Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Little Quilts Sat. Sampler Block of the Month 09

Little Quilts wants to share with everybody the finished Saturday Sampler Block of the Month Quilt for 2009. The blocks were set with Tanyard Creek. The quilt has been very popular in the shop. Over 50 setting kits have been sold and the orders are still coming in! Kits are available for the setting and pattern sets are available for the blocks. Check their website for details.

Friday, December 18, 2009

HG Designer Linda LumDebono blogs for US!

Hello! Happy Holidays! I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!
I'm so excited for the upcoming Christmas holidays!

This was an exciting year for me and there's more to come!

First, I was a guest on Quilt Out Loud in the summer. That was loads of fun to film. Can you imagine anything else sitting there with Mark Lipinski and Jodie Davis? It was such an awesome experience.

Next, I finished up a few projects for the wonderful folks at American Patchwork & Quilting. The first thing that I can finally share with you is my profile. It appears in the Feb 2010
issue that's on newsstands now. I also designed a quilt to compliment the article using my pretty Inspiration line.

Speaking of Inspiration, the response to the fabric line has been phenomenal. Thank You!

My latest book hit the store shelves in the past few weeks.
Jolly Stuff, is full of quick, easy and fun holiday items.

You can see all of my publications for Leisure Arts on their website.

Of course, there was the Cross-Country Designer Blog Hop.
We had such a great time for twelve days.
There were loads of free patterns, recipes, memories and giveaways too. You can start with my blog and click on all of the links on the sidebar on the right.

Phew, I think that's it for now. You can get my news on my website or blog and have some fun being my friend on

Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me!
Have a great holiday! L

For more information on Linda:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quilt Ideas from Little Quilts using their newest line Tanyard Creek

Here are some new quilt ideas using..."Tanyard Creek", the new line of fabric by Little Quilts.

"Hospitality" is a 26" x 26" quilt using the Tanyard Creek fabricline. The pattern is from a "Reflections of the South" collection designedby Little Quilts for Henry Glass & Co. The simple pineapple applique, along-time symbol of hospitality in the south, is perfect for this charmingwall hanging to welcome friends. It would make a perfect house warming gift!

This quilt was made by Little Quilts staff member Linda Rice usingthe Tanyard Creek fabric line. She used the Josephine's Sampler pattern byLori Smith (From My Heart To Your Hands). Patterns and all fabrics for thisquilt are available at Little Quilts.

We love the old antique reproduction look of the new "Tanyard Creek"line of fabric from Little Quilts. The line also includes several newshirtings. The entire line is available from Little Quilts along withbundles and fat quarters.

For more information about Little Quilts and Quilt ideas go to http://www.littlequilts.com/

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cross Country Christmas Quilt Designer Blog Hop

Wonderful HG Designer Linda Lum Debono blogs for us....Sorry, I've haven't been around lately. I have had the nasty flu and I've been out of commission for a week now. Today, I have some awesome news to announce. I will be participating in the "Cross Country Christmas Quilt Designer Blog Hop" with 11 other wonderful designers (including HG designer Heather Mulder Peterson) across the US. All of the main festivities officially start Nov. 9 and end on Nov. 20.
To get the excitement going before everything officially begins, there will be a guess the designer from the baby photo contest starting Wednesday, November 4. Each blog will have a baby pic of a designer. You will have until Nov. 7 to guess. So, on Wednesday, hop from blog to blog to guess.
Also, at the end of the 12 days of blogging, a grand prize winner will be drawn randomly from all of the commenters. You must comment on ALL 12 sites to be eligible for the grand prize [value: $360 - wow!] Each day, we will all have a post about a special theme but you will all have to check out the wonderful surprise that the featured designer of the day will have on her site for you!These fabulous designers will be in for all of the fun. Check them out!
Nov. 9th. Gudrun from GE Designs:
Nov. 10th. Sandy from Pieces from my Heart :
Nov. 11th. Terry from Atkinson Designs :
Nov. 12th. Pat from Pat Sloan & Co.:
Nov. 13th. Heather from Anka's Treasures : http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
Nov. 14th. Pam from Pam Kitty Morning :
Nov. 15th. Kari from New Leaf Stitches :
Nov. 16th. Terri from Whimsicals :
Nov. 17th. Sherri from This 'N' That
Nov. 18th. Carrie from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Nov. 19th. Roseann from Rosebud's Cottage.
Nov. 20th. Linda from Linda Lum DeBono: http://www.lindalumdebono.blogspot.com
I hope that you will join us for all of the fun! xo, L

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup Blogs for HG!

