Monday, February 25, 2013

Desire To Inspire

Remember when we told you that our goal is to inspire you to quilt and sew more? We've been creating different ideas to help you with that goal. Have you been following along Jill Finley's [Jillily Studiospdq* Club [pretty darn quick] so far? Her projects so far have been darling and easy. Check back each month to see her new projects. You can find the projects all labeled with "pdq Club" along the right sidebar.

Today we'd like to introduce you to our Desire To Inspire Challenge. We want to challenge YOU to sew or quilt something from our fabric. We found our initial challengers on our Facebook wall and through referrals. These quilters showed us some finished projects that they had made and we asked them if they would take our challenge. Lucky for us, they jumped at the chance.

[L: Barbara Malgioglio, R: Linda Parillo]

How does it work? You send us a photo of something that you've sewn or quilted. If the photograph catches our attention, you could be selected to be a challenger. We send you some fabric [randomly selected from our most current lines] to play with. You will not know which fabric you have to work with until the box arrives on your doorstep. You have about three weeks to design and sew something fabulous. You keep the design and the finished project but you need to send us some great photographs of the finished project. We will show off the project on our blog. Oh yes, we will interview you too! Does it sound like fun? Get busy and send us the photographs to hginfo[at]att[dot]net. [Please note that the e-mail has been updated.]

Today we have our first challenger. We sent her some fabric from the Bee Happy line by Shelly Comisky.  Let's see what our challenger made with this happy and bright line.


Challenger: Barbara Malgioglio
Fabric: Bee Happy by Shelly Comisky

HG:  Where do you live?
BM:  Central New Jersey 

HG:  How long have you been quilting?
BM:  Five years

HG:  What's your favorite technique?
BM:  I love to use the AccuQuilt Go!

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt?
BM:  My BFF Linda Ruth Parillo.

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds?
BM:  Yes, an informal guild. We are called the Sew Watts. There are seven of us.

HG:  Anything else that you would like to share with our readers?
BM:  Quilting brings me to a special place. I am very grateful for my friends that are in my group. We have a great time and lots of laughs. A total stress reliever!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful quilt and for taking part in our challenge, Barbara! We are sending you another bundle of fabric to thank you for making this fabulous project. We want to inspire you to make another fabulous project!

If you want to be considered for our challenge, please e-mail a photograph of a finished project made by you to this address with "Challenge" in the subject line. We look forward to meeting new challengers soon.



Jill Finley said...

Awesome project. I love this idea. Can't wait to see more from the readers!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful quilt and the fabrics are so cute!! Great job!!! I am envious ;).

Carrie P. said...

what a great quilt using the fabric. Beautiful!

Judy said...

Love her quilt. I would like to try. Let you know. Thank you!!

Jaftex said...


Thanks for your interest. We'd love to see what you do. Please send your best photo to hginfo(at)att(dot)net as indicated in the post. Also, "challenge" should be in the subject line.


Shari Shobe said...

I love this collection; yellows and black. Beautiful quilt! Great job.