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Dear Friends, Across the region folks appreciate quilts and crafts as being essential to the identity and unique character of our communities.

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We promote historic quilts and craftsmanship because to do so is essential to our cultural and social sustainability. Quilting and hand-crafted goods are key in Southern livability and quality of life, minimizing the need to purchase imported products and yielding economic vitality across our state.

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In an increasingly fast-paced and anonymous form of retail shopping, the individual character of each quilt is a precious identity for any home. I find that this unique character can provide education and inspiration for art lovers of all ages. Enjoy this special issue for the richness of the quilts that are contemporary yet hold secrets centuries old.

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Cover: “Texas Wild Flowers,” (90” by 90”) 2013 donation quilt by the Texas Star Quilters Guild in Canton, quilted by their only male guild member, Jim Erickson, from a pattern created by several members of their guild. Made using beautiful Texas Wildflower fabrics, with appliqued star blocks and an appliqued vine and floral border. The yellow rosebuds in the borders are three dimensional applique and the bluebonnets which are also appliqued in the border are made using the “yo yo” technique. The quilt will be awarded on the last day of the show, October 19, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

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Plantation and Gardens Houmas House is the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, a grand antebellum estate set amidst 38 acres of lush gardens, ponds and a majestic Live Oak alley. Known as “The Sugar Palace,” and dating to the mid-1700s, Houmas House captures Southern splendor with 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.


You can experience tea like they did in the glory days of Louisiana plantations. The Tea House overlooks a lovely courtyard. You’ll enjoy five fabulous courses in style! Featuring fine loose teas and unforgettable tea fare.


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August 29 – September 1; October 3 - 6 Canton’s First Monday Trade Days Explore a world of antiques, home decor, clothing and gifts at Canton’s First Monday Trade Days. While in town, visit the charming Square. At the First Monday Grounds, there are more than 7,000 vendor spaces, providing an amazing treasure hunt. 1-877-462-7467 September 14 Denton Main Street Association’s 14th Annual Art, Antiques & Autos Live music, fine arts/crafts, antique appraisals and a silent auction are among the highlights. Event is held around the Courthouse Square. Silent auction inside the Courthouse. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn more at Every Tuesday, Chocolate Angel, Richardson Every Thursday, Chocolate Angel at High Street, Plano Book your seat for a fashion show featuring contemporary fashions, every Tuesday at Chocolate Angel in Richardson. Every Thursday at Chocolate Angel’s High Street location, vintage clothing and jewelry are in the fashion spotlight. Enjoy a superb lunch while taking in fashion inspiration. Another vintage fashion show, hosted by Steven Porterfield of The Cat’s Meow in Midland, is planned for August 17. www. Second Saturdays: An Evening of Art Music and Wine, McKinney Explore downtown art galleries, great local and regional music and enjoy dinner at one of McKinney’s outstanding eateries. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Last Saturday of each month Last Saturday Gallery Night at Granbury Square Granbury art galleries and the Yeats-Duke 1858 Working Museum host this free art walk the last Saturday of the month, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet the artist events, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.

Houmas House is located in Plantation Country, on the River Road. 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Overnight accommodations available.

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Through December 8 Wildflower Art Exhibit, Austin Metal botanical sculpture at the “Natural Patterns” exhibit featuring Texan artstist Billy Hassell and Charles Allen. $9 adults, $7 seniors and students, free for members, www., 512-232-0100. September 20 – 21 Metro Cooking Dallas Renowned television chefs, including Paula Deen, hundreds of specialty food exhibitors, cooking demonostrations, workshops

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September 23-Nov 7 Harvest Tea The Dallas Arboretum Celebrate fall with an elegant tea in one of the country’s most beautiful botanical settings -- definitely an affair to remember! You’ll enjoy three courses in the charming Restaurant DeGolyer, and tour the historic estate, then view the nationally acclaimed pumpkin village with more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Reservations required. 214-515-6511. September 28 7th Annual Wild Beast Feast, Denton September 8 – October 4 Art Exhibit, Center for Visual Arts Sample exotic wild game dishes, vote for your favorite cook, enjoy live music and a silent auction in this event that raises funds for art programs. It will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the North Texas Fairgrounds. Tickets ($20 for adults, $5, children 5-12). Call Greater Denton Arts Council (940) 382-2787. Also view “No End of Vision: Texas As Seen by Two Laureates” at the Center for Visual Arts. Exhibit features 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla Morton’s photography combined with poetry written by 2005 Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach. Opening reception September 8, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., with gallery talk and reading at 3 p.m. Gallery hours: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 400 E. Hickory Street, October 4 Junior League of Tyler’s Book Launch Luncheon with Laura Bush Laura Bush, one of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, helps the Junior League of Tyler launch its children’s book, Goodnight Rose City, as the Official First Reader. The luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4 at the CrossWalk Conference Center. Individual tickets are $50. Reserve at juniorleagueof

Throughout October Rose Season, Tyler Celebrate romantic roses in Tyler with educational events, Rose Garden tours, workshops, an arts and crafts and plant sale, and Tyler’s famous Rose Festival, which runs October 17 -19, with a parade, Queen’s Tea, Queen’s Coronation and more.

October 11 – 13 Antique Fair and Yard Sale, Washington, Louisiana Peruse 6 acres filled with more than 200 vendors from across the country in a weekend of fun, fun and bargains. Have lunch at the Old Schoolhouse Cafe. Event runs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall, 123 Church Street, Washington. 337-826-3580,


Styles of Yesterday & Today The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles.

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October 25 – 26 The Art of Homemaking Conference, Fort Worth Aimed at preparing women to model characteristics outlined in Scripture and engage in today’s culture with God’s design, this conference at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary focuses on “Making Your House a Home.” Topics include God’s paradigm for the homemaker, the impact of feminism on the home, spiritual formation through family worship and more. Break-out sessions include Raising Teenagers on God’s Terms, Working from Home: Developing Cottage Industries, Enriching Your Marriage and Helping Your Husband, Interiors that Reflect Your Message, and Holiday Celebrations, and more. Guest speakers are Author Michelle Duggar, Author and Speaker Elizabeth George and Dorothy Patterson, professor in the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Cost is $50, students $25.

(Fall Calendar Continued) Oct 11 – 13 Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage Tour of Homes Step inside some of the most beautiful historic dwellings in Louisiana’s oldest town (it turns 300 years old in 2014). You’ll enjoy two of its famous plantation homes, as well as lovely homes in town. Natchitoches’ historic downtown on the Cane River Lake offers plenty to keep you busy between tour events. Learn more at, 800-259-1714. October 5 -12 38th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival, Shreveport Enjoy food, art and music in downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza. North Louisiana’s largest outdoor arts festival attracts more than 180,000 visitors. More than 150 booths of arts vendors. Preservation Jazz Hall Band performs Oct. 6; www., (318) 424-4000. October 19 – 20 American Girl Fashion Show, Junior League of Collin County The ladies of the Junior League of Collin County invite you to enjoy “Styles of Yesterday and Today” at its American Girl Fashion Show, at Heard Craig Hall in McKinney. Make a memory with that special little girl in your life as you enjoy the show and ice cream social. Tickets are $30;; (972) 769-0557. October 25 Vogel Alcove’s Ambassadors of Hope Awards Luncheon New York Times bestselling author Author Jeanette Wells (The Glass Castle) is the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon benefitting Vogel Alcove and held at the Omni Hotel Dallas from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Vogel Alcove provides free early childhood education and childcare for homeless children, to give Dallas’ youngest victims of homelessness a chance. The event will honor volunteers and companies making a difference for homeless children.; 214-368-8686.

