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Happy Anniversary, Jaftex!

Co-sponosored by: Aurifil ThreadsSchmetz Needles, and Janome

We’re so excited to help kick off the blog hop to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Jaftex! It’s an amazing accomplishment to be involved in the fabric world that long (we’re nearing our 25th anniversary, which we thought was impressive!), and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate a company that has been putting out quality fabrics, cultivating amazing designers, and producing beautiful patterns for 85 years! Congrats!


On our blog today, we’re hosting Henry Glass fabric designer and author (and a personal fave of American Patchwork & Quilting), Kim Diehl.

  • Kim says: “I’ve been so blessed to be in the family of designers for both American Patchwork & Quilting magazine and Henry Glass Fabrics, so I’m beyond excited that we can come together today in celebration of Henry Glass’s 85th birthday.  What a huge milestone! In honor of this event, I stitched up this sweet little “Color Me Happy” wall hanging using the beautiful jewel-toned prints in the Folio collection of quilting fabrics, and treated myself to some quality hand-quilting time. A step outside of my “normal” box when it came to choosing a color scheme, which made this project even more fun to make. I’m so proud to be  a small part of two such amazing forces in the quilting world, and I’m looking forward to many more years of creativity together!”
  •  We say: Prepare for MAJOR Kim Diehl eye candy.





Follow along with the blog hop here! There will be fun giveaways along the way, so make sure you visit every day!

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 28 - Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 - Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts
Win Prizes Here: 85th Anniversary Giveaway
There are 13 ways to enter! Prizes include a Janome S5 valued at $1500, an Aurifil thread box valued at $300, a Schmetz needle anniversary tin filled with needles valued at $75, fat quarter bundles, and bolts of fabric for your favorite quilt store!
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.

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260 Responses to “Happy Anniversary, Jaftex!”

  1. Happy anniversary, Jaftex.

    Kim’s quilt is beautiful. I love the bright colors she used and those little yo yos are such a cute addition.

  2. Happy anniversary Jaftex! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  3. My favourite quilt shop is The Stitch Witch in Cobourg Ontario.

  4. My favorite quilt shop to win the fabric would be Lil Red Hen in Paola Kansas.

  5. Quilter’s Studio in Fairfax Va

  6. Just started doing miniature quilts and this is beautiful. Retired! and have time now to quilt -some hand and others sent to my local quilt shop.

  7. Quilter’s Cupboard, Ankeny, Iowa

  8. My favorite quilt shop is Wooden Bridge Drygoods in Kutztown, PA

  9. Your “Color Me Happy” wall hanging is so pretty, Kim! Great use of those bright fabrics. And that little yo-yo in the center is the cherry on top!

  10. What a great giveaway. Love that T-shirt quilt drawstring bag. I’d like the quilt shop winning the fabric bolts to be Quilt Country in Lewisville, TX.

  11. I love that little quiltlet, and the colors are fabulous. I never knew all those companies were owned by one.

  12. Such a pretty and happy quilt! Thanks for all the opportunities!

  13. Always love Kim’s work – even with colors that are outside of her usual palette!

  14. such beautiful work love the colors.

  15. My closest sewing store is Sunday Best in Ellerslie, Georgia!

  16. Following the blogs this month is going to be so exciting! See and reading about each designer and what they are up to. Thanks!

  17. Love Kim’s designs. My favorite quilt shop is Cottonpicker’s in Chardon OH.

  18. Love your quilt. Ma’s Gotta Notion, is my favorite quilt shop, it is located in Havana, Illinois. They won your fabric contest through Henry Glass fabrics, a few months back. Thank you for the great giveaways.

  19. My favorite quilt shop is Cascade Fabrics in Sedro Woolley, Wa.

  20. Sunny Laurel Sisters is the name of a new quilt shop in Colchester, Vermont. Starting a new business must be challenging, but the owner (a member of our guild) has done a great job setting up a wonderful shop (much needed in our area)!

  21. That is so cute!
    Lolly’s Fabric in Shipshewana, IN.

  22. It may have been a bit out of your box to use those colors Kim, but you did a beautiful job creating that table mat. It’s just gorgeous.

