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.
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
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 America, Aurifil 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.