Monday, March 30, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - March 30, 2015 Edition


Good morning! The Henry Glass Fabrics e-mail box was full with a lot of activity this weekend. We came in to discover many more submissions to the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club Contest. For the procrastinators, you still have until midnight March 31, 2015. Thank you to all who have sent in a photograph of their Kim Diehl quilt. If a shop has the Heritage Stars quilt on display but hasn't entered, it is simple. Take a photograph and e-mail it to us by tomorrow night! See flyer below. Good luck!


We have received some wonderful submissions. Here are a couple more [in no particular order or preference] that may inspire you.



[Submission from Debbie Aldridge & Toni Owens of Oklahoma Quiltworks
9323 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK]


[Submission from Carrie Dodge of The Stitchery, N2482 Country Road, O'Delavan, WI]

Let's get to our Monday morning blog business. Congratulations to Sarah for winning last week's giveaway. Please send us your contact information here. This week we are giving away a bundle of Mommy & Me by Shelly Comiskey. So sweet! Tell us who taught you how to quilt.






Good luck!

- HG

90 comments:

Carri said...

I was given the gift of classes at a lical quilt shop. I learned so many techniques. I got my love of quilting by my quilt guild. Nothing better than a room full of quilters encouraging one another.

Janie said...

Sweet bundle. I am a self taught quilter. I learn new things about quilting all of the time. Thank you for the tips and the pattern you always have on your giveaway bundles.

patricia said...

Have a little 18 mos old who is a snuggle bunny. Love to see her in this.

Linda B said...

No one taught me to make a quilt..I started on my own and have been learning new things ever since...

Crickets Corner said...

I taught myself from a book back in the 70's.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a self learner - the internet and blogging community has been a huge help to me over the years.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I had to laugh as we had 3" of unexpected snow overnight.

Lisa Marie said...

I mostly learned by reading books and magazines but had my MIL to answer questions and give advice.

Julie Higginson said...

Hello HG friends, the Mommy & Me fabrics are just too cute! I need to make a couple baby quilts this year and a bundle of these prints would be perfect. Have a great Monday!

Julie Higginson said...

Hello HG friends, the Mommy & Me fabrics are just too cute! I need to make a couple baby quilts this year and a bundle of these prints would be perfect. Have a great Monday!

Linda said...

HI,No snow today in Montana!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

Hi,all of my family quilted and hand stitched, so I learned a lot from each of them!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Peg said...

too cute...

Deb G. in VA said...

I wish my mother or grandmothers had quilted, but I am mostly self taught using quilt books. I have taken a couple technique classes.

annmarie said...

I've been quilting since I retired 10 years ago. An elderly friend invited me to her Tuesday weekly quilt group. I'm still there! I'm the youngest of 5 at 66. The others are 90,88,85,&79! I'm still learning a lot & they are great teachers!

Allison CB said...

I took classes!

Quilting Jeannie said...

Actually, 2 ladies taught me to quilt. The first was Becky, who gifted me with a quilting class. The second was Louise, who taught that class. It was a 4 week class, but we continued for 3 months. It was a blast, and I learned how to correctly quilt. That color selection thing didn't take too well, but I do love quilting.

Jennifer Willard said...

Mommy & Me by Simply Shelly Designs is so cute. I know of a few new arrivals who would love to be wrapped up in something made from these.

Jennifer Willard said...

Mommy & Me by Simply Shelly Designs is so cute. I know of a few new arrivals who would love to be wrapped up in something made from these.

Cynthia Lanahan said...

I took a beginning quilt class at a small quilt shop in Pensacola, FL in 1985.

DebrafromMD said...

I learned to quilt through a college continuing education class.

Deb said...

I taught myself by using the Quilt in a Day book.

anna brown said...

My mother got me into sewing then i moved into quilting on my own .....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Anna @FreshDewDrops said...

Taught myself how to quilt with a lot of inspiration and guidance from blogland : ) My first quilt was a wholecloth quilt tied. My boys still love it. Mommy & Me would make an awesome little quilt.

Cecilia said...

I would make a baby quilt for a friend. Thanks!

That's Monique said...

I'd like to sew a duvet cover for kids

Kim said...

I took a beginner quilt making class at a now closed quilt shop.

Michele T said...

I took a beginner quilting class that was very informal and basically one-on-one!! It was the best thing I ever did to get started!!!

Michele T said...

We are expecting a little more snow... I think the forecast is for 5 more inches!!!

Rose Sabey said...

I learned to quilt through the internet and great blogs!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I taught myself to quilt with the Huge help of online bloggers and tutorials. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Reba said...

My dear friend Sarah!!

Emily C said...

My mother taught me how to sew and encouraged my love of creation. I started quilting with the cross stitch baby quilts.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I am a self taught quilter. When I learned my daughter was going to have my first granddaughter, I had to make her a quilt.......that was 15 years ago and I have not stopped! Love quilting!!!!!! Taught my granddaughters and my new daughter in law. ♡♡♡

Laura Ferdal said...

My aunt inspired me to quilt. I learnt on my own to quilt - by reading blogs online and books!

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Laura Ferdal said...

I read online blogs and books to learn to quilt. I would love to win this fabric - thanks!

merryorganic@gmail.com

Laura Ferdal said...

I read online blogs and books to learn to quilt. I would love to win this fabric - thanks!

merryorganic@gmail.com

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

No one taught me how to quilt. I am learning from tutorials and utube. It's pretty difficult but I am trying
gandn74@ymail.com

LeAnne said...

