Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Desire To Inspire: September 2014 Edition

Thanks for your continuing to tune it to our "Countdown To The Holidays" event. We love sharing Henry Glass fabric but most of all we love to read your comments. Keep them coming! If you haven't participated yet, hop over here to get the details.

Another thing that we love is connecting with you. The "Desire To Inspire" Challenge was designed to work directly with our fans. We are amazed again and again when we see the photographs of your projects. You can see previous projects by clicking the tab at the right sidebar. If you want to participate in the challenge, please send your submissions to Henry Glass.

Our September "Desire To Inspire" challenger is Amy Smith from Somerset, KY. We sent her a bundle of "Outback" by Shelly Comiskey [Shelly's "Cocoa & Cookies" collection happens to be our featured giveaway fabric this week].

HG:  Tell us about your family.

AS:  I am engaged to a wonderful man that allows me to stay at home with our 2 daughters. Isabella is 4, and Brooklyn is 3 months.

HG:  How long have you been quilting?

AS:  I have only been quilting a short time, the quilt I made using the fabrics I was sent was the first one I have completed start to finish. I have however, been sewing for 4 years. I am a self taught seamstress and sew mostly children's clothes, bags, home decor, and photography props. 

HG:  What's your favorite technique?:

AS:  I don't really have a favorite technique. I mostly sew and do things that make my items stand out and have great quality. 

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt?

AS:  I am self taught. I read a lot of blogs, talked with other quilters in various facebook groups, and read books/patterns.

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds?

AS:  I recently found that our small town had a few guilds at some of our local churches. I am excited to attend my first meeting next month. 

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers?

AS:  I really enjoyed pushing myself to actually finish a quilt! My quilt has lots of imperfections but my oldest daughter loves it! She is really into animals at the moment and she has gushed over the Australian Animals that are on the fabric for her dress and quilt. The fabrics were very soft, easy to work with and such great quality. She's already eyeing the Owl Fabrics for the next quilt she wants!

Thanks so much for this opportunity! 

Pattern Credits:
Ruffle Layering Top By: Made For Mermaids
Knot Dress By: Little Lizard King
Jumper Pattern By: Made For Mermaids
Thank you Amy! You did a fabulous job and your daughters are darling.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Good Morning Monday!

Thanks for joining us in this week's installment of our "Countdown To The Holidays" Event. We are happy to announce that Joyce Carter is the winner of last week's bundle of Kim Diehl fabric. Please send us your contact information here.

This week we are featuring a fun holiday line, "Cocoa & Cookies" by Shelly Comiskey. The collection is in stores and we know that this flannel fabric would make a soft, lovely quilt.

Let us know what your favorite holiday drink is.  Do you add anything to your hot cocoa to make it taste extra special? Do you have a favorite recipe for hot apple cider?We want to hear about your favorite drink!

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Good luck!


Friday, September 26, 2014

"Simple Whatnots" Club Contest - Inspiration

Henry Glass is sponsoring a contest for Kim Diehl's club members. Have you made a project form her "Simple Whatnots" Club? Send us a photograph. Details here. You could win a bundle of her new line, "Heritage Hollow."  We will be presenting images from the submissions that we receive for your inspiration.

Debbie Wick from Elmira, NY recently submitted her versions of the "Idaho Lily" design. She purchased her fabrics from The Quilted Crow in Harpursville, NY. Debbie was so eager to get started but the shop had not received Vintage Farmhouse. While waiting for the new fabric to arrive, Debbie made a second version of the "Idaho Lily" quilt from an assortment of Kim's fabrics.

Click on the image below to get the details for the contest and all of the details for our weekly giveaways.

Thanks Debbie! Good luck and we look forward to sharing some more submissions with you.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Fall!!

Thanks to all of you who popped in for last week's giveaway. Jill Finley is off to teach in Alaska this week. We can't wait to see photographs of her teaching and of her students' work.

We are continuing with the "Countdown To The Holidays" feature. We're talking to our designers and featuring Henry Glass news until December.

The winner of the last week's fabric bundle is posted in the Rafflecopter widget. Congratulations to Rina M. Please forward your contact information here to claim your prize. You have until 48 hours to claim your prize. Otherwise we reserve the right to pick another winner.

This week we are giving away an assorted bundle of Kim Diehl fabrics [fabrics may vary from the photograph] and a special treat from our featured designer. See below for the details.

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This week we are featuring designer Martha Walker of Wagons West Designs. We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of her new and first line with Henry Glass called "Sentimental Stitches." Although the theme of the collection is not specifically autumn, her prints and quilts are colored to give one the flavor of the fall season with its rich red, green and gold colors.

"Sentimental Stitches" will be available next moth and we are so very excited for the arrival of the collection. Make sure that you download the free pattern for this collection. The quilt features a lovely border print and Martha's simple but gorgeous applique.

Martha has been busy working up new patterns with her samples from the collection. She sent over this photograph of her working on some machine applique.