  23. My favourite Canadian shop is Hamels Fabrics in Chilliwack BC. Kim’s Color Me Happy quilt would make me happy! The colours are so vibrant.

  24. Awesome giveaway! My sewing machine repair shop has turned into an awesome quilt shop. Sew Vac Ltd., of Long Beach, CA.

  25. Congratulations on 75 years and that you are still a family business!
    My favourite local quilt shop is Sewing World.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaways!

  26. My favorite quilt shop is Village Creek, in Lodi, WI.

  27. My favorite quilt ship is Village Creek, in Lodi, WI.

  28. CONGRATS ON “85″!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kim, a neat little quilt!

  29. My favorite local quilt shop is Field’s Fabrics in Grand Rapids, MI.

  30. My favorite quilt shop is Thayer Fabrics in Thayer Missouri. I love all the fabrics they carry.

  31. Love Kim Diehl designs and fabric. My favorite shop is Primitive Gatherings CA. My mind goes into overload every time I visit!

  32. I love Kim!!!!! My favorite quilt shop is Four Seasons Quilts in Plymouth, MN.

  33. My favourite quilt shop is Mad About Patchwork located in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada

  34. Our local shop Comfy Cozy supplies the three spacious counties around Winnemucca NV and they do such a fine job.

  35. My favorite quilt shop is Quilting Mayhem in Snohomish, WA. They have so many fun and modern fabric lines.

  36. Mad about Patchwork is my favorite fabric shop.

  37. This is a wonderful applique project. Inspired by Fabric would be my choice for buying fabrics. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  38. love this little quilt – adore Kim’s designs – my favorite quilt shop is Quilted Threads in Henniker, NH

  39. My favorite quilt shop is Village Creek in Lodi, WI

  40. My favorite local quilt shop is CJ’s Quilt Shop in Richmond, TX. Little town, little shop, but both have BIG character! (It also helps that a great BBQ joint is just down the road!)

  41. What a great quilt to brighten up a wall!

  42. My LQS is Thread & Paper in Salmon Arm BC

  43. My closest quilt shop is about 18 miles away from me. A&K Quilts in Bridgeport TX. I have a favorite online quilt shop Missouri Star because of all the free videos.

  44. I love the colors in the small quilt. So vibrant. Had never heard of Jaftex but know some of the holdings. Congrats on 85 years and here’s to many more!

  45. Love this cutie patotie, the colors are amazing!!!!

  46. My favourite quilt shop is A Great Notion in Surrey, BC. This blog hop will be so much fun. I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects!

  47. Happy 85!! My favorite quilt shop is Wandering Stitches in Orlando, FL. They have the nicest, most knowledgeable staff!

  48. Love the Quilted Crow in Boxborough MA! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  49. What a striking mini! I love Kim Diehl’s designs, & work!

  50. Quilter’s Way is my favorite store

  51. Congrats to Jaftex. My favorite quilt shop is the Granary in Sunnyvale, CA.

  52. My favorite quilt shop is The Tangled Thread in Pawhuska, OK

  53. Luv the small quilt with the bright and happy fabrics.

  54. Happy Anniversary, Jaftex! My favorite quilt shop is Momen Plus Fabrics in Torrance, CA.

  55. My favorite quilt shop is Viking Quilt N Sew in Greenville, South Carolina.

  56. I love this little quilt,so cute! Congrats on 85 years!

  57. Love Color me Happy, it is truly eye candy!

  58. Kim Diehl “eye candy” is right–that mini quilt is a candy-colored delight. What a fun way to celebrate #85. It makes me think of a pinata at a birthday party. A great way to kick things off.

  59. My favorite quilt shop is Trackside Quilting in Laurel, MT.

  60. Congrats! My favorite quilt store is All About Quilts in Manhattan, KS

  61. Congratulations Jaftex! My favorite LQS is Quiltegården in Trondheim, Norway.

  62. My favorite quilt shop is Quiltegården in Trondheim. Norway.

  63. My favourite shop is in London . UK – I’ve only bought online but I’d love to visit!!
    Village Haberdashery

  64. My favorite quilt shop is Quilt Lodge in Red Lodge, MT


  65. Congrats JAFTEX!! LOVE Kim’s little quilt…LOVE everything Kim makes!! My favorite quilt shop is the one I “volunteer” at…Pinwheel Fabrics in Alexander Arkansas!!

