Today we have a special guest in the house. She is a mother of 4 (nope- not Kimberly this time), Blogger of Amy's Creative Side, Co-Captain of The Sewing Summit, and now Author. Amy Ellis is the name and her newly released book, Modern Basics, is today's game. Let's start it off with a little Q&A!
How did you get into quilting? Tell us a little about your background.
I've been sewing for 20+ years, which is hard to believe! I learned to sew garments as a girl. With my own kids, they grew out of clothes too fast, so it didn't make sense to sew for them. I needed to find a way to keep my sewing juices flowing, so I learned to quilt.
What inspired you to write a book? What inspired to write one on this topic specifically?
Going back to being a mom to 4, I was looking for simple and interesting patterns that could be finished easily in a week or two, instead of a month or year. I wasn't finding them, and started sketching my ideas, which eventually turned into a book proposal.
What is your new book about? What makes your book stand out compared to others on the topic?
Modern Basics is a pattern book, and then some. I sew at the kitchen table, and so I encourage those that don't have studio space, or any spare space in their homes to find room, and have tips for finding time too. Being a stay at home mom to 4, time is not in abundance, but quilting has become an outlet for my creativity and I am not planning to stop!
Thanks for visiting us today Amy! Now, what is a blog tour without a giveaway!?
If you comment on this post telling me your favorite line on our Coming Soon page you will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Modern Basics!
You have until Thursday, March 3rd @ midnight CST to comment. Good luck!
PS. Next stop on the blog tour is One Shabby Chick on March 1!