Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 2009 Meeting

Today we met at Robyn Chamberlain's home for a nice mid summer quilt meeting. After show and tell, Robyn showed us how to crochet a round rug using 1 inch wide fabric strips. She also served a delicious lunch of Caeser Salad, grapes, watermelon, yummy bread and wonderful fruit trifles for dessert. Thanks so much Robyn.

Carolanna's friendship block and below is a quilt she made from similar blocks.

Carolanna's snowball quilt made from a layer cake of fabrics.

Carolanna's zigzag quilt.

Diane S.'s checkbook cover. She learned how to make them from a blog tutorial.

A colored pencil holder made by Diane S.

Both purses were made by Nancy. The one below is a purse made from 2 tea towels and it's reversible.

A Kaffe Fasset design made by Nancy. It's called the S quilt.

A block of the month quilt made by Maurene. It turned out beautiful. Above is a closer look.

Here's a fun blue and yellow table runner made by Diane S.

Maurene finished the friendship blocks we made for her.

Here is a full shot of it. Very nice.

Close up of a block of the month quilt sponsored by Huckleberry Patches of McCall, Idaho. Below is the full quilt. Many many hand stiches in this quilt.

Jeanie F. made a very simple quilt of browns, tans and reds for her grandson who is getting married in just a few short days.

Rachel made this darling girlie quilt for her daughter's bedroom wall.

Rachel also made this fun bulletin board of pinks and blacks!


Completed penny rug. We started these last month. Two people got theirs done, Rachel and Susan

Detail quilting of Robyn's scrappy round the world quilt.

Here is Robyn's latest version of the crocheted rug that she showed us how to make today.

This yellow and blue quilt was completed by Jerri M. for her friend's child's wedding quilt.

Lenette made a diaper changing pad to match the diaper bag that she made, pictured below. Very Very Cute.

Diane Beagley's daughter, Hannah, attended quilt group with her today. She made this cute purse in a class she took at a local quilt store.

Diane B.'s log cabin quilt.

Friday, July 3, 2009

June 09 mtg at Rachel's

June 2009-Chicken Salad, Frito Salad

Here are a couple of the recipes from our last meeting. After a wonderful show and tell (pictures coming shortly), Rachel demonstrated how to make wool penny rugs and we swapped wool fabric so we can all make a penny rug. Lunch was a fun treat and as usual requests came for recipes. So here are 2 of them. More may be coming later.

Chicken Salad

4 c. chopped chicken
3 celery ribs, diced
1 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. chopped toasted pecans

1 1/2 c. mayonnaise or less if you desire
1/3 c. honey
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Frito Salad

1 medium onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 yellow bell peppers, chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
2 to 3 tomatoes, chopped
1 can red kidney beans
1 bottle Catalina salad dressing
1 bag Fritos corn chips

Add all ingredients together in a bowl, except the dressing and Fritos. Toss together. Add dressing, as much as desired to coat, and also add the Fritos when ready to serve.