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
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 13th Program for night includes: Book Review: Susan Shenton Star Block: Kay Osteen Lesson: Setting Up Your Sewing Space – Bonnie Crysdale ELECTION OF OFFICERS BRING: Featured Quilt: Bring finished or unfinished Christmas Themed Quilts or other items and /or any handmade Christmas gift ideas. Bring your show and tell, your Block of the Month, and your name tags. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each Month at the Grand County Senior Center located at 182 North 500 West. We meet at 6:30 p.m. to socialize; Business begins at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Minutes October 9, 2012 Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild October meeting was called to order by Vice-President Mary Hofhine at 7 p.m. There were 18 people present. Mary introduced Cory Farnsworth, who came to talk about his Eagle Scout project of making quilts for Grand County Hospice. He is seeking donations of fabric, tops, yarn, volunteers, or finished quilts. He is hoping to have some quilt tying events at the Grand Center or Marc, and would like some of our guild members to teach people how to tie a quilt. He answered several questions from the guild members. Kathy Schern will collect donations for him. He also wants members to write down the time they spend doing the volunteer work. He would like to have the project wrapped up by the end of January.
Moab’s own Quilt Retreat – Nov. 9th, 10th, and 11th. We will have another exciting trunk show, mystery quilt, fun, games & food! Cost $25 – Lou is handing out details at the Dog and Cat Clinic or at Oct. meeting. She is also accepting door prizes for the event! Anybody have some extra doors laying around? SUU Art Quilt Exhibit – Sept. 27th – Nov. 10th 7th Annual Quilt Retreat in Cedar City – Jan. 30th – Feb. 2nd www.cedarchestquiltersguild.org
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.
Kay had eye surgery, and Shauna had a lumpectomy.
Murine gave the book review. She showed two books, the first was “Machine Quilting by Lynn Witsenberg. She said the book covers everything, and gives lots of instruction. She also mentioned Frixon pens to trace around templates with. The second book was 501 Quilting Motifs, which is the second of a set of all different designs by the editors of Quiltmaker Magazine. She said it is a wonderful resource. It was mentioned that you can Continued on next page...
**Also Carolyn Webb will be having the second half of her UFO club get together in January.
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Judi did the star block of the month, Indian Star from 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks. It is a fairly easy block, with a 4 patch center and flying geese on the outside. Mary presented the lesson—subbing for Carolyn. It was a wine glass lesson, with making coasters for wine glasses. It is easy to do, and fun to make. The featured quilt of the month was mystery quilts and how they are quilted. Claudia showed her big brown and turquoise one that Lou quilted. Bonnie showed the one from last year’s quilt retreat, and Marian showed hers from last year and the year before. The retreat is Nov. 9-11, the cost is $25, and meals and kitchen duty will be shared. Murine talked about the upcoming quilt show in March. Three vendors have paid. Carrie from Hi-Fashion would like to teach an all-day art class. She would supply dyes and threads. Susan said the quilt is lovely. Two people from Quilt It Ya Ya in New Mexico would also like to teach—one would do a bag, one a table runner. We have not had any official notice about the grant. We would also like to have a kids corner, and need someone to coordinate it—an extension of what was started a few years ago. Mary brought up a nomination committee to present a new slate of officers for next year. Murine, Tommye, Marian, and Peggy will be on it. The guild made a motion that the outgoing president should be chair of the nominating committee each year. The motion passed unanimously.
Darlene Nelson – Nov. 8th Laura Senter – Nov 8th Carol Unruh – Nov 9th Scorpio – October 24 to November 22 Being passionate Scorpios can be excellent quilters. When they rely on their natural intuition, they excel at choosing colour and pattern combinations. Sometimes their compulsive nature can cause problems, as they leave projects unfinished in their quest to have the latest and greatest. When they stick with a project they produce supreme work. They always must have the most up-tominute supplies or tools and tend to be jealous of others who may possess anything more recent. They have been known to sulk if they get frustrated in their aim to be unsurpassed. Nevertheless, their desire to have the best is what drives them to produce exceptional quality work. As they possess abundant energy they can do a large amount of quilting without even needing a break for a cuppa.
