Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I'm A Cover Girl Once Again!

Well Good Morning my Quilting peeps!!!! I woke up to some wonderful news. The new issue of Generation Q Magazine is out and boy did my eyes pop! I'm a Cover Girl Once Again!!!!!

GenQ Sept Oct 2015 Cover
"photo courtesy Generation Q Magazine.

I will quote the blog post by Teri Lucas "Emerging designer Sally Johnson‘s quilt, Stairway to the Galaxy, stunned us silent (no easy feat) with it’s bold, graphic lines. It just HAD to be on the cover! So sweet to work with such supportive people like Jake, Scott, and Teri. How wonderful it is to see my creation on a cover.  I must say a special thanks to my friend and partner in quilting crime Kristi Ryan who did the quilting on this beauty.  And to Douglas Eagleson from Kona. How nice of him to help me with fabric so I can complete this project.  Check out their bog at Generation Q Magazine to see all they have to offer. I love this magazine and look forward to my issue every month.
And as always a huge hug and thanks to some very special people who've supported me from the start of my quilting journey Generation Q Magazine: Scott Hansen, Jake Finch, and a special thanks to the ever loving Teri Lucas for putting up with me the past few days. You all rock.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Hi Quilters,

I have for the last two weeks began a new video series on #whatsonsallysframetoday. But as some of you have read on Facebook I have lost my voice. And today it is still kind of squeaky. So today's post will be a written post and hopefully next week I will be able to do a video.

Today's written post is all about appreciation. There are so many in this field that choose not to help. Do not care to address ones needs or just plan cares to ignore. I am so truly blessed on the people who have helped me. Have chosen to give me inspiration and guidance. There are so many I can mention but you would be reading a post that would go on and on and on. So with that said I am going to write an abridged version of who I would like to thank for their continued effort to support me without knocking me down or snubbing me off.

First I would like to thank two people who have been there to give me the support to continue to use the creativity that is obviously hidden inside of me. One of these two who I would love to refer to as the dynamic duo makes me think out of the box. Makes me push myself to the limits so I just may fall off the cliff creatively. Has put me in a place where I have released the modern side of the otherwise traditional personality that mostly shows when I design. Scott Hansen & Jake Finch from Generation Q Magazine are my dynamic duo who I will treasure as being there for me when I really did need them. Treat me with respect and just plan showed me and told me to forge ahead. This I have done and the outcome has been quite positive. I teach more I have had designs accepted more and now have more to come for the future. Thank you so much for all you both do for me. I only hope I can work with you one day on the magazine or on a project one day as I think we all would work well with one another.

Pat Sloan, how can I describe this perfectly creative professional, kind hearted, busy and ever contributing person. She in an instant without fail has always answered and email, a private message, or a question on a post. How this lady stays so busy. I swear if she sleeps it isn't for very long. She has a radio show, travels everywhere to teach and is very generous. Answers questions or concerns without fail. I am honored to have taken one of her classes. She is an excellent teacher. Always tries to make you go outside the box with color combination or with fabric designs. You would be surprised what looks good together. Thank you Pat for all your help and advice.

The talent of this next teacher, quilter, designer is amazing. Her teaching methods are awesome. Never leaves anyone behind. Not sure if it is her go to line " Does this help or Do you understand" and if you don't when there is a break or at the end of the class she is more than happy to help answer the questions you have. Her smile and personality brightens up a quilt show like fire. Thank to Kim Brunner for your kind hearted personality, especially when I was telling you about my new longarm and for showing interest when I shared my exciting news.

Last but not in anyway least is a man who when I listen and watch his videos I seem to connect very well with him. His teaching style is quite balanced and  is incredibly calming.  I am so exited to say I signed up to take one of his classes this year at International Quilt Festival in Houston. I am super thrilled to get hands on education from him. I am only describing Jamie Wallen.
The one person who viewed my new video series and gave me a fabulous description. I would have totally thought I need to delete it and redo. Obviously I did something right because his description of what he thought was "
Fantastic, watched it. Good audio AND video great job." Thank you for being so kind. I look forward to meeting you in Houston in October...
So with all of that said I guess I may have place a bright light bulb around these folks but honestly I want to thank then from my heart for being so kind and supportive...
I do hope you all have a wonderful day. As always Sew It Quilt It Love from Sally's Quilting Corner.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Time To Create The Quilts

Morning Quilters,

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in making blocks for the quilts we will be constructing with the blocks everyone has made. A huge kudos to Northcott Fabric for donating the fabric. I can hardly wait to go to Quilt Market in Houston this fall to give a special thank you to them for their continued generosity. Stay tuned for pictures of all the blocks everyone has made and for a quilt that I have been working on to construct.

All of these quilts will be going to Veterans or their family who have PTSD or have a loved one lost from this disorder. Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center has been most helpful in helping locate those in need. This project which has been very well received by so many that I can hardly wait to share with everyone the finished quilts...

So with that said I am seeking assistance from anyone who wishes to take a patriotic panel and blocks plus coordinating fabric and piece a top and message me via email or private message on Facebook with a photo of yourself with the finished top. This will go along way to sharing how many individuals actually got involved in the creation of these quilts.

