Today is the first day of the Henry Glass Designer's Christmas Project Parade. We get to be one of the first hostesses. We hope to make some new friends today (you can "friend" us on Facebook too!). Post a comment with a holiday wish and you can win an autographed copy of our book Patriotic Little Quilts. We will randomly pick someone tomorrow night. (You must have an email address associated with your posting ID so that we can contact you)
Warm winter wishes from Little Quilts! How exciting to be a part of the Henry Glass Holiday Designer Project Parade. We are pretty new to the blogging scene, but we are "players" and although some of the computer world races past us faster than we can catch on, we are so lucky to have elves in the workshop that help us with these exciting ways to visit you. Almost twenty years ago (can it be that long?), we put our ideas in the book...."Little Quilts All Through The House", published by Martingale & Company. The book is still being printed and enjoyed around the world. We joke that our high school picture is in the front. Decorating a home with small quilts was our passion. Several books followed along with our own line of patterns, kits and booklets. We are delighted to be a part of the design team of Henry Glass. Our fabrics are vintage designs which are perfect for making little and big quilts with a traditional look.
So here it is...that pedal to the metal time of the year - sewing for gift giving and decorating our home. This is where we come in. Making little quilts as gifts is a great idea and take it from us, it gets the same response as a king size quilt from the person who receives it! Decorating with little quilts is easy. Use them on the table under a centerpiece; hang them on a peg at the door; place one in a basket holding small packages; hang it on the wall; drape it over the back of a chair or hang it on the front door.
These are just a few of the things you can do to cozy up your holiday decorating. Whatever you do, enjoy the process as much as the end results. Quilting can be a way to calm down during these busy days.
The three of us are always trying to make the holidays fun and special for our families. Our children are grown and many live far away, but they still look for the familiar traditions we have established when they come home. Now we have grandchildren to add to our circle and that brings a new level of joy to our gatherings. Like you, we always want more time to create and the days get gobbled up with all the activities of the season. Have you thought of making small quilted flags to hang on the tree? Perhaps you or a friend has someone in the service. This would be a great last minute gift for them and you.
Our project for the Henry Glass Designer Blog Hop is something you can do with your family; your quilting friends; or simply by yourself as you watch "It's A Wonderful Life". Each time a bell rings, an ANGEL (hint, the secret word) gets it's wings.
We share the day with our Henry Glass designer friends;
Linda Lum DeBono http://www.lindalumdebono.blogspot.com/
and Heather Mulder Peterson http://www.ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
Hop on over to their websites and see what free project they have for you. Ours is in the post below.
Each designer has a secret word included in their blogging for you to find, collect and then enter after the last day, on the Henry Glass blog. List each secret word in your comment for a chance to win a gift from each of the designers AND a collection of current Henry Glass fabrics. You must enter by Dec. 9th at 8PM EST. Yippee!