Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our Guild in Action

I was just playing around to see if I could put on a slideshow and it looks like it worked. These are just some random pictures from different times

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Guild Board meets

The guild board met yesterday. What a great group. We were a little short-handed as several are off on vacations.
Our bank account is healthy, Kay reported. Maybe it would be nice to get some input from the members on how to spend our money.
Donna's head is spinning about the 2011 Quilt show. Obviously, we need more display racks for next time.
Myra told us all about the upcoming August meeting with Kathy, her daughter, who is a long arm quilter and quilt designer in Jeff City. I, for one, am anxious to see that Accucut machine demonstrated.
Am finishing up the newsletter for this month. Want to get it out before we go on vacation. Have a lot of pictures and always worry that it will be too large to easily e-mail.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Quilt Retreat

Kathy writes:

I was sitting here playing around with my computer and found this place by the Harrisonville exit on the way to K.C. I took the virtual tour. 12 beds in a bunk house with dressing rooms. I thought you might like to look at it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Gloria's Favorite Salad

Gloria just sent me this recipe to beat the heat:
Medium cucumber seeded and grated or shredded ( I like the long English cucumber because it has no seeds and I double the recipe to use all of it) 1 - 3 ounce lime gelatin ,1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 small onion grated.
Pat the shredded cucumber dry. In bowl combine gelatin, boiling water and salt. Add mayonnaise and cottage cheese along with cucumber and onion. Oil a 5 cup mold or any bowl, you don't have to oil bowl as you will be scooping it out

Friday, July 3, 2009

Shooting Star Block

I am working on a quilt called “Shooting Star” using a pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts. The petal-like pieces are cut out using a template, then machine sewn right sides together. Was not happy with the looks of my points when I turned them so developed this little trick. (I don’t take credit for it – may have learned it in 7th grade home ec on turning a collar.) I leave a long thread at the point, (and backstitch.) Trim the seam. Then, I turn it halfway through. Thread a needle with the thread tail and then gently work the needle thru the point. Complete the turning and then pull the thread and pop out the point. I think it makes a nicer looking point. This “star” is then hand appliqu├ęd to the background. The circle is also applique.
Here’s a picture of one block: (I am referring to the dark blue petal-shaped pieces. The white points are just inset.) Five blocks done and seven more to do. And all in different fabrics. Sort of fun to do.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Salute to the Flag

And here is Fourth of July Sam, also by Gig.