We at Henry Glass & Co. have to say that this time of the month is one of our favorites. When we open the e-mail from our current challenger we are always so in awe of the photographs of the projects that come in. Thank you to all of the challengers for the hard work that is put into these projects. If you have submitted and haven't heard from us, don't worry. We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in this blog feature and we will get to you!
We sent our April challenger a bundle of Toil and Trouble by Shelly Comiskey. Fun characters and bright colors are featured in this latest Halloween collection by Shelly.
If you are look to making a fun Halloween project, go to the Henry Glass website to download this free pattern that accompanies the Toil & Trouble collection.
Let's meet the April 2015 Desire To Inspire challenger.
Lea Anne Brummett
Where do you live?
I live in rural Martinsville, Indiana. We like to call our little 8 acres, Podunk. We have recently added beehives and chickens to the many other hobbies we enjoy.
Tell us about your family
We have a combined family of 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren, My 2 sons live in neighboring towns. A daughter and both grandchildren living in Kentucky about 3 1/2 hours away. And my husbands daughter lives in Pennsylvania. We can't leave out our newest addition to our family, Lobo, our German Sheppard.
How long have you been quilting?
I made my first and last fan quilt block in a 1986 Needle Crafts class taken in High School. Later in the school year I made my first Chicken Scratch baby quilt. Many years past, sewing Halloween costumes, baby doll cloths and various household items, curtains, small quilted wall hangings and chair cushions. It wasn't until my children were teenagers that I started quilting on a regular basis and considered myself a quilter.
What's your favorite technique?
Applique, the smallest amount of applique can make a quilt shine.
Who taught you to quilt?
Except for the Needle craft class in high school, I've never taken a class. I'd like to say that I'm self taught but in reality the biggest influence on my quilting would be the Internet and bloggers who share knowledge of techniques.
Do you belong to any guilds?
Not currently, I belonged to the local guild for two years, and hope to someday find the time to join again.
Anything else you'd like to share with our readers?
I have a blog that was started a few years ago when I was teaching a small quilting class. My blog Podunk Pretties was a way to share with my class what I was working on in my Quilting Studio as well as post the weeks lesson when snow kept me from getting to the classes. Over the years it has become my avenue for sharing free patterns and tutorials with quilters all over the world. It was through my blog and it's followers that I learned about the Desire to Inspire Challenge. This has been a fun and exciting challenge that forced me to work outside my comfort zone and grow as a quilter and designer. Thank Henry Glass Fabrics, I hope to participate in another Desire to Inspire challenge in the future.
Thank you so much to Lea for being the April Desire To Inspire Challenger!