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October 26 Texas Country Reporter Festival, Waxahachie Waxahachie’s lovely downtown will win your heart! Join Bob Phillips for the 18th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival features artists, craftsmen, music and food from around the Lone Star State. The event is free and family-friendly. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the historic courthouse square. October 26 – 27 Creepy Crawler Tea, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans View creepy crawly creatures from the Audubon Zoo’s collection while enjoying tea and treats inspired by Halloween. Costumes encouraged. Saturday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. $35 for adults, $24 for children, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 504-596-4773, www. November 1 – 7 Christmas at the Caswell House, Austin The Austin Junior Forum presents a rich line up of tea events, with everything from a gospel brunch, mother-daughter teas, luncheons, wine events and girls night out. Then, there will be a Cookies with Santa event on December 8. Learn more at November 1 – 26 Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore, Alabama In America’s largest display of chrysanthemums, featuring mums in floral borders, containers and terraces, cascading on bridges, balconies and baskets in lovely fall reds, yellows, bronzes and oranges as well as whites. Closed Thanksgiving day. Learn more at or call 251-973-2217. December 7 & 8 Christmas High Tea, Chestnut Tree Tea House, Denton One of the region’s best-loved tea traditions features live music, cherished family recipes, and the wonderful hospitality of tearoom owner Valeree Clegg. It is always a full house at Christmas High Tea at this charming tearoom on Denton’s Square, and you’ll want to reserve your seat early. From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. both days. Learn more at

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which include Curried Egg Salad, Turkey with Orange Butter, Herbed Cream Cheese, Creamed Cucumber and Open-Faced Chicken Salad; and the final course of desserts – Lemon Torte, Amaretto Brownie, Mini Pecan Tart, and Assorted Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream. Make your reservation to make a memory at the Arboretum this fall.

The Dallas Arboretum is certainly one of the most spectacular natural settings in the country for afternoon tea. It is truly inspiring to take in the magnificence of 66 acres of fall blooms, the seasonal color of the whimsical Pumpkin Village, and the grandeur of White Rock Lake, and then enjoy Harvest Tea in the timeless elegance of the Restaurant DeGolyer, which is part of the historic DeGolyer estate.

With seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from September 23 through November 27, Harvest Tea is a gift of the season. Three splendid courses include Harvest Chicken Consomme with Cheese Wafer, followed by tea sandwiches,

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Financial website says it is a job worth $96,000 a year. Onlookers often (incorrectly) stereotype it as leisure-filled days laced with chocolate and television. Many accept the position not because they are just so rich they don’t need to “work,” but because they sacrificially make it their life work. Homemaking is a messy job, often a thankless job and might frequently seem like a never-ending job. However, homemaking is also an imagination-employing job, a diverse job and a rewarding job. Today’s typical homemaker is a technology-forward, industrially savvy, creative multi-tasker. Yet, homemaking also has a rich and unchanging foundation—a base of age-old wisdom that remains true for all time, for all cultures, for all families. The Bible offers wisdom for every stage of life and the time in between. The Bible says a woman has power to build her home or to tear it down (Proverbs 14:1). The Art of Homemaking Conference at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth Oct. 25-26 will equip women to build a home that will last. Women will receive encouragement and teaching as experts discuss topics from interior design and home-based businesses to the impact of feminism on family and even “How to Live in a Pressure Cooker without Exploding.” This conference is designed for those skilled in homemaking as well as those who feel frazzled just planning a week of meals and keeping up with the busyness of life. The Art of Homemaking Conference features an impressive line-up of speakers for main sessions and breakout sessions. Dorothy Patterson, author of Where’s Mom: The High Calling of Wives and Mothers, will offer biblical insight as well as years of experience as a wife, mother, grandmother and professor. Michelle Duggar, who appears on the hit TLC reality show 19 Kids & Counting, will talk about how she serves and loves such a large family. Christian author and radio host Elizabeth George will encourage women to live a life after God’s own heart. For more information on the conference, visit September - October 2013 |


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and Meet Your New Best Friend! Operation Kindness has dozens of prospective new best friends for you to meet, and the adorable animals at this shelter inspired this delightful quilt. The quilt was actually made by the talented children (ages 9 – 11) who attended a day camp at Operation Kindness, located in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton. Lots of love went into making the quilt, as the kids stenciled the animals and colored them with fabric paint. Camp volunteer Vicki Mulkey, an award-winning quilter, provided the finish work. This wonderful quilt will be featured on the website,, where you can bid on it, reports Volunteer Nancy Burger. Operation Kindness is a no-kill animal shelter that has operated since 1976.



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The arrival of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was celebrated on July 27 at the British Emporium in Grapevine, with complimentary tea and British refreshments, including these adorable baby cakes. “We send William and Kate our heartiest congratulations from Texas,” says Sheela Bailey of The British Emporium, which is known as the most British spot in the Metroplex. It is a great place to find British goods, including a fabulous assortment of teas, and royal souvenirs. The new prince arrived in London on July 22. He is the first child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his lovely wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and he is third in line to succeed his great grandmother Queen Elizabeth II to the throne.


Girl Power: Junior League of Tyler Program Gets National Award

The Junior League of Tyler’s Girl Power program has received the Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association based on its work with Tyler Independent School District, according to information from the Junior League of Tyler’s website. Girl Power is a project initiated by the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. to develop the leadership skills of 6th grade girls in our community by promoting self-esteem and confidence; health and nutrition, and a spirit of volunteerism after doing intensive research to determine that middle school girls were at a most impressionable time of their lives. Multiple events are held throughout the year targeted to this age group and issues they face on a daily basis to give them the tools to make good choices now and in years to come. The award was announced in June 2013, and it is designed as a major recognition program for great activities that meet specific criteria in the areas of research, analysis, implementation, and evaluation of a program needed within a community.


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State Senator Florence Shapiro Wins International Junior League Award for Community Service State Senator Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, was recently honored by the American Association of Junior Leagues International for her dedicated public service.

the Legislature, Mrs. Shapiro has distinguished herself by chairing the State Education Committee, and authoring a key piece of legislation to protect children.

The Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award, named in honor of the woman who founded the Junior League in New York in 1901, has been presented each year since 1990 and is given to Junior League members whose leadership exemplifies the organization’s mission, vision and values.

Her proudest accomplishment, she said at a reception at the Junior League of Collin County headquarters on May 29, is Ashley’s Law. This law protects children from sexual predators. Ashley’s Laws have since been adopted in many other states in the U.S.

Mrs. Shapiro, a former school teacher who later became the first woman Mayor of Plano, was among the 13 women who established the Plano Service League in 1976, and she was its first President. The Plano Service League became the Junior League of Plano, and later Junior League of Collin County, and Mrs. Shapiro remains a sustaining member.

“Ashley’s Laws are the single most important thing I could have ever done. (Before these laws went into effect) we were treating these offenders as petty thieves. Together we made the difference.”

