Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lovely Minis On Display


We have seen how many of you are using your finished "Simple Whatnots" projects to decorate your homes. Designer Jan Shade Beach sent along some photographs of how she decorates her living room with these gorgeous mini quilts that her mom makes. Talent runs in the family!




We talked to Jan in a recent post about her holiday traditions and we gave you a little peek at her new collection, "Holiday Magic." Hop over to the Henry Glass website to see the prints in the new collection and to download the free project that accompanies the collection.

Remember that we are currently running our last "Countdown To The Holidays" event. There's still time to enter. Good luck! Click the image below to get the details.


-HG

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Countdown To The Holidays" - Dec. 15, 2014 Edition


This is the last "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Thank you all for joining in on the fun. We look forward to planning new events for the next year. 

Last week's winner of the "Countdown To The Holidays" event is Debra Neiman. The winner of the "A Flair For Fabric" giveaway is:


Michele T said...
I thought that I had already left a comment earlier today??!! What I am working on are Christmas Stockings for everyone!!! I have one more to make and that one is for me!!!

December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM   

Please send your contact information here so that we can send you your prizes!



Today we are giving away a bundle [random assortment] of "At The Zoo" by Fresh Designs. This fun and bright collection features monkeys, elephants, tigers and more.

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Good luck!

-HG


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Happenings: Jan Shade Beach


We have a special guest today on the blog but before we get to the interview, we have a little giveaway business to announce. Congratulations to Podunk Pretties. We will be contacting you shortly for your contact information.

Janet Nesbitt giveaway
Podunk Pretties said...
I love to make scrappy quilts but the occasional 2 or 3 fabric quilt is nice for a quicky.
November 23, 2014 at 12:25 AM
 



Today, designer and illustrator, Jan Shade Beach is visiting the blog with some holiday stories. She is the talented designer behind the very successful "Holiday Frost" collection. She followed up with the "Holiday Cheer" and "Winter Frost" collections. Now, she has designed the "Holiday Magic" range which will be available next year.

HG:  Hi Jan. Thanks for spending a few moments with us during this busy time. We wanted to see what you've been up to and to find out about some of your holiday traditions.
JSB:  Thanks! I just finished the follow-up line to "Holiday Frost" and "Holiday Cheer”.  It’s called “Holiday Magic” and will debut next year.


HG:  What is the best part about the holidays for you?
JSB:  My favorite part about the holidays is having the whole family here.  We have so much fun together.  Several years ago we wanted to come up with a game that people of all ages could play together after Christmas dinner.  We decided on “Bingo”.  I had all kinds of prizes ranging from lottery tickets, fun Christmas hats, gift cards, to a rubber chicken.  It was such a hit that it’s become a tradition.  The winner of the rubber chicken has to get their picture taken with it, sign it and then give it back to be used again next year. (See a few pics of past winners)

My mom was the first to win the rubber chicken.


My Dad won it a couple of years later.


My daughter Shannon was also a winner.


Another holiday tradition is that I hand-paint a nutcracker for my son Kyle every year.

One of my absolute favorites of the holiday season is Christmas cookies!  I love to bake them and I love to eat them!

HG: We think that we know this answer but ... what are your favorite holiday colors?
JSB:  My favorite holiday colors are red and white.  I like the clean crisp contrast of the two colors.  I like the trending red, charcoal and ivory color combination right now.

HG:  Are you going to make anything this year for gifts? Have you started yet?
JSB:  I am also a photographer and well versed on PhotoShop, so I have plans to make everyone special gifts involving photos.  Have I started yet?  Of course not!  lol [HG: In Jan's defense, this interview happened a short while ago. We are sure that she has started].

HG:  Are you an early or late shopper?
JSB:  I shop all year during my travels and put things away for Christmas.  I’m always surprised at what I have collected when it comes time to wrap the gifts.

HG: Do you have any fun news that you'd like to share?
JSB:  I was asked to speak at various Quild Guilds in Tennessee and Alabama this year.  It was wonderful getting to meet so many talented and creative quilters.

I am proud to say that I have been introduced to the women that head up two worth charities for the state of Alabama:  "The Linus Project" (blankets/quilts for sick children) and “Quilts of Valor” (for veterans and wounded warriors).  I have donated 100 yards of fabric to both charities this year and hope to be more involved this coming year.

Attached is a recent photo of myself taken in August on the top of Mt. Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland. 


HG: What a gorgeous photograph. Thanks for joining us on the blog. We look forward to seeing your new collection.

Come back soon. Jan shared some of her mom's beautiful miniature quilts. They are gorgeous!

