Monday, January 13, 2020

Get Quilting - Geotopia Bundle Giveaway

“Geotopia” by Color Principle is a 10-SKU, bright and unique geometric-themed line featuring cityscapes, hexie stars, chevron ombre, dashes, triangle collages, and more. Additionally, there is a FREE quilt project available for download. IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Get Quilting - Folk Art Flannel III Bundle Giveaway


“Folk Art Flannel III” by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs is a 22-SKU collection featuring an animal toss, broken plaid, a compass toss, tweed trees, a mountain texture, a tree texture, and more. Additionally, there is a FREE quilt project available for download.




Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Desire to Inspire - December Challenger - Meet Melinda Collins



Meet Melinda Collins- She took on the challenge of using "Twilight Lake” by Andrea Tachiera in the month of December 2019

"I am Melinda Collins and I currently live in Lexington, South Carolina, near the state capital of Columbia.  I live with my wonderfully supportive husband, Tray, and daughter Kelley, who often serves as my color and/or layout consultant.  My career for the past 30 years has been in medical imaging and I work full-time as the CT Scan supervisor at a local hospital. I have always loved crafting - knitting, scrapbooking, beading, weaving, and stained-glass art- as a creative outlet, but quilting has become my passion.  
My mother and grandmother taught me to sew.  Most of the time we made clothes or home decor - I was the only one who branched out into quilting. I made my first quilt for my daughter right after she was born in 1995 and have loved it ever since.  Someone once asked me what my favorite part of quilting was - and I really didn’t have an answer.  I enjoy the whole process.  Designing, choosing fabrics, piecing, quilting and, yes, even binding!  I like taking traditional blocks and methods and coming up with my own versions and techniques. 



I mostly quilt for my family and friends, but have recently started Longarm quilting on my awesome A-1 machine (courtesy of my aforementioned supportive husband).  Longarm quilting has opened up a whole new realm for me.  Who knew ruler work could be so much fun!?!  



I’m a member of the Threads of Time Quilt Guild, Quilters of South Carolina, and South Carolina Longarm Quilters.  The members of these communities are so talented and create such beautiful things it inspires me each time I go to a meeting.  They are always willing to share and give advice and I have learned a lot from them.  Also, our local quilt shops, Jessamine Quilt Shop and Sew Suite Studio, have fantastic staff who are always willing to share their knowledge.  

When I saw the Twilight Lake fabric line, I knew I wanted to make something with it.  Then, when I was chosen for the challenge, I got my chance.  The fabrics have such a soft hand and were so easy to work with.  The lodge camping theme begged to be made into log cabin blocks, flying geese, stars, and a bear paw, of course.   My husband loves it! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this challenge!"

Monday, December 30, 2019

Get Quilting - Liberty Star Bundle Giveaway


"Liberty Star" by Kim Diehl is a 20-SKU collection featuring prints in warm shades of cream, red and cranberry, as well as aqua and teal with a sprinkling of stars. Additionally, there are two FREE projects (a quilt and a banner) available for download. IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!
Liberty Star - Liberty Legacy Quilt

Liberty Star Banner

Friday, December 27, 2019

Desire to Inspire January - Looking for a Challenger


"Calming Tides" by Jessica Mundo is a 13-SKU collection featuring crustaceans, tossed shells, seahorses, fishing nets, and more, tossed across shades of blue, white, and grey. Perfect for those who love the ocean.

In this month's Desire to Inspire Challenge, the winner will receive this collection to make something great. The caveat is... it MUST BE made in the month of January, and pictures of your finished project(s) must be provided to us by the end of the month. Along with your picture and bio, too, of course. 

Are you ready to take on this challenge? 

Send an email to jennifer@jaftex.com to put your name in the hat!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Get Quilting- Home is Best Bundle Giveaway


Home is the starting place of love, hope, and dreams. Add a little comfort to your quaint space with "Home is Best" by Janet Rae Nesbitt. Featuring beautiful yarn stripes, tonals, and more. Additionally, there is one FREE quilt project available for download. IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!


Home is Best Quilt #1

Monday, December 23, 2019

Get Quilting - Count Your Blessings Bundle Giveaway


"Count Your Blessings" by Color Principle is a 17-SKU collection featuring sunflower vines, star check, foulard hexes, roosters, hens, and more! Also included are a 24" x 44" banner panel, a border stripe, and 10" novelty blocks. Additionally, there are two FREE projects (a quilt and a table set) IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!
Count Your Blessings Quilt #1

Count Your Blessings Table Runner