“Thankful” fabric and patterns are now shipping! (Info on where to find them and a giveaway!)

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Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news to share! My Thankful patterns and fabrics from Contempo of Benartex are both now shipping!  Perhaps you remember seeing sneak peeks of this line from Fall Quilt Market?

The “Thankful” portion of my Quilt Market booth.

 

Some prints from “Thankful”

 

The panel that goes with “Thankful”. This is one of my favorite panels I’ve designed.

There are two patterns that I designed specifically for this line.  The first is a pieced pattern called “Autumn Leaves” – it is quick and really fun to piece.

The second is called “Plenty” and includes instructions to make a pillow, a bed runner, and a table runner.  It includes a download for SVG files of course.

 

You can order these patterns from your local shop or, if you aren’t lucky enough to have a local shop, from my website.

There is also a free pattern for a lap quilt and pillow using the Thankful panel on the downloads page of my website.

I don’t stock fabric, but I asked Benartex to put together a list of shops that ordered the fabrics.  (This is not a complete list, as if shops buy from distributors I don’t have that information.  If you are one of those shops or you just have Thankful and are not listed for any reason I am happy to add you to this list if you contact me!)

ARIZONA
BERNINA Connection
The French Seam

COLORADO
eQuilter.com

FLORIDA
Once Upon A Quilt
The Sewing Garret

GEORGIA
Fabric.com
Augusta & Atlanta Sewing Centers

INDIANA
Rossville Quilts

LOUISIANA
Allbrands.com

MICHIGAN
Kean’s Store Company

MONTANA
Back Porch Quilts
Bernina Sewing & Fabric Center

NEW MEXICO
Gathering Stitches

NORTH CAROLINA
Sew Much Fun!

NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck Sewing & Quilting

PENNSYLVANIA
Pine Tree Quilt Shop

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bernina Sewing Center

TENNESSEE
Stitcher’s Playhouse

TEXAS
Cupcake Quilts
Quilt Country
Stitchin’ Heaven

Ok – now for a giveaway!  I have a bundle of Thankful fat quarters to give away., courtesy of Benartex! To enter comment below telling what you’d make with them.  One entry per person and the winner will be chosen by random number generator.  The deadline is end of day Saturday March 30th.  (International entries are welcome if you are willing to pay the difference in shipping.)

Happy spring and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Christmas Magic and Thankful patterns are now shipping!

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Hi everyone!

I’m excited to announce that my Thankful and Christmas Magic patterns are now shipping!  (The fabrics ship in March and April respectively, so if you are interested please ask your local shop to place an order with Contempo of Benartex now…  If you are lucky enough to have a local shop I’m sure they’d love it if you buy patterns from them too and of course I always support shopping locally when it is feasible.  I don’t stock fabrics because I don’t have room or time but also because I want to be supportive of the shops!)  Without further ado, here are the new patterns:

“Christmas Magic Sampler” featuring Christmas Magic fabric of course! This is my personal favorite piece to sew since Sewing Room Sampler!  PRINTED PATTERN ONLY due to its size, but international shipping on patterns is pretty reasonable.

 

“Gingerbread Star” featuring Christmas Magic fabric – a fun little applique table topper and a great gift!  Comes with SVG files.  Printed pattern or PDF.

 

“Christmas Magic Tree Skirt” featuring Christmas Magic fabric – this one can be made from yardage or a 2-1/2” strip roll-up for extra scrappiness (if that is a word?). Printed pattern or PDF.

 

“Autumn Leaves” featuring Thankful fabric – a simple pieced design. This one really shows off the warm colors of the collection.  Printed pattern or PDF.

 

“Plenty” – another fun applique pattern. Super forgiving. It of course features Thankful. It can be finished into a pillow, table runner, or bed runner. Comes with SVG files.  Printed pattern or PDF.


 

And last but not least a pattern that I designed especially for the green color range of Jubilee Holiday.  (That line is shipping this month.)

“Lucky!” Printed pattern or PDF.

 

I hope you love them and I wish you a very happy New Year!

Amanda

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“Inspired Free-Motion Quilting” Blog Hop

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Note: The winner of this giveaway by random number is Judy Vaughn.  Thanks to everyone who entered!  We’ll have more giveaways in the next couple of months.

 

Hi everyone!

A couple of months ago my quilting friend Mandy Leins approached me with an offer to review her new book Inspired Free-Motion Quilting, which she wrote in collaboration with the well-known quilt collector Bill Volckening.  Well, of course I said, “YES!”  Who could resist a book with the byline, “Antique Quilts Reinterpreted for Today’s Quilter!”  Not me, certainly.


In this book Bill has chosen some antique quilts from his collection that he finds especially compelling.  This tonal one took my breath away!

Pretty spectacular, huh?

Mandy then takes the designs in those quilts and reinterprets them for the modern quilter.  But the best thing is how she breaks them down into step-by-step illustrations to walk you through the process!

 

Fun, right? Mixing modern with traditional designs is my favorite!  For a chance to win an electronic copy of the book, comment below telling me what was your favorite project that you completed in 2018.  I’ll choose the winner this Sunday the 13th.

For more chances to win, stop by the other websites on the Inspired Free-Motion Quilting Blog Hop.  

Monday, January 7:
C&T Publishing

Bill Volckening

Tuesday, January 8:
Amanda Murphy of Amanda Murphy Design

Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams

Stephanie Palmer of The Quilter’s Planner 

Wednesday, January 9:
Teri Lucas

Lynn Harris

Debby Brown of Debby Brown Quilts

Thursday, January 10:
Robin Koehler of NESTLINGS by Robin

Patty Murphy of Patty Murphy Handmade

Mary Abreu of Confessions of a Craft Addict

Friday, January 11:
Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts

Amanda Leins of Mandalei Quilts

Hope you enjoy and happy quilting!

Amanda

P.S.  For those who have asked… my new patterns (including Christmas Magic Sampler!) are back from the printer as of today.  I’ll be back later in a week for a post on that.

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