Friday, June 20, 2014

National Quilting In Public Day & Giveaway Too


GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

Celebrate National Quilting in Public Day this Saturday June 21, 2014. It’s the perfect time to take some time for yourself and perhaps gather a few sewing projects and stitch, hand quilt, or bind one of your projects. Take it to the park, or the beach, and enjoy yourself. 

The quilters at Little Quilts love making ‘little quilts’ because they are fun and easy to work on, as you are working on your larger full size quilts. Mary Ellen’s antique doll quilt collection is quite lovely as you can see in the photograph above. We hope that the setting of the doll with an antique doll bed, toys and her vintage Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls will inspire you to head outside to play and to work on a sewing project while you are enjoying the park or sitting by the pool.

Interesting tidbit:  When Mary Ellen purchased the doll on the bed, the tag on the doll said it was found in the attic of the home in Atlanta, GA, where the movie “Driving Miss Daisy” was made.

Mary Ellen is excited to share some news with us. She is working on the Little Quilts Sewciety. Each month will feature a darling block that can be made into a little quilt. The postcard photograph above is a teaser for what is to come. We can't wait to see this darling little club. Make sure that you follow this blog or like us on Facebook to get the latest Henry Glass news. We'll let you know as soon as the club is released.

To celebrate, we're going to have a giveaway. Post a comment here and Facebook [two chances to win!] about your favorite doll you played with or if you ever had a quilt for your doll, we’ll make a random selection for two prizes. We will send the first winner some Little Quilt patterns and six fat 1/4ths. The second winner will receive a bundle of fat quarters of fabric. [Fabric is our choice. No substitutions.] This giveaway is not related or endorsed by Facebook in any way.

Post your comment by Monday June 23 and we’ll draw the names of the two lucky winners!

Have a great weekend.
-hg



80 comments:

KaHolly said...

My favorite doll was the raggedy ann that my great-grandmother made for me. To this day, almost 60 years later, she still has a stain at her mouth where I tried to feed her some applesauce!

Linda said...

Hi,what a neat Post today>love the Quilts+Raggedy's! Thanks for sharing in a great giveaway!

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

I didn't play with dolls, but had a rocking horse that I adored (and so wished was real). My GodMother made it a beautiful quilted 'saddle blanket' that was as precious to me as the rocking horse.

DebrafromMD said...

I don't remember any particular dolls, and I didn't have any doll quilts. I guess I will have to make my own.

Gill said...

My favourite doll was called Jane and she had knitted clothes and a crocheted blanket!

Lisa Marie said...

I don't remember any particular dolls when I was very young but I did play with Barbie dolls when I got a bit older. I was always fascinated by their tiny shoes.

Stacy Lindblom said...

I remember having a pocket sized Raggedy Anne and Andy that I loved but my favorite was a stuffed Winnie The Pooh Bear. I carried him everywhere! Sadly I left him outside and it rained for a few days. By time I found him, he was too far gone. My dad helped me bury him in the backyard. Poor Pooh Bear! I still miss him.

Sandy D said...

I had a small hard plastic doll with movable arms and legs that really did not have a name. I use to make all her doll clothes from scraps that my mother had from clothes she made for herself and my sister and I.

Michele T said...

My favorite doll was my Teddy Bear and he went everywhere with me when I was a child!! I still have him today and next year he turns 50 on New Years Day (he was a present when I turned one). Pretty exciting and I must add thgast Teddy is in excellent condition (I always cherished him).

Michele T said...

My favorite doll was my Teddy Bear and he went everywhere with me when I was a child!! I still have him today and next year he turns 50 on New Years Day (he was a present when I turned one). Pretty exciting and I must add thgast Teddy is in excellent condition (I always cherished him).

Michele T said...

My favorite doll was my Teddy Bear and he went everywhere with me when I was a child!! I still have him today and next year he turns 50 on New Years Day (he was a present when I turned one). Pretty exciting and I must add thgast Teddy is in excellent condition (I always cherished him).

Joanna said...

I loved playing with dolls when I was young, both plastic and paper. I would say Barbie was my favorite. I didn't know anything about the quilting outdoors day, but will definitely watch for the sewalongs each month.

Jo said...

My Favorite doll was one my grandmother made for me.It was little red riding hood and when you flipped her dress up over her head it turned into the big bad wolf.

Anonymous said...

When I was 10 years old my grandmother took me to the toy store in downtown Mesa, Arizona and I fell in love with a Madame Alexander baby doll. She bought it for me and it accompanied me on my first airplane flight to California.

marie said...

Didn't play with dolls as a child but my favorite now is a pumpkin head doll holding a candy corn.

Margaret said...

My favorite doll was a wedding doll that my parents got me when I was 10years old. The story behind it makes it a very special doll. My dad was in the hospital and my mom was trying to support all 5 children. I went to the store and on the way I found a 20dollar bill. I ran home and gave it to my mom. When my dad heard the story he asked me what was the one thing I wanted for Christmas and I said a wedding doll. Thats what I got.

