Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 7: Little Quilts, Dawn Heese and Vicki Oehlke!


What fun holiday posts! Thank you to the designers so far! Remember to answer the question on each day to be entered into the giveaways!

Today we have the lovely ladies from Little Quilts, Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Quilts and Vicki Oehlke of Willowberry Lane.

First we have Little Quilts! After seeing Jill Finley's Studio, Mary Ellen almost fainted but thought that everyone might enjoy seeing her "stash closet." Did you know that Mary Ellen, Alice, and Sylvia from Little Quilts, was the second designer selected to design for Henry Glass many, many years ago? If anyone sends in a picture of any of their early designs, Mary Ellen will send them some special goodies. Please send the images here. Little Quilts is generously adding to our prize package for today! They are throwing in a bundle of Hampton Farm to give the lucky winner as well! Do head over to their blog too because we know that more giveaways are happening over there!
Best vacation spot:
Mary Ellen spent some vacation time in New Orleans for a wedding with her family and enjoyed all the wonderful food that New Orleans is known for. She 'loves' oysters any way!

Favorite summer drink:
Water! Can't get enough of it! Mineral water with lemon is also a favorite!
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Vanilla or butter pecan
Mary Ellen has a favorite Italian salad dressing recipe that's perfect for any salad or tossing with assorted blanched vegetables. It's a recipe that everyone loves and always asks for!
Italian Dressing Greek Style
3/4 c. wine vinegar
3/4 c. vinegar
2 tsp. black pepper
2 T. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 T. parsley flakes
1 T. oregano
Mix dry ingredients and vinegars in a quart jar. Add 1 1/2 c. salad oil or olive oil. Shake well.
Refrigerate.
Serve on salad or veggies. Makes a great marinade for chicken on the grill.

Shop news:
Little Quilts is busy working on many things including putting together kits for fall and holiday ideas. Here's a Halloween tote kit using our "Delightully Frightful" line of fabric! Wonderful!


Next up, Dawn Heese from Linen Closet Quilts!

Best vacation spot:
Panama City Beach, Florida. My Dad lives there and I have spent many summers on the beautiful white sand beaches. Love it!

Favorite summer drink:
Lemonade - the real stuff with pulp and that tart taste.

Favorite ice cream flavor:
Vanilla


Studio news:
I've been working on some new patterns. "Baltimore Folk Album" is one of my newest patterns. I plan to start a wool/cotton version soon!

Best vacation spot:
We're lake people so get us to a lake, with trees preferably, and we're happy.
We just spent a week at Johnson Lake in Nebraska at our daughter's lake cabin. Our son was with us and, of course, our daughter, her husband and our four grandkids. We were out on the boat everyday, ate dessert everyday, had 100 degree weather everyday, and went to bed exhausted every night. It doesn't get any better than that!
Our Newfie, Kenzie, was with us and pretty much just slept in the air conditioned cabin while we were out in the sun. Every time Grandpa would walk Kenzie, our five-year-old grandaughter, Tatum, would go with ... but first she would change out of her swimsuit into one of her cute little dresses. As soon as they got back from the walk, it would be back into the swimsuit.

Favorite summer drink:
I have two ... margaritas and ginger lemonade. I'll put recipes on my blog.

Favorite ice cream flavor:
Haagan Dazs Vanilla Bean because you can make any flavor you want with it ... like adding fresh blueberries and strawberries. Mmmmmmm ....

Studio news: Watch out for my new fabric line, Bouquet Splendor, coming to quilt shops in September 2012.

For today's question, if any, what quilting or sewing project have you been working on this summer? Leave a comment here for this question. You have a chance to enter all of the Henry Glass Summer Party giveaways on this blog only [does not include any individual designer giveaways] up until midnight, August 10, 2012. GIVEAWAY COMMENTS CLOSED ************
-hg



60 comments:

chefpa said...

Well, I haven't quilted or sewn too much this summer...it's been a hot, sunny one, so I've tried to stay outside. BUT- I have organized my UFO's, and have sewn a little---hemming the curtains in my living room (I formerly had them "hemmed" with safety pins!)

Joyce said...

I have been doing a wool project called My Sewing Room, a quilt using Cosmo Cricket retro fabric, and trying my hand at paper piecing...the jury's still out on that one!

naomir5034 said...

