Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Day 2: Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop



Welcome to day 2 of the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop! Jaftex is the parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting. We are hosting the blog hop here and will be posting some photographs on the Henry Glass Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages too.

We invited over 30 designers, quilt industry friends and bloggers to help us celebrate. Bundles of Henry Glass' Folio Basics, Studioe's Peppered Cottons or Blank's Splash were sent to our friends and we asked them to make something special for our blog hop. They did not disappoint! Each day we will reveal the designs on the designers' blogs  and we welcome Studioe Fabrics designer Pepper Cory today..

Pepper Cory

Pepper's first line with Studioe Fabrics was the successful Peppered Cottons. She has followed up with several new collections. You can read about Pepper on her blog and her Facebook page.

Here is the list of participants in the blog hop. Check in each day to see the special projects that were designed for the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop.

September 1 - Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 - Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio 
September 3 - Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder 
September 4 - Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle   
September 5 - Mark @ Mark Lipinski's Blog
September 6 - Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts  
September 7 - Heather @ Trends and Traditions  
September 7 - Martha @ Wagons West Designs  
September 8 - Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono 
September 9 - Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts 
September 10 - Jill @ Jillily Studios  
September 10 - Dana @ My Lazy Daisy  
September 11 - Penny @ Sew Simple Designs  
September 12 - Ida @ Cowtown Quilts 
September 13 - Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive  
September 14 - Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 - Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl    
September 16 - Amy @ Kati Cupcake 
September 16 - Barbara @ QuiltSoup2 
September 17 - Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting 
September 18 - Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure 
September 19 - Margot @ The Pattern Basket  
September 20 - Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts   
September 21 - Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts  
September 22 - Kim @ Aurifil Threads  
September 23 - Rebekah @ Don't Call Me Becky   
September 24 - Julie @ The Crafty Quilter 
September 25 - Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts  
September 25 - Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs 
September 26 - Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 - Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 - Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 - Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

Another fun part of the celebrations is the contest. Winners will receive fabric of course but also some great prizes from our quilt industry friends. The first prize winner will win a Janome Skyline S5, the second place winner will win a big box of Aurifil thread and the third prize will win a lovely tin with special goodies from Schmetz Needles.  Jaftex Corp. thanks special thanks to Janome AmericaAurifil and Schmetz Needles for their prizes.

Take note. We love our quilt shops and we have included a part of the giveaway where you can help your local shop win too! Here is a peek at the prizes.







Enter the contest below and good luck!

85th Anniversary Giveaway

Thank you for joining us for this celebration.

- HG

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop


Welcome! Jaftex is the parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting and we are excited today to kick off the celebrations for the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop.

Scott Fortunoff

Dear Friends,
We are so excited to see all of the projects made in honor of Jaftex’s first ever blog hop and 85th Anniversary celebration.  Jaftex is the parent of several companies, 3 of which cater solely to quilt shops only:  The Blank Quilting Corp., Henry Glass Fabrics & Studioe Fabrics.  Each of these companies and its employees could not be more proud to be a part of this special celebratory blog hop.  Thanks to all of our dear friends that contributed their time, skills and social media prowess in order to make this blog hop a huge hit.  We could not have achieved such great results without your contributions.  It means a lot to us that so many people were willing to step up on behalf of our companies and our family.  We truly value your friendship and partnership.  Thanks a million!
Being part of a family business is very special and rewarding in so many different ways.  At the current time, the third (Robert) and fourth generation (Scott & Greg) of the Fortunoff’s are holding down the fort, with several from the fifth generation on deck.  With 85 years behind us, we look forward to what lies ahead especially as this industry continues to transform with lots of new advancements.  We are excited to see what the future will bring and hope that you continue on this amazing journey with our family as we get closer to the very big and exciting 100th anniversary.
As we look toward the future, we would remiss if we didn’t talk about the past.  Thanks to Jacob A. Fortunoff, the JAF in Jaftex, for having the guts to go out and start his own business.  We could only imagine what effort was involved with starting a business from scratch in the early 1900’s.  Thank you to Jacob’s sons, Everett & Dan, for their contributions to the business too.   Each generation certainly faced challenges along the way and luckily no one gave up the quest to keep Jaftex alive.  There is no doubt that all of these Fortunoff ancestors are looking down at us and smiling to know that their legacy lives on.
Thanks again to everyone involved, both past and present.

Robert, Scott & Greg Fortunoff           

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We invited over 30 designers, quilt industry friends and bloggers to help us celebrate. Bundles of Henry Glass' Folio Basics, Studioe's Peppered Cottons or Blank's Splash were sent to our friends and we asked them to make something special for our blog hop. They did not disappoint! Each day we will reveal the designs on the designers' blogs. We are starting the blog hop with Kim Diehl guest posting on the American Patchwork & Quilting blog. Enjoy!


