Day 1 of the HG Project Parade

Welcome to Day 1 of the Henry Glass Project Parade!

Today, I am one of the featured designers. 

 In case we haven’t met before, let’s start with introductions. 

My name is Heather.  My husband, Joel and I live in Minnesota. 

with our dog Daisy.

You can read a little more about us and our business here.   I started my business 15 years ago and have since published lots of books and single patterns, along withdesigning fabric lines for Henry Glass.  My goal as a designer is to always be on the look out for new trends in design and color, while striving to bring you stylish and fresh patterns.  I understand that quilters are busy people, so I love to use simple tricks and techniques to make things come together easily and quickly.   To see what I’m talking about, you can click here to view the inspirations tab on my website.   It will show you all you really need to know about me.

There is always something in the works around here, so I thought I’d share a few of the things that I have been up to lately.

Up on the design wall in my studio is a project using my next fabric line, called Artful Home.  The fabric isn’t here yet, so I am just experimenting a little with my strike-offs.  The line is currently out on the road with HG’s sales reps and will be in stores early next year. 

Crayon Box from the book "The Sweet Life" by Anka's Treasures


Also in the works is my next Christmas line, called Deck the Halls.  It’s a combination of my favorite colors and  prints  — both trendy and traditional, some Christmas-sy and some not, some large scale home-dec type prints, and some smaller quilty-type prints.  Would you like to see a sneak peek at a few of my favorite pieces?


Again, it will be available 2011, but I couldn’t help but share a little teaser!  I hope you all will like it. 

Now, onto my project  ~

I decided to share a pattern for a dish passer.  It’s quick and easy, takes very little fabric, and makes for a great gift.  The whole idea is to have a stylish, yet practical way to pass around those hot dishes around the table, without having to send the potholders around with the dish.

It’s made from a simple rectangle, with ties added on the four corners.  It is reversible, so pick out two fat quarters that you want to show off!

The little ties pull the corners together, so that the dish passer will hug the sides of a 9″x13″ pan.

(BTW – this stripe is printed on the bias, giving it that cute candy cane effect.  To learn how to make any stripe have that effect, click here)

I made it to match one of my Christmas table runners, made from my previous Christmas line, At Home for the Holidays

To download the directions to make the dish passer, click here:  dish passer for HG Christmas blog hop.

In addition to the free pattern for the dish passer, I would like to give away a collection of some of our patterns!  Just leave me a comment to be entered into the drawing.

If you would like to be entered into winning the grand prize for the Henry Glass Project Parade, my secret word is “Trends and Traditions“.  Click here if you haven’t already read how this works.

As part of the blog hop, the designers are going to share a few holiday memories.  I have so many, that I will just share one favorite today.  It’s one that I have shared before, back when I was part of the Cross Country Christmas Blog Hop.  So, some of you may have already seen this, but I don’t mind revisiting it again!  Here is a clip from that blog post:

Our theme for today is a favorite Christmas decoration or ornament.   When I found out that this was going to be our topic today, I knew right away what I was going to share.  During this blog hop, I have already talked about my Aunt Lynn a few times, but today I am going to make her ears burn!   Back when I was really little, she started giving each of her nieces and nephews a Christmas ornament each year.  Here’s a picture of one of the early ones – it’s one of my favorites.


Here is another of my favorites –


In fact, they are all favorites.

They are all so pretty and have special meaning to me.  I love unpacking them every year and looking at each one.  When I had my first Christmas after moving out of my parent’s house, these were the only Christmas decorations I had!

My very favorites are the ones that she hand painted or designed  – like the ones below:


As a little girl, I was just fascinated that she could paint these herself.

Each one was dated and signed with her special signature and “xxoo”.   To this day, I have to still remind myself to call her “my Aunt Lynn”, when in my thoughts she is still Auntie Lynn.

There are many more in my collection from “Auntie”, but I don’t want to make this post too long by showing them all!  I just wanted to tell you about how thoughtful and caring my Aunt is.  She is also the one that gave each of us a key chain on our 16th birthday, a collection of photos that she had taken of us over the years for our 18th birthday, and she even remembers to send a card for everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries.  I can’t really express in words what all of those things have meant to me over the years, but someday I would love to be able to give her something back that would mean as much to her.


The computer screen is now a little blurry, so I better wrap this up!

Don’t forget to visit our other featured designers today! 

Linda Lum DeBono at


 Thanks for stopping by and here is the schedule for the rest of the HG Blog Hop:

Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at
Day 7:
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at

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418 Responses to Day 1 of the HG Project Parade

  1. Jane says:

    Love your fabrics! Thanks for the info.

  2. Sandy Brown says:

    Love the dish passer! Wish I had made a couple for thanksgiving – but I will be sure to have them on hand for Christmas dinner.

  3. QuiltSue says:

    Some of your ornaments are just so cute and of course the memories they have for you will make them very special.

  4. Audrey Bretz says:

    What a lovely project. Just the thing for a Secret Santa gift! I loved your special memories of your Aunt.

  5. Bonnie Novak says:

    I was looking for something for a co-worker who loves to cook and entertain..and you come up with the dish passer..I’m all set!! I love the new xmas fabric. I wish it was here now!! Love all your colors. Thank You

  6. Martina says:

    Love your fabric and your free project is just so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. SoozeM says:

    Oh my I love your dish passer, that’s so clever, thank you so much for sharing it with us! And I love your new fabrics, thanks for the sneak peak!!

  8. Michelle says:

    I read your blog always, but don’t think I have ever commented. I LOVE your fabric lines, and I love the project for the pan. THANK YOU! I plan on making a few of these. What a wonderful idea! God bless!

  9. Thea says:

    looking forward to your new fabric lines – thanks for the preview!
    and I just happen to have a whole totebag full of ‘paired’ fq’s!
    what great timing 😎
    my ornaments from the ‘salad days’ are my faves, too, and the shabbier they get, the more I love them. so sentimental!

  10. Joey says:

    Love the Dish Passer. Great idea.

  11. Donna says:

    Beautiful fabric – I will be looking for this line early 2011. And, the dish passer is such an cute, useful project. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Happy quilting.

  12. Linda McKibben says:

    Loved the pictures of all the ornaments and the touching story to go with them. Thanks for the memories and the pattern for the dish passer.

  13. Karin says:

    Thank you for sharing your cute Dish Passer project! What a wonderful idea – and perfect for a number of people on my gift list! I adore your new fabric lines too – thank you for sharing the teaser although, I am now chomping at the bit to bring them home!

  14. Linda P. says:

    Dish Passer!!!!!! I never knew what to call it!!! Would be adorable in any theme!! One of those things you really need/want, never made time to make – thanks Heather – think I can do a few this afternoon. Love your new line, as always very pretty & fresh!.
    Hope your home is getting squared away also – hugs!!

  15. Becky says:

    What a great idea…especially timely with the Thanksgiving hot dish dilema fresh in my memory! At least one of these will be on my table at Christmas and I’ll make another fall one for next year. I love your patterns and would be blessed to win them!

  16. Dianne says:

    Love that design…and thanks for the sneak peeks of upcoming fabric! Always fun to see that!

  17. Marj says:

    Love your new fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns.

  18. Sharon says:

    Your dish passer is a clever idea! I’ve come to really like your clean fresh style of design – in both your fabric and patterns. I enjoy following your blog.

  19. Jackie says:

    Thank you for the great idea for a quick, useful Christmas (or anytime) gift. I love your designs and your fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

  20. luciep says:

    Thanks for sharing all this great ideas and beautiful pictures!

  21. Barb Shuler says:

    Thanks so much for the useful and clever free pattern…I was looking for something like this to add to my grown daughter’s stockings! I love you patterns and fabrics! Happy Holidays!

  22. Karen says:

    Love your pattern for the dish passer – I’ll be making one soon. Would love to hear more about your GSP Daisy!

  23. gmp says:

    I love your fabric, especially Deck the Halls. Thanks for sharing this cute project with us.

  24. Wendy says:

    Very clever! Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing your talents as well as your story about your Aunt. Life is just that much sweeter with people like that in it.

  25. Paula W. says:

    I love getting a sneak peak at your newest fabric lines. Love them! Thanks for the free pattern – what a great idea. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  26. Penny says:

    Your new fabric line is great! So is the ‘Dish Passer’ pattern. And I spy some yummy patterns in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Mandy Noble says:

    Love the dish passer! would also love to win some of your patterns!

