2.21.2011

Modern Basics {Book Review}

I am so honored today to be able to review Amy's new book Modern Basics.
Let me tell you a little story. About a year and a half ago I stumbled across this blog called Park City Girl. I was so excited because I live about 15 minutes away from Park City, UT and was ecstatic about the idea that there was someone so close to me that had such a fun blog. I contacted Amy and realized that she actually lived in a little town near Park City, she lived in Heber, the same town as me!
Amy and I exchanged several emails and finally met in October of 2009. Amy has become one of my really good friends since then. 
Shortly after I met Amy she told me a little secret about herself. She was writing a book! Amy needed a little help with the machine quilting of her 14 beautiful quilts and I was the lucky one that got to machine quilt each one of her quilts. 
While quilting these quilts I became extremely fond of Amy's unique designs, I loved how simplicity yet detail that each pattern contains. 
Above is a sneak peak of my favorite quilt in the book, it was very hard to choose but there is just something about this Knotted Squares that I love!
Right now you can pick up an autographed copy of Amy's book here. You can also find it on Amazon here.

Amy is also giving away a copy of her book Modern Basics. To enter to win a copy of Modern Basics simply become a follower of this blog and then leave one comment! Winner will be announced March 6, 2011.

You can enter to win this book each day for the next 12 days. Check out each of the blogs below to see how to enter.


SewCalGal 2/22/2011
Terri's Notebook 2/24/2011
Crazy Mom Quilts 2/25/2011
Wild Card Quilts 2/26/2011
BumbleBeans 2/27/2011
Fat Quarter Shop 2/28/2011
Fat Quarterly 3/4/2011
Amylouwho 3/5/2011

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301 comments:

  1. I would love to win a copy of the book. I have looked at Amy's blog for several years now.
    I have your blog on my google reader.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  2. This looks a great book! I'd love to win a copy!
    I'm a follower

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  3. Yay! I love Amy's blog and her book looks amazing. How exciting that your quilting is featured in the book as well...congrats!!!
    Oh, I am a follwer :) Thanks!
    beth.dodd(at)att.net

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  4. Looks like a great book. I follow your blog in google reader.
    Sue

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  5. I would love to win this! I am a very happy follower of your blog and have been reading Amy's blog for quite a while. Love her Blogger's Quilt Festivals and her One Week, One Thing Challenges have often been the push I needed to get something finished. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  6. Modern Basics looks like a "must have" book... thanks for the chance to win one!

    I am now following your blog... looking forward to seeing what all you're up to!

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  7. Awesome book - would love, love, love to win it! I am already a follower, thanks!

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  8. I am so happy to be a follower of your wonderful blog!

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  9. I would love to win this exciting and beautiful book. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

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  10. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  11. I like the quilt with the flower, simple but nice touch with the flower.

    Debbie

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  12. Amy's book looks fabulous! I am already a follower of your blog ;-D

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  13. I have been following Amy's blog for a while and would love a copy of the book featuring some of her work. Have a wonderful day!!

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  14. I've always loved the look of Amy's quilts and would love to win her book.

    I have followed your blog for way over a year now but never made that 'official' by clicking the 'follow' button so I have now done that.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  15. I am so excited for Amy's book!! I know it will just be fabulous!!

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  16. Looks like an amazing book! I'm following your blog, thanks so much!

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  17. I am a follower of your blog and of Amy's blog. This is a great giveaway and what looks to be a great book. Would love to be a winner.

    Have a super great day.

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  18. I love quilting books and have followed Amy's blog for quite some time. I already follow your blog & love seeing what you're quilting!

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  19. I came over from Amy's blog and just became a follower of yours. I just started my first quilt and would be honored to win a copy of Modern Basics!

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  20. That looks like a neat book - I'd love to win a copy! :)

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  21. I just signed up to be a follower on google connect! Would love to win this book!

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  22. I am now an "official" follower of your blog. I'd love to win Amy's book!

