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Delicate Stitchers Newsletter President: Peggy Harty 259-4270 Historian: Sandy Davey 259-7533 Vice President Elect: Mary Hofhine 259-5802 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

December 2012

Important Dates

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 11th Program for night includes:

7th Annual Quilt Retreat in Cedar City – Jan. 30th – Feb. 2nd

12th Star Block: Darleen Nelson CHRISTMAS PARTY 6:00 APPETIZER POTLUCK AND GIFT EXCHANGE BRING: 2 STRIPS OF “RANDOM” FABRIC... FOR A STRIP GIVE AWAY, and a “quilty” gift to exchange ($15.00-$20.00 limit) Bring your show and tell, your Block of the Month, and your name tags.

Meeting Minutes November 13, 2012 Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild November meeting was called to order by President Peggy Harty at 7 p.m. There were 24 people present, including a few guests. Cyndi has a new knee. Carol Unruh is finished with chemo, but has a ruptured disc. Shauna has terrible vertigo. Peggy introduced the slate of officers for next year. Mary will be the new president, Lou is the president elect, Bonnie is secretary, and Murine will be treasurer. Shauna will retain the library position, Cyndi will be historian, Peggy will continue the newsletter, and Lou will continue the friendship committee. Marian will continue to be chair of the lesson committee. If anyone would like to be on the committee, please call Marian. Bonnie mentioned a fabric study that her niece has done for her guild in Heber. The results were quite interesting, and we will try to get her down here in the spring to present it to our guild. Carolyn said she will host a UFO party in January. She passed around a sheet with names to check off, and to clarify what you have done. You get points for finishing things, which gives you more chances to win prizes. A raffle quilt for next year was discussed. Meg Bigler donated an Irish Chain that could possibly be used. Kay Osteen presented the star block: Star of the Magi. It has lots of pieces, and is a complicated block. She suggests you label your flat head pins A, B, C, D etc. to keep track of the different pieces in the block. Continued on next page... 1

Join us for loads of fun, friendship, learning, prizes and the peace of piecing! At the Crystal Inn in Cedar City Registration $15 for 4 days of activities. Class fees separate and vary. Check the website or call Judy Rockwell at 435-867-0676. Delicate Stitchers Quilt Show at the Grand Center – March 9th and 10th

HMQS – May 9-11 South Towne Expo Center TIME TO FINISH UP UFO’S AND GET READY FOR OUR QUILT SHOW IN MARCH 2013.....Gather up and borrow back those beautiful quilts you’ve given away.. Finish up the challenge quilts that didn’t make it to the first deadline... And be thinking about your next challenge quilt... “Name that tune.” I know someone who is already collecting fabric for her musical quilt.

**Also Carolyn Webb will be having the second half of her UFO club get together in January.

Darleen showed her star block from last month. She will teach the 12 th star block at our Christmas party next month.

