Friday, June 29, 2012

Lisa Visits Country Threads & A Giveaway!


Lisa and Leanne visited Country Threads Pattern Company & Quilt Shop. Wow, Leanne has some fabulous shops in her area! Everyone was gearing up for the All Iowa Shop Hop! Did you do the Shop Hop? Here's some eye candy from Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene's shop! Thank you for treating us to this sneak peek!

Now to some giveaway fun! Tell us the name of your favorite traditional quilt block! Entries before 4 p.m. Friday, July 6th, 2012 please! Good luck!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hens & Chicks Eye Candy

One of the beautiful shops that Lisa got to visit was Hen and Chicks Studio in Conrad, Iowa. It is owned by Heidi Kaisand. Many of you may know her as the woman who created Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting magazine and other publications! She has a long and extensive career and now she owns this fabulous quilt shop.

 What a lovely selection and the samples are so pretty too!

She hosts retreats too and look at the adorable pillows and beds! What a great idea!

They offer long-arm services too!

Thank you for hosting Lisa! You have a darling shop!



Back in May Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife was a guest blogger. We had a giveaway and the drawing got lot in the shuffle and chaos of Quilt Market! So sorry. Forgive us.

We have selected a winner for that giveaway!

WoolenSails said...
I love the pineapple quilt and the recipe. I use pineapples a lot and always looking for new recipes to make.




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Whole Country Caboodle And Then Some!

We still have some more Quilt Market photos to show you. We have a long list of talented designers, don't we!

Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle had a lovely booth. That ruffle bag on the right is very cute! Here's Leanne with her wonderful helpers!

Right after Quilt Market, one of our Design Directors, Lisa, had a great adventure with Leanne and she is going to share it with us in the next few posts on the blog.

Lisa's Iowa Adventure ...

Many, many thanks to Leanne Anderson and the entire Anderson Family for their truly wonderful hospitality.  It was my good fortune to have the opportunity to spend a few days after the Kansas City Quilt Market with the Andersons in Iowa ... my husband, Randy in tow. Our trip started out Sunday evening in Suburban packed to the ceiling with Leanne's market booth. The 5 hour road trip back to their place flew by as we never ran out of stories to share. We arrived late in the night or should I say early i the morning.

We sleepy travelers, settled in for the night to recharge our batteries for our adventures the next day. Those of you who are familiar with Leanne's fabric lines, may get a kick out of the fact that we did stay in a Cabin by the Lake! The Andersons have a cute as a button cozy guest cabin on the edge of their property overlooking beautiful Cedar Lake. We woke up to the sound of honking geese and a fantastic sunrise each morning. The weather was perfect!

[Leanne, Lisa and Kaytlyn]

We packed as much fun and adventure as we could in each day. We visited several quilt shops in the area, spoke with the individual shop owners for a bet and searched the shops for treasures and inspiration. Each shop had so much to offer. A special thanks to Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, owners of Country Threads Pattern Comapny & Quilt Shop, Denise, owner of Quilter's Window and Heidi Kaisand, owner of Hen & Chicks Studio for taking the time to chat a little with us and for allowing us to explore their shops. What fun! Everyone was gearing up for the All Iowa Shop Hop! So there was a flurry of activity everywhere.

[Lisa and Toby]


We saved enough time to visit and get a glimpse of Leanne's world. She enjoys a lovely studio space with large sliding glass door with a gorgeous view of the lake below. Here she creates her clever characteristics and runs her kit and pattern business. Leanne surrounds herself with her favorite fabrics, many of her own, and it is wall to wall bolts of fabulous fabric! Leanne and her daughter, Kaytlyn share in the day-to-day operations of The Whole Country Caboodle. Kaytlyn Webb has branched out with her own patterns in Kansas City under the brand "Caboodle" Kay-T-Dids! She's off to a great start ... market was profitable for Caboodle Kay-T-Dids as well! Leanne shares another business with both her daughters, Kaytlyn and Shelby. It is a retail shop called Patchwork & Primitives. This clever occasion shop opens twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month. Make time for a visit and you won't be sorry! There are many treasures to be found inside.

We enjoyed a wonderful meal alfresco and shared some great stories by the fireside at the lake. Leanne, her husband Ed, Kaytlyn, Toby [the Anderson's 2-year old grandson] and Shelby shared a meal and wonderful lively visit with us. Toby stole the show and our hearts. Thanks to Shelby for sharing him with us. We feel that we made some great friends on Iowa and hope to get back to see them again soon! Thanks, Anderson family! It's your turn to come visit us in NYC!

Wow, what a great trip that Lisa had. Come back to get a look at the shops that she visited!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Picadilly Lane and Winners!

We have been showing you lots of great coverage from Quilt Market in Kansas City. We hope that you've been enjoying it. We still have more! 

Brenda Pinnick is one of our licensed designers and she has a fabulous line coming out next month called, Picadilly Lane. There's a free pattern on our site for a quilt and a gorgeous little tote bag. It's just the thing that you need now that summer's here!

The colors are lush and gorgeous! She's such a fun lady and she filmed a little tutorial today for you on some tips about mixed media work. We're going to have to get some of that glittery stuff that she's showing! 

We've got the winners of the giveaway! Thank you all for participating in Heather's virtual baby shower! It was so much fun. The winners are Donna Small and Kristen King. Congratulations!

Carter William Peterson is such a darling! Congratulations again to Heather and Joel! Get some rest and we look forward to see more photos of that adorable little boy of yours!

Donna Small of Indiana

Kristen King of Minnesota

We've got Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle and more! Our designers are going to have some great content for you in the upcoming months so come back for more!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome, Carter William!