  28. Dana says:

    Now I can’t wait for Christmas 2011, that fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for the fun.

  29. Karin E says:

    Heather how wonderful and clever. Great idea and wonderful to add to as an extra gift… not to mention hiding some of our not so pretty pans.
    Thanks Karin E 🙂

  30. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the project. I love your new holiday fabric line!! Will be looking for it next year.

  31. Jeanne H says:

    Your patterns rock. Thanks for a look into your home at the Holidays. Keep up the good work.

  32. SuzK says:

    What a great project! Thank you for sharing it with us. I love your holiday fabric because you add black. It makes the fabric sing. I have a collection your latest Christmas fabric with plans for gifts for next Christmas (it takes me about a year to put everything together for familiy gifts). I can’t wait to dig into it!

  33. ~Kathleen says:

    Heather, I love seeing your ornaments and your fabric is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the great project and give Daisy a pat from me. ~Kathleen

  34. bev/mo says:

    I cannot wait for that new Christmas line… beautiful! Keep up the good work!

  35. cloud mom says:

    What a wonderful story about your Aunt. She is an inspiration in sharing the Christmas spirit.

  36. Ruth says:

    Thanks for the pattern! We have a similar ornament from 1980 that my Mom gave us. I love old ornaments given by family members. Please enter me in the drawing.

  37. Maribeth Sala-Gietzen says:

    Thanks for the great pattern! And I love the story about your Aunt-I am lucky to have a special Aunt too.

  38. Deb S. says:

    Love the new fabrics and can’t wait until they’re available! I too, have a few special ornaments – mostly ones made by my mom.

  39. JayTee says:

    Love reading about you & your projects

  40. Anna McD says:

    Love the new fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win!

  41. Renea says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love your patterns. The dish passer would be so nice to have maybe even a few of them would be nice.

  42. Laura says:

    Really love the pattern for the dish passer. Thank you! Happy holidays!

  43. Linda says:

    Thanks Heather for sharing all your holiday memories. Especially the cute pattern for our hot dishes.

  44. Kathy says:

    Loved your story about you Aunt. God’s angels in our life’s. I can tell that you are an angel in many people’s lives. The new fabric lines are really goooood!!!!. Your pattern for “dish passer” (what a clever name) looks like fun. I’m sewing today, maybe I will have time to whip one up. Thank you, Heather, you are one special person.

  45. A Betty says:

    Nice post Heather. As always, the pictures are beautiful and the content interesting.

  46. Kim Hartwig says:

    Thanks for the pattern and I love your future Xmas line. Can’t wait to actually see it. Love this blog hop and thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Gail says:

    I so much enjoy the older ornaments too, so much fun to get them out and “remember”. I also enjoy everything about you, your fabric, decorating and all you share with us! Thankyou!

  48. Kristine says:

    Thanks for the dish passer – that is on my ever expanding to do list! I have a lot of the same ball ornaments that you have. My nana gave me an ornament every year starting in 1977 – it is such a great idea because when I moved out of the house I already had so many ornaments!

  49. Denise S. says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us, the pattern is wonderful. I can’t wait to get started, I am in a table ornament exchange and think that this fits the bill perfectly, I love all of the fabrics. The black makes everything pop beautifully.

  50. Donna Joy says:

    Your project is just the cats meow, it will make passing those hot dishes so much easier. No more messy oven mitts on the table.
    Your fabric is so lively , makes me happy.
    I love old ornaments, and making new ones.
    Thanks for your lovely pattern giveaway.

  51. Gale says:

    I just love the new fabric line and the color combinations are a real winner. Thanks so much for the free pattern, its sure to be a hit at pot luck dinners. This year a lot of my tree ornaments will be leaving home with our dd who now has her own place. It has been so much fun collecting different one’s each year to give them and the memories when we take them out are a treasure.

  52. Your dish passer reminds me of the bread baskets we have here in France….two uses for one item….or make two!! Thanks for the chance to win some patterns. Linda

  53. Lin S says:

    Love the new fabric lines – can’t wait for the new Christmas, but guess I will have too

  54. Big Rig John says:

    Thanks for sharing the project – what a great idea. Also, I love the pictures of all of your ornaments – I have quite a collection myself and they all have wonderful memories attached to them!

  55. Jocelyn says:

    We have been putting up our tree this week, and I am amazed at all the vintage ornaments that adorn our tree. Great fabric line. I love the plate passer. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  56. Cindy says:

    Heather – thanks for the pattern….this makes a great gift for an extra gift for my step-mom as well as for my 2 favorite aunts. Thanks so much. I love your work and can’t wait for your new line to come out in February. I’ve already asked my awesome quilt store to see if they can order it. happy holidays

  57. Thank you so much for the dish passer pattern. It is just fantastic and a wonderful gift for you to give us for Christmas. Thank you again. I will certainly be making some of these!

  58. Dianne says:

    Love the stories and pictures of the ornaments. My niece and nephew (they’re now 27 & 30) called me Dant Di, so they gave me an ornament that says “We love D’ant Di”. I hang it up every year.
    Also, thank you so much for the pattern.

  59. Sandy R says:

    Thanks Heather for sharing your story and for participating in the Projects Parade. Best Wishes for a great holiday season.

  60. Patricia S says:

    I just love your new fabric line and can’t wait for it to become available! Thank you very much for the dish passer pattern and the chance to win your giveaway! Happy holidays to you!!

  61. Awesome post! I love the photo of you and hubby. Your ornaments are great and so is the project. Thanks!


  62. Sandra Timmons says:

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. So much fun and so many chances to win. Thank you for a great site. I just love it. Thanks for a chance to win patterns. This is so existing and makes us all feel so special – just in time for Christmas. Thank you.

    Sandi from Sonora, CA

  63. DianeH says:

    Thank you very much for this lovely project. It was very touching to read about your treasured ornaments as I did the same for my nieces and nephews when they were growing up. Happy Holidays!

  64. Angela says:

    Thank you for the freebie! I would love to win your patterns… since I own most of them already I could use them as gifts!

  65. Frankie says:

    I loved reading about your ornaments — such sweet memories! Can’t wait until the new Christmas fabric is released as it’s all wonderful! The project is fantastic — especially for making this time of year so thank you for sharing it!

  66. Shari says:

    Beautiful photos of fabrics and ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

  67. Jana says:

    I love your patterns and would love to win some more!

  68. Deb says:

    I SO enjoyed reading about your favorite ornaments…they look so much like some of my favorites that we put on our tree and are dated around those same years as yours. I’ve always loved your fabric and patterns and would love to be entered. I have one of your pattern books, and it’s a favorite that I go back to again and again!

  69. Ruth B says:

    Thanks for the pattern Heather! Your new fabric line looks wonderful as always. I love your use of color. Your prints are always pretty and happy and I love when you show us your quilts on the bed. Gorgeous.

  70. Monika says:

    I love the story about your aunt! She sounds like a wonderful person.

  71. Elaine Morgan says:

    Thank you for the dish passer! Think I’m going to make a set for the year and add the dish – like Valentine, St. Pat, 4th of July, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and “general”! Love your fabric! Thanks for your generosity!

    eem 2848 at sbcglobal dot net

  72. LoriD says:

    My potholders are so ugly this will make a grand replacement!!

  73. katie paxton says:

    Great idea the dish passer, thank you for the pattern.
    I know your ornaments tell a story with great memories.

  74. Jill says:

    I love the project! I bake a lot and have a few 9 x 13 pans that are in constant use. This cover will come in so handy and make for such a great presentation of whatever happens to be in my pan. Thanks!

  75. Mary says:

    That’s a great project and could be made up for any holiday.

    What a sweet aunt. Those ornaments will always bring you such fond memories.

  76. Alissa says:

    That is such a neat idea for hot pans!

  77. Linda K says:

    Love those fabrics for next Christmas!! Thanks for the chance to win your patterns. Merry Christmas!!

  78. Pauline says:

    I’ve a quilt guild party tomorrow and we are to bring a handmade gift. I’ve got one ready for giving but I really like the dish passer….I know I’ve got time to make one….so I’m going to change my gift. Great idea!! I feel as I’m a winner already….thanks for sharing and the chance to win some of your patterns….love your designs and your fabrics. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  79. Barb Schenk says:

    Very cute. I haven’t dabbled into making many projects other than quilts but your project is giving inspiration. Thanks, Heather!