Simply Sweet by Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup

Simply Sweet made it’s debut at Fall Quilt Market in Houston. I love this collection! We designed the sweetest floral stripes, a companion floral lattice, and a delicate little vine print.

We combined a funky oval print and our signature dots, stripes and checks to round out the collection. We were so inspired that we all ready have about 6 new quilts planned for this collection.

The first one we made is called Ladybug Hug and the pattern ships November 1st.
Simply Sweet ships in January 2010. I’m telling you that I can hardly wait!

For more information on Barbara Jones and to see her personal website and new design ideas go to http://quiltsoup.com/

Monday, October 5, 2009

Linda Lum DeBono Blogs for HG!

On The Shelves Now!
Busy, busy, little bee. So much work, yet so little time. Who said that I'd have so much free time since Little A would be at school all day now? FYI, not true!

I can't believe that summer is nearly over and that fall is upon us. The kids are back at school and we are adjusting to the new schedule. I've been so busy these past few weeks with school, birthdays, activities and deadlines. How do we get some more time in the day?

The new season also means that Quilt Market is around the corner and that my fabric line, Inspiration, for Henry Glass Fabrics, should start hitting the quilt shop shelves any minute now. I'm excited about this line because the colors are upbeat and the message is good. Let me know what you think and of course, if you make something from the line, send a photo! I'd love to see!

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many, if not all of us, have been touched by someone's story in her fight against breast cancer. I've designed a few projects for you to make as gifts for your loved ones in support of breast cancer awareness. There will be a lap quilt or two and a tote bag. Here's a sneak peak of the first design, Twinkle. I'm just tweaking the patterns right now. Drop by early next week for the patterns and to share your stories.

Super exciting news! You'll see Inspiration in a design for American Patchwork and Quilting this winter. The design will accompany my profile in their February 2010 issue! So awesome!

I think that my work of late has had a sense of "purpose" beyond making a beautiful quilt. I'm just about finished a knitting design for a prayer wrap. I'm giddy with excitement because it came out so beautifully. Be patient! You'll get to have a peak in time. xo, L

For more information on Linda Lum DeBono go to:


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

HG Designer Nina Favata Blogs for US!

The Healing Power of Creating
How does an artist working on children’s hospital murals find her way to a wonderful fabric company designing for the quilt market? All I know is anything is possible in life, including dreams coming true. During the course of creating the Zany Animal murals, the hospital staff would stop by often and say how much they’d love to see these images on children’s fabrics. It occurred to me that I would too. Being an FIT grad who started her career in fashion, this idea
was never far from my thoughts. Combining two passions was a dream-designing textiles and creating images for sick children!
The newest collection of Zany Barnyard Animals was borne of a mural I painted at Saint Justine’s Children’s Hospital in Montreal in their Physiotherapy Clinic where children suffering from cancer and other traumatic illness were treated.It was all just waiting to unfold. Karen at Henry Glass was my muse as she encouraged me to write a simple story using the animal characters that would be printed on fabric and sold as a cut and sew baby book. In no time, it seemed, the book was written, pages designed, as if it was just waiting to appear!

My hope is that everything I create for HG people will touch the heart of the person using it, even tickle the sales people! That can’t hurt can it?!

I am thrilled to be a part of the talented group of HG designers. I look forward to bringing more to you in the coming months an wish you all a wonderful August.

PS My husband and I are bona fide city people who’ve just moved to Country Living in the Adirondacks. My next gig is creating a group of Zany Forest Animal friends for HG. With so much to refer to right out my studio window, it’s going to be a pleasure!

For more information about Nina please go to http://www.ninafavata.com/
For more about her organization Healing Art Environments go to http://www.healingartenvironments.com/

Monday, August 24, 2009

HG Designer Michelle Engel Bencsko Blogs for US!

I'm so pleased to finally show off some sewing projects using my 2nd and latest fabric collection, Shade Garden for Henry Glass, which will be available this fall. Each of these pillows is made with 5 prints from the two available colorways: Bluebell and Coralbell. I'm so pleased with how well Bluebell fits in with my "real" shade garden and Coralbell punctuates all the pretty reds and pinks from my shade lovin' annuals.

