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Monday, June 24, 2019

Taste the Experience

Our free Row x Row pattern, Dinner Plate, featuring our 2019 cloth license plate.

Lonnie tested our pattern, making this pillow with feature fabric in place of the cloth license plate.

The back of Lonnie's pillow features more fun wine fabric.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Iowa Quilt Museum Request

Remember the bicycle quilt we did for Row x Row a couple years ago? I had one but gave it away at some point.

The Iowa Quilt Museum is planning a short pop up exhibit of bicycle theme quilts for RAGBRAI July 22 and would like to know if anyone has one of these quilts they can borrow for their exhibit. 

If you have one (or any bicycle theme quilt) contact Megan Barrett at the info given here.

Megan Barrett, Director
Iowa Quilt Museum
68 E Court
Winterset, IA 50273

Saturday, June 22, 2019

June Quilt Circle

We had our June meeting last week and, as always, enjoyed show and share!

Maggie was a new guest and shared 10" squares she is planning to use for a holiday rag quilt.

Abbie shared her block of the month quilt which she expanded.

A kazillion tiny buttons later, Celia can call her showman quilt done!
Deanna finished up this little quilt.  It was started when she was gifted a pack of tan 5" squares from which she challenged herself to make something.

Celia recently helped her granddaughter Madeline finish up this mystery quilt.

Remember seeing this pattern before? Every month, Sue and Abbie show more quilts they have made for Warrior Wagons for children battling cancer.

Deb shared this challenge quilt she made using our 2018 "License Plate". These challenge quilts are on display in the shop now.

Isn't this cute? Whirly Gigs made with Whirly Gig fabric.

Deb has been making quilts for the local vets office to use on their exam tables. 

Abbie has just pieced together these blocks made on her embroidery machine.

Did you know Celia likes snowmen?

Flo finished Abilene. Isn't she spectacular?

Sue is just finishing up this butterfly quilt.

Bonnie's hand appliqued and hand quilted!

Nikki showed us her crayon bags. She has made hundreds of these bags to give away to children, crayons on the outside, coloring books on the inside. 

Donna shared this quilt, a gift from daughter (and QC member) Kathy.

Margaret brought this little quilt to add to our challenge exhibit.

Celia is teaching this granddaughter to quilt.

This little cheater quilt was gifted to the charity we are collecting for, Mercy PICU. 

Bonnie shared this quilt. It's her Get Er Done commitment for 2019.

Nancy J. shared a clever way to keep small pattern cards organized, using a Grandma's Brag Book photo keeper.

Another beauty by our mentor, Margaret.

Sue is branching out into pink?? Pretty.

Kathy just finished this glorious scrap quilt, a wedding gift for friends.

Another gift quilt by Kathy, this one for a special neighbor.

Margaret shared this Pieced Applique' quilt.

With a grand baby on the way, Nancy H. has busy working on baby quilts.

This one, Nancy re-purposed from a baby quilt she made many moons ago for her daughter.

And never the quilt sloucher, Nancy H. also showed us this quilt top she recently finished up.

After a quick demo of the Pineapple Trim Tool from Creative Grids, we enjoyed a snack and called it an evening.

Thank you to Nancy H. for taking these pictures for us and to all of my Quilt Circle of Friends

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Spinach-Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This is a recipe my sister shared with me. Very yummy!

Spinach-Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4 chicken breasts
1T Olive Oil
1 t paprika
1 t salt
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 C Parmesan cheese
2 T mayo
1 1/2 C chopped fresh spinach
1 t garlic, minced
1/2 t red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 375
Place chicken on cutting board and drizzle with oil. 

Mix together paprika, 1/2 t salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Sprinkle over chicken, both sides. 

Cut a pocket in one side of each breast, halfway through. (I had the butcher do this for me).

Mix cream cheese, parm, mayo, spinach, garlic, red pepper flakes and 1/2 t salt  and spoon into each chicken breast evenly.

Bake in 9 x 13 pan uncovered for 25 min or until breasts are cooked through. (I had to bake mine about 45 minutes to get done).

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

More Baskets!

We got in a big batch of baskets a couple weeks ago and most have already gone home with a new owner. So, we ordered and even bigger batch. Julia is holding just a few of them in this pic. So hard to pick a favorite!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hand Applique' Class

Bonnie Nelsen will teach hand applique' with back basting at the Adel Library on Saturday, July 13 at 10 am. Students must pre-register at the shop. Class fee is $35. Register now to learn from the best.

This is Bonnie's quilt displayed in our Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show last weekend.

Open Sew

As always, it was a fun time at Open Sew this week.
I was gone more than I was there but, I did get the binding sewn on these three little quilts, shop samples from a panel.
Marti was cutting.
Marilyn was our guest, visiting from Colorado.

Marilyn's specialty is wool applique.
Joyce was making scrap quilts. Here is a top she just completed

This is her next one, same pattern but with a white background.

Bonnie was getting ready to start a new project, this barn scene quilt.

She spent the day cutting and used these recycled UPS envelopes to keep her pieces organized.

Nikki was basting this quilt top for machine quilting.

Others dropped by for help with a project or just to chat. See a list of all of our Open Sew Dates at the top left of this page and plan to join us!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sharing - - -

If you are or know if anyone who is a sewer or quilter...

My wife passed away in February and I am selling most of her supplies. I will be setup to sell June 17, 19, and 20 from 6 to 9 pm at my house. Cash only and limited parking. Carpool if possible.

15432 Westbrook Dr, Urbandale

Quilting fabric bundles-$3 & $4
Fat quarters-$3
Clothing Patterns-$1.00
Quilting Patterns-$4.00
Templates-up to $5
Rulers & Mats-up to $8
Quilted purses
Bags of fabric scraps
Tools, Thread, Buttons, etc
Unfinished quilts (no backing) & projects

The quilts are up!

This crew gathered early this morning to hang quilts, all around the house and in neighboring yards as well.  Come see!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Handmade items for sell!

Look at all of this beautiful stuff that has been donated to sell in our Adel Public Library fund raiser. Priced to sell or make us an offer.

Table Runners

Table Toppers and Pillow Covers

Hand Towels

Coasters and Wallets

Miscellaneous patterns and fabric pieces.

Stacks of embroidered blocks

Purses and Totes

Reading pillows with book and flashlight

Fleece and sewing supplies


Handy zip bags.

Frames, Glasses Case, Wood Spools

More smalls!

Several sets of these newborn caps.

More table runners!

Bags of holiday panels and fabric cuts.
Judy Williams donated this brand new rolling carry case to our fund raiser.  New these are between $95 and $125 plus this case comes with a set of organizing cases. We are asking $75 for this case. Measure your sewing machine to see if it will fit and come shopping!

Wall quilts.