Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Happy New Year!

First we have a bit of unfinished business. Congratulations to Pamela Boatright. Pamela is the winner of the latest Let's Get Quilting Giveaway. For everyone else come right back in the New Year. We will host Let's Get Quilting again in January.

Resolutions. Do you make them? What do you want to do better in terms of quilting and sewing? Do you have a "word" of the year? We always aim to work harder and better at producing things that inspire you!

Are you looking to learn a new technique? We love Kim Diehl's invisible machine applique technique.  In case you missed it, Kim Diehl shared her technique and inspiration at Quilt Market. Perhaps you could try it!

We can't wait to hear what you resolve to do in 2016!

- HG

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Henry Glass & Co.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - December 21, 2015

Can you believe that it is Christmas week? It is busy here in the Big Apple. We are winding down the year and we wish you a Merry Christmas. Remember to relax and enjoy the holidays. Ok, how about sew like crazy until Christmas and then relax? 

Congratulations to the winners from our last giveaway. This week we are going to select two winners. One winner will win a bundle of Rest Your Head and the other will win a bundle of Build Each Other Up. Both collections are by designer Leanne Anderson. Let us know what kinds of quilting-related gifts you ask Santa for? 

Good luck!

- HG

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simple Whatnots Contest - We Have A Winner!

Henry Glass & Co. is pleased to announce the winner of the Simple Whatnots contest that we invited quilt shops to enter. Congratulations to Kelly Jerome of the Footprints Quilt Shoppe in East Rochester, NH. If you are local to Kelly's shop she will be receiving the Sunday Best collection!

Kelly sent us this letter of thanks:

I am ecstatic and honored to have won the Kim Diehl contest!  Footprints Quilt Shoppe has had overwhelming success with these beautiful mini quilt collections.
I opened my first retail spot in September 2012 and then moved to a larger retail space one year later.  This journey has been fun yet challenging – I look forward to the continued success I have achieved thus far.  I am truly blessed to be living my life-long dream of having my own quilt shop!
I started quilting as a small child with my maternal grandmother.  Every Christmas there would be a quilt or two wrapped and under the tree from her.  A priceless gift I will cherish forever.  My family grew up with handmade quilts and that is all we knew – we didn’t have store bought blankets on our beds.  I inherited the love of handwork from her – I remember working on a project with Grammie in her chair and Grampa in his, watching the Lawrence Welk Show.  I spent a week with them every summer and would always learn something new.  I am grateful for the joy and calmness handwork brings me and the priceless memories I have had through the years. 
Here is a photo as you requested.

The appliqued shop sign in the photo was recently done by one of my employees – I will carry this to the quilt shows I participate in.  She used all Kim Diehl fabrics by Henry Glass Fabrics.  I am fortunate to have 3 dedicated part-time workers– thanks to them I have great samples and my shop continues to grow. 


Kelly Jerome
Footprints Quilt Shoppe
115 Highland Street
East Rochester, NH 03868

Congratulations Kelly.

- HG

Monday, December 14, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - December 14, 2015 Edition

Santa asked us to help out this week and we are going to have a nice giveaway. We are going to pick THREE individual winners. Each winner will win ONE bundle of Kim Diehl's Sunday Best collection [random and our choice]. 

Let us know what you want to see on our social media. Do you love our Desire To Inspire Series? Do you want us to continue the Let's Get Quilting giveaways? We want to start a series Shop Talk about our quilt shop friends. Anything else? Let us know.

Let your friends know. We'd appreciate it. Good luck!
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- HG

Friday, December 11, 2015

Inspiration: #Laugh Love Quilt

Designer Amy Hamberlin's current collection #Laugh, Love, Quilt is centered around quilting-related sayings and a sweet palette consisting of pinks, greens and blues.  Amy, owner and designer of her company Kati Cupcake Pattern Co. recently received her bolts and she has started sewing with this fun range.