  66. My favorite quilt shop is Big Horn Quilts.

  67. My favorite quilt shop is SewDeJa Vue in Stow, Ohio.

  68. Super little quilt!!!

  69. Glacier Quilts in Whitefish, Montana is my favorite quilt store.

  70. Love your mini quilt, very colorful. I love Fatquarter Shop. They have a great selection.

  71. My favorite Quilt shop is New Pieces in Berkeley, California.

  72. Congratulations to Jaftex. My favourite store is Mad About Patchwork in Stittsville, ON.

  73. My favorite shop is the Sew So Shop in Yuba City, Ca. Congratulations Jaftex!

  74. Congratulations to Jaftex! My favourite shop is Mad About Patchwork in Stittsville, ON.

  75. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and congratulations on the Jaftex 85th anniversary. My favorite shop is the Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway, TX.

  76. Sew Divine in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Thanks!

  77. My favorite local quilt shop is Fabric Affair in Troy, MI!

  78. Great quilt and I love the bright colors.

  79. I love those pretty colors and your little quilt. My favorite quilt shop is Byrd’s Nest in Ormond Beach, Florida.

  80. Love the fabrics from Kim Diehl, and I purchase mine at Quilted Memories in Montague Michigan. Congratulations to Jaftex on their anniversary.

  81. Happy anniversary to a wonderful company. Love Kim’s colorful design!!

  82. Happy Anniversary. What a fun way to celebrate.

    My favorite local quilt shop is Cozy Quilt Shop, El Cajon, CA.


  83. My favorite quilt shop is Hancock’s of Paducah!

  84. Love the luscious colors. And the quilt is a real must do.
    Best quilt shop ever is Huron River Quilts in Highland,Michigan

  85. What a beautiful little quilt, and a beautiful name to go with it. I only know quilt shops that are online, and lately my favorite is AQS’s.

  86. Love the quilt! Nice eye candy.
    My favorite shop is the Quilt Asylum in McKinney, TX

  87. So exciting!! My favorite quilt shop is Prairie Point in Shawnee, Ks. The staff is very friendly and always ready to help with whatever you need.

  88. Love Kim’s style and love the way she used the fabrics in her quilt, gorgeous piece.


  89. I love the bright happy colors of your quiltlet. My favorite quilt shop is the Granary in Sunnyvale, CA.

  90. Happy 85th!!!!! My oh my!!! What an incredible celebration!!! My favourite quilt shop is I Sew Boutique in Marathon, ON

  91. Love the bright colors in that little quilt, Kim. My favorite local quilt shop is Mimi’s Quilt Shop in Yucca Valley, CA.

  92. I love this bright and happy little quilt. Thank-you for such a great giveaway and hop.

  93. Love this colorful little quilt!

  94. Oops, I just sent a comment on how much I like this little colorful, quilt and saying Thank-you for such a great giveaway. I forgot to say that my favorite quilt shop is Gloria Horn Sewing Studio. They are so nice, helpful, and friendly, and their fabrics are wonderful.

  95. Gorgeous fabric

  96. The contest instructions are not clear. My Favorite LQS is Sew Vac Ltd in Long Beach CA. Or is there a different blog we are supposed to comment on?

  97. Sewtime in Bayside, NY. Kim love your appliqué

  98. My favorite quilt shop is The Quilted Sunflower in Springhill, Kansas.

  99. Such a happy little quilt. Great for early summer or birthday table topper

  100. Congratulations to Jaftes. I love Kim’s use of color in this and always a fan of her flowers. My favorite local quilt shop is The Quilt Bug in Guilderland, NY

  101. Love the bright colors. My favorite quilt shop is Olive Juice in Onalaska, WI.

  102. Love the quilt. Colors are awesome

  103. Love the colors and details on the little quilt.

  104. Dinkydoo Fabrics and Notions Is one of my favorite fabric shops.

  105. Happy Birthday, Jaftex. Beautiful eye candy ,Kim.

  106. Love the block. My favorite quilt shop is Country Quilts and Bears in Dunedin Florida.

  107. My favorite quilt shop is Loving Stitches in Fayetteville, NC. Happy 85th anniversary.

  108. love the bright jewel tones. So happy to see them coming back. My favourite quilt shop is THIMBLES AND things in Orillia, Ontario. Such a happy place to be.

