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:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Who wouldn't want to do this!!!!

Hey there quilters, my quilt friend Charisma Horton shared this with me today so I told her I would make a blog post on it.  In Ephrata, WA there is a place called the Fabric Patches Retreat House. She shared with me this information: http://www.fabricpatch.net/the-piece-and-patch-quilting-retreat-house-in-ephrata-wa.htm 

To my Quilty friends, I'm looking to see who would be interested in a 2015 retreat? With me? I've been able to lock in a great rate for my local quilt shops retreat house...it sleeps 10 and I can book 4 days for 900$. If I can get enough interest I will schedule dates and take deposits. That means if we get 10 of us it would only be 90 for the four days. What deal!!!

Please let Charisma know if your interested, she is thinking sometime in April or end of March and then again maybe in October... Message Charisma and let her know if you are interested in joining in on the fun.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bloc Builder for March/April GenQ Magazine

 
New Block for Block Builder
 
 
For Generation Q Magazine March/April 2015 issue the above diagram is the starter block that Scott has created for the Block Builder. Share your unpublished block sketched with Scott ( using jpeg format with a 300dpi) and you might win a prize if they print your sketch in their January/February 2015 issue, you'll win something special from Gen Q Stash closet. Entries are due to scott@generationqmagazine.com by December 10, 2014. Don't forget to include your name and full contact information, plus name of your design. Tell us a little bit about you and how you came up with the idea.... Good Luck and Happy Holidays Quilters!!!
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Canning my Homemade Sauce



I decided to make my life very simple and easy. So as I usually do I decided to make homemade tomato sauce but with a twist. I wanted to relearn canning sauce. I did this one time probably about 40+ years ago. So I called my very good friend Cathy Hatch who is my true partner in crime when we work with the Red Cross. Anyway I got all the stuff and she brought her kit with her and this morning I did just that, Canned home made tomato sauce. I am thrilled to pieces. I shared on Facebook and got many responses as to what my recipe was. So not only will I share, but stay tuned for more recipes to come along with quilty stuff I will be sharing... Such a country girl I've become...


I am so thrilled after all was said and done I got 7 quarts of tomato sauce... The I found more ingredients to make even more... I think I won't have to buy any for a good long while..


Sally's Simple Tomato Sauce:

I want to first say that if you are using fresh Tomatoes remember that you need to prepare your tomatoes first, by blanching and peeling then seeding. Something I choose not to want to do and if I have to I will do it one time and one time only... I just don't want to have to deal with any of that work... Remember people I am a busy lady and I have a tone of stuff to do in life...

What I use for Ingredients:

3 large cans 29 oz. Stewed Tomatoes ( Any Brand will do)
4 cans 15oz. Tomato Sauce, not seasoned with and herbs
2 cans 6 oz. each Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 Fresh Green Peppers
1 large Sweet Onion
3 teaspoons of minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon each of: Oregano, Basil,  and Parsley
1 cup of fresh grated Romano Cheese
2 cups of wine ( White or Red) divided ( One for the sauce and one for you as when making sauce one must stay hydrated and remain relaxed.


Chop up the Onions and Peppers coarsely and Sautee' in the Olive Oil. after onions become translucent and peppers are soft add remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 4 hours... Make adjustments to taste if you feel it may need a little more of one of the herbs... Remember the sauce is to your taste. You may even need more wine for both you and the sauce...
 
Next take the pot of sauce and let cool. This make take as long as 5 hours or more... Refrigerate overnight and then the next day heat the sauce up one more time. After the sauce is hot then you can follow the canning direction as stated on the "Ball" Mason Jar box or any Better Homes and Garden Cook Book has a section for canning sauces...

Feel free to find me on Facebook if you have any questions I would be glad to help out...