Introducing: Modern Basics

Yesterday, I was looking around Martingale’s website, I figured my book would be listed soon.  All the final details had come together last month, it was just a matter of time!  My patience paid off, look:

That’s it, my book!  If you click on the cover, you can sign up for an email when it releases, I did, and read more about it!

We still have a couple of months until all is revealed, but it feels so great to share this with you!


By | 2018-02-04T16:00:39+00:00 September 8th, 2010|books|53 Comments


  1. Dana - Old Red Barn Co. September 8, 2010 at 4:48 am - Reply


    A great big congratulations girl!

  2. Jamie in Louisiana September 8, 2010 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Look at you! This is WONDERFUL news. It is so great to see the younger generation bringing the art of quilting forward for future generations to enjoy.

  3. Debbie-Esch House Quilts September 8, 2010 at 5:05 am - Reply

    It looks wonderful, Amy! Congratulations!

  4. Audrey September 8, 2010 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations! That is so awesome!

  5. Sally September 8, 2010 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment, Amy.

  6. Lisa G September 8, 2010 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Excellent Amy, well done… what a wonderful achievement.

  7. Mary on Lake Pulaski September 8, 2010 at 6:28 am - Reply

    You should be SO Proud Amy! You have to be the most organized person to write a book while being a Mom etc!! Congratulations again!

  8. Pat Sloan September 8, 2010 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Jumping up and down for you!

  9. Linda September 8, 2010 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Congratulations! A published book is definitely something to brag about!!!!! Great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Kelly Jackson September 8, 2010 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Oh Amy, how exciting! Congratulations :) I know you must feel like you just delivered a child. I can’t wait to touch it.


  11. vicki September 8, 2010 at 7:40 am - Reply

    So exciting!! Congratulations, Amy!

  12. Sharron September 8, 2010 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Very proud of you! It’s a long time to wait though for something so wonderful :)

  13. Terri September 8, 2010 at 7:56 am - Reply

    How fun that must be to see your name in print on the cover! and your projects featured in your very own book. Congrats to you! Looks like a fun book.

  14. Lois Grebowski September 8, 2010 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Woo hoo! Isn’t it cool to see your hard work come to fruition? Congrats!!!!!!

  15. Marianne September 8, 2010 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Wonderful! Congratulations!

  16. Candy from Candied Fabrics September 8, 2010 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Hooray! And it looks FABULOUS!

  17. kathy in NC September 8, 2010 at 8:48 am - Reply

    OMG!! how exciting IT looks perfect..I NEED to have IT!!!!
    What a super duper job. you must be ticked pink :)

  18. anna September 8, 2010 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I love Love LOVE the quilt on the cover. This is so exciting. How can you stand it? Gee wiz~how did you do it? Really? That is a story in itself.So tell us more about it

  19. Norma September 8, 2010 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I didn’t’ know you were writing a book! congratulations!

  20. Natalia September 8, 2010 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Congrats Amy! It’s finally so real!!!!

  21. Cathy A September 8, 2010 at 9:17 am - Reply

    That looks like it’s going to be a great book! What a wonderful accomplishment for you!!

  22. AnnieO September 8, 2010 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Wow, Amy, very very excited for you! Love the cover quilt. Piecing and applique combined is always charming.

  23. Kimberly S September 8, 2010 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Looks wonderful Amy, congrats!!! :)

  24. Lindsay September 8, 2010 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! That is awesome! I can not wait to get my copy! i can only image how you must feel to have your own book! I have been published a few times in a book, and a magazine, and a newspaper, but never my own book! what a high you must be on!

  25. Beth September 8, 2010 at 10:42 am - Reply

    How exciting!!! I went right over and put my e-mail address on the list. I can’t wait to see all of your creations. So happy for you…congrats!!

  26. Carla Louise September 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I bet you are sew excited about your new book! I know I am! Congratulations, Amy!

  27. Cecily September 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Congrats, Amy! That’s HUGE! And so cool!

  28. jaybird September 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm - Reply


  29. Alexis September 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! Very cool!

  30. andi September 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Amy.
    It looks wonderful!!

  31. Meagan September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Hooray & congratulations!

    I love the bright simplicity of the cover and I can’t wait to read it!

  32. Karen G September 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Woo Hoo, Amy!!!!! How proud you must feel!!!! I have loved your simple style since following your blog! Now more people can enjoy it! Congratulations!!! Karen

  33. Denny1600 September 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Way to go!!

    And thanks for the quilt shop tips for our July trip. We got led astray to a shop in Bountiful. We did our part. Then they led us further astray by introducing us to Neilsen’s Frozen Custard. Then it all went downhill from there and we became custard junkies . . .

  34. Allie September 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Girl – that is just TOO exciting – congratulations to you!!!

  35. CitricSugar September 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    That is fabulous news, Amy! I had been wondering since you’ve been so quiet about it lately. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  36. Erin September 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    You are so amazing! I love the cover. Can’t wait to see all that’s inside! :]

  37. Frauke September 9, 2010 at 2:59 am - Reply

    How exciting !! congratulations – so you’re kind of having another baby, just this one will not need diapers ;-)) I love your modern, easy-going quilting style.

  38. randi September 9, 2010 at 6:26 am - Reply

    how wonderful amy! the cover looks great. congratulations!

  39. Ellie - Craft Sew Create! September 9, 2010 at 11:14 am - Reply

    So exciting Amy, congratulations!! I love the the colors and the gorgeous quilt on the cover. Can’t wait to get one, yay!

  40. Melissa Corry September 10, 2010 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Congrats Amy!!! This is awesome!!

  41. Eve September 10, 2010 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Big Congratulations!
    The book looks great, I know it’s going to do very well :D

  42. Jennifer Ashford September 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Yay! Congrats!

  43. Tove September 11, 2010 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Amy I’m so pround of you! Who knew when we were causing trouble as kids where we’d end up! You done awsome!!!!!!!! congrats, miss you.

  44. mickey harleywife September 11, 2010 at 6:46 am - Reply

    HOW NEAT !!!!! LOOKS GREAT !!!! CONGRATS !!!! I haven’t been online , and , am getting caught up and see this !!! WOW . can’t wait …………………..

  45. amandajean September 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Congrats, Amy! That’s quite exciting!!! The cover is awesome.

  46. Alex Duchemin-Jacobson September 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to the book Amy. Your Dad just told me about it and I’ve been wanting to learn to quilt for awhile. Can’t wait to get my copy and hope to see you at Christmas.

  47. Kit Lang September 13, 2010 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Congrats on your new book! :)

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  49. Elise September 14, 2010 at 4:14 am - Reply

    Must add my congrats as your mom! Yes, I feel like my daughter is having another baby! Grandma took down all the info and loved your appliqued flowers! Loved the pics inside! Dad and I try not to brag too much! To God be the glory! Love you bunches!

  50. Jackie September 14, 2010 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Yay!! So excited for you!! The cover looks just beautiful. I wish you much luck with the sales. I am sure they will be going through the roof.

  51. Sandra Starley September 16, 2010 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the book– that is so cool. Utah quilters rule! Hope to see you at HMQS next spring, I will be there appraising again and will have another antique quilt display (you posted a picture of my brown hexagon antique quilt from this year’s show).
    Sandra in Moab

  52. Marit September 16, 2010 at 2:33 am - Reply

    How exiting!!!
    Congratulations, Amy!

    ; )

  53. Lydia September 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Major CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastic achievement! I came over to view the blogger’s quilt festival and came across the news about your new book. Thanks for hosting the quilt festival and I’ll look for your book in my local quilt shop.

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