Friday, December 28, 2012

Thoughts For The Year And Giveaway Too!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are hoping that you received a lot of quilting goodies under the tree. Another year is upon us and we love to want to thank you for being awesome! This year we worked hard at bringing you some new things. Thank you for being here with us this year! Here are some of our highlights:

1. Great Fabric
We love to bring you great designs and fabulous fabric!

2. Blog Hop
We had a few blog hops. Our annual holiday blog hop is always a beautiful one and the summer one was such fun.

3. Contests
Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife designed a line called Happy Town and we announced a contest. The fabric will be out soon and we look forward to your submissions!

4. Book Signings at Quilt Market
For those of you who attend Quilt Market [wholesale trade show], we hosted some awesome book signings for our designers at our booth. Buggy Barn, Jill Finley, Barb Jones, Linda Lum DeBono and Kim Diehl were fun and fabulous to have around the booth. We have some great designers and we love to show them off! Look forward toward some more exciting fun at our booth in Portland this spring.

5. Fabulous Sentiments Sampler Quilt And Other Free Designs
Dawn Heese designed a gorgeous pattern for you! The patterns on our website are terrific too.

6. New Guest Designer Profiles
We think that it is important for you to get to know our designers, see where they work and what influences what they do. Delphine Cubitt, Beth Logan, Brenda Pinnick, Debbie Taylor-Kerman and Shelly Comisky are illustrators who license with us and it is fun to get to know them because they're not totally in the quilting industry. Leanne Anderson has an interview coming up.

7. Social Media Fun on Facebook
Have you liked us yet? We'd love to see you there!

8. Giveaways
We've been hosting some fun giveaways here. Fat quarter bundles for you to win sure makes this space fun. Look forward to some more in the new year.

9. Designer Inspiration

We've asked the designers to dig deep and to share with us the background to their designs. They're wonderfully talented and it is nice to know what inspires them for each line that they design. Lizzie B Cre8ve, The Pattern Basket, Anni Downs, Amy Hamberlin, Dana Brooks, Heather Mulder Peterson, Debi Hron, Jana Nielson, Kari Ramsay, Little Quilts, Marie Cole, Mary Jane Carey and Vicki Lynn Oehlke have or will be contributing their ideas soon!

10. Free Patterns
No need to comment any more! Go over to our free patterns page for some great designs!

That is not the entire list but we are proud of what we've worked on and these are just some of the highlights. Tell us what your highlight of the year was for 2012! We'll send you a bundle of fabric to give you some inspiration for the new year.

Enter by January 2, 2013 at midnight and we'll pull a name randomly. Good luck!

Happy New Year!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Sentiments Sampler Quilt: Block 12 And Finished!

We cannot believe that the design of this fabulous quilt is finished! Thank you to the awesome Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Designs for all of her hard work and inspiration. If you haven't started, please run out to your local quilt shop to buy Dawn's gorgeous fabric, Best Wishes. The entire quilt is made up from the Best Wishes line and the colors are so pretty, don't you think? If you are looking for the patterns, we've labelled all of the posts under "sentiments quilt" over there on the right sidebar. We would love to see your version of Sentiments Sampler Quilt. If you are on Facebook, post it on our fan page or you can simply e-mail it to us at henryglassinfo [at] with the subject line, Sentiments Sampler Quilt.

Here is block 12. The beauty of these blocks are their simplicity and use of fabric to create all of the textures in such simply pieced blocks. You can download the pattern for 12 and finishing directions here.

Here are some of the fabrics from the "Best Wishes" fabric line. Enjoy!

Remember, if you want to download the patterns, click on the labels on the right sidebar where it says "sentiments quilt" and all of the related posts will pop up.

Here are some photos of Dawn at Quilt Market this past fall. You can see the finished Sentiments Sampler Quilt below along with some of her other designs.

Thank you for following along. Please give Dawn some love here or on her blog


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guest Designer: Barb Jones, QuiltSoup

Today we have designer Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup talking to us about her latest designing adventures. For Henry Glass, her line Cruzin' has made its debut into quilt shops around the world. The bicycle print is to die for!

The fun free pattern is available here for you to download. Let us know what your favorite print is! We love Barb's bright and happy fabrics along with the simple but whimsical elements of each print.

She has recently authored and adorable book called "A Batch Of QuiltSoup" for Martingale & Co. Have you seen it? Very fresh and adorable. Check it out here.

Barb has received some press too! She was on Pat Sloan's American Patchwork and Quilting Radio and she has a design in McCall's. 

Phew, Barb, we don't know how you do it all! Here she is with Mary Ellen Von Holt of Little Quilts while they were at Quilt Market. 

Thanks for the visit, Barb.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Sentiments Quilt Sampler: Block 11

How can this be? We are at block 11! Wow. Only one more to go. If you have been just enjoying the quilt but want to make one, make sure that you get Dawn Heese's line Best Wishes fabric from your local quilt shop! The line is so pretty. You can download the pattern here.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Holidays From Kim Diehl

Happy Holidays!

