Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 2017

Almost all of the Cloverleaf Quilters were at quilt club today.  The only one who was missing was Deb.  We hope you are doing OK Deb.  If you are able to, shoot us an email to let us know why you missed quilt club.  I hope it was because you were doing something fun!

I apologize for the quality of my pictures this month.  I don't really know what happened.  

We had three of our Medallion/Round Robin Quilts for show and tell.  Rhonda's is done done done!
 She cleverly quilted it with shamrocks!  The backing is fabric an aunt used back in the 80's to make mu mus.  It just added to the fun of this quilt.
 Mine is quilted and now I have to decide how I am going to bind it.
 Sue is making hers for her husband.  She added patches and embroidery with his name, battalion, and other Vietnam mementos..

Rhonda is making memory quilts for a friend.  This is a disappearing 9 patch.

 Linda's log cabin is fixed and quilted.

And that is it for show and tell.  Peggy sent me pictures of some of