Sunday, October 19, 2014

Getting Ready For Houston!

In our last post Jacquelynne Steves talked about her upcoming free block of the month, "Sew Sweet Simplicity." Make sure that you sign up to join in on the fun. As we said on Friday, Jacquelynne made a tutorial about making Flying Geese blocks because the blocks in the BOM feature flying geese units and some "bonus" half-square triangle unit. Check out the tutorial. What will you make with the flying geese units and "bonus" HSTs? Jacquelynne designed this lovely Christmas quilt. You can download the free pattern for this fun quilt here.

Speaking of holidays, we are continuing with our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Last week's winner of our giveaway is John Hutchens. Congratulations! Please contact us to claim your prize.

We will be giving away a bundle of Kim Diehl's "Butter Churn Basics" to this week's winner. This is a versatile basics line that features the pretty prints that Kim is known for designing.

In addition, Jacquelynne has added some more goodies to the giveaway prize for this week. The winner this week will win the bundle of fabric plus a fabulous PDF pattern prize bundle. Good luck!

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This is a friendly reminder for those of you who are attending Quilt Market this week. We are excited by our book, "A Flair For Fabric" and we will be involved in several fun book signings. More details of Henry Glass happenings can be found in our current newsletter.

Good luck!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Quilt Market - Houston 2014

Howdy! Next week Henry Glass & Co., Inc. will travel to Houston for International Quilt Market. Stop by Booth #608 to see the latest outstanding collections that HG offers to the quilting industry.

Henry Glass is proud to announce the publication of "A Flair For Fabric" [Publisher: Martingale, November 4, 2014]. The book proposal developed in response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. This beautiful collection of projects ranging from quilts to pillows and other small projects features fabric from Henry Glass & Co., Inc. The designers are generously donating their royalties to the Red Cross.

On October 24, 2014 the HG designers will be hosting their own Schoolhouse Presentations to present you with their new product information. Also, all attending designers will be present at the Martingale Schoolhouse for the launch of the book. Please join the Henry Glass designers for these exciting events.

There will be exciting demos by the Henry Glass designers at Booth #608 at 10 a.m. each morning. They will be participating in various book signings to support the launch of "A Flair For Fabric." Drop by Booth #608, take a look at the new collections and pick up your free tote bag. There will be prize drawings for fabulous bundles of Henry Glass fabric. Just attend any demo to receive an entry ticket for the drawing. Tote bags available while supplies last and only one entry per person, per demo.

Make sure you attend the book signings at the Henry Glass booth as well as at the Martingale and Brewer Distributor's booths. See details below.

See you soon!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity

Henry Glass designer Jacquelynne Steves is hosting a fabulous FREE block of the month giveaway.
The first block  for the FREE Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM will be released on October 27. There will be giveaways, blog hops, and lots of fun! The BOM will feature lots of different options- make a 4 block or 6 block quilt, use applique, embroidery, or just piecing to make your quilt- the choice is yours! Readers can go here for more information.

The blocks in the bom feature flying geese units, so I've done a tutorial here on her blog for making flying geese units and making some "bonus" half-square triangle units too. Tutorial can be found here.

Readers can then use their flying geese units and "bonus" HSTs to make a Christmas quilt. The free pattern for this gorgeous holiday quilt can be downloaded here.

Make sure that you come back on Monday. Jacquelynne will show off the BOM and she will have a sweet giveaway to be included in the "Countdown To The Holidays" event that we are running. Have you been entering the giveaways? Check out the latest post on this weekly event.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Countdown To The Holidays - October 13, 2014 Edtion

Good Morning! It is another fabulous day here in NYC. We at Henry Glass are preparing for Quilt Market. The mad rush of the finishing the final details is upon us. Thanks to all of you who have been playing along with "Countdown To The Holidays" in the past few weeks.

Last week's winner is Teri Harman. You should be receiving an e-mail soon! Congratulations. This week we are giving away Shelly Comiskey's "Outback" - Pink Edition. This collection features all sorts of critters and creatures from down under.

