Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop


Welcome! Jaftex is the parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting and we are excited today to kick off the celebrations for the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop.

Scott Fortunoff

Dear Friends,
We are so excited to see all of the projects made in honor of Jaftex’s first ever blog hop and 85th Anniversary celebration.  Jaftex is the parent of several companies, 3 of which cater solely to quilt shops only:  The Blank Quilting Corp., Henry Glass Fabrics & Studioe Fabrics.  Each of these companies and its employees could not be more proud to be a part of this special celebratory blog hop.  Thanks to all of our dear friends that contributed their time, skills and social media prowess in order to make this blog hop a huge hit.  We could not have achieved such great results without your contributions.  It means a lot to us that so many people were willing to step up on behalf of our companies and our family.  We truly value your friendship and partnership.  Thanks a million!
Being part of a family business is very special and rewarding in so many different ways.  At the current time, the third (Robert) and fourth generation (Scott & Greg) of the Fortunoff’s are holding down the fort, with several from the fifth generation on deck.  With 85 years behind us, we look forward to what lies ahead especially as this industry continues to transform with lots of new advancements.  We are excited to see what the future will bring and hope that you continue on this amazing journey with our family as we get closer to the very big and exciting 100th anniversary.
As we look toward the future, we would remiss if we didn’t talk about the past.  Thanks to Jacob A. Fortunoff, the JAF in Jaftex, for having the guts to go out and start his own business.  We could only imagine what effort was involved with starting a business from scratch in the early 1900’s.  Thank you to Jacob’s sons, Everett & Dan, for their contributions to the business too.   Each generation certainly faced challenges along the way and luckily no one gave up the quest to keep Jaftex alive.  There is no doubt that all of these Fortunoff ancestors are looking down at us and smiling to know that their legacy lives on.
Thanks again to everyone involved, both past and present.

Robert, Scott & Greg Fortunoff           

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We invited over 30 designers, quilt industry friends and bloggers to help us celebrate. Bundles of Henry Glass' Folio Basics, Studioe's Peppered Cottons or Blank's Fusion Illusion were sent to our friends and we asked them to make something special for our blog hop. They did not disappoint! Each day we will reveal the designs on the designers' blogs. We are starting the blog hop with Kim Diehl guest posting on the American Patchwork & Quilting blog. Enjoy!


You can find Kim Diehl's beautiful designs on her website or read all about her daily process on Facebook.  Currently she is working on her upcoming collection Sunday Best and her new Simple Whatnots Club 4 collection. 

September 1 - Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 - Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio 
September 3 - Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder 
September 4 - Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle   
September 5 - Mark @ Mark Lipinski's Blog
September 6 - Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts  
September 7 - Heather @ Trends and Traditions  
September 7 - Martha @ Wagons West Designs  
September 8 - Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono 
September 9 - Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts 
September 10 - Jill @ Jillily Studios  
September 10 - Dana @ My Lazy Daisy  
September 11 - Penny @ Sew Simple Designs  
September 12 - Ida @ Cowtown Quilts 
September 13 - Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive  
September 14 - Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 - Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl    
September 16 - Amy @ Kati Cupcake 
September 16 - Barbara @ QuiltSoup2 
September 17 - Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting 
September 18 - Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure 
September 19 - Margot @ The Pattern Basket  
September 20 - Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts   
September 21 - Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts  
September 22 - Kim @ Aurifil Threads  
September 23 - Rebekah @ Don't Call Me Becky   
September 24 - Julie @ The Crafty Quilter 
September 25 - Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts  
September 25 - Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs 
September 26 - Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 - Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 - Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 - Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

Another fun part of the celebrations is the contest. Winners will receive fabric of course but also some great prizes from our quilt industry friends. The first prize winner will win a Janome Skyline S5, the second place winner will win a big box of Aurifil thread and the third prize will win a lovely tin with special goodies from Schmetz Needles.  Jaftex Corp. thanks special thanks to Janome AmericaAurifil and Schmetz Needles for their prizes.

Take note. We love our quilt shops and we have included a part of the giveaway where you can help your local shop win too! Here is a peek at the prizes.







Enter the contest below and good luck!

85th Anniversary Giveaway

Thank you for joining us for this celebration.

- HG

173 comments:

quilter said...

This is tough for me, I do most of my shopping online now, I guess Homespun Treasures, Cochranton, PA
carol n
cork@pa.rr.com

Pauline Gudas said...

