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Delicate Stitchers Newsletter President: Mary Hofhine 259-5802 Historian: Cyndy Peters 423-366-1778 Vice President Elect: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Librarian: Shauna Dickerson 259-0906 Secretary: Bonnie Crysdale 259-0246 Friendship: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Treasurer: Murine Gray 259-5514 Newsletter: Peggy Harty 259-4270 Lesson Committee: Marian Eason (Chair), Lou Gostlin, Pat Garlett, Darleen Nelson, Monica Scowbo, Peggy Harty, Mary Hofhine

April 2013

Important Dates Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 9th 2013 Program for night includes: Book Review: Folded Log Cabin - Tommye Paddock Color of the month: Blue – Darleen Nelson Lesson: English paper piecing – Peggy Harty (Bring Needle and Thread!) BRING: 2 strips of fabric to each meeting for a strip drawing. Once members have a strip stash, we’ll have a “Jellyroll race” at one of our UFO sew days.

April 20: - UFO Workshop at Grand Center - Kathy Hurst Apple Core Class Museum of Moab Quilt Show – May and June... Theme – “Name that Tune.” HMQS – May 9-11 South Towne Expo Center Oct. 8-10th Quilt Fest –Zermatt Hotel in Midway. Sept. 17 – Deadline for quilt entries for Quilt Fest.

Calendars or day planners so you can put the dates of all our meetings and functions for the year, your show and tell, and your name tags. Be thinking about possible quilts to feature each month...

Meeting Minutes March 12, 2013 Delicate Stitchers March meeting was held at the Grand Center. Social time began at 6:30, Mary called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 32 people present. Lou presented the book report on several of Karen McTavish’s longarm quilting books. Karen designed a particular method of quilting called McTavishing. Lou also gave a demonstration on color wheels and how they work; the wheels were given to all members who have paid their dues. The lesson on color of the month was presented by Mary. The color for this month is yellow. Mary said it is the most cheerful color of the spectrum, is warm, and tends to make one feel creative. Jolly gave a lesson on the Modern Quilt Movement. It is on the internet, and is an addition Continued on next page... 1

TIME TO FINISH UP UFO’S AND THE CHALLENGE QUILT “Name that tune.” Quilts are due in April to hang at the Museum of Moab for the months of May and June. Quilts should have a perimeter of no more than 120” Bring required paperwork to the meeting.

The only place where housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary.

to traditional quilting, not meant to replace it. She said there is a sense of joy and freedom about quilting. You make them for friends, family or yourself, and they don’t have to be artistic pictures. Free yourself. The modern quilt movement generally uses solid backgrounds and neutral colors. Jolly likes the book Quilting Modern by Angela Walters. There was a discussion of the quilt show. It was mostly good reviews, one of the better shows we have had. We received $503 in donations and $1692 on the raffle quilt, which is financially the best we’ve ever done.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


Marian mentioned the museum challenge; the entry forms are due at the April meeting, and the quilts will hang in the museum in May and June. The theme is “Name That Tune”. Also, there will be an apple core workshop Saturday April 20, given by Kathy Hurst of Blanding—to be held at the Grand Center at 9 a.m. Also, Mahnaz, the lady from Iran, will be offering a workshop Saturday May 18, also at the Grand Center. The UFO project that Carolyn was in charge of has been extended until May. Keep turning in your projects to Peggy , and feel good about finishing things up. Claudia will teach the bargello class June 15, Saturday, 9 a.m. She brought a supply list and yardage amounts. You need to have 2 sets of colors, lights to darks on both, 6 shades of each, for 12 colors total. Susan did a demonstration of the split 4-patch technique she learned on the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial. Show and Tell: Sondra showed 3 different quilts she made—a very nice black and white graphic wall hanging, a 9 patch lap quilt in blues, reds and greens, all made from Guatemalan fabrics, and a second one of the Guatemalan fabrics all squares of different colors. Marty showed two different baby hats she made using hand dyed yarns. Cyndi did her study-in-red block to use the different colors of the month. She also made her sister a Bali bag in bright colored batiks. Adrian showed the very nice bag she made in the quilt show class, in black white and red. She also showed a gorgeous shawl she made with the middle of it all yarn that she spun, and the outside glitzy yarn. Sandy made a cute little bag with diamonds on it. Laura made a quilt out of fabric strips, with a wide black binding. She also had another kids-in-crisis quilt in vertical stripes in soft pastels, with a bear on it, and one with a bunny on it in brighter colors, and a bright stripes quilt, and one with a John Deere center panel with several borders on it. Darla showed the bag she made in the quilt show class in burnt orange and tan—very nice. Tommye made another k-i-c quilt from an Eleanor Burns quilt in a day braid in a day yellow and purple lap kit. It looks like a French braid. Marian showed the reds she put together, and will make placemats out of them. Pat came into the computer age and has a machine called a Presto, which will allow her to receive emails, but not send them. Kim won the viewer’s choice prize at the quilt show with her Oh My Gosh quilt. Joyce Adair won the raffle quilt. We had the strip drawing, which Patty Larsen won. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary 2

(March 21 to April 20) Element: Fire Color: Red Spiritual: Persevere Physical: Hot/Active Emotional: Courageous Aries is the first sign in the astrological calendar, and lives life with confidence. A born leader, the Aries quilter will boldly go forth, with or without the rules — there are no mistakes in quilting, only design opportunities. There’s lots of energy and drive here, but not always attention to detail. You’ll have to work hard to keep up with Aries. Ruled by Mars, passionate RED is the colour for selfassured Aries. Constantly on the move, uncluttered space in the home is ideal for Aries, allowing the person to shine and be the focus in the room. Emotional and impulsive, red is hottest during the day, but becomes softer in the evening, which is a nice contrast to the daily rush.

