Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Little Quilts has a special Towel of the Month Club in their shop and we simply adore it. This month the featured fabric is "Flower Girl" by Margot Languedoc of the Pattern Basket. Make sure that you check out Little Quilts' and The Pattern Basket's blogs for beautiful inspiration.
Adorable! Contact Little Quilts to get your own kit to make these darling towels.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Thank you all for the wonderful comments for the Simple Appeal giveaway. We have a winner for the Kim Diehl giveaway! Congratulations to Linda.
I like wall quilts and table toppers. I have all Kim's "Simple" books and I love them. The new fabric looks great.
Please do like the Henry Glass Facebook page or follow this blog for more news and giveaways. The Henry Glass spring blog hop will be coming up very soon. You won't want to miss the fun.
Have a great day!
Friday, April 11, 2014
[Photo credit: Martingale & Co.]
Remember, if you haven't entered the giveaway, go back and do so here. Good luck!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
[This giveaway has ended.]
Kim Diehl is having a super busy year. Her beautiful new book Simple Appeal is available today and it is about her love for using beautiful color combinations in patchwork and appliqué scrappy quilts for everyday use. Scroll down to the bottom to find out how to enter to win a copy of Simple Appeal and a bundle of Kim's fabric.
The projects are designed with classic pieced blocks and adorned by Kim's signature floral appliqué designs. The beauty of her designs is how easy it is for any quilter to stitch one for herself! There is always a warmth and charm in all of Kim's designs. The projects in Simple Appeal are no different and are perfect to use in decorating your home.
Martingale & Co. has done a fabulous job with the photography and the design of the book. The instructions are clear and there are plenty of great diagrams that accompany the written directions. Make sure that you head over to the Martingale & Co. website to order your copy of Simple Appeal.
On the fabric front, Kim has been designing several new fabric collections for Henry Glass this year. The first line to debut will be Vintage Farmhouse in June. The fresh and pretty palette will be a great foundation for any of the quilts in Simple Appeal.
Henry Glass and Kim are excited to introduce you her new Simple Whatnots Club this year. All the details are on the Henry Glass website here.
Martingale & Co. is featuring Kim and her book on their blog, Stitch This! today. They have a great interview with Kim are hosting another fabulous giveaway.
Monday, April 7, 2014
American Patchwork and Quilting magazine feature Heather Mulder Peterson's book and ruler recently. We love the designs in this book and the ruler looks like it is a terrific one to add to your quilting studio.
We choose a couple favorite quilts from her book to share with you. They are easy to make and Heather uses a lot of different fabrics for a dynamic effect.
Heather's newest collection will be available in quilt shops this July. We're sure that her son Carter inspired this wonderful children's collection, I Love Puppies. You can view the entire collection on the Henry Glass website by clicking here.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Jill Finley of Jillily Studios has sent in March edition pdq* [PRETTY DARN QUICK] CLUB]! Our blog was having some technical difficulty and this post was delayed. Our apologies. We certainly believe that the wait for this fresh and pretty pillow was worth the wait! "In The Pink" is a lovely spring design featuring a flower and Jill's beautiful collections. The design features quick applique and sewing techniques.
Before we get to the directions for "In The Pink" we wanted to share what Jill's been up to. She has been traveling around the country speaking and teaching to guilds everywhere. Recently she was featured on Fat Quarter Shop's YouTube channel. Stayed tuned for many more videos of Jill on the channel.
As always, you can download all past pdq* [PRETTY DARN QUICK] Club projects by clicking the link at the top right sidebar. Jill is selling kits for this pdq* [PRETTY DARN QUICK] Club project. Please visit her website for more information. You can download the "In The Pink" pattern here.
[Download this free pattern from the Henry Glass website.]
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Henry Glass crew always loves this part of the month. We wait in anticipation for the challenger's design and post. We are never disappointed! If you want to submit to us, send us one photograph that best represents your style. We select a new challenger for each month. Your skill level can be at any level. We can't respond to every submission but we do keep them on file. Thanks for submitting. Remember that you can view past challenges by clicking the button at the top right sidebar.
This month, our featured fabric is, Weekend Retreat by Jan Shade Beach. The collection has a fun, retro vibe and we knew that our challenger would come up with an equally playful design. You can view the entire collection on the Henry Glass website by clicking here.
We welcome Desire To Inspire Challenger, Heather Kojan. She is from Baltimore, MD and sewing with her and her guild members sounds inspiring!
Tell us a little about your family.
I live with my husband of 28 years, Harvey. We have 2 kids: Kyle is a junior in college, and Katie is finishing her senior year in high school. We also have 3 cats and a rescue dog.
How long have you been quilting?
Over 25 years
What's your favorite technique?
I love piecing, and I’m always trying new (to me) techniques. Right now, my new favorites are curved piecing and EPP.
Who taught you how to quilt?
My grandmother was a quilter. She didn’t teach me, but I have a lot of her quilts and I cherish them all. I’m a self taught sewer and quilter. I learned a lot from Alex Anderson on TV!
Do you belong to any guilds?
I’m the founder and first president of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. [hg: Their blog is a fun read!] I love my guild ~ so many fun people with great ideas and always willing to share.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I love to quilt and would do it 24/7 if I could. I consider myself foremost a teacher and love speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. I teach modern quilting classes in the Mid-Atlantic region and upstate New York. I’ve also written many tutorials for my own blog, and other popular quilting blogs such as Sew Mama, Sew! I got to attend my first quit market in the fall of 2013 to promote my new book Classic Modern Quilts.
Thanks Henry Glass for letting me play with your fun fabric!
Oh, and one more thing: don’t try to do a quilt photo shoot on a windy day!
Henry Glass thanks Heather and her two helpers for participating in the March edition of Desire To Inspire Challenge!
Have a great weekend!