Book Writing, in Macro

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32 lbs of fabric arrived today. Mostly backings, and some beautiful fat quarters to incorporate into my piecing. Writing a book, so far has been an adventure of the hurry up and wait variety. Then, of course, when the waiting is over, and the light switches to green, it’s a mad dash to the finish line.

I’m in the dashing part. Here’s a little bit of what my world looks like right now.



Bedroom Style: Perfectly Pieced + Giveaway + More News!



Drumroll please!

You guys. I’m writing a book. And today, I get to show you what it (might) look like! Since it’s not coming out ’till this October, things could change still, but for now, this is what the cover is going to look like(!!!).

I’m so excited. I’ve had some of these quilts in my head for YEARS, and I am so stoked to finally be able to get them out of my head on in photos and words! And, of course, in actual quilts! There is more information about Bedroom Style over at the Lucky Spool site, and it’s already on AMAZON, people.(Small freakout moment over here…) Of course, they’re still needing to update some details over there, but they’re taking preorders so YAY!

It’s been dreamy to work with Susanne and the girls at Lucky Spool, and I can’t wait for the final book. In the mean time though, I’m going to keep working my tail off to get it all these gorgeous quilts done. :)

Because I’m so excited, and because I’m up to my eyeballs in book fabric right now, I figured I’d share some of these goodies with you.


That’s right. I’m giving away some Fox Field by Tula Pink for Free Spirit. Why no, it’s NOT in stores yet.

I know you want some.


So here’s the deal. Not only am I super excited about my book coming out, but there’s another piece of news I’ve been sitting on for a while now, and well, it turns out that my bio over at Lucky Spool contains that little spoiler too. If you’d like to win one of these little bundles (12 Fat Eighths), head on over to the Lucky Spool site and check out my bio (and everyone else’s too–there are some awesome guys and gals publishing with LS!) and come back here and tell me what you think my other big news is! I’ll choose one winner from everyone who guesses my news right.

To win the other bundle, share my good news with your friends via Facebook or Instagram–and be sure to tag me (@amrosenthal on IG, Prairie Grass Patterns on FB) in your post so I see it! Be sure you’re following me in both places too! Comments will close Sunday night at 11:59PM MST, and I will announce 2 lucky ducks on Monday morning.

Holy crap is this exciting. I can’t wait.



PS Conveniently, I don’t know where my comments link disappeared to. To make a comment, click on the title of this post, and then scroll down when the page loads. You should see the comment entry form there. Mwa!

Doorstep Deliveries


Exciting things happening here, like lots of boxes being delivered, and a flurry of sewing in my studio. It’s that time of year again! Market preparations have begun, and I have some exciting things up my sleeve. Can’t wait to share! In the meantime, I’m hunkering down and getting things taken care of quickly, quickly!

What are you working on this week?



Small Town Quilt Show in a Big Town Way!

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What’s up y’all? I’m checking in today to fill you in on a little (big) quilt show and retreat that I’m teaching at this coming June! It’s here in beautiful Utah, nestled in the mountains. The weather will be beautiful, the accommodations are stellar, and there are some ROCK STARS teaching and lecturing. You should definitely come–if you don’t, you’ll be missing out, for sure.

I mean really, check out this list of presenters:
Jina Barney
Cat Beckstead and Shantelle Cox
Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting
Kimberly Bourne
Melissa Corry<
Laurel Dillman
Amy Ellis
Joanna Figueroa
Becky Goldsmith
Kerry Green
Emily Herrick
Lori Holt
Sandy Klop
Tina Lewis
Tricia Mathis
Sherri McConnell
Lorri Overson
Jenny Pedgio
Helen Robinson
April Rosenthal
Kati Spencer
Deonn Stott

And that’s not all! (I feel like I’m on The Price is Right…)

There will be swag, and giveaways, and even a pajama party. I’m telling you, you should definitely come hang out with me all the really cool people who will be there.


I will be teaching twice, one lecture called Technology for Quilters where I will talk about all the great ways you can use technology to help design and create quilts. My other class is a workshop, where we will be making my Russian Rubix quilt. The best part? I’ll bring my custom die-cutter to cut out your template pieces quick and easy like. SCORE! Also, I will have my new templates on hand as well. It’s going to be a par-tay.

Really though? I’m really excited to be able to teach, and to hang out with you guys. So go on ahead! What are you waiting for? Register!

Talk to you soon!

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