  80. Jen says:

    What a wonderful ornament collection your Aunt gave you. Great memories. Thank you for the free pattern! A few of us were actually talking about that very thing not too long ago. Now I will make them all one!

  81. Esther says:

    Love your new fabric line. Can hardly wait for it to arrive. Merry christmas to you and your family. You have many fond memories.

  82. Joan says:

    Thanks for the pattern for the dish passer. I plan on making one for my daughter and one for me. As always, your fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  83. Martha says:

    Love the dish passer. Enjoy your blog so much.

  84. LaurieC says:

    What a great free pattern! I see some sewing in my future.
    Love the new fabric lines – your colors make me smile.
    Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

  85. joyce says:

    Christmas ornaments do revive special memories. I give each of my grandchildren a special ornament each Christmas that I hope someday they will hang on their own tree. Thanks Heather for sharing your dish passer pattern – it will make a great gift for our quilt guild gift exchange. Happy Holidays!

  86. Laura says:

    Great project and great giveaway! Please count me in!

  87. Shelley C says:

    Your new Christmas line is soooo yummy! I really like poinsettias and am trying to do my kitchen with that theme…starting out slowly…
    I too have favorite ornaments and love hanging them one by one each year.

  88. Mary Kastner says:

    I love your old ornaments. They are so special. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  89. Amy says:

    My sister gives all 15 of her nieces and nephews an ornament every Christmas, it is a lovely tradition.

  90. Abby says:

    The dish passer is brilliant! Thank you!

    And I am head over heels in love with the black & white snowflake print from your 2011 Christmas line …. oh my!

  91. Brenda C says:

    This will make such a nice hostess gift! Thanks! I can’t wait to get sewing.

  92. Jenniffier says:

    Very fun. Thanks for sharing.

  93. Merri Jo says:

    Heather, I love, love, love your patterns and your fabric designs!

  94. Sue Lord says:

    Thanks for the cute idea. There will definitely be several of these on my dining room table on Christmas Day.

  95. My Aunt Jane had the same tradition of giving me an ornament ever year. Both my grandma and my aunt always gave us one on Thanksgiving, so we’d be ready to decorate the tree. I still have all those ornaments and remember the years she gave them to me. It brings back special memories.

  96. Rebecca says:

    Fun project! Thanks for helping us hop!!

  97. Always look forward to your new designs! Ornaments make the best keepers of memories!

  98. Debbie G says:

    Thank you for sharing! Your new fabric line is gorgeous!

  99. Deb says:

    I agree, one of the best parts of Christmas are the special oranaments received or purchased to celebrate events or travel. Setting up the tree is always a trip down memory lane.

  100. Kim says:

    Thank you for the dish passer pattern. Love your new fabrics, such gorgeous colors!

  101. Deb Rickmyer says:

    I love setting up the tree, each ornament has a story behind it or a special memory of someone.

  102. Sequana says:

    Well, here we go. *S* Projects and clues and gifts. What could be nicer at holiday time?

    That’s a really lovely collection of ornaments.

  103. Kelly says:

    Love the dish passer! Thanks for the pattern. I really like your patterns and fabrics.

  104. Dawn Stephens says:

    I also have a favorite “auntie” who is very special to me. Thanks for sharing.

  105. kathy harris says:

    Thanks for sharing your story and ornaments. I love to look at them while unwrapping them as they each have a special memory too. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  106. Jane says:

    What a perfect project. I always hate having the potholders on the table. These are definitely on my ToDo list. Thank you.

  107. Rosalie says:

    I love your patterns and your fabric! I’m definitely going to have to try this free pattern!

  108. Debbie Samuelson says:

    OMGoodness, i LOVE your new line for next Christmas, is that black and white snowflakes? LOVE it!! Good luck with everything and thanks for the chance!

  109. Patty V. says:

    Love the “deck the halls” line of fabric
    and I have some time to decide on a pattern to do with it.

  110. Thanks for your dish passer pattern. I’m going to make several of these for gifts.

    Thanks for your giveaway. I love your patterns and would love to win some more.

  111. Jane says:

    I love your project which is no surprise as I have alot of your books and patterns! Thanks for sharing this!

  112. Claudia says:

    Love the new fabrics. I also love the story about your aunt. I also do this for my nephew & niece. I also put the year on the ornament. The funny thing is I also know what I gave the kids every your with the ornament. Keep up the great work

  113. Colleen says:

    I love your new design – thanks for sharing – now we can plan ahead for what to make with it!
    thanks for the lovely giveaway and sharing!

  114. Kare in OH says:

    Thanks so much for the dish passer pattern – it’s very cute!

  115. kimland says:

    I am a fan of your work and fabric line. I have a couple of your books (and a couple things in the making from your Living Large book!) and would love to add those to my collection! thanks for sharing!

  116. Suzanne says:

    I loved the heartwarming story, the photos and the project. I have quite a good start collecting your booklets and patterns and thank you for the chance to win some too!

  117. Sherri says:

    This is such a fun event! I love your new Christmas line…especially the snowflakes on the black background! And thank you for the dish passer pattern!

  118. Karen W. says:

    Thanks for the great pattern. I think I’ll make one for my Mom for Christmas! I’d love to win your patterns. We’ve given our children Christmas ornaments every year. Soon they will take their collections with them to their own trees.

  119. Chelley Black says:

    I love love love your patterns and would love to win some!

  120. What fun! Free patterns, giveaways, and sweet memories.



  121. Diane says:

    My mother gave my children ornaments, very similar to the ones from your Auntie Lynn. What a wonderful tradition and memory maker.

  122. I love your dish passer pattern and would LOVE to make it!! thanks for the chance to win!
    Take care!

  123. DianeY says:

    Such cute ornaments & lovely memories!

  124. Deb says:

    Beautiful pictures and ornaments. We give each of our kids and grandson a dated ornament each year to create memories and to remember Christmas’ past. It’s also great when they grow up and already have a collection to decorate their own tree.

  125. Raquel Birch says:

    Beautiful story about the ornaments. I make my grand daughter a Christmas quilt each year but now I think I will add an ornament a year also!


  126. Mary Hickey says:

    I love the free pattern. I love all your patterns. I made The Secret Garden Runner for my mother. She loved it. I love hexagons. Thank you. Have a great holiday.

  127. Liz says:

    The dish passer is such a great idea. So clever! I loved seeing your collection of ornaments. 🙂

  128. Donna says:

    I have enjoyed reading you blog and gaining inspiration for both my quilting and knitting. I am looking forward to planning next year’s Christmas projects with your new line of “oh so cheerful” fabrics. Thanks for teasing and sharing.

  129. Cynthia says:

    LOVE your dish passer…& that was REALLY mean to tease us with your new fabric line…LOL. I’m still recovering from your Rebel Roses line – which was just absolutely beautiful…and now another! Thanks!

  130. MoeWest says:

    Thanks for the dish passer pattern. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of your ornaments.

  131. Dana B says:

    What a great idea! Perfect for Christmas presents. Your ornaments are wonderful – I’m hoping to do the same thing for my kids.

  132. heather w. says:

    Thanks so much for the dish passer. I love the idea of being able to change table decor like that.

  133. LouAnn says:

    Love the dish passer! Thanks for the chance to win!

  134. Maxine says:

    Great quick project…Love your new line of fabric…

  135. Lee Ann L. says:

    Thank you for the free project! love!

  136. Jill Finley says:

    Hi Heather. Thanks for starting this hop off with a bang. Great post. Everything looks wonderful, love the new fabric!

  137. Lorraine Lewis says:

    Thank you for all the sharing. The dish passer is a wonderful hostess gifts. The ornaments are always so much fun (and sometimes cause a little tear to come) to get out. I have the same rocking horse on my tree.

  138. Dallas says:

    I couldn’t find your word. what is your special word?

  139. michelle says:

    Thank you for the dish passer pattern–so cute and useful!! I have been trying to figure out what to add to a tablerunner gift I have in the works…this is perfect!! I love your patterns and your style. It was really nice to read about your Auntie Lynn…so darn sweet. Isn’t it wonderful to have people like that in our lives? I strive to be like her!! =) Merry, merry!!

