Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Heather Mulder Peterson Previews New Line

Heather Mulder Peterson previews her new line Rebel Roses and her inspiration for it!

Rebel Roses by Heather Mulder Peterson and Deb Mulder

This line was inspired by my (our) love of roses, painted in an impressionist-type style. They represent the traditional side of this line. We also introduced some trendy prints - with the funky flowers, stripes and plaids. I think it turned out as the perfect combination of my two favorite styles.

There is a nice mix of scales, with the large roses being the large-scale stand-out print, but also includes some smaller scaled prints that are perfect for piecing quilts.

The colors are very fresh and combine some of my favorite colors to decorate with. I think the quilters will really enjoy this aspect of the line because many of the fun, large-scale lines out right now are pretty wild and can be a challenge to decorate with. With this line, you get the best of both worlds! I hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoyed making them.

For more information and a sneak peek at some designs please check out Heather’s blog at

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Debbie Taylor-Kerman previews her new Christmas Line

Hi there, As everyone is now getting well into the Holiday Groove, I’m about to embark on packing up our home – we’re moving on December 21st (yes I know it’s crazy.) But I wanted my kids to be in our new home for Christmas – we’ve been renovating our place for two years!!!
(Debbie with Jules & Eli)
Fortunately I’m a bit of a maniac when it comes to unpacking and I’m already spilling over with ideas on how to bring the magic of Christmas to our new home – especially what to do with the fabric from my “Tis the Season” collection and from my new, soon to be released collection, “Winter Wonderland”. I’m so excited about this new collection - there’s dancing penguins, frolicking polar bears, city skaters and Santa and his elves delivering gifts in assorted trucks and cars, as well as some fabulous bold co-ordinating stripes and dots.

I know there’s going to be limits on my time, but I’d be so thrilled if I managed to have Santa and his helpers delivering presents draped on the windows as makeshift curtains as Jules first opens his eyes on Christmas morning and cover Eli’s bed with the city skaters, as he dreams of skating in Central Park this coming winter. Who knows, I may only manage to wrap the gifts and decorate the tree, and that will be okay too, because I’m so fortunate that my home is filled with so much love, excitement, joy and Christmas spirit, and that’s all that really matters. And you know what - there’s always next year……….

Have a joy filled, love filled and peace filled Holiday everyone!

Debbie Click here to see Debbie's own blog for more information
Stay tuned to our HG website to see Debbie's full line of Winter Wonderland...coming soon!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Designer Lynette Anderson blogs for HG

It’s very exciting to be here as a guest today on the Henry Glass blog, thanks for inviting me.
Today I wanted to tell you a bit about my personal journey and how it has led me to where I am today, it’s a long story so maybe you should make yourself a cuppa tea, grab a cookie, sit back and enjoy the journey with me.
Let’s begin....
I finished school at 16 as I really did not enjoy school very much, although of course I loved art and craft. My parents who were not happy that I was leaving school found me a job with a good friend in a craft shop where many things were made on the premises, hand thrown and painted pottery, hand-printed clothing and in the loft space there was a Dutch lady by the name of Ans Fredericks who wove cloth on a huge old Huguenot loom, it was Ans I went to work with. Here I am threading the loom with the warp threads ready for weaving. (yes, I do look young and yes, my hair has changed color!)
During the few years that I worked in the store I learnt alot not only about spinning and weaving but also about customer relations and how to run a successful business, things that have stood me in good stead throughout the years.
By the end of the 70's I was enjoying a variety of crafts, including bobbin lacemaking, spinning and weaving, Fair Isle knitting and of course macrame! The birth of my first son in 1981 heralded the end of my fancy knitting and lacemaking as baby David could undo hours of work in a moment! I needed a craft that was portable, produced something to treasure and use, patchwork was the answer. I took an evening class and produced a traditional sampler quilt and this lovely spiders web quilt which apart from the white with tiny roses background was made entirely from my dressmaking friends scrap box. Whenever I show this quilt it makes everyone smile as most people know I dont work with pink fabric but back then I was just grateful for the fabric!

Baby Michael arrived in 1983 and we moved to the Channel Islands, from the mainland in 1984. I held classes for patchwork and quilting from our home weekly for almost 40 ladies. Never one to sit still for too long, Mum and I opened what was to be a very busy gift and clothing store in the bustling high street of St Peter Port, Guernsey. Heres the shop window the day after the birth of my third son, Edward (Eddie) who many ladies got to meet at the recent quilt market in Houston.