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Mrs. Shapiro felt called to “make the world a better place,” and the Junior League is where her commitment to public service began. She was elected to the State Senate in 1992, and in her 20 years in

She praised the Junior League for empowering women to make a difference in their communities. “I am convinced that women are enormously powerful,” in bringing about positive change, she said. “there is no better example of that than the Junior League, which has a sincere desire to make the world a better place.”

Mrs. Shapiro is second from left. Junior League of Collin County President Marina de la Garza on the far left, Founding Member Maurine Dickey (third from left) and JLCC past president Jennifer Jamieson on the right.

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KidneyTexas is one of the many organizations that see a great connection between good works and tea. The volunteers of KidneyTexas recently enjoyed a lovely tea at the Dallas home of Anna Bland Alston, where plans were discussed for the popular Fall Luncheon and Style Show, which is being Cynthia Cathcart of Cafe Danielle catered the tea. Visiting with held on September 24. graciously Anna Bland Aston, hostess. President Natalie Taylor introduced Pat McDonough, Tea Chairman, recognized Andrea Alcorn, Events Chairman, and introduced artist Lynn Dealey. Terri Bumgarner and Lauryn Gayle White, co-chairs of the Fall Luncheon and Style Show, announced that Tootsie’s will present the fashion show, which will be produced by model and fashion show producer Jan Strimple.

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Quilting Helps Group Preserve French Heritage in Louisiana By Stephanie Miller Quilting has a way of bringing people together and inspiring community. And that’s what’s happening with “Les Courdres Point” Quilting Circle in South Central Louisiana, where a group of women are learning the art of quilting while preserving their French heritage. Meeting in the town of Arnaudville in St. Landry Parish, Les Courdres Point (it means “the stitch sewers”) welcomes quilters of all levels who are interested in speaking a little French. “It’s our attempt to keep the French language alive,” said Loretta Bourque, who founded the group nearly two years ago with her friend Mavis Fruge. French is still spoken in this area by people who learned it from their parents and grandparent, and school children are once again learning it in school. But for several generations French was not emphasized, and many worried that the “native language” of South Louisiana might be lost. Les Coudres Point is representative of community efforts to appreciate and preserve the region’s French roots. “We request that the conversation be in French,” said Mavis. “We select a word of the day and revisit it during the afternoon. We have fun while making an effort to preserve our Louisiana French.” Les Courdres Point developed out of Loretta’s interest in learning quilting after she retired. To get the ladies started in their quilting journey, Loretta’s husband built a quilting

frame based on one Mr. Bourque’s father had built for his own mother. Then the group began meeting weekly at NuNu’s, an Arts and Culture Collective. “Every Thursday we take the frame down and learn a little French while perfecting our stitches and learning new techniques,” said Loretta. “We have a good time and that’s what it’s all about -enjoying each other’s company while perfecting our stitches.” Mavis said Les Courdres Point recently welcomed a new member from Ohio, who has brought some new quilting techniques to the group. “We are trying to teach her French while she shares her quilting skills with us,” Mavis said. The group creates quilts that it donates to fundraisers and charitable groups. The ladies meet every Thursday from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at NuNu’s, 1510 Courtableau Road (Hwy. 93) in Arnaudville. All are welcome and admission is free. NuNu’s is open Thursday through Sunday and guests are welcome to stop in and view the artwork or attend other events such as potluck dinners that are held once a month and dances on the second Sunday of the month. Call NuNu’s at 337-453-3307, or 337754-7115. Stephanie Miller writes about cultural events, travel and tea for Tea in Texas. Her interests include volunteer work, photography, tennis, and most of all, spending time with her family and Yellow Lab.

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Believe in the spirit of giving at The Junior League of Collin County’s 18th Annual ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market, taking place November 7-10, 2013 at the Plano Centre. For a fantastic night of preview shopping, be sure to attend the NTW market launch party at the Ladies Night Out event on November 6th. It will be an evening of fun, food, cocktails, a silent auction and “Hot Santas.â€? With over 100 merchants and four full days of shopping, the ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market is bound to fulfill the needs of every shopper’s list. From ladies’ and children’s clothing, gourmet food, home dĂŠcor, gifts for the guys and more, the selection is endless. For more information about ‘Neath the Wreath, or to purchase Ladies’ Night Out tickets online (beginning Oct. 4), visit Discount ‘Neath the Wreath tickets are available at area Tom Thumb Stores. Shoppers can also buy ‘Neath the Wreath tickets at the door.

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses in Tyler This October For the entire month of October, Tyler celebrates its famous roses and their history while the spectacular blooms are at their peak. Rose Season is bursting with activities ranging from family events to educational and cultural happenings. Throughout the month, visitors are treated to lovely weather and a spectacular display of this most elegant and esteemed flower for which Tyler is famous. Visit the Tyler Rose Garden, which is the largest municipal rose garden in the United States, where more than 32,000 bushes and 600 cultivars create an unforgettable parade of color. Here you can also

view courtly costumes that have been worn at the Rose Festival’s Rose Queen’s Coronation. During Tyler’s 80th Texas Rose Festival October 17 - 19, you can also enjoy horticulture workshops; tours of the Chamblee Rose Center, which specializes in Earthkind® roses; a Texas Music Festival; garden tours; and the Arts, Crafts and Plant Sale at the Rose Garden, where you can browse booths from more 70 artists and craftsmen and buy rose bushes . Rose Festival offers “tea with the Queen” on October 19, when everyone is invited to meet the Rose Queen and her attendants, all dressed in royal finery at the Tyler Rose Garden, 1900 W. Front Street. Another highlight is the Queen’s Coronation, an annual pageant that presents the queen and her court at the Cowan Center at UTTyler. The Rose Festival Parade, at 9 a.m. on October 19, features marching bands, drill teams, and elaborate floats. Tyler’s first Rose Festival was organized by Tyler Garden Club members, local rose growers and the Chamber of Commerce in 1933 to highlight the importance of the rose industry to Tyler, a gracious East Texas city located 90 miles east of Dallas.

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illustration of ‘Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney Taking Tea’ from Oliver Twist, ‘The Mad Tea Party’ (1865-1866) John Tenniel’s world renowned illustration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, ‘Lipton’s Delicious Teas’ magazine ad (Feb. 16, 1895,) sheet music of ‘Teacup Tinkles’ by Frederic Knight Logan (1922), a (1950’s) movie poster from ‘Tea for Two,’ along with a (1960’s)

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TEA ART: A Modern Look at Vintage Tea Graphics by Gregory R. Suriano This the perfect book for tea aficionados in search of a new hobby- collecting tea ephemera. From cover to cover, readers will find themselves captivated by this fascinating and exquisitely photographed history of the “drinking, promoting, selling, marketing, and advertising of

tea through the centuries.” Suriano’s “collection of gorgeous, colorful, and graphically interesting images has been assembled to appeal to the collector of vintage tea advertisements, postcards, prints, and paper ephemera.” The following are just a sample of the eye-catching graphics included in TEA ART: Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s (1735) oil painting entitled ‘Lady Taking Tea,’ several hand colored aqua prints (1821) depicting the stages of tea gathering, packing and shipping, an (1838) book

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postcard of a Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. TEA ART will have readers taking a closer look at vintage magazine ads, paintings, postcards, children’s books, periodicals and sheet music as they search for tea ephemera. Collectors will appreciate that Suriano’s “illustrated value-guide gives current prices for items…and offers advice for collectors in each of the collection categories. The extensive bibliography lists fiction and nonfiction tea books as well as current websites.”


Sharing a Cup of Friendship by Sandy Lynam Clough


When it comes to simple joys of life, nothing is sweeter than teatime shared with special friends.




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And no one captures these moments more beautifully than artist Sandy Lynam Clough. Fans of Clough will

If the combination of friendship, tea, and quilts brings a special sparkle to your life, you will love the newest release by quilter and artist Nancy E. Mink entitled Every Quilt Has a Story ~ Timeless

DO photo courtesy of Tales of Friendship and Faith. Mink’s exquisite watercolor illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for each chapter. Readers will find encouragement to nurture their friendships as they gain ideas from several analogies between quilts and friendship. One bit of advice shares that “much like intricate quilting…relationships take time, patience, and love.” With her “littleknown quilting facts,” Mink inspires a new appreciation for quilts and those who create them. Recipes, craft ideas (including ways to repurpose worn-out quilts), and three gift ideas offer creative ways to touch the lives of those you love. So “whether you quilt or are just fond of quilts, relax and delight in these heartwarming stories, quotes, and poems of love and love lost, happiness and sorrow, and most of all, friends among quilts.”

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find her newest book entitled Sharing a Cup of Friendship to be charming and want it as a welcome addition for their tea library. Each chapter includes a variety of heartwarming quotes on friendship. Her simply scrumptious scone recipes like Cranberry Lemon, Maple Oatmeal Walnut, and Strawberries and Cream are sure to tickle your taste buds. Beautifully illustrated from cover to cover, she invites readers to “celebrate the friends of your life ~ the ohso-sweet one, the faithful one, and even the newly found one ~ with a delicious pairing of tea and home-baked scones. Share the joie de vivre, make a lovely memory, and discover that the blessing of friendship never tasted so good!”

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2013 Quilting, Craft and Market Fall Calendar Every Friday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Community Flea Market of Granbury Arts and crafts, home-grown produce and much more. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 41101 Glen Rose Highway. Every Saturday Farmer’s Market Chestnut Square, McKinney Enjoy produce, gourmet treats, crafts and more, 8 a.m. to noon at 315 Chestnut Street in McKinney. Trolley tours of the historic district: second and fourth Saturdays at 11 a.m. Groups: book a tour with tea in a historic home! 972-562-8790; Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Opelousas Farmers Market, Louisiana Find homegrown produce, preserves, jellies, arts and crafts, 828 East Landry Street. It begins at 6:30 a.m. 337-948-0561, 800-424-5442,

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September 21, October 19 Art Gumbo Community Market at Houmas House, Darrow, Louisiana Enjoy Louisiana arts and crafts, including paintings jewelry, photography, pottery and more from local artisans, under the majestic oak trees at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow on The River Road. Houmas House dates to the mid-1700s and is located 20 miles south of Baton Rouge. Art Market runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. You’ll sample fine cuisine from Latil’s Landing, Houmas’ House fine dining restaurant, and Cafe Burnside is open for casual dining. Make a reservation for tea at the new Tea House at Houmas House. Call (225) 4739380; 800-699-6309

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Sept 20-21 Galaxy of Stars Quilt Show, Conroe Annual Quilt Show at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, TX It is a judged show and will have an outstanding collection of quilts made by members and ribbons will be awarded in several categories. Along with this show, on Saturday Afternoon, a Live Auction will be held, the proceeds of which will go to help support our many charities and scholarships. $7.

October 11 & 12 23rd Quilt Celebration, Mineola League of the Arts, Mineola Enjoy viewing quilts from some of East Texas’ most talented quilters. “White Chocolate” is the name of the fabulous raffle quilt. Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4

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October 11 – 12 Christmas in October, Salado This fundraiser organized by the Salado Chamber of Commerce Ladies Auxiliary showcases the finest products from Salado, including clothing, gifts and home décor items. Models will show some of the best fall fashions from Salado boutiques, and the bake sale is always a sell-out. Held at the Conference Center at the Historic Stagecoach Inn – don’t miss the chance to have lunch at the Stagecoach Inn while here. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 254-947-3617 for more information. October 18 & 19 Texas Star Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show, Canton This judged show will feature vendors, demonstrations, scissor sharpening, bazaar, silent auction, lovley raffle quilt and door prizes. More than 200 quilts in more than 23 categories will be on display, and many of them will be for sale. The collection will include a number of Texas-themed quilts. Admission: $3 per person. Children under 12 free. Canton Civic Center, Flea Market Road, Canton. Guild meets third Monday of the month. Call 903-567-4511. Oct 17 – 19 Original Sewing & Quilting Expo, Fort Worth Held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, the event offers exciting workshops, classes, quilts on display, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows and fabulous shopping. The Exhibit Hall is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 each day. Call 800-699-6309 to learn about special pre-registration value packages. Learn more at www., click on Ft. Worth. October 31 – Nov 3 International Quilt Festival, Houston Shop more than 1,100 booths, choose from more than 365 hands-on classes, lectures, demos and special events, and view more than 1,500 quilts, dolls and fabric art. Held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. October 31 – Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Nov. 3 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily admission: $12/seniors and students $9, Preview Night Oct. 30 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (or 5 p.m. for IQA members and class enrollees), $12 (includes one free additional day). $42 full show pass. Call 713-781-6864, www.

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Save the Date: November 7 – 10 Junior League of Collin County ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market More than 100 vendors present the best in holiday gifts, home decor, gourmet food, clothes and jewelry. There is something for everyone on your list! Plano Centre.Tickets $10 in advance (at Tom Thumb) or $13 at the door. Ladies Night Preview Party on Nov. 6 (separate ticket required). More details at (cont’d on page 27)

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Ongoing Louisiana Quilt Trail Features six individual trails in the Central and Southern part of Louisiana. Large, wooden quilt squares on businesses, homes, barns and fences identify significant points on the trail. You’ll enjoy the scenic drive through Louisiana’s beautiful countryside and towns, while learning more about the history of the area, and find some great quilt shops along the way. The closest starting point to Texas is Washington Parish, where Bogalusa and Franklinton have several markers on the trail. Learn more at


January 31-February 1, 2014 Mark your calendar for a fun and fabulous shop hop in Waco, Texas! The Heart of Texas One Stop Shop Hop is a shopping experience featuring more than 25 “brick and mortar quilt shops” only. It is a “shop hop” in one place featuring vendors that have storefronts. So if you can’t drive around and visit all the shops, you will get a sampling of what each shop offers without the driving. This “quilt shop only” event is therefore different from your regular quilt show. Learn more at February 9-16, 2014 2014 Texas Quilting Cruise from Galveston Join Cactus Quilt of Texas City, Texas, on their inagugural cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic. The ports of call are Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport Bahamas with three fun days at sea. Quilting classes taught by our superb instructors on the sea days. Limited number of rooms reserved. Learn more at www. March 30-April 6, 2014 Cruise the Eastern Carribean on the Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise on Celebrity’s Silhouette. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL, ports of call include Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Leave your sewing machine at home. Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by Janome America. Classes offered on the cruise will include garment sewing as well as quilt, applique and embroidery techniques. Learn more at

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Ongoing Marquis de Lafayette Quilt on Permanent Display in Lafayette Louisiana View a beautiful quilt honoring Louisiana’s history and the role the Marquis de Lafayette played in the Louisiana Purchase, at Lafayette City Hall. The Marquis de Lafayette Quilt was made by the Quilters Guild Acadienne in Lafayette. The quilt travelled to Washington, D.C. and to France before returning to Lafayette to be installed in this permanent display. 705 W. University, Lafayette. 337-291-8800.

