Blog Hop Day Five

We are having fun on the Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints Blog Hop! It’s time to welcome Sally Schneider, scrap quilting legend! The blog hop is hosted by Inspired by Fabric Blog. Each designer is using my Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints fabric collection and sharing a block tutorial showing their block in two colorways. There are prizes at every stop (drawings will be next week) so join the fun. The complete schedule is at the end of this post.

Sally Schneider is a distinguished guest on this blog hop for many reasons, mainly because she retired last year and I begged her out of retirement to join the blog hop.

I  really wanted Sally to participate because she is one of my longest quilting friends. We met in Hawaii in 1987 in a Katie Pasquini workshop. I went on to take quilting classes from Sally at her dining room table where she taught me how to use a rotary cutter. We carpooled to the Hawaii Quilters Guild meetings and when she wrote her first book, Scrap Happy, I provided what she calls “persistent encouragement”. Later, when she was an acquisitions editor at That Patchwork Place/Martingale & Co she helped get my first book, Kids Can Quilt, published. Eventually we wrote a book together, Traditional Quilts with Painless Borders.

Sally Schneider and Barb - it's been 20 years since we wrote that book!

Sally Schneider and Barb – it’s been 20 years since we wrote that book!

But my favorite thing about Sally, and it’s hard to choose just one, is that when I was pregnant with my second child she’d shop for quilting fabric in the maternity clothes I’d made for myself. There was one particular turquoise and purple print dress that I gave her all the scraps which she put in nearly every quilt in one of her books! I was flattered and rewarded her by naming my baby after her!

For years Sally traveled the country teaching her scrap quilting methods and now she travels and camps  for pleasure which you may notice based on the posts on her blog. Today she is going to show you how to make one of her all time favorite blocks. And it’s more than a block tutorial, you’re going to get darn near a whole class from Sally! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Sally Schneider. Hop on!

Tomorrow stop in and read a bit about our final designer, Theresa Ward. Thanks for hopping with us!

Here are the links to the other stops just in case you need them!

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction

Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider

Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts