Monthly Archives: October 2014

October Meeting 2014


Octobers meeting was full of information.

Vicki was feeling a little cagey and skipped one of the steps in the Fall Mystery wall hanging.  So, we are on to step three so that we can not put it together yet. She says these things with a Cheshire grin….

I always forget when I am on the list for snacks.  Matter of fact I brought it this meeting thinking I was on the list for October.  So I will be bringing it next month as well.  I will post who is bringing snacks so if you are anything like me, you can check here to see if you are on the list.  Please note, if you are on the list to bring snacks then you are also suppose to help with clean up.  Lois and Dottie are always doing it with a few of us chipping in from time to time!  I am quite sure they would love more help.

Snack List for November







Tip of the Month – brought to you by Marilyn.

Sheer genius!  Put a few portable lights in a plastic box and voila- instant light box for all your paper piecing projects.

Quilt Shows

Irondequoit Quilt Show this weekend. October 25-26, 2014; 10 – 4 Sat & Sun at Rogers Middle School.  Click this link for more info.

Please feel free to email me with any quilt show dates and I will post them here.

Military Lap Quilts

There is a request for military lap quilts, measuring 36 by 40 for our wounded veterans.  They will go to a hospital down in Florida where there is a unit full of wounded soldiers, with brain traumas, etc.  If you want to have cut corners on one side so that the wheels of the wheel chair don’t catch on the quilt- then perfect.  If you want to make a bigger quilt for the soldiers that are bed bound, then you can do that too.  Remember that a good percentage of these wounded soldiers are women, so if you  like a more feminine touch, go ahead and do that!  All quilts should be red, white and blue.  Use this opportunity to learn machine quilting, heck, you could even try some new things with your walking foot.

Here is a link to pattern to do a smaller quilt if you are stuck on ideas.

Illinois Road Wheel Chair Quilt

Christmas Party

If you would like a Christmas present, it is bring a present get a present type deal.  15 dollars is the limit.

Bring a Fat Quarter.

Please email Julie with whatever dish you are bringing for the party.

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Canal Country Quilters Retreat! Autumn Edition


Thank you for giving me all those wonderful smiles to photograph.  What a bunch of beautiful ladies.  A good time had by all.  Lots of food, laughter, silliness and we did actually get some stuff done.

The theme for the retreat was “spa”.  Thank you to Vicki and Jan for a wonderful job on preparing for retreat.

Honestly, I did not forget about the cookie recipe.  For all you ladies that did not attend, we had these fabulous cookies.  Jan, lovingly named them crack cookies because they are so addictive.

Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe is from Libby’s; the original recipe is here.  It was slightly adapted from the original.  Becky did not use a glaze but rather a little frosting atop each cookie with a sprinkling of cinnamon.  My mouth is watering as I write.

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.

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