Modern Patchwork + Just Ask JoAnn

I was so excited to pull my copy of Modern Patchwork from the mailbox yesterday!  (I even got an extra to giveaway to one of you – read on!) 

It’s full of home decor projects, bags, quilts and more – I had a couple of minutes to look through it, and can’t wait to make a few myself.  Here’s a peek at my clutch, and pillow cover that are both included.

They did such a great job with this magazine – I love all the photos, and the layout!  It’s available online and on newsstands now.


Over the course of a few months, and a number of emails, I shipped my iPad and computer case to JoAnn for a photo shoot!

Find my project in your Jo-Ann store next month!

I’m told these are available beginning this month in ALL JoAnn stores around the country!  That said the nearest store is 40 minutes away, and I haven’t had a chance to check it out.  If you see it at your store, let me know!  It is a FREE project sheet, and the tutorial is available here too, with lots of pictures.


To win a copy of Modern Patchwork, leave me a comment and I’ll select a winner on Monday, April 9.

Good Luck ~ Amy

By |2017-02-06T09:18:25-06:00April 5th, 2012|Magazine/Featured|97 Comments


  1. Jill B April 5, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Looks like a great collection of patterns!

  2. Johanna April 5, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    How exciting! I LOVE the pillow, you can never have enough pillow, right? I guess I’ll have to make a trip to JoAnn’s too, oh darn :)

  3. quilterbell April 5, 2012 at 5:24 am - Reply

    You are so lucky to have Joann’s guys!, I would kill for a shop like this around here!!!!! Thank you for the chance Amy.

  4. Jamie lee April 5, 2012 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Very cool! I’d love to win a copy, thanks!

  5. Judy April 5, 2012 at 5:38 am - Reply

    How exciting! Love the patchwork pillow and all its colors! Can’t wait to take a walk through my local Joann’s and look for the pattern for the cases. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Pat Hersl April 5, 2012 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Piqued my interest. I love the large florals. Good job!

  7. Sara April 5, 2012 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Congrats on getting some love from Joanns;)

    I am digging that pillow from the book too.

  8. melissa April 5, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Ashley April 5, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Love the tablet case

  10. Em April 5, 2012 at 6:19 am - Reply

    How exciting it must be to see your work in print!!

  11. Cindy Sharp April 5, 2012 at 6:27 am - Reply


  12. Sabine April 5, 2012 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Love all your tutorials! Thanks so much!

  13. Vicki W April 5, 2012 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Congrats on the publications! I haven’t seen Modern patchwork yet so I’ll have to go check it out.

  14. Faye April 5, 2012 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Congratulations – and thank you for the chance to win the copy of Modern Patchwork!

  15. Gill April 5, 2012 at 6:46 am - Reply

    How I wish we had JoAnns in the UK!!!
    This looks a great publication – I’d love to win a copy!

  16. Cindy A April 5, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    I would love to win a copy of that magazine. It looks great.

  17. Irina April 5, 2012 at 6:54 am - Reply

    I’d love to win a copy of Modern Patchwork, and thanks for linkin the free tutorial, it’s really good!

  18. Suzanne April 5, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Wow, Amy! How neat that you are popping up with projects in so many places. Yay!

  19. Anne Carter April 5, 2012 at 7:05 am - Reply

    love the colors in your pillow and clutch

  20. Joy Voltenburg April 5, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    love those fabrics!!

  21. Linda F. April 5, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply

    I would love to win a copy Modern Patchwork!!! Now I’m also running to JoAnn’s today to see if I can get a copy of that pattern!! lol This is the best!

  22. Katie B April 5, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I’d love to win a copy of Modern Patchwork!

  23. Carrie O April 5, 2012 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Love the clutch and that cover quilt calls me. :)

  24. Spontaneous Threads April 5, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Congratulations! My daughter is always picking up the JoAnn’s patterns. We’ll keep an eye out for yours.

  25. Hilachas April 5, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I’d love to win a copy of Modern Patchwork. Thanks for the opportunity.

