10 02, 2014

Seams Unlikely :: Review & Giveaway

By |February 10th, 2014|books, review|35 Comments

Most everyone that quilts or sews knows the name Nancy Zieman, and with this book I felt like I really got to know Nancy! Seams Unlikely is a quickly paced read with lots of great insights into Nancy’s childhood, and inspirational stories of her career. Nancy wrote this book, just like she talks – at […]

14 02, 2013

Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers

By |February 14th, 2013|give away, review|36 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day & Welcome to my stop on the Indygo Junction Fabric Flower blog tour! Indygo Junction’s latest book is stuffed with creative, and inspiring projects – all flowers! With 25 different fabric flowers there is a project for everyone too!

Today we get to focus on the Rolled Sweater Rose, these soft roses […]

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 […]

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 […]