Quiltessentials in Auburn ME

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have no local quilt shop so I would have to choose my favorite on line quilt shop which is the Fat Quarter Shop

valerie b said...

Quilters attic in Bountiful, Utah is my favorite shop.

MtnJudy said...

I really enjoy Lyons Quilting in Lyons, Colorado. Thank you for a chance to win this generous giveaway.

Deb G. in VA said...

Quilters Corner.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday Jaftex! My favorite quilt shop is Sew Simple in Redding, CA. Thank you!

Darlene B said...

Spyceware Sewing Center is just starting out. I think it would be great for them to have the fabric to help boost their inventory.

Jacque said...

What an awesome lineup! The nearest quilt shop to me is the Heirlooms and Comforts Shop in Central, SC.
quiltnsrepatyahoodotcom

anna brown said...

Fabric garden in madison maine...Love that quilt store...........Ps ty for blog hop ....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Miriam said...

I would love to see The Quilters Patch at Edna, Kansas win loads of fabrics... especially the Peppered Cottons! They are a small shop in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas, and a testament to "if you build it, they will come." Thank you!!!

ledamewood said...

My favorite place to shop locally is not really a quilt shop, but it has a huge area of quilting fabrics. It's Mary Jo's in Gastonia, NC.

carolann said...

My local shop, Bernina Sewing Centre, Lake Mary, FL, where I have purchased three machines and get fantastic support!

Lisa Marie said...

My favorite shop is West Virginia Quilt in Barboursville, WV. Friendliest little store around.

Debbie Rogowski said...

Sew n' Sews, I dont' get to go there often but at 55 miles they are the closest we have. Very nice people in there too.

Shelly said...

My favorite local quilt shop is The Quilt Tree in Anchorage, Alaska.

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

The shop I shop at most locally would have to be Vogue Fabrics in Evanston IL
- Erin Davis

Emily Kim said...

How fun! I just recently found a couple lovely local quilt shops! I'll say 3 Chicks and a Hen in Athens, AL!

janice said...

My favorite quilt shop is Neal's Vacuum and Sewing Center in Muscatine, Ia.

Erin Marie said...

I recently visited Thimbles and Threads and loved how friendly the staff was.

Bluefigquilts said...

The Crazy Cousin in Fredericksburg, VA

Judy1522 said...

My favorite local shop is Quitler's Corner Store in Beaverton, Oregon

Beth Marine said...

Congrats!! My favorite quilt shop is All About Quilts in Manhattan, Kansas.

teachpany said...

I love shopping at Pocono Sew & Vac in Stroudsburg, PA. Great staff, great machines and support, and great fabric department. They'll be moving back into their shop soon, so new bolts would be fun to send them. There was a fire last year, and they're still renovating the building, but the temporary shop is across the street.

Cheryl said...

Stitcher's Crossing in Madison, Wisconsin.

Andrea C said...

Sew to Speak in Columbus Ohio!

Michelle Myers said...

I will have to try and make to my local quilt shop. They have the whole area where they are torn up with road construction. Very hard to get to.

DebrafromMD said...

Spring Water Designs in Columbia, MD

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

GeeGee's in Yelm, WA has the nicest staff! Thanks for the fun!

Donna~~ said...

The Quilt Crossing in Boise Idaho.

Sowing Stitches said...

I don't have a favorite quilt shop, there are no quilt shops where I live. We have Walmart my town and that's it! I guess I live in a fabric desert! :( sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Sowing Stitches said...

I don't have a favorite quilt shop, there are no quilt shops where I live. We have Walmart my town and that's it! I guess I live in a fabric desert! :( sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

amanda m said...

I absolutely love Sew Modern in Los Angeles, CA. Everyone there is so incredibly friendly and encouraging! Thanks for the chance to share the love!

Jessica said...

The Quilter's Studio in Fairfax, VA.

Ella said...

Intown Quilters in Decatur, GA.

ytsmom said...

Material Girl in Grand Island, Nebraska! Debbie is great, hosting a monthly sewing day. I have met many good friends at that sewing day!!

Kathy H said...

Burkholders fabrics in Denver pa.

tac73 said...

My favorite local quilt shop is Quilt therapy in La Grande, Oregon.

Ann Dunn said...

My favorite shop is The Granary in Sunnyvale, CA. What a wonderful contest.

anndunn24(at)gmail.com

Betsy said...

Quilts on plum lane in Dade city florida

Betsy said...

Quilts on plum lane in Dade city florida

Susan L. said...

I have many favorite quilt shops! I'd have to say, Missouri Star Quilt Co. is 1 of my favorites.

EllenB said...

Little Shop of Stitches in Miamisburg, OH.

schultziequilts said...

MY favorite quilt shop is an online one, Hancock's of Paducah. Great sales and incentives. Always good service!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm an online shopper as well, but do go to Around the Block in Giddings Texas once in awhile.

Mom C said...

My local favorite is Stitchin Up in Cedar City, Ut

Kathy Sue said...

Happy Birthday! The Village Quilter in Mount Holly NJ is the best! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

ME said...

Twin Cities Quilting in Roseville, MN!

Andrea York said...

Quilters Attic, Pine Bush NY

Alexis Borsboom said...

I haven't got a real local although Dragonfly Gallery does carry a few supplies. I love Fabricworm online. :-)

pajtr said...

Great question, and my favorite quilt shop is *awesome*!!...
The Pink Castle in Ann Arbor, Michigan!!!
The inspiration, talent, and help to be found there, with Brenda and her wonderful staff, is truly exciting!
Pat T.

scottylover said...

Quilts on Main, St. Charles, MO

Happy birthday!
Sandy A

California Fiber artist and composer said...

My favorite local quilt shop is Sew Vac Ltd. in Long Beach CA....and they are one of the few LQS's left in that area!

Allison Sews said...

Gathering Fabric, Woodinville WA

Melody Lutz said...

The Sew N Sew Glendora, California

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congratulations!!! Atlantic Fabrics in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Theresa Sheldon said...

A & E Pharmacy. I know right?! Left side of the store is a pharmacy and the right side is a fantastic quilting/sewing/crafting/ fabric store.

Nancy A said...

Holly's Quilt Cabin in Centennial, CO

Allison C said...

I love GatherHere in Cambridge, MA

Ellen Giglia said...

Pins and Needles in Middleberg Heights, Ohio.

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

My favorite quilt shop is Material Girl in Grand Island , Nebraska

Cindy Oakley said...

I love Quilter's Quest in Woodridge, IL. They are so personable, and the fabric selection is off the charts.

Linda Fleming said...

Golden State Sewing and Quilting, Campbell CA

Amy DeCesare said...

I nominate the Quilt Patch in Mt Pleasant, PA.

Booklogged said...

I love Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Jennifer said...

Sew Modern, Los Angeles, CA

Cheya Weber said...

My favorite online store is Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Afquilt said...

Calico Country

Anonymous said...

The only shop near me is Country Treasures in Brockport, NY.

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

So hard to choose, but Debbie's Quilt Shop in Osage, Iowa is sweet.

Béa said...

My favorite shop is Hawthorne Threads.

Anonymous said...

Sara says The Victorian House in Ashville, Alabama. A wonderful group of ladies run the shop. It is also one of the few shops left in this area.

Cathie said...

Karen's Quilt Shop in Sequim, WA

Quilting Momma said...

"My Sewing Room" in Calgary, AB Canada! They are amazing!

Emily C said...

Stitch Your Art Out In Pine Grove Mills, PA.

Brenda said...

Queen Bee Quilt shop in the Grand Rapids Area Michigan. I have a lot of favorites but the ladies that work in this shop are some of our favorites!

Dana Gaffney said...

My favorite quilt shop is Cozy Creative Center in El Cajon, CA.

Karen said...

The Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Mille P's in Anoka Mn

Debbie W said...

Valley Fabric in Lyman, WY always has a great selection of new fabric lines.

Lee Ann L. said...

I don't have any local shops and I do not frequent the ones in nearby cities. I tend to hit shops whenever I travel and buy online. I know, sad.

everinprogress said...

Earthly goods, in Edmonton, Canada is my favorite

Susan Entwistle said...

While I only get there once a year, if at all, I'd like to see Quilt Vine in Trappe, MD win. Thanks!

Jen Barnard said...

I don't have a local fabric shop, but I really like Plush Addict.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Kathy said...

Quilt Cove - Eagan Minnesota

Kathy said...

Quilt Cove, Eagan, Minnesota

Dody said...

No shop near me,but I love Shabby Fabrics.
Dmac5958ataoldotcom

delaineelliott said...

My favorite quilt shop is Sew Divine in Edmonton, Alberta. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

My favorite local quilt shop is Round Bobbin in Ambler, PA

Christie said...