Congratulations to Heather & Joel! Carter William made his debut into the world last week and we couldn't be happier for the whole family! You can read the details here! We have chosen the winners to the contest and will let you know tomorrow! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Some Rooftop Fun

Some of our designers are licensed textile and surface designers who work beyond the walls of the quilting industry. Recently, a couple of the designers visited New York City and the Henry Glass offices while they were exhibiting at Surtex.

After some work, the ladies went over to the Strand Hotel for some lunch. What a great rooftop restaurant! From left to right above, Karen Junquet [HG], designer Beth Logan, designer Delphine Cubitt, Diane Potter and Harriet Clemons [HG].

We got a peek at Delphine's adorable booth at Surtex too!

These lovely ladies design beautiful fabric for you! Thanks for stopping by! We love having Beth, Delphine and Diane in the office for a day!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Jill Finley On APQ Radio

It's Monday morning and Pat Sloan is always extra busy because it is time for her weekly radio show, American Patchwork and Quilting Radio.

Today, Pat has our very own Jill Finley on her show. Make sure that you tune in at 4 p.m. EST. Check out the details here.

Hatched and Patched!

Do you love embroidery as much as you love quilting? Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched has just the prettiest designs for you! We had a delightful time visiting with her. It is a special treat because she's from NSW, as in Australia!

Take a look at all of her designs! Whimsical and adorable, don't you think?

Here's the color card for her fabric range, Love To Garden

We hope that you've enjoyed Monday's eye candy! Thanks, Anni! Make sure that you check out her Schoolhouse on our Youtube Channel here.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Henry Glass Schoolhouse 4

Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns

Henry Glass Schoolhouse 3

Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Designs!

Henry Glass Schoolhouse 2

Beth Hawkins and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Cre8ive
PJ Anderson of Silver Thimble

New Youtube Channel! Henry Glass Schoolhouse 1

We have a new Youtube Channel and we've posted a few of our Schoolhouse presentations. Stay tuned for more! Let us know what you think!

Henry Glass Schoolhouse 1

Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
Jana Nielson of Izzy & Ivy Designs


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Heather's Virtual Baby Shower, Designer's Edition III

[Photography courtesy of Heather Mulder Peterson]

Today is Heather's due date and we are waiting for the news anytime! We've got the last few designer's guesses. This is so much fun! Make sure that you put your guess in too! Details here!

Delivery Date: June 16 at 6:00 a.m.
Weight: 7 pounds, 12 ounces
Advice: Enjoy and get lots of rest! I loved my Bjorn carrier and MacLaren strollers. 
Other than that we didn't get all of the baby gear. We wanted a lot of books but I 
see that you've got that covered! So happy for you and Joel! xo

Karen Junquet [above, left]
Henry Glass Fabrics

Delivery Date: June 10
Weight: 6 pounds, 11 ounces
Advice: Take advantage of all aunts, uncles, cousins, who will help and 
give a hand with baby!

Lisa Loessel [above, right]
Henry Glass Fabrics

Delivery Date:  June 14th at 3:15 a.m.
Weight:  7 pounds, 11 ounces
Advice: Get as much rest as you can now!

Good luck to Heather and Joel! We look forward to meeting the new baby!

Heather's Virtual Shower, Designers' Edition II

[Photography courtesy of Heather Mulder Peterson]

We're on day 2 of the Designers' Edition of Heather Mulder Peterson's Virtual Baby Shower! We've got to get the numbers up because her due date is tomorrow! Heather, we are thinking about you, Joel and baby! Good luck! For the rest of you, please put in your guesses here. You have until Friday to enter to win some fabric and her new book! Good luck to you!

Meanwhile, Heather's received some of her fabric, Seaside Cottage. Lovely! Take a peek here and on her blog.

[Photography courtesy of Heather Mulder Peterson]

So here we go with some other guesses from our designers. They've got some great advice too!

Barbara Jones

Delivery Date: June 20
Weight: 7 pounds, 2 ounces
Advice: Children will survive in spite of you not always
because of you!! [Advice to me from a wise old pediatrician!]

Mary Jane Carey

Delivery Date: June 22, 7:10 p.m.
Weight: 8 pounds, 12 ounces
Advice:  Get some sleep now because you will need
it after the baby is born!

Delivery Date: Since she made it past the full moon on the 4th, we're going to say she'll be just a little late.
We'll go with Flag Day on the 14th with an all-American boy!
Weight: 8 pounds,  2 ounces
Advice: About junior high when you start to question what happened to your cute,
adorable, little boy, my mom always told me, "they all grow up in spite of you"
and thankfully for the difficult times, and sadly for the terrific times, she was
correct! Enjoy and celebrate every single bit!

Dawn Heese

Delivery Date: June 14
Weight: 7 pounds,  14 ounces
Advice: Nap when the baby naps!

Delivery Date: June 19

Weight: 7 pounds,  12 ounces
Advice: Best product is the portable fabric chair with clamps to be 
able to have your baby sit at any table with you.

Best advice: Try to take care of yourself and your child. It's so easy to forget yourself once
you become responsible for this precious bundle, and at some point when you're ready,
try to go back to having a regular date night with your husband. Very important to have
adult time for you both.

Jess Goldman

Delivery Date: June 7th
Weight: 7 pounds, 2 ounces
Advice: Treat every day like a gift because it is! Time flies and things 
change quickly so enjoy here and now! Oh and if your little one ever 
gets into the Vaseline and puts it all over his hair, use olive oil and
then mild liquid soap to get it out! [I've been there!]

Great advice, ladies! Come back soon! We've got a few more answers from the Henry Glass family!