  109. Love the colors.

  110. It will be fun seeing all the different projects & comments this month. Congrats to Jaftex. My favorite quilt shop is Mabel & Ethel’s in Sandusky OH.

  111. I love the little quilt. The colors are some of my favorites. WIll we see a pattern or better still a kit?

  112. beautiful mini quilt!! love the bright colors!

  113. So glad to see a long lasting company. They must be doing something right.

  114. Your little quilt is so pretty!

  115. So fun to see a project with a classic Kim Diehl-feel pattern, but such a different color scheme! My local quilt store is Heritage Quilts in Pinedale, Wyoming.

  116. Favorite quilt shop is KickAss Country Store

  117. Nice post and as said, wonderful Kim Diehl eye candy! Happy 85 Birthday – Henry Glass! Wishing you all of your heart’s desires.

  118. Congratulations Jaftex on a successful and wonderful 85 years! Wonderful post with the info shared and great Kim Diehl eye candy, thanks!

  119. Love the Granary in Sunnyvale, CA!

  120. Love the bright colors in a classic Kim Diehl style….it’s a beauty!!

  121. Love Kim’s quilt. Favorite Christmas Goose, Las Vegas NV & Quiltique, Henderson NV

  122. A true rainbow if color. Fabulous eye candy!

  123. Love the brights of Folio using a Kim Diehl classic design…..love the fabric line !

  124. My favorite local quilt shop is Hermes. Thanks for the awesome giveaways. And congrats on 85 yrs!1

  125. Congrats for 85 years in business. That was a pretty little quilt by Kin Diehl, just her style. And lastly thanks for some very wonderful giveaways. Thanks for the chance, Patty B

  126. My favorite local quilt shop is Quilter’s Emporium in Stafford TX.
    Beautiful quilt!

  127. Not many quilt shops in my area but I would choose The Patchwork Co . They have lots of samples and great fabrics.

  128. Thanks Jaftex! My favorite quilt shop is Fabrics n quilt in Jamestown,Tn!!!!

  129. Thanks Jaftex! My favorite quilt shop is Fabricsnquilt in Jamestown, Tn!

  130. Wow that is a lovely quilt..The bold colors are just beautiful…

  131. Lovely quilt!
    My favorite quilt shop is Quilter’s Haven in Owego, NY.

  132. This is such a cute quilt. I love the bright colors Kim used,

  133. My favorite shop is Suzanne’s Quilt Shop in Moultrie, Georgia.

  134. Cute quilt with the bright colors.Congrats.

  135. WV Quilt is my favorite local quilt shop

  136. Adorable quilt.
    My favorite LQS is Branum’s in augusta, GA.

  137. I have never seen Kim Diehl use such vibrant colors. I love it. My favorite quilt store is Sages Quilt Company in Pocatello, Idaho. By the way, Kim Diehl is a resident of Pocatello.

  138. I would like Rosie’s Calico Cupboard to win the fabric!

  139. Congrats! Quilts and Lace in Melbourne, FL is my favorite shop.

  140. My favorite shop is Fabric Shack Store, online for me in France.

  141. My favorite shop is Hawthorne Threads.

  142. Pioneer Quilts in Milwaukie, Oregon is one of my favorites with warm, friendly people and a great selection!

  143. Love the little quiltlet! My fav local quilt shop is Edwards Sewing Center in Fort Wayne IN.

  144. The Granary in Sunnyvale, CA is my favorite quilt shop. What lovely couloir full little quilts, like the use of yoyos!

  145. I love Kim’s style and have some of your books.

    My favorite quilt shop is Anna Louise in Louisville, OH.

    Thanks for a chance at all of the great prizes.

