Friday, October 31, 2014

Desire To Inspire Challenge - October 2014 Edition


It's time for the October Editon of "Desire To Inspire Challenge." Remember if you want to submit a project to be eligible to be chosen for this, just send your submission to us. See instructions below.


This month we sent our challenger a bundle of Marie Cole's "I Love You" collection. This bold collection features hearts and words of love in black, white, red and pink fabrics. The collection should be in your local quilt shops right now!



Let's meet October's challenger. Her name is Katie Ellis and she is from Salt Lake, Utah. We thank you Katie for another fabulous "Desire To Inspire Challenge" project. We say it all the time but we truly believe that we are inspired again and again when we see the new "Desire To Inspire" photographs that the challengers send in. Make sure that you view past projects by hitting the link at the top right corner of the blog.


HG:  Tell us about your family.
KE:  I have been married to my best friend for 8 years. His name is James and I am so lucky that he supports me in all my crazy ideas. I have 2 little boys and a baby girl that light up my world. Most of my quilts end up in their rooms.

HG:  How long have you been quilting? 
KE:  I learned how to sew about 25 years ago when I was 5. But I have only been quilting for about 4 years.

HG:  What's your favorite technique?
KE:  I love to applique. Just raw edge. I would love to learn needle turn one day. I love to try new techniques and learn everything I can about quilting.


HG:  Who taught you how to quilt? 
KE:  I took a basic how to quilt at my favorite LSQ. Then I got a job there; which was fantastic. I learned tips and tricks from customers and my fellow employees.
Do you belong to any guilds? I am the secatary of a local quilt guild. Its called Sister In Stitches.


HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
KE:  I have a blog called choochooskadoo.blogspot.com. I would love for you to follow along on my crazy quilting journey. I do fun giveaways and reviews. 
I cut the panel up that went with this collection to make the wall hanging. I love to hang up wall hangings for all the holidays. And now my collection is almost complete. The quilt I used a free pattern call the 5 Yard Quilt. It takes a yard of 5 different prints for a total of 5 yards. Hence the name. I love how it turned out. I think I am going to quilt it in either white or red and do meandering hearts all over it. I can't wait to cuddle under it and watch a movie with my Valentine. 

Thanks,
Katie Ellis
Choochooskadoo.blogspot.com


Thanks Katie for another excellent project. Come back next month to see November's challenge project. Meanwhile, we are continuing with our weekly "Countdown To The Holidays" event each week. There are some great giveaways going on each week.


Have a safe Halloween.

-HG


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Yee Haw!


The Henry Glass crew had a great Quilt Market. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth to see the new outstanding collections that were released last week. We are back in NYC now and there's a lot of work behind the scenes to catch up on.


One of the biggest happenings for Henry Glass was the release of "A Flair For Fabric" and all of the events that helped us launch the book. Thanks to the designers who contributed and to Martingale & Co. for supporting us with the project. Mary Burns [from Martingale], thank you for working so very hard in the past few weeks to bring it all together. Look for the book on its official publication date of November 4, 2014. If you make something from the book, let us know! We can't wait to see all that you make from this book. Meanwhile, you can read a little bit about it on the Martingale blog for quilt shops by checking out this link.


The ladies had a fun and fabulous book signing at the Martingale booth to kick off the launch of the book. From left to right: Linda Lum DeBono, Dana Brooks, Mary Ellen Von Holt, Janet Nesbitt and Leanne Anderson.

See you back here soon for some more updates.

-HG



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Good Morning From Houston


Today is the last day of Quilt Market. It has been a fabulous show and we thank you for stopping by to visit us. This will be short until we get back.

Tell us the name of your favorite local quilt shop and tell us what makes it special. The

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Good luck!

-HG

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Countdown To Houston


Many of the Henry Glass crew will be flying out to Houston tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you at our various events including Schoolhouse, demos and book signings. We are very proud of our first book, "A Flair For Fabric" and we want you to come to Booth #608 to see the samples in person. We will be showing our new and outstanding collections. Stay and watch our demonstrations. The designers have planned some great demos for you and make sure that you enter to win our fabulous prize giveaways. We are part of the Martingale & Co. Author Booth Hop. Stop by our booth for your stamp. Safe journey!


