Monday, January 31, 2011

HG Designer Jill Finley Blogs for US!

Hi! I’m Jill Finley of Jillily Studio, and I am glad to be here to blog for my favorite fabric company—Henry Glass! I thought for sure that I had posted here before, but I guess not, so it is about time!
My third line, “Elizabeth’s Letters” just arrived at my door a few weeks ago, so maybe you are enjoying it now too. I have seen it in several quilt shops, and I know that it is going fast, so I hope you can find it at a shop near you.
Let me tell you about this fabric….
I used a handwritten letter from my great-grandmother as a design element for this line. The letter was written in 1898 by Elizabeth, to her daughter, Margaritha. It was a farewell letter as she sent her daughters off to America, leaving behind their family and beloved homeland of Switzerland.
My grandmother was only 18 years old when she left home with two younger sisters. They did not know when they left if they would ever see their parents again.
The letter is penned in German script, but I do have an interpretation of part of it….

“Memory and farewell words from your never forgetting mother. My dear child, take these few lines with you as you travel. . . Be an example to your brothers and sisters, as the oldest daughter. . . Never forget your parents who raised you with tender care. Pray for the ones who stay behind that they can follow soon . . .
Now goodbye , my dear child. I wish you happiness and God’s blessings throughout your life’s journey. . .
In memory from your mother. Farewell, my dear child. . .”

Isn’t that sweet? I tried to capture the graceful lines and motifs of European charm with the sweet look of a new experience into this special collection. The lovely pinks and greens and ‘berries with cream’ will surely inspire you in your new quilting journeys!
I designed this FREE quilt pattern using “Elizabeth’s Letters”.

Just download it at

I also have another quilt design, Meadow,
using “Elizabeth’s Letters.” This pattern is available on my website or in a quilt shop.


I just went to the mail box and my new issue of American Patchwork and Quilting was just sitting in there waiting for me to open it!

I was excited because I knew what was inside…

AROUND THE TOWN by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio!

It is always exciting to see my projects in print. The timing on this one is perfect. The fabric just barely arrived in stores, and now here’s a quilt made from it in this magazine! (It is the April 2011 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, available on newsstands on Feb. 1, 2011.)

Well, I guess that is enough excitement for one day! I hope you find some of “Elizabeth’s Letters” and sew it up into something wonderful. Send me a picture and I will post it on my blog. I can’t wait to show you the next line….you’re gonna love it!
Happy Quilting!
For More Info on Jill Finley go to her website:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Heather Mulder Peterson writes about her NEW fabric line Artful Home.

That's a really clever title, isn't it? I always struggle with naming things
and blog titles are no exception. Oh well, not my gift!
Getting to the point, I had a fun package arrive from overseas. This was inside...My sample yardage of Artful Home has arrived!

That means the line has been printed and has been stashed on a boat to make its journey to the US. Before it is trapped on that boat for 2 months, 5 yards are sent ahead to me, so I can start making some projects. That way they are ready when the yardage arrives in Quilt Shops.

I cant wait to get started planning and cutting.
In fact, I am so anxious to get to work that I am going to forgo talking, (or in this case, typing) and just show a few pictures.

Next time I talk to you this stack may look different! Hopefully it will look more like a quilt or two. Or maybe Three or Four...

Friday, January 21, 2011

And The Winner is....

Congratulations to...Evelyn Chambers of Redmond, WA.
You are the winner of the Henry Glass Fat Quarter Give-A-Way.
Thank you all for your great comments and responses!
Please stay tuned for our future drawings and prizes.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome New HG Designer Shelly Comiskey!

HG would like to introduce you to one of our new Designers...Shelly Comiskey.
Are you ready for the snow?? I hear we are going to get some this weekend!
Coincidentally, Shelly's new line is called I LOVE SNOW.
Check out the full line on our website

For more information on Shelly Comiskey check out her website:

Hope you are staying warm! :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Free Fat Quarter Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone!
Happy New Year! We wanted to let you to know about our
All YOU have to do is to go to our Henry Glass website and check out our new lines (look for **NEW).
Then leave a comment on our Henry Glass blog mentioning which is your favorite new line--Then we will randomly pick a winner on Wed, January 19.

Also, you should 'friend' us on FACEBOOK- put in Henry Glass Fabrics- and become friends with US. GOOD LUCK!
Stay Tuned for the Winner!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Check out HG Designer Linda Lum Debono on the Radio

Happy New Year to all you Quilters!!
Thought you would like to know that HG Designer Linda Lum Debono will be featured on
Pat Sloan's radio show--it is today at 4pm.
Sorry for the late notice- hope you can all tune in!
Click here for links to Linda's site and blog:'s radioshow