Thursday, September 10, 2015

Primitive Quilt and Folk Art Exhibit at International Quilt Festival Houston Fall 2015

I had a wonderful surprise in my mailbox this week.

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine (AKA Homespun Media) are the organizers of a new exhibit to be held next month at International Quilt Festival in Houston - Primitive Quilt and Folk Art Exhibit. They sent me this very thoughtful certificate and pin as a thank you for exhibiting my quilt, Annie's Scrapbook, in the upcoming show. And I LOVE the pin!

I can't wait to see all of the quilts and I will definitely be wearing my pin!

The letter that accompanied the certificate and pin says it all about the beauty and artistic merit of the Primitive and Folk Art style......

My prize for winning 3rd place in the exhibit was a whole roll of Warm Company batting 80/20.  I have already used it in my most recent quilt and I LOVE the way it looks! Thank you again, Warm Company and Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine!

Until next time!


Monday, September 7, 2015

Day 7 Happy Birthday Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello! I'm so glad you joined me today to help me celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Jaftex, the parent company to Henry Glass & Co., Studio e Fabrics, Blank Quilting, A.E. Nathan, and Fabric Editions. 


I have had the good fortune to design fabric lines for both Studio e Fabrics, and Henry Glass & Co. As a designer for Henry Glass & Co., I was given the task of making a project for the blog hop using the Folio Basics line of fabric. I decided that a birthday celebration wouldn't be complete without a big Happy Birthday banner! So I put my thinking cap on and designed this banner using the yellow and red prints from the Folio Basics line, red rick rack, and Pellon  808 Craft Fuse Iron on interfacing.


A closer look:

For my free pattern for the Happy Birthday Banner CLICK HERE.


A little bit about Jaftex:

Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York. At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie. In the 80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company. The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp. Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg. Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc. Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to precut fabrics among other contributions.


And now for the contest! Look at these great prizes from Jaftex, Janome, Aurifil threads and Schmetz needles! Good luck!

85th Anniversary Giveaway

Please visit another designer on the blog hop today,
Heather @ Trends and Traditions  

and tomorrow
Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono

Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop participants:

September 1 - Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 - Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio 
September 3 - Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder 
September 4 - Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle   
September 5 - Mark @ Mark Lipinski's Blog
September 6 - Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts  
September 7 - Heather @ Trends and Traditions  
September 7 - Martha @ Wagons West Designs  
September 8 - Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono 
September 9 - Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts 
September 10 - Jill @ Jillily Studios  
September 10 - Dana @ My Lazy Daisy  
September 11 - Penny @ Sew Simple Designs  
September 12 - Ida @ Cowtown Quilts 
September 13 - Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive  
September 14 - Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 - Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl    
September 16 - Amy @ Kati Cupcake 
September 16 - Barbara @ QuiltSoup2 
September 17 - Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting 
September 18 - Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure 
September 19 - Margot @ The Pattern Basket  
September 20 - Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts   
September 21 - Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts  
September 22 - Kim @ Aurifil Threads  
September 23 - Rebekah @ Don't Call Me Becky   
September 24 - Julie @ The Crafty Quilter 
September 25 - Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts  
September 25 - Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs 
September 26 - Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 - Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 - Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts