Monday, July 17, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - Country Cuisine 9 pc bundle from Isabelle Biche



Country Cuisine Collection is a bright sunshine kitchen fabric line. It was designed by Isabelle Biche who is well-known in the traditional embroidery segment of our creative world. She lives close to the Switzerland border and travels frequently across Europe and the USA for shows. She started designing quilts in 2002, and became a fabric designer for Henry Glass in 2016.




Monday, July 10, 2017

Meet July's Challenger for Desire to Inspire - Lynn Bankowski



Meet our July Challenger, Lynn Bankowski. She is a trooper because the 4th of July delayed her fabric getting out the door. We can't wait to see what she can do with less than a month! Good Luck Lynn! 

Here is Lynn Bankowski from Hunstville, Alabama!



Let's Get Quilting - Frightful and Delightful 7 pc. bundle



Get ready for Halloween with this 7 pc bundle of fabric from the Frightful and Delightful collection by First Blush Studios. This spooky little collection is just the perfect kind of fun to use for a quick Halloween Project. Here's one: a Halloween tote free project using this line!

Just click on the picture for the .pdf of the instructions



Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking for a Challenger for July's Desire to Inspire - is it you??


Are you ready for flannels in July? Turn up the air-conditioner and bring on the sun! Sew something beautiful with this Woodland Retreat collection by Jan Shade Beach. 

Would you like to have this beautiful batch of fabrics to make some fabulous projects for this month's Desire to Inspire Challenge? 

We want you to put your name in the hat for this month's challenge!  Just email vanessa@jaftex.com. If you have put your name in before, PLEASE do so again! This might be your lucky turn. 

PLEASE REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We will pick someone on Wednesday July 5, 2017.  

This is how it goes: 

1. Put your name and some of your project pictures in 
an email to vanessa@jaftex.com 

2. We will select a lucky winner and send you the fabrics shown above.  

3. You make something AWESOME during the month of July, 
and send us pictures and your story.

6. WE post it. 

7. YOU keep it. 

We would like to have challengers show us they can meet the challenge, so please send a picture or two projects you have completed or tell us things you have done. Give us SOMETHING so we can rest assured you can do this!!!  Even great ideas count! Please do your best to stand out, and you will have a great chance of being selected. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Desire to Inspire - June Challenger Diane Kazar Loves "I Still Love Snow"






Hi all!  My name is Diane Kazar and I live in Monroe (Central Jersey) New Jersey. It's a nice suburban town smack in the middle of New Jersey (or Exit 9 off the NJtpke).  I grew up here, married here, raised my two, now grown, kids here, and am still here with my husband and two dogs instead of kids.  It's a great place if you like a little of EVERYTHING, cities, beaches, historic sites and farmlands all within easy reach.  
As a young child, I can remember standing on a stool in the kitchen where my mom and grandma would pin paper to me.  Curious enough about it, I taught myself how to use my mom's sewing machine and making things for my dolls or costumes for myself at Halloween.  When I had kids, I was given my own sewing machine and it's been a great sewing journey for me ever since!  I've learned so much and met great people along the way. Especially my BFF Linda, who truly gave me this gift, 20 years ago, that only now I realize was a true inspiration. My sincere thank you Linda.   

Thank you, Henry Glass, for giving me this opportunity.  I truly had fun with your beautiful flannel fabric.  I simply loved them and decided a large comfy couch quilt would be perfect, especially for my ta
ll husband.  







Leave a comment below and give Diane Kazar some appreciation for a job well done! 





















Monday, June 26, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - Fangtastic 8 pc. bundle



"Fangtastic" features fun and whimsical Halloween motifs in bright colors with glow in the dark accents. There is a vampire on his way to visit a haunted mansion and the other patterns featured in this collection are black cats, bats, grave stones, dancing skeletons, spiders, pumpkins, a large stripe and dots all containing touches of glow in the dark. Perfect for all of your fun Halloween projects. 



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Heather Mulder Peterson's Big Splash Schoolhouse


Heather Mulder Peterson held a schoolhouse at the recent Quilt Market where she featured her recent books and the new collection with Henry Glass called "Big Splash."  Here is the schoolhouse video so you can follow along!