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Golden Needles Quilt Guild presents Galaxy of Stars

Quilt Show & Live Auction Sept. 20-21, 2013 Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm Artist in Residence: Patti Nethery-Starr featuring her Ruler Revolution(r) System & Classes

Quilt Appraisals by Sharron K. Evans "Circle Of Stars" (Judy Martin's quilt "Capistrano" in her book "Stellar Quilts" used with permission)

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tea mail Hi Tea in Texas, Thanks for your support last year, we had a blast! Kathy Sellstrom (purple shirt) was our “announcer” over the intercom for the day. Sandy Welch and Renee Ledbetter stood in front of the “drum” of raffle tickets. We look forward to visiting with Texas quilters and crafters this September in Conroe at the 2013 Golden Needles Show.

Bear Thread Designs Offers Ease in Applique Arts Quilting has always been a craft that tells a story. Each generation learns from the previous and adds their touch to it before passing it forward. One company that is helping quilters tell their story is Bear Thread Designs, Inc. Bear Thread Designs, Inc., a family-owned and operated company, is the manufacturer of the Applique Pressing Sheet, a nonstick craft sheet designed to make fusible appliqué easier. The Applique Pressing Sheet is used by a number of the most popular fusible appliqué artists today including McKenna Ryan, Carol Morrissey and the artists of Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. Veronica Cox, owner of Bear Thread Designs, travels giving lectures, teaching classes and providing demonstrations on using the Applique Pressing Sheet and other Bear Thread Designs products in quilting. She will be teaching on the Sew Fun Cruise in Febuary 2013. For more information on the cruise, visit www.roundbobbin. com. Bear Thread Designs products can be found at www.

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Soft and rough, cooling and warming, dark and light ... fabric plays an integral and resourceful role in our society. It encompasses our lives through our attire, providing warmth, and allows us to individualize and express ourselves through ornamental display. Though is presence is so common it is often overlooked, this versatile element is not one to be taken for granted. From earliest historical recordings we have seen fabric used to clothe the body and to store and protect possessions. It was later used to identify social status, decorate dwellings, political venues and religious sites. It can be argued that from these early decorative elements that fabric arts was born. There are many types of fabrics, made of a wide range of materials, from plants, animal fur and hair, synthetic materials and more. Fibers from these natural and manmade elements are spun into thread and then woven into fabrics. But as versatile as the types of fabrics are, fabric artists have used their inspirations to create a unique and expressive art form that allows us to interact with various cultures, achieve visual stimulation, serve as a catalyst for conversation and debate, and even grow our own artistic abilities. Fabric art can be found as wall art, dolls, accessories quilts, jewelry, and more. An increase in clothing boutiques provides customers with wearable art, each one unique and many are one of a kind as artists create pieces by hand or limit production. (continued on page 32) and or call 973-664-0986

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Martha ColemanA Century of Quilting by Janet Pool

Like many quilters, Martha Coleman has enjoyed a lifelong love of quilting. However, one thing distinguishes Coleman from most other quilters. With the recent celebration of her 108th birthday, Martha has been quilting for 101 years. Martha’s “Jacob’s Ladder” Born in 1905, the sixth of 14 children, she was raised on a farm near Austin, Texas where, at the age of seven, she learned the art of quilting from her mother and one of her sisters. As you can imagine with such a large family to feed and clothe, they were quite resourceful and often used colorful feed sacks for fabric. Their quilting frames were constructed by using wooden sawhorses on opposite ends that supported side boards. At the age of 16, Coleman’s father became ill. She quit school and her proficiency as a seamstress enabled her to take in sewing jobs to help supplement the family’s finances. Later, in 1932, wedding bells rang when she married Andrew Coleman. Through the years as they worked and raised 2 sons, she continued to enjoy quilting. Their lives were blessed as they celebrated their 67th anniversary before Andrew’s death in 1977.

for fundraisers and/or various charities. Even today, their annual “Juneteenth” quilts continue to raise funds each year for the Blackland Neighborhood Center. And, over 40 years later, the guild continues to flourish as members of Coleman’s family and friends gather twice weekly to visit as they quilt. Although Coleman is unable to join the group on a regular basis, she can still be found threading needles and quilting up a storm in her home. And, over 40 years later, the guild continues to flourish as members of Coleman’s family and friends gather twice weekly to Quilting frame with the ‘Juneteenth’ quilt visit as they quilt. for 2013. Although Coleman is unable to join the group on a regular basis, she can still be found threading needles and quilting up a storm in her home.

After she retired in the early 1970’s, Martha along with one of her sisters began a quilting guild at the Blackland Neighborhood Center in Austin, Texas. Through the years eight to ten women came each week, not only for the enjoyment of quilting but also for the love and camaraderie that carried them through the joys and sorrows of life. While many of their quilts were sewn for personal use, others were used Martha’s great-niece, Chris Sidle displays “Light Reflections.” This original quilt was created when one of Coleman’s nieces was in the hospital. She drew a picture of what she saw as she looked at the ceiling and Coleman made a pattern from it.

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The “Underground Railroad” quilt graces a wall at the Blackland Neighborhood Center. It features photos of Coleman, her sisters Laura Hemphill, Hinez Peoples, and Susie McDonald as well as nieces and other quilting guild members. The ‘legend’ to this quilt is shown in the upper left-hand corner. The text explaining the quilt, with patterns in bold print, is as follows: The Monkey Wrench turns the Wagon Wheel toward Canada. With help from Jesus, the Carpenter, follow the Bears’ Trail through the woods. Fill your Baskets with enough food and supplies to get you to the Crossroads. Once you get to the Crossroads, dig a Log Cabin in the ground. Shoofly told us to dress up in cotton and satin Bow Ties. Follow the Flying Geese and Birds in the Air stay on t h e Drunkard’s Path. Take the Sailboat across the Great Lakes to the North Star above Canada.

In addition to quilting, Coleman is well-renowned for her ‘Tea Cakes’ for which she gets rave reviews. She graciously agreed to share her recipe with us.

Martha Coleman’s ‘Old Fashion Tea Cakes’ (Makes about 8 dozen) 2 cups unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon double acting baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually work it into the butter – sugar – egg mixture. Mix until mixture is smooth, stiff and no longer sticky. Cover and chill at least half an hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Slightly grease a baking sheet. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the chilled dough fairly thin. Cut into shapes using a biscuit or cookie cutter. Bake until lightly brown - approximately 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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Janet Pool and Martha Coleman with “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Light Reflections,” and “Wheel of Fortune” quilts.

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(Continued from page 29) Traditional methods for creating fabric art, such as embroidery, applique, and painting merge and morph as each generation of artists add techniques and trends borne of their inspirations and creativity. Artists of each generation also continually create new and innovative ways to create art using fabric. Fabric arts have also grown thanks to programs such as Pinterest, craft guilds and community educational programs. Step-by-step instructions, photographs and classes have allowed crafters the encouragement to attempt to achieve objectives that may have seemed out of reach without the guidance and direction of artists and teachers. Today’s artist have expanded beyond creating art for consumers and created a niche to help consumers express their own inner artist through hands-on classes and more.