The kangaroos, koalas and friends are having so much fun. Of course there are some fun little coordinating prints that include stripes and dots. Enter in the widget below for you chance to win this bundle of "Outback."

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Good luck!


Monday, October 6, 2014

A Flair For Fabric

We are busy getting ready for Quilt Market later this month. One of the highlights of this market will be the debut of our book, "A Flair For Fabric" that is published by our friends Martingale & Co. Designer Linda Lum DeBono, who compiled the book, received her advanced copy. It looks fabulous. We can't wait to share more with you. Make sure that you pre-order this book from your local quilt shop now.

It's Monday and that means it's our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Last week's winner is Barbara Dillard Smith Woods. Please send us your contact information here. If you make something from our fabric send us a photography of that too!

This week we will be giving away a bundle [1/2 yard pieces] of "Crazy Like Us" by Buggy Barn. Tell us about your craziest quilting story. Did you do something crazy fun during a retreat? We know, what happens at the retreat stays at the retreat. What about the craziest thing that you have stitched to a quilt? Have you made a quilt from plastic bags? Do you have a crazy story behind a quilt that you made? We want to hear your fun stories. If you don't that's ok too. Just say hello in the comments to enter.

Enter with this widget below.

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Good luck!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Desire To Inspire: September 2014 Edition

Thanks for your continuing to tune it to our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. We love sharing Henry Glass fabric but most of all we love to read your comments. Keep them coming! If you haven't participated yet, hop over here to get the details.

Another thing that we love is connecting with you. The "Desire To Inspire" Challenge was designed to work directly with our fans. We are amazed again and again when we see the photographs of your projects. You can see previous projects by clicking the tab at the right sidebar. If you want to participate in the challenge, please send your submissions to Henry Glass.

Our September "Desire To Inspire" challenger is Amy Smith from Somerset, KY. We sent her a bundle of "Outback" by Shelly Comiskey [Shelly's "Cocoa & Cookies" collection happens to be our featured giveaway fabric this week].

HG:  Tell us about your family.

AS:  I am engaged to a wonderful man that allows me to stay at home with our 2 daughters. Isabella is 4, and Brooklyn is 3 months.

HG:  How long have you been quilting?

AS:  I have only been quilting a short time, the quilt I made using the fabrics I was sent was the first one I have completed start to finish. I have however, been sewing for 4 years. I am a self taught seamstress and sew mostly children's clothes, bags, home decor, and photography props. 

HG:  What's your favorite technique?:

AS:  I don't really have a favorite technique. I mostly sew and do things that make my items stand out and have great quality. 

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt?

AS:  I am self taught. I read a lot of blogs, talked with other quilters in various facebook groups, and read books/patterns.

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds?

AS:  I recently found that our small town had a few guilds at some of our local churches. I am excited to attend my first meeting next month. 

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers?

AS:  I really enjoyed pushing myself to actually finish a quilt! My quilt has lots of imperfections but my oldest daughter loves it! She is really into animals at the moment and she has gushed over the Australian Animals that are on the fabric for her dress and quilt. The fabrics were very soft, easy to work with and such great quality. She's already eyeing the Owl Fabrics for the next quilt she wants!

Thanks so much for this opportunity! 

Pattern Credits:
Ruffle Layering Top By: Made For Mermaids
Knot Dress By: Little Lizard King
Jumper Pattern By: Made For Mermaids
Thank you Amy! You did a fabulous job and your daughters are darling.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Good Morning Monday!

Thanks for joining us in this week's installment of our "Countdown To The Holidays" Event. We are happy to announce that Joyce Carter is the winner of last week's bundle of Kim Diehl fabric. Please send us your contact information here.

This week we are featuring a fun holiday line, "Cocoa & Cookies" by Shelly Comiskey. The collection is in stores and we know that this flannel fabric would make a soft, lovely quilt.

Let us know what your favorite holiday drink is.  Do you add anything to your hot cocoa to make it taste extra special? Do you have a favorite recipe for hot apple cider?We want to hear about your favorite drink!

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Good luck!