February 2011

February 2011
The Ami Simms Newsletter
February 1, 2011

DID YOU MISS ME?
Check out my blog for more frequent Ami updates, including my cousin Niki's first quilt video and other fun stuff.


BOOK BONANZA
I must have bumped my head, but before I come to, take advantage of one incredible offer. Get three of my best books for a song. Yup, I'm offering Picture Play Quilts and Creating Scrapbook Quilt at HALF OFF and throwing in How Not To Make A Prize-Winning Quilt in for free when you buy the other two. Hurry, this offer evaporates at midnight on February 6th or when I run out of books. Do NOT delay. (No autographs, priority shipping only.)


NEW "GIRLS" IN TOWN
Introducing six new earring designs from Peg Howard. They're gorgeous. Three styles are perfect for Valentine's Day. Save 20% when you order any three or more pair of earrings.


MICHIGANDERS
Or, if you prefer, Michiganians….Michigoonies?! If you live in Michigan, meet me in Saginaw for a lecture called "Living With Quilts: A Survival Guide" on Wednesday, February 16th and three workshops on the 17th, 18th, and 19th with the Saginaw Piecemakers Quilt Guild. For details, please email Clara. I'll be teaching Dancing Spools, String Quilting, and A New Way to Piece: Applique. Come join the fun. The snow will be over by then for sure.


ON THE ROAD AGAIN
I'll be zigzagging across the country again in 2011. I've left my 2010 schedule up so you can contact groups I've taught for recently to get the "low down" on me. And there's an easy way to start the booking process to have me come to your guild.

If I'll be near you, let's get together!


PERFECT SCISSORS
I have heard nothing but raves from everyone who purchased Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors. It's been really hard to keep them in stock. We're expecting our re-order to come in mid-February. Order now.


ALZHEIMER'S ART QUILT INITIATIVE
If you're not following the AAQI on FaceBook, you're really missing out. Besides learning when your quilt sells, you'll read about special quilts and special quilters, you'll get updates about all our goings-on.

"Like Us" here and we shall entertain you with good people doing good works and beautiful quilts:

Then head over to the February online auction. It's fun to bid, especially when you know your dollars fight a horrible disease.

Join the Quilt-A-Month Club for fun challenges that motivate and inspire:


TWISTED SISTERS
Pam Hartman made a Twisted Sisters Quilt.


AMI'S VIDEO PICK OF THE MONTH
Enjoy!


JAN KRENTZ
Read my reviews of two Jan Krentz books, Diamond Quilts & Beyond and Quick Diamond Quilts at FindAQuiltTeacher.com blog.


SEW LONG FOR NOW
I'll be back in your mailbox next month, when the storm of the century is finally over. Until then, for random flurries of Ami, join my community of quilters on FaceBook by heading over to the link below and clicking the "thumbs up-LIKE" icon at the top of the page. See you there!

Ami Simms
www.AmiSimms.com
Mallery Press, Inc.
4206 Sheraton Drive
Flint, MI 48532

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