Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Amy's 25 Days of Give-a-ways!

Every order placed at between December 1st and December 25th will receive six free Christmas cards to give to all your quilting friends! PLUS....

Each day between December 1st and December 25th we will draw one order at random to be a daily winner. The daily winner will get to choose one item from, yes any item at any value free! You can choose a gift item, block of the month set, quilt pattern. We will choose the daily winner the following morning. The daily winners will be contacted by email or phone and the names will be posted on this blog. PLUS....

We will draw one lucky winner at random from all the orders placed at from December 1st to December 25th to win one of Amy's Hairy Christmas quilts! Yes, a finished quilt made by me! The winner can choose either the Dog or Cat version of Hairy Christmas shown here. We will choose the winner on December 26th. The grand prize winner will be contacted by email or phone and the winner's name will be posted on this blog.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Come Join Me In Hawaii This February!

I know what you should ask for this Christmas...a Hawaii trip to come quilting with me! February 10 - 18 2012 I will be in sunny Hawaii. It will be the place to be in February. Right now in Lawrence, Kansas the temperature is 37 degrees and it is 78 degrees at the Royal Kona Resort. I will be teaching classes in a big room next to the beach. You can see it in the photo above. It is the bottom white on the building on the right. How cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take a look at the view from the rooms! Not a bad view to come back to after a hard day of quilting.

Here is my schedule:

I will have a meet and greet with trunk show at 6:30 -7:30 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 12

All day class plus lunch on Monday Feb.13
Choose any one of my fusible applique patterns and learn my special applique tips. I will be handing out a practice dog block and applique tip sheet. I will demonstrate and then circulate! That way I can give everyone my full attention.

All day class plus lunch on Tuesday Feb.14 - Ms Moody 2 Shoes
You can make her into two 17" x 17" wall hangings, a 16"reversible pillow or an apron. You can hang these quilts on your sewing room door to let the rest of the world know how your day is going inside your sewing room. One quilt is all smiles, the other is, well ... the opposite. Your family and friends will know whether to enter your studio or not!

Above is the brochure link.

The retreat includes six days of classes and lectures offered by national quilting teachers along with local favorites and 2 bus trips. All day classes run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: morning classes run from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon classes are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is included in the cost of all classes! If you need a ride to or from the airport, go to to make arrangements. Machine rental is also available.

Call Pat Yamin at 718-377-3652 0r

The Quilting on the Beach Retreat is sponsored by:
Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Organized by Come Quilt With Me

Lets Have Some Fun Together!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is getting excited about good food and fun times with the family like me! I am hoping I can get in a few games of Skip-Bo or Guesstures after the dishes are done and the left-overs are put away (please let there be left-overs). Hot turkey sandwiches covered with gravy....yum and a side of mashed potatoes.

I have been doing some baking and freezing ahead of time to make my life easier on Thanksgiving day. There are so many dishes that you have to make that day but some things you can make ahead of time like this Frozen Fruit Salad. It is a family favorite and it is always ready to eat right out of your freezer. Have fun everyone and safe travels!!!

Frozen Fruit Salad
1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (21 oz. blueberry pie filling
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple drained
2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3 bananas sliced
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip Topping thawed

In a large bowl, combine milk and pie filling.
Add pineapple, nuts and bananas. Gently
fold in whipped topping. Spread in one 9" x 13"
or two 9" x 9". You can also put it in single
serving containers. Cover and freeze. Remove
from freezer a few minutes before serving. Cut
in squares. Yields 12 - 15 servings.
For another delicious version: Use peach pie
filling, mandarin oranges drained, crushed
pineapple drained and bananas.

The quilt above is "Happy Thanksgiving" from my "Seasoned Quilter" little quilts.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Market 2011

We are back from Market. This is the 8th year for 3 generations to go to Fall Market in Houston. The 9th for Mom and I. The first year my daughter Ashley was ready to go and she said "lets get some book tapes for the long drive". I told her that Mom and I just talk for the 12 hour drive. She could not believe that we talked the entire 12 hours! Now that she has made 8 of these trips she realizes the fun that we have just talking and laughing from Lawrence, Kansas to Houston Texas. I am not sure anyone else would enjoy our conversations but we do.

This year we took more furniture than usual. I can't believe we got all of this in my husbands truck with the topper. Below is a photo of the left side of our booth. I took my new wall hanging design " One Little, Two Little, Three Little Quilters" to get framed and matted in yellow. It is in a white frame and over my white table.

Here is what just the quilt looks like close up.

Below is a photo of the right side of my booth. I put up a cutting table which proved to be wonderful storage area behind the curtains. I designed a dog shelf that my Dad built for me and it is on one end of the cutting table. I love that my Dad is so handy and does such a great job. See how my whole family helps me out!

On the door is my new design "Ms Moody 2 Shoes". Remember the mood rings that we wore in the 70's? One of these quilts posted on your sewing room door will let your friends and family know your mood. I also made the design into a reversible pillow and into an apron. I had a quilter say she would have to change the quilt mid-day because she always starts out nice but ends up grumpy.

Here is my daughter Ashley and I being silly.

Below is another one of my new designs. "Stitch a little, talk a lot"

I collect pincushions so I decided I needed to design one. I had so much fun coming up with this one.

I hope you like all the new designs. I can't wait now to start on new ones!