In 1990 we moved to Australia, my father had lived here in his early teens and had always wanted to return. In 1995 I produced my very first patterns, they were marketed under the label Lynette Anderson for The Patchwork Angel, the name angel was chosen as my Dad always called my brother and I his angels (which we were not). The patterns were an immediate success, some of the early patterns are as popular today as they were back then. Heres couple of my all time favourites, On The Farm and Waiting For Santa.

In 1997 with the help of my Mum, Ruth we opened a quilt store, The Patchwork Angel in an old church, on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. Many people would be forgiven for thinking that the trading name was chosen because of the old church that now housed the quilt store but in fact that name had been chosen two years prior when I released my first patterns.

After almost ten wonderful, busy years both in my design business and in the retail business I decided it was time to focus full time on my designing and The Patchwork Angel was sold to one of my long time employees.

These days I work from my home studio (aka spare bedroom), I love working from home although I have to admit the first 6 months after I sold the shop was a disaster as I was very undisciplined with my time, these days I am more focussed and am enjoying setting myself some new goals and achieving some new dreams, one of which was to design fabrics.

This year I have had the extra excitement of working with Henry Glass & Co producing two fabric lines. Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill who designs fabric for henry Glass was responsible for introducing me to the wonderful Larry, thanks Anne. It has been a wonderful experience, from posting off my little paintings to seeing how their design team interpreted them to seeing the fabrics on paper and now I am trying to be patient waiting to see the fabric!
Where does my inspiration come from? Everywhere, there is something inspiring at every turn of my head, alot of my ideas are stored memories from my childhood. I grew up in the English countryside, my summers were filled with playing hide and seek with my brother in the hedgerows around our home, bringing Mum bouquets of wild flowers and learning the names of the wildflowers, insects and animals that shared lives.
Here's an early peek at a couple of the prints from my Hedgerow line of fabric.

This sneek peek is from my line called Christmas Magic which is for Christmas 2009, I am so excited about working with my very own fabrics, my sketch pad is full of ideas for quilts, aprons, stockings and more! Be sure to check your local quilt shops for Henry Glass fabrics and maybe your local store will have my fabrics on their shelves next year.

My latest block of the month quilt, 'A Kittens Tale' is inspired by two of our very lovable if a little mischievous house mates, Hugo and Felix who are an inseparable duo who's daily antics keep us and my regular blog readers in stitches!

I have recently launched two new, very cute buttons to my handpainted button range.

Can you see a Hugo and Felix fabric line emerging soon? I think I can!

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed not only your cuppa and cookie but also a bit of an insight into my life, I would love you to come and visit me at

Talk soon, bye for now!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Barbara Jones Update- Bubblegum Basics Are In!

Barbara Jones writes for HG BLOG... "The strike offs of Bubblegum Basics have all arrived! Most of you know that strike-offs are little test samples for each fabric in a collection that the textile mill prepares. The textile mill sends strike-offs to the design director (in my case it is Karen see her in our market photos) at the fabric company (Henry Glass & Co). This person looks the fabric over carefully to be certain there are no problems with the printing and they send a set of strike-offs back to the designer (me) for review. It is always an exciting time because this is the first time I see the designs on actual fabric! There can be some surprises and sometimes there are minor changes that need to be made before the mill makes oodles of yards of a particular design".

"Bubblegum Basics has a really cute hanky panel included in the line. They aren't really hankies but that panel reminds me of them. We have 7 1/2" pre-printed squares with sayings for today's teen girls (and their moms and grandmas) like "Oh my Gosh", "Laugh out Loud", etc. (read these with a valley girl totally, you know!) Our Mall Doll quilt pattern (free with purchase of the fabric) uses these squares in a quick and easy quilt pattern designed for "hip chicks!"More on the fabric on the next post..." If you can't wait till then, you can see them all online at Henry Glass & Company at

Monday, November 24, 2008

Linda Lum Debono is one of our special HG Designers. She is also a quilt, knitwear, fabric and scrapbooking designer and author. She recently went to Quilt Market in Houston and she took some wonderful photographs of some of our other designers and HG employees. To see her complete blog-- click here

"It was a whirlwind weekend and it was awesome. I was in Houston at Quilt Market. I worked more than I played this time. I really got my creative groove back at this show. I could really feel it this time. I didn't get a lot of photos of all that was going on but I did stop by a few booths. It was nice chatting around the Henry Glass booths. I got to meet the other designers who work with them. Lynette Andersen [right] is from Australia! She had her son working really hard! Karen [middle] keeps me in line! I also saw Bunny Hill Designs and met Quilt Soup, and Michelle Engel Bencsko of the beautiful Cicada Studios".