Meanwhile for those of you who aren't attending, make sure that you enter our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. This week there's some Kim Diehl fabric up for grabs. "Butter Churn Dash" is a great basics line to compliment Kim's other great collections. You can find the details in this recent post.


Safe journey to those of you who are traveling to Houston this week. We can't wait to show you our latest collections. 

-HG

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Getting Ready For Houston!


In our last post Jacquelynne Steves talked about her upcoming free block of the month, "Sew Sweet Simplicity." Make sure that you sign up to join in on the fun. As we said on Friday, Jacquelynne made a tutorial about making Flying Geese blocks because the blocks in the BOM feature flying geese units and some "bonus" half-square triangle unit. Check out the tutorial. What will you make with the flying geese units and "bonus" HSTs? Jacquelynne designed this lovely Christmas quilt. You can download the free pattern for this fun quilt here.


Speaking of holidays, we are continuing with our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Last week's winner of our giveaway is John Hutchens. Congratulations! Please contact us to claim your prize.


We will be giving away a bundle of Kim Diehl's "Butter Churn Basics" to this week's winner. This is a versatile basics line that features the pretty prints that Kim is known for designing.



In addition, Jacquelynne has added some more goodies to the giveaway prize for this week. The winner this week will win the bundle of fabric plus a fabulous PDF pattern prize bundle. Good luck!

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This is a friendly reminder for those of you who are attending Quilt Market this week. We are excited by our book, "A Flair For Fabric" and we will be involved in several fun book signings. More details of Henry Glass happenings can be found in our current newsletter.


Good luck!

-HG

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Quilt Market - Houston 2014



Howdy! Next week Henry Glass & Co., Inc. will travel to Houston for International Quilt Market. Stop by Booth #608 to see the latest outstanding collections that HG offers to the quilting industry.

Henry Glass is proud to announce the publication of "A Flair For Fabric" [Publisher: Martingale, November 4, 2014]. The book proposal developed in response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. This beautiful collection of projects ranging from quilts to pillows and other small projects features fabric from Henry Glass & Co., Inc. The designers are generously donating their royalties to the Red Cross.


On October 24, 2014 the HG designers will be hosting their own Schoolhouse Presentations to present you with their new product information. Also, all attending designers will be present at the Martingale Schoolhouse for the launch of the book. Please join the Henry Glass designers for these exciting events.


There will be exciting demos by the Henry Glass designers at Booth #608 at 10 a.m. each morning. They will be participating in various book signings to support the launch of "A Flair For Fabric." Drop by Booth #608, take a look at the new collections and pick up your free tote bag. There will be prize drawings for fabulous bundles of Henry Glass fabric. Just attend any demo to receive an entry ticket for the drawing. Tote bags available while supplies last and only one entry per person, per demo.

Make sure you attend the book signings at the Henry Glass booth as well as at the Martingale and Brewer Distributor's booths. See details below.


See you soon!

-HG












Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity


Henry Glass designer Jacquelynne Steves is hosting a fabulous FREE block of the month giveaway.
The first block  for the FREE Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM will be released on October 27. There will be giveaways, blog hops, and lots of fun! The BOM will feature lots of different options- make a 4 block or 6 block quilt, use applique, embroidery, or just piecing to make your quilt- the choice is yours! Readers can go here for more information.


The blocks in the bom feature flying geese units, so I've done a tutorial here on her blog for making flying geese units and making some "bonus" half-square triangle units too. Tutorial can be found here.

Readers can then use their flying geese units and "bonus" HSTs to make a Christmas quilt. The free pattern for this gorgeous holiday quilt can be downloaded here.


Make sure that you come back on Monday. Jacquelynne will show off the BOM and she will have a sweet giveaway to be included in the "Countdown To The Holidays" event that we are running. Have you been entering the giveaways? Check out the latest post on this weekly event.


Have a great day!
-HG