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...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Little Touch of Modern for the Table

     Hello there my quilty peeps. I sure hope the summer has treated you very well I have been very busy at work designing another treat for all of you with hopes to have it for sale very soon. I took a Layer Cake of Pat Sloan's Bobbins and Bits Batiks and Kona White and used  Aurifil Thread Mako Cotton No. 2024, Aurifil No.2810, and Aurifil  No. 4150 and created a table topper for my Pub Table. The pattern is quite easy to achieve, and is very versatile. This table topper functions in two ways.

     First the center block is removable and can be used as a hot pad for hot items. See pics below. Second the topper can be used as a table cover  and pace mat so maybe it has three functions to it.

   So lets check things out here it is as a table cover with and without the center:



With the center hot pad


Without the center hot pad

Now if you like that you may like this: Here it is with a full set up to make the table
look finished:
 
When I said this table topper had multiple functions I really meant it.  The center being removed makes it possible to place a glass on the table without the cup or glass sitting on bulk from the seams. The center can be used as a hot pad on an island of buffet:
 
You can even dress up the table very nicely with a simple candle:
 


So as you can see even the simplest of projects can be made into a sense of modern style. Thank you Pat for creating such beautiful fabric.


As always keep smiling and stay sewing!!!