"Here are Scott and Joel from Henry Glass at their table at Sample Spree before the madness. They look calm because Sample Spree hadn't started yet".
To contact Linda directly you can send her an e-mail:
or check out her website:
or check out her blog:

Friday, October 24, 2008

More Projects by Little Quilts using Fun With Sue and Bill

Newest designs from Little Quilts! Preprinted designs with Sunbonnet Sue and her friend Overall Bill combine with coordinating florals, mini prints, and wavy stripes. Perfect for EASY quilt projects for ALL skill levels. Preprinted rick-rack with whimsical flowers and buttons from "Sue and Bill", add to the charm. Combine patchwork with preprinted designs of Sue & Bill with any of the coordinating fabrics.

Here is another beautiful quilt designed by Little Quilts. Easy yet adorable quilt using panel print and pre-printed crazy quilt border. Add rick-rack and turn envelope style. All done without needing to use binding.

Front of Tote Bag Another Creative idea using Fun With Sue and Bill fabric and a
Smart Bag ™ interfacing from Quiltsmart.

Back of Tote Bag
For more info go to:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

3 New Projects for Let's Play by Little Quilts

Inspired by a vintage toile with children at play, Little Quilts has designed "Let's Play!" with 3 simple projects. Simple crib quilt can be made with toile as the center and a coordinating inner and out border. Doll quilts or small wallhangings are fast and easy projects. Free pattern with pattern order from Little Quilts. Check out their website:
"Let's Play!"
Scalloped Crib Quilt (39" x 44")

Doll Quilts
15" x 17"

Designed by Little Quilts

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Blog from Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup

QuiltSoup News-October 2008
What's New? Bubblegum Basics, Blogs, Doll Dresses, and Aunt Martha’s Tomato, Chicken and Vegetable Soup.
We are delighted to announce that we have designed a new fabric collection called Bubblegum Basics for Henry Glass & Co. It was tremendous fun to do this collection. We are debuting the collection at Fall Market in Houston and will show you the whole thing when we return. The colors are fun, the patterns are simple and perfect for appliqué and pieced quilts alike. I hope you will like them as much I do. We have designed two free patterns to accompany the collection and I am excited to post them for you as soon as the fabric is available.
Well we finally took the plunge! We are officially blogging. We launched the blog to coincide with Lakehouse’s Designer Dolly Dresses blog-a-thon. Check the blog to find out what we’re talking about!
We will sneak peek new patterns on the blog first. Hope I can remember to start taking lots of pictures so I can show you lots of stuff. To whet your appetite for the good things to come, here is a snap of a block from our newest quilt “All Dolled Up” made from Lakehouse’s Doll Dress collection. Our Birds and Bees quilt kit has been marked down to $99.99. There are only a few left.
Bad Dad kits are now in stock! Kit includes all the fabric for the quilt top, the binding and the pattern. This cute quilt is perfect for the younger school crowd! If you had one reserved, please email me and we will get it sent out.
The recipe this month is from Martha Burmeister and is for Tomato, Chicken and Vegetable Soup. She said she ordered this soup at a restaurant and it was one of her favorites. She has tried to duplicate the soup in her own kitchen and thinks this recipe does it. We thank her for sharing the results from her “test kitchen” with us. If you are like us, we have eaten our garden tomatoes until they are coming out of our ears…. in salad, BLT sandwiches, spaghetti sauce and salsa and now soup. We have to run out of them sooner or later…I hope!
We have exciting news to share with you when we return from Houston!! Can’t wait to tell you about all the new things happening! Have a terrific month.
Until next time,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Introducing...New HG Designer Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup

We are very happy to introduce to you the Newest HG Designer Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup

Her line Bubblegum Basics is being featured at Fall Market

She is featured in this new Australian Quilters magazine.

Check out Barbara's website:

You can email her at: to get more info on her article for the magazine.

Check back on our HG site to see her latest designs!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Awesome HG Designer Bev Proulx Blogs for us!

School buses pass my house again. The nights are crisp and clear. Autumn is coming!I spent my summer doing much travel involving my grandchildren and other family members. While traveling, I could check quilt shops to see the great Henry Glass Co. fabrics out there. Many great fabrics from our fine designers. Also, I certainly hunted for vintage fabrics, whether yardage, quilt blocks and tops, or quilts themselves. I found many examples! My 1930s collection can never be too large!!

