Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Block Drive for PTSD Quilts

Good Morning Quilters,

I have to say I have had a ton of support with the first block
for the PTSD quilts. I want to first say thank you for all your support and the blocks are coming in and they all look just wonderful...

It is time for the second block to be revealed, but there is a twist to it. It is a challenge block. The challenge is that participants will be given material to create 4 blocks 12" square to be incorporated into a quilt with a panel... Quilters choice of design. As long as it is 12" anything goes. Please be sure you use the material provided. as it is donated by Northcott Fabric. I am hoping to have the people who joined in the first block join in on the second block.



So anyone who wants to play this time please let me know on my Facebook page. And if I got overwhelmed with things and forgot someone in the mix with the first block here it is in public: "I am so sorry and I promise to not forget you again" I truly appreciate each and everyone of you for helping with this project.

And it gets even better. Sandra Beck and Robyn Boyd have invited me to speak on their internet radio show on March 30th. Military Mom Talk Radio  (www.militarymomtalkradio.com)is an internet radio show that is accessible on Toginet Join in on the 30th of this month 2pm PST and 5pm EST and join in on the chat page. We will be chatting about quilting, memory quilts and quilts for soldiers who suffer from PTSD. I hope this proves to be a successful chat. I have to say a special shout out to Jennifer Brennan from Northcott Fabric who has been so very generous to me and other groups who make quilts for our servicemen and women in the armed forces...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Blocks Are Coming In

Hello quilters from very snowy Cape Cod. We had about 10+ inches of snow yesterday and all of us are getting tired of this cold and what typically would be fluffy white stuff that is on the ground. With Spring 15 days away I find it very hard that we will see the normal signs of spring outside for quite sometime, as some of the snow piles outside are up to 8' in height. Yesterday I received on of our participants blocks for the Veterans Block Drive. Margaret Travis from Easy Peasy Quilts one of my feature quilters from last months posts sent me her blocks and they cam out just awesome.

 
Her four blocks will be incorporated into a quilt using Northcott Fabric panels from their Stonehenge Line of patriotic fabric. Northcott Fabric has been so super generous to donate all the fabric from this line to help support this project to make quilts for Veterans who suffer from PTSD. This goes in collaboration with a book I am beginning to write called "Quilts Heal Too"
 
We all must remember the gift of a quilt can be very soothing, comforting, and make the stress of everyday life go a little bit easier for those who suffer from PTSD. It is not only the Veteran who suffers from this but the family as well who has to endure watching their loved one who suffers.
 
This is a very important subject that is very near and dear to me and I want to do something that will make that one soldier feel that much better...
 
Thank you all who have decided to participate and remember blocks are due to be mailed out by the 31st of this month. In a few weeks I will be making a post about our next block. This one seemed to be a little bit of a challenge for some so next months will be super easy. Stay tuned for what's to come...


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's Hump Day

Good Morning all, how is everyone this morning? I wanted to check in with everyone to see how things are going with those Veteran Blocks. I have heard from most everyone who has participated. Some of you have finished and they are on their way back to me so I can incorporate them into a quilt. I also want to share with you that Northcott Fabric has sent me more fabric for the next installment of quilts to be made... I am well on my way to finishing the design for the next block for April.

***Note that this block drive will be going on until November and the week of Veterans Day I will be making a very special post. So stay tuned***

 
This block will prove to be awesome for the panel that it will be matched up with. And I want to thank the 8 participants who are involved with this project. As soon as these tops are completed I will be posting pics on my Facebook page at:
 
Hope you all have a wonderful day...
 


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy Superbowl Sunday Quilters

February 19,2015:::

Good Afternoon quilters. I hope all of you are doing well this Thursday. With all the snow flying around I hope all of you are sewing up a storm. I want to thank all of you who contacted me and join me in making blocks. As you know I have been very sick the better part of this month so I would like to start fresh in the Month of March with the block I showed below. I will be mailing those people who are interested in making blocks the material and instructions this weekend. Remember these blocks are being used as part of the quilt that will be created. Northcott Fabrics has generously donated panels of their Stonehenge line and coordinating fabric to go with the panels. Finished quilt blocks are 24" and need to be mailed back to me to the address provided in the kit. Typically I would like to have blocks done within  30 days but if you need extra time that is fine. A new block will be shown each month and the block drive will end the weekend of Veterans Day this November.

Feel free to email me of message me here or on my Facebook page at Sally's Quilting Corner with any questions...

 

Good Afternoon quilters I am here wishing all of you a happy and save Superbowl Sunday...


 
I am inviting you quilters to join me in a project that supports out veterans.
The name of the project is "Quilts Heal Too" The focus is to make 24" blocks from fabric I provide and send the blocks back to me. I have the patterns and there is no cost to you accept for the cost of  to send the blocks back to me. I will send you the material and pattern for the blocks. 4 blocks each will be sent out for you to construct. I will take the blocks and construct them into a lap size quilt  for soldiers who have been injured either physically or psychologically from war.
We all must remember that our military is still very active over seas and these men and women still have a chance to become injured and have gotten injured, or have seen someone become injured. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a very real disorder and soldiers suffer more and more each day.
 
Our first block starting this month is the Patriotic 4 Patch

If you are interested in playing along all you have to do is find me on Facebook or email me at: sallykromberg@hotmail.com
and in the subject line type Quilts Heal Too. I would love for you to join me...
 
 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Join Me in Welcoming my featured Designer



 
Happy New Year Quilters! Help me in welcoming my featured quilter of the "Fat Quarter"( HAHA!)
I am pleased to announce a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure of meeting this past October at Quilt Market in Houston. Give a warm happy welcome to Margret Travis of Easy Peazy Quilts. Margret is a warn helpful lady who is a treasure to hang with, as I learned having dinner with her and her sister. They are such a hoot. Too fun for words. I was blessed with seeing what Margaret has to offer to quilters at her shop. Her patterns are super easy peazy to do (Wink Wink) if you get my drift. Check her website out to see all that is new.



 
 
 
These are just so adorable I am just in love with all of these...
 
So take a looksie at what beautiful fun and easy stuff Margaret has to offer.
 
And Don't miss the chance to see Margaret join her:
 
 
January 9th 2015
Inspire Quilting & Sewing
Plant City, FL
 
 
 
 
January 20-22, 2015
Florida Sew City Expo
Leesburg, FLA
 
 
 
May 13-18,2015
Spring Market
Minneapolis, Minn
Trade Show (Not Open to the Public) see Quiltmarket.com for details
 


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

 
 
     Hi quilters, I sure hope all of you had a great New Years Eve and you are planning your 2015 sewing projects. I have several I am planning and hoping to hear from all of you as to what is on your plates for the year. I am hoping to teach and lecture more. So if you are part of a sewing group or guild and need a teacher, let me know. I would love to meet you all and hear what you are interested in.
 
     This coming year I have 10 patterns planned 1 book to complete and teaching. Room is booked for Quilt Market 2015 and hoping to be able to stay for festival this year. Working on getting on-line shop set up to sell patterns and to set up online teaching classes... Stay tuned for January's Newsletter. I am featuring a pattern designer/quilter I met in Houston. So if you want to be added to the email list you can private message me on Facebook or email me at: sallykromberg@hotmail.com. So with all of that said:
 
 

 
 I am Wishing all of you sewers and quilters and Happy and Healthy New Year.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas



Wishing all of my quilting friends a very Merry Christmas to you and your family this holiday season: