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My name is Sally Johnson and I adore quilting... I have lived on Cape Cod since 1974 and I am married and have two sons...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Announcing EQ7 Summer Drawing Series on Do you EQBlog!

Well Chickadee's I am playing along with EQ7 and creating some blocks so I can make yet another quilt. so I joined EQ7 Summer Mini Quilt Along . I thought I would share with all of you what I did for my first block. But, being the person I am I decided to make 4 of everything so by the end of this series I would have blocks to make a quilt for someone very special to me... Here is my block, leave comments, loving to know what you all think...

I have chosen some very bright Summery fabric so I sure hope you like all of this... I have a pile of wild looking batiks I will be using so there will be more wildness to come. So stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It Never Gets Old

Good Morning quilters I did it again and it truly never gets old. In this months Quilters Newsletter I got a essay published. Yup I said it I was published again!!!! I was chosen through hundreds of entries for an essay topic called "300 words" A section of the magazine that comes out and people submit essays about quilting. I am so thrilled to be part of many who have been published in this magazine. A magazine that has been around since before I was born. There was a question awhile back  on twitter that asked what is the oldest issue you have of QNL, well I can say honestly I have one from the 70's and I know that this magazine was around in the 60's. So if that doesn't say anything about how awesome this magazine is I don't know what does. So if you get this magazine check out page 26 I have the first essay. Maybe I can get a quilt published in this magazine sometime, well at least that is my hope, whether it happens is something we all must wait for.

This has been an absolute honor and I feel I am slowly on my way to what I want to accomplish in life. That is to design, be published with my designs, and to teach and give lectures on my work... I am thrilled to be able to be part of a group of people in this country who have the talent to show their art and be recognized for it...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Police Gather for Emotional Run in Yarmouth

I had the best opportunity to be involved with a great event.  The Yarmouth Police host a yearly 5k run each year to support local charities. This year they honored first responder and former Marine : Carlos Arrendondo who responded to help those injured during this years Boston Marathon bombings, Jennifer Collier sister of slain officer Sean Collier shot by one of the suspects, and Neil Heslin father of Jesse Lewis who was brutally murdered at Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, CT.

I  wish for you all to go back and remember back in December when this tragedy hit. I felt a thud in my stomach as I have emotional ties to this area. When I reached out to my twitter and Facebook community of friends I asked if anyone who was willing to help please send me a 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" block of and angel. the response was awesome.

I am reminded of when I reached out to these group of women and one person in particular sticks out in my mind Tiffiny from SmilieMommy was the one person who helped me keep my cool through this entire process. I had the pleasure of 7 other women who can to the call to help me with this very intense project. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them for making this project such a huge success...

This was presented yesterday at the Yarmouth Police Department 5K and give to Neil Heslin who was taking it with him to his next stop to speak to legislators about new gun laws. How wonderful is it that he may share this around the country. Stay tuned for any updates that come my way, as I will be chatting with Neil in June. Hopefully the quilt will be hung and I will be able to get a picture of where it hangs in the school...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Special Dedication to Sandy Hook

My friend Tiffiny at  Smilie Mommy's Quilts was very generous to my and share my information about the quilt we and other quilters made for the Sandy Hook Elementary School. See Tiffiny's website for close ups of her appliqued angels. We were fortunate enough to create a quilt that represents the 26 lives lost from that horrific day. I am proud to be associated with such a great group of people whose talents are shown in this quilt, and I am especially proud to know the men and women of the YPD (Yarmouth Police Department) for all the work they do to help out community out. They are hosting on Sunday, May 19th a road race and this long awaited quilt will be presented to a representative from the Sandy Hook Elementary School. See more information on the road race at YPD 5K

Above is another photo of the quilt. This quilt is a symbol of what community spirit across the US really means.

I am also reminded of a poem my friend, Cathy wrote and created for the school.

Don’t Let the Evil Win.


 Don’t let fear change your behavior.
Bad things happen and you want to take your kids and hide in your house.

You let evil win. Don’t let the evil win.
You retreat from your life, one step. You let evil win. Don’t let the evil win.
Become a better person, mother, father, teacher, sibling, voter, business owner, human being.
Love every day, don’t forget what’s important, or you let the evil win.
Peace will begin, when "we" make it more important than politics.
Don’t let the evil win. Be the change.


By: Cathy Hatch



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

YPD 5K Race

I had the best opportunity in the world tonight. I was at the committee meeting for the YPD 5K Race happening on Sunday, May 19th at the Skipper Restaurant on South Shore Dr. in South Yarmouth. Yarmouth Police Relief Association and the Yar...mouth Police Department will be hosting their 6th annual YPD Blue 5K - Run for a reason as a healthy fundraiser to honor and remember those who make a difference in our community during National Police Week, which recognizes the service and sacrifice of US Law Enforcement officers with special recognition this year to all the first responders who took back the streets of Boston after the horrific terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013 as well as the children staff parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary School and the citizens of Newton, CT after the attack on their community that occurred December 14, 2012.

Special Guests this year at the run will be Neil Heslin devoted parent to his son Jesse Lewis who was murdered and at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Carlos Arredondo the heroic Gold Star Parent who helped rescue the wounded and saved lives during the attack in Boston.

A special quilt shown below was created by myself and quilters from across the US for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School. Constructed of 26 angels that will protect all of us from the evils that lie amongst us...