  146. Quilt It Ya Ya in Aztec, NM is my favorite quilt shop…Always love Kim’s patterns and in great colors…thanks

  147. Love Kim Diehl designs and fabrics. Trying to finish up quilting her Autumn Pennies.

  148. Love your quilt. My favorite quilt shop is quilters cottage in Richmond Texas

  149. Wow, 85 years. What a milestone in today’s world. The little quilt has such bright, happy colours.

  150. My favorite shop is Sewcial Studio in Athens, GA.

  151. It is very interesting to read the history of the company. I started buying fabric over sixty years ago, starting with dressmaking fabric (4-H) and now almost exclusively fabric for quilts. My favorite quilt shop is Everlasting Stitches in Holt, MI.

  152. Happy birthday, love your fabric. The colors always brightens up my day.

  153. My favorite is Homestead Hearth!!

  154. Homestead Hearth….great place, great customer service.

  155. My favorite quilt shop is Bernina Sewing Studio, Lubbock, Tx. They have many bright colorful fabrics to choose from and often have sales.

  156. My favorite quilt shop is the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  157. B & B Quilting in Buda, TX is my favorite quilt shop. They have great fabric selection and wonderful personal service. I love Kim’s quiltlet, too!

  158. My favorite quilt shop is Temecula Quilt Co. in Temecula, CA. It specializes in Civil War Reproduction fabrics, and their quilts are displayed wonderfully.

  159. Love the bright colors!!
    Batiks Etcetera in Wytheville Virginia is my fave LQS!!

  160. My favorite quilt shop is Old Alley Quilt Shop in Sherburn, MN. I found it on the annual Quilt MN shop hop. It used to be a bowling alley. I give it a perfect 300 for fabric and atmosphere.

  161. My favorite LQS is Quilted Bliss in Amarillo, Texas.

  162. The colors are so beautiful. I want to make my own.

  163. My favorite quilt shop is Old Alley Quilt Shop in Sherburn, MN. I found it on the annual Quilt MN shop hop. It was originally a bowling alley. I give it a perfect 300 for fabric and atmosphere.

  164. Your creations are beautiful and the colors aura toon on these fabrics is fantastic! My favorite shop is called The Bolt in Monroe, Connecticut.

  165. Beautiful quilt and the fabrics are awesome! I guess that my favorite quilt shop is Savvy Quilters in the Texas town of Savoy,

  166. Those baby yo-yos are just precious!

  167. The “Color Me Happy” wall hanging is so colorful and outstanding!

  168. i love CALICO POINT in goshen, in. it is a small shop wiht lots of character and fabrics i love.

  169. My favorite quilt shop is FancyGirl Designs in Grand Island, NE.

  170. Kim Diehl is very talented — I love looking at all her work, and it was nice to see her beautiful applique in a different color scheme. Thank you for sharing this!

  171. My favorite quilt shop is Prickly Pear quilts in Helena, MT

  172. What a pretty little quilt! My favorite quilt shop is Sew Divine in Edmonton, Alberta. Thanks!

  173. Such a cute quilt and a great use of those bright fabrics! That little yo-yo in the middle is like the cherry on top!

  174. my favourite quilt shop is Periwinkle in Saskatoon, ask

  175. My favourite quilt shop is Mad About Patchwork in Ontario, Canada.

  176. What a fabulous celebration.

  177. Stitch Chicks is our local Quilt Shop. Thanks for the giveaway.

  178. My favorite quilt shop in New England where I stay in the summers is Waterwheel House Quilt Shop in Vermont.

  179. Love Kim Diehl! My fav quilt shop is Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista, CA

  180. awesome little quilt! Love the bright colors. my favorite quilt shop is Material Rewards in Dansville NY

  181. My favorite quilt shop is Old Alley in Sherburn, MN. I found it on the annual Quilt Minnesota quilt shop hop. It used to be a bowling alley. I give it a perfect 300 for fabric selection and atmosphere.

  182. Very cool colors! Favorite Shop is Four Winds Quilting.

  183. Great colors and quilt

  184. What a beautiful little wall hanging! I love the bright colors. My favorite quilt shop is Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN.

  185. congratulations on 85 yrs! Kim, love your designs!