If you are interested please contact me so I can get the blocks together and extra material for you to construct a top. All quilts will me mailed with a plastic bag and priority envelope postage paid for you to return to me.

As we near the end of this project, I would like to mention some of the guidelines that need to met for these quilts.
          A) If you have blocks you have been working on please send them back. If you can't make them, this is ok life gets in the way. Just send the material back so I can make blocks or use material to construct tops.
          B) When making the tops please remember the deadline are very important because
I need to put these on the frame to quilt and then bind so that I can have these completed by Veteran's Day to be passed out to those individuals in need.
          Thank you for all your hard work... I am proud to have worked with all of you in this project.

This quilt has the panel in it that we will be using from Northcott Fabric. The quilt in this photo hung at Quilt Market in Houston last October in the Northcott Booth. The idea I am thinking about is the blocks made we could implement with the panel and coordinating fabrics. Size isn't an issue. If you can get a large lap quilt out of this than that works for me. So lets see who can help me out...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Good Morning Quilters:
What's on the machine this holiday weekend. Are you going to a cookout and getting together with family and friends? Are you going to get some very needed UFO's off the shelf?
I am happy to say I am taking a few days off to enjoy family and friends this weekend. Going to go beach it, BBQ and enjoy some good food, fun times and good friends.
From my family to yours stay safe enjoy your 4th of July holiday.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Last night I was able to work on tension and do some practice long arming on my new/used Nolting Hobby Quilter 16 aka "Miss Violet". She is a stunning beauty and I am thrilled to finally get going on working with her... The video my husband mad that I posted on my quilting page on Facebook, makes me look very tense however I am incredibly calm and relaxed. So I will be doing a weekly video on my quilting page on Facebook called #whatsontheframetodaysally click Sally's Quilting Corner Sew It Quilt It Love It!  to view my first of many videos and stay tuned for weekly videos. Feel free to make comments or suggestions. I feel we all learn from those who are more experienced.
Thanks for visiting and Sew It Quilt It Love It!!! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Quilting We Will GO!!!

Good Morning Quilters!

I am happy to announce that I will be offering classes beginning in September. I have a variety of classes to offer for beginners up to advanced quilters. Learn fun easy projects with ton of different techniques. If you are interested in learning fun projects with easy techniques that won't intimidate you, let me know. I want to hear from you. If there is something on the list that I am not offering and you want a class with your group, let me know. We can arrange a class around a that technique. Stay tuned!! for pictures of samples I will be posting of some of the techniques I can teach you.

And here's one better my quilt peeps, I am researching the opportunity to hold a weekend quilt retreat. So of my quilt peeps here I'd like to see who is interested. Simply reply to me what time of year you would like to play, or maybe you want to meet more than once a year, and if I found a hotel that provided continental breakfast would that be help. I'm searching two or three hotels that would be a decent price, great lighting, and that would be spacious so that people who have larger projects to work on can spread out. How about an area special for technique learning. Would you like to have the room to bring snacks? How about An area to layer your quilts for those Free Motion Quilting on their domestic machines. I would also like to know if learning a technique and if raffles interest you. Who doesn't like learning a new technique or winning goodies. Free is always good!!! If you are interested please comment with time of year and special interests you might like to learn. I would like to open this to anyone who is serious about joining in on the fun. I also can arrange for to have a nice dinner at a local restaurant that maybe can be built into the price of the cost of the weekend. Would that interest you... Share your interest...Please let me know. Who wouldn't want to visit the Cape in the Spring, Summer or Fall...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Veteran Block Drive

Good Morning Quilters,

 I want to share with you all the block for May. We are well on our way to getting quilt tops put together. You all have done such a wonderful job with the blocks you have made so far. Blocks for March and April are due and if you have participated in the block drive and have blocks sending them would be greatly appreciated. I would love to put the blocks you have into a quilt. So if you have these two months worth of blocks please send my way. If you have a problem or questions you know how to get in touch with me. Northcott Fabric was gracious and sent an entire bolt of fabric for the backing of these quilts.

These are blocks from Laurie one of the quilters who have made these fantastic blocks.

I am gearing up to release May's Block and I hope you all join me in making these blocks.
This coming month the block is smaller and is a we bit of a challenge. Like I haven't done that to you all before. 
This coming month is two blocks you choose which one you would like to make. The soldier is going to be put with other blocks that have been made and the second block is called
 Drunkards Path and will be used to make stripes for a flag. Let me know if you want to join in on the fun and which block you wish to make.

 I am looking for 60 of them in total. I will be providing like always the fabric to make these blocks and the directions I promise I will make the direction more detailed. Cross my heart and hope to well you know what I mean!

So with this month's block since there is more blocks we have longer to do them. I think this could be for the month of May and June. Blocks will be due end of June.

If you want to participate with May and Junes block please connect with me via Facebook or message me on my business page at Sally's Quilting Corner Sew It Quilt It Love It .