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  23. I'm already drooling over this book just from the 2 pictures you showed. I've been following your blog for a few weeks already. :)

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  24. HI ! I have my SIGNED copy already , so I'm not here to WIN ! I'd like to congratulate YOU on your fabulous work in the fabulous book !! I thought you and Amy knew each other for years ! I learn something new every day !!! ( so, if you pick me, pick again !!!! ...................)

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  25. Please include me - I am now following you on google blog and you both are inspirations in quilting and sewing. Thank you.
    KatheGTN at aol dot com

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  26. the book looks great. Thanks!

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  27. I am a happy follower of your blog and really hope to win a copy of this book!! It looks awesome!

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  28. Hello...
    I'm hopping over here from Amy's blog. The quilts are gorgeously quilted!

    hugz
    Pam

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  29. I am now a follower - thanks for the chance at the giveaway for Amy's book!

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  30. The book looks wonderful! I'm already a follower of both yours and Amy's blog. :)

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  31. I've been following you both since I joined the Online Quilt Festival a couple years ago. love your quilting and of course would love to see all of the Quilts Amy designed. Thanks for a chance to win a Book.

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  32. I would love to win this book. They look so beautiful and I am a sucker,mmm, collector, or beautiful quilt books.

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  33. I've been following Amy for quilt a while and I'm excited for her new book. I'm now your follower too!

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  34. I am a follower...can't wait to see your quilting on all these beauties. I would love to win a copy of Amy's new book.

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  35. I've been a follower for a long time. I would love to win a copy!

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  36. I've been a follower for a while. Would love to win this book. Hugs

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  37. Hooray!!! This is the kind of book that would be so helpful to have as a resource! And I've been a follower for a few weeks. :o) Thank you!

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  38. I have been looking at this book for some time, and actually I have preordered it at Amazon.... But I would love to have a copy to give to my sister, who has recently started quilting :o)

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  39. Oh - I really, really like that modern squares quilt also! THis looks like a fantastic book, and your quilting is undoubtedly lovely!

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  40. Forgot to say - Im have been a follower for a long time :o)

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  41. looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I've been a follower for awhile now, and I'm excited to have the chance to win Amy's book! Thanks!

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  43. I just became a follower! Can't wait to see Amy's book in person :)

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  44. LOOKS LIKE A VERY NEAT BOOK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  45. I already follow, and really can't wait to get a copy of Amy's book!!

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  46. Very exciting, isn't it? I love her blog and have read it for a long time! I'd love to win her new book!

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  47. What a great giveaway!
    I love the quilt you highlighted, it's beautiful.

    theredkiwi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. Looks like a great book. I follow your blog.

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  49. Looks like a great book, especially if Amy wrote it! I've become a follower. Thanks for counting me in, Natalia.

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  50. Isn't it amazing what wonderful friendships that are formed through our love of quilting. I would love to win this book. Thanks.

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  51. Great story--it's such a small world! (oh & I'm a follower now--looks like a great book!)

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  52. How nice that you met a new friend. I would love to add this book to my collection!

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  53. I'm excited to check it out, it looks way awesome. Amy really is creative! What an honor for you to quilt all of her stuff too.

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  54. I've been a follower for some time now. Would LOVE to win this book. Truly.

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  55. I love the simple lines of Amy's Quilts also. I would love to make one of her quilts.

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  56. I am a follower. The book looks awesome!

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  57. The book looks fab. I'd love a chance at winning it. I am a follower.

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  58. I'm a follower and would love to win a copy of Amy's book! Nice quilting for the quilts in the book Natalia!

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  59. I have been following in reader, but I clicked the button to add myself to your follower list. Thanks for sharing I am looking forward to the blog hop to see more of this book.

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  60. I'm already a follower! I'd love to win a copy of Amy's book:)

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  61. This looks like such a fun book! I love the quilt on the cover (partly because it is from my favorite line:)). I am a follower of your blog.

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  62. I'm a follower. Amy's books looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. I am a follower. So exciting that Amy lives in the same town as you!

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  64. I am a follower. The book looks great!

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  65. I can't wait to see the rest of the quilts in the book!