These pillows were very spontaneous- I didn't measure a darn thing... which, in retrospect, would probably have made the project go a lot smoother and faster! I just cut strips and sewed. Then I backed it with some batting and another piece of cotton, "stitched in the ditch", as they say and sewed it to some solid linen for a back with a simple envelope closure. This is a great project for longish scrappy pieces and can just as easily be on horizontally.

I hear the quilt that Cate Tallman-Evans designed in the works and that just makes me plain old giddy- she's done a spectacular job with both of my collections now and I am always excited to see what people do with my work. I am also working with my quilter friend who made my last quilt using my Dogwood collection and she's going to quilt up my own roughly sketched Shade Garden quilt design for my Fall bedroom.

So, I've had a pretty exciting summer! I've been busy designing new print collections: My 3rd for Henry Glass - which I'm super excited about- and my 2nd for my own business, an organic cotton fabric company, Cloud9 Fabrics. I've also been penning a book which will include lots of lovely examples of my work for the various companies for whom I design - more details of which I'll formally share in the near future (I hope!). I've also signed a contract to do some stationery items (again, all very hush-hush at the moment!). And in case you're wondering how much more I could possibly do, I've managed to squeeze in a little family R&R, too!

More recently, I had the pleasure of being asked by Mark Lipinski to join him on his new QNNtv.com show, Quilt Out Loud! thanks to the gracious recommendation by Herny Glass' own Linda Lum DeBono. The segment was about being a textile designer. I was joined by Gail Kessler, designer and marketing director for Andover Fabrics and we fielded questions about how we work and the influence of trends, markets and business. Gail being very entrenched in the market and community, and me, sort of a fledgling newbie! It was a fabulous experience and I did learn a lot myself, not having come from a quilting background. I think it must appear funny to some that I can design, but not quilt... but I'M LEARNING! Slowly but surely, I WILL get my quilting wings one day!

Tune in to the show! Should be released this October, and I believe it's a two part segment. It promises to be a great one.
So, summer's coming to a close, the book needs attention and I'm also preparing for the Houston Quilt Market, so I better scoot. This, I type, as I watch my husband and boys drive away down to the beach for the day! Will have to squeeze in at least one more leisure activity before time is up.

See ya for now! And look for me at the Houston Quilt Market!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HG Designer Kim Diehl Blogs for US!

Where is the summer going? It seems like only yesterday I was brushing the snow off of my newly sprouting garden, and all of a sudden, my flowers are bursting with color and its ninety degrees!
Even with all of my dead-heading and weeding, a new book in the works, and preparing artwork for a new fabric line for Henry Glass called “Along the Fence”, I’ve managed to find a little time to play. July is the month that I traditionally reserve for vacation with my family, and we spent several beautiful days on the Oregon coast earlier this month. Enjoying the sunsets, smelling the sea air, and trying not to be tackled by your children while wiggling your toes in the surf is extremely therapeutic, and I highly recommend a trip to this beautiful part of the country if you’re ever able. As you can see by the picture, I was only semi-successful in the “not being tackled” plan.
After returning home, I was invited to be the guest of honor at a quilting social hosted by a local quilt guild here in Idaho called “Behind the Scenes”. What better way to spend a summer morning than sharing the company of fellow quilters and looking at vintage quilts hanging in the sunshine? The nicest surprise, though, was seeing a hand-quilted version of my Country Haven quilt hanging alongside the antique quilts that were on display.

Members of this guild worked together to piece, appliqué, and hand-quilt this project made entirely from my Country Haven line of fabrics, and for every hour of time spent on its construction, each member received a ticket for a chance to win it in a drawing. I was given the honor of scooping up the winning ticket, and one lucky member went home very happy!

A second and equally nice surprise was seeing the “thank you” quilt made up in my Country Haven collection that was stitched by guild members and gifted to the hostess of the social – there is simply not a nicer, more generous group of people than quilters, and I feel so fortunate to spend so much of my time in their company.

Here’s hoping that even in the midst of this busy time of year, you find a few moments to make a quilt of your own and spend a little time in the company of good friends.

Kim ~
For more information on the designer check out her website: http://www.kimdiehl.com/

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Designer Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup Blogs for US

I have not fallen off the planet for those who are wondering...

Remember when I was telling you about our new quilt book? I was going to keep you updated as we went through the process. The book is called Cradle to Cradle and this is what the cover looks like. The book features quilts designed to commemorate the moments in a girl's life from her baby quilt through her wedding quilt and ends with a baby quilt for her first born child.

When I left off last time, the quilts were getting their beauty shots taken by the photographer. Well today the whole thing has gone to the printer! I don't know how that happened. We will give you all the details in our July newsletter.