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Mimicking history, today’s fabric arts can also be used to tell a story. Woven tapestries that froze a moment is time have led the way to storytelling of a different methods. Evolved methods of storytelling, such as creating quilts from clothing that represent a period in life, or fabric painting or using applique or beading to create pictorial scenes, evokes memories just as woven tapestry once did. Whether learning to paint on canvas or embroider clothing or sew a quilt, fabric arts has allowed for a flourishing trend of home crafters to construct and create their own art. Fabric arts such as quilting and needlework are being embraced by younger generations, building a bridge between young and old. Other fiber art techniques such as knitting, rug hooking, felting, braiding or plaiting, and lace making are being integrated with fabrics to create new techniques and methods. The future of fabric arts is only limited by imagination. Events such as the annual International Quilt Festival in Houston provide inspiration for tomorrow’s crafters. Finding the craft that expresses your inner artist is now easier than ever as community centers, churches and others groups offer classes and programs in a social setting. Whether you want to try your hand at your grandmother’s favorite pastime or explore a new craft discovery, a new adventure is just around the corner.

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An Antique Mall and More! 312 North Main Conroe, Texas 77301 (Downtown across from Courthouse)


Michelle Lindsey has loved tea since spending afternoons at her grandparent’s having tea parties with her grandmother’s silver tea set. She collected teacups from around the world while her husband served in the Army. She is the Editor of Quilting and Crafts for Tea in Texas and serves as the Director of Marketing and Business Relations for Bear Thread Designs, Inc. and is the proud owner of her grandmother’s silver tea set. | September - October 2013

Located Inside Alvin Antique Center


Bed & Breakfast & Ballroom

Now Booking


F Fall and Holiday Events

1019 16th Street Galveston Island, Texas 77550 Exquisite c.1870 Historic Island Venue

Specializing In Weddings, Receptions, Reunions and Events

Tuesday - Saturday

Stop in Alvin for Tea & Antiques

Lunch 11 am - 3 pm

Special Events Private Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Showers, Meetings, Children's and Adult Tea's

2500 South Loop 35 Alvin, TX 77511 Ph: 281-585-6877

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Give me a few friends who will love me for what I am, and keep ever burning before my vagrant steps the kindly light of hope... And though I come not within sight of the castle of my dreams, teach me to be thankful for life, and for time’s olden memories that are good and sweet. -Irish Blessing

SEPT 28, 2013 2 Bayou Opening Ceremony 7:20am

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Annie's Tea Room & Cafe

Tea &Etiquette

Tea & Etiquette

Your Cup of Tea

A quaint and traditional English Tea Room in the heart of Houston. Open for Lunch and Tea

By Penny Ward



Bridal Showers Bridal Luncheons Bridesmaids Tea Rehearsal Dinners

713-334-4832 2620 Fondren

Could you please tell me how to properly introduce one person to another? Also, how do I properly introduce myself? Excellent questions, as often the first chance you have to make a good impression is the introduction. Making a proper introduction in the many various situations we find ourselves in can become quite detailed, so I will focus on the most basic elements here. When you are introducing two people to each other, always say the name of the most important person first. In a social setting, the most important person will be the older person, guest of honor, or a woman. However, age and gender are not factors in a business setting where individuals are introduced based on their rank in the organization. Speak clearly and do not use words like “meet” or “shake hands with” in your introduction. Do not add “my friend” to one person because it implies that the other person is not your friend. Look at each person as you say their name, making them feel valued and important. Informal Social Introduction Example: “Sally Smith, I want to introduce Dan Johnson. Dan and I worked on the ABC Project together.” Adding some personal information will help to get the conversation started. You could also use the words “this is” in place of “I want to introduce”. Use both first and last names.

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Formal Social Introduction Example: “”Mrs. Smith, I want to introduce Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson’s company was instrumental in the planning of this event. Mrs. Smith’s company donated the publicity.” Business Introduction Example: Remember to say the name of the higher ranking person first. The lower ranking person is introduced to them. In this case, you are introducing Ms. Brown, a Jr. Sales Executive to Mrs. Jones, the President of ABC Company. “Mrs. Jones, may I introduce to you Ms. Brown. Ms. Brown is a Jr. Sales Associate in the Houston office. Mrs. Jones is the president of ABC Company.” The words “to you” can be left out so that it does not get too “wordy”. But, if you do use them, do not invert them. Using “you to” takes the emphasis off the most important person. An exception to which name is spoken first would be if you are introducing a client. The client is the most important person in the organization and the client’s name is always said first. “Mr. Smith, may I introduce Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones is the President of ABC Company. Mr. Smith has been a valued client for over ten years.” Introducing Yourself: When introducing yourself, speak clearly; use both your first and last name. For instance, you would say “I’m Penny Ward” but you would not say “I’m Mrs. Ward”. Make eye contact and extend your hand to shake hands. Shaking hands is the accepted business greeting in most countries. Additionally it is an important way to establish credibility and show initiative. A proper handshake is a firm two or three pump of the hand. Don’t crush the hand or on the other extreme; don’t offer a limp handshake. Also, don’t shake with both hands because this is too intimate for most situations, especially a business setting. Most importantly, always remember to greet everyone with respect and courtesy. This will cover you should you forget the rules for proper introductions.

Penny Ward is a Certified Etiquette Instructor and Certified Tea & Etiquette Instructor. She is a speaker, event planner, and the owner of It’s an Affair of the Heart. She is also the founder and director of Houston Academy of Etiquette and Protocol, and can be contacted at www.

14034 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77079

(281) 920-9424

Mon.-Sat. 10AM-6PM Sun. 12AM-5PM Located at Memorial & Kirkwood

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September 14-15 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, The Reliant Center, Houston This year’s extravaganza brings renowned television chefs, sports stars turned chefs, hundreds of specialty food exhibitors selling their products, cooking demonstrations, workshops and, a new feature, the Grand Tasting Pavilion with dozens of local restaurants providing samples of their signature fare. General Admission tickets are $24.50, children ages 4-12 are $12.50 and children ages 4 and younger are free. General Admission tickets allow entrance to demonstrations, entertaining presentations, and vendor booths on the exhibit hall floor. Additional tickets are required for special events. For full listing of events and tickets ,visit September 21 and October 19 High Tea at the Prairie Street Heritage House, Columbus Tea is available in Columbus, Texas at The Camellia Tea Room. Stop by for tea in a traditional elegant tea room fare in an historical venue and atmosphere. High Tea will be offered at 2:00 p.m. Rates $15 per person. Reservations required 979732-5555 September 28 PCOS Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk TEA Squeezers TEAM, Houston Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects an estimated 7 million women in the United States alone. Women suffering from PCOS can experience infertility, obesity, facial and body hair and/or miscarriages to name some of the symptoms. PCOS places women at a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes, endometrial cancer and diabetes. Come out and walk with us as a TEA SQUEEZER for a local cause, check in from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Downtown Aquarium. Additional Details at 832-922-9335 September 28 and October 26 High Tea at Mad Hatter’s Tea Room, Caldwell English Afternoon Tea every 4th Saturday. Please call 979-567-3504 for reservations. Additional information at

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Specialteas: Showers & Birthdays Anniversaries Private Part-Teas in the Woods Relax On The Porch, Retreat to Wooded Hiking Trails Lunch and Take-Out


October 14 The Teapot Depot, Highlands Christmas Open House will take place from 3:00-8:00 p.m. We will be decorated for Christmas and you can enjoy some cookies and punch. No charge 281-426-3670



October 13 English Afternoon Tea and Victorian Fashion Show, Sandstone Street B&B Garden, Llano Victorian Fashion Show by the Texas Victorian Lady, J’Nean Henderson, a Victorian living history demonstration of fashions, fans, and parasols and more from 1854-1912. Live music of the time period by Keenan Fletcher and Company, Door prizes, Period attire encouraged but not required. Portion of proceeds benefit Llano Food Pantry. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Advance reservations required 325-423-2581. Event begins at 2:00 p.m.

