Thursday, November 1, 2018

October 2018

Big thanks to Lenette for hosting this month's meeting along with Cindy, Jean and Joan for their help also. We had door prizes, fabric giveaways (thanks to Joan and Jean) and best of all, the friendship and motivation we feel after attending.
Nov. 28th we are having our last meeting of the year. We are meeting at Diane's for a Favorite Things Christmas party. Think of something you love that costs under $10 and bring 3 of that same item to the meeting. Everyone will leave with 3 fabulous new finds! And of course bring your show and tells and brunch will be served.

Here is the show and tell:

Diane's daughter, Nancy, came to our meeting today and showed this fun rag quilt she made for a friend's son who has suffered from an illness.

Nancy C. finished her wool pumpkin project from our meeting a couple months ago.

Split nine-patch by Nancy C. She had enough leftovers to make another quilt.

The back

Nancy C. made this brick quilt using donated fat quarters and woven fabrics from Allyson Smith

Jean made this penguin quilt making it look more tropical by using the Hawaiian style fabrics. It is a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

Jean made this bear quilt from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

Cat in the Hat quilt made by Jean. The entire story is told on the fabric behind the Cat.

Back of Dr. Suess quilt

Jean made this wool table topper

Jeri made this friendship braid quilt.

Rope bowls that Nancy C. made from clothesline cord. She used cork to finish off the edge at the top.

Close up

Robyn made this ribbon box quilt from a free online pattern. She changed the width of the ribbons to make it more appealing as a baby quilt.


Nancy C made this stunning pickle dish quilt called "Eye Popping Pickle Quilt" from a pattern that she's seen made with Kaffe Fasset fabrics. But she chose her own fabric combinations and entered it into the Boise Basin Quilt Show. She won 2nd place! She explained all that goes into entering a quilt into a judged quilt show, how to block a quilt (pin finished quilt to the rug, square up using rulers, spray with water or steam and let completely dry before unpinning), what the judges are looking for, and what she worked hard on with this quilt including a demo of how to make perfect 90 degree binding corners which helped to make this an award winning quilt.
What judges look for:
visual impact

Nancy said she usually uses a cut 2 1/2" strip of fabric for the binding and shortens her stitch length to attach it to the quilt top, adds a bead of Elmer's school glue and then irons to stabilize the edge. She irons after attaching the strip and then glues again after she turns it to the back side and uses an invisible stitch to attach it to the back.
Close up

Fabrics and kits that Jean and Joan donated to the group.

Lenette's quilt from last month up on her wall on her stairway. Perfect spot for it!



  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat together the oil, eggs, and sugar.
  3. Add the carrots and pineapple.
  4. Sift together and mix into the carrot mixture the flour, cinnamon, soda, and salt.
  5. Stir in the coconut and the nuts.
  6. Pour into an ungreased 9x13-inch pan and bake at 350F for 45 minutes. If you are using a glass pan, bake at 325°F.
  7. To make frosting, cream together the cream cheese and the margarine, then beat in the powdered sugar, and add just enough milk, if any, to make it a good spreading consistency.
  8. When cool, frost the cake with the cream cheese frosting.

Chicken Roll-ups

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sept 2018 Meeting

Robyn, thank you for hosting our meeting this month and a big thank you to Nancy C. for helping with the lunch! Next month, October, we are meeting on the 31st at Lenette's. Also The AccuQuilt is at Robyn's house if anyone wants to borrow it.
Here's our show and tell:
Rachel used panels to make these 4 outdoor quilts for her sons for Christmas. On the back she found some extremely soft fabric called Sew Lush from Joann's. It felt even softer than minky.


Rachel also used a panel to make this Halloween quilt.

Rachel made this baby quilt.
Diane made this pinwheel baby quilt using one line of fabric.
Diane made this wedding garland using Twill tape ordered from Amazon and cut various lengths of ribbon, flowers and greener and tied it all on upside down.

Maurene was given these flower garden hexagon blocks that her mother made. They were all hand-pieced. Maurene sewed them onto the white fabric and added the sashing thanks to several employees from Quilt Expressions who helped her pick the fabrics.
Cindy used lots of flannel scraps, 2 1/2" squares, to make this Scrappy Heart quilt.

Close up

Cindy also made this Halloween wallhanging using the stack and whack method for the scrappy looking border.

She attached a label she made using her embroidery machine.
Cindy also made this Halloween table topper, a dresden neighborhood.

Lenette also made the same Halloween quilt but used some different fabrics.

Here is a finished project from last month!

Jean made this Halloween wool table topper

Jean also made this wool pillow.

This "Lexington" fabric "Emblem" block quilt was made by Jean. The pattern is from the Fat Quarter Style book.

Jean also made this patriotic quilt.

Another quilt made by Jean. Even the quilting contains some anchors.

Jean made this Christmas wall hanging from a kit using embroidered squares and pinwheels.

Robyn made this large half-square triangle quilt top for a granddaughter. She used grunge fabrics.
Jean shared this T-shirt quilt that her sister, Joan, made. Very creative placement and unique style for a t-shirt quilt.
Jean also shared this quilt made by her twin sister, Joan.
Monica made this double churn dash quilt using fabric from the Varsity Line.

Robyn presented a great demo about the use of color and choosing colors for your quilts. She gave each of us fabric squares to use as our own personal color wheel. Here's a website that will be a wonderful reference and reminder of what she taught.


Southwest Sandwich

1 loaf French bread – split in half
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 avocados, sliced
1 lb. turkey or ham, sliced
sliced cheese – provalone, mozzarella, or other

(Recipe makes more dressing than needed for 1 sandwich)
1 c. mayo
2/3 c. sour cream
¼ c. chopped olives
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. salt
1/3 c. chopped green onion.

Layer on split loaf of French bread:
dressing (be generous)

* This sandwich can also be baked.  Make as directed then place on cookie sheet.  Tent with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Tomato Corn Salad

Cherry tomatoes, halved
Fresh corn
Green onions
Dressing is olive oil, fresh lime juice, salt, and a little sugar

Stir all together and then add crumbled Cotija cheese to your taste.

Fresh Fruit Cobbler
¼ c. butter
2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar, divided
¾ c. flour
½ tsp. salt
¾ c. milk
3-4 c. fresh fruit (peaches or blackberries are good)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare fruit (wash and slice as needed) then mix with ½ c. sugar and set aside. Melt butter in a 9”x9” baking dish.  Mix up a batter with ½ c. sugar, the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk.  Pour batter over melted butter, but do not stir. Spoon prepared fruit evenly over top of batter.  Do not stir.  Bake 45-50 minutes.  The batter will rise to the top and will be brown and crisp.  Serve hot or cold.  Good with ice cream.