Podcast #205 – Modern Basics with Amy Ellis

Podcast #205 — Modern Basics with Amy Ellis

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My good pal, Jenny Wilding Cardon introduced me to Amy at Market and I was pleased to talk with her. Amy, too, is another super-busy mom-prenuer with lots of talent and enthusiasm.

Amy in front of my favorite quilt in the book, Graduation. Isn’t it lovely?

Amy’s Creative Side blog

Take an inside peek at Amy’s book here

And find out more about the Sewing Summit. Sounds like a load of fun to me!

Visit Amy’s blog and post a comment here for a chance to win an autographed copy of Modern Basics for that special person you would like to mentor into quilting. I will choose the winner on Sunday, June 5th.

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22 thoughts on “Podcast #205 – Modern Basics with Amy Ellis”

  1. Oh, I would so love to go to the Sewing Summit! It sounds like so much fun. I have had my eye on Amy’s book but there are so many books I want right now I haven’t bought it. I would love to win it! Thanks for the show, Annie. I’m so glad to hear you back…and putting shows out like crazy! I am having trouble keeping up but that is the way I like it 🙂

  2. I follow Amy’s blog and I would love to win a copy of her book. Sewing Summit does sound great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Very nice book. I love the quilt hanging on the stone wall as well as many many I saw in the book preview. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I am trying to get caught up on my Annie Smith podcasts so I haven’t actually heard this one yet, but I am a follower of Amy’s blog. I need to get back to listening – I am only on episode 193

  5. I’m a fan of Amy’s blog as well as your podcast. I love it when things crossover like that!! I’d love to win a copy of the book – I was coveting it when she had her blog book tour! Thanks for having the giveaway!

  6. What compassion Amy shows in her writing and posts she shares. I can feel her hear is really in everything she does. And I too have a 6th grader having a birthday -today even. Growing a family and quilting seems to go hand in hand.

  7. I love the pictures of Amy’s kids on her blog. She is or knows a great photographer. Thanks for interviewing her.

  8. I would love to win this book. I enjoyed the part of the blog about giveaway quilts. There are so many good causes that it’s hard to know where to turn. The town where we served our mission was recently hard hit by flooding. That’s where I’ve concentrated at the moment.

  9. THANK YOU for introducing us to this new author. I would love to win the book because it sounds like something I could use for the charity quilts we are making. I am intrigued by the idea of a new way to do LOG CABIN blocks. I am currently working with young girls scouts learning to sew and quilt… this might be something I can use with them. I have not seen the book in this area but I will be looking for it…


  10. Great interview with Amy, Annie! I’ve been a fan of Amy’s blog for a couple of years now. Would love to win her book. Thanks for counting me in, Annie.

  11. Thanks for a great interview. You certainly are getting to know some wonderful crafty people.

  12. I love learning about designers. Amy has a great blog. I’m excited about this new book she is a part of (Modern Blocks) as well as her Modern Basics book.

  13. Annie,
    I’m not always so impressed with some of the modern quilts but Amy’s are truly lovely! I especially like her zig zag quilt in her gallery!
    Thank you again for all your podcasts!

  14. I love when a blog contains information about quilting and families. It is so nice to hear that quilters have balance in life…even if it means staying up late sewing!

  15. Thanks for letting me try to win, too. I’ve had the success of mentoring my daughter, sister and nieces into quilting. It has created lasting memories and special ways for spending time cross-generationally (is that a word??). My sister’s daughter and my daughter are now inspired and will continue to quilt in the future, as will my sister and I. It’s awesome to be artistic in this way together! Thanks Annie!

  16. I nearly missed the tabs on the left side of Amy’s blog! She has a great tutorial for squaring up fabric, which is one thing I always have a hard time doing. She also has a great tutorial for mitered corners. Did you make up the term mom-preneur? I hadn’t heard before; I like it!

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