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  66. I would love to win this book!!! I have been wanting to quilt but not intense patterns, this would be perfect

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  67. I love the look of that knotted squares quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am already a follower

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  68. i love this squares...
    count me in!!
    thank you
    Maria

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  69. I am already a follower. I wish I lived near the two of you. I would love to win this book since it sounds like just what I need.

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  70. Thanks for the preview - def. peaked my interest!

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  71. That is a wonderful quilt! I would love to flip through this book to check it out!

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  72. I am a follower of your blog and also a follower of Amy's blog. Would love to win her book!

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  73. I love this quilt too! This would be a great book to add to my quilting library. I just became a follower.

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  74. Just signed up to follow, thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great book!

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  75. I already follow you. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. This book looks so great. I'd love to win a copy!
    I'm a follower.
    Greats from Luxembourg/Europe

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  78. I am a follower and I would love to win a copy of Amy's book. A girl can never have too much quilty stuff!!
    nettecan at hotmail dot com

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  79. yay for new quilting books!
    i am a follower...

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  80. I would love to win a copy of Amy's book. I'm follower

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  81. new to your blog and quilting thanks for the chance to win. now my eye spies a post on basic rotary cutting that I need to check out

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  82. Oh what fun! I'd be thrilled if I won a copy of Amy's book. Thanks for the chance.

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  83. I would love to win Amy's book. I love the colorful quilt on the cover.

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  84. GO Heber! Go Utah! Go Amy! Go Natalia!
    I love that quilt that you picked as your favorite. I will have to check out that book if I don't win it. But here's to hoping I do!

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  85. Yay! I love Amy too! I'm a follower.

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  86. I am already a follower and would love to win a copy of this book...
    Mary

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  87. I'm already a follower and have visited Amy's blog many times. Congrats on the book!

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  88. I signed up to follow and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks!
    barberg@sbcglobal.net

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  89. This looks like just the perfect book for me, considering where I am, skill-wise. When I first began quilting, there were mostly books on classic quilting patterns, and many difficult ones. Now there are several fresh, modern, fun and easy books that are making quilting a joy and a hobby that many more busy sewers can embrace! I look forward to this one.

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  90. I've got you on my google homepage! This looks like a great book with fresh new ideas!

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  91. Natalia, I read your blog everyday, sometimes I check it twice just in case! I was so excited when Amy brought her book to quild to show it off! I would LOVE to win it! Thanks, Timpi :)

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  92. I'm tickled to become a follower, and would love to win the book. The quilt you've shown is really interesting!!

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  93. I've been following you via Google Reader. I didn't realize that I wasn't a public follower until now! I am now following you publicly (even though I will still use Google Reader).

    Thanks for the chance to win this book -- it sounds wonderful.

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  94. This looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

    Love your tutorials too....

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  95. Love Amy's work! And since March 6th is my birthday, winning her book would be a AWESOME birthday present!

    smurfy4ever@yahoo.com

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  96. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book. Mary H.

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  97. Thanks for the chance to win! This books looks like loads of fun!

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  98. Book looks cute! I love the preview pic! I'm a current follower of your blog.

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  99. I am already a follower :D I love Amy's blog, too. She is soooo talented!

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  100. I'm following your blog! I'd love to win! Amy is awesome!

    jenashford at swbell dot net

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  101. am already a follower of your blog. how wonderful you could long arm her quilts. and so nice to live close enough to be friends--always nice to have friends who love what you do. i have a friend across the street who got me really into quilts a couple years ago.

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  102. I'm happy to be a new follower, thanks for the offer to win the book!

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  103. Hi! I am already a follower of your blog, as well as Amy's!

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  104. the books looks really interesting. quilts with simple geometric shapes are my kind of quilts. I follow your blog on google reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. What fun! The book looks like it will be terrific inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  106. I am a very loyal follower and love coming home to check out your blog. It would be fantastic to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the inspiring posts everyday and the giveaway!

    tippyio@hotmail.com

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  107. If I don't win it I'm still buying this book. I have had it on my amazon wish list since before it was released. :)

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  108. I'm already a follower of yours and Amy's and I would love to get my hands on that book. Thanks.