First, let me say congratulations to Ethel Snow, who is the winner of my "Very Merry Holiday Party" giveaway ... Ethel, please drop me a line at to claim your goodies!

With the holiday season upon us, we're all looking for quick and easy quilting projects, especially those we can whip together and give as gifts. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to share a fast placemat and table runner idea using my new Garden Grove collection of fabrics.

Ready? Here we go! For each placemat, simply stitch one star block as instructed in the Garden Grove lap quilt project pattern

Next, join six assorted print 2 1/2" squares to make a strip ... you'll need two of these pieced strips for each placemat. Press the center seam of each strip to one side, and the remaining seams toward the center.

Join a pieced strip to each end of the star block. Press the seam allowances away from the star block. Layer the pieced top with the batting and a backing, quilt the layers, and bind with the print of your choice for a finished placemat measuring 12 1/2" x 16 1/2."

These are so quick to stitch that I had one pieced in less than half an hour. For even more of a wow factor, try joining three star blocks together end to end, and then surround them with a border of assorted print 2 1/2" squares (you'll need 52 in all) - your finished table runner will measure 16 1/2" x 40 1/2".  So fun and fast, you'll want to gift yourself with a set!

Wishing you all a most excellent holiday season!


Thanks, Kim!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Sentiments Sampler Quilt - Block 10

Block 10. Did I just say that? Wow. We're counting down to the last two blocks now. We should give Dawn Heese a lot of love for this design. It is totally fabulous! Download the pattern here.

Who do you make quilts for? Do you make them just for family? Have you ever made them for co-workers?

Come back for more Quilt Market catch-up. November just flew by and Christmas is just a few weeks away. Unbelievable!


Monday, December 3, 2012

The Sentiments Sampler Quilt

We are so pleased to be able to catch up. Dawn has moved into a new home and she has internet! Awesome! How are your blocks coming along? Please do show us by e-mailing or by posting to our Facebook site!

Here's block 9 and tomorrow we will have block 10. You can download the PDF pattern here. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Thanks for your patience!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Town for Quilts For Kids

[Click on the photo to see the full line.]

Are you ready to put on your sewing/thinking caps? We are going to have a contest! Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife has designed a very fun line called Happy Town and it is just adorable if we may say so ourselves! The line will hit the shelves at your local quilt shop in January!

As you can see, the line is great for kids and it is so versatile. You can make a playmat, a quilt, pillowcases or anything you wish for that special child in your life. The most fabulous thing is that Jacquelynne is donating all of her royalties to Quilts For Kids and Henry Glass will be donating a portion to the great cause as well!

The details of the contest and submission form for you to download here.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your entries!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Who Needs Powerball? We've Got A Grand Prize Winner!

Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle

There's a lot of news about the big Powerball drawing this evening but who needs that? We've got the name of the winner of The Henry Glass Very Merry Party! Thank you all for joining in on the fun! We sure did! The winner of the grand prize giveaway is:
Lj Meyers 

Here are my guesses:
1 Leanne Anderson
2 Kari Ramsey
3 Heather Mulder Peterson
4 Shelly Comisky 
5 Mary Ellen Von Holt
6 Kim Diehl
7 Dawn Heese
8 Beth Logan
9 Delphine Cubitt 
10 Jana Nielson 
11 Liz (Lizzie B Crea8ive)
12 Beth  (Lizzie B Crea8ive)
13 Jill Finley
14 Margot Languedoc 
15 Wilma Sanchez
16 Linda Lum DeBono
17 Brenda Pinnick

The Very Merry Hop has been fun and I've enjoyed getting to know these designers and hear their stories.  They offered so many wonderful ideas, tips, patterns and projects.  

Thanks for the chance to win.
Linda (LJ) Meyers

Congratulations, Linda! Please e-mail your address to Thank you to EVERYONE for participating! 

Before we get to the answers, we wanted to mention that  Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife is having a giveaway of her own. She needs your help and opinion so go and make some suggestions for her already fabulous newsletter! That got us to thinking. Do you still like blog hops? Do you have suggestions to make it a better experience for you? We've been working hard at bringing you some fun stuff on this blog since our update earlier this year. What would you like to see more of on our blog in the future? 

Kari Ramsay/Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co.

Heather Mulder Peterson/Anka's Treasures

Shelly Comisky

Mary Ellen Von Holt/Little Quilts

Kim Diehl

Dawn Heese/Linen Closet Quilts
Beth Logan

Delphine Cubitt

Jana Nielson/Izzy & Ivy Designs

Beth Hawkins/Lizzie B Cre8ive

 Liz Hawkins/Lizzie B Cre8ive

Jill Finley/Jillily Studios

Margot Languedoc/The Pattern Basket

Wilma Sanchez

Linda Lum DeBono

Brenda Pinnick

Was it tough to guess? Which features ended up helping you out? Did our clues help at all?
Thanks for playing along!