We love fabric, color, design and especially anything to do with quilting. We get together as friends once a month to share, teach, chat and motivate. We're always looking for ways to share the warmth and love from our handmade quilts with our loved ones and those in need.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
May 2012-Sparking Basil Lemonade,Dilly Casserole Bread,Apple/Greens/Pecan salad,Fruit Salad,Potato/corn/bacon/tomato Salad
We had a wonderful meeting at Nancy Christensen's in May. Many group members were in attendance, along with three visitors, all daughters of members. Here are our show and tell pictures. We also collected pastel color donation squares for the next humanitarian quilt top.
Close ups of Carolanna's quilt.
Nancy's daughter, Elizabeth's quilt. Made of Modernology fabrics from Art Gallery.
Back, quilting done by Gary Christensen, Elizabeth's father.
Diane's daughter, Nancy's little girl's apron
Nancy's dish towel for the little girl to use in her little kitchen.
Diane's quilt. Road Trip pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. This quilt will go to Humanitarian Servies.
Diane's scrappy pink and white quilt top.
Cindy's dress-she made the pattern to use for charity dresses
Jeannie sewed this donated squares quilt top.
Corrie's apron for a little girl.
Nancy's Three Pocket Envelope Purse-we each got a pattern. Fabric is Stitched in Color, by Malka Dubrasky.
Kathi pizza box exchange quilt.
Robyn's blessing dress and slip
Darla's red and black quilt
The next few pictures are Cindy's quiet books that will be donated. She designed each page. They were made as a humanitarian project. Nicely done!
Nancy taught us about making labels for our quilts and gave us quite a few different ideas. She gave some good reasons to label quilts. It was good motivation for those who don't take the time.
Here are some examples of unique labels.
We were able to trace out of this little book, to take a label home. Good inspiration.
Delicious Salads (recipes below) were enjoyed!
Thank you Nancy for your hospitality and work!! Thanks for sharing your recipes, also.
Sparkling Basil Lemonade
•4 cups water
•3 cups sugar
•2 cups fresh basil leaves (about
•2 1 liter bottles club soda, chilled
•2 cups lemon juice
•Fresh basil leaves
1.For basil syrup, in a large saucepan combine water,
sugar, and basil. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer,
uncovered, for 20 minutes. Strain syrup and discard leaves. Cover and chill
syrup for 2 to 24 hours.
2.For lemonade, in a very large punch bowl combine chilled
syrup, club soda, and lemon juice. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Dilly Casserole Bread
This recipe comes from the 1980
Lion House Recipes Book. It is one
of the easiest breads you can make.
Great alone, but can also be sliced through the round once or twice and
filled with fixings for a large picnic sandwich.
1 pkg dry
creamed cottage cheese (heated to lukewarm
2 T sugar
instant minced onion, or 2 T finely chopped fresh
dill seed (not weed)
2 ¼ to 2
½ C all purpose flour
yeast in water. Combine in mixing
bowl: cottage cheese, sugar,
onion, butter, dill seed, salt, soda, egg and softened yeast. Add flour gradually to form a stiff
dough, beating well after each addition.
Cover. Let rise in warm
place until light and double in bulk (45-60 min).
dough down. Turn into well-greased
8 or 9-inch round casserole. Let
rise in warm place until light, 30-40 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until golden
brown. Brush with soft butter and
sprinkle with coarse salt.
Apple/greens/pecan salad with maple
I used romaine and pecans, and light mayo in the
dressing. Other than that, recipe was identical.
Apple, Dried Cherry, and Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pure maple
3 tablespoons Champagne
vinegar or other white wine vinegar
2 Granny Smith
apples, peeled, cored, cut into matchstick-size strips
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup chopped
For dressing: Whisk mayonnaise, maple syrup, vinegar,
and sugar in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in oil until mixture
thickens slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Dressing can be
prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Re-whisk before using.)
For salad: Toss greens, apples, cherries, and 1/4
cup walnuts in large bowl to combine. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Divide
salad equally among plates. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts and serve.
Favorite Fruits Salad
blueberries, apples, bananas, grapes). Dressing was "company"
(whole-milk) Greek Honey Yogurt with additional honey, and juice from half of
a lemon.. Add quinoa (keen wah). I used about 2/3 C of red quinoa. Soak
grain for 5-10 minutes, rinse well and then cook for about 15 minutes in 1 1/3
Cook red potatoes until tender, then cool in ice water. Add corn, diced bacon, grape or cherry
tomatoes, red onion, radishes (opt.), fresh basil. Dress with oil
and white wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.