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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

Happy New Year!

January 2013

Important Dates

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 8th 2013 “A Year of Color”

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

Program for night includes: Book Review: Marian Eason – Color and Design Lesson: Mary Hofhine – Paper piecing BRING: your 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. FOR SHOW AND TELL BRING ANY GREAT QUILTING STUFF YOU GOT FROM SANTA AND OTHER LOVED ONES...

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

Meeting Minutes December 11, 2012 Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild December meeting was held in the big room of the Grand Center, where we had our Christmas party. We ate dinner at 6:20 p.m., and then President Peggy Harty called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. There were 21 people present. Darleen presented the last of the block of the month—a Martha Washington Star, using a quick and easy block tool. She showed a 9 block quilt she made, using the M.W. the quilt as one of the blocks. Old Business: On raffle sales, we have made $627 so far, and still have the guild sales and the quilt show monies to come in. The quilt show meeting will be this Friday at Crystal’s shop. Peggy met with the girl scout leaders, and the ball is in their court as to what they want to plan for the quilt show. For classes being offered, Murine showed a bag that Gail Aspermonte will teach—a grab and go bag by Cotton Way. It will be on display at Crystal’s shop. There is also a table runner with pleated petals. The cost will be about $30 per class, and each is a half day class. Carolyn will plan the other UFO party in January. New business: The Grand Junction guild is having a retreat Jan. 23-25 at the Moab Valley Inn. They are doing a demo on the 24th at 1:30, and asked if we could do a short trunk show for them. It was suggested we take our raffle quilt over and see if we can sell some tickets, as well as have the trunk show. Continued on next page... 1

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.

For 2013 Marian and her committee have lots of the program planned. It will be the year of color, and she has signup sheets for book reports, and lessons, starting with the color wheel. Peggy said we are ordering the color book. Peggy gave a recognition award to Laura Senter—for all the kids-incrisis work she has done. She received a certificate and a plant.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


We did a drawing for all the strips that everyone brought, and Marian won. Mary gave the President’s blocks to Peggy, all wrapped in the extra fabric she had. They are all Bear’s Paw blocks, and she received 24 of them, with more to come. Show and Tell: Sandy had a calendar called The Men Behind the Quilts—pretty cute. Marian showed her chickadee paper pieced name tag. Patti made a new lap quilt, nice, Ohio Star blocks, and Bonnie quilted it. She also had a small red, white and blue wall quilt she quilted herself. Darleen showed an 8 pointed star, made from 8 different African fabrics, that she is giving to her daughter. Darla made a nice tree skirt for her daughter in reds and creams. Tommye made zillions of tiny folded blocks, put together in a 9 block wall hanging—very nice! Crystal made a new bed quilt, which Tommye quilted, and she also has a new bed ruffle to go with it. Gail showed a knitted shawl in soft green and gold baby alpaca and silk. Laura made a new quilt in pink, teal and flowered print for the hospice project that Cory is working on. She quilted it herself. She originally bought the fabric from Lou back in ’96 for a stack ‘n whack, and decided she better use it. Mary showed the quilt she made for her daughter’s wedding, which was almost a year ago—never say we don’t eventually finish things! It’s a thoroughly modern Dresden in batiks of blues, teals and off whites. Bonnie made pajama bottoms for all the girls in her family. She is also making a ton of the Christmas tree napkins. Judi finished a make and take table runner for Christmas, and a second longer one in black and white Christmas fabric that she got in Taos. Very nice. There is no change in Shauna’s vertigo and hearing loss. The guild sent her flowers, and please stop and see her if you get a chance.

(December 22-January 20) Element: Earth Color: Black, Dark Brown Spiritual: Loyalty Physical: Cool/Strong Emotional: Power Capricorns are one of the earth signs, and are loyal, focused and dedicated. As quilters, they are not flighty or quick to make decisions, and they probably won’t chat much about it, but their work is always successful because they commit to doing it, and doing it well. There’s not a lot of waste here, and it’s all high quality material. Mysterious INDIGO and deep DARK BLUES and BLACKS are the Capricorn colours. Seemingly cool and distant, Capricorns have great wells of affection once they have established a level of trust. Dark colours are a comfortable foil to their calm, traditional and conservative nature, and allows their personal successes to shine through.

Bruni Mason – December 23 Pat Marshall – January 4th Patti Jerrell – January 18th

We had a very fun gift exchange, which everyone participated in and had a lot of laughs. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary


News from Shauna: Marian posted a tutorial for tying machines by hand. That link is on our blogsite. Shauna reports that this is the same thing she has been doing with her simple quilts for a couple of years. She did a "tutorial" on her blog for it too. She calls it "tacking" and says it is a lot easier than hand tying. Here is her latest health report: “ I had an MRI on 12/20 and they found what is wrong with me. It is called "superficial siderosis." It is very rare, and is usually not found until autopsies. Usually, there are not red blood cells in the cerebral fluid. When, somehow, red blood cells show up there, it deposits iron where it shouldn't be. There are several symptoms, but the main one being hearing loss almost always, and "impairment of 2

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.

gait.” What I could only describe as vertigo is more like this symptom, impairment of walking. We go to the doctor Thursday (1/3) and start with whatever has to happen. Don't know what that will be, the doctor has only seen one other person with this. He was going to call around and consult. But Google said that hearing can be mostly restored, and that would help with the walking. We just have to know more. A return of my hearing is not guaranteed, but it can happen with treatment, I guess it depends on how much damage has been done.

