Wednesday, December 7, 2016

We have a challenger for December Desire to Inspire - Meet Victoria Steel




Meet Victoria Steel - December's Challenger


Tune in to this blog at the end of December as our challenger has nearly the whole month to take these fabulous fabrics and create something that has inspired her.

This fabric line, "Clean Living" by Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup is shipping into fabric stores now. Victoria was inspired by this collection because she is a fan of mid-century modern design. When we notified her of being accepted as the challenger, she shared a quilt design that she had already started with these fabrics on her software!

Meet Victoria Steel, originally British, she has lived all over the world. She now resides in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she works full time at Laramie County Community College and in her free time enjoys quilting and quilt design.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Let's Get Quilting Holiday Style - 7 pc Tinsel Toes bundle by Dana Brooks



Hope the season is cheerfully upon you! This week's bundle is by Dana Brooks, called Tinsel Toes. It is lively and fun! Just like we hope your December is going too!

Click here to see the entire collection of Tinsel Toes!


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!