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  109. Saw this book at my LQS but didn't have time to really look at it. Would love to peruse it at my leisure. I am a happy follower.

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  110. i have lurked in the dark following your blog for a while. Your "give away" has enticed me to come into the open. Modern Basics sounds just what i need to bring my knowledge and tastes in quilting up to date

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  111. Congrats on being part of the book as the quilter.

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  112. I am a follower of Amy's too. Love her. Would love to win the book

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  113. I already follow. Thanks for a chance to win

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  114. I would love Amy's book ,her blog is the first blog I started to follow about a year ago and I must say she got me hooked on following blogs. I think I got to your blog through her at some point and I so admire you and your quilting to.

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  115. I can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  116. I'm entering your giveaway just in hopes of getting to see pictures of your quilting !

    Thanks for the opp.

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  117. Can't wait to see the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. That's a really cool story about your meeting each other :0) I'm sure that the content is all as great as this picture! and I would totally love to win a copy of it, just to re-assure myself ya know, that it is that awesome! Sarah:0)

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  119. I'm a follower. I would love to win the Modern Basics book! The Knotted Squares quilt is amazing!

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  120. I am a follower of your blog. Can't wait to see more of this book.

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  121. I love that quilt from the book!!

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  122. Love the quilt you picked as your favorite. Bet is was hard to pick, too!

    I am already a follower of you blog.
    Sandy A

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  123. How lucky you are to live near Amy! I am sure her book is totally fabulous!
    carla louise
    www.ohsewaddicted.com

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  124. Thanks for a chance to win this fantastic book. I am a follower of your blog and I have you and Amy both on my Google home page.
    Thanks,
    Kelley

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  125. Amy's blog is one of the first I started reading -- several facelifts ago when was still parkcitygirl. Know that I would enjoy winning her autographed book. I once lived in SLC area and I've driven through Heber. Small world. I follow both of you and I'm delighted that your Mom won the McCall's contest.

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  127. Love Amy's work; can't wait to get my hands on this book!

    I'm a follower. Thanx for the chance.

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  128. How fun to have a close by blogging friend! I love the featured pattern!

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  129. I'd love to win a copy...the book looks great! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  130. What a fun friendship :) Amazing how the blogging world connects people, isn't it?!

    The book looks great :) I'm a new follower and looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

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  131. This looks like a really neat book! I'm a follower.

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  132. I follow on Google Reader, and would love to win this book! :)

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  133. This looks like a wonderful book and I am a follewer of your blog. Thanks

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  134. Congratulations! I am a follower. :)

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  135. I love that quilty sneak peek! That's pretty cool how you too met. :)

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  136. I am following your blog, thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. This book looks perfect for me! I like the simple designs, just what I want to do these day!

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  138. I have been following both yours and Amy's blogs for a little while now.
    That lovely book needs to follow me home!

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  139. I love your blog and have been following it for some time. This book looks AHHHMAZING.

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  140. Wonderful book, fun designs, beautiful quilts, and amazing quilting. Hmm. Wonder who did such specatacular quilting? Natalia Bonner, that is who. Great job Natalia.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  141. Wonderful book, fun designs, beautiful quilts, and amazing quilting. Hmm. Wonder who did such specatacular quilting? Natalia Bonner, that is who. Great job Natalia.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  142. This book looks great! Love Amy's stuff.

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  143. Would love to win this yummy book! I follow your blog feed. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. How Awesome is it that you live so close to each other! It is great to hear that you found out!
    I am already a follower of your blog :)

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  145. I'd love this book - Thanks for the chance :)

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  146. I too love Amys' work and I am so glad she published this book. Her look to me has always been simple yet elegant. Glad she has such a good friend. I am a follower.

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  147. Yay, thanks for the chance to win!!