We will be featuring Martha on a future post when her fabric arrives next month. Meanwhile, she is offering a copy of her newest pattern, "French Reel" to the winner this week in the "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Just fill out the Rafflecopter widget above to enter. You can comment on the blog by telling us how you decorate for fall. Good luck!

Good luck!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Monday Jill Finley Style

Thanks for all participating in our "Countdown To The Holidays" Event! We also received several entries for the Kim Diehl Contest already. We'll be showing them off in future posts. Make sure that you send a photograph of your finished "Simple Whatnots" Club project to enter to win. We have expanded the giveaways and all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter widget to enter. Simple.

The winner of Kim Diehl's bundle from last week's contest is:
Anne said...

My favorite is 6316-30. I'm a follower of this blog and a Facebook "liker". :)

We have received several entries for the Kim Diehl "Simple Whatnots" Club Contest. Keep the entries coming. It has been fun seeing all of the finished projects. Details for the contest here and stayed tuned to see some of the entries. We'll be featuring them in upcoming posts.

Today we are giving away a bundle of "Believe" by Shelly Comiskey. This collection will definitely put you in the spirit of holiday sewing.

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Our featured designer this week is Jill Finley of Jillily Studio. She designs delightfully fun applique quilts that include beautiful flowers and bicycles! Her latest fabric collections, Park Drive and Jams & Jellies Basics, are in stores now.

We love her "Weekender" quilt. Jill loves the combination of red and black.

In addition to designing fabric and patterns, she just launched the Jillily Studio Sweet Shops Program. These stores that carry Jill's products will bear this logo on their doors or by their registers. It means that the stores carry my fabric, patterns, and notions. [Contact Jill for more information.]

Head over to Jill's blog. She has some more inspiring photographs and a giveaway for her Jams & Jellies collection. Good luck!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's Fall Y'all

Fall is a busy season for quilt shows and shop hops. Are planning on attending any this fall? Little Quilts Shop  sent us an update. Their shop is decked out for the fall season. Today is the start of the "Sweet Home Marietta Shop Hop." Their theme is "Halloween Treats" and the hop features a haunting tour of three of Marietta's best quilt shops. Little Quilts has gone all out decorating the shop and they are expecting a huge crowd for the next three days. They have many spellbinding quilts on display including fun towel and pillowcase kits featuring "Happy Hauntings" fabric by Gail Green for Henry Glass.

Meanwhile, we have updated our giveaway policy. Please read here. Thank you to those who have sent in photographs of your finished "Simple Whatnots" projects. It has been fun to see them. Keep sending them in.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Countdown To The Holidays

*Updated: We have expanded the rules to include those of you worldwide for this contest. Thank you for your patience. We appreciate each and every customer worldwide. We would love to include everyone in our contests but sponsoring contests opens us up to legal implications that sometimes limits our contests and we will be adjusting accordingly for future events.

Dare we say it? The holidays are around the corner. We're going to try to help you out with some giveaways every week from now until December. Here are a few general rules. More details will be provided every Monday especially if there are added giveaways.

1. The giveaways start Monday and you have to comment on the giveaway contest post by Friday at 4 p.m.
2. You must be a fan on the Henry Glass Facebook page or a follower here on the blog.
3. You only need to post once per week on the blog. You can earn a second chance if you comment or like the Facebook link relating to the giveaway.
4.  Open only to residents of the US, Canada [excluding Quebec] and the rest of the world.

*These giveaways are not endorsed by Facebook.*

Have you been working on a "Simple Whatnots Club" project from Collection 1? We can't wait to see your finished projects. Kim's next line, "Heritage Hollow" for Collection 2 of the club will be available in December 2014. [Go to the Henry Glass website to read about the club here.]

Today we will start off with a giveaway for some Kim Diehl fabrics. For the giveaway this week, tell us which is your favorite print from "Heritage Hollow." [The collection can be viewed here.] You have until Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. to enter here and on Facebook. One winner will be selected randomly to win this bundle of Kim's fabrics shown above.

We are also excited to announce this following big contest for a bundle of the new "Heritage Hollow" fabrics when the goods arrive in December. We want to see your finished "Simple Whatnots Club" projects. Details below.

Make sure that you turn on notifications on your Facebook pages to keep up to date on Henry Glass news.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Designer Inspiration

Designer Kim Diehl has a hectic teaching schedule but she stopped to share a few photographs of her visiting The Buggy Barn quilt show recently.  She taught the "Idaho Lily" project from her wildly successful Simple Whatnots Club for The Buggy Barn.

What a great turnout and Kim also sent this photograph of her with fellow Henry Glass designer and The Buggy Barn co-owner, Janet Nesbitt at dinner.

Janet also forwarded these lovely photos of an adorable quilt using one of their collections. Designer Robin Vizzone of Briar Root Primatives designed this sweet quilt "Green Tea and Iced Mocha 2."

Thanks to the ladies for sharing and inspiring us all. We love to see what you've made from our collections. Please e-mail any submissions here.