Monday, June 29, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - June 29, 2015 Edition

Hello Monday!

It's a beautiful morning and time for another Let's Get Quilting giveaway. Congratulations to the winner from last week's giveaway, Kathy E.

School's out and it is time to be outside. Leanne Anderson's Clearwater Critters is a fun collection that reminds of the outdoors. Owls, birds, rabbits and yes, even skunks, are so sweet.

Good luck!

 - HG

Friday, June 26, 2015

Designer Spotlight: Mary Jane Carey

We visited with Mary Jane Carey owner of Holly Hill Quilt Designs recently and we are excited to see all of the beautiful new designs that she has been working on. She designs many gorgeous quilt designs for her own company but she has also collaborated with Leanne Anderson in a fun club, A Year Of Love ... A Year Of Fun x2. We will show you all of the club fun in a future post.

Have a great weekend!
- HG

Monday, June 22, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - June 23, 2015 Edition

Good morning! Happy Monday. We hope that you had a great weekend with your family to celebrate Father's Day. Henry Glass & Co. is starting this week off with another awesome giveaway.

Congratulations to Sandy Fort Youngblood. You won last week's bundle. Please contact us with your infomation. This week we are featuring Two By Two by Beth Logan in our Let's Get Quilting giveaway.       

Tell us what you are going to quilt or sew this summer. We'll pick one lucky winner next week.

Good luck!

- HG                

Friday, June 19, 2015

One S1ster

Janet Nesbitt formerly of Buggy Barn debuted her new design house, One S1ster. She had a booth at Quilt Market recently and showed us her new book and fabric collection, Note To Self. We dropped by her booth to check out her new designs. Watch the interview by clicking the image below: 

We look forward to seeing her new collection, Note To Self, in quilt shops everywhere later this year.

Janet has designed a few spectacular quilts for you to download from the Henry Glass website for free.

Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day.

- HG

Monday, June 15, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - June 15, 2015 Editon

Good morning! It's a rainy Monday morning here in NYC and we think that it is the perfect weather for staying inside and doing a little quilting if you can. We are going to inspire you to do just that by hosting another Let's Get Quilting giveaway.

First, congratulations to Michele Timms. You are the winner of our Let's Get Quilting giveaway from June 8, 2015. Please contact us here to claim your prize.

This week we are giving away a bundle of Here Fishy Fishy by Heathere Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures. Let us know your what your favorite quilting notion is.

We visited Heather in her booth at Quilt Market recently. She shared her latest designs with us. Check out her video here. Enjoy!

Good luck!

 - HG

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday: Kim Diehl

[Home Again]

Simple Whatnots 3 by Kim Diehl will be hitting your local quilt shop shelves in July. Kim has offered a preview of the quilts and we are in love. Let us know if you've joined in on the fun. E-mail us a photograph of your finished project.

[Home Again]

The new collection supporting these patterns is Gathering Basket. 

Here is the swatch card for the collection. You can see the entire range up close on the Henry Glass website here. While you are on our website, download Kim's free pattern for the Gathering Basket line.


It has been a busy season for Kim. Her new book, Simple Appeal was released recently too. Make sure that you run to your local quilt shop to see her newest designs.

Have a great day!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - June 8, 2015 Edition

Happy Monday! It is time for another Let's Get Quilting giveaway. Let your friends know about this weekly event on our blog. The more the merrier!

Congratulations to Nancy Burd. You won last week's giveaway. Please send us your contact information here.

This week we are giving away random assortment of a bundle of Flannel Essentials 8. We love these flannels for their colors and for the softness of the fabric.  Let us know if you made any teacher's gifts and what you made. We can't wait to hear what the best teacher's gifts may be or if you don't have kids what is your go-to summertime project?

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Good luck!

- HG

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tickled Pink

Dana Brooks of My Lazy Daisy and Barbara Jones, formerly of QuiltSoup, have collaborated on a new venture. We are giving you a peek today and more details will be revealed next week. It's all fun and happy!

Their new collection, Fab "Friend"zy is at the heart of the initial designs that they have put together.

The fabric collection and the projects are full of fun images and colors that are true to the sassy style that Barbara and Dana love. There is a very large quilt panel at the core of this collection that shows us a lovely group of friends in between blocks of hexagons and spools.

Have a great weekend!

- HG

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Desire To Inspire

Welcome to the latest edition of Desire To Inspire. As you can see we have another amazing contribution. If you want to be considered for the challenge, see details below.

Let us introduce you to our challenger, Heidi Kuntz. We sent her a bundle of Kringle Krossing by Shelly Comiskey the result is the beautiful quilt.

HK:  First, I want to all those involved for this wonderful challenge! I was able to cut a fat eighth of each fabric for a wee giveaway on my blog. [HG:  See the link to her blog below.]

HG:  Where do you live?
HK:  My husband, Ty and I live in Henderson, Nevada, but we jokingly call it "Hendertucky". We are not far from Las Vegas, at the foothills of Lake Mead Recreational Area. Our neighborhood has a rural-vibe with horses, chickens and one or two unruly roosters nearby. We enjoy an immense sky here, with no streetlights. It makes for a quiet contrast to the brightly lit Las Vegas Strip. Close enough to commute, yet far enough to escape!

HG:  Tell us about your family.
HK:  We live more than a thousand miles from family and it can be tough at times. Thankfully, Vegas is a destination and we have visitors popping in throughout the year.

HG:  How long have you been quilting?
HK:  My first quilt was a Trip Around the World I made while expecting my son nearly 30 years ago.  Using fabric leftover after sewing some baby clothes, I cut it all up into squares, sewed it all back together again, and pronounced myself brilliant!

HG:  What's your favorite technique?
HK:  Fabric is generally what first inspires me. If stashing were considered a technique, it would be my favorite! I am always excited to design a quilt with fabrics that are 'speaking' to me, and I enjoy each step that provides a glimpse of the final result! Forced to choose, machine piecing is my favorite technique. Once the decisions are made, the pressing, cutting and trimming completed, it is nice to just sew!  Whether it be patchwork, settings, or improv style, the anticipation of a real visual keeps me humming along.

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt?
HK:  Initially, I learned from library books. My oldest UFO is made with sampler blocks inspired by those books. The online quilting community is amazing, a global journal of 1,000's of quilters teaching one another.  Education is at our fingertips, yet the resource most dear to my heart is still our local library!

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds?
HK:  Recently, I joined a local group called Art Quilts, Etc. It is a diverse group sharing a wide range of artistic talents.  Art Quilts, Etc.. is one of  20 sub-groups that make up The Desert Quilters of Nevada.

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
HK:  Yes! I would like to invite reader's to drop by and visit at Red Letter Quilts! This was such a thrilling challenge and I look forward to all of your creations next!

Thank you to Heidi.
- HG

Monday, June 1, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - June 1, 2015 Edition

Good morning! It is a very busy Monday morning here on the blog. First up, congratulations to Margaret Schindler for winning last week's bundle of Clearwater Critters by Leanne Anderson. This week Henry Glass is featuring this beautiful collection, Winter Song by Jane Shasky of Jane's Garden. Look for the collection in quilt shops in June.

Jane paints pretty watercolors from her studio in Washington State where she is constantly inspired by nature. Her paintings are very detailed and so much so that they closely resemble actual photographs.

The swatches below illustrate her fine detailed work and the lustrous textures that she paints into her watercolors. 

Make sure that you download these free patterns from the Henry Glass website.

Come back tomorrow for our latest Desire To Inspire challenge project. It's a beauty.

Good luck!

- Henry Glass