  26. Kendra April 5, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy! I can’t wait to go to see your pattern at JoAnn’s! And both patterns are lovely :)

  27. Betty April 5, 2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    How exciting to have your clutch and pillow pictured in the magazine. I would be so happy to received the extra magazine.

  28. Castle Swanson April 5, 2012 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Always looking for project inspiration, so I can’t wait to get a look at the magazine (whether as a gift or a purchase)

  29. Lindsay April 5, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Congrats on both projects–so fun! I blogged about you today at

  30. Lori Smanski April 5, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    how wonderfully exciting. congratulations. i love how you made the patchwork work together
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  31. Jennifer Ashford April 5, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Ooh, fun! I want to win!

  32. Debbie-Esch House Quilts April 5, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I got my Modern Patchwork yesterday too – there are a lot of names in there that I recognize :) I love the way your clutch has the angled flap. Reminds me that I could really use a summery clutch.

    Congrats on having your design available at JoAnns too!

  33. Kathe April 5, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Congratulations on being part of this publication and also with JoAnn’s! You are so very inspirational and am glad to have found you. Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. Heather April 5, 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Oooh, would love to win a copy of this. Thanks for the chance.

  35. Anne April 5, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Oooohhhh! Love the look of this magazine! Congrats on being published.

  36. Judith April 5, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Amy! Your projects are lovely. If they’re a representative sample, this must be a great book. Thanks for the opportunity

  37. Beth April 5, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Congrats! How exciting and your projects look fantastic. I would love to win a copy.

  38. CathyH April 5, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I would like to have a copy of that magazine. I’ve not seen this one yet. Your work is so fun!

  39. cynthia April 5, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    The projects are appealing. Congrats on the publication, and thanks for offering the giveaway.

  40. Debbie Espinoza April 5, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Never a dull moment with you Amy! Can’t wait to check it out at JoAnn’s. I’ll probably have to do some name dropping while I’m in line to check out….” That Amy is at it again, you know she’s a friend of mine…”

  41. Elisabetta April 5, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    thank you so much for giving this nice opportunity, cross my fingers the winner it’s me! thank you again ^^)

  42. Linda R. April 5, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I would love to win a cop of this lovely magazine.!

  43. Jacque April 5, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Congratulations – that is so neat! I’m in the same boat….the nearest JoAnns for me is about 50 minutes from here. Unless, of course, you count online. LOL Would love to win the magazine – looks like there are some great project ideas in it!

  44. barbara woods April 5, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    would love to play with the patterns in that book, thanks for the giveaway

  45. Amy K-P April 5, 2012 at 11:48 am - Reply

    LOVE that pillow cover & cannot wait to get my hands on the ipad project sheet! Keep up the great work Amy!

  46. Alli April 5, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Wowee, gratzy gratzy! I’m sad though — there are no Joann’s on Oahu, so I can’t see your project sheet! :(

  47. Kate Brown April 5, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I would love to win this magazine, I have never seen it and it looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance!!

  48. Tsoniki Crazy Bull April 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I love the hexagons on the ipad case. I’m not planning a trip to JoAnns anytime soon, but if I do I’ll look for the pattern!

  49. Sonia April 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Thenks for the chance to win. Loooove your blog!

  50. Joyce Mitchell April 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    The nearest Joann’s is about 1 hour away. Thanks for the opportunity to win this new magazine.

  51. Kris April 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I haven’t seen this mag, your projects look like great ones!

  52. Lisa Marie April 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen this magazine pictured online but haven’t found it in a store — I’m very interested in it though, and expect it to be wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! I’ll be on the lookout for your tutorial sheet the next time I’m at Jo-Anns.

  53. Lyn April 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    It looks like a great magazine!

  54. Rebecca April 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a good magazine.

  55. Karen Heard April 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Great magazine, thanks for the chance :o)

  56. Linda Hall April 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your contribution to the magazine!

  57. Rhonda H. April 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! Would love to win a copy; looks like some great patterns in there; thanks for chance!

  58. Karen April 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Big congrats!

  59. Sandy April 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I am excited for you, Amy. I would love to win a copy of the magazine.