  140. Monica says:

    Thank you for free pattern! It will come in very handy this Christmas.

  141. Bountiful Quilter says:

    I just found a great deal on some glass casserole dishes for a wedding gift and the dish passer will go a long way in making that gift more fun. Thanks for the fun project.

  142. A wonderful post! Thanks for the free project and the opportunity to win those patterns! It is amazing the memories evoked each year when we open those ornaments from the past. Your “Auntie” is surely a special one.


  143. Kathy Snyder says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love patterns that are cute and practical. Thanks!

  144. Jacqueline says:

    I am SOOO excited to try the plate passer!!! Ive been looking for something for my Aubelita (little grandma) that has EVERYTHING imaginable for entertaining. She is going to ADORE this!! THANK YOU!

  145. amanda ryan says:

    Lots of lovely things to look at and read about. I’d love to win your patterns, so please add me to the draw.

  146. Mary Jo says:

    Oh, Heather! Love the dish passer pattern! Thank you for sharing your holiday thoughts and stories with us! Those are what makes these hops so much fun!

  147. Alisa says:

    Thanks for sharing your hot dish passer pattern. I just might make this very soon.

  148. Marcy says:

    I have to do a gift exchange and this pan cover will be the perfect gift. Thanks for sharing and your generosity on the give away.

  149. Marsha says:

    That is a GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Your ornaments are beautiful and have such a special meaning for you. Thanks so much.

  150. Jan says:

    Thanks for the great pattern, and memories. A couple of your photos aren’t loading correctly.

  151. I LOVE those fabrics! I just love a blog hop, you meet all sorts of new people and find new blogs to love too! I’m definately a follower now!

  152. Jess says:

    The dish passer is so cute and I love love love your new Christmas line, just beautiful!

  153. Jill says:

    Thank you so much for the great project and for sharing your memories! I love next years Christmas fabric, but then I have always been a pushover when it comes to Christmas Fabric!

  154. Amy says:

    My sister-in-law asked for an apron for Christmas this year. I’m making yours, and with the leftover fabric, I can make her a matching dish passer! Thanks!

  155. Barbara says:

    Oh, I hope my niece and nephews appreciate all the ornaments I make for them each year like you do. Decorating the tree each year and putting up all the handmade ornaments received each year is my favorite thing.

    Can’t wait for your new lines to come out.

  156. Maria Oquendo says:

    Love your fabrics and ornaments.


  157. Tammy says:

    Love your patterns!! What a great idea for a project for the dish passer! Good easy gifts for the people that probably have everything!!

  158. Staci says:

    Thanks for the cute free pattern. I enjoyed hearing about your Auntie and the lovely ornaments. Your Christmas line for next year is wonderful. I love the poinsettias.

  159. Mary says:

    This project is one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that’ projects! Great, absolutely, great idea! Thanks!!!

  160. LizA. says:

    LOVE the picture of Daisy holding a daisy — too cute! I also give all the nieces and nephews ornaments for Christmas — must be an “aunti” thing. Thanks for sharing all the neat stuff here……..

  161. Brenda says:

    Such a fun project. thanks

  162. Linda says:


  163. Barbara L says:

    I love quick and easy projects, so thank you for the dish passer pattern. Your Christmas line for next year looks so fun! Thank you for sharing.

  164. I would love to have some patterns to go with your books I own. What great memories those ornaments hold. Thanks for sharing.

  165. lisa says:

    what a fun little project! Thank you for it! (and the chance to win patterns!)

  166. Cindi says:

    My mother gave my kids ornaments every year as well. They would look forward to unwrapping them – which they always did weeks before Christmas so that they could hang them on the tree right away. They both have a wonderful collection of beautiful memories.

  167. Diane says:

    The dish passer is a great project. Loved reading about your favorite Christmas ornaments. I also love all the old ornaments passed down in my family and the new ones I’ve bought to commerate different times in my life.

  168. Colleen M says:

    I love your fabric and the cute pattern. I wish I had this for would have looked better than my ugly potholders! My computer screen is blurry too, now!
    Thanks for the chance to perticipate in your giveaway:)

  169. Julie in WA says:

    I am happy to see you have a new Christmas line coming out. Yesterday I was lamenting that I did not grab up a fat quarter pack of this years’ line, for it is so beautiful. I love the addition of a very dark fabric to set off the sparkle of the more vivid fabric colors! As always, your designs are wonderful, whether it is fabric or quilt projects. I certainly appreciate your contributions to the quilting world. Have a blessed Christmas season!

  170. rafael's mum says:

    What a lovely tradition. all the ornaments are so sweet too! Your auntie is very clever making those. thanks for sharing this with us.

  171. Jennifer says:

    What beautiful fabric! I can’t wait to see them out next year. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pattern too!

  172. Nancy says:

    Trends and Traditions This is the pattern I need to make quick gifts for my friends at work! We all love to share our food and they love homemade gifts! Thank you!

  173. Amy Rochelle says:

    Love your patterns and would surely love to win these! Thanks for all the inspiration you give us. . . Amy

  174. Loris Mills says:

    Great post! Thank you so much for the dish passer pattern. I love it and hope to make some soon. Thanks for the chance to win patterns too! Happy Holidays!

  175. Laurie says:

    Love your new Christmas fabrics!

  176. Jackie Roisler says:

    Oh, thank you for the neat plate passer pattern, this can make any over-used & lacking pretty pan look stylishy pretty 🙂
    Enjoyed your Christmas ornament sharings.
    Please enter me into your giveaway 🙂

  177. Irma M. says:

    Thank you so much for the free dish passer pattern. Love the fabrics you used to make yours. Would love to win the free patterns you are giving. My eyes started to water when you talked about “Auntie Lynn” and how you would like to be able to give back to her. What can I say, I’m a very emotional person this time of year. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  178. Ann says:

    It looks like we have some great fabrics to look forward to! Thanks for the project, another winner! Keep up the good work!

  179. Marsha says:

    Heather, cute project. Think I’ll make a few or more. Really love your new fabric lines with the red aqua and black. I have used many of your fabrics before and love them. Thanks so much for the chance to win the cute patterns. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  180. Erica says:

    Loved seeing your ornaments; I give my kids an ornament each year with the hope that one day, like you, they’ll have good memories associated with each. Thanks for the inspiration to keep doing that! Love the project! Merry Christmas to all of you!

  181. Gentrie says:

    Nice dish passer. My Mom has always done the ornament every year also. Now she has graduated to a Christmas decoration though as we have our own families now.

  182. Julia says:

    hi heather! what a clever idea! i really, really love your patterns because although they are so simple to make they yet have great effect!
    thank you so much for sharing,

  183. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Love the Dish Passer! Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!

  184. beth says:

    I have always loved your fabric and patterns.!

  185. Pat from MN says:

    Very clever dish passer. Umm…did I miss the special word for the Henry Glass drawing?

  186. Rita says:

    Great project. I enjoyed your post.

  187. Leslie says:

    I think the dish passer is a wonderful little hostess gift! I always try to give something to the brave soul who tackles (I mean hosts) our LARGE family christmases! Thank you! And am anxious to get my hands on the new fabric line. Love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful patterns.

  188. Carol says:

    I am waiting for your new line of fabric to come to Fatquartershop so I can get it. Your Christmas line for next year looks so fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial.

  189. AnnieO says:

    Your hubby and you make a beautiful couple! Thanks for the sneak peek at your new lines, they are striking and fresh, just as you desired. I like the green one with the hollly leaf outline a lot. Thanks for the free pattern!

  190. Mary says:

    Goodness the dish passer would have been an awesome hostess gift for Thanksgiving but gosh…still can whip up a few for Christmas gifts! Thank you!!! Your new fabric line is DELIGHTFUL…absolutely!!!

  191. Nancyz says:

    Love your free pattern. I need to find some more time to make one! Thanks for the giveaway.

  192. Chris says:

    That dish passer is genius! I always need some hostess gifts and this is a definite make this weekend. Thanks

  193. Julie W. says:

    I LOVE your new fabric line Artful Home and the new Christmas line you are working on for 2011!!

  194. Paula Ganyard says:

    I think you have some of the best photos of any quilting blog. Thanks for the cute project.

