Friday, March 29, 2019

Desire to Inspire- March Challenger - Heather Long

 Meet Heather Long -She took on the challenge of using "Ghostly Glowtown” by Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs in the month of March 2019.

Hi! My name is Heather Long and I live in Phoenixville, PA, just outside of Valley Forge. It's a wonderful town with a very active downtown restaurant scene but still within a short drive to the Valley Forge National Park and all the trails available.

 I've been married for 3 years to my amazing husband, Andrew and we have one 2-year-old son, James (Jimmy) who is my best little quilt helper. We travel quite a bit more than I ever expected to, especially with a baby/toddler, but we enjoy our adventures.

When it comes to quilting, I'm mostly self-taught from books and blogs. I started quilting almost 15 years ago - no one else in my family quilted or really sewed, but I just had the itch. I started by reading everything I could but then I finally had to just jump in and accept that my first quilt would NOT be perfect. My favorite quilts are traditional with a bit of a twist. I don't really consider myself a modern quilter, but I'm not strictly traditional either. You can check out my blog here.

While I don't belong to a "real life" guild, one of my greatest resources is an online group called Quilting Around the World - I've gone to several retreats and join online challenges there. I love those ladies!

Pumpkins and Pals


Fabric Bowl

Pumpkins and Pals Detail

Table Runner

Table Runner Again

Table Runner Detail

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Desire to Inspire April- Looking for a Challenger!

Calling all dog lovers! Nothing sounds more snuggly than a pup at your feet by the fireside, and that's why you "mutt" not want to miss this adorable collection by Bob Giordano. "Fireside Pups" is a 10-SKU collection featuring traditional Christmas colors and all things dog, as well as one FREE quilt project! Ships in May 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 April, 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!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Get Quilting - Itty Bitty Bundle Giveway

One Sister designer, Janet Rae Nesbitt has long been known for her scrappy quilting techniques and crazy pattern style. Janet incorporates her primitive style color palette with her Crazy pattern method. We are giving away 30 SKUs of the prints from this collection to one lucky winner. The full collection of prints and yarn dyed fabrics is IN QUILT SHOPS NOW and also includes one FREE quilt project.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Get Quilting- Linen Closet Bundle Giveaway

Looking for a new basic collection to add to your next quilt? Then you won't want to miss this combo bundle which includes "Linen Closet" and "Shadows and Sunshine" by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs. 

"Linen Closet" is a 14-SKU collection featuring tossed florals, geos, stars, and more against various shades of tan and brown. IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!

"Shadows and Sunshine Yarn Dyes" is a 6-SKU collection featuring plaid patterns in hues of blue, brown, and tan. 

View the Full Collection Here

Monday, March 11, 2019

Get Quilting - Knit Chicks Bundle Giveaway

Love to knit and craft? Then you won't want to miss "Knit Chicks" by Jody Houghton. This fun and playful, 12-SKU collection features tossed, sheep, tractors, knitting needles, and two panels! Also included is one FREE quilt project (Knit Chicks Quilt # 1). IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Get Quilting - Cutie Tootie Bundle Giveaway

Oh, baby! Isn't this fabric adorable? "Cutie Tootie" by Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup is the perfect fabric for new moms who want to decorate their nursery room or friends and family who want to create a shower or nursery gift. This 17-SKU collection features bright colors and all things baby from carriages and bottles to diaper pins and hearts! Also included are two FREE quilt projects (Cutie Tootie Quilt # 1 and Cutie Tootie Quilt # 2). In Quilts Shops Now!