  60. Allison C April 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Looks like a good read!

  61. Janine April 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    To have two pretty projects featured in one magazine is pretty spectacular. Congrats! Will have to look for your project sheet at JoAnn’s when I’m home for the summer, but in the meantime, am grateful for the tute on your site to keep me company!

  62. Michele April 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    How proud you must be! It looks wonderful – I can’t wait to read the whole issue!

  63. Judith Reynolds April 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    What a great project to make! The nearst Joann’s is 100 miles away. When I shop @ Joann’s I make sure I take my list and then some. Love to have a copy of the newest magazine Modern Patchwork. Thanks for sharing….


  64. Colleen April 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Yeah Amy! Congrats!

  65. Nicole April 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! This is exciting news. The clutch is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Angie April 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    The magazine looks like great inspiration. And now I need to make a trip to JoAnn’s to look for your project!

  67. Elaine April 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Love that pillow. Thank you so much for the chance to win the magazine.

  68. Lori April 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Would love to win a copy…thanks for a chance to win!

  69. Becky Greene April 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  70. Fran April 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Your projects look gorgeous! Congrats on being published (again!). I’d love to win a copy of the magazine, thanks for the chance to win.

  71. robin April 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Ooo! I love your laptop case. :) And congrats for being in the magazine – how exciting!!

  72. Sofia April 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Congrats. How exciting it must be to get your work out there and share it with everyone. I love everything I’ve seen so far.

  73. Sharon G April 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy congratulations on being on having your projects published….I really like them and plan on going to Joanne’s on Friday and I will look to see if I can find the pattern…I will let you know….thanks for the chance to have a copy of this wonderful magazine…..

  74. Janet April 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! And thanks for a chance to win the magazine.

  75. Mary Jo April 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Your pillow is beautiful. If the rest of the magazine has such nice things I will really enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Beth T. April 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing–both the process and the magazine.

  77. Kirsten April 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I love that pillow cover!

  78. affiknity April 6, 2012 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations on getting your patterns published. I love that pillow cover. It’s so colorful and cheery.

  79. Leena April 6, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    How lovely. Hope I win :)

  80. Lizzie April 6, 2012 at 6:55 am - Reply

    You must be thrilled! Your projects and the magazine look great! Congrats!

  81. Diann Cornell April 6, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I’m not familiar with Modern Patchwork but would love a chance to check it out.

  82. Charming's Mama April 6, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Congratulation. I would love to have a copy of the magazine. Thanks.

  83. Lindsay April 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I love that pillow in the Modern Patchwork book.

  84. Hueisei April 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Congrats! :)
    Thanks for offer the giveaway to us.

  85. Sue Bone April 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I’d love to be 40 minutes away from a Joanns. Congratulations on both achievements.

  86. Patricia Starter April 7, 2012 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Great job. I loved the designs.
    Hope to see more of such works from you.


  87. Krista Robbins April 7, 2012 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I was just looking at this at the bookstore last night! It’s lovely!

  88. Barbara April 7, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Next time I’m out, I will be on the hunt for the magazine
    and the pattern!!

  89. Mary on Lake Pulaski April 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on two wonderful projects in the new magazine and also the free pattern card at Joann’s!

  90. patty April 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    How exciting to have your projects featured in the magazine! I’d love to have one.

  91. Kari April 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Great projects in the magazine and for JoAnn. Congrats!

  92. MarciaW April 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    It is quite a drive to our JoAnn’s in the next county and have bookmarked this in my brain to look for this. Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve followed your blog for some time, and appreciate the information you provide to the quilty community.

  93. Alexandrea M April 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    OOOh! I hope to someday be talented enough to have projects like that to show off. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

  94. Cheryl April 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Your pillow cover is so pretty! I’d love to make one for myself.

  95. […] for your congratulations last week!  I still haven’t made it to JoAnn’s, but hope to […]

  96. […] Patchwork Pillows also produced by Interweave, and includes 20 great pillows from whimsical to decorative – this book is full of inspiration, and has complete, easy to follow directions.   To see which of my projects are included, visit this post. […]

  97. Michele March 23, 2013 at 4:37 am - Reply

    Great looking books! I love your work, Amy. The tutorial on the covers is so easy to follow. Good job! Keep inspiring us!

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