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Quiltcast #42 — Quilters favorite candy = Fabric!

Posted on June 18th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast, Uncategorized. 3 comments

April and I have spent quite a bit of time talking about our own fabrics lately, so we decided to talk about other collections that we like and/or are looking forward to this summer! Everything we mentioned is available now or will be soon.

Our Top 5 upcoming fabric lines:

25th and Pine

Lula Magnolia

Arizona

Pretty Potent

August

Empire

Mustang

Persimmon

Lotus Pond

Rustique

What collections are looking forward to, that didn’t make our list?

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

Amy



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Two Color Quilts

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, Uncategorized. 18 comments

If you haven’t already, visit the main Festival post for information about all the categories, and how to win!

Viewer’s Choice Prizes:

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A $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale!
Goddess Pressing Sheet and 2.5 yards of Mistyfuse Ultraviolet fusible web from Mistyfuse and the winner’s choice of 2 Hand Dyed Stash Packs from Vicki Welsh!
A fat quarter bundle of Fort Firefly from Sew Fine Fabrics!

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Gray Swap

Posted on March 24th, by Amy in Uncategorized. No Comments

I might be crazy for taking on a second round of this swap – but I’m sure you all will make it easy!

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As a reminder ::

– Quilt shop quality fabrics only.
– Purchase 2 yards of one fabric and cut into (28) 10” squares.  There’s only 2” of waste so cut carefully.
– Fabric must read gray, but can have white or black in the design.
– Please ship fabrics by April 15 >> refer to email for the address.
– Send $5.05 via paypal to … Read More »


Gray Swap

Posted on March 10th, by Amy in Uncategorized. No Comments

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As a reminder ::

– Quilt shop quality fabrics only.
– Purchase 2 yards of one fabric and cut into (28) 10” squares.  There’s only 2” of waste so cut carefully.
– Fabric must read gray, but can have white or black in the design.
– Please ship fabrics by April 1 >> refer to email for the address.
– Send $5.05 via paypal to me for return shipping, also by April 1 – at amy1399@gmail.com, If you don’t use paypal, and prefer to send a check, … Read More »


Featuring Kati — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter, Uncategorized. 3 comments

Hi friends! Today I’m blogging from, teaching at, and attending the Sewing Summit follow me on twitter (@amyscreativesid) or instagram (@amyscreativeside) for glimpses into the conference!

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Today’s featured quilter happens to be a fellow Sewing Summit teacher – Kati! Kati blogs at from the blue chair and I love her quilts, and sense of color. I hope you enjoy getting to know Kati better –

 1. When did you begin quilting?
I’ve enjoyed sewing through much of my life–starting with Cabbage Patch doll clothes when I was a kid and various other projects.  I made my first quilt with my mom’s help when I was in college.  Although, I didn’t consider myself a quilter until just a few years ago.  We have three small children–a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old twins. When our twins were about six months old, all three were on the … Read More »



Coming Soon :: Modern Mini Challenge

Posted on January 31st, by Amy in Uncategorized. 6 comments

I love making mini quilts – it’s a great platform to try something new, and possibly more challenging than I would usually tackle for a big throw or bed size quilt.  Next week there’s a great challenge just for mini’s and I know all of you are going to want to participate!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is organizing the challenge, read on to learn more!

 

Looking for some creative inspiration?

How about a quick project that sparks your imagination?

Want to try a new technique or use some of your treasured favorite fabrics?

Then the Modern Mini Challenge is exactly what you need! 

The Modern Mini Challengeis a 5 week series that kicks off with some seriously inspiring work from some super talented bloggers. Spark your creativity with ideas and inspiration from some amazing mini quilts and mug rugs.

Get ideas flowing for color, fabric, technique … Read More »


Winners!

Posted on December 1st, by Amy in Uncategorized. 4 comments

Trish is the charm pack winner!

Debbie is the winner of Unstoppable in Stilettos!

If you get here first ladies, feel free to email me your mailing address.

I’m excited about how much money was raised via {Modern} Relief. Thank you to all of you who donated!

I believe a list of winners will be available here soon.  Check back often!

I was able to work on my table runners for a bit yesterday, randomly sewing pieces together is really fun!  I’m hoping for more time today.  Good luck to all of you getting to your projects today!

Amy


I Am Thankful :: 21

Posted on November 24th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 13 comments

for –

– my family, they love me and support all my creative ideas.

– my blog friends that encourage my creative ideas.

– the warm wood stove downstairs.

– beautiful snow covering the ground.

– the Thanksgiving holiday, to have a family celebration!

Happy Thanksgiving to my readers and friends in the US.

You are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life – leave a comment and let me know.  Or post your own list.

Blessings,

Amy


Featuring…

Posted on November 12th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 4 comments

I have received a few nominations for the Friday Feature, but haven’t had the chance to collect responses yet.  And I would love to collect a bunch more!  So I thought we should have a quick review –

Nominate your favorite quilt, most touching story, or your best friend!

To nominate a quilter, simply email me, with “Feature Nomination” in the subject, (I have a special folder just for features!) give me a blog url to locate them, tell me why you are nominating them, and any specific questions you might have for them.

And feel free to nominate more than one quilter!

Today I’m off to help in a classroom with Meet the Masters – an art program in our local schools.  The kids have studied Georgia O’Keefe this month, and we have a simplified project for the little ones.  I’m a little nervous as watercolors, … Read More »


Fabric Therapy

Posted on October 7th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 12 comments

Hi there! I hadn’t meant to not post yesterday…just had a day full of running here and there. I had volunteered to help with Quilt Fest in the morning, however Owen and I ended up not being needed (good problem!). So we enjoyed the show before we had to get back to pick up Sophia!  Of course I forgot the camera in my efforts to get out the door in a timely manner…but if you are local check it out!  It was $3 to get in the quilt show/vendor area.  Parent/Teacher conferences and errands filled the afternoon, and left me exhausted!

Imagine my smile as I checked the mail –

These solids were really all I needed… but these charms, jumped in my cart!

I had so much fun working with charms here, I … Read More »


All Cut!

Posted on September 17th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 7 comments

I did it!

Now to run and pick up my girls from school!  I hope you have had a great day.

You can read my review and follow up for more of my thoughts on the Go! cutter.

xoxo,

Amy


Not Quilt Related

Posted on September 14th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 10 comments

Hi there! Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my moda bake shop project! It’s a fun project, that isn’t nearly as hard as it looks – just cut carefully, and you are set to piece!

Yesterday was full of :

and:

with a lot of these cute people:

Which equals, not a blessed thing got done with the sewing machine! And I’m perfectly fine with that. I hope you are having a great day, what ever that may entail.
Blessings,
Amy





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