Remember we are still running some giveaways this week. Check them out here and here. Good luck!

-HG

Sunday, December 7, 2014

"Countdown To The Holidays" - December 8, 2014 Edition


We are winding down to the last few "Countdown To The Holidays" events. It as been a lot of fun giving away our fabric. The blog hop is over too but some of the giveaways are still going on. The posts were fun and there were some more interesting fabric tips along the way.

The winners for Kim Diehl's giveaways are:

1. A bundle of HG fabric and a copy of "A Flair For Fabric" from Martingale:
Shirley in Canada

2. Kim Diehl's personal giveaway:
Brandy P

Congratulations! Send your contact to us and we will forward the prizes as soon as possible.

Last week's winner for the "Countdown To The Holidays" event is Karen McMahon. Please send your contact information to this link.



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This week we are giving away a bundle of Shelly Comiskey's "Let It Bee" collection [random assortment] and all you have to do is follow the widget.

Good luck!

-HG

Saturday, December 6, 2014

"A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop - Henry Glass & Co.


Welcome to the last day of the "A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop. We thank Martingale & Co. for hosting this event, the designers and special guest, American Patchwork & Quilting for participating and you for hopping along each day.


This book has been a great experience and we hope that you support the book. It has be a gratifying experience knowing that the end result will help people in need but putting together the book showed us the strength of our quilting community. If you haven't done so already, read through each post for fabric tips and inspiration.

Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog 
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks 
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson 
Friday, November 21: AllPeopleQuilt.com 
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt 
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs 
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl 
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley (http://jillilystudio.blogspot.com/)
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin 
Monday, December 1: Margo Languedoc 
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts 
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive 
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson 
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves 
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog 

Follow us on Facebook or on our new Instagram account. We will be posting photographs there! We still have our "Countdown To The Holidays" event going on for a couple more weeks.


If you are a shop owner and you carry Henry Glass fabrics, let us know. We want to set up a new feature called "Shop Talk" so that we can share your shop with our readers.


Today we are going to give away a bundle of "Crazy Like Us" by The Buggy Barn. Let us know what quilting gift you're crazy for this holiday season.


Let us know by midnight Dec. 12, 2014 and we will choose a winner. Good luck!


-HG



Friday, December 5, 2014

"A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop - Jacquelynne Steves


Today Jacquelynne Steves is the final designer blogging for us on the "A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop hosted by Martingale & Co. Jacquelynne's collections have a sweet, soft painterly quality about them. Quilters and sewers like to use her prints in quilts, clothing and home decor. Her last two lines, "Cottage Charm" and "Peaceful Pastimes" showcase her talent for painting.


These prints are from her "Peaceful Pastimes" collection.



Head over to her blog for her post. While you are there make sure that you sign up for her inspiring newsletter/e-magazine too. 

Remember to read through all of the posts. There are fun, informative posts and giveaways too.

Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog 
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks 
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson 
Friday, November 21: AllPeopleQuilt.com 
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt 
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs 
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl 
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley (http://jillilystudio.blogspot.com/)
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin 
Monday, December 1: Margo Languedoc 
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts 
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive 
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson 
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves 
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog 



Also, we have a few more weeks of our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Have you enjoyed it? Let us know. It might make us cook up some more events like this. This week we are giving away some of Kim Diehl's "Heritage Hollow" prints. Good luck!



See you tomorrow. We are the last stop on the blog hop.

-HG


Thursday, December 4, 2014

"A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop -Heather Mulder Peterson


Designer Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures is the next blogger on the "A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop for Martingale. Heather's fresh take on traditional design is what sets her collections apart from other designers. She embraces both beautiful florals and whimsical children's prints. Her latest, "Home For Harvest" is a lovely collection that captures the spirit of the fall season. She writes about her project today on her blog. Her blog is full of inspiration and her two boys are so adorable. Keep in touch with Heather's latest collections for Henry Glass on our website.



Here are the links to the participants of the blog hop.The posts will feature a quilting tip and most days there will be fabric and book giveaways. We have bundled up a ton of fabric and they are all ready to go!


Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog 
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks 
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson 
Friday, November 21: AllPeopleQuilt.com 
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt 
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs 
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl 
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley (http://jillilystudio.blogspot.com/)
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin 
Monday, December 1: Margo Languedoc 
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts 
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive 
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson 
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves 
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog 


We are continuing with the "Countdown To The Holidays" event. This week we are giving away a bundle of Kim Diehl's "Heritage Hollow."

Good luck!

-HG