Be sure to check my lines coming in 2009 for some delightful new novelty prints and geometrics. These fabrics spiced up the 1930s general store shelves of our grandmothers' day.I have also been working on original quilt patterns. My "Posies Galore" pattern traveled with me to Iowa for an "Eye for Color" lecture in July. Local quilt stores are providing good feedback on the pattern, as well.

I am including a picture of the pattern cover for all of you to see. I am currently working on another original 1930s pattern, which I hope to have ready to go before my next blog entry. This week I am off to southwestern Minnesota to do a Quilts through Time lecture that covers 1750-1900. It is always a joy to use fabrics, blocks, tops, and quilts from my collection to share information about how unique and impressive quilts were even then.

Today, we are fortunate so many fabric designers keep marvelous fabrics coming so we can maintain the quilting tradition! Have a spectacular September! Until next time, check my "Pocketful of Posies" line. To See more of Bev Proulx's designs go to our website at and click on her name. Or to get more information about her own quilt design you can email her direclty at

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wonderful HG Designer KIM DIEHL blogs for us!

It’s beginning to feel the tiniest bit like fall here in Idaho (my favorite season of the year!), and I’m happily back at home catching my breath and fuelling up on coconut mochas after teaching workshops for the Buggy Barn’s annual quilt show in Reardon, Washington. I love those girls! Both Pam and Janet have talent oozing from their fingertips, a quilt shop to die for, and they still manage to be two of the nicest and most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met.
During my visit, one of the classes I taught featured my Country Haven quilt designed using my debut line of fabrics for Henry Glass…somebody pinch me! I can’t even describe what it felt like to see block after block taking shape, with each one just a little different than the last. And for the first time EVER in one of my workshops, everyone got so caught up sewing their patchwork that we nearly forgot (gasp!) to squeeze in the appliqué.

One of the things I absolutely love about quilting is that I always seem to have little snippets and bits of leftover fabric from each of my projects. Do I throw these away? Nope! I always stash them safely in my scrap basket and rescue them for future projects. And because I’m a quiltmaker, not being able to part with 1” scraps of fabric still means that I’m considered to be delightfully normal…right?
Anyway, after finishing my Country Haven quilt I found that I had scads of perfectly good scraps on hand. Being the thrifty and frugal soul that I am, I turned these into a fun little patchwork center, added an appliquéd border, and presto! The result is a quick and easy candle mat that I call “Country Bramble”. This little 18 1/2” square quilt is a perfect way to give new life to your scraps, so I’m passing it along here for you to enjoy, too.

I wish you many happy hours of sewing, and may your seam ripper grow lonely from neglect!
Kim ~

To see more images and information about Kim Diehl and her designs you can go to her own website at Her newest line, Country Haven, is in stores now.

We also have a Free Project using this design which you can see on our website at and go to NEW FREE PROJECTS. Have Fun!

Hello from Linda Lum Debono...

Here is a snippet from Linda's own blog. To read more go to

Oh where have I been?
Hello everyone! Remember me? I am finally back in New Jersey. We have been driving around to all destinations this summer and we got back late last night. My sister and her family are visiting from Toronto the rest of this week so it will be great to end the summer this fun way. To all of you who have commented or e-mailed, I will get back to you soon! I gotta unwind and do a pile of laundry. Before I forget, run over to Bunny Hill Designs. Anne is having a scavenger hunt [so fun!]. The winner gets some of her lovely fabric.
Oh where have I been? Let's start with this last trip. I just came back from a fun trip to do a book signing at Checker Distributor in Maumee, Ohio for their 60th Anniversary Open House. Checker Distributors sells wholesale to those who have businesses in the quilting/needlework industry. What a fab group of people! Everyone from the organization to the shop owners and other designers who came were fantastic. Here's an end cap of designs and fabric from Kim Diehl and my fave group of people, Henry Glass.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thank You to Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs

Hello to all of you new bloggers of Henry Glass Fabrics!! Special Thank You to Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs who has set up her very own scavenger hunt on her blog which lead you to us!

