Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quilt Market!

The Henry Glass & Co. crew went to Quilt Market recently and we had a great time seeing our designers, customers and friends from the quilting industry.  Thank you to all who stopped by our booth to see our collections.

Several designers had booths at the show. We are excited to see their latest work. Janet Nesbitt made her debut as the owner and designer of her new company, One S1STER Designs.

Dana Brooks of My Lazy Daisy and Barbara Jones, formerly of QuiltSoup have teamed up to start a new venture called Tickled Pink. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new concept.

Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs had such a pretty booth. The soft colors and the shabby chic decor was very pretty.  She and Leanne have teamed up for another year of their club. We'll show you some of the projects very soon.

Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle and her daughter Kaytlyn were at the show with their wonderful patterns and club. They made up samples from the Henry Glass book "A Flair For Fabric" and we are in love with their versions of the projects too.

Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures is well known for her beautiful floral-inspired quilts and table runners but lately her adorable boys have been a big part of her designing perspective. We love this monster quilt!

Come back for more Quilt Market inspiration. Remember to enter the Let's Get Quilting giveaway. Have a great weekend.

- HG

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - May 18, 2015 Edition

The Henry Glass crew has returned from Quilt Market in Minneapolis, MN and we are inspired, tired and so very excited for the coming months. We received great responses to our latest collections. The May 2015 Look Book will be released very soon. Make sure that you stay tuned to see the releases from Quilt Market. 

Thank you to all who visited our booth. We love to see our customers. We will be posting photographs from the show later this week. 

Today though we have some giveaway business to take care of. The winner of last week's giveaway is Deb Girotti. Congratulations for winning Jill Finley's Poppy Patio bundle.

This week we are going to give away a bundle of Buggy Barn Basics. Janet Nesbitt has started her own design studio called One Sister Designs and we are happy for her. She debuted her new collection at Quilt Market called Note To Self. Let us know about your latest sewing or quilting project. 

Good luck!

- HG

Monday, May 11, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - May 11, 2015 Edition

Happy Monday! We had some funky things happen in last week's giveaway. So we pulled another random winner to win Jill's Poppy Patio bundle. Congratulations to Renea! 

This week we are busy little bees around Henry Glass as we are finishing last minute preparations for International Quilt Market. If you are going to Minneapolis, check out our newsletter for details. Below you will find a list of our Schoolhouse Presentations. Make sure that you come to see and listen to our Henry Glass designers talk about their latest designs and collections.

If you are attending Sample Spree, we have a $2 off coupon for you. One coupon per customer. We are featuring two of Kim Diehl's fat eighths bundles, Butter Churn Basics and Heritage Hollow,  at Sample Spree so make sure that you clip the coupon in the newsletter and run over to Table #108 to purchase these bundles. Click here for our newsletter. Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter if you haven't already.

Today's Let's Get Quilting Giveaway bundle will be a gorgeous bundle of Folio. Tell us if you try to keep up with all of the social media about Quilt Market and how you do that. Do you follow Twitter, Facebook, etc.? 

Good luck!

- HG

Monday, May 4, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - May 4, 2015 Edition

Good morning! Happy Monday. It's time for another great giveaway. First, we'd like to congratulate last week's winner, Pauline A. Perry, for winning a bundle of Beth Logan's Two By Two. Please contact us with your details.

This week we are giving away a random assortment of Jill Finley's Poppy Patio. The fresh colors and pretty flowers in the prints lend themselves to being used in any range of project from runners to quilts. This is very versatile collection that reflects Jill's love for home decor.

Good luck!

- HG

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Desire To Inspire - April 2015 Edition

We at Henry Glass & Co. have to say that this time of the month is one of our favorites. When we open the e-mail from our current challenger we are always so in awe of the photographs of the projects that come in. Thank you to all of the challengers for the hard work that is put into these projects. If you have submitted and haven't heard from us, don't worry. We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in this blog feature and we will get to you!

We sent our April challenger a bundle of Toil and Trouble by Shelly Comiskey.  Fun characters and bright colors are featured in this latest Halloween collection by Shelly.
If you are look to making a fun Halloween project, go to the Henry Glass website to download this free pattern that accompanies the Toil & Trouble collection.

Let's meet the April 2015 Desire To Inspire challenger.

Lea Anne Brummett

Where do you live?
I live in rural Martinsville, Indiana.  We like to call our little 8 acres, Podunk.  We have recently added beehives and chickens to the many other hobbies we enjoy.

Tell us about your family
We have a combined family of 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren,   My 2 sons live in neighboring towns.  A daughter and both grandchildren living in Kentucky about 3 1/2 hours away.  And my husbands daughter lives in Pennsylvania.   We can't leave out our newest addition to our family, Lobo, our German Sheppard.

How long have you been quilting?
I made my first and last fan quilt block in a 1986 Needle Crafts class taken in High School.    Later in the school year I made my first Chicken Scratch baby quilt.  Many years past, sewing Halloween costumes, baby doll cloths and various household items, curtains, small quilted wall hangings and chair cushions.  It wasn't until my children were teenagers that I started quilting on a regular basis and considered myself a quilter.  

What's your favorite technique?
Applique, the smallest amount of applique can make a quilt shine.

Who taught you to quilt?
Except for the Needle craft class in high school, I've never taken a class.  I'd like to say that I'm self taught but in reality the biggest influence on my quilting would be the Internet and bloggers who share knowledge of techniques.

Do you belong to any guilds?
Not currently, I belonged to the local guild for two years, and hope to someday find the time to join again.

Anything else you'd like to share with our readers?
I have a blog that was started a few years ago when I was teaching a small quilting class.  My blog Podunk Pretties was a way to share with my class what I was working on in my Quilting Studio as well as post the weeks lesson when snow kept me from getting to the classes.  Over the years it has become my avenue for sharing free patterns and tutorials with quilters all over the world.   It was through my blog and it's followers that I learned about the Desire to Inspire Challenge.  This has been a fun and exciting challenge that forced me to work outside my comfort zone and grow as a quilter and designer.  Thank Henry Glass Fabrics, I hope to participate in another Desire to Inspire challenge in the future. 

Thank you so much to Lea for being the April Desire To Inspire Challenger!

- HG

Monday, April 27, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - April 27, 2015 Editon

Good morning! It's a great Monday morning. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks as we prepare for Quilt Market in May. Are you going to be there? Make sure that you visit the Henry Glass Booth #1719 and Sample Spree #108.

Congratulations to Nancy Hilderbrand for winning Let's Get Quilting last week. Please send your contact information here to receive your prize. This week we are giving away a fun bundle of Two By Two by Beth Logan. Let us know what you're planning for vacation this summer.

Good luck!

- HG

Friday, April 24, 2015

We Spy ...

American Dreams in Paducah. Mary Ellen Von Holt of Little Quilts reports that busy is hopping in Paducah. She tells us that this panel in particular is very popular at the American Quilters Society show in Paducah. The Pledge Of Allegiance kit is designed by Beth Logan of ArtStuff Ltd. and is part of her American Dreams collection.

Enjoy QuiltWeek and make sure that you visit the Little Quilts booth #1816 if you are there.

- HG