  195. Nicki Lundeen says:

    Love your ornaments…My mother-in-law makes my children an ornament every year. They are very cherished….However, I collect Precious Moments…so love those ornaments!

  196. CJ says:

    LOVE the new fabric collections! Love your ornament tradition – cuz we do the same thing!! 😀

  197. Marcia W. says:

    Thank you for the lovely story about your Auntie L., the cute dish passer wrap instructions, and your background…very interesting. Please enter me into the drawing for some of your lovely patterns. Thanks for a great day 1 of the HG project parade.

  198. Terri says:

    I enjoyed meeting you today! Thank you for the tutorial for a dust ruffle – I have trouble because I’m in a wheelchair – I can do this one one my own!!!! I live your fabrics and patterns, I have used them but haven’t met you. Thanks again, Terri

  199. I loved seeing the adorable ornaments and reading about your talented aunt. The free pattern is great, it will make some great gifts! Thank you sew much.

  200. Heather Vold says:

    I love your patterns they are great! Thanks for sharing your memories and special ornaments. It’s a great holiday tradition!

  201. Cheryl says:

    So great to meet you! I have enjoyed your patterns and fabric but this is the first time I have visited your blog. I will be back!

  202. Darlene B says:

    Thanks so much for the GREAT project! I may have just been handed the perfect quick gift idea to make for my sisters! I always love your work, Heather….and may I wish you an early Happy Birthday? My birthday is Dec. 21, and I’m quite sure that yours is either the day before or the day after (I can’t remember). Have a wonderful Christmas (and birthday) with all your family members (you know, those cute kids that show up in pictures on your blog ;))

  203. ruth says:

    Awesome project idea for gifts!

  204. Debbie Fitts says:

    I love the dishpasser project. What a great little gift for neighbors! Your patterns are wonderful. What a treat it would be to win them!

  205. Carmen says:

    Love your fabrics! Especially like that you incorporate trendy with traditional. And, the dish passer….what can I say…great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  206. Lynn Osborne says:

    The dish holder is a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win a pattern.

  207. Carol in E TN says:

    This would make a great gift and thanks for the giveaway.

  208. robin says:

    Thanks for the sneak peek at your Christmas line for next year! Please enter me in the pattern giveaway. And nice to “meet” you – I’m brand new to quilting.

  209. Wonderful posting and beautiful idea for gift giving.
    Thank you for sharing.


  210. Carrie P. says:

    Your new Christmas line is just beautiful. Love the floral fabric.
    Thanks for sharing the project. Very cute and easy.

  211. Ariane says:

    I love your dish passer pattern. Thanks for sharing it with us. And thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

  212. Quiltjane says:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post and project.

  213. Norma says:

    love the little snowman on the sled. It’s so cute

  214. Nichole says:

    Lovely ornaments and a special aunt. Thanks for sharing, and for the pattern!

  215. Connie says:

    Thank you for the great dish passer pattern! Love your new lines of fabric and that is a beautiful table runner you made!

  216. JoAnne says:

    Heather, the dish passer is such a clever idea. I think I will make a few! I would be delighted to win the patterns.

  217. Marija Vujcic says:

    What a great pattern for dish-passer – LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing!

  218. Joan Blum says:

    Heather — what an interesting post! Thank you for sharing. I love the new fabric line and also the pattern for the dish passer. This is so fun — thank you!!

  219. Carmen says:

    I love the dish passer. It’s great because it is washable. I have baskets for some dishes, but if someone spills on them, they are a pain to get clean!

  220. Kaye M. says:

    Your dish passer is just what I need to make! I’m one of those people that gets out the pot holders to use when passing the hot dishes at the table. This would be so much nicer, thank you. Your Around the corner Christmas table runner is sooooo pretty.

  221. Julie B says:

    Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. Your dish passer is much easier than the one I tried a few years ago.

  222. Pat Nordahl says:

    Thanks for being part of this hop. I love the dish passer and intend to make a few for gifts. Your Auntie sounds like a very special person. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  223. Katie says:

    Heather – I love your Christmas fabric!!! I can’t wait to see it next year.

  224. Gill watson says:

    I love your new fabric range!
    Good to hear of your Aunt’s tradition of an ornament each Christmas – I do the same for each of my children

  225. Kathie L says:

    Your upcoming fabric lines look as good as your current ones!! I’ve made some of your table runners, and would love to win patterns for more. Kathie L in Allentown

  226. Leslie Randle says:

    That is a fun way to dress up a plain dish! Thanks.

  227. Dolores says:

    Thank you for this wonderful, quick project. It makes a nice gift for anyone – even me.

  228. Karen says:

    Thank you for the pattern and the lovely memories you have of your Aunt’s gifts to you. Love your fabric lines. Have a great Christmas season.

  229. Denise in PA says:

    What a great pattern – thank you! I’m looking forward to that new Christmas line (I just love that black!)

  230. pat a says:

    Love the dish passer pattern – thank you – I am making one of these for each holiday during the yea. Your patterns and books are great keep them coming

  231. Julee says:

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and thoughts.

  232. Rose says:

    Love your story about the ornaments, I did something similiar for my kids, and they love looking at the old ones. They always have a special story to tell each year, it amazes me how much they mean to them. Love your patterns and fabric, thanks for sharing.

  233. Cindy says:

    Love your new fabrics! I just finished a quilt using your Christmas line from this year and it’s hanging in my kitchen. I have black and white curtains so it fit in just perfectly!

  234. Nancy says:

    Heather, Thanks so very much for the wonderful free pattern. It is one I will definitely use for myself and gifts for family. Thanks too for the chance to have some of your great collection of patterns. I love your new fabric line too. Thanks again and good luck to everyone in the giveaways.

  235. Alexandra says:

    It is always fun to see how you decorate and coordinate. Fun and inspiring. Thank you

  236. kim says:

    I would love to win the patterns. The dish passer would be great for all the holiday potlucks.

  237. SewLindaAnn says:

    Dishpasser!! What a great idea. So much better than trying to handle hot pads and mits. I think you already repaid Auntie Lynn by loving her so much.

  238. Judith Hogan says:

    Love the bold colours of your new fabric line. Your Christmas ornaments are lovely as is the photo of your dog, Daisy. Our 16-year-old cat’s name is Daisy and she is dearly loved. Thanks for the Christmas project and the chance to win the books.

  239. Pat says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us. Great idea. I am going to make a few of them.

  240. karie says:

    Oh that wasn’t very nice showing me such wonderful Christmas fabrics that I can’t get my hands on this christmas. I love it, cant wait for it to come out.
    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  241. Susanne says:

    Love your Christmas fabric collection. Thanks for being part of this project!

  242. Diane R. says:

    I’ve followed your blog all year and have enjoyed it immensely. You are so creative and your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the delightful project — I love it!

  243. Junelle says:

    Heather–I love your patterns and the dish-passer is a great idea!! I have been a fan of years for quite a few years and would love to win your free patterns!! Thanks for doing this blog hop.

  244. Regina says:

    Hi Heather,

    I have been following your blog for a while now and always seem to get myself into trouble following you following the blog hops you are a part of (it doesn’t take much to get me in trouble), hahahaha. I love the idea of the dish passer!!

  245. Darlis Johns says:

    Your fabric is so pretty. Love all your projects and ideas. Enjoy your blog.
    What was your “word”?

    Thank you, Darlis

  246. Cheryl Brown says:

    Wonderful designs! I really like your colors.

  247. Sue says:

    Thanks for sharing such a great project. I have your At Home for the Holidays line all ready to make a quilt. Maybe I’ll have some scraps left to make the dish passer.

  248. Lynn says:

    I also have an “Aunt Lynn” but mine is Aunt Sue. Each year I get out the ornaments and tell my child about each one – who gave it to me or where I bought it, etc. I am also making an ornament each year for my nieces and nephews.

  249. sharonj says:

    Thank you for the dish passer pattern! Also for the sneak peaks of your upcoming fabric lines, love Artful home! Sharonj.

  250. molly says:

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas ornament memories. I loved my aunts too.

  251. Karen in Tucson says:

    I love all my Christmas ornaments. They include some of my grandmother’s, mother’s and now my collection for over 50 years. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  252. Kimberly Nielsen says:

    I too had an aunt who gave me a Christmas ornament every Christmas. I love that my tree looks so homey with all of the homemade ornaments that my aunt gave me. I think older ornaments have so much more sentimental value then the color coded theme ornaments that you can by nowadays!

