28 11, 2016

Pat Sloan’s Mega Fun Book Tour!

By |November 28th, 2016|books, give away|3 Comments

Hi there! Welcome to my space, especially if you are new here! I'm Amy Ellis, author, designer, wife and mom. My five books pale in comparison to Pat's 30+, but that's just fine with me! Her most recent book is Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt: Learn the basics of walking-foot & free-motion quilting. This [...]

12 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts

By |August 12th, 2016|books, finished quilt|0 Comments

A quick look at all the quilts in Modern Heritage Quilts! The names of the quilt are in order if you would like more information about any of them. With each quilt I have a flat shot of the entire quilt, and a look at the skill level to make each one. The Comfort [...]

16 06, 2016

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting :: Review & Giveaway

By |June 16th, 2016|books, give away, review|42 Comments

My friends liZ and Elizabeth have a new book - The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting - and it is stunning! If you know their blog, Simple Simon and Company, their book is a great companion in their signature style with beautifully styled photos and cheery, modern fabrics throughout. liZ and Elizabeth sew all sorts of [...]

26 05, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block :: Simple Surprises

By |May 26th, 2016|books, pattern|6 Comments

I've mentioned The Splendid Sampler a few times here, and I'm glad to share my block with all of you today! When I looked at designing a 6" block, my initial thought was to keep it simple and yet add movement. Many months later, and many complicated blocks too - I'm sure many of you will [...]

22 04, 2016

Shop Update

By |April 22nd, 2016|books, Inspiration|1 Comment

There's a few new products in my shop, that I want to be sure you know about! I recently received my advance copy of Modern Heritage Quilts, and it's so beautiful! I'm excited to share this new labor of love with all of you and will have more information about it as the release date [...]

10 03, 2016

Lines By Design Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By |March 10th, 2016|books, give away, review|96 Comments

Lines by Design Quilts is by my friend Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts - I always love seeing Debbie and her new patterns at Market, and was so excited when she revealed to me that she was in the process of writing this beautiful book. Included in the book are 17 original and stunning [...]

1 02, 2016

Think Big Quilt Along :: Finished Quilt!

By |February 1st, 2016|books, finished quilt, quilt-along, Think Big|1 Comment

I finished up my Think Big Quilt Along quilt last week, and had a hard time getting photos. It's been all snow, all the time, here in the mountains, but I finally took the quilt out in the snow, and got some nice shots! Since all the blocks in the book are 18" I mixed [...]

28 01, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By |January 28th, 2016|books, give away, review|116 Comments

Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany is a beautiful new book! AnneMarie took her love for sampler quilts and put into a format that any quilter can appreciate. Each of the quilts includes two of the same block, but the coloring or fabric placement differs - making them sister blocks. I love this plan, you [...]

2 11, 2015

Stitches to Savor

By |November 2nd, 2015|books, review|2 Comments

While at Quilt Market last week, there was lots that I didn't see, but of course I made my way over to my publisher's booth! Martingale has been like a family to me, and I was so excited to see this lovely hardcover book on display in their booth - Stitches to Savor. My initial [...]

21 10, 2015

Quilt Local :: Review & Giveaway!

By |October 21st, 2015|books, give away, review|61 Comments

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday  by Heather Jones, is a great addition to your quilting library! I really like to collect quilting books. I'm drawn to the beautiful images, the texture of the quilts, and love supporting friends as they publish. I also love seeing how others create, where they draw inspiration, and [...]

29 09, 2015

Splash of Color — Review & Giveaway!

By |September 29th, 2015|books, give away, review|120 Comments

Winner is:   Today I get to tell you about a fantastic new book! Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts by Jackie Kunkel is a beautiful collection of quilts sure to inspire you! Jackie has been a friend for a number of years, and I'm so excited to see her add author [...]

26 09, 2015

Machine Quilting with Style :: Review & Giveaway

By |September 26th, 2015|books, give away, review|134 Comments

Winner is :   Hi friends! I'm sharing a new book today - Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson, and have a fun giveaway too. Read on! When Christa was working on Machine Quilting with Style, my first fabric line, Modern Neutrals was in sample yardage, and included in her quilt Focal : Isn't [...]