Monday, January 16, 2017

We have a Winner!

We have a winner of the Aurifil Enchanted small collection!

Congratulations Gayla Harpel of Washington, you are our winner.  We'll contact you as soon as possible and arrange for delivery of these gorgeous threads.

Didn't win? No worries! You can get your own box of these beautiful threads Here 

Happy Sewing! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Beautiful Aurifil! AND a Giveaway!

You might see a familiar face over on Fat Quarter Shop's facebook page and Instagram today. :) I get to gush about my favorite Aurifil color.....   which one?  Well, you'll have to go to their site to find out! :)

Click HERE

I love Aurifil threads. They are 100% cotton, made in Italy, and you can get them from 12wt to 80wt!    
And the colors are so beautiful.


Aurfil has put together a beautiful special collection to coordinate with my 
new fabric line coming out, Enchanted!

Look at those gorgeous colors!!!

The large collection has 12 large spools

And the small collection has 10 small spools

And we are going to give away a small collection to one lucky winner!!!!
There are three ways to enter.

1. Leave a comment here after this blog post.
2. Find our Instagram Post and leave a comment (sashgal)
3. Comment on my shared Facebook post

All entries must be received by Saturday, January 14th, Midnight, PST. 

We'll announce the winner on Monday, January 16th, 2017.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Love of Quilting

Quilt sighting!! The Sept/Oct issue of Fons and Porters, Love of Quilting magazine, is now on the newsstand. Look for my String Me Along quilt in the magazine which will also be taught on the upcoming 2800 series on the Love of Quilting TV show due to run the next two weekends in my area. Check your local listings. Such a fun quilt to make -- get those scraps ready!!  #sashgal #fonsandporter #quilts #scrapquilts  #sewingproject

From the set :)

According to the TV Guide Website my episodes for "Love of Quilting" will air on or around
August 21st and 28th, but check your local listings.
You want to look for the "Shattered Dresden" and "String Me Along" episodes.

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Star is Born!

A Star is Born, not really, but what fun it was to work on the set of the 
PBS show "Love of Quilting"

I was contacted by Fons and Porter sand asked to fly out to Iowa to teach on the PBS TV show, Love of Quilting. It was an honor to be able to do this and it wasn’t even on my bucket list! So, why not? Sounded like fun until you walked into the studio and felt completely overwhelmed. What made me think I could do this?? So you had to fake it till you made it for sure!!

First you started out in hair and make-up…What? Wow, that was pretty fun. Afterwards  you had a meeting with the producer and you set out your set -ups. What are set ups, you ask? They are all the items you pre made to show on the show that will give the viewer the visual to help them see the process of making your block/quilt/ project, etc.. All that was done a few weeks before I left and hand carried in a them foam-board folder I made to keep the pieces flat and pristine. No wrinkles allowed!!

After the meeting and you and she agreed on what steps to show and what visuals to use you then meet with the entire film crew…. About 10 of them. Who knew shooting a show was so time consuming and used so many talented people?  It was a real learning experience and ended up being extremely fun. Once I got into it I seemed to go pretty smoothly. Patrick Lose was wonderful to work with. He had lots of patience and great communication and he made me feel really at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed my time.

So look for the 2800 series this month on your local PBS station I will be teaching the String Me Along quilt and the Shattered Dresden. Both will appear in the Love of Quilting magazines  July/August for Shattered Dresden and Sept/Oct for String Me Along.  So exciting!!!