Monday, September 17, 2012

Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad
by Nancy Kimmerle

a package of orzo pasta, cooked and cooled
craisins, lots
1 onion, diced
1 reed pepper, diced
sliced almonds or pinenuts (I brought these and forgot to put on at the last minute)
grated carrots, diced cucumbers, anything

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt


BASIC PESTO SAUCE by Nancy Kimmerle
This is made in a blender or food processor 

2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, washed and thoroughly dried
1 cup (3 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup olive oil
8 walnuts
1½ Tbs pine nuts

Place basil, Parmesan, walnuts, pine nuts and oil in a blender or food processor.  Process until basil is finely chopped.  I do add a little water if needed.  Use pesto at once or place in small jars, adding a thin layer of olive oil to each jar to keep pesto from darkening; refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage.  Yield: about 1⅓ cups.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012


September’s meeting was an overnight Quilt-a-thon at Blue Mountain Cabin, just a few minutes north of Blanding.  We had 28 attendees at one time or another. 

Two classes were taught.  Norma Madden taught the Pioneer Braid and Crystal Day, owner of It’s Sew Moab, taught the Stain Glass Class.  The rest of the time, we sewed, sewed, and sewed!

There was lots and lots of food, and most of it healthy!  Lou Mueller and Gloria Eberly, of USU Extension provided the main course of our dinner meal.  Grayson Country Quilters and USU Extension partner together on occasion.

As a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  What a wonderful 24 hours we had sewing to our hearts content!


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Our Husband/Wife Team.  Worthy and Gail Glover.  Worthy is the token male in our quilt guild.

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Pioneer Braid Quilt by Norma Madden

(Our inspiration!)

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Norma displays a baby sized version of this quilt.

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A little ‘Show and Tell’

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Annie Charles in front of her quilt that only took two weeks to complete!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Quilt Retreat in Cedar City - Jan 30--Feb 2, 2013

Cedar Chest Quilter's Guild presents:

7th Annual Quilt Retreat.

January 30th, 2013 to February 2nd, 2013, at the

Crystal Inn, 1575 W. 200 N., Cedar City, UT  84720  (435)  586-8888

(The hotel has reserved several rooms at a low rate for this event.)

Opportunity Quilt Tickets Available
Drawing on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

The retreat is four days and three nights featuring twenty six classes
with teachers from Utah and Nevada and our national teacher Jill Finley
who is from Utah.

Registration fee is $15 which includes:

Meet the teachers, trunk shows, show-n-tell projects from past retreats.
All night sew Friday night with lots of door prizes.

For more information check out our website:

or call Judy Rockwell at (435) 867-0676

Be sure to make checks payable to:  CCQG

Mail all registrations to:

Carlene Reid
1451 N. 6775 W.
Cedar City, UT  84721

We hope to see you all there.