Kathy Schern - March 24th Gail Soloman – March 26th Sandy Freethey – April 1st Donna Lea Evans – April 6th Judy Kennedy – April 12th Bonnie Crysdale – April 15th Irma Richardson – April 16th Darla Patterson – April 18th Marion Holyoak – April 20th RIP

BLOG! Show and Tell is up to date on our blog. Cyndy is going to be adding our pictures each month. I’ve also found a way to publish the newsletters online. I suggest that you enter your email on our blog so you will be alerted in an email anytime we update the blog.


9 More of 67 Quick Tips for Quilters 1.

Maintain your machine - there's nothing more frustrating than a breakdown when you're in the middle of sewing. The quickest job is to keep the bobbin case clean from lint - a quick brush and you're right to continue.

Reason 27: I might start up my own fabric shop and I’ll need a starter inventory.


If you want to show off special quilting threads, such as multi-colored or metallic ones, increase your stitch length slightly to leave more thread on the top of your quilt.

Reason 26: It’s the only remotely artistic thing I’ve done.


When you begin a machine-quilting session, warm up on a practice piece first, before you start on your quilt.

Reason 25: If all else fails you can use it for cleaning rags. “You’ve got to be kidding. – Better to start quilting than start cleaning!”


Make sure you mark your quilting pattern clearly on the quilt top, so you have a good idea of where you are going when you are actually quilting it. This will lead to fewer mistakes, and less unpicking.

Reason 24: Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband) made me do it.


Draw these quilting designs in the order you will stitch them also, as this too will help make your quilting smoother and more trouble-free.


Select a light to medium density wadding for quilts that are to be hand quilted, as high density waddings often won't compress enough for you to make small enough quilting stitches.


Wool wadding is a good choice for hand quilting, as the lanolin in the wool helps the needle slide through more easily.


Prewash your fabrics to remove any sizing or excess dye, and prevent any shrinkage later that could damage the look of your finished quilt.


When sewing by hand, if your thread tends to kink, you may be rolling the needle. The easiest way to prevent this is to rotate the needle every few stitches to 'unwind' the thread as you go.

Reason 28: To keep the bed from falling down; we all know that most quilters store part of their fabric under the bed.

Reason 23: The devil made me do it. Reason 22: It’s much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than with carpet and you can change the look more often. Reason 21: A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to spend in the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps. Reason 20: It won’t break. Reason 19: It’s prettier than salt and pepper shakers.

Reason 18: Because it’s there!

You can always make a little springtime happen in your sew-ing room by making a lovely flower block with the “Save The Boo Bees” pink challenge fabric. There are 3 dif-ferent beautiful pink Moda batiks guaranteed to warm your heart and melt the icicles off of the roof. Pink chubby eighth’s are now available from area reps or contact me and I will mail one to you. Valerie Burton,, 801-451-6467.


Southern Nut Pie (Grape Nuts) Submitted by Laura Senter Served at Quilt Show 2013

Here’s What’s Cookin’

½ cup Grape-nuts cereal ½ cup warm water 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 cup dark corn syrup ½ cup butter 1/8 tsp. salt 3 eggs lightly beaten ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 tsp. vanilla 1 unbaked 9” pie shell

Smokey White Bean Chicken Chili Submitted by Mary Hoffhine – Served at Quilt Show 2013

4 slices bacon, chopped 1 whole large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 whole rotisserie chicken, shredded or diced 1 teaspoon smoky paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon onion power or granulated onion ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder – or to taste 6 cups chicken stock or broth, I use the juices from the chicken in the bag Mix cereal with warm water, let stand until water is absorbed. Meanwhile, combine sugar, syrup, butter, and salt. to make the broth Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. 1 large can (28 oz) roasted diced tomatoes Add nuts. Add small amount to eggs, beating well. 4 cans (14.4 oz size) white beans Then add rest of eggs and vanilla. 2 cans diced green chilies Pour into a pie shell. Bake 375° for 45-50 minutes or until Salt and pepper to taste filling is puffed across top. ½ cups grated cheese for topping Garnish with pecans the last 10 minutes of cooking 1/3 cups chopped cilantro for topping Cool before serving. In a hot dutch oven cook bacon for about 3 minutes Add the onion and garlic to the bacon, lower the heat to med low and cover pot Cook, stirring as needed until the onions are translucent and just starting to caramelize.. this takes about 30 minutes. Add the chicken and smoky paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and chipotle to the pot and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes covered so that the chicken gets infused with the aromatics and the spices.

Just for fun... I googled recipe for a quilt... Here is a great link called, “Recipe for a quilt fabric palette.” Goes well with our color theme this year.

This is where you can put all the ingredients into the Crockpot . Or Stir in the chickens stock, diced tomatoes, white beans, and green chilies. Add salt and pepper to taste, bring to a slow boil and cook uncovered stirring as needed until the liquid has reduced to your level +- of preference. NOTE: one can of white beans can be reserved, pureed or well mashed and then added to chili for thickening at the same time you add the beans.

Pink Salad submitted also by Mary Hofhine – Served at Quilt Show 2013 can of cherry pie filling 21 oz can of crushed pineapple 21 oz can of eagle brand sweetened condensed milk tub of cool whip 9 oz 1 cup pecans mix cherry pie filling, pineapple, nuts and milk, - fold in coolwhip - refrigerate for at least 4 hours.


April 2013  

Moab Quilt Guild Newsletter with minutes, important dates, recipes etc.