Your Quilting Horoscope by Pauline Rogers

Bonnie gave a lesson on creating your perfect quilting studio. There are handouts for anyone interested, and if you are planning a quilt studio, she suggests you get a copy of the book “Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space”. It was suggested that we get a copy of the book for our library, since we have some money to spend. For our upcoming quilt show, Susan showed ideas from Keri at Hi Fashion for classes to teach. It was decided not to have these classes, as they are expensive. We will have two classes from the ladies in New Mexico—a bag, and a 3-D wall hanging. They are half day classes, and cost about $30 each. Murine said there is a quilt show meeting this Friday at It’s Sew Moab. There is a need for kids-in-crisis quilts again. Someone suggested we sell tickets on our raffle quilt at Village Market in February, or the first weekend of March. We will be selling at the craft fair Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and again at City Market on December 8. Lou reported that the quilt retreat was a fun weekend, and we got a lot done. Our Christmas party will be held at the Grand Center next month at 6 p.m. Bonnie, Murine, and Kathy will bring dessert, Mary will bring drinks, and Lou will provide setup (silverware, etc). Everyone else should bring some kind of an appetizer to share. Bring a wrapped quilting related gift to exchange. Also, bring 2 – 2 ½” strips of fabric, in random colors, not Christmas fabric. Show and Tell: Carolyn showed a strip twist quilt. She won the strips. Peggy made one also, and they shared the strips. It takes a jelly roll. Betty made a table runner in batiks. It is dark pink and purple batiks, and is very nice. Jolly made a neat modern Dresden Plate. She won a judges choice on it, and it was in one of the traveling exhibits at the Houston show. She also made lots of pillows, which she has quilted all of them herself, and they are all wonderful. She also made a great purse. She suggests we Google the modern quilt guild, or modern quilt blocks to see lots of neat ideas. Marian showed two kids-in-crisis quilt tops she made at the retreat, a pink one and a teddy bear. Our theme this month for show and tell is Christmas/fall, so Marian showed her red and green cardinal wall hanging that she hand quilted. She also made a jelly roll race this weekend, a small one. She is making Jane Sleight a goat coat, since Jane owns goats. She is using a sweatshirt foundation, and it’s very cute . Lou showed a fall quilt—a large queen—a very nice trip around the world, that will be given to her son’s in-laws. Then she had another fall quilt—a goose on the loose, and she also made one of the jelly roll quilts, and put borders on it. She also had two mystery quilts—Tommye’s with flowers and a white background, and her own in blues, golds and off whites. Mary had the same Christmas wall quilt that Marian showed, but in different fabrics. She also showed a Christmas wreath of her granddaughter’s handprints, and she showed her mystery quilt in fall colors—golds, flowers and rusty red. Peggy also made a jelly roll race using scrappy fabrics—fun. Her mystery quilt was in brown and beige batiks. She also showed her monthly free motion quilting block that she’s been doing through an online program. Bonnie showed a flannel plaid queen size quilt top she made this weekend at the retreat. It is a UFO. Gail is working on socks, she’s continued almost finished. pg. 3 Shauna made a very scrappy quilt with white borders, which Lou meander quilted for her. She also had a pumpkin wall hanging. The pumpkin came from Debbie Hughes. 2

Marcus LaFrance – Nov. 25th Sandy Davey – Dec. 8th Patty Walker – Dec. 14th Susan Shenton – Dec. 18 Sagittarius – November 23 to December 21 Sagittarius love challenges of all kinds and will pick the most difficult quilt design to pursue. Ever optimistic they will not be deterred by complex patterns even as beginners. Their ability to tackle complicated projects with ease sometimes leads them to be tactless when faced with what they view as a simple project. However, people tend to admire Sagittarius and thus forgive their indiscretions. As it is extremely important to a Sagittarius to complete everything they start, the only unfinished project they will have is the one they are currently working on. They prefer to quilt with friends and family as a shared activity rather than as a solitary pastime.

Happy Birthday to Capricorn Bruni who has a December Birthday.

Bruni Mason – December 23

BLOG! There are some new pictures on our blog. I think I’ve also figured out a way to publish the newsletters online. Recipes... Monica wants to publish a book with our favorite recipes from our retreats and potlucks... Keep those favorite recipes coming.

It has Shauna’s ubiquitous plaids on the back. She took a dyeing class in St. George, and showed some neat flower samples she made in the class. She also had 3 k-i-c quilts—one a flowers with leaves and plaids, one scrappy with kids prints, and one scrappy done in all pinks. Kathy finished a UFO of pumpkins, a wall hanging in yellow and orange. She also made a jelly roll baby quilt for a boy. Sue has been making doll quilts and matching pillows for the craft fair. She had about 5 or 6 of them, all very cute. Susan showed a red, white and blue split 9-patch with cherries on it. Murine showed her mystery quilt, which she made for a baby in blue camouflage fabric. She also made a green jelly roll race and will add a border to it. She made red and green place mats from scraps of crazy 8 star toppers, and she made 10 napkins in the half round Christmas pattern. Monica made her mystery quilt top in reds and tan, with stars on the top and bottom.

