Thursday, February 27, 2014

Desire To Inspire - February 2014 Edition

Welcome to the February 2014 Edition of Desire To Inspire Challenge. Thanks to all of you who have been sending in your photos. We contact you when we've selected you to participate in the Desire To Inspire Challenge. Thanks for being patient. You can view all past challenges by clicking the button on the right sidebar. 

This month the featured fabric is Cuteville by Cathy Heck Studio. This collection featured fun farm animals and lots of happy coordinating prints including farm animals, bandana motifs, geometrics and a wonderful panel. The colors are bold and what a great collection to feature in a nursery or child's room.

Let's meet the February Desire To Inspire Challenger. She said that she loved the challenge and would do it again! 

HG: Your name?
NT:  Nicole Tull

HG: Where do you live?
NT:  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada.

HG: Family?
NT: I am married with 3 wonderful kids.

HG: What's your favorite quilting technique?
NT: My favourite quilting technique would be machine quilting.

HG: Who taught you how to quilt?
NT: I learned quilting basics from my Grandma and then I took a lot of classes.

HG: Do you belong to a guild?
NT: I belong to our local guild - Stitches from the Heart Quilt Guild.

HG:  Is there anything else that you want to share with us?
NT: I am a long arm quilter and enjoy doing custom quilting. You can see my work at:

HG: Thank you Nicole! Your work is fabulous. Follow Henry Glass here on the blog or "like" the Henry Glass Facebook page.  


Monday, February 24, 2014

Do You Use An eReader?

“Every eReader needs a cover!” by Brenda Miller

The ladies at Little Quilts sent along this photo of an eReader cover that is made out of their shirtings fabric. If you are interested in making one, contact Little Quilts.

They wrote:
"eReaders are so popular now and we love all the patterns available for making covers.   We especially like this cover because it’s made from a fat quarter bundle of Little Darlings II shirtings!"

Here's the inside of the case. It is a great design. You can dress it up anyway you like by using different fabrics or adding embroidery to the fabric before you start sewing up the case.

We're wondering how many of you have an eReader and do you use it in your quilting or sewing life? Do you like to have your pattern beside you as you sew? Do you use it to watch a program or to look at a pattern? 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winners! Winners! Winners!

Inspiration Tuesday: Indigo Blues

Thanks for participating in our We Love You Giveaway. Keep in touch by following the blog here or being a fan on Facebook. Henry Glass Fabrics is working hard at inspiring you to quilt and sew!

The winners of the giveaway bundles are the following lucky individuals. E-mail your contact information here and the bundle will be sent to you!

Day 1:

Christine S said...
I love navy,red or orange and dislike purples. Even though I don't like it, I see people say purples are lacking in fabric choices.
February 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Day 2:
Amy Lou Fritsch I would like to see more of realistic dogs or cats .

Day 3:

Jodi Connors said...
I love all the muted tones, earthy tones, but only a select few really put these in their fabric collections. I dislike bright green, orange, emerald green. I would love to see more Gray in fabrics.

February 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

NOTE:  Please contact us by February 20 at 4 p.m. Otherwise you forfeit the prize and we will select another winner. Thanks.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

We LOVE YOU Giveaway! - Last Day


Thanks for participating in our giveaway! Reading about what you'd want to see in a new collection was a lot of fun. It was interesting to see the diverse tastes of Henry Glass fans. 

Today you are entering to win some Flannel Essentials by The Buggy Barn. What is your big quilting or sewing project of the year? Are you going to make a quilt? Will you try to sew a dress? Let us know by midnight tonight to qualify for the drawing. The other days of the giveaway and details are here and here.  Good luck!

Make sure that you follow us here on the blog or "like" our page on Facebook to keep up to date with Henry Glass news and #giveaways.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

We LOVE YOU Giveaway


Thanks for all of the love that you gave us yesterday! We loved reading all of the comments and it is fun for us to read about your likes and dislikes. The wide range and sometimes polar opposite opinions amazed us. For example, some loved lime green whereas others were not so keen on it. We are sure that today's answers will provide an equally interesting read.

Today's featured fabric to give away is the ... and Sew On Line. Dress forms, scissors, and sewing machines are some of the adorable elements in this collection for sewing enthusiasts.

Here's a sampling of the prints in this fun collection. The rest of the line is featured on the Henry Glass website here and the free project downloads accompanying the line are fun.


Yesterday it was about color. Today, we'd like to know what sort of prints you like. Chevrons, flowers and woodland critters like owls have been very popular in the past few years. What sort of prints would you like to see more of? Which prints would you like to see less of?  Graphics, textures and plaids? Kids novelty? Seasonal collections like Christmas? 

Remember, there is no right or wrong answer. Just leave your answer here on the blog or on Facebook. We will select a winner of the bundle of fabric. [Selection is random and the fabric is our choice.] Giveaway ends Sunday, February 16th at midnight.

Good luck!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! We Love You Giveaway.


The Henry Glass offices are located in NYC and as you know by now, the northeast was hit with a big snowstorm. We long for spring and warmer temperatures! Stay warm if you are affected by the snow storms of late.

One day last week there was some organizing going on in the offices and we thought that it would be so fun if we showed YOU how much we love our fans. For the next few days, we will ask you some questions and all you have to do is answer here on the blog or on Facebook. Also, please let your friends know about the giveaway. The more the merrier! There's no right or wrong. We want to know what you like. We will select a winner of the bundle of fabric each day. [Random and fabric is our choice.] Giveaway ends Sunday, February 16 at midnight.