Call and let us book your tea party in style. Tues-Sat 11-4 & Sun 12-4


October 12-13 37th Annual Scarecrow Festival, Chappell Hill The Festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home decor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. Children’s Activity Corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more. Free admission $5 parking fee. www.

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October 12 Pink Ribbon & Roses Tea, Caldwell The 6th annual Pink Ribbon and Roses English Tea and Fashion Show supports breast cancer awareness and research. A donation of 20% of the fee is made to regional breast cancer research. Two seatings, 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 979-567-3504

Sh owers, Bridal Showers

October 6 Grand Re-Opening Crossroads Collection Tea Room, Old Town Spring Crossroads Collection Tea Room in Old Town Spring is expanding! Come join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new private event room on Sunday, October 6. 1:00-4:00 p.m. 281-528-6550

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September 29 Downton Abbey Party, Crossroads Collection Tea Room, Old Town Spring Join us for a delightful afternoon tea service. It will include authentic recipes influenced by the food that Mrs. Patmore would have served the Downton Abbey family and staff. Also included will be a Downton Abbey viewing, Games, Prizes, Surprises, and More. Complimentary Bubbly. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost: $37 Inclusive, Prepaid Reservation Required RSVP 281-528-6550

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October 18-19 Judy Dierker Holiday Market, ouston You can shop over 100 vendors including handcrafted items, jewelry, clothing, home décor, holiday specialties and more. There will also be a Tea Room and Silent Auction. Event will be at The Foundry Church. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. October 18 – 20 Calvert Fall Fest, Calvert The Harvest Ball is a nominal $50 per person including dinner, and the English Afternoon Tea is $35 per person. There will be reservation forms available at or call 512-468-8317 to get forms mailed to you. Return the completed form with payment to the Calvert Chamber of Commerce at PO Box 132, Calvert, TX 77837. Calvert is located in the heart of Texas between Dallas, Houston, and Austin and is 30 miles north of Bryan. For information or lodging: visit or, 512-468-8317.


October 23-26 Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Sale, Houston Hours: Wed. 10-5, Thur. 10-8, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, 4617 Montrose Blvd. Suite C213, Houston, TX 77006. CHH members invite you to their 28th annual sale. There will be Unique Gifts, Wearable Art & Textiles for the Home. Free.

TEA ROOM 107 CommerDFt Tomball, TX 77375 Located in the Relics by the Railroad Center

We Offer: Take Out Orders Whole Desserts Reservations Accepted Room Rental Special Events

Open Monday-Saturday 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. 281-255-2455 281-255-2453 fax



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October 26 George Ranch Texian Market Days, Richmond The 30th annual Texian Market Days festival is set for Saturday, October 26, 2013. Texian Market Days features lots of hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, food, craft vendors and more! George Ranch Historical Park. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 15, children ages four and under are FREE. 281-342-1256 Save the date: November 1 “Dressed to a Tea,” Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra, College Station A fundraiser in support of the Brazos Valley Symphony. The theme is get HIGH with FASO: High Tea and High Fashion at High Noon. This year’s “Dressed to a Tea” will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 1, at Pebble Creek Country Club. Socialize with your friends, view the latest fashions, and indulge in your choice of teas, savories and sweets. November 2 The 40th Annual British Festival, Sugarland The festival will include fabulous Christmas shopping, delicious British food, Christmas cakes, authentic classic cars and Scottish dancers and pipers. Admission $5, children under 12 are free. 1 Flour Daniel Dr., Sugarland, December 8 Afternoon Tea with Queen Victoria, Galveston Held at the historic Tremont House Hotel on Sunday at 4:00 p.m., it is the Queen’s last formal appearance at the Dickens on the Strand festival! An informative program with tea samples and goodie bags for all. Reservations at jami.durham@ | September - October 2013

Cross the Causeway onto Galveston Island to feel the calm breezes of Texas history at

Nestled in the historic heart of Galveston island, The Lasker Inn B&B is perfectly located on 16th St. just blocks away from miles of sandy beaches, the Pleasure Pier and the historic Galveston Strand. What began as a beautiful home built by Mr. McLemore in 1870 progressed to become a Home for Homeless Children after the Great 1900 Storm. The Lasker sat vacant for 4 years after Hurricane Ike until Richard and Linda Denson purchased the home and underwent renovations to restore it back to it’s beauty and glory and on to share it with others as a Bed & Breakfast for weddings, quilting retreats and girlfriend getaways. TT: When is your busy season/time of the week? Linda: Events and stays are steady year round– spring & summer are heavy island tourism season and during the fall & winter we host retreats, meetings, seminars and many island special events including Dickens on Strand, Art Walks and Mardi Gras. TT:What is your reputation? Linda: Our bed & breakfast has quickly set the bar on the island for an impeccable level of hospitality. Fully staffed, 24/7, the Lasker team soars above and beyond to make sure that

EVERY guest, B&B or special event visitor leaves thinking their time at the Lasker was the greatest ‘experience’ ever. Often our guests are sad to leave us because we take HUGE pride in the smallest details; from knowing a guest is here for a birthday, and having special treats for them, to providing full wedding coordination on site. The Lasker Inn caterer will provide a beach picnic lunch or lavish seated dinner reception. TT: Can the Lasker Inn offer special services? Linda: We love special requests.We have done an intimate dining room for two celebrating an anniversary and sophisticated weddings where the bride will step onto the porch through one of our floor-to-ceiling historic windows. The home has a grand piano in the ballroom, reception area and bar as well as accommodations for 16. We can serve a seated dinner for 100. For Quilters guilds, Red Hat ladies, church retreats or executives planning sessions – we provide an extraordinary experience.

covering a broad range – the most common would be destination weddings by college educated professionals.