The good folks at Henry Glass have agreed to reprint Bubblegum Basics one more time so we will all have enough fabric to make the quilts in the book! What a company! Two of the quilts in the book are made from Bubblegum Basics.

We also have a new mystery block of the month quilt made from Bubblegum Basics in the works. We will be offering it on our website and I think it is pretty cute if I do say so myself! The reason I say that is because I am doing exactly what I want and will keep this quilt for one of my grandaughters. It has been really fun to work on. Sometimes you gotta do exactly what you want, don'tcha think? Until Next time.... Barbara

For more info on Barbara Jones and her designs please check out her website http://quiltsoup.com/

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hg Designer Kim Diehl Blogs for US!

I recently returned home from a WAY fun teaching trip to a quilt shop in Victor, New York, called “Ivy Thimble Quilt and Gift Shop” (www.ivythimble.com), where I was given the opportunity to share my quilts and my new Molly’s Meadow collection of fabrics for Henry Glass. We also offered workshops for several projects featuring my invisible machine appliqué method (and here’s where I have to admit to all of you that I’m always thrilled to be able to turn people on to the joys of appliqué). What a blast!

With every workshop, I see students arrive for class with enough sewing paraphernalia to require at least three trips to the car to haul it all inside – looking at all the rolling travel cases and mounds of “stuff” you’d think that they were moving in, but we all know if they left one single thing at home, that would be the one thing they needed and didn’t have!
One of our workshops focused on the quilt design from the Molly’s Meadow line of fabrics, and I can’t tell you how rewarding it was for me to see people embrace the scrappy look of this collection, especially when they saw how the prints work together to completely take the guesswork out of choosing fabrics for scrap quilts.

Am I a lucky girl to be able to spend my days with other quilters who share this passion for cutting up perfectly good fabric and then sewing it all back together? Sometimes I almost have to pinch myself! Next stop is California…who wants to stay home when you can be out sharing the joy of making quilts?

Happy stitching,
Kim ~

Monday, June 15, 2009

New HG designer Brenda Pinnick Blogs for US

Are you inspired to create coordinated projects for table settings or just everyday living? Use my new fabric line Opulence to make yourself this very handy and stylish market bag and then design your own wine labels to match. Wouldn't it be lovely to show up at an outdoor concert with this set-up?

Here in Atlanta, we have Chastain Park, offering outdoor concerts all summer long and believe me, there is a bit of a competition with regards to food and presentation!
I chose to use a natural colored canvas as the accent for the top and bottom of t his large tote. And yes, I did indeed spray it with several coats of fabric guard! You'll notice I used ribbons as accents rather than fabric as the pattern shows. I also doubled the width of the handles so they would be very comfortable and sturdy.

I used a McCalls Pattern, number M5897 from Designer Karina Hittle, her line is called Artful Offerings. My coordinating paper line is available through QVC.com and is called the Iris Collection by Brenda Pinnick.

For More information on Brenda Pinnick- check out her website and blog:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup Blogs for HG

QuiltSoup News-April 2009

What's New? Free Patterns, Quilt Kits and Curried Pear Soup! http://www.quiltsoup.com/new.html

Our Mall Doll and Bubblegum Fun quilt kits are ready to go. Yay!!!!!!!! The quilts are made from our Bubblegum Basics fabric collection for Henry Glass & Co. Our cute hankie panel is featured in Mall Doll which finishes at 57 1/2” x 66 1/2”. The pattern is free to you and is included in the kit. Mall Doll kits are available for $70.00. http://www.quiltsoup.com/patterns.html

Bubblegum Fun is also a free pattern for you and we have cut the kits. This quilt features simple squares set on point in between a few fusible web appliquéd flowers. This is a quilt for confident beginners. Kit is sized for a twin bed and finishes at 67” x 77 1/2”. Bubblegum Fun kits are available for $95.00.

Quilt backings for both of these quilts are available. Just pick your favorite fabric from the collection and email me with your selection. The backing for Mall Doll is $31.50. The backing for Bubblegum Fun is $36.00. http://www.quiltsoup.com/patterns.html

We are vending at the Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS) in Salt Lake City, May 7-9 2009. We will have many of our patterns and kits available so stop by and say hello!

The soup recipe this time is for Curried Pear Soup. It is interesting and can be served hot or cold. I like a little less sesame oil in mine but you will have to be the judge! http://www.quiltsoup.com/soup_to_nuts.html

We are working furiously on our “Cradle to Cradle” book for release in July 2009 by Kansas City Star Publications.