Thank you Sue Allemand for these

Ponderisms I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead. Life is sexually transmitted. Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

Sue is making comfort pillows for hospice, in the form of neck rolls and bone shapes. She needs scraps of flannel, if anyone has any.

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it Normal.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out'?

6 More of 67 Quick Tips for Quilters 1.

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Quilting can be good exercise too! Keep your ironing board well away from your machine and get in the habit of getting up to press every seam as you sew.

Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway? If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?




If you are a new quilter take the time to learn good practices and techniques, and once you have the basics right, your skills will naturally develop.

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

Make your quilt rod / hanging sleeve from a patchwork of all the fabric used in your quilt. Then, if you need to repair anything on the quilt top later, you will have a selection of the right fabrics to use.

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?


When doing stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting, stitch as close to the seam as possible, so that your quilting stitch remains largely invisible.


To make it easier to maneuver your quilt when Machine Quilting, fold the bulk of the quilt into accordion pleats and clip together with large pegs or bulldog clips.


Speaking from experience...Choose the quilting design that will look the best on your quilt without worrying too much about how long it will take, (or how much it may be to have it done professionally). After all the work you have put in to sewing the top, it will be a long-term source of regret if you short-change yourself on the actual quilting and it never looks as good as it could have.

Reason 49: Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and my quilting books... and my time! Reason 48: Ophthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eye glasses industry. Reason 47: Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply their skills. Reason 46: Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.

Reason 45: Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric employed, thus supporting the national economy in yet another way. 3

Here’s What’s Cookin’ From The Beeline Newsletter

Sweet Sour Franks submitted by Bonnie Crysdale Drain one 20 oz. can of pineapple tidbits. Save the syrup. Slice 1 pound hot dogs. In skillet, melt 2-3 Tablespoons butter, add one large green pepper cut in pieces, and ½ onion diced. Cook over low heat 5 minutes. Dissolve 1 beef bouillon cube in ½ cup hot water. Add 1 ½ Tablespoons cornstarch, 1 ½ Tablespoons brown sugar, pineapple syrup, 2 Tablespoons vinegar, 1 ½ Tablespoons soy sauce.

Coming soon!!!! Three beautiful pink batiks that will be just right for making flowers that will delight our “BOO BEES.” Available in January. Valerie Burton,, 801-4516467.

Rice Pudding Submitted by Lou Gostlin 1 qt. milk ¼ cup raw long grain rice ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 300°. Mix milk, rice, sugar and salt in a 6 quart buttered casserole and bake for 2 hours, stirring every half hour. If the raisins are not very soft and fresh, let them stand in water to cover while the pudding bakes. Drain and add to pudding. Add the vanilla and nutmeg, mixing carefully. Bake pudding without stirring ½ hour longer. Serve warm or cold.

Membership Update By Paula Dalby The Utah Quilt Guild has changed the term of membership so that all memberships now expire on March 31. Part of the reason for doing this was so that we could provide more durable membership cards that members do not have to print out themselves. Beginning in March of 2013, you will receive your UQG Membership card in the postal mail. You will no longer have to print it and it should last full year in your wallet. Carry your card with you and get discounts at local merchants—one of the many benefits of membership. Please plan to send your renewal no later than March 1 so you can get your new card before your old one expires and so that you can save the guild the high postage rate. Should you have any questions about your membership, the new cards, or anything else related to membership, feel free to contact me at any time.

In case you are expecting guests for the holidays... Oh darn guess you should have started preparing this in June! So start now and you’ll be ready for your summer reunion! :) Elephant Stew Submitted by Lou Gostlin

 Behind every quilter … is a huge pile of fabric 

1 medium elephant Cut elephant into small cubes. This should take about 2 months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over kerosene fire at 465° for about 4 weeks. This will serve 3800 people. If more are expected, two rabbits may be added. But do this only if necessary as most people do not like hare in their stew.



½ cup raisins 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. nutmeg

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