Friday, March 27, 2015

Weekend Sewing - Simple Whatnots Contest

We are counting down to the last few days until the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club Contest closes. You have sent in wonderful photographs of your quilts. Thank you!

Here is another lovely submission for the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club Contest. There is still time to squeeze in your entry. See details below.

Trisha Rash from Needles Quilt Shop, 73 Main Street in Wellsboro, Pa. sent us her submission recently. Thank you Trisha.

Good luck!

- HG

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots Club Contest - More Inspiration

Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots Club Contest deadline is next week. Quilt shops owners, have you sent your submissions in? We are giving you a little push because we know that there are a few of you who are working hard at sending in your photographs. You can do it! The quilt is a manageable size and is quite achievable in the last few day of the contest. Go, go, go!

Here is another submission from Ma's Got'a Notion at 305 West Main Street, Havana, Illinois. Sue Shaeffer, owner of Ma's Got'a Notion,  sent along photographs of the four sides of their store's Kim Diehl display.

Good luck!

- HG

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Simple Whatnots Sampler Quilt

Henry Glass Fabrics and Kim Diehl are excited to introduce you to the Simple Whatnots Sampler Quilt. Kim combined her favorite blocks from collections 1 and 2. For shops that participated in Simple Whatnots Clubs 1 or 2, this four-part Simple Whatnots Club Sampler Quilt pattern is now available on the website [password required] for you to download as an added bonus.

Any shops that participated in either SW 1 or 2 are eligible to download these handouts by clicking on the Simple Whatnots buttons at the top of the Henry Glass website and entering your password here or here. If you are a Kim Diehl fan and quiltmaker, contact your local quilt shop or inquire at your favorite online shop.

Quilt shop owners. There is still time to enter the Simple Whatnots Club Contest! Simply show us your sample of the Heritage Stars quilt on display in your shop by e-mailing a photograph of it by March 31, 2015.

Pat Madsen of Madsen's Crafts and Framing at 2125 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID sent in her beautiful entry. Thanks Pat and good luck!

Good luck!

- HG

Monday, March 23, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - March 23, 2015 Edition

Good Monday morning! It's great to start the week with the Henry Glass Fabrics' Let's Get Quilting Giveaway!

Before we get to a new giveaway, we would like to congratulate Janie for being chosen as last week's winner! Please contact us here to send us your mailing address.

Today we are giving a bundle of Poppy Patio by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio. Let us know if you are going to do a shop hop this year. If you do participate, what do you like about shop hops? You can find a copy of the sweet Poppy Patio pattern for you to download here.

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Have a great day!

- HG

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Inspiration: Simple Whatnots Club Contest

We have been enjoying the entries to our Simple Whatnots Contest. If you are a quilt shop, there is still time to make Heritage Stars and to send us a photograph of it. If you are a quilter, let your local quilt shop know about this contest. The winner will win a bolt of each print from the Simple Whatnots 3 collection.

In case you need some prompting [but we are sure that you don't], here is a look at the Simple Whatnots 3 projects and swatches. 

Are you excited yet? We are going to inspire you even more by showing you a few entries in the next little while. The photographs are not shown in any particular order and will not affect the outcome of the contest.

Lynda Butler from The Quilt Cottage. 5866 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413 sent in her beautiful entry!

Good luck. Send the photographs in by March 31, 2015 to be entered in the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club Contest.

- HG

Monday, March 16, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - March 16, 2015 Edition

Happy Monday! The temperatures are going up and we are starting to see signs of spring around the NYC area. The nicer weather puts many of us in happier moods and we look forward to starting new projects! That brings us back to our weekly giveaways. We hope to inspire you to start a new project!

Last week we gave away a bright and cheery bundle of Berry Cobbler by Elena Vladykina. Congratulations to Mary D. You are the winner of Berry Cobbler. Please contact us so that we can send this bundle of fabric to you!

This week we are about love. We are giving away a bundle Marie Cole's I Love You collection. Red, white, pink and red are the colors that scream out love. The letters, arrows and hearts would make Cupid happy.

Let us know who the lucky recipients are of your handmade goodies. Meanwhile go over to the Henry Glass website to download some great free patterns that accompany this collection.

Good luck!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


We are finally out of the deep freeze here in NYC. Thoughts towards spring are taking over and we believe that Black, White and Currant 6 by Color Principle is a great collection to steer us in that direction. This beautiful floral range hits your local quilt shop this month.

There are a couple of free patterns for you to download on the Henry Glass website that accompanies this collection. There are links to other lovely patterns for the other Black, White and Currant ranges. You can easily substitute the latest Black, White and Currant into the projects.

Here in the office there is a lot of noise in the background. We're busy preparing upcoming collections to show to quilt shops and thinking ahead [yet not that far ahead] to Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis. We are working on our next look book but in the meantime check out our latest look book by clicking on the photography above.

Have a great day!