Six thousand, five hundred, and fifty-one!

What does that number mean?

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


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


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

A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to those of you that have already bought books and have sought them out in your local communities. I am so grateful to be a part of this supportive community!

If you haven’t gotten your copy of Modern Basics yet I have a couple signed copies available here, or ask your local quilt shop to get it in stock!  My local shop, Seasons of Home, is having a hard time keeping them in stock – good problem in my opinion.  : )

If you have Modern Basics and need a jump start making a quilt…join the Quilting Book Club!

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Lots of support and friends to be made – fun, fun!

xo – Amy

By | 2018-02-05T17:07:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2011|Modern Basics|28 Comments


  1. craftytammie May 3, 2011 at 6:07 am - Reply

    wow, congrats to you!! that’s awesome!

  2. Jeanne Gwin May 3, 2011 at 6:08 am - Reply

    That has to make you feel like, oh say, $5551.00. Isn’t that just wonderful. Hoping the sales continue and there are many re-printings of your book. Congratulations and a “Big Bang”

  3. Jill May 3, 2011 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Congrats Amy! Well deserved success on your book! I haven’t gotten one yet, but it’s one my wish list.

  4. Mickey Kelly White May 3, 2011 at 6:18 am - Reply

    WOW ! Congrats ! I am working on a 1,2,3 ! quilt ! hope you are making $$ .

  5. Suzanne May 3, 2011 at 6:21 am - Reply


  6. Debbie-Esch House Quilts fo May 3, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! That is so exciting. I’m looking forward to the BQF – if I can just decide what quilt to enter :)

  7. Sarah May 3, 2011 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I have mine. Going to post a pic of my quilt Modern Mirrors soon, but have to wait until I give it as a gift first.

  8. Rhanda Johnson May 3, 2011 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Amy, how exciting! What an accomplishment! Here’s to thousands more!!!!

  9. Barbara May 3, 2011 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Just received my copy in the mail yesterday. Just in time for the quilting book club. Can’t wait.

  10. Kendra (missknitta) May 3, 2011 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy! Your book is just beautiful and I’m sure the sales will keep rolling in :)

  11. Amy Newbold May 3, 2011 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Must get soon gotta get that number over 7k!!

  12. De May 3, 2011 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! What a wonderful accomplishment!! I put a quote on my FB today that said “What you will do matters. All you need to do is do it.”
    ― Judy Grahn
    And you did!!

  13. Cara Cesarik May 3, 2011 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Congrats Amy! I still need to purchase my copy!

  14. Sallie May 3, 2011 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy! It’s a great book!

  15. Christy May 3, 2011 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amy! I’m very happy to own a copy of your book. :)

  16. Lindsay May 3, 2011 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Love this news! You are an inspiration!

  17. Beth May 3, 2011 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I am SO happy for you, Amy! Congrats!!!

  18. Elena @ Breakfast for Dinner May 3, 2011 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!! It looks fabulous! I’m ordering my copy online.
    Side note: any chance you could make full posts visible in blog readers? Easier that way. :)

  19. Elise May 3, 2011 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Isn’t God good?! Rewards for all your hard work, Honey! Love you and so proud of you! Mom

  20. Becky May 3, 2011 at 11:31 am - Reply

    That’s wonderful, Amy! Congrats!! You deserve it- the book is fabulous!

  21. karen schaefer May 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I’d say your book is a success. I haven’t received mine yet but should get it today or tomorrow. Can’t wait to read it!

  22. Hollie May 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm - Reply


  23. WandaFish May 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Amy, I hope your book becomes a best seller! I’ve just bought a copy and it looks great. I’m just waiting for my fabrics for the Quilting Book Club first quilt – exciting!!

  24. Esther May 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, I am so happy for you! That is a great number of books sold!

  25. Allie May 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Let’s see – do I hear Ten Thousand? A million? How many quilters are there in the world? Everybody needs your book, Amy!

  26. Shannon May 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! How cool!

  27. Elisabeth May 4, 2011 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Congratulations! That’s a fantastic number but I’m sure it won’t be long until it’s even higher :-)

  28. Jaimie May 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy! I am just catching up on your blog and I have to say WOW!!!! I am so proud of you!! You are amazing and it is so exciting seeing all that you are up to. And even hosting a conference?! Awesome!! Hope you guys are doing well – Happy Mother’s Day!! :)

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