  253. SheilaC says:

    Thank you for the wonderful pattern!! And Merry Christmas!


  254. sue says:

    As always, I love your patterns and fabric. Thanks for the peak at next Christmas – I love the poinsettia on black. Thanks too for sharing your ornaments.

  255. Shannon says:

    This is so cool. I love your work. Your fabrics are so amazing. Thank you for a chance to win some of your patterns. I am looking forward to each day of this hop. I can’t wait to make your pan holder. I think I will make one for all the ladies in my life.

  256. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  257. Susan says:

    I love the dish passer! Looks like it would be great to help keep the dish warm at a potluck too. I enjoyed seeing your Aunie Lynn’s ornaments; I know they are so special to you! I was so happy to see you as one of the first stops on this blog hop, because your fabric line Rebel Roses was my first line to fall in love with. I just love your designs! 🙂

  258. Melissa says:

    Your dish passer may have just solved the mystery of what to do for neighbor gifts this year! Thanks you!

  259. Kristi says:

    Thank you for the dish passer pattern. I will have to sew dish passers for members of my small quilt group. Thanks, also, for the giveaway!

  260. brendapinnick says:

    What a nice gift idea, the dish passer is just precious – thank you! I enjoyed reading about Auntie Lynns’ ornaments, what a wonderful treasure those are.

  261. JaNeanne says:

    Thank you for the pattern; such a neat idea. Your new fabric lines are beautiful. Happy Holidays!!

  262. Avon Bingham says:

    Love the dish passer. Thanks for the pattern,but I did not find your special word! Am I blind?

    Have a merry Christmas and fun getting ready for it.

  263. Thanks for the cute gift idea! You have a very special Auntie! 🙂

  264. Beth Upstill says:

    Those patterns look mighty yummy!

  265. Deb G in VA says:

    I love the dish passer and your new fabric lines! Thanks!

  266. Marilyn Wolf says:

    Thanks for the great post. I plan on making the casserole passer tonight. Very clever.

  267. Barb Colvin says:

    Oh, I love the chocolate brown in the Artful Home fabrics! I have found that Christmas memories tend to make my monitor blurry, too 🙂

  268. Holly says:

    The dish passer will make a great gift for friends. Thanks.

  269. Ruby says:

    Loved the ornament stories and look forward to next years Christmas fabric

  270. Karla says:

    Love your blog, fabrics and patterns!! So fun to watch how you have evolved over the years. Wonderful!

  271. Erika says:

    wow this is a great idea I love it! I think I will make some of this protectors for christmas presets.
    Thank you

  272. Sandy A says:

    Love the new Christmas line. Thanks for the sneak peek!

  273. Kim McCann says:

    Great idea. Thank you for the project
    Kim McCann

  274. Gloria says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I think I’ll make some passers for Christmas gifts…for myself as well. Merry Christmas to you!

  275. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories and ornaments from your Auntie Lynn! What great traditions she has provided for her neices and nephews! Absolutely LOVE your new fabric line, Artful Home. It has my very favorite colors, turquoise and brown. I love the carrier. I’ve already downloaded the pattern. Great gift idea! Hope that you, Joel and Daisy have the best Christmas ever!

  276. Missie says:

    Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  277. Sherry says:

    I love the dish passer pattern! Your fabrics are beautiful, this blog hop has been great fun. I have not taken my ornaments out yet but I have several that bring back memories of loved ones who have given them to me. I enjoyed your story.

  278. Marianne says:

    I love the project. Your collection of ornaments are adorable. What a special way to remember your Aunt!

  279. Beth O. says:

    Happy Holidays!
    Thanks for sharing your ornament tradition. My mom did the same thing for my sister and I, and my husband and I have continued the tradition by making ornaments for each other.
    Happy holidays to you and your family!

  280. Susie says:

    Your fabrics are adorable. I TOTALLY love the dish passer pattern! Such a great idea and so versatile! Thanks!

  281. Cindi P. says:

    I absolutely love the dish passer. What a great idea!!! Thanks

  282. Joan says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I just love it.
    Joan in Maine 12/01/10 at 8:43

  283. Liz Tamiso says:

    WOW, this is going in my project bag for a sew-in this Sunday with my best quilt buddies – fabulous present for quite a few people, and a real stash buster, especially of the batting scraps I seem to have accumulated !! Thanks for this nifty project.

  284. Kari says:

    Such a sweet story about your Auntie Lynn. The fabric lines are fun to see too!

  285. I love the pattern. Thanks for sharing the pattern and the memories. When my kids were little, I too always got them an ornament each year. When they left home, I needed to buy all new ornaments for our tres, it looked so bare!

  286. Love your post. Such a cute idea to use these for “passers”. Love the idea of your ornament collection too.

  287. Diann Cornell says:

    Thanks for the dish passer pattern. I love your Christmas fabric for next year.

  288. Annette says:

    What fabulous fabric – can’t wait to see them in the fabric store 🙂 Cute project – Perfect to make as a hostess gift. THANK YOU!

  289. Tori Spencer says:

    Thanks so much for the darling pattern! I love all your fabrics too!

  290. Kathy says:

    Thanks for the great project idea! These would make wonderful hostess gifts.

  291. Beth says:

    Love your blog and looking forward to the new fabrics being available!

  292. Kathy J says:

    The dish passer is wonderful and would be a great gift! I love your “Home for the Holidays” fabric! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  293. Bec Clarke says:

    Oh that’s a fantastic idea and so simple to put together. Thank you so much, but then I have about 5 of your books so I looove your patterns all the time.

  294. Joan Kruse says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your patterns.

  295. Ginny Worden says:

    Great idea, thanks, and HO HO HO!

  296. Ellen Patton says:


  297. Karen says:

    You’re posts are so thoughtful! Thanks for sharing about your lovely “auntie.” Hope your holiday preparations go smoothly. Thanks for the great pattern!

  298. Carol Sc says:

    I know just who I will make the carrier for — and love the fact that it is relatively quick and easy at this time of year! Thanks for sharing all your memories and the pattern

  299. Michelle O says:

    I so enjoyed the ornament memories. Your aunt certainly left you the best gift. I am looking forward to making the dish passer.

  300. Mary says:

    Thanks for the dish passer pattern. I always need those, so I’ll pull out the FQ’s and get going.

  301. Heather,
    Your dish passer is a very cute pattern and I love ornaments too. My husband and I have been married for 30 years this Christmas and we have a couple of the ornaments that you showed in the photographs. Our tree is eclectic and is full of memories from Christmases gone by. They tell our family history.
    I really love your patterns and new fabric.
    Thanks for participating in the HG blog parade- You are giving away some nice prizes but the stories are the best.
    Warmest regards,

  302. VickiT says:

    Oooh is it bad to be looking forward to 2011 to get my hands on Deck the Halls? What I am seeing already this looks like a fabulous line of fabrics.
    And the Artful Home is gorgeous as well.

    The dish passer is a wonderful idea and will be a great quick gift project to make. Thank you SO much for this.

  303. Michelle Watson says:

    The passer looks very cool. It would make a great gift, too. I really like the patterns you are giving away as part of the hop. Thank you, Heather, for sharing with us.

  304. Karen D says:

    I absolutely love your “Hugs & Kisses”! I will be looking out for it to arrive in our local quilt shops. I am now a follower to your blog and (of course) Facebook.

  305. THERESAW says:

    Thank you for the pattern, Heather.

  306. julie love says:

    Love the dish passer! These would be great hostess gifts. . . thanks!

  307. Birdena says:

    I love the dish passer pattern, I am going to make a couple for gifts and maybe even one or two for myself.

  308. Melissa S says:

    Thank you for the sneak peak of next year’s Christmas fabric. I absolutely love it!! I am going to have so much fun creating with it next year.

  309. Carolo says:

    What a cute pattern. It would be so helpful for all times of entertaining. Thankyou for sharing special memories and the giveaway.

  310. Shirley in Canada says:

    What a wonderful project for a quick gift! Thank you!! Love your fabric coming out and those patterns are a “must have”

  311. Rachael R. says:

    Love the fabrics, love the dish passer idea – so clever! Thanks for sharing some of your Christmas memories!