You can follow our progress on the QuiltSoup blog, http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/ You just never know, there might be another give-away on the blog!

Until next time,

Bev Proulx Blogs for HG!

Spring has arrived, with the annual national quilt shows beginning next weekend in Chicago. These shows are what all fabric lovers wait for each year. I will be at the AQS show in Paducah the week of April 20th. I look forward to seeing people from all over the world enjoying fabrics, notions, and, most of all, QUILTS. If you see me there, be sure to say Hello. My "Posies Galore" 1930s reproduction line is ready for Quilt Market in May. What a great way to begin the summer, when our leisure time can also include designing and sewing quilts. I love stitching on binding while seated on my deck!
My accompanying picture (see above) this month is the first of two 41 1/2" x 49"quilts I recently made. The design is based on a star quilt top I have from c.1940 and a quilt from 1937 in the book "101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts" by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. I wanted two quilts I could use in my Color seminars and lectures that contained examples of my first two 1930s repro lines. Quilters are often surprised that the same quilt pattern looks very different when color choices vary in each quilt. Also, when not using them for marketing purposes, they will look marvelous on the two hangers in our family room when I am displaying 1900-1950 quilts from my collection around the room. Please enjoy the quilt. I will show the second quilt next time. Until next month, Bev

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shop Hop event in Atlanta has begun

Little Quilts are not only fantastic quilt fabric designers, but they also have their own unique quilt shop based in Atlanta, GA. Their retail store is filled with thousands of bolts of cotton fabrics, as well as books, patterns, and kits for rug hooking, needle punch, needle felting, and stitchery.
SHOP HOP has begun in Atlanta from March 26-29th.
Little Quilts has tranformed their store into a circus (not that it wasn't one before!) LOL.
See what has become of one of our designers.

Little Quilts - 1450-C Roswell Road - Marietta, GA 30062

Phone (770) 578-6727 ~ Fax (770) 509-9748Mon - Sat 10 am to 5 pm

Check out their website for more info and great ideas! http://www.littlequilts.com/

Friday, March 20, 2009

Blog & Recipe from Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup

Hello All, I am dragging quilts and fabric and lunch to Wyoming tomorrow to teach class. I will take a few pictures of the quilts to post on the blog when I get home. I always take Curried Chicken Salad with me. (See below for my special recipe). It makes a good ladies luncheon or Quilt Group supper. I usually do fresh baked rolls, pineapple and banana chunks for appetizer and brownies for dessert.
Bet you wished you were coming to class don't you? Just kidding.
All the best & Enjoy! Barbara

Cucina's Curried Chicken Salad

2 lbs chicken breast, cooked and cut into 1 " pieces
4 ribs celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 c red grapes, cut in halves
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c golden raisins

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 c half and half
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 c rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

In large bowl combine chicken, celery, grapes, nuts and raisins. For dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well blended. Gently fold dressing into chicken mixture. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Serves 8.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Henry Glass at the International Quilt Market

MAY 15- 17, 2009
COME VISIT US AT BOOTHS: 1927, 1929, 1931

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wonderful HG Designer Bev Proulx Blogs Especially for US!

Feb. 24, 2009
Today we have 62 minutes more daylight than on Feb. 1, and the sun is higher, making lovely tree shadows on the snow in my front yard. Spring will come, for this morning was even above zero! Such wonderful quilting time for us in the Upper Midwest!! My next line, named "Posies Galore" thus far, is set to go to Market for all to see in May. I included three novelties in the line that will sparkle with all my fabrics. I am currently working on a quilt done as a 1930's quilt would have been. I have a top with this pattern, so I thought I would use my 1930s reproduction fabrics to grab a bit of the era. I should have a picture of it to share, and perhaps a pattern, later in spring.
I created a new seminar this winter called "Magnificent Color Play (or Building Color Confidence)". I have taught it three times thus far, with three more by mid-April. It has been so enjoyable helping class members develop a confidence regarding color use in their quilts. With such a long winter this year, the quilters need all the color they can get. Talk to you next month. Happy Quilting! Bev

Monday, February 2, 2009

Excerpt from Heather Mulder Peterson's Blog

Just before Christmas, I received a package from Karen, my design director at Henry Glass and CO. Inside that package was 5 yard cuts of the new line that Mom and I had painted up several months earlier. It’s called Rebel Roses and should be in stores next month.