The raffle quilt is at Crystal’s. but not many tickets are being sold. We have a booth reserved at the craft fair in December, and a December date for City Market, and Mary will display it at the courthouse. Bonnie mentioned that Utah Quilt Fest will be next October back at the Zermatt in Midway. If interested, you should make reservations now. Show and Tell: Laura had a lovely, large log cabin quilt made from satins and velvets. It is the senior center raffle quilt, and she doesn’t know who made the first 6 blocks. Lou showed 2 baby quilts donated by Pat Ferguson for kids-incrisis. They are bright and cute. Tommye showed another k-i-c quilt she made from left over binding—all strips with stars on the fabrics. She also had a new folded log cabin that is done on a foundation, and it is stunning. Claudia had a cute Halloween quilt, lap size, that Lou quilted. Darleen showed her challenge quilt from the Utah State Fair. She called it Waterpolo Gold. It is a wall hanging, and must have half of the challenge/theme fabric visible on the front of the quilt. She also showed her star block from last month. Gail is knitting a silk scarf, and she showed that. Judy had another k-i-c quilt, all scrappy, and very cute. Bonnie showed still another k-i-c quilt with cowboy fabric, plus her VW quilt that she took all apart before and re-did it, and then entered it in the Utah Quilt Fest show. continued pg. 3 The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, 2
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1. Use different widths of masking tape to guide you in an easy way to quilt parallel lines without marking the quilt top. 2. Make sure you always use only cotton thread when stitching older fabrics because synthetic threads (even cotton-covered polyester) are likely to damage or cut the fabric. *editor’s note this seems to be an outdated idea... I’ve heard it’s OK to use other threads.
3. Better to buy more fabric than you think you need for a quilt, rather than too little, as this allows room for mistakes, shrinkage or making a sample block, and for building your stash. 4. Look around you - when designing patterns for your quilt, don't forget you can use everyday items to draw around. Plates, cups and saucers and even cookie cutters all make great templates.
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5. Always bring the bobbin thread to the top of the quilt before beginning to sew so you can avoid any tangling on the back. 6. Use a rotary cutter for the most accurate cutting, as this should help the accuracy of your piecing, and thus the overall appearance of your quilt.
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7. Purchase the largest rotary cutting mat you can afford and have room for. Also try and purchase one marked in inches, as many are now available for other craft purposes, and different markings on them may be confusing.
Reason 56: It’s raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun’s too hot, fall colors are inspiring you!)
8. If possible, lay your batting out flat somewhere for a couple of days to allow it to relax before you quilt it, so you don't get caught with wrinkles or creases.
Reason 55: Nobody told me not to.
9. Just iron your fusible web around the edges of your larger appliqué shapes, and you can then cut away the centre portion to get rid of excess bulk and stiffness, which will make appliquéing easier and your finished quilt softer.
Reason 54: It does not promote tooth decay. Reason 53: Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
10. Everyone has UFOs (Unfinished Projects). Make the effort to go through them and decide what you do actually want to finish, then you can cull the rest and either give them to friends or charity, or sell them.
Reason 52: Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.
11. Ensure your binding goes on smoothly by running a row of stitching
Reason 51: There’s just one more piece I need, and I’ll know it when I see it.
around the edge of the quilt to hold all three layers together, before you attach it.
12. Quilts made of wools or fancy fabrics should be dry cleaned to avoid any damage. Use a Wedding Dress cleaning specialist, as they are used to handling fabrics delicately. http://www.quiltblockofthemonthclub.com/quilting-hints-and-tips.php
Reason 50: I’m setting a good example for my children.
Here’s What’s Cookin’ Editor’s Note: Lorrie brought these to the retreat last year. They might be something you want to make for Christmas presents.