Little Quilts in Marietta, Georgia!

KathleenD said...

There are 4 quilt shops locally which I visit often and like all their personnel. 35th AV Sew & Vac/Fabric World may be my favorite, though.

Carol said...

My local quilt shop is Broadway Quilts in Sonoma, CA.

sewpsyched said...

My favorite quilt shop is Four Seasons Stitchery and Quilt Shop in Grantsville MD

Art Crafting in the Beach said...

My favorite quilt shop is The Art of Fabric, Pickering, Ontario. I love to go to shops so I can see and feel the fabrics!





















Art Crafting in the Beach said...

I love to see and feel fabrics. My favorite would be The Art of Fabric in Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Bonnie said...

My favorite quilt shop is Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN.

Barbara O. said...

My Local Quilt Shop is Quilt & Textilkunst in Munich, Germany, I hope they qualify for this entry.
If a non-US quilt shop does not qualify, I can offer Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbor, MI, as my favourite, I haven't been there in person but I order online regularly. Thanks for the chance!

Michele T said...

I love the quilt shop called I Sew Boutique in Marathon, ON... It is an hours drive away and has an amazing selection of all sorts of fabrics but an incredible selection of batiks!!!!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Quilting Essentials
405 Apperson Dr
Salem, VA 24153

Britiney said...

The Quilt Crossing in Boise, Idaho.

mhart37 said...

My favorite LQS is Scrapbooks Etc. in Mesa, AZ.


mhart037 at gmail

Connie Lawrence said...

Olive Juice in Onlaska ,WI.

mamageese said...

Well, like most of the quilters these days, I do the bulk of my shopping online. My 2 go to shops are: the Fat Quarter Shop, and Missouri Star quilt co. Thx much!!

VA said...

Kelly J's Sewing Center in Duluth, MN.

http://www.kellyjssewingcenter.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

Michael skeans said...

Hancock fabrics

Sherry said...

I buy the majority of my fabrics from my local quilt store, Kathy's Quilt Shop in Prince George BC.

Marjorie Paulo said...

Cut Up and Sew in Palm Coast, FL

Patty D from NC said...

My favorite local shop is Cary Quilting Company

apronlady56 said...

I do mostly online shopping because of where I live. I suppose the one I shop at the most would be Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, MO.

Barb G said...

I do most of my shopping online because of where I live but one of my favorites and the one where I do most of my shopping is the Missouri Star Quilt Store in Hamilton, MO.

Alison Aiton said...

I buy a lot of my fabric online from Sew Sisters in Toronto, Ontario, but my favourite local shop is Christmas Crab Quiltery in Fredericton NB

Lisa Garber said...

What an amazing Giveaway!! Congrats on the anniversary!

Lisa Garber said...

Such an amazing giveaway!

Janet Ward said...



I wish it were clearer as to where you can post comments on some of the days posts. Sometimes I feel like I look forever, and
still cannot find out where it is i'm supposed to comment!! I love this, but it takes half a day to do all you want a person to do, this may make or break me ... from blogging and posting..should be quick and easy...
I do need the fabric, and love this stuff though...

Laurel Curnyn said...

Keepsake Quilting Center Harbor NH

Jessica said...

Heaven on Earth in Wabash, IN.

Dawn said...

There is a little shop in my general area called "The Quilting Loft", I would choose them if I won. It's a small shop, which is why I like it. Ma and Pa stores are disappearing. The lady that runs it is very friendly! Have a great day!

Nanette said...

Temple Sew & Quilt in Temple, TX

Tamie said...

My local quilt shop is Stitch n Sew in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Ella and Nesta said...

Congratulations on such an important anniversary! My favourite shop is online, it's the Fat Quarter Shop!

Jacque said...

Heirlooms, in Central, South Carolina!

Mikki Lawrence said...

Ruby Street Quiltworks, Tumwater, WA, USA is my favorite LQS. Congratulations on your 85th!

Sherry VF said...

The Quilting Connection in Ames, Iowa sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Susie'sfun2 said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the opportunity to enter this fabulous contest. My favorite shop,is Laura Sewing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Laura and her husband Dave are about the sweetest couple, they greet you by name when you come into the shop. I always feel like a family member when I'm there. They are always helping the local community in outreach programs and open their shop to sewing organizations to help as well. They guide us in how to use our sewing machines the best.
This shop is the best!

quiltd said...

Top shelf in Frankfort,IL

Diane said...

My favorite shop just closed, alas (family death, not economics). Next favorite is The Patched Works, in Elm Grove, WI

kbo said...

Favorite local is Valli & Kim's, great people and great shop in a small town.

Diane said...

The Patched Works, in Elm Grove, WI

Toohey said...

My favorite fabric shop is Hancock's of Paducah, in Paducah, KY. Thanks so much for the chance!

Terri said...

Rosebuds Cottage inWhite Bear Lake Minnesota

Angela Milazzo said...

My favorite shop is Sew This in Abita Springs, LA

Amy E said...

Cabin Arts in Burlington, KY

Pat Gottshalk said...

When in Tulsa I love ellen Medlock's Studio but whenin Pennsylvania it is Byrnes Sewing Connection in New Britain.

Mumsy said...

Sew and So in Yuba City, CA.

Darlene O'Donnell said...

My favourite quilt shop is 4-40 Quilt Shop in Saskatoon, SK Canada They are wonderful - so helpful, and carry wonderful fabrics. It is a wonderful place to visit, have coffee, learn new things - meet new people! I love it.

Joannie S said...

The Little Shop of Stitches, Miamisburg OH

Laura Wilson said...

There are no quilt shops near where I live, so I don't have a favorite.

Nanaofck said...

My favorite quilt shop is Quilter's Haven in Rockford, IL

Moopsee said...

The sewing circle

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I would make a quilt with the log cabin pattern in the pillow...awesome!
kcummings71@gmail.com

thebeachyquilter said...

Favorite local quilt shop is Vicky's Fabrics in Kapaa, HI! Thanks for the contest!! Tracy G.

Doc S said...

The Joyful Quilter in Glenville, NY is my favorite spot. The name says it all!

Kerrie Duck said...

Sewingly Yours in Lewisville, NC

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

My favorite quilting store is the Sewing Studio in Maitland Florida (sewing.net)!

Lisa Clark said...

Quilter's Square and Sew A Lot

Ashley said...

My favorite local quilt shop is Top Shelf Quilts in Frankfort, IL

Virginia Basham said...

I don't have any quilt shops where I live so I have a choice of two fabric craft stores and they are JoAnns and Hancocks. I go to both places about the same can't help it I love fabric.

Kate said...

I love quiltworx in Bellevue, WA. It brought me into quilting.

Anonymous said...

Quiltique in Henderson, NV!

Pixie Cat said...

Quilters Emporium in Stafford, TX.

CC said...

In-town Quilters Decatur, GA

Tara said...

Oakville Sewing Centre in Oakville Ontario

ikkinlala said...

I'd have to go with Periwinkle Quilting & Beyond, even though I don't go there often, it's friendly and has a great selection.

Kellie Warren said...

My Favorite Local quilt Shoppe in The Quilt Sampler in Tulsa Oklahoma. If I am buying online though, its Missouri Star allllll the way. I am dying to go there. And I SHALL :)

funnyfarmks said...

Hen Feathers, Wichita, KS

Toppooch said...

Missouri Star Quilt Company

Cynthia said...

I love Quilt, Quilt,Quilt, Etc. in Sandy, Utah. We usually just call them Quilt Etc. I've been going there for over 20 years and they are now in their third generation of family ownership. It's a marvelous shop!

Cynthia said...

Quilt Etc in Sandy Utah. They are the best!

BJM said...

Bernina Sewing Center in Greenville, SC

Bunny Hand said...

The Salty Needle Quilt Shop in Cedar Key, FL

Leigh said...

Ken's Sewing Center. Muscle Shoals,Alabama

Leigh said...

Ken's Sewing Center Muscle Shoals Alabama

Leigh said...

Ken's Sewing Center Muscle Shoals Alabama

quilary said...

Oatley Cottage, Oatley NSW AUS

Karen Jones said...

Quilter's Studio in Fairfax, Virginia

Karen Jones said...

Quilter's Studio in Fairfax, VA

AlidaP said...

Fat Quarter Shop, online quilt shop! thanks for the chance!

Pat Gottshalk said...

My favorite local shop is Byrnes sewing Connection. It is a big group of talented ladies.

tesuque said...

Sewing Machines Plus!, Mandan ND

tesuque said...

Sewing Machines Plus!, Mandan ND

john hutchens said...

Material Girls Fairbanks ,AK

Lee D said...

If I could send it to my favorite Wahm who does a lot of work for me I would love that!

Sallie said...

Quilt n Sew