Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Desire to Inspire - Call for a December Challenger!




Inspired by mid-century modern style?  Strangely drawn to orange chairs?  If so, you could be the lucky challenger to put something together with this collection called "Clean Living" by Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup. 


In this month's challenge, you will receive the fabrics shown above, and a nearly whole month to create whatever you want!!! Plus you get to keep them when you're done!  

Are you inspired? We want you to put your name in the hat for this month's challenge! Comment on this blog post or email vanessa@jaftex.com.

PLEASE REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We will pick someone on Monday!!  

This is how it goes: 

1. YOU sign up below with your email or blog name to this post.

2. WE pick a winner. 

3. YOU send us your address.

4. WE send you the "Clean Living" fabrics shown above.

5. YOU make something AWESOME during the month of December, with pictures and your story.

6. WE post it. 

7. YOU keep it. 

*We would like to have challengers show us they can do it. So while you don't need a blog, you may send pics to the email address above, so we can see what inspires you! 

Desire to Inspire - Our November Challenger Cynthia Brunz


Cynthia Brunz 

Desire to Inspire Challenge for November

Desire to Inspire Challenge this month was using the Coffee House collection from Deb Hron. Our challenger Cynthia Brunz accepted the challenge at the beginning of November, and has obviously had a busy, busy month. 
Below you can learn more about Cynthia and see the gorgeous things she has made. Don't forget to leave a comment and give her props for the hard work. Okay, and fun too!

Meet Cynthia Brunz

I live in the beautiful Willamette Valley which is located in western Oregon.  It is green, lush and very muddy this time of year!  I also love to garden so the weather here is perfect for me.  I have quilting to do when it rains and weeds to pull and flowers to pick when the sun shines.

Finished Coffee House Quilt

I feel quite blessed that I make my living and support my household through quilting.  I have an established longarm quilting business, teach classes and just recently I started publishing some of my own patterns.  Even though I work long hours, at the end of every day, I feel like I spent the day playing.  I wish everyone could spend their day doing something they truly love!

On the long-arm getting it's due attention
It is pretty hard for me to choose a favorite style of quilting.  I love traditional quilts and their use and evolution through history.  I think I am always influenced by tradition whether I am doing paper-piecing, applique, simple patchwork, English paper piecing or modern quilting.  I do like to play with scraps.  My philosophy is why use a few fabrics when you can include hundreds of prints in a quilt.  I really like to explore how to use scraps in new and different ways.

 And she has a blog, too! 

Snuggle with a cup of coffee! 
I love to share my quilting adventures on my blog – http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com.  It has been a great way to meet new friends and share my passion.  You can also find links to my patterns and the other social media I use.  I hope you decide to hop over and join me in my journey.  (Check it out on December 2 for a surprise treat for Henry Glass blog readers)

Cute 6.5" x 9.5" oversize mug rugs; enough for coffee AND cookies too! 
It was great fun to play with the Coffee House collection that Debi Hron designed.  I really appreciate Henry Glass Fabrics for giving me the opportunity to work with such wonderful fabrics.  Definitely something I would love to do again in the future!




I really do appreciate this opportunity to play with these fabrics.  I have always loved to come up with fun ideas for using a stack of fabrics.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Let's Get Quilting - Holiday Style 5 pc. Arctic Antics bundle by Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs



This is the season to be JOLLY!  Today's giveaway features the cutest penguins and polar bears you have ever seen!

Here is the one of the prints from the collection to make you say, "awwww."




So enter to win this 5 pc bundle today!



Let's Get Quilting - Holiday Style! 5 pc Artic Antics bundle by Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs

Monday, November 21, 2016

Let's Get Quilting Holiday Style - 7 pc bundle of Holiday Traditions by Jan Shade Beach


We recently featured this collection in our Desire to Inspire feature on the blog. The projects submitted by the challenger, Joanne Hubbard, were so darn cute we are including them here for inspiration of what can be done with the collection up for this week's prize; a 7 pc bundle of Holiday Traditions by Jan Shade Beach.










Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Let's Get Quilting - HOLIDAY STYLE! 5 pc bundle giveaway contest!





We have a whole season of holiday bundles that we are filling our sleigh bag with for giveaways on the blog.  Don't miss out a single week between now and Christmas!! We have lots in store for you!



Friday, November 11, 2016

Around the Henry Glass Designers Booths at Quilt Market


There is so much to see at Quilt Market in Houston, we hope you didn't miss a thing! In case you didn't get to see the designers of Henry Glass, here they are to give you a quick update on their presence at Quilt Market.




 

















Thursday, November 10, 2016

Henry Glass Designers Hold Schoolhouse at Quilt Market

Sad that you couldn't attend Quilt Market? Wondering what the Schoolhouse business is all about?

At Schoolhouse, the designers of Henry Glass each have approximately 15-30 minutes to talk about their new lines, and offer tidbits, ideas or something very informative for shop owners. Henry Glass designers had 4 Schoolhouses on Friday before Quilt Market.

We are including here for you the YouTube links to those four Schoolhouses. You can pay a quick visit to all of them or return here when time permits to view them at your leisure.




Henry Glass Fabrics and Stitches of Love, featuring Julie Love and Brittany Love Bonda


















Henry Glass Designer Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Designs




















Henry Glass Designer Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle





















Henry Glass Designer Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs














Watch one, watch them all! Have fun! We sure did!