Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Let's Get Quilting - Berries and Blossoms

This week's "Let's Get Quilting" giveaway is Berries and Blossoms,  a favorite collection for fans of Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs. Rich red berries and tones of vanilla cream mix and match to create a soft and sophisticated palette. This collection’s prints have a sweet essence, as warm and inviting as a berry cobbler on a cool spring day.You will be drawn in for hours of quilting pleasure. The designs in the collection are textural layered tones colored in different hues and values that seem to float across the fabric. 
The winner this week will also receive a bundle of Linen Closet Basics to go along with the Berries & Blossoms bundle. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Let's Get Quilting - Just Beachy Bundle Giveaway

Dreaming of the beach? Oh yeah! Forget about the snow, and comment below to win some views of the beach in this fun fabric collection called "Just Beachy" by First Blush Studio. 

Here is a peek at the all the patterns in the collection. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Let's Get Quilting - Plain and Simple by Color Principle

Take a trip to Middle America, where people are proud of their heritage and have great respect for their land. Farms across the agricultural wealth of the area celebrate their roots. These are proud, yet humble communities that gather together when trouble strikes and know how to appreciate when all is well. The pace is just a shade slower, but the experience is much richer. Color Principle presents “Plain and Simple” as a tribute to this simpler life. There are several unique pieces in the collection. If a big, bold banner style quilt is your cup of tea, enter to win this week's bundle. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Looking for the March Desire to Inspire Challenger - who loves Dogs and Suds?

Who loves dogs?? Here is a collection just for you! "Dogs and Suds" by Shelly Comiskey will be shipping to quilt shops during March, and you could get it first! 

Our Desire to Inspire Challenge is very simple. We send you fabric, and you have a whole month to make cute projects (that you get to keep). How cool is this? 

So this month is your chance to have some fun! Even if you have put your name in the hat before - it may be your lucky turn! 

Here is a link to the Dog and Suds Collection and the fabrics are also shown below:

1. Put your name in the hat by sending an email to vanessa@jaftex.com or comment on this blog post (please be sure we have an email address, if you do).

2. We pick a winner and send out fabric FedEx.

3. You sew cute projects in March, and send us your project pictures and a little bio about yourself by the end of the month.  

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Desire to Inspire - February Challenger Cheryl Hammond does Rodeo Roundup in a Wonderful Way!

Meet Cheryl Hammond from Copperas Cove, Texas, which is just north of Austin in Central Texas. We knew it would have to be a gal from Texas who would love the Rodeo Roundup Collection designed by Beth Logan. 

Cheryl has completed the challenge and done a fantastic job of using all the fabrics, and making some wonderful things. 

Here is her story and her work on this month's Desire to Inspire challenge:

February Desire to Inspire Challenger - Cheryl Hammond

After spending the better part of my adult life living in the Texas desert, we are now enjoying our early retirement in the Hill Country of Central Texas. The best part of this new journey is indulging my passion of rescuing discarded furniture, refinishing & re-purposing them, gardening, long walks with our pups, and reading all the books now that time is my friend.

I like to call myself the Number One Zoo keeper with our ever-growing number of animals. Even our box turtles are having babies. Every spring when they make their appearance in the turtle garden, we see new friends.

My Mother-in-Law gets all the credit for my quilting passion. She gifted us with a quilt, and I was so intrigued by the whole process that I bought a sewing machine & took my first quilting class. From the very first stitch, I was hooked. I love everything about quilting — choosing fabrics (and collecting them), the design & quilting. My husband bought me a sit down longarm when we retired, so I’m now embarking on a machine quilting adventure. It’s a perfect fit with my passion for quilts.

Two Table Runners


Hot pads

Table Runner Closeup

The roundup of Rodeo Roundup Projects

Monday, February 26, 2018

Let's Get Quilting - Linen Closet by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs

The best 'go to' quilting color in the world is this lovely warm neutral from our collection called Linen Closet by Janet Rae Nesbitt. This collection is the perfect fit to blend with any of her collections. Check them all out: Autumn Song, Believe, Berries & Blossoms, My Back Porch, Shadows and Sunshine, and her latest release which includes a new sew-along called One Crazy Sister Club is Itty Bitty Crazy.

This week's giveaway has two winners, each one will get one of these bundles, from this soft and wonderful group.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Let's Get Quilting - Folio Basics Bundle!

Folio Basics are the lifeblood of any stash! Here is a picture of the beautiful Folio Basic up close:

And the gorgeous color family that we offer for the Folio Basics Collection. See them all online here.

Now you can when a bundle for your very own!