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:

Sarah Craig said...

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!

paulette said...

Wow!! Congratulations!! Well deserved!
P

LittleLucyGoosey said...

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

janae king designs said...

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.

Gisela Suski said...

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

The Cottage Mama said...

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

Angela Nash said...

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

Sinta Renee said...

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

dolores said...

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

badputts said...

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

Melissa Corry said...

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

Missy Shay said...

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

linda f said...

Amy,

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

Linda F

Maggie Hauer said...

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!

pinksuedeshoe said...

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

audrey said...

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

gilly said...

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

Briawna said...

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

Shop Girl said...
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Shop Girl said...

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

Jenny said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Wendi said...

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! : )

ritainalaska said...

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

Nanette Merrill said...

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.

bethanndodd said...

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

jlk said...

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

Sallie said...

Congratulations!

Margaret said...

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

SpartanBabe said...

Congratulations!!!

Kim Walus said...

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.

Katy Cameron said...

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

CitricSugar said...

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

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Congratulations! Your projects look amazing. :)

trish said...

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

Aebrimer said...

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

Rosa said...

Congratulations.Fabulous projects!

birdWatcher said...

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

Alicia said...

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

Nedra said...

Congratulations Amy! That is soooo Cool!

Patricia said...

Congratulations - that's brilliant!

ultraorganized said...

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

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

woo-hoo! Congratulations Amy!!

Michele said...

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

Di said...

Fantastic, Amy! I can't wait!

cllcraft said...

Wow, that is exciting news! Congratulations!

Cathy said...

Congratulations Amy! How exciting!! ♥♥♥

Dora, the Quilter said...

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

Ramona said...

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

Amy Gibson said...

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

vintage grey said...

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

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Woo-hoo!!! :)

Thimbleanna said...

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

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

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

Tammy Vasser said...

How exciting!! Congrats Amy!!!!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

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

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!!

Debbie M said...

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

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Woohoo! That is so awesome Amy!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Amy!

Steven and Ginger said...

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

Naomi said...

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

Cheias de Arte said...

Perfect!!

kisses,

Cheias de Arte

Carol said...

That looks like such a great book. Great job!

Cheryl said...

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!

Slowpoke said...

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