Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking for a Challenger for July's Desire to Inspire - is it you??

Are you ready for flannels in July? Turn up the air-conditioner and bring on the sun! Sew something beautiful with this Woodland Retreat collection by Jan Shade Beach. 

Would you like to have this beautiful batch of fabrics to make some fabulous projects for this month's Desire to Inspire Challenge? 

We want you to put your name in the hat for this month's challenge!  Just email If you have put your name in before, PLEASE do so again! This might be your lucky turn. 

PLEASE REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We will pick someone on Wednesday July 5, 2017.  

This is how it goes: 

1. Put your name and some of your project pictures in 
an email to 

2. We will select a lucky winner and send you the fabrics shown above.  

3. You make something AWESOME during the month of July, 
and send us pictures and your story.

6. WE post it. 

7. YOU keep it. 

We would like to have challengers show us they can meet the challenge, so please send a picture or two projects you have completed or tell us things you have done. Give us SOMETHING so we can rest assured you can do this!!!  Even great ideas count! Please do your best to stand out, and you will have a great chance of being selected. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Desire to Inspire - June Challenger Diane Kazar Loves "I Still Love Snow"

Hi all!  My name is Diane Kazar and I live in Monroe (Central Jersey) New Jersey. It's a nice suburban town smack in the middle of New Jersey (or Exit 9 off the NJtpke).  I grew up here, married here, raised my two, now grown, kids here, and am still here with my husband and two dogs instead of kids.  It's a great place if you like a little of EVERYTHING, cities, beaches, historic sites and farmlands all within easy reach.  
As a young child, I can remember standing on a stool in the kitchen where my mom and grandma would pin paper to me.  Curious enough about it, I taught myself how to use my mom's sewing machine and making things for my dolls or costumes for myself at Halloween.  When I had kids, I was given my own sewing machine and it's been a great sewing journey for me ever since!  I've learned so much and met great people along the way. Especially my BFF Linda, who truly gave me this gift, 20 years ago, that only now I realize was a true inspiration. My sincere thank you Linda.   

Thank you, Henry Glass, for giving me this opportunity.  I truly had fun with your beautiful flannel fabric.  I simply loved them and decided a large comfy couch quilt would be perfect, especially for my ta
ll husband.  

Leave a comment below and give Diane Kazar some appreciation for a job well done! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - Fangtastic 8 pc. bundle

"Fangtastic" features fun and whimsical Halloween motifs in bright colors with glow in the dark accents. There is a vampire on his way to visit a haunted mansion and the other patterns featured in this collection are black cats, bats, grave stones, dancing skeletons, spiders, pumpkins, a large stripe and dots all containing touches of glow in the dark. Perfect for all of your fun Halloween projects. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Heather Mulder Peterson's Big Splash Schoolhouse

Heather Mulder Peterson held a schoolhouse at the recent Quilt Market where she featured her recent books and the new collection with Henry Glass called "Big Splash."  Here is the schoolhouse video so you can follow along!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - Vintage, a wine lover's dream collection of 16 pcs!

Vintage - a wine lover's dream collection by designer Mary Beth Baker. This collection will ship to quilt shops in August.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Meet the June Desire to Inspire Challenger - Diane Kazar

First, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who put their hat in the ring to be part of the Desire to Inspire Challenge for June. We had a record number of entries, so we really thank you very much! 

Second, it was hard to choose, so we did just a random selection this month, and chose Diane Kazar from Monroe, NJ as this month's challenger! 

Congratulations Diane! We can't wait to see how you get inspired with the "I Still Love Snow" fabric! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - a Kim Diehl 6 pc. bundle giveaway

This Kim Diehl giveaway is sure to please fans everywhere, especially those who have participated in the Simple Whatnots Club events!   We are currently in the 6th collection of the Simple Whatnot's Club, so the question to answer on the blog is: Have you ever made a Simple Whatnot's Club Project?

We can't wait to see all the fans of this fun little club that quilt shops host.