Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Monday Jill Finley Style

Thanks for all participating in our "Countdown To The Holidays" Event! We also received several entries for the Kim Diehl Contest already. We'll be showing them off in future posts. Make sure that you send a photograph of your finished "Simple Whatnots" Club project to enter to win. We have expanded the giveaways and all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter widget to enter. Simple.

The winner of Kim Diehl's bundle from last week's contest is:
Anne said...

My favorite is 6316-30. I'm a follower of this blog and a Facebook "liker". :)

We have received several entries for the Kim Diehl "Simple Whatnots" Club Contest. Keep the entries coming. It has been fun seeing all of the finished projects. Details for the contest here and stayed tuned to see some of the entries. We'll be featuring them in upcoming posts.

Today we are giving away a bundle of "Believe" by Shelly Comiskey. This collection will definitely put you in the spirit of holiday sewing.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Our featured designer this week is Jill Finley of Jillily Studio. She designs delightfully fun applique quilts that include beautiful flowers and bicycles! Her latest fabric collections, Park Drive and Jams & Jellies Basics, are in stores now.

We love her "Weekender" quilt. Jill loves the combination of red and black.

In addition to designing fabric and patterns, she just launched the Jillily Studio Sweet Shops Program. These stores that carry Jill's products will bear this logo on their doors or by their registers. It means that the stores carry my fabric, patterns, and notions. [Contact Jill for more information.]

Head over to Jill's blog. She has some more inspiring photographs and a giveaway for her Jams & Jellies collection. Good luck!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's Fall Y'all

Fall is a busy season for quilt shows and shop hops. Are planning on attending any this fall? Little Quilts Shop  sent us an update. Their shop is decked out for the fall season. Today is the start of the "Sweet Home Marietta Shop Hop." Their theme is "Halloween Treats" and the hop features a haunting tour of three of Marietta's best quilt shops. Little Quilts has gone all out decorating the shop and they are expecting a huge crowd for the next three days. They have many spellbinding quilts on display including fun towel and pillowcase kits featuring "Happy Hauntings" fabric by Gail Green for Henry Glass.

Meanwhile, we have updated our giveaway policy. Please read here. Thank you to those who have sent in photographs of your finished "Simple Whatnots" projects. It has been fun to see them. Keep sending them in.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Countdown To The Holidays

*Updated: We have expanded the rules to include those of you worldwide for this contest. Thank you for your patience. We appreciate each and every customer worldwide. We would love to include everyone in our contests but sponsoring contests opens us up to legal implications that sometimes limits our contests and we will be adjusting accordingly for future events.

Dare we say it? The holidays are around the corner. We're going to try to help you out with some giveaways every week from now until December. Here are a few general rules. More details will be provided every Monday especially if there are added giveaways.

1. The giveaways start Monday and you have to comment on the giveaway contest post by Friday at 4 p.m.
2. You must be a fan on the Henry Glass Facebook page or a follower here on the blog.
3. You only need to post once per week on the blog. You can earn a second chance if you comment or like the Facebook link relating to the giveaway.
4.  Open only to residents of the US, Canada [excluding Quebec] and the rest of the world.

*These giveaways are not endorsed by Facebook.*

Have you been working on a "Simple Whatnots Club" project from Collection 1? We can't wait to see your finished projects. Kim's next line, "Heritage Hollow" for Collection 2 of the club will be available in December 2014. [Go to the Henry Glass website to read about the club here.]

Today we will start off with a giveaway for some Kim Diehl fabrics. For the giveaway this week, tell us which is your favorite print from "Heritage Hollow." [The collection can be viewed here.] You have until Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. to enter here and on Facebook. One winner will be selected randomly to win this bundle of Kim's fabrics shown above.

We are also excited to announce this following big contest for a bundle of the new "Heritage Hollow" fabrics when the goods arrive in December. We want to see your finished "Simple Whatnots Club" projects. Details below.

Make sure that you turn on notifications on your Facebook pages to keep up to date on Henry Glass news.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Designer Inspiration

Designer Kim Diehl has a hectic teaching schedule but she stopped to share a few photographs of her visiting The Buggy Barn quilt show recently.  She taught the "Idaho Lily" project from her wildly successful Simple Whatnots Club for The Buggy Barn.

What a great turnout and Kim also sent this photograph of her with fellow Henry Glass designer and The Buggy Barn co-owner, Janet Nesbitt at dinner.

Janet also forwarded these lovely photos of an adorable quilt using one of their collections. Designer Robin Vizzone of Briar Root Primatives designed this sweet quilt "Green Tea and Iced Mocha 2."

Thanks to the ladies for sharing and inspiring us all. We love to see what you've made from our collections. Please e-mail any submissions here.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Why We Love Giveaways!