This pillow for her computer chair is a lovely addition to Amy's office. The pattern is simple but Amy's fabrics make the design pop.

Amy was featured recently in Decorative Country Threads' Patchwork Edition. Run out and grab a copy of this issue. Amy is on the cover too!

Have a great weekend!

- HG

Monday, December 7, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - Dec. 7, 2015 Edition

Hello! It's not beginning to look a lot like Christmas around NYC. Beautiful warm weather and no snow. It is hard to imagine that there's only a couple of weeks until Christmas. We thought that it would be fun to give away some fabric that would make us all nice and cozy. Enter below to win a random assortment from the Buggy Barn Basics collection.

Let us know what today's temperatures will be around your local area. Good luck!

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- HG

Friday, December 4, 2015

Fab Friday!

On The Fence [Photo: Kim Diehl] 

We are wrapping up the week with some more inspiration from Kim Diehl. She showed the rest of the Simple Whatnots 4 designs this week. Are you ready to join the club? You will love making these beautiful quilts.

The quilt above showcases the pieced version of the On the Fence pattern whereas the quilt below is the appliquéd version of the pattern.

On The Fence [Photo: Kim Diehl]

The quilt below is a bonus quilt pattern that combines the On The Fence appliqué and pieced block.

On The Fence [Photo: Kim Diehl]

The Simple Whatnots 4 program is slated to start on January 1. Ask your local quilt shop for it today.
Have a great weekend.

- HG

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Inspiration: Kim Diehl

 Sunshine and Shadow [Photo: Kim Diehl]

If you follow Kim Diehl on Facebook, you will notice that she has been sharing some beautiful new designs. She sent over some of the photos for us to share with you.

  Bountiful [Photo: Kim Diehl]

Skip To My Lou [Photo: Kim Diehl]

Simple Whatnots 4 will be available in January and these new designs do not disappoint. Sign up at your local quilt shop for the latest installment of this Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club. If you are on Facebook, follow the Henry Glass page.


- HG

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Desire To Inspire - Early December Edition

We had a technical problem yesterday so we are going to continue the Let's Get Quilting giveaway next Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience. The latest winner is Kathy Coop Luerhs and we will be contacting you very soon. Congratulations.

We are pleased to present the latest installment of the challenge to you. Desire To Inspire has been one of our favorite events on this blog. We ask quilters to submit a photo and we randomly choose some to make a project of his or her choice in a limited amount of time. If you are interested in the challenge, check out the details above.

Our new challenger is Betsy Lewis and she too went above and beyond what we expected. Let's meet her and see what she made with ABC-123 by Shelly Comiskey. You can view this collection and all of Shelly's other ranges on the Henry Glass website.

HG:  Where do you live?
BL:   Brooksville Florida

HG:  Tell us about your family.
BL:   I have been married 27 years. Met my soulmate while in the military. We raised to wonderful children who have blessed us with 2 grandchildren.

HG:  How long have you been quilting?
BL:  10 years. I actually learned to quilt when we moved to Florida. We lived in North Carolina for 20 years and though I sewed, I never really knew about quilting.

HG:  What's your favorite technique? 
BL:  Appliqué, back basting method.

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt? 
BL:  I teach high school Spanish in a middle school and I wanted my students to make a Mexican scarf called a serape. So I requested that each parent donate a yard of fabric so their child could make a serape. One parent donated bags and bags of little squares. I called her to come pick them up since we could not make serapes out of those little squares. She said to me, if you keep the squares , I will teach you what to make with them. She gave me about 2 months of private lessons and I was hooked. I have been quilting ever since. My first year I made 20 quilts!

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds? 
BL:  Not at this time. The guild meets during the day and I work full time. When I retire , I hope to join a guild.

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers? 
BL:  Before I leave each morning to begin my journey with middle schoolers, I stitch. It relaxes my mind and feeds my soul. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this challenge.

Thank you Betsy! 

Have a great day. 

- HG