  312. 4dreamsr says:

    Thanks for the hot pan holder project. Nice idea. Please enter me in Designer Parade.

  313. Cindy in TN says:

    I loved seeing your ornaments. Thanks for the dish passer pattern also!

  314. Kim G says:

    Love the dish passer, beautiful fabric. Always love your pictures!!

  315. Joy P says:

    What nice memories your Auntie has given you. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  316. Karen says:

    I enjoyed reading your post and love the idea of the dish passer pattern.
    Thank you.

  317. Cynthia says:

    Enjoyed seeing all of the ornaments. I’ve also been making and giving ornaments for years!

    Cute and very useful project. 🙂


  318. Chris says:

    I enjoyed reading about the ornaments! Our family has given the nieces and nephews ornaments for many years, now as they have married they take them along with them and have a start on decorating their tree. 🙂 LOVED the dish passer project! I am definitely going to have to make a few of those for gifts! THANKS!!!

  319. Mary C in WA says:

    The dish passer just might be one of my Homemade gifts this year. There’s plenty of time to make some for Secret pals and in-laws. Thanks for sharing your story about your Auntie! Everybody needs one. I’m making and giving a bunch of new ornaments for all my grandchildren this year. I like “Homemade” Christmases.

  320. Connie F says:

    What wonderful memories….Merry Christmas!
    Connie F

  321. Carol says:

    I need a dish passer for Christmas food passing. Great idea!

  322. Cory says:

    I would love to win your patterns. I love the look of your fabrics and the patterns you design. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  323. Karen Woolever says:

    Thanks for the dish pattern. Christmas is a great time for family traditions. I have ornaments that I have had since I was a little girl. My mother-in-law has given my two children a special ornament since they were babies. Now they are older and have ornaments for their trees.

  324. I really love the story about your Aunt Lynn – she sounds like a really special person. This is a fun Holiday Parade and I love the dish passer. How easy and love the directions for it. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this fun give-a-way! I’m looking forward to your new line of fabric:)
    Laura T

  325. Amy C says:

    What a wonderful person your aunt is. Such neat memories. Our kids have some neat ornaments from over the years and we put them on the tree every year. Thanks for the dish pattern and the sneak peaks of those upcoming fabrics. I’m drooling already.

  326. Kathi says:

    I always look forward to your newest creations, fabrics, books, etc. thanks for sharing. I love seeing the year on your ornaments. Wish I had thought to do that way back when. Love the dish passer too!

  327. Elizabeth says:

    Love your free design you have given us today. Also love your fabrics and quilt designs. Thanks for giving us this fun blog-hop.

  328. Debby Iwasenko says:

    Thank you for sharing your dish passer and your ornaments. It is very special to have ornaments from a special auntie. I have bought or made an ornament for my two children every year. I hope they appreciate them like you do. I love your new Christmas line. I prefer ones like yours which are not overly Christmassy. But I doubt it will make it to Australia – I can only hope.

  329. fleurette says:

    Love the story of the Christmas ornaments, they are so special. Your fabrics are gorgeous!! and the dish warmer is a lovely idea, thanks for the pattern:)

  330. Karen CA says:

    loved the story about your ornaments … I have been giving my daughter one every year since she was born and in her early years other family members also gave her an ornament each year .. at 16 years old she has her own box now and can practically decorate her own tree! It is such fun every year to get them out and remember those who gave her ornaments … they are so familiar and much treasured and I hope she will continue to cherish them as she grows!

  331. Leslie Schmidt says:

    This is one of those ideas that make me smack my forehead and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” So cute and clever! Thanks.

  332. Liz says:

    Thanks for the pattern. They will make a great addition to some of my Christmas gifts. The fabrics are beautiful. And I collect patterns, so an additional few would be wonderful!

  333. Janet Holland says:

    Love your Dish Passer pattern – great idea! I watch for your new fabric lines in our quilt store and absolutely love your patterns.

  334. I love all of your patterns. I taught your Bella Bag in one of my Bag Ladies classes.

  335. Nancy L says:

    Love your new fabrics-can’t wait to see them in person! I have your patterns, but if I won I know a daughter or 2 who would love to have them! Thanks for the dish passer pattern-great gift idea!!

  336. Mary Valaika says:

    Love the dish passer! and love your patterns, esp Diamond Diva. Haven’t made that one yet but I plan to. And the ornaments, they are wonderful. We have a box of very special ornaments too. Hanging those on the tree each year was a special time for family storytelling.

  337. Cindee says:

    Love your materials!! And what a great idea for a holiday project. Thanks!!

  338. Virginia Eyman says:

    Love Love LOVE Deck the Halls, now I have to wait til 2011???

  339. Lesly says:

    Great dish passer! And I love your ornaments – what a wonderful tradition!

  340. pineneedles4 says:

    Thank you so much! What a fantastic pattern! I know what I’ll be doing Saturday! I LOVE your blog also and put it in my favorites so I can visit again!
    Vanessa in Oklahoma

  341. Brita says:

    Love your style, would like to use those patterns. And thanks for the freebie pattern for the casserole cover, what a great idea!

  342. Mary Beth says:

    You were a child in 1980?.. wish I could say that Ahem!!!
    I’m thrilled about the sneak peaks, and you patterns are the best!What fun!

  343. elizabeth says:

    I love your fabric and new line….the christmas ornaments remind me of mine, i love the little simpleness of them. Beautiful website.

  344. Linda says:

    Love the ornaments. A trip down memory lane!

  345. LIsaS says:

    Your collection of ornaments is wonderful! I think I recognize some of the older ones from my past.

  346. Tina McNamara says:

    Heather, What a wonderful way to start this blog hop. That is a great idea for the dish passer. Love how it goes with your table runner. So,so cute. Thanks, Tina

  347. Cyndi says:

    What a lovely post, Heather. I love your new Christmas line coming up. And thank you so much for the dish passer pattern…I’m going to definitely be making some of those! And I would love to win a collection of your patterns…that would definitely be a great Christmas present for me! :o)

    Merry Christmas!



  348. Mary says:

    Thank you for reminding me of my auntie!! Love your dish passer and your new fabrics. Thanks, Mary

  349. Mary ann says:

    What a wonderful idea Heather, thanks you for sharing.

  350. katieQ says:

    Thanks for sharing the story of your Auntie Lynn and your special ornament collection.

  351. Donna says:

    I love the Artful Home fabrics! Looking forward to seeing them in the stores!

  352. Willa says:

    Fun visit. I enjoyed seeing the ornaments. I used to paint them myself. Also like the Joan Walsh Angland ball. I have some books she autographed.

  353. Wendy P says:

    Cute idea! I love the fabrics.

  354. Liz says:

    Thanks for the pattern. They will make a great addition to some of my Christmas gifts. The fabrics are beautiful. I love to decorate for Christmas. I enjoy using all the ornaments my dad made. It brings back the wonderful memories of helping him paint the wood items in his shop.

  355. Marge says:

    Please enter me in your drawing. I’m feeling lucky! Thanks for the dish passer pattern. It will really add a Christmas touch to a Christmas day buffet.

  356. Shirl says:

    Thanks for the great project! I have sewn several table toppers from your At Home for the Holidays fabric line. I hope you and & your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  357. Love the project…I am not a big table decorator. I typically more concentrated on the food taste that the look. I need to balance that out a bit.

  358. sue says:

    Really cute project idea!

  359. Kim says:

    absolutely love your new Christmas fabric line. The other one is great too!

    Have a happy holiday!

  360. Pamela says:

    I just love handmade ornaments – the best kind! Very handy project, I think I might make several.

  361. GeeGee says:

    I love your designs and visit your blog often for inspiration. Enjoy the Christmas Season!!!

  362. lynda says:

    Love the passer. Can’t wait to make it.

  363. Sharen in Tampa says:

    Love your fabs & patterns. They are so fun to use! Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas memories as well as the GREAT dish passing pattern! Love it! I’ve made smaller ones for travel trays but had not thought of doing some for dishes. Would also make a lovely gift if giving cookies or food with an inexpensive pyrex dish, etc.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  364. Dee says:

    I love your fabrics and your patterns! I also like seeing how you decorate with them in your own home. It gives me ideas for mine.

  365. Bobette Davis says:

    That is so creative. Thank you!

