Welcome to day 25 of the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop! Jaftex is the parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting. We are hosting the blog hop here and will be posting some photographs on the Henry Glass Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages too.
We invited over 30 designers, quilt industry friends and bloggers to help us celebrate. Bundles of Henry Glass' Folio Basics, Studioe's Peppered Cottons or Blank's Fusion Illusion were sent to our friends and we asked them to make something special for our blog hop. They did not disappoint! Each day we will reveal the designs on the designers' blogs and today we welcome Mary Ellen Von Holt of Little Quilts and Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs.
Mary Ellen Von Holt is a designer for Henry Glass & Co. and is the owner of Little Quilts. Originally part of a design team that published patterns and authors of books, Mary Ellen and her partners opened a retail store near the historic town of Marietta, Georgia. Located in a restored corn mill building built in 1947, the shop has a feeling of "days gone by." Recently chosen as one of the Top Ten Quilt Shops in the country for 2004 by American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, the store attracts many visitors. Little Quilts fabrics and publications are featured on their popular website for shoppers to enjoy.
Mary Jane started sewing at a very young age and made much of her own clothing. She loved to work with fabric, colors and design. In 1993, Mary Jane opened The Christmas Shoppe as a means to sell her handcrafted,one-of-a-kind Santas. By 1997, Mary Jane switchedher focus to quilting. This led Mary Jane to a life on the road selling fabrics at quilt shows. In 2008, the Holly Hill Quilt Designs Pattern Company was formed and today Mary Jane designs fabric for Henry Glass & Co.
Here is the list of participants in the blog hop. Check in each day to see the special projects that were designed for the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop. There will be other giveaways too!
September 1 - Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 - Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 - Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 - Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 - Mark @ Mark Lipinski's Blog
September 6 - Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 - Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 - Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 - Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 - Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 - Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 - Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 - Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 - Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 - Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 - Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 - Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 - Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 - Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 - Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 - Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure
September 19 - Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 - Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 - Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 - Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 - Rebekah @ Don't Call Me Becky
September 24 - Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 - Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 - Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 - Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 - Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 - Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co.September 30 - Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts
Another fun part of the celebrations is the contest. Winners will receive fabric of course but also some great prizes from our quilt industry friends. The first prize winner will win a Janome Skyline S5, the second place winner will win a big box of Aurifil thread and the third prize will win a lovely tin with special goodies from Schmetz Needles. Jaftex Corp. thanks special thanks to Janome America, Aurifil and Schmetz Needles for their prizes.
Take note. We love our quilt shops and we have included a part of the giveaway where you can help your local shop win too! Here is a peek at the prizes.
Enter the contest below and good luck!
85th Anniversary Giveaway
Thank you for joining us for this celebration.