Dana Gaffney said...

I still have the doll my grandmother gave me, she was awake on one side and asleep on the other.

Sheila said...

I had a baby doll that my mom made a little quilt for , nothing special but it meant the world to me .

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

My favorite doll had long, dark hair and my mom sewing a wedding gown and veil for her. She had lots of pretty outfits but we didn't have a quilt for her.

Kathy H said...

My favorite doll was a pink fuzzy one but she never had her own blanket.

WoolenSails said...

I was not a doll kind of girl, lol. I did have a favorite stuffed doll though, it was a stuffed cecil and I loved that and the show. I guess that dates me, lol.

Debbie

Linda said...

My favorite doll was a Posie. My mother made clothes for her but I don't remember having a doll quilt.

Vicki H said...

My sisters and I played Barbies a lot when we were young. No doll quilts for them.

scottylover said...

I loved playing with Barbies but my favorite doll was a Crissy doll whose hair grew or shortened depending on what you wanted to do. I love messing up the hair!

Sandy A

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Actually I wasn't much of a doll kid, but we used my sister's dolls as patients when we played army nurse.

barb said...

i had a chatty kathy doll and when i was in the hospital, she was my constant companion. my nurese made her a quilt she was the sweetest person. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Deb G. in VA said...

I had a few dolls when I was little, but none that really stick in my mind. I do have a doll quilt that was made for me by my grandmother 50+ years ago.

Crickets Corner said...

I had a baby doll that you could feed and change her diapers. She came with a blanket but not a quilt. She is over 50 years old and packed away. I also still have the original Barbie that is worse for the wear because I played with her and changed her outfits all the time.

Judy1522 said...

My favorite doll was a Sassy Walker doll that I still have but she never had a quilt. I guess I am going to have to make one for her.

linny said...

Love seeing the mini quilts & picnic setting. I had a beautiful bride doll when I was young. Many years later I still have her in the clothes my grandmother made for her.
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Four dogs and one quilter said...

Only doll I remember playing with was Barbie and mine never had a quilt.

OhioLori said...

I had a Snow White doll, with the 7 rubber dwarfs...when I was in 2nd grade. Is the only doll I remember having...but I thought she was beautiful.

Janie said...

I had a beautiful porcelain doll, she had red hair and an emerald green dress. She stayed on my dresser. I have made 3 doll quilts for my granddaughter along with tiny pillows and matching rugs for her barbies. Thank you for the giveaway.

Connie Cain said...

I loved Barbies, but did not have one. My cousin had them all and we played for hours with them. They did not have quilts. :)
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Connie Cain said...

I loved Barbies, but did not have one. My cousin had them all and we played for hours with them. They did not have quilts. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I had a doll that my stepmother made for me. She was a seamstress and it was exquisite - a primitive style. I loved it - but lost it in Katrina.

Podunk Pretties said...

Not one doll comes to mind. But I do remember mom making Barbie a crochet afghan for her wicker bed.

GranChris said...

I didn't have dolls but I had a stuffed bear that I loved to death. I love the mini-quilts.

Mary Ann said...

My favorite dolls as a child are the Raggedy Ann and Andy that my grandmother made. I still have them! They are a bit, well, raggedy but still loved.

Chez Nadege said...

I didn't have a doll, but a little cow. My children still play with ! I had made many cotton necklace for her !

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

Favorite doll during my youth was my little sisters and the doll was named Pitiful Pearl. I tried to make it a quilt but the stitching was bad and it fell apart.

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Cathy said...

My favorite doll was "Tiny Tears". You fed her a bottle of water and she would cry. Thanks for the great giveaway. Hugs

Lee said...

I had a Rag doll named Molly that my great grandmother made for me and my grandmother made her doll quilt - with mini Dresden plates! Thank you for the giveaway! I had no idea it was quilt in public day!

Diane H said...

My sister took over the love and care of my doll as I preferred a black velvet cat with long fake stitching out all over it.

Heidi said...

I still have my favorie Sasha doll. And I do not recall a doll quilt. I used a blanket to prop all my stuffed amimals, & Sasha would 'read' to them!

KatieQ said...

I had a Betsy Wetsy doll when I was little. The doll was made by the Ideal Corporation where my uncle worked. It had a wooden head. My aunt made a pink satin quilt for it that had blue yo yos and blue ribbons sewn between them.

Jean said...

I had baby dolls, which I later on tried to make clothes for.

PK Sews said...

I loved the photos in this post! My favorite doll was a Raggedy Ann, and her blanket was a pillow case. I would have loved a real quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I got a bridesmaid doll for Christmas one year!!
Thanks for the chance at an awesome give away:)

Sherry VF said...

My favorite doll was a huge doll (24") in a wedding dress complete with shoes and veil. My three other sisters each had one too. I didn't play with her much because she was so pretty but I still have her. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Donna W said...