  366. Janet says:

    Love your dish passer and the beautiful fabric. Also like the table runner in the picture.

  367. Linda says:

    You know I always love your fabrics! I mean just LOVE THEM! Your Auntie Lynn sounds so nice – I’m going to try to be that way to my nieces and nephews. Thanks!

  368. Christine says:

    Thank you for the free design. I love the simplicity of it … and it looks wonderful in your fabrics.

  369. Eleanor says:

    Such cute fabric and great ideas. Thank you

  370. Cindy says:

    I absolutely love your christmas fabric for next year. Wow! I will have to wait a long time to use some. The Artful Home is also tremendous!

    My Grandmother would give us each an ornament each Christmas. I treasure them, as you do! After my grandmother passed away I decided to start giving my children a christmas ornament each year. They open it Christmas Eve. The first year I also gave them a rubbermaid or sterlite ornament keeper. I have tried to find ornaments from all over the world. I don’t spend much and they aren’t fancy, but just try to find something they will treasure. My oldest is turning 20 this month and has acquired many from me, but also from friends in HS and college. Simple little things can mean so much over time.

  371. Heather G says:

    Thanks for a great pattern – so handy to have and also to make as a gift.

  372. Mary says:

    Heather, are you sure its been 15 years? I have some of your very earliest books and I still love them. And those ornaments – cute. I bought the 1978 “Betsy” ornament for my daughter.

  373. Patty says:

    I love Christmas ornaments for years the day after Thanksgiving my mother-in-law,sister-in-law and I would go to a town-wide craft fair and buy a new ornaments for our trees. Every year when i decorate the tree I think of my dear MIL who has passed away. Your new fabric looks delicious!

  374. You are always so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win and the pattern.

  375. Paula says:

    Love the dish passer! It is just what I need. Thanks for the pattern.

  376. Loved seeing your favorite ornaments Heather! Some are very much like mine.

  377. arlette says:

    Our dishes are going to look so sexy with your dish passer, thank you so much for the pattern, I’ll give it a try!!!

  378. cindy says:

    Love seeing previews of new fabrics…..exciting to have things to look forward to.
    Printing out the dish passer pattern….love it.

  379. Anne Simonot says:

    Ooh, pretty fabrics… I always love to see what is new on your blog. I would love to win some of your patterns!

  380. Stacey A. says:

    Always enjoy your blog. Your fabric lines are beautiful. Thanks!

  381. patty1 says:

    What a great gift idea! Thanks for the pattern. Your fabrics and patterns are always favorites for me.

  382. Jansie says:

    What a beautiful project! I love it! And thanks for sharing your memories of your Aunt. I have a very thoughtful and caring Aunt as well that has a special place in my heart.

  383. Jan says:

    love, love, love your Christmas fabric lines – the one for this year and the one for next year – can’t wait!

  384. Sharon L F says:

    Hi Heather,

    This is such a cute and useful design. Thanks, Sharon

  385. Trudi says:

    I love to see other peoples Christmas ornaments, makes my own collection from years back seem all the more special. Thanks for sharing them 🙂

  386. Deb Austin says:

    Thank you Heather for the free pattern. I love your patterns and fabric colors. It is great that you take the time to do this for us at such a busy time of year. Thank you again. Deb Austin

  387. Heather,

    I loved your post, especially about the ornaments. I gave each of my kids an ornament every year and when my oldest son got married I packaged them up and gave them to him for his first tree in his home. Lovely tradition!! Thanks for the pattern!! Merry Christmas!!

    Mary Jo

  388. Valerie in CS says:

    Question on the dish passer — I assume at some point the batting will need to be trimmed. Is there much shifting when the X is quilted? Typically for my quilts the backing and batting are cut bigger than the top. Do I need to follow suit with this project? Would it work to cut the backing, batting, and top to the same size?

  389. shadybrooks says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern for the Dish Passer….I love it – and I really need something like that for our family gatherings! I will be making several of them, for sure! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  390. janita says:

    thanks for all the christmas fun. very cute dish passer. we celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Birthday cake. I am thinking it would be very cute to tie this around the cake pan. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas. May the blessings of love and joy be full in you house this season!

  391. Gretchen says:

    Thanks for the great project! It is perfect and quick and I think I’ll make some up for gifts this year (nothing like waiting for December…). I would love to win your fabulous patterns and am anxiously waiting for your new fabric lines. I love the bright, clear colors. Happy Holidays!

  392. Christie says:

    I love all the “traditions” that we are reading from all of you gracious hosts. And you are all giving us some really neat projects that are all so “trend”y! Thanks for sharing! Love all your ornaments! HUGS… and stitches

  393. Carrie says:

    Love your story about your Aunt Lynn’s ornaments. Some of my mom’s favorites are the ones we kids painted for her, and just last night we had a painting party with my 2 children to paint up bunches of ornaments for family gifts. Fun with a 6 and 2 year old! Thx for sharing, and for such a nice giveaway.

  394. Paula says:

    Love your patterns! Thank you for the giveaway!

  395. Sharlene K says:

    Thanks for the useful pattern-it’ll make a great Christmas present for a co-worker.

  396. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway of patterns. I LOVE the ornament story. We all need an Auntie Lynn in our lives!

  397. My Grandmother and I used to make new ornaments every year. It is a traditional that I’ve carried on with my children. We also purchase new ornaments. It used to be the Snoopy ornaments that came with the tree box filled with chocolates. Since they don’t make those anymore we just find something fun each year.

  398. Megan says:

    I love the dish passer. I have never used one, but I’m excited to make this one and give it a try. Your new fabric lines are beautiful and I can’t wait for them to be available! Thanks so much for the pattern.

  399. Robin Chapa says:

    thanks for the great post! how touching! 🙂 ~robin

  400. Mary Catherine vonJess says:

    Thanks for the hot dish passer pattern! Happy Holidays! Cathy

  401. Cathie in Ut says:

    thanks for sharing your ornament memories. I have a large collection of special ornaments waiting to be added to my tree and the ones I collected for my children over the years are slowly but surely moving on to their own homes.
    Love the bright colors of your lines and thanks for the pattern as I have always wanted to make one of the casserole covers for my table!

  402. Mary J says:

    Thank you for the project. Love it!! Also love your fabric!

  403. Diana says:

    Your new lines look wonderful and thank you for sharing your pattern, I am teaching some beginers in sewing and these are fun ideas. Merry Christmas to you!

  404. Jane says:

    Thanks for the dish passing pattern. I love the Bella Bag and thanks for reminding me I have another one kitted up to do. Jane

  405. Linda says:

    Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou! I now know what to make for my Mom, the bonus is that she will use it on Christmas day. What a wonderful idea.


  406. Mary says:

    I have used quite a few of your patterns and love them. Thanks for being a part of a fun giveaway!

  407. Marianne says:

    Thank you for the dish passer project, what a good idea!

  408. Ann says:

    What a great idea to pass around those hot dishes. Thank you!

  409. Terri says:

    What a wonderful story! Those ornaments must mean the world to you! I almost started crying. My nieces and nephews call me Aunt Tetters, so I sign things to them with that, I hope someday those things will mean as much to them as your ornaments do….

  410. Sue Goodin says:

    Love the ornaments. And can’t wait to make some dish passers. Hope I’m not too late since I was out of town.

  411. Joanna says:

    Each of your ornaments is a treasure, as was your aunt. It’s so nice that you appreciate them still.

  412. daisydebby says:

    Thanks for sharing your dish passer….have always wanted to make one…or two:)

  413. Karen Strausheim says:

    Thank you for the Pattern for the casserole passer. I use to make these in the 70’s, but i use to give cookies in them.
    Thanks again

  414. Mama Spark says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

  415. Karen says:

    Love your patterns and your fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

  416. Shelley says:

    Thanks for the great “dish passer” pattern – can’t wait to try it out. Happy Holidays!

  417. Sherry Book says:

    What a great pattern…I think I’ll make some of these up for Christmas, because they are so fast & easy….GREAT, GREAT! Thanks so much!

    And I just LOVE A.L.L. of your patterns. You & I have the same tastes!!! Happy holidays to you & your family.

  418. Judy says:

    Thanks for posting this cute pattern. If only I had time to make it before Christmas! Maybe I’ll give it a shot! Thanks again. Judy

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