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  149. I already am a follower of your blog and would LOVE to win a copy of Amy's book.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Pam

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  150. I follow Amy's blog every day (yours now too) & would love to win a copy :)

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  151. I love books that simple but inspiring designs. I realize it is a beginners book and I should consider giving it away to a beginner but probably not. This book seems like it will be ever so inspiring so thank you for this chance.

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  152. love Amy's projects!! what a neat book!

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  153. Looks like a fantastic book. I have been following your blog, and will be following Amy's now..very creative!

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  154. This looks like a wonderful new book..! How exciting!

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  155. I'm not at all surprised to learn that Amy has written a quilt book!! How very exciting!! ~karen

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  156. Looks like a great book! would love to win a copy for my daughter who is learing to quilt! thanks
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  157. Happy to say I'm already a follower. The sneak peeks are revealing such great quilts. I'd love to win!

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  158. I would love to win a copy of the book. I follow PieceNQuilt on Twitter and Google Reader.

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  159. I'm already a follower, and this book looks great!

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  160. I am a new follower! This book looks great.

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  161. That looks like a great book I'm super excited.

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  162. I am a brand new blog follower! I have followed Amy's blog for a while, but am brand new here! I would love to win a copy!

    marcijdebetaz (at) hotmail {dotcom}

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  163. I'm a follower. I would love a copy of her book, looks fantastic.

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  164. I just love how the blogging world can help you make friends you most likely wouldn't have found! And you're quilting is amazing! Amy is lucky you found her - I would absolutely love to win her book :)

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  165. Looks like a great quilt. I'm now a follower (that sounds kinda creepy).

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  166. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  167. I have known Amy sicne we were kids, I love that one of my longest friend has done something great with their talent, and she still finds time to be a great mom!
    I can't wiat to get a book, I have been waiting for the quilt shops to get it in locals are slow so, this give me a chance to save my money.

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  168. I've been a follower of your blog for quite a while now, as well as a follower of Amy's! I've been itchin' to get my hands on a copy of this book, too - thanks for a chance to win it!!

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  169. I've been reading Amy's blog for quite some time and have always enjoyed it and am excited about her new book! I'm now following you...

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  170. The book looks wonderful! I am now a follower of your blog (and I'm doing the star quilt-along, too.)

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  171. I'm a follower and I'd love to win.

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  172. That book looks awesome!

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

    http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

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  173. I'm now a follower of your blog. What a great book - I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  174. Book looks awesome and of course I would love to win a copy. And I do follow your blog and get your newsletter.

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  175. Oh wow this book looks amazing. I follow yours and Amy's blog and I love them both!!!

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  176. I would love to win the book - thank you. I like the border detail on your new pattern.

    Hugs - Marie

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  177. I recently have added quilting to my long list of hobbies. In the last month, I've completed one quilt and have started two more. I am hooked! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful book for beginners.

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  178. I love the quilt too. I have been a follower. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Amy's new book.

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  179. Wow that book looks great! I love her style. Congratulations on all the great quilting. I am already a follower of yours. I'm crossing my fingers.

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  180. Sure would like to win the book. Patterns look easy and fast.
    Hey, I've been following here for a while now and enjoy the blog :)

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  181. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance, would love to win this book!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  182. This book looks great!
    Christine
    ChristineCapps09@yahoo.com

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  183. I am a follower. I would love to win this book. I got to look at it for just a min. while in a shop the other day and was thinking I just have to go back and pick this up. I just love your quilting and you always give me inspiration.

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  184. What an exciting book! Congratulations for being chosen to quilt those beautiful creations - you did a great job, from what I see so far!

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  185. Ooh, I'm a follower! Pick me! lol. That's a gorgeous quilt you've shown us, and I'm pretty much drooling waiting to see the rest!

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  186. Love this book and LOVE your blog!!!

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  187. I'm following. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  188. Oh, thank you for the chance to win! I've been a follower of your blog for quite some while now...almost a year now. Thanks again! I do enjoy following along with you.
    ~Christy (clmulyca@gmail.com)

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  189. I am a follower. I love your blog. That is so cool that you know her and that you quilted all of the quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.

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