  186. Now my favorite quilt shop is Suzanne’s Quilt Shop in Moultrie, GA. It’s an hour away from me, but well worth the trip! The lady’s are super nice And very helpful. The shop is stocked full!

  187. Suzanne’s Quilt Shop in Moultrie, GA

  188. I loved reading the history of Jaftex. Happy 85th Anniversary to Jaftex. Darling little quilt, so cheerful. My favorite “local” shop is Quilt Trends in Columbus, OH.

  189. My favorite quilt shop is The Granary in Sunnyvale, CA.

  190. Interesting to read about this company’s history and growth. I love all quilt shops, but especially like Designer Fabrics in Carrington, ND for their excellent selection and great project samples.

  191. Interested to read about this company’s history and growth. I love all quilt shops, but especially appreciate the creative project samples and terrific fabric selections at Designer Fabrics in Carrington, ND.

  192. What colorful years you have given us, we’re looking for more of the same, yet better. thanks Kathy in Colo’

  193. Love your quilt. The colors are fabulous.

  194. We have many excellent quilt shops in our area. One of my favorites (and they carry Kim’s fabrics) is Thinbles and Threads.

  195. Beautiful colors, beautiful fabric! My local quilt shop is “A Notion to Quilt” in Shelburn Falls, MA

  196. Love your quilt – reminds me of Swedish folk art. My favorite quilt shop is Ruby Street in Tumwater, WA.

  197. I love your quilt, Kim! The colors are so gorgeous and so fun. I think it would really be a happy quilt to hang in the house! And congratulations to Jaftex! What an inspiring story of how your company began. I certainly love how you’re celebrating! Thank you for the wonderful opportunities in your giveaway and for the chance to see some awesome quilting. Win! Win! For sure :)

  198. What a beautiful little quilt. Gorgeous colors.

  199. My favorite local shop is The Old Creamery Quilt shop. its located in a beautiful redone old creamery.

  200. Another gorgeous quilt by Kim! My favorite shop is Pine Needles in Rochester, MN.

  201. My favorite is SewNSew in Glendora, CA!!

  202. Great fun!

  203. Such a bright cheery little quilt that it just makes you want to smile from ear to ear; something Jaftex may be doing while celebrating their 85 years in business. My favorite quilt shop is any shop that carries a vast array of fabric that I can oooh and aaaah over.

  204. Quilt Passions on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of my favorites. Love the little quilt and its bright colors.

  205. The colors of,your sweet quilt make me want to sing! Never a quilt,of,yours that I don’t love!

  206. Suzannes quilt shop in Moultrie Georgia is my favorite shop!

  207. I always follow Julie “Crafty Quilter”. She brought me to your site
    “Jaftex 85th” What a thrill to share this anniversary and gifted talent.
    Thank you.

  208. Love Kim’s Great color choices! Favorite quilt shop – Quilter’s Depot, Pittsburgh, PA

  209. The colours are so vibrant & design is one I would enjoy trying. Congratulations on 85 years.

  210. Wow! The quilt is awesome and the fabrics used are fabulous ! I love bright, happy, exciting colors and that nailed them all:). Thank you for sharing it!

  211. Love anything Kim Diehl and my favorite shop, Christmas Goose Quilt Shop in Las Vegas, carries her fabrics, books etc.

  212. What a cute quilt. I love applique.

  213. Great quilt! Heart and Hand is my favorite shop.

  214. My favorite shop – lately is Steelman’s in Chickasha, OK. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  215. My favorite quilt shop is the Village Quilt Show, Berwick, Maine. She always has the latest fabrics. I love the little mat by Kim Diehl. The colors are so vibrant, it would certainly brighten up my home.

  216. So lovely and bright. Great little mini! My favourite quiltshop is cotton&color in Riehen, Switzerland!

  217. what an adorable quilt. Perhaps it’s time to try some appliqué!

  218. My favorite quilting shop is Stich N Sew Cottage in Kalona, Iowa. They can answer any question, help with fabric choices and are so patient!

  219. Very pretty. Much brighter colors than she usually uses. All her work is so pretty. My favorite quilt shop is Whittles in Ky.

  220. Congratulations! Kim’s applique patterns are always beautiful and in these colours absolutely stunning. My local favourite is Evelyn’s Sewing Centre.