TT: Memorable Happenings on the property? Linda: The Lasker Inn, formerly the Lasker Home, was an orphanage for 90 years until 1990. Many of the former residents return today and share their memories of growing up in the mansion. As children they were lovingly cared for with respect and dignity, it is emotional to have adults knock on our door and show us their room. TT: Why do visitors come to A surprise closet upstairs still bears the names of the last orphans on the wooden shelves. town? Linda: Location – The seawall of Galveston is just 30 minutes from TT: Is there winner for “Best Breakfast”? the Greater Houston Area, and Linda: We are foodies! Our chef serves a gourmet just hours from Dallas, San Antonio breakfast every day with fresh herbs from our garden. and Austin. Galveston has a beach/ Guests can start their day on the relaxing porch or formal island reputation. Beautiful historic dining room. A new favorite breakfast is our Blueberry/ districts, including the infamous dewberry French toast casserole with warm cream cheese Strand, miles and miles of beaches, and our quiche: asparagus, vegetable, ham and bacon. We beach activities and water sports, encourage our guests to support the small Island eateries, the harbor, Moody Gardens, Palm they will impress foodies with their talents. Beach, and boating opportunities; ocean, canals and bayside. Sand & TT: What is your typical customer? Sea!! Perfect for every age; young Linda: Interesting question because we ‘do’ weddings – couples, families and seniors alike. and encore weddings (2nd time around) and vow renewals – each typically lending itself to a different age, but

TT: What sets the Lasker Inn apart from other hospitality venues? Linda: There are several other B&B’s on the island. They are primarily accommodations. We are a full service event center, with in-house catering and six luxurious suites. There is a great distinction. The Lasker Inn is much more than an overnight stay, or a place to get married. We pride ourselves on providing a top-notch level of service and the most opulent of amenities imaginable so that your ‘Lasker Experience” is unforgettable. TT: There are many surprising elements to this grand home, congratulations on your commitment to history and painstaking details. What are guests most impressed with? Linda: Thank you, we have lived on the island for many years and believe that most historical homes in disrepair can be saved. On the island, we experience the most beautiful sunsets in the southern United States. Unparalleled views of the constellations can be absorbed on the Lasker’s rooftop observation deck (previously a Victorian era widow’s walk). The ultimate hideway for that relaxing massage during a girlfriends getaway or romantic dinner during an anniversary is Lasker’s rooftop deck. For your next retreat or holiday reunion, contact Richard and Linda Denson at or call 409-939-5563.

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Texas Tea Towels ...a charming and friendly Texas tearoom with a unique atmosphere for you and your friends with a garden, gifts and great food!

Open Mon. - Sat. 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Reservations Encouraged - (281) 426-3670

from the Hands that weave them by Dee Dee Woodbury

Anyone who serves a good cup of tea appreciates a fine tea towel. Tea towels are a traditional part of setting out your tea.

112 Denny Street, Highlands, TX 77562

(20 miles east of downtown Houston, exit 787 from I-10 east) The


Annual British Festival


November 2nd 10 am - 4 pm We Must Be Doing Something Right! Proceeds benefit local charities: Be an Angel and Cuddling Care

Fabulous Christmas Shopping Delicious British Food Christmas Cakes Authentic Classic Cars Scottish Dancers & Pipers


1 Fluor Daniel Drive Sugar Land, TX 77478 Admission $5, Children under 12 free


Contemporary Hand Weavers of Houston have been showing their best towels at their annual members show and sale since 1984. Shoppers line up before opening to make sure they get to see the full array of hand woven towels (and the pick of the crop)! There are plenty of towels, in a variety of styles. Beautiful fingertip towels in linen to Texas size kitchen towels woven in cotton. Tea towels had humble beginnings long ago, as course linens that were woven by trained hands, to the mass-produced towels available in a myriad of designs in any store today. Houstonians have a special opportunity to find home grown textiles right here in the big city. Founded in 1949, the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston is the charter chapter of the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. The members have demonstrated the crafts of weaving spinning dyeing, basketry and felt making in the greater Houston Area for the last 64 years. Most notably, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Center For Contemporary Craft, The International Festival, Public and Private schools, Churches, and many other venues. Since the 1990’s the weavers have talked about a place of their own to teach classes. In 2012 the dream became reality when the Guild House opened in Chelsea Market on Montrose. We continue to demonstrate in the community, but now offer a variety of classes as well. For many of the members the annual show and sale is a highlight of the season. More info at

Ribbon and Roses

The Houston weavers realize that a hand woven towel isn’t for everyone, so check out the other lovely things they work on all year for the fall Sale. The textiles are all for sale and include; hand dyed hand woven silk scarves and shawls, handbags, jewelry, and pieces for the wall. | September - October 2013

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If you don’t live in Houston, well don’t fret. There are active weavers in every nook and cranny of the state. The “blanket” organization is called the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. To locate a weaver near you go to

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102 Market Street Tomball, TX 77375 281-516-1942 Tea towels are superb for drying your kitchen dishes, glassware and cutlery. Some alternative tea towel uses which you may or may not have considered are:

• Wrap a gift in a tea towel and tie with ribbons to give a double present. • Place on tea trays to absorb spillage and prevent cups and saucers sliding about. • Cover kitchen machines such as mixers and food processors to help protect from dust. • Use as a hand drying kitchen towel. • Place a stack in the bathroom when having guests. Everyone has the use of a fresh hand towel. • Drape over naturally drying drainer dishes to protect from insects. • Use as a picnic food cover. • Drape over your breadboard and butter dish to protect from insects. • Use as table napkins. • Food covers for plates of sandwiches and cake. • Place on an occasional table top for decoration and protection. • Use as individual tablecloths. • Drape over freshly prepared bread, rolls and toast to help keep them warm. • Place over rising bread. • Bread basket lining. • Sew into throw pillows and cushions. • Make a linen tote bag. •Make a dust cover for a special book.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11-6pm Friday - Saturday 11-8pm Sunday 12 - 6pm | Closed Monday Located in the Barns at the Depot across from the Historic Depot Plaza


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Prairie Street Heritage House Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room


1118 Prairie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5555 |

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Austin Junior Forum Sunday, November 3 Champagne Brunch 11:00-12:00 pm Tickets $35 per person

Friday, November 1 Women & Wine 5:30-9:30 pm Tickets: $35 per person Saturday, November 2 Gospel Brunch 11:00-12:00 pm Tickets: $35 per person Mother / Daughter Tea 1:30 –2:30 pm or 3:30-4:30 pm Tickets: $30 per person, $15 per person under 12 Wine By Candlelight Dinner 7:00-9:30 pm Tickets: $45 per person

Mother / Daughter Tea 1:30 –2:30 pm or 3:30-4:30 pm Tickets: $30 per person, $15 per person under 12 Offering High Teas - $15 - 3rd Saturday of month, 2:00 p.m.

November 4 -6 Shopping Night 5:30 –8:00 pm Tickets: $15 per person

Reservations required 979-732-5555

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November 4 - 7 Daily Luncheon 11:00-12:00 pm or 1:00-2:00 pm Tickets: $20 per person, $15 per Senior over 60 November 7 Girl’s Night Out 5:30 –9:00 pm Tickets: $30 per person

. . . A Special Event December 8, 2013

Milk & Cookies with Santa

2:00-3:30 pm including story time Tickets: $15 children 12 & under, $5 Adult Entry Fee We look forward to seeing you at the 31st Annual Christmas at Caswell 100% of the proceeds are given to selected Austin area non-profits through the AJF Grants Program. Tickets go on sale September, 1, 2013

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Pink Ribbon and Roses English Tea and Fashion Show Saturday October 12, 2013 Afternoon Tea served every 4th Saturday of the Month. Call for Reservations.

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(Bear Thread Designs) Teaching three different Quiltsmart classes

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Kits are available for some of the classes, supply lists will be provided. Quilters will have various chances to enter a drawing for a quilt.

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