Here's a sneak peak at my stash - I know this looks like a huge stack, but I really wanted you to see the colors.

I also want you to see my partner-in-crime, so to speak, so here’s a shot of my Mom and I with our new goods -

By the way, you don’t even have to read the sentence above to know where I came from. My Mom met up with a friend last week that was visiting from out of state (and they don’t get to see each other that much) and she told Mom that I look more like her than she does! We got a chuckle out of that, as she was good friends with Mom about 20 years ago - the same age that I am now!

I may have mentioned Mom and I working together, just a few times in the past. This fabric line was another of our collaborations. We were inspired by these rich, yet fresh and cheerful colors, along with our favorite mix of prints - An extra large floral, plaids, stripes, and assorted other prints and smaller florals. It’s fun to work on together on the prints, and even more fun when the fabric starts arriving. Since then we have been busy cutting and sewing up some new quilts. We’d like to show you how the fabric works up and maybe try to inspire you with ways to use these fabrics.

I chose to make a new quilt for my kitchen (see above). It’s called From the Heart and it’s in the book Livin’ Large. I’ve already made two of these quilts, so I had to change the words a bit. (I have a hard time following my own directions). The original says Faith ~ Hope ~ Love.

I would also love to make this quilt with Bistro- the new line by Deb Strain and replace the flowers with coffee cups and the words with Mocha - Espresso - Latte. For some reason, I haven’t found the time to make a 4th one!

I take back what I said earlier - maybe this is my favorite. Can you even stand it???
For the Full Blog entry go to....http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Excerpt from Barbara Jones' blog from QuiltSoup

Okay. I am trying something new that I don't know much about. That Anne Sutton over at Bunny Hill made a movie about her new fabric which raised the bar for the rest of the HG designers! I am not as techno-savvy as Anne but have lots of grandkids! There's more than one way to make a quilt block you know!
I asked my granddaughter to make me a little movie of the swatches in our Bubblegum Basics line. She has done that and now I am uploading it to this blog. Didn't work. Of course it wouldn't be quite that easy. Grumble, grumble. Will try again.I have taken a new approach. Just because I can't figure out how to post the movie doesn't mean I can't make a new one of my own... (Tick tock, there goes another hour or four). Oh yeah, and just because I am such an expert, I think I will add music too!Well that didn't exactly work too well. I am nothing if not perseverant!!! (after all it's only time and I am so far behind now that what difference does a few more hours make? WooHoo!!
Success at last! I am a multi-media genius! As you watch the video and listen to the music, you can read the blocks from my cute panel that will give you an idea of what I did or thought or said as I experienced this new adventure. Hope you have fun.Why should I be the only one having all this fun? Why not give you the link so you too can make your own movie? Just keep an eye on the clock! Oh yeah...thanks Anne for broadening my horizons!
Go to http://www.henryglassfabrics.com/ to see the full line of Barbara Jones' Bubble Gum Basics. We also have a great FREE PROJECT too!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bev Proulx- HG designer....blogs for us!

I am ready for tropical prints and Hawaiian muu-muus! We had four days with below zero temperatures last week, and I am ready to change my quilting plans, that is for sure! Something in winter sets our design plans toward a cheeryspring. I taught two four-hour color confidence seminars last week during the cold. The quilters were so happy to discover that the warmth of red added so much pizzazz to their color choices. The sun reflected off the snow through large windows at the shop, and the lights changed everyone's perceptions regarding color. One of the most interesting of their discoveries is that they can indeed use 1930s reproductions and create a light-medium-dark palette for a quilt of many fabrics. What a pleasure it was for me to watch their color growth as each hour passed!

I do find myself wishing I was heading off to warmer climes forjust a few days. I know, however, many other quilters are housebound in these times and looking for new and exciting quilting and fabric ideas. As we spend a little money at several shops, let us select fabrics that excite our possibilities as we plan our future quilting efforts! Let us support our shops that provide us with the wonderful creativity we all need! I am eager to finalize my next line for Henry Glass & Co. We should have it in the pipeline soon. I will keep you posted as things progress. I know you will love the new novelty and floral prints! Meanwhile, keep quilting and using my Henry Glass fabrics. Happy New Year! Bev Proulx
To see Bev's current line Pocketful of Posies (Authentic Prints from the 1930's) go to http://www.henryglassfabrics.com/ She will have a new line Posies Galore coming out soon! Stay tuned for a preview....
Happy Quilting!!