My favorite doll was my Barbie. Loved changing her outfits. My family most of spent a fortune on all of the clothes they bought for my doll. (My mother did not sew.) She is a real early Barbie. I still have her and all her accessories.

Quilting Tangent said...

My favorite doll is Pebbles Flintstone. I have a doll patchwork quilt. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

My favorite doll was a large baby doll that I named Baby Blue Eyes. I loved her so much that her cloth body wore out and Mom had to make a new and much nicer body for her. My piano teacher loved to quilt and made me a new doll quilt every Christmas from scraps Mom used to make my clothes. They were so special! I wish I still had one of those treasures.

Emily C said...

My favorite doll was a little doll about 3 inches high, with hair as tall as she was! She was cute and I made her little clothes.

Ruth Griffeth said...

My favorite doll was a Holly Hobby, she went everywhere with me up until I was about 10 or so. I remembering having it for a while after that, but lost her when I moved across country. I do not think I will ever forget her!

Abbigail said...

I don't remember having very many dolls. I do remember getting one for Christmas one year that was as tall as me! It was a 36 inch doll that could stand.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I had an almost life size doll named Paula May. I'm not sure what became of her, but we shared a quilt!

aus_chick said...

I had a couple of dolls - my mum made me a cabbage patch doll, but I never really liked it that much. I generally preferred playing with my barbie dolls and later, making clothes for them :)

Cecilia said...

The only dolls I remember were Barbie dolls. My Mom made clothes for them, but I don't remember any quilts.

Lisa said...

My doll was Baby Tenderlove. Played for hours......

Maryjo said...

I had, and still have, Terri Lee and Tiny Terri, my all time favorite dolls. They had no quilts but a lovely neighbor made a bedding set of satin for them. I can hardly wait for your blocks! It will be so much fun!

ledamewood said...

My favorite doll was a generic baby doll I called my Rusty doll (after my baby cousin - the doll wore his baby clothes he out grew), followed by Barbie, Chatty Cathy, and Patty PlayPal

Sarah said...

My favorite doll was Mary, one of my mother's old dolls She had a quilt and a real wool blanket with satin blanket binding that my great-grandmother made my mother. sarah@forrussia.org

Jeneta said...

I have a doll made from sack cloth that I loved!

Stacey Larson said...

I never had a doll or doll quilt - I think they are awesome and so cute. I've even looked at getting a wooden cradle as an adult with an old doll just to have one day for hopefully a grand daughter, My son just got engaged so I guess I'm thinking a bit into the future but I just think they are sooooooo adorable.

Stacey Larson said...

I never had a doll or doll quilt - I think they are awesome and so cute. I've even looked at getting a wooden cradle as an adult with an old doll just to have one day for hopefully a grand daughter, My son just got engaged so I guess I'm thinking a bit into the future but I just think they are sooooooo adorable.

pippirose said...

My favourite doll was Raggedy Anne. I never did have a doll quilt, but I'm going to make my grand-daughter one!

JudyCinNC said...

Oh, she stood about 24" tall and had the most beautiful costume on. I was about nine and it was Christmas Eve when I saw her at the store and announced that was all I wanted for Christmas. Of course Christmas presents were already purchased,but I got her Jan 16th, my birthday. I loved her so much. Judy C in NC

Deb said...

i think my doll's name was Thumblina,and she was like a real baby! I loved her. Since she slept all the time, she should have had a quilt, but I don't remember that she did.

Melissa Miller said...

I had a few different dolls but in particular Baby Tender Love. I still have her.

Pat V. said...

I had a doll named Friender that I slept with as a child. She was a cloth doll made from corduroy, which I called "scratch material" since I loved to scratch it! She never had a quilt, though.

Karrie S said...

I didn't play with dolls but I had carebears and others. I DID have a special blanket with applique on it that I LOVED to play picnic and other things with my "friends"

john hutchens said...

my favorite doll was my sisters because she loved that doll so much

darlene macdonald said...

I had a doll given to me by an older lady-kinda like a gamma. She is so delicate that I had to be careful. Still have her and her brother 30 years later. Very delicate condition. Wish I knew their real age. Thanks for giveaway.

delaineelliott said...

I have a Chatty Cathy doll when I was young that was my favorite. You pulled a ring at the back of her neck and as the string wound back into her, she would say something. Thanks!

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Christine M said...

My favourite doll was my baby doll. She had a fabric body with plastic head, hands and feet. She also had short curly hair. I still have her and she wears a crocheted jacket that I use to wear as a baby. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Joan H. said...

My favorite doll was one made from a white stocking by my grandmother. She painted the face and made the clothing. I loved it as much as any doll I ever had.

Mom C said...

My aunt made me a raggedy Anne and Andy. They sat on my bed until I went away to college. I still have and love them. Thanks.

Jessibeth Vicenty said...

I didn't have any particular doll, I play mostly with cars, but I did make a rag doll for my niece. :)

Jess Burns said...

My gram made me a tiny quilt. It didn't fit my larger dolls, but it was great for the little ones. It had rocking horses on it.