Monday, December 31, 2018

Desire to Inspire- December Challenger- Mary Pat Proctor

Meet Mary Pat Proctor -She took on the challenge of using “Tickled Pink” by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs in the month of December 2018.

Hi! My name is Mary Pat Proctor and I was so excited to be chosen for the December Desire to Inspire! I live in Eads, TN—just east of Memphis. We love being out in the country with a little land—we used to have a jersey milk cow and some chickens, but now are just down to a dog and cat. I have 3 kids—one married, one in college, and one a senior about to graduate. We have homeschooled and so I’m soon to be starting a different phase in life for sure! 

I learned to sew clothing about 23 years ago—I have had my own window treatment business and children’s boutique clothing business from my home over the years while also sewing for my kids and friends. I am pretty new to quilting. I took a beginner quilting class with my mom and I was hooked! I am also loving free motion quilting—in this quilt I quilted feathers, and feathers, and more feathers! I really enjoy putting fabrics together and choosing a pattern to highlight those fabrics.


For this quilt, I used the fabric collection, "Tickled Pink" by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs with the pattern "Tiny Dancer" by Jaybird Quilts. I was able to make it a lap size, which will be great for these winter months!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Desire to Inspire January- Looking for a Challenger!

Spring adds new life and beauty to everything around it, and that’s precisely what this joyous line by Debi Hron does. With its vibrant palette, “Spring Awakens” features whimsical forest animals and insects tossed throughout this gorgeous collection, including speckles, stripes, florals, and a beautiful block panel. 
This 12-SKU collection ships in February 2019! 

In this month's Desire to Inspire Challenge, the winner will receive this collection to make something great. The caveat is... it MUST BE made in the month of January, and pictures of your finished project(s) must be provided to us by the end of the month. Along with your picture and bio, too, of course. 

Are you ready to take on this challenge? 

Send an email to to put your name in the hat!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Industry News- Upcycle Your Fabric this Holiday Season

This week's "Industry News" highlights Rina Albala and her three girls. They are letting their creativity shine through this holiday season by wrapping their gifts with both recycled fabric and other material that Rina had purchased for sewing, but never used.

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Inspired by her mother who sewed Halloween costumes and even wrote sewing books when she was a child, Rina wants to foster the same love for fabric in her little girls.

The Albala family is using a Japanese wrapping technique to wrap all of their Christmas presents in fabric this year. This technique involves knots which makes it easy and safe for her young girls to do. PLUS the material is reusable for next year. We applaud the Albala family for upcycling their fabric and using it to wrap gifts this holiday season creatively!

Sounds like a #SewRevolution type of family! Don’t you think?

What are your thoughts about using upcycled fabric to wrap presents? Have you tried this technique before or would you like to? Sound off in the comment section below.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Industry News- Hats Off to Another #SewRevolution Contributor

This week’s "Industry News" highlights The Prairie Points Quilt Guild of Rainier, Washington. This 19-member guild has made 115 quilts in the last year with the help and support of many with hopes to distribute these quilts to local children who are living in extreme poverty in the communities of Yelm and Rainier, WashingtonClick here to read the full article.
To the members of The Prairie Points Quilt Guild of Rainier, we commend you for your efforts in carrying out the tradition and craft of quilting in your area. Even more so, we applaud you for your willingness to assist those less fortunate in your area by sharing your time and quilting talent. Because of this, we believe that you are an essential part of the #SewRevolution.
 Want to become a part of the #SewRevolution? You can purchase our fabric to start a charity project for those in need in your community by clicking here. Keep us informed should you choose to impact another’s life through sewing.
Do you know of someone in your community who is going the extra mile to help others through quilting? Sound off and let us know in the comment section below!

Quilt Photos by Daniel Warn / Nisqually Valley News

Monday, December 10, 2018

Get Quilting-12 Days of Fabric Giveaway

Starting on Wednesday, December 13th we will be giving away a free bundle of Henry Glass & Co. fabric by entering this giveaway each day leading up to Christmas. Our 12 Days of Fabric Giveaway is a gift from us to you. An individual winner will be chosen each day!

Click the links below to enter each day for a chance to win from the giveaway:
Day 1- December 13th
Day 2- December 14th
Day 3- December 15th
Day 4- December 16th
Day 5- December 17th
Day 6- December 18th
Day 7- December 19th
Day 8- December 20th
Day 9- December 21st
Day 10- December 22nd
Day 11- December 23rd
Day 12- December 24th

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Industry News- Challenges Build Relationships

You're probably familiar with the challenge that we present each month called "Desire to Inspire" which calls for quilters of all ages to creatively use one of our latest fabric lines. The winner receives the collection to make something great. The caveat is that the quilters only have one month to complete their project. Because our challengers work so hard, we then like to feature the quilter's work and share some information about them. 

In addition to that, we also post challenges from time to time from Jaftex President, Scott Fortunoff. We enjoy hosting these challenges to interact with the quilt shops (as we value helping our customers be successful) and our consumers (as we enjoy seeing what they have created out of our beautiful fabrics). It's important to us that we maintain this type of relationship with everyone that we encounter.

We want to highlight an impressive challenge that quilting pro, Debbie Roberts of The Quilted Moose in Gretna, Nebraska issued to her consumer base. This challenge included designing new red and white quilts. With a few requirements and no prize, love and passion for quilting were demonstrated indeed, as this call to action brought in an overwhelming number of quilts, 50 to be exact! 

 Click here to read more about Debbie's initiativeWe want to give a special shout-out to Debbie Roberts and acknowledge her contributions in continuing to promote quilting in her community and beyond. Way to go!

Take a look at one of our lines which features a red and white palette. "Frosty Friends- 2-Ply Flannel" by Jan Shade Beach, which is one of our current favorites for the holiday season. Check your local quilt shop as some may not have it any longer. Click here to view the full collection

Stay tuned for more, "Desire to Inspire" challenges from Henry Glass & Co. and Jaftex President, Scott Fortunoff

Furthermore, keep watching on social media as we are currently hosting the Jaftex Holiday Challenge 2018, which features a “Behind the Scenes” look of the studios of each of our Henry Glass & Co., licensed designers, as well as other Jaftex Corporation designers.  Who doesn’t love a friendly competition?

Sound off and let us know what other competitions you would like to see in 2019!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Get Quilting- Indigo Cottage Giveaway

The “Indigo Cottage” collection by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs is like a leisurely stroll through the English countryside. Designs in the collection provide a variety of size and spacing. The panel evokes a sense of romance. The artistry includes thatched roof cottages and flowered hearts. Perfect for a little embroidery in your project. They mix, match and blend to create beautiful quilted creations. The Palette blends together with hues of indigo, royal, chambray, and white.