We love hosting giveaways and we love it even more when someone sends something back to us using the prizes. Although isn't a requirement to send something back to us, Katie Wyatt gifted us with some special finished projects. She had recently won a bundle of "Simply Christmas" by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs.

[Photo: Henry Glass & Co.]

A short time after receiving her fabric, we received these beauties in return with a lovely card. She made several other projects from the fabric that we sent her and all we can say is wow. We asked her to tell us a little about herself. She is a talented sewer but also a generous soul. Thank you Katie Wyatt.

Katie’s love of sewing began in high school.  After a many year break from fabric and the sewing machine she was encouraged to return to this art by her sister.
[Photo: Katie Wyatt]

Katie has made [and continues to make] countless quilts, which are donated to help raise funds.  The money raised is used to aid in the recovery of sick westies released from puppy mills or owner surrenders.  This fund raising cause is a very passionate one.  Also Make-A-Wish Foundation has received several quilts for local children to use to keep them warm when while receiving drug treatment therapy.

Her love of sewing extends to creating doll clothing for the American Girl.  All clothing is given  away. To view Katie’s blog showcasing her American Girl clothing and quilts visit  

 [Photo: Katie Wyatt]

Trying to keep the art of sewing alive she co-teaches classes at the local YMCA.  There Katie and the several members of the Bayside Quilters Guild teach young girls how to sew clothing using the American Girl doll as a model.   Classes for young students are designed to keep the art of quilting alive.

 [Photo: Katie Wyatt]

Katie Wyatt lives on the eastern shore of Maryland with her husband Wilson who is a writer/photographer.  They have two westies named Julep and Derby.  You and see Julep and Derby at

Thank you so much for sharing and for your gift! 

[Photo credits: Katie Wyatt except where noted.]

Stay tuned for a big giveaway coming up soon by following the Henry Glass & Co. blog or liking our Facebook page.

Have a great holiday weekend.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Desire To Inspire: August 2014 Edition

It is time for another fabulous edition of "Desire To Inspire" and each time we are in awe of what each challenger comes up with. Remember, if you want to be considered a challenger, following the instructions below. We welcome quilters and sewers of any level. Be patient. We get a lot of submissions but we will get to each one of you. 

This month our challenger was given a selection of "Whoo Me?" by designer Shelly Comiskey. This adorable collection features owls, mushrooms and other woodland things in a blue or a pink palette. View the entire collection here and here.

Desire To Inspire: August 2014 Edition

HG:  Name?
KL:  Krista Lueders

HG:  Where do you live?
KL:  Rowlett, TX

HG: Tell us about your family.
KL:  I'm a Work At Home Mom with two kids that I'm homeschooling.  My fiance is a computer programmer and we will be getting married on March 21, 2015, the first day of Spring!
How long have you been quilting  I actually don't quilt!  I make clothing, mainly children's.  My mom did help me to turn the panel into a small little picnic quilt for my daughter.  I have been sewing for as long as I can remember.  My mother and great-grandmother taught me to sew and I am currently teaching my children how to sew.

HG:  What's your favorite technique?  
KL:  I don't really have a favorite quilting technique, but I do love to add historical trim to my garments.  On the outfit I made my daughter, I used some Victorian techniques for trimming the cuffs of the pants and the band of the top on one side.

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt?  
KL:  My mother has taught me a little about quilting, starting with running her long-arm.  That's been my favorite part so far!

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds?  
KL:  No, but I hope to join the DFW Costumer's Guild soon.  I know it's not quilting, but I have a deep love for historical costuming!

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers:  
KL:  I had a lot of fun working on this challenge.  I love pushing myself and I really feel like I did that with this one.  The top pattern I used was only supposed to be lined, but I made it reversible, giving my daughter two different looks with the same top.  Thank you for the chance to hopefully inspire others!  

HG:  Thank you so much! Your designs are lovely and your model is cute.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Flair For Fabric

[Project by Kim Diehl. Photo: Martingale & Co.]

We are excited to see the Henry Glass book, "A Flair For Fabric" in previews. We worked hard with our publishers, Martingale and Co. to bring you this awesome compilation of projects from the Henry Glass designers. Publication date is November 1, 2014. Stay tuned for book signings at Quilt Market and a book tour here in the near future. You can check it out at your local retail shop. Here are a few images from the book.

[Project by Linda Lum DeBono. Photo: Martingale & Co.]
 [Project by Lizzie B Cre8ive. Photo: Martingale & Co.]
 [Project by Dana Brooks. Photo: Martingale & Co.]
[ Photo: Martingale & Co.]

[Project by Amy Hamberlin. Photo: Martingale & Co.]
Have a great weekend.