Jaftex, a family run textile business, is Celebrating a Milestone! Happy 85th Anniversary, Jaftex!
Jaftex is the parent company for Blank Quilting, Studioe Fabrics, and Henry Glass Fabrics. 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 pre-cut fabrics among other contributions.
In celebration of this milestone event, I was invited to participate in this very exciting blog hop. This blog hop is packed full of fabulous giveaways from each of the participants, so be sure to tune in each day and follow along to see what everyone has created!
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 <== That’s me!!
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
Sending out a great big THANK YOU! to Linda Lum DeBono for all her hard work in organizing this blog hop and for offering us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful celebration.
Thank you also to the following companies that provided extra prizes.
Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome
Win Prizes Here: 85th Anniversary Giveaway
Blog Readers: 20 Fat quarter bundles and a Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine
Your favorite quilt shop: 30 bolts of fabric
Blog Readers: 15 Fat quarter bundles and a box of Aurifil thread [48 spools]
Your favorite quilt shop: 15 bolts of fabric
Blog Readers: 6 Fat quarter bundles and a special edition tin of goodies from Schmetz Needles
Your favorite quilt shop: 6 bolts of fabric