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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Making Em All!

This is Emily and Craig from Marion, Iowa. They are celebrating 45 years of marriage with a stop at each of the shops on the All Iowa Shop Hop! Congratulations on both monumental events!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sisters of the Cloth

Sisters of the Cloth meets at the Adel Library Saturday mornings - July 20, September  14 and November 16. 

This year, there will be the option to make these Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks with English Paper Piecing (hand work, no sewing machines).  Above is our inspiration quilt.

We have quilt trunk shows and speakers scheduled for each class. Call now to register. $50 for all three classes or $20 each.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Big Sky Bear

Niece Lindsay sent me this picture. It's a free download from Moda's Bake Shop site called Big Sky Bear. I am guessing it's about 70" x 80".  Nice job Linz!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Special Exhibit

I challenged Quilt Circle of Friends members to create something with a cloth license plate. They are on display in the shop now. Come take a closer look. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sunday Sewday

As with most Sundays this spring, I spent most of the day in my shade garden - weeding, transplanting, painting the garage - but I did have time for a little sewing.

Even though I have a several table runners, I bought this one from our library sale because it looked so pretty on my little white table. Kathy Hamilton made this for our fund raiser.

BUT - it was a little too long for the table and I'm just a little crazy, so -- -
- - - I trimmed one row of blocks off and re-stitched the binding. Then I made these two little glasses (or rotary cutter) cases for our library sale.

I also finished up this fun little project. It's a portable pressing mat made by covering an empty fabric bolt board and has a pocket on the front for transporting long rulers. Look close. Can you see the ruler? We have patterns! AND empty fabric bolt boards.

This is the last week we will have items for sell for our Adel Library Fund Raiser. We have raised about $600 so far but there are still some very nice items, priced to sell. 

All of these and more. Come see or call for us to ship 515-993-1170.

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!