Saturday, September 5, 2015

Day 5: Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to day 5 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 PinterestInstagram 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 Mark Lipinski.

Mark Lipinski

Writer, editor, quilt and fabric designer, Mark Lipinski introduced the wildly successful, The Slow Stitching Movement to quilters in June 2014 with a twice record-breaking webinar for  With that success, he expanded the concept of Slow Stitching to knitters, crocheters, and the needle arts that November. Currently, he hosts a series of "DIY quilting videos" available on, has appeared on Iowa Public Television's Quilts of Valor special hosted by Marianne Fons, and was recently a celebrity guest on the Quilt In A Day webinar series and is featured in the latest Eleanor Burns book, All Star Quilts, along with Marianne Fons, Nancy Zieman, and Alex Anderson.  Mark also has a trio of best-selling basics thread kits for Aurifil Thread.  He created and co-hosted, Quilt Out Loud, lifestyle show for quilters for 5 years on, and does volunteer planning and presents quilts for the national Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Mark has recently partnered with F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, to publish The Slow Stitching Movement Magazine, hitting the newsstands in January, 2016.

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.

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


carolann said...

Awesome prizes!

Her Indoors said...

My favourite quilt shop is Barley Crafts

Janie said...

What a funny man. Thank you for including him. He made my day.

Bonnie58 said...

My favourite Quilt Shop is my local quilt shop. Thanks so much for sharing