My mother and grandmother both taught me how to sew when I was young. I started out with felt clothes for my troll dolls. Not sure that actually qualifies as sewing though.

Anonymous said...

My friend, Fran, signed us up for a beginner's sampler quilt class at our local quilt shop. The owner of the shop was a great teacher so we kept taking classes from her until the shop closed. That was over 30 years ago. I still meet with Fran once a week so we can quilt together.

wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Evie H said...

My mother was an excellent seamstress and needle worker, but not particularly a quilter. I inherited her sewing skills but am more-or-less a self-taught quilter. I would love to win that cute bundle of fabric. Thanks!

Kathy H said...

Love these little quilts. I took a class at a local night school to learn how to quilt.

Vicki H said...

I am self taught many many years ago.

Vicki H said...

No snow coming. I think we are past the snow season now.

Andrea York said...

Adorable prints! So perfect for baby quilts!
Yes we're getting snow tomorrow!

Andrea York said...

I took a class at my LQS and watched online tutorials!

Sandy D said...

I am self taught. No one in my family is a quilter so I took classes and read magazines. I am hooked on fabric.

Sandy D said...

We are getting snow as I write this. Enough already.

Lee said...

My mom and grandmother taught me to quilt!

Lee said...

We are supposed to only have flurries and some sleet this week!

Joyce Carter said...

I taught myself by looking at quilt books.

quilter said...

My best friends' mother taught me to quilt 20 years ago, thanks Barb!
cork@pa.rr.com

quilter said...

No snow this week, finally!
cork@pa.rr.com

OhioLori said...

Noone really taught me to quilt..started to sew in Home Ec Class in school. The few years ago a friend started to Quilt & I sorta watched..but didn't do much. Now my 2 older Daughter's & I are learning together!! Such a wonderful fun time! :) We are learning thru Blogs, Books & Magazines...and checking You Tube! lol

scottylover said...

My grandmother taught me to quilt but I learned to piece from a class at a local quilt shop.

Sandy A

Anonymous said...

I was addicted to quilting by my older sister. We live across country from each other, but are connected through our quilt projects.

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Renea said...

I have been sewing since I was 11 yrs. old (my mother taught me). I have been quilting for close to 30 yrs. and I taught myself how to quilt. Thanks for the cute giveaway.

Greta Honeycutt said...

Mostly the Internet!

Vickie said...

Today I taught my 7 year old grand daughter how to sew.

desertskyquilts said...

I'm self-taught, though in later years, I did take some classes. I used magazine articles in the early seventies plus trial and error! Thanks for a great fabric giveaway. These would be wonderful for an upcoming baby!

Katy Marriott said...

Library books!

Ellee said...

When I found quilt classes were being offered at nearby quilt shops, I took as many classes as I could from lots of different teachers. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Carole Shaffer said...

cute fabrics

Carole Shaffer said...

cute fabrics

Denise Mitchell said...

I took classes from the local quilt shop and did a lot of reading.

Kathy said...

love kangaroos - very cute fabric

sherryberrybim said...

Such cute fabric for a child's quilt!

Nancy said...

I'm self-taught

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I learned about 3.5 years ago from Chasing Cottons' Quilt Class 101 blog series.

Anonymous said...

I am self taught, but have enjoyed some classes at crafty. Love the free, inspiration I find daily on you tube.

Tiffany said...

Pretty much everything I know I learned from the Internet. M:). Blogs are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I commented as Anonymous and forgot to leave my email

gale.lavers@bellaliant.net

Hope to win and make a quilt for my new grandbaby due in July. I am self taught but the access to the world wide web has taught me lots. Love the classes at Craftsy.com

Barb N said...

I taught myself to quilt through the wonderful world of the Internet! You can learn everything you need to know around here.....and so much more! Awesomeness abounds :)

delaineelliott said...

No one that I know quilts, so I taught myself how to by trial and error. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I taught myself how to quilt about 15 years ago. I learned a lot through trial and error. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gill said...

I learned quilting at my local fabric shop!!

Gill said...

No snow due here this week!

Claire Sutherland said...

I am self taught using books, magazines and the internet x

Lynn said...

Two older women in the small town where I live taught me to quilt in 1980...many moons ago by now.

Jen Barnard said...

The internet taught me how to quilt.

Cortney said...

I am self taught, not very good yet, but I enjoy it a lot.

lindaterry said...

/Those fabrics are way too cute!!! A dear friend came over to my house 28 years ago and showed me how to make a Trip Around the World quilt. My daughter still uses the quilt even though it is very faded and very thin.

Karen said...

I took a class at a local quilt shop in 1982. I had been sewing for many years prior and probably attempted some patchwork doll quilts, but that class set me off on a wonderful journey.

ledamewood said...

I took a beginners quilting class with my mother and my aunt.

aus_chick said...

I have been teaching myself how to quilt, and my friend has given me some tips. I find the name of this fabric humorous - in australia, the spelling is "mummy" rather than "mommy" and this fabric has aussie animals on it, so you'd think they'd do "mummy" as the spelling!!

Her Indoors said...

My friend Jan. She lives in another country so it's been by e-mails rather than in person

Lauren Maedge said...

I am self taught! I am a FACS teacher and figured I absolutely had to learn this art to pass on to my students!

Material Girl said...

I took sewing in high school in the 70's but never really enjoyed it, I started quilting in 2002 taught myself and took some classes at my local quilt shop.

Kristy said...

Self taught with the incredible support of a dear friend on line on the other side of the country!So thankful for online tutorials and videos to help too!

anna brown said...

I have learned a bit from my mom and friends....