You can find Kim Diehl's beautiful designs on her website or read all about her daily process on Facebook.  Currently she is working on her upcoming collection Sunday Best and her new Simple Whatnots Club 4 collection. 

September 1 - Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 - Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio 
September 3 - Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder 
September 4 - Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle   
September 5 - Mark @ Mark Lipinski's Blog
September 6 - Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts  
September 7 - Heather @ Trends and Traditions  
September 7 - Martha @ Wagons West Designs  
September 8 - Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono 
September 9 - Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts 
September 10 - Jill @ Jillily Studios  
September 10 - Dana @ My Lazy Daisy  
September 11 - Penny @ Sew Simple Designs  
September 12 - Ida @ Cowtown Quilts 
September 13 - Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive  
September 14 - Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 - Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl    
September 16 - Amy @ Kati Cupcake 
September 16 - Barbara @ QuiltSoup2 
September 17 - Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting 
September 18 - Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure 
September 19 - Margot @ The Pattern Basket  
September 20 - Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts   
September 21 - Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts  
September 22 - Kim @ Aurifil Threads  
September 23 - Rebekah @ Don't Call Me Becky   
September 24 - Julie @ The Crafty Quilter 
September 25 - Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts  
September 25 - Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs 
September 26 - Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 - Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 - Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 - Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

Another fun part of the celebrations is the contest. Winners will receive fabric of course but also some great prizes from our quilt industry friends. The first prize winner will win a Janome Skyline S5, the second place winner will win a big box of Aurifil thread and the third prize will win a lovely tin with special goodies from Schmetz Needles.  Jaftex Corp. thanks special thanks to Janome AmericaAurifil and Schmetz Needles for their prizes.

Take note. We love our quilt shops and we have included a part of the giveaway where you can help your local shop win too! Here is a peek at the prizes.







Enter the contest below and good luck!

85th Anniversary Giveaway

Thank you for joining us for this celebration.

- HG

Sunday, August 30, 2015

We Have Some Exciting News!



We usually host our Let's Get Quilting every Monday but for the next few weeks we'll be replacing this fun blog feature with a super event. Jaftex, parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting is celebrating its 85th anniversary!

How are we going to celebrate? You will have to pop back to our blog to check out the details. We asked 30+ friends to design a special project for us and we are going to reveal them each day starting September 1, 2015. In addition, we are going to have one huge giveaway. Prizes will include fabric and some of our friends have given us some amazing prizes to give away to you. Hint: Our friends include Janome America, Aurifil and Schmetz Needles.  Your local quilt shops will be able to win too.

Make sure that you come back tomorrow. It's going to be fun!

- HG

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 24, 2015 Edition



Happy Monday! Congratulations to Barb Neiwert. You won last week's giveaway. We will be in contact very soon to get your shipping info.



This week we are going to give away another assorted bundle of Beth Logan's Hedgehugs. We love these little critters and we they remind us that fall is just around the corner. Tell us what your next big quilting project will be.

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Good luck!

- HG

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Collection: Miss Kitty's Colors



Marie Cole has outdone herself. She has designed a sweet collection based on kitty cats and bright colors. She featured monkeys in her last collection and in this new range, Miss Kitty's Colors she has drawn cute little kitties. The centerpiece of these prints is a large panel featuring a story about colors. 


[See the photograph of the quilt panel featuring the book pages.]






We especially love the selvage!


As with all of our collections, there are a couple of free patterns that accompany Miss Kitty's Colors. Click on the pictures below to take you to the patterns.





Remember that you can still enter the Let's Get Quilting Giveaway!
Have a great weekend.

- HG


Monday, August 17, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 17, 2015 Edition


Happy Monday! It is hard to believe that the summer holidays are almost over and that September is just around the corner. We have something very special planned for the month of September. We know that you won't want to miss this. Details coming very soon.




First, congratulations are in order. Kathy Aldrich you won last week's Let's Get Quilting giveaway. We will be in contact so that we can send you your prize!


Today we are giving away a bundle of Jillily Studio's Poppy Patio. This beautiful collection features gorgeous poppies and happy colors. In order to win it fill out the widget below. Tell us what your favorite season is. Also follow us on Instagram. We have some fun photographs over there and lot s of inspiration.

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Good luck!

- HG

Monday, August 10, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 10, 2015 Edition


Good Monday morning! It is time for Let's Get Quilting again. First, let's congratulate Sue Gallivan for winning last week's giveaway. This week we are going to give away a bundle of Jane's Winter Song. Let us know what you've been sewing or quilting this summer. 


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We have started a new Instagram page. Do check it out. We have great photographs from all of the Henry Glass crew and designers. 

Good luck!

- HG