Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day 3: Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop & Desire To Inspire Too!

Welcome! Jaftex is the parent company of Henry Glass & Co., Studioe Fabrics and Blank Quilting and we are excited today to kick off the celebrations for the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop.

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. Today our guest blogger is Anjeanette Klinder.

We met Anjeanette Klinder when she submitted her quilts to our Desire To Inspire Challenge. Anjeanette is a maker, wife, mother and giant dog owner. She spends her days making in Maryland and her nights dreaming in fabric. She learned to sew when she was young and has had the opportunity to share her designs with several sewing and fabric websites. She made a gorgeous modern table runner for her project. Click the link to see her beautiful project. 

Anjeanette's Desire To Inspire Project


We'd like to introduce you to the latest Desire To Inspire challenger, Andrea Englert. We sent her a bundle of Hedgehugs by Beth Logan. She made this lovely quilt from the bundle that we sent her.

HG: Welcome, Andrea

HG:  Where do you live?  
AE:  Florida, though I'm originally from Wisconsin

HG:  Tell us about your family. 
AE:  My mom is a quilter herself, my Dad is retired, and I have one brother who has recently had a little baby girl!

HG:  How long have you been quilting? 
AE:  Years, my mom got me interested since she also quilts, and I've quilted on and off since high school

HG:  What's your favorite technique? 
AE:  Paper-piecing, I love the exactness it provides

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt? 
AE:  My mom!

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds? 
AE:  No, though I would like to in the future!

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers? 
AE:  I'm working on a years-long project now, interspersing smaller projects in as I finish a color. I'm almost done with the greens, which is the only color I've been working on!  Here's a picture of the finished product:  It's called Cathedral Garden from Quilts With Style magazine, August 2003

HG:  Thank you Andrea!

If you want to be a challenger, please submit your design as detailed below. 


Blog Hop Details

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 AmericaAurifil 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.

- HG


Dominique Wielgosch said...

I absolutely love this table runner, a work of art. great job.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this table runner, what an amazing work of art.

Teresa said...

Thank you that is one of the sweetest quilts, my granddaughter would love it.

~Laurie~ said...

My favorite shop is "Sew Cute Quilting and Crafting Studio" in Seminole, TX!

Mrs. Thornley said...

I love the back as well as the front.