Hmm. I wish. But our summer is only 3 months long so we have to make the most of the time outside before 9 months of cold and winter sets in - when there's plenty of time to sew. I did make a dress for my little girl and a skirt for myself at the beginning of June. =)

CathyK said...

I have been working on quilted Christmas tree wall hangings and a Gone with the Wind quilt for my sister this summer!

Emily C said...

I'm rotating some of my UFO's. So far an applique quilt and a counted cross stitch.

hueisei said...

I'm working on a Fusion Blanket CAL.

GeeMa said...

I've been working on a blue and yellow Carpenter's Star for my brother. It hasn't been easy to fit quilting in with gardening and now watching the Olympics!

Jan said...

I've been doing a lot of traveling this summer, but I managed a HST, quilt and I'm about to start a HRT quilt, both in solids.

Mommarock said...

I've been working on the same project for about a year and a half. I designed a hexagon quilt, and I am hand piecing and hand quilting it. A ambitious quilt for a beginner, but I am determined to finish it before moving on to another quilt. I do have a couple more in the wings, but this one is a constant. I work on it daily.

Nancy said...

I haven't done anything this summer. Yet. LOL!

Diana said...

trying to lower the pile of UFO's a couple done many, many more to go.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanna said...

Although I have been participating in the QAL's I've joined, the big project has been completing a Quilt of Valor that I'm making for my brother, a Viet Nam veteran. It's almost done; just need to finish piecing the backing and then the really hard part begins, quilting it.

WoolenSails said...

The biggest project I have been working on is an americana quilt called Jefferson Davis' Girls by Barbara Brackman. I also work on small projects and now a ring pillow for my DIL.

Debbie

BarbaraG said...

Purses! I have a daughter who loves purses as much as I do!

Cecilia said...

I'm trying to finish a quilt for my youngest granddaughter and two charity quilts. I've had two of my granddaughters visiting with me since the 16th of last month, so I haven't gotten very much done since then. I hope to get back to quilting next week. Thanks for introducing your designers to us, I've enjoyed getting to know them better.

Martina said...

I am working on my flowergardenquilt and also just finished 6 years old Ufo which turned into a wonderful top.

Mama Pea said...

I just finished a set of six placemats and some journal covers. I'm trying to work on finishing up UFOs and BOMs I am behind on. Being a teacher, I like to start the year out fresh in the fall!

Marcia W. said...

I began and finished a baby quilt for my little grandniece. I also made two dolly quilts for two grandnieces. Now, I'm playing with sewing little bits of solid scraps together (think one inch unfinished) - just to sew 10 mins a day until my back heals - nothing in mind for it. And, I'm handsewing my hexies for a lifetime GMFG project.

barb said...

I sit on my porch in the mornings piecing nine patch blocks before the heat and humidity run me inside babscorbitt@gmail.com

Kay said...

I have been doing a lot of EPP this summer, I have 2 craft bags for friends and 2 pincushions with it. This week I made myself a gorgeous reversible bag, and also 3 strawberry felt brooches for friends. Next week I want to start a samll quilt for myself and a hexie craft bag too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Linda said...

HELLO! I'VE BEEN DOING SOME CHRISTMAS REDWORK BLOCKS-SNOWMEN IN EMBROIDERY+SASHED WITH CHRISTMAS FABRICS AND SEWED INTO A LITTLE BOOK!THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yaho.com

evelyn said...

I have been finishing up UFO's this summer. No rush, just getting a weight off my shoulders. Funny how a flimsy is so much heavier than a finished quilt! Must be the guilt the adds to the weight.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

So far this summer, I've made a little lap quilt for my sweet 92yr old Mom...a couple lap quilts for shop samples....and now working on a baby quilt for a very sweet new baby girl (her mom is one of the CNAs in my Mom's 'memory care unit' and this is her first little girl).

Rose E. Glasses said...

I reupholstered an old "heirloom" chair. Complete with repairs and piping. Can't wait to get back to quilting!!

scottylover said...

I am binding a quilt my grandma gave me many years ago. She hated "hemming" quilts and would give them to people unbound. :)

Sandy A

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I've been working on the Great Granny blocks in between lots of little trying-to-catch-up projects. ;-) I've done a little holiday sewing too. Always a good day when I can get in a few stitches! Thanks for the fun!

Ellee said...

My summer project has been a quilt for my granddaughter. soparkaveataoldotcom

~Laurie~ said...

