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!

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    Sarah Craig
    July 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

    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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    July 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Wow!! Congratulations!! Well deserved!<br />P

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    July 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Congratulations, Amy!! So excited for you, a quilty friend from afar!! Can&#39;t wait to see it! (I&#39;ll even buy it!)

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    janae king designs
    July 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

    So exciting! Congratulations. I&#39;m sure it was a lot of work, but well worth all the sewing hours put in. You must be proud. Can&#39;t wait to see the book when it comes out.

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    Gisela Suski
    July 2, 2012 at 8:57 am

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

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    The Cottage Mama
    July 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

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

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    Angela Nash
    July 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

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

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    Sinta Renee
    July 2, 2012 at 9:40 am

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

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    July 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

    WhoooHooo….I&#39;ve hugged a celebrity!:) Congrats kiddo….can I have your autograph?:)

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    July 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

    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&#39;t wait to see and get this book!! Thanks for sharing!<br />Betsy

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    Melissa Corry
    July 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

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

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    Missy Shay
    July 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations! I can&#39;t wait to see your quilt!

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    linda f
    July 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Amy,<br /><br />Congratulations on the book! The projects and quilts look great! Enjoy….<br /><br />Linda F

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    Maggie Hauer
    July 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    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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    July 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

    That is awesome! I love that gratitude quilt, it&#39;s going to be one I make for sure. Congrats Amy!

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    July 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

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

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    July 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Ooh, how exciting – Congratulations! Am putting it on my wish list right now… I especially love the wall hanging with the hearts, can&#39;t wait to see the book.<br />xx

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    July 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats! I&#39;ll definitely be buying this beautiful book. Such great projects!

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    Shop Girl
    July 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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    Shop Girl
    July 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    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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    July 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Wonderful! Congratulations!

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    July 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Hooray for you! How exciting to have your wonderful projects in a book! congratulations!! I&#39;ll be checking this one out as soon as it hits the market! : )

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    July 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    congrats! your patterns and pieces are worth showing off and passing on. they&#39;re enjoyed immensely!

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    Nanette Merrill
    July 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    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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    July 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    How excited (and well deserved!!). Your projects are awesome. I especially love the Dad wall hanging and I can&#39;t wait to see more pics of your gratitude quilt. Congrats!!!! Smiles~Beth

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    July 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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

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    July 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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

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    Kim Walus
    July 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    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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    Katy Cameron
    July 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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

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    July 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Congrats! I love it when good things happen for people I read. 🙂

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    Gale, Ky quilter
    July 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations! Your projects look amazing. 🙂

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    July 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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

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    July 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I&#39;m so excited about this book. Please let us know when we can pre sell.

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    July 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Congratulations.Fabulous projects!

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    July 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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

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    July 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    CONGRATS! That&#39;s great. Looks like it&#39;ll be a packed book!

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    July 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations Amy! That is soooo Cool!

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    July 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Congratulations – that&#39;s brilliant!

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    July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    How wonderful — and boy – can you keep a secret !)

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    Happy Cottage Quilter
    July 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    woo-hoo! Congratulations Amy!!

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    July 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    That IS really exciting. Hurray for you. I&#39;m sure you are floating on clouds right about now.

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    July 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Fantastic, Amy! I can&#39;t wait!

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    July 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Wow, that is exciting news! Congratulations!

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    July 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Congratulations Amy! How exciting!! ♥♥♥

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    Dora, the Quilter
    July 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    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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    July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulation Amy. Love your projects that you showed. Can&#39;t wait to see the gratitude quilt.

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    Amy Gibson
    July 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Congrats, Amy, this is HUGE! I&#39;m so happy for you! Can&#39;t wait to get my hands on a copy and see all the adorable bakeshop inspiration! xoxo

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    vintage grey
    July 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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

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    Artsy-Craftsy Ivy
    July 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Woo-hoo!!! 🙂

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    July 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Woohoo! Congratulations Amy — can&#39;t wait to see that quilt!!!

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    Dayna at Precut Paradise
    July 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    So…exciting!!! I can&#39;t wait for the book!

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    Tammy Vasser
    July 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    How exciting!! Congrats Amy!!!!

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    Natalia from Piece N Quilt
    July 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Your projects are darling Amy! Can&#39;t wait to see the book!!! 🙂

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    Debbie M
    July 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    OMG! Congratulations, I can&#39;t wait to get my hands on that book!!

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    A.J. Dub. (Amy)
    July 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Woohoo! That is so awesome Amy!

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    July 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations Amy!

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    Steven and Ginger
    July 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

    How exciting! Can&#39;t wait to see the book also. I love everything Moda does.

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    July 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

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    Cheias de Arte
    July 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Perfect!!<br /><br />kisses,<br /><br />Cheias de Arte

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    July 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    That looks like such a great book. Great job!

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    July 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    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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    October 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations for having some of your lovely quilt work in such a beautiful book.<br />Can&#39;t wait to buy a copy. Love your Thankfulness Quilt. Great work as always, Amy!!<br />Luba

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