  221. My favorite quilt shop is Grand Country Quilts in San Marcos, CA. Thanks for the giveaway!

  222. Bluffview Quilt Shop – Winona, MN or Olive Juice Quilts in Onalaska, WI.

  223. My favorite quilt shop is Gone Quiltin’ in Bandera, TX. It has a great vibe!!

  224. I love the flowers and the fabrics! I don’t have a local quilt shop, so I have to shop online!

  225. Pretty, pretty!
    Excited for this hop…it’s been fun following Studio E this year, because I’ve won a bundle or two of their beautiful swirl basics.

    My favorite shop is my local Bernina, Dave’s Bernina of Provo, Utah, USA. I have a Bernina machine, which was bought and gifted to me from there. They have great service, knowledgeable hard-working service department, and everyone there uses the machines and create wonderful quilts and sewing projects all the time.

  226. Beautiful little mini, my favorite quilt shop is Sew Worth It in Sarasota FL.

  227. Happy Anniversary! I love the colors of your fabric…so happy!

  228. Super little quilt!

  229. My favourite quilt shop is Sew Crafty in Rideau Ferry.

  230. it may be day 10 but I keep coming back to your delicious eye candy

  231. Very cool table topper i so love the fabric…..happyness04431@yahoo.com

  232. Those colors are just great. Love it!

  233. My fav quilt shop is Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri!

  234. I LOVE the yoyos on the little quilt. I know how to make them but have never used them! You’re giving me ideas!! Thanks!

  235. My favorite fabric shop is Cherry Berry in Calimesa, California. Great service, great attitude, and great selection of fabrics.

  236. Gorgeous table topper Kim!! I love your style that still came out in the pattern, but the colors are so rich: so pretty!!

  237. In Stitches in Womelsdorf, PA is a great LQS with personalized service and lots of quilting goodies.

  238. The Wooden Bridge in Kutztown, PA.

  239. It just makes me go ohhhh & ahhhhh and makes me wanna break out the applique stuff and try it again!

  240. What a beautiful quilt.

  241. My favorite quilters shop is Buttons-N-Bows in Houston!

  242. I love that little topper, and especially the yo yo’s.

  243. I buy most of my fabrics at JoAnn’s in Pensacola, FL.

  244. My favourite shop is Heartworks Quilt Shop in Hawkesbury, Ontario . Beautiful table topper! Love the colours!

  245. Happy anniversary to Jaftex!
    What a stunning quilt. I love those vibrant colors.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  246. Happy anniversary JafTex!! Glad i discovered this blog hop! My favorite quilt shop is here in Huntsville, AL….Patches & Stitches! Love that lil shop!

  247. I’m becoming a big fan of small quilts. This one is a combination of a traditional pattern and bright contemporary colors. Well Done.

  248. What a fabulous colour combo. What amazing prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.
    My favourite local quilt store is The Quilted Bear in Ladner, BC CANADA.

  249. My favorite quilt shop is Fabric Etc. in Bellingham, WA.

  250. Bright cheery little wall hanging/table topper, really like your design.

  251. I love your mini quilt! The tiny yoyos add the perfect touch!

  252. Happy Anniversary Jaftex! Love the colors in Kim’s quilt. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway opportunity.

  253. I am just taking a few minutes to review this wonderful blog. My first ever from start to near finish. Kim, you set the tone for a wonderful birthday celebration for Jaftex. Thankyou.

  254. “Just Fabric”. It sells such beautiful old prints, although I do not think it is actually a “quilt” fabric shop.

  255. sweet :)

  256. I love the table topper. It is so cute!

  257. my favorite quilt shop is “Quilt Cottage” in Hays, Kansas, this is ‘sew’ much fun.

  258. My favorite quilt shop is Marietta’s Quilt and Sew in Simpsonville, SC!

  259. My favorite quilt shop is The Enchanted Room in Glendive MT. Quilts & More in Sidney MT is a very close second! Kim’s table topper is just gorgeous!

  260. I love Kim Diehl’s table topper. She is such an inspiration to those of us learning applique. Thank you for sharing your talent!