As you my know we made over 70 stick ponies, 50 as a donation for the rodeo club and 20+ to sell at $25.00 each for RSVP. Then I found this special piece of fabric and made the "Pinto Bean" horse that was raffled at the gift fair on Saturday. It brought in $65.00 for RSVP. Thought you would like to meet some of them!

I desperately hope to be back to guild one day. Until then, I can still sew and use the computer. My husband is helping me a lot and is my window to the world. When I'm home alone, I can't hear the phone or door bell, but I put a sign on the door that says, come in and find me. Nothing like being in safe Moab to do something like that. - Shauna

10 More of 67 Quick Tips for Quilters 1.

For invisible machine appliqué, use the blind-hem stitch on your machine set at 20 stitches per inch and an open-toe appliqué foot.


Use small stitches and the correct thread tension when appliquéing, so as to not distort the shapes of smaller pieces.


It pays to practise your quilting stitches on a practice piece before you begin a new quilting session on your actual quilt.


Do not prewash your fabric when piecing miniature quilts, as the sizing in the fabric will help make it easier to piece.


Be careful to press seams that meet in opposite directions so as to reduce the bulkiness, and allow more accurate machine piecing.


Mark the edges of your clear plastic templates with a large permanent felt marker and this will help you see where to place them (and cut) your fabric.


When measuring a quilt for borders, take several measurements lengthwise and crosswise - especially going through the quilt centre. You will need to square up your quilt at this point so your borders will sit properly when they are joined.


If you press your pieced seams open, the block will be flatter and the points sharper, which makes it more easy to then match up your seams accurately.


Have several patterns put aside to do, and make sure you have enough fabric and threads to get started. Then, when you've finished one project, you have several more to choose from to get your next one under way! (Oh yah, I’ve got this one mastered!)

10. It is recommended that you use between 20-25 stitches per inch when sewing paper foundation piecing blocks, as this makes it easier to remove the paper later.


5 more REASONS TO BUY FABRIC Reason 44: Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms on light laundry days. Reason 43: I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance. Reason 42: It’s so pretty, and I’ll use it someday. Reason 41: It will go with some I bought last year. Reason 40: They get angry when you steal it.

Peggy did not get her newsletter this month. Maybe her membership has expired, or maybe UQG is also running behind! This is info included in last month’s newsletter. We will have new member forms at our next meeting if anyone wants to join.

Here’s What’s Cookin’ FORGOTTEN COOKIES Submitted by Laura Senter

From The Beeline Newsletter in December 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,, 801-451-6467.

Preheat oven to 350 2 egg whites (room Temp 1 cup nuts chopped 2/3 cup sugar pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup of coconut 1 cup cornflakes or Rice Crispies 1 cup chocolate Bits

Membership Update By Paula Dalby

Beat egg whites until foamy - Gradually add sugar & continue beating until stiff. Add salt & vanilla - continue beating until mixed. Put cereal, nuts, coconut & chocolate bits in a large bowl, mix together, add egg white mixture and mix together. Drop by heaping tsp on ungreased foil covered cookie sheets. Place cookies in oven on 2 racks staggered one above the other in middle part of oven. Do this quickly so as not to lose heat. Close oven, Turn OFF HEAT in oven. Leave cookies in CLOSED oven OVERNIGHT. DO NOT PEEK UNTIL MORNING Yields 2 dozen

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.

Swedish Cream Submitted by Tommye Paddock – Served at Christmas Potluck 2012 YUMMY! From All modified by Tommye Original recipe serves 6 – Tommye doubles the recipe to fit her Bundt pan which holds 4 cups. 1 cup heavy cream 3 TBS water ½ cup sugar 1envelope (.25 ounce) unflavored geletin

1 cup sour cream ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp almond extract 1 cup frozen lingonberries, thawed (or substitute mixed berries

Chocolate sauce to drizzle on plate or over berries... 1.

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Combine the cream, water, sugar, and gelatin in a saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until the gelatin has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly until thickened, about 10 minutes; it should be the consistency of beaten eggs. Fold in the sour cream, vanilla and almond. Pour into a mold, cover, and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours, preferable overnight. Loosen from mold by dipping into hot water. Invert onto a serving plate to unmold. Pour berries over top. *298 calories per serving

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January 2013