14 02, 2017

Splendid Sampler Anniversary & Giveaway!

By | February 14th, 2017|give away, quilt-along|265 Comments

Can you believe it's been a year since we started stitching Splendid Sampler blocks? It seems like it was just yesterday! I have to admit, I didn't make it as far into the blocks as I had hoped, but I know there's lots of chances to jump right back in and keep making the [...]

5 12, 2016

Hand Maker Fabrics Tour & Giveaway

By | December 5th, 2016|finished quilt, give away, Inspiration|296 Comments

About a year ago Natalie asked me to make a small quilt with her new fabrics debuting at spring market. Hand Maker is Natalie's first collection for Windham fabrics and I love the group! I am here today to tell you that not everything goes to plan in my studio. I had designed and sewed [...]

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 [...]

7 09, 2016

Celebrate National Sewing Month with Baby Lock!

By | September 7th, 2016|give away|2 Comments

Baby Lock is celebrating National Sewing Month with a machine giveaway, AND free online sewing classes and resources for all! More details and a link below. Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Or teach a friend or family member? National Sewing Month in September is the perfect time to do it! Baby Lock [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]