Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grayson Country Quilters in 2001

Janet Wilcox recently found a photo/press release and a few notes on Grayson Country Quilters during the year 2001...

Grayson Country Quilters participated in the following:

  • Made two quilts the Clyde Watkins family who had a house fire.
  • Entered a float in the 4th of July parade
  • The quilt show was Albert R. Lyman Middle School
  • Learned to make various patterns for Sampler quilts.  Rosalie Payne and EveLyn Perkins taught many of those workshops. 
  • At Christmas, those who wanted to, brought a favorite fabric, and we traded with each other, and made a wall hanging, or runner for the other person using that material, plus others of our choice.  The rest of the guild did a White Elephant gift exchange. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Guild Meeting – August 15, 2012

Summer Social
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Norma Madden shows her Pioneer Braid Quilt.  This is the quilt technique we will be learning at our Quilt-a-thon on September 12-13, 2012
Shari Guymon exchanging 5 x 7 strips for our Pioneer Braid!
Sidney Christensen made this queen sized Lone Star, which includes a pillow tuck.
Christine Johnson shows us a family heirloom quilt made by her grandmother.
Janet Bradford stitched this quilt together - during the long hours of winter - while working at the Blanding Visitor Center.
Deb Bayles shows off two “Trip Around the World” lap quilts that she made.  Trip Around the World is her favorite pattern.
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Tiawna Moses made this baby quilt for Beth Millward
The Quilt Guild gave Beth Millward this baby quilt.

Pioneer Braid:  5 x 7 Scrap Exchange!

Kathy Hurst shows the last step of the 2012 Challenge Quilt!


Dip for Crackers

Dip for Crackers
by Nicole Brown

2 8 oz pkgs  cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
Bacon bits
Grated cheese
1 pkg ranch dressing mix

  Mix ingredients to taste. Use less cream cheese if a more sour cream taste is preferred.

Fresh Peach Desert

Fresh Peach Desert
(This is my variation on Linda Halliday's recipe)
Janet Wilcox

Crust: 2 c. wholewheat flour (I use hard white wheat)
2 cubes melted butter
½ C. brown sugar.
1 C. rolled oats
Mix until crumbly and pat into cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10 min.

Filling: 2 C.water
1 large pk orange jello (or 1 reg small + 1 sugar free small)
1/2 C. sugar  (omit if peaches are sweet)
2 T. corn starch
Mix and boil til clear, then cool
Add 4+ Cups peaches sliced. Pour over cream cheese filling

Cream cheese filling– spread this on baked crust:
Mix together until smooth:
1 large pkg cream cheese  (I used 1/2 cream cheese & 1 small vanilla yogurt)
½ C. powdered sugar
8 oz of whipped cream

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato Salad 
by Debbie Christiansen

5 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes or yams
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 T finely diced bread and butter pickles
2/3 cup homemade mayonnaise
(1 tsp prepared yellow mustard - optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Place cubed peeled sweet potatoes in large pot of cool water; bring to noil and cook for 3-5 minutes or junst until fork tender. Drain in colander, rinse with cold water until cool enough to handle. Drain well and refrigerate for a few hours.

In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except salt and pepper and mix well. Gently stir in the potatoes, add salt and pepper to taste.  8 servings