Monday, July 2, 2012

Exciting news!

I am so excited to be able to finally be able to divulge some happy news I've had to keep on the down low for while now.  Moda Bake Shop has a new book coming out fall of 2012, compiled by Lissa Alexander called, Sweet Celebrations, and I am a contributor!
This book is a compilation of dozens of projects - more than just quilts - to get you creating for your own family celebrations.  I have a few projects in the book, including a little Valentine's wall hanging. 
A Father's Day wall quilt.
And this one is my favorite - my Gratitude quilt. It's a quilt commemorating the things, places, and people that I am most grateful for.  We'll have to wait until this fall for the full reveal, but I'm so happy with how it turned out. It was so exciting to be invited to contribute to such a fun book, but to get to create something so personally meaningful was extra gratifying. 


I shipped these projects off last fall and last week is the first time I got to see a sneak peak of these images from the book.  They are so gorgeous! I can't wait to see the whole thing.


Thanks for letting me share my happy news. You have always been such supportive and encouraging friends. I'm sure that I would not have had this opportunity were it not for your support of this blog. So clearly I need to have a "my blog peeps" block on that gratitude quilt. Thank you!

65 comments:

  1. Hooray for you, Amy! You certainly deserve it!! I particularly love that father's quilt - such a cute idea - and your gratitude quilt is a wonderful concept!! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Wow!! Congratulations!! Well deserved!
    P

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  3. Congratulations, Amy!! So excited for you, a quilty friend from afar!! Can't wait to see it! (I'll even buy it!)

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  4. So exciting! Congratulations. I'm sure it was a lot of work, but well worth all the sewing hours put in. You must be proud. Can't wait to see the book when it comes out.

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  5. You deserve it, I am so happy they contacted you - pinch yourself it really really happened.

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  6. WOW, that is just awesome, Amy! Congratulations to you!

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  7. Congratulations Amy! That quilt with the ties is so cute. I relaly love the gratitude quilt!

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  8. Woohoo! That is so exciting... congratulations! That is going to be one fun book! Your projects are really cute.

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  9. WhoooHooo....I've hugged a celebrity!:) Congrats kiddo....can I have your autograph?:)

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  10. Congrats, Amy!!! I always love everything you do.... not only your patterns, but you use such wonderful fresh, bright and fun fabrics.... just what I like!! Can't wait to see and get this book!! Thanks for sharing!
    Betsy

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  11. Yippee Skippee!! So exciting. I love your projects Amy!! The gratitude quilt is just incredible!

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  12. Congratulations! I can't wait to see your quilt!

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  13. Amy,

    Congratulations on the book! The projects and quilts look great! Enjoy....

    Linda F

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  14. Amy, that is so exciting! You are such a hard worker and your projects are wonderful! Congratulations! Keep up the amazing work and blogging - you always make my day!

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  15. That is awesome! I love that gratitude quilt, it's going to be one I make for sure. Congrats Amy!

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  16. Congratulations! That is very exciting new for you.:)

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  17. Ooh, how exciting - Congratulations! Am putting it on my wish list right now... I especially love the wall hanging with the hearts, can't wait to see the book.
    xx

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  18. Congrats! I'll definitely be buying this beautiful book. Such great projects!

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  20. Congrats Amy dear! I am so happy for you and excited to see the projects up close and personal. You always inspire me:)

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  21. Wonderful! Congratulations!

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  22. Hooray for you! How exciting to have your wonderful projects in a book! congratulations!! I'll be checking this one out as soon as it hits the market! : )

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  23. congrats! your patterns and pieces are worth showing off and passing on. they're enjoyed immensely!

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  24. You are my hook-up. I want a copy. I want to do the gratitude quilt and maybe make it with my sisters next year. And I want to have you sign it for me.

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  25. How excited (and well deserved!!). Your projects are awesome. I especially love the Dad wall hanging and I can't wait to see more pics of your gratitude quilt. Congrats!!!! Smiles~Beth

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  26. Congratulations! What a wonderful thing to be a part of.

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  27. Congratulations on your exciting news! You are so deserving of the honor and attention this brings.

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  28. Looks like another great Moda Bake Shop Book. Congrats on being included and I look forward to seeing your projects along with all of the other Chefs.

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  29. Congrats, great projects, I love the tie effect on the dad quilt!

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  30. Congrats! I love it when good things happen for people I read. :-)

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  31. Congratulations! Your projects look amazing. :)

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  32. Yay. Oh Amy. How exciting this must be. I cant wait to see your project.

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  33. I'm so excited about this book. Please let us know when we can pre sell.

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  34. Congratulations.Fabulous projects!

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  35. Many congrats! The gratitude quilt is such a wonderful idea! Beautiful too!

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  36. CONGRATS! That's great. Looks like it'll be a packed book!

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  37. Congratulations Amy! That is soooo Cool!

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  38. Congratulations - that's brilliant!

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  39. How wonderful -- and boy - can you keep a secret !)

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  40. That IS really exciting. Hurray for you. I'm sure you are floating on clouds right about now.

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  41. Fantastic, Amy! I can't wait!

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  42. Wow, that is exciting news! Congratulations!

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  43. Congratulations Amy! How exciting!! ♥♥♥

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  44. Congratulations, Amy, both on the publication and on your wonderful ideas. I love things like your gratitude quilt--it makes the quilts such heirlooms.

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  45. Congratulation Amy. Love your projects that you showed. Can't wait to see the gratitude quilt.

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  46. Congrats, Amy, this is HUGE! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy and see all the adorable bakeshop inspiration! xoxo

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  47. Congrats Amy! How exciting, and it looks like an awesome book!! Happy 4th of July to you!! xo Heather

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  48. Woohoo! Congratulations Amy -- can't wait to see that quilt!!!

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  49. So...exciting!!! I can't wait for the book!

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  50. How exciting!! Congrats Amy!!!!

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  51. Your projects are darling Amy! Can't wait to see the book!!! :)

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  52. OMG! Congratulations, I can't wait to get my hands on that book!!

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  53. How exciting! Can't wait to see the book also. I love everything Moda does.

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  54. Thats awesome! Congratulations. It definitely looks like there are a lot of good projects in there!

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  55. That looks like such a great book. Great job!

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  56. Congrats on being included in the Moda Bake Shop book. I am looking forward to being able to purchasing the book. I fell in love with the last quilt you posted. Beautiful!

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  57. Congratulations for having some of your lovely quilt work in such a beautiful book.
    Can't wait to buy a copy. Love your Thankfulness Quilt. Great work as always, Amy!!
    Luba

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