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Italian) Submitted by Lorrie McCurdy - From Ruth’s family in Italy
It's not too early to start planning for Quilt Festival, 2013. We will be returning to the Zermatt in Midway next year. The theme is "Sew Lovely. . ." and the dates are October 8-12. National teachers will be Kim Diehl, Sue Gilgen, Ellie Sienkiewicz, and Anita Grossman Solomon. Start working on your most beautiful, loveliest quilt ever and call to make your reservations at the hotel (be sure to tell them that you are with the Utah Quilt Guild to receive our discounted room rates 435-657-0180).
3 cups all purpose Flour 1Tbs. Baking Powder ¾ cup whole blanched Almonds, chopped coarsely 8 Tbs. softened unsalted Butter 1 cup Sugar 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla 1 tsp. Anise extract 3 large Eggs Preheat oven to 350° Use jellyroll pan lined with parchment paper. Set rack in middle of oven.
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In a bowl combine flour and baking powder. Set aside. In your mixing bowl, with paddle attachment beat together butter and sugar until soft and smooth. Add vanilla and anise extract. Next add eggs one at a time. Mix well. Remove bowl from mixer. With a large spatula, mix in the flour and chopped almonds. On a lightly floured surface, press dough together. The dough will be sticky DO NOT add any more flour. Divide the dough in half. Roll each piece into a log. Place in the jelly roll pan and bake about 30 minutes. Cool the logs on the pan. Using a sharp serrated knife slice logs on an angle about ½ inch thick. Place cookies on sheet pan and return to oven and bake 20 minutes longer, until the biscotti are dry and crisp. Store the cooled biscotti between sheets of wax paper in a tin or plastic container with a tight lid. “Ciao Bambino! With Love, Ruth” (Ruth said her family made these by the bushel baskets full. Gotta Smile!)
Marie Haws I want to thank everyone who participated either by donating a basket or buying a basket. We had 41 donors and 61 baskets or quilts. All the bas-kets were great and $4,408.00 was raised to help cover the cost of Quilt Fest. The winner’s for Viewer’s choice were: first–Donglettes; second—Square Corner Quilters; third—Vegas Quilting Bees. Congratulations! **We got a nice thank you card from the UQG for our basket. It brought $55.00
Save the “Boo Bees” By Valerie Burton Drum roll please…….. $2440!!!! That is how much we
Optional: You can dip the bottoms of the cookies in melted chocolate for an added touch. Also try mixing up the flavors: Like adding cranraisins and almonds, or chocolate chips and orange peel.... whatever you can think up. Just have fun. And, Oh Yea! Don’t forget the coffee.
made this year to donate to the good people at the Garfield Memorial Hospital Mobile Mammography Services. Wow! That feels good. The money will be used to bring the mobile mammogram unit to women in Southern Utah who wouldn’t be able to get one any other way. At Quilt Fest, there was a young woman who passed by the pink stuff and saw the poster declaring our support. She exclaimed, “Oh! They are the ones who found my cancer! I have had chemo and I will be OK now.” Ya! It’s worth it! Our Boo Bees are going to be busy little bees this next year as they help us to “Sew Lovely” Flowers. The require-ment for the challenge blocks will be that they must be flowers of some kind. We are getting three “Lovely” shades of pink batiks. You will be able to choose the shade you like best, or purchase all three. Distribution will begin in January. More details to come……. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I love you all! Valerie Burton, email@example.com, 801-451-6467
Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe (It feels like this chocolate chip pie recipe should be put under lock and key somewhere so that it is never, ever lost. It defines the word “delicious”.) Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Pie: 2 eggs ½ cup flour ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 cup butter, melted and cooled a bit (so it doesn’t melt the chocolate chips before you bake the pie) 1 cup milk chocolate chips 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional) 9-inch unbaked pie shell
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Directions for making Chocolate Chip Pie: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Add the flour, white sugar, and brown sugar – beat well. Blend in the melted butter carefully (it has a tendency to splash). Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts (if desired). Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell and bake for one hour. Remove from the oven and cool completely before serving.