We simply want to say that Henry Glass Fabrics LOVES our fans! Are you ready? What are your most and least favorite colors in quilt fabrics? What colors do you find lacking in the marketplace now and you would like to see more of?  Today's winner will receive a bundle of Bears & Buddies.

Happy Valentine's Day! Good luck!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pheasant Run Jelly Roll Race Anyone?

Do you know what a 1600 Quilt is?.....Have you ever made a Jelly Roll race Quilt? Here’s one made with Pheasant Run from Little Quilts. Gather your stash so you have 40 strips 2 ½” x 40”, join them end to end. Then bring the bottom to the top…sew them together to make two rows, cut at the end and sew them together to make four row. Keep going till you get the size you want. Little Quilts quilt ended up to be about 58” x 60”.

It’s a fun project for your bee quilt or retreat project. Send Little Quilts [contact] a picture of what you’ve done with Pheasant Run and they’ll send you some goodies! All of their information and quilt goods for sale are on their website at Little Quilts.

Meanwhile, you can view Little Quilts' new collection, Reflections of the South, up close on the Henry Glass website. Their new line is centered on a proud eagle panel and many beautiful prints that will inspire you to make your own Baltimore Album. Little Quilts has designed several gorgeous quilts to accompany Reflection of the South including a Baltimore Album design. You can find them here.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Desire To Inspire - Early February Edition, Part 2

Yesterday we showed you Denise Mitchell's lovely quilt for her Desire To Inspire Challenge. As we said, we challenged two friends and today we present you with Debbie Ragowski's version of her challenge. The ladies were given bundles of Flannel Essentials by The Buggy Barn and a deadline.

Fast forward to today and we have a two beautiful flannel quilts. Thank you to all who have written in and sent your photos to be considered for the challenge. We will get to you so be patient. We've had many submissions.

Debbie Rogowski

Where do you live?
I live in South East Texas a very small town named Buna.

I have a lovable husband, 2 beautiful daughters, a wonderful Son-in-Law and 3 beautiful granddaughters.

How long have you been quilting?
I’ve only quilted now for maybe 3 years but I’ve been sewing since I was about 7-8 no one around me ever quilted and I always wanted to. So I taught myself some, made lots of mistakes and then found wonderful people on line that offer all sorts of assistance.

What's your favorite technique? 
I love the no waste flying geese method. Especially when I have 4 done at the same time.

Who taught you how to quilt? 
Many wonderful people on line showed me what I didn’t quite understand.  I had watched Fons & Porter and Eleanor Burns and oh even before them Simply Quilts on TV for many years before I decided to jump in. After hurricane Rita struck the only TV we could get was Satellite and we lost all over our quilt shows. The cable company folded up their wires and went home lol.

Do you belong to any guilds? 
I don’t belong to any guilds, I’m told there is one about 40 miles from here and I am going to their quilt show next week.  So that may be a start.

Anything else you would like to share with our readers?  
I LOVE fabric, and I love making things for others.  I try to set aside a little time each day and more on the weekends to sew or shop for fabric and supplies.  One on line friend of mine tells me all the time and I love her for it “there are NO quilt police”  I think I may have to make a sign for my room with that on it.  Another good friend (almost sister) that I met on Facebook and I try to do things together, motivate each other.  If we are just in a funk we pull the other out.  We may make something silly on the weekend when we have more time and then share with each other what our interpretation of it is.  Enjoy enjoy it’s just so much fun!!

I have to thank all the fabric and notions companies for giving us ideas and keeping us motivated.  I WILL soon make covers for each of my machines LOL

HG:  Great job, Denise and Debbie. We had fun seeing your projects.

Thank you to all who have written in and sent your photos to be considered for the challenge. We will get to you so be patient. We've had many submissions.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Desire To Inspire - Early February Edition, Part 1

We have double the fun post this month for the Desire To Inspire Challenge. Two friends, Denise Mitchell and Debbie Rogowski were on our Facebook page and we thought it would be interesting to have a challenge between two friends. We sent them bundles of Flannel Essentials by The Buggy Barn and let them work on their own designs without seeing each other's progress.


Flannel Essentials by The Buggy Barn


The projects came together nicely and it was interesting to see how each one stepped up to the challenge. Today we'll start with Denise. Come back tomorrow to see Debbie's quilt.

Denise Mitchell

Where do you live?
Folsom, Ca

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My husband Robert and I have two daughters - Dianne and Dionne. We have a grand-dog Kennedy too!

How long have you been quilting? 
My husband bought my first quilting machine in 8-11-2003 and have been glued to it since and have acquired several machines since! LOL!!

What's your favorite technique? 
Paper piecing is my favorite technique

Who taught you how to quilt? 
Soon after we purchased my first machine I took a couple of classes and did a lot of reading.

Do you belong to any guilds? 
No. Just a small group of ladies that meet every now and then. Also, have some GREAT! Facebook friends that share ideas!

Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
If there is a technique that you like looking at ,but afraid to try, just go for it! Give it a try! it might just be what you really enjoy!

Thank you Denise. We can't wait to see what Debbie made from the same fabric. 


Maggie Smith said...
I always make sure I measure 3 times before cutting. Boy have I made some major mistakes only measuring once!!! Thanks!