2012|give away, review|155 Comments

First – Happy Mother’s Day to all of my mom, and mom at heart friends! I hope that you are enjoying the day with your family! Today is a double celebration at our house, as Ella turns 12 today! She was born the day before Mother’s Day 12 years ago, and I fully enjoy celebrating […]

8 12, 2011

Everyday Handmade: 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist

By |December 8th, 2011|review|4 Comments

Hey there!  I’m a little bogged down with projects that I can’t share here, but I thought I would share a book that released last month!   It’s another great idea for your wishlist too – Everyday Handmade is a fun book full of great projects!

The projects are simple enough and detailed enough that anyone could pick […]

28 11, 2011

Quilting: From Little Things – Blog Tour

By |November 28th, 2011|review|20 Comments

Hi Friends!  I’m excited to share Sarah Fielke’s new book with you today!

Quilting: From Little Things is a fabulous book full of inspiration, and great lessons too.  In the book Sarah has included 10 small projects to learn a new technique or method, and then 10 larger counterparts that allow you to put the method […]

21 11, 2011

Dyeing to Stitch :: Blog Tour & Giveaway

By |November 21st, 2011|give away, review, video|84 Comments

I have the honor of sharing a new DVD with you today!

My friend Candy, recently filmed all her dyeing secrets with Quilting Arts, and has a 70 minute DVD to start you on your dyeing journey, or answer all your unanswered questions!

Candy is a Biology Professor at the University of Redlands, by day, which makes […]

14 11, 2011

Thanks and a Calendar Review

By |November 14th, 2011|review|5 Comments

It’s been so fun reading your comments on the Modern Blocks giveaway!  Thanks to everyone that has entered so far, and it’s not to late if you would like to enter to win.  I’m always amazed at everyone’s color choices when I look through blogs, and those comments are as varied as each of you! […]

17 10, 2011

Modern Mix :: Review & Giveaway

By |October 17th, 2011|give away, review|250 Comments

I’m excited to share another new book with you today!  Modern Mix  by Jessica Levitt is all about using solid fabrics with your prints – as I love solids, I’m loving Modern Mix!

Jessica has beautifully used solids with prints, and not just white, I might add.  A great variety of Kona cottons have been selected, […]