Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bella is shipping!

I stopped by my local quilt shop, Sew Much Fun in Gastonia, North Carolina yesterday and what did I see?

It is true! Bella is shipping to stores! If you can't find it you can always call Sew Much Fun! I have some very generous ladies who are hard at work helping me to prepare for Market - I just can't wait. I'll share some sneak peeks in the coming weeks. On another note, a talented quilter by the name of Ann Littleton won some fabric from my first line, Ambrosia, and sent me a picture of a quilt she made...

Isn't it pretty?

Hope everyone has a great week! Happy sewing!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

And the winners are...

#20 on this blog, SewCalGal (who has a terrific Free-Motion quilt tutorial going on this year, incidentally), who is working on some Christmas wall hangings and a Halloween quilt... AND over on Facebook, Eva Lynn Williams, whose favorite pattern is Bejeweled. Congratulations, ladies! Send me your addresses so Quiltmaker and I can get out these issues. Looks like everyone is staying busy with projects, to say the least! Thanks for the comments and happy sewing! Amanda


Monday, September 3, 2012

Quilts From Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Giveaway

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is time for another magazine giveaway? It is time for "Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks" to hit newsstands!

Remember this block?
"All Buttoned Up", Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 5

I loved how it looked when arranged vertically in columns - a great baby or kid quilt! Or it could be great as a Quilt of Valor.

For this Quiltmaker issue, I alternated those vertical rows with some simple applique flowers!

Although I designed this quilt, I've been up to my ears in deadlines, so Quiltmaker arranged to have it pieced and sewn beautifully by Peg Spradlin. Thanks, Peg!

There are several ways to enter and win a copy of the magazine.

  1. First, you can leave a comment on this post telling everyone what you are planning to sew this month! (The deadline to enter on this blog is Thursday, September 6th at midnight.) 
  2. Second, you can visit Quiltmaker's blog Quilty Pleasures tomorrow, September 4th. (This link won't be active until then.) They are giving away a ton of magazines and also have links to every designer participating in the giveaway!
  3. And third, you can like and leave a comment on my facebook page. If you tell me what your favorite of my patterns is (listed in the left sidebar of this blog) I'll throw a copy in if you are the winner!  Again, the deadline to enter on facebook is Thursday, September 6th, at midnight.

That's it!  Good luck and happy sewing!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Craft Book of the Month Blog Hop

Have you heard about the Craft Book of the Month Blog Hop going at Craft Buds? It starts tomorrow and looks really fun.

I contributed 10 of my patterns as prizes and there are a bunch of other really fantastic prizes from lots of companies as well, from books to patterns to fabrics. Take a peek... 

Looks like it will be a good sewing month for sure!

Happy sewing!


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