(Patterns from Anne's new line)
We thought you would all like to know about Anne Sutton's newest line...
Angel Houses is in production as we speak (or type).
The full line will be in stores January 2009

To find a local store in your area go to and then Retailers and put in your state to find out where you can buy the fabric!
We also have a NEW FREE PROJECT that is already on our website which uses Anne's Angel Houses Line.
To get the new free project- go to our website and click on NEW FREE PROJECTS and download the PDF directly onto your own computer and print.
We hope to see you back here soon where we will update you with new information on all of our wonderful Henry Glass Designers!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Beth Logan's At the Lake...A New Quilt Pattern

Well, I am happy to say that our fellow Henry Glass customers are super creative and innovative. This very sweet lady, Kathy Burchill from North Dakota has designed her very own pattern and quilt using Beth Logan's fabric At the Lake. Kathy goes to her own local quilt store, Quilted Ceiling in Valley City, ND. She also teaches kids classes (with the help of her sister Linda Carico and Krista Sorensen) and some adult classes as well.

Her new quilt design is called Perry's Campfire and was designed especially for her husband who she said..."can't wait until he can take it camping".

She also says...If some do not want to go through all the applique, I included the directions with exchanging the applique panel for 2 more rows of blocks. Please email Kathy directly if you would like the directions!

If you are a creative quilter and would like to use any of our HG lines to create your own Quilt we would be more than happy to put it on our blog for other quilters to see and use! Email me at with your information and images of your personalized Quilt!

Introduction to New HG designer... Michelle Engel Bencsko

Introducing our Newest HG designer (and blogger!)... Michelle Engel Bencsko
Here is an excerpt from her latest blog...

I'd like to officially announce that I've been working with Henry Glass & Co. (ah, the secret is out!) If you'd like your local quilt shop to carry the collection (or any part of), they can contact their local rep or distributor by going to the links on the Henry Glass & Co website!! Dogwood's release for sale date is August 18th and it's due to ship in October of this year! I really encourage you to inquire, if you're truly interested.

Here is a link to her blog where you can get her latest news

Friday, July 25, 2008

Jungle Jamboree kits are NOW available at Little Quilts

Jungle Jamboree kits are available at Little Quilts. A fast and easy quilt with the best quality baby soft flannel from Henry Glass Fabrics. It's the perfect size for a fast and easy baby gift. Just layer preprinted top with batting and backing - quilt or tie. Binding is also included.
Click here for more information

Another preprinted panel designed by Henry Glass Fabrics available at Little Quilts. Comes in blue or pink. Another fast and easy baby gift. You can personalize it by embroidering baby's name and birthdate.

Introduction to Heather Peterson- designer

Heather Mulder Peterson is a designer for Henry Glass Fabrics.
She also recently started her own blog and will be blogging soon for HG as well. Here is some information about her taken from her blog.

Well, I suppose we should start with introductions. I’m Heather Peterson, the designer of Anka’s Treasures, a quilt pattern design company. I’ve finally joined the blogosphere, though I’ve been blogging in my head for some time now! Getting around to actually doing it, well that’s another story. I love reading other designers blogs, and I have found them to be a great source of inspiration.

In this industry, there are tons of wonderfully creative people. Blogging is a way for me to become more in touch with all their ideas year round, not just at quilt market or with the publications. It’s a chance to really get to know other creators all around the world on a more personal and creative level. Because I love all these things about blogging, I have decided to join you all. I hope you will find many fun ideas here and I look forward to hearing you comments and thoughts!

I plan to mostly share about my quilting— including what’s new in my pattern designs and the fabrics I do for Henry Glass. I hope to share with you about my quilting related travels, as I’m out and about doing some speaking and teaching, my favorite fabric lines (love Moda!), ideas on decorating with quilts, and other fun quilt industry related items. I also knit, so I may post on that too.

Here are two swatches from her newest line...Cottage Charm with HG.

We also have a New Free Project on our website for Cottage Charm!

Click on our HG site go to Heather Mulder Peterson to see the full line:

Summer Blog by Linda Lum Debono

Happy Summer!

I hope that you are enjoying all of the sunshine! Lots has happened this spring and it has been inspiring.
Much of it though will be revealed in the near future. A major magazine did a photo shoot at my home and
I am working other new ideas. There are some new magazines projects that will make their debut soon. Check my blog or website for updates.

I am excited to introduce you to my latest book. I am in love with the styling and designs in this book. I hope that you love it too! Let me know what you think.

Home Stuff [Leisure Arts, June 2008]
You'll love making these simple designs for yourself and for friends. The designs shine with
contemporary urban flair. There are 9 fun designs that include a mini quilt, pillow, table runner and curtain.

Fabric Trends magazine showcases my Gardenia fabric []
with this adorable quilt, Strawberry Lemonade. This issue is available now.

Strawberry Lemonade
Designed by Linda Lum DeBono

Have a great summer! xo, Linda