Working on a baby quilt for a new baby coming in October and a new quilt for my 10 yr. old daughter :)
lauriebecker1@gmail.com

Linda said...

Finishing up projects from last years classes at Quilt Odyssey. Now I have new ones.

Deb said...

I worked on a table runner using Deep in the Heart of Texas fabric for a friend. I took it when we visited TX this summer.

Kimberly Cassie said...

Believe it or not, I've been inspired by all of the Christmas in July posts floating around the Internet....so I've been focusing on Christmas quilting. Thanks again for introducing us to these delightful designers and for another fabulous giveaway.

Sandy D said...

I have several projects going.I have made a bed runner for my sister and I am working on one for my sister in law as a housing warming gift.So far I am ahead of her.They have sold there house but have not found one.LOL Who will be first?LOL

Deb said...

Working on a hand quilting project in the air conditioning - a lot in front of the Olympics.

Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Cindy Sews said...

I have been working on two dresses for myself - the fashion formula dress and the Bebe dress. The patterns are by Sew Serendipity. I have finished the fashion formula dress and am still working on the Bebe dress! I love them!

quiltmom said...

I have been sewing this weekend making two lap sized quilt- one needs more sewing and the other just needs the final borders. It is a BQ pattern by Maple Island quilts and is a quick and lovely pattern.
Thanks for participating in the Henry Glass blog hop. It has been great fun.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

bets said...

Making Xmas presents! Made two runners with matching potholders and coasters! Then I made an orange quilt for my granddaughters 3rd birthday....her favorite color! Now I am making all the grandchildren flannel bottoms too so I will be ready for the holidays I hope!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I have been working on several things one of which is a quilt for my son that has to be re-done because I inadvertently pieced a large swastika into it. Also, a couple of quilt bindings, some crayon folios, a wallet, a bag and a kindle keeper.

Homemaker Honey said...

I've been working on quilts for my nephews. I'd love to have them finished by Christmas!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Dorian said...

I'm working on a summer lap quilt for my best friend. It's my own pattern, easy and fun. Plus a mystery quilt and trying to make my little guy a few bucket hats. There's always something on my sewing table :)

Dana Gaffney said...

I've made three twin size quilts this summer, the biggest I've ever made, now I'm going back to smaller baby quilts for charity. Thank goodness ;)

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Beth said...

I am work on some Modern quilting projects...fun block of the month

Gill said...

I'm just binding a charity quilt! next I'm hoping to ignore any UFO's and join in the QAL for the Groove quilt!

lindav said...

Working on 4 different quilts that I had gathered fabric for over the school year...I teach, so, all year I "gather" fabrics and cut out the pieces. That way, come summer, I can sit and SEW!!

Carla G said...

I've been sewing clothes for my kids. When the shorts don't fit its time to make new ones... Hopefully soon I can make some back to school clothes and then do some quilting again. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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Samantha K said...

The only quilting project I've been able to work on this summer is a Farmall baby blanket I recently started for friends of ours who are expecting in the next week or two--of course I have not finished it yet!

Lisa Marie said...

I have been busy this summer sewing lap quilts and potholders to give at Christmas.

Mary Arguello said...

I have been making summer dresses for my daughter to go with all the fun summer things we have been doing

pnaygrl@hotmail.com

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Anonymous said...

This summer I've worked with my great grand daughters - one to learn some sewing on the machine and another to select quilt fabrics for her princess quilt. MargaretQuilts mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fiesta said...

I am actually working on. A sea quilt. It has an octopus in the center and it will be surrounded with sea creatures that I will embroider.

Bev said...

I am trying to finish up some hand appliqué projects.

Sallie said...

Some baby quilts for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway!

LeAnne said...

I'm working on a quilt for my SIL for their king size bed. Haven't ever done a quilt that large, so it's a bit intimidating.

Lee said...

I am working on a lap quilt for my dad and one for nieces birthday in Dec. thanks!

Darlene B said...

I have been working on several table toppers that a coworker asked me to make for her mom's birthday celebration. They were a big hit!

JaneB said...

Finishing my Veggie Garden quilt. I've already entered it in our local quilt show in October. Now its gotta be done!

Judy1522 said...

I am working on two quilt alongs. A tetris quilt along hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting and a Beginners quilt along hosted by Mishka at the Quilting gallery.