Sunday, August 30, 2015

We Have Some Exciting News!

We usually host our Let's Get Quilting every Monday but for the next few weeks we'll be replacing this fun blog feature with a super event. Jaftex, parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting is celebrating its 85th anniversary!

How are we going to celebrate? You will have to pop back to our blog to check out the details. We asked 30+ friends to design a special project for us and we are going to reveal them each day starting September 1, 2015. In addition, we are going to have one huge giveaway. Prizes will include fabric and some of our friends have given us some amazing prizes to give away to you. Hint: Our friends include Janome America, Aurifil and Schmetz Needles.  Your local quilt shops will be able to win too.

Make sure that you come back tomorrow. It's going to be fun!

- HG

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 24, 2015 Edition

Happy Monday! Congratulations to Barb Neiwert. You won last week's giveaway. We will be in contact very soon to get your shipping info.

This week we are going to give away another assorted bundle of Beth Logan's Hedgehugs. We love these little critters and we they remind us that fall is just around the corner. Tell us what your next big quilting project will be.

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Good luck!

- HG

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Collection: Miss Kitty's Colors

Marie Cole has outdone herself. She has designed a sweet collection based on kitty cats and bright colors. She featured monkeys in her last collection and in this new range, Miss Kitty's Colors she has drawn cute little kitties. The centerpiece of these prints is a large panel featuring a story about colors. 

[See the photograph of the quilt panel featuring the book pages.]

We especially love the selvage!

As with all of our collections, there are a couple of free patterns that accompany Miss Kitty's Colors. Click on the pictures below to take you to the patterns.

Remember that you can still enter the Let's Get Quilting Giveaway!
Have a great weekend.

- HG

Monday, August 17, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 17, 2015 Edition

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe that the summer holidays are almost over and that September is just around the corner. We have something very special planned for the month of September. We know that you won't want to miss this. Details coming very soon.

First, congratulations are in order. Kathy Aldrich you won last week's Let's Get Quilting giveaway. We will be in contact so that we can send you your prize!

Today we are giving away a bundle of Jillily Studio's Poppy Patio. This beautiful collection features gorgeous poppies and happy colors. In order to win it fill out the widget below. Tell us what your favorite season is. Also follow us on Instagram. We have some fun photographs over there and lot s of inspiration.

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Good luck!

- HG

Monday, August 10, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 10, 2015 Edition

Good Monday morning! It is time for Let's Get Quilting again. First, let's congratulate Sue Gallivan for winning last week's giveaway. This week we are going to give away a bundle of Jane's Winter Song. Let us know what you've been sewing or quilting this summer. 

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We have started a new Instagram page. Do check it out. We have great photographs from all of the Henry Glass crew and designers. 

Good luck!

- HG

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Desire To Inspire

Welcome to another edition of Desire To Inspire!

Let's meet Linda Vaubel. We sent Linda a bundle of Audrey by Color Principle. This bright collection features yellow, black and white floral prints.

HG:  Welcome! Tell us about yourself. Where do you live and sew?

LV:  I  live in Oro Valley, Arizona, a suburb north of Tucson, in the shadow of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains.

LV:  My husband and I have been married for 40 years and we raised identical twin daughters, who live in California with their husbands.  One of our daughters has two daughters (Grandma's pride and joy).

HG:  How did you start quilting and where did you learn how to quilt?

LV:  I  think I have been sewing all of my life!  But I officially took Home Economics in 7th grade and my enthusiasm for sewing took off from there.  When I went to college I fully intended to major in English, but at the very last moment, while in line for registration (back in the day), I decided then and there that I was going to major in Home Economics.  I have always enjoyed making my own clothes and home decor items, and then sewing and smocking for my daughters until they reached the age where they wanted to just run to the mall to buy something to wear the same day!  At that point, I took up quilting, not realizing how addictive it would be!

HG:  What are your favorite quilting techniques?

LV:  When I am searching for a pattern, the appliqué quilts are always the first to catch my eye, but I really enjoy arranging and piecing together the parts of a block.  There can be so many variations within the same block.  I was enthralled when the Stack 'N Whack method was popular and I made two king size quilts using that technique.

LV:  My first quilting learning experience began with a group of ladies from my church who generously volunteered their time to teach a number of us the basics of cutting, piecing and quilting.  It was a fabulous time of learning and sharing that I will always treasure.

HG:  Do you belong to a guild?

LV:  I  belong to the Tucson Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, and the Tucson Old Pueblo Pleaters Smocking Guild.  I used to smock little dresses for my daughters, and I still make smocked gifts for special babies.  Our guild also smocks Wee Care gowns for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University Medical Center.

HG:  Would you like to add anything else?

LV:  I  have enjoyed the creative experience of meeting the Desire to Inspire challenge and I hope I have presented an inspiration for others in the items I have created. 

HG:  Thank you! You did a fabulous job.

- HG

Monday, August 3, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - August 3, 2015

Good Monday morning! We are happy to host another Let's Get Quilting. Congratulations to last week's winner, Marian Allen!

There were many requests to give away some more of this adorable collection. Someone suggested making pencil cases with this kid-friendly line. What would you make with this collection?

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Come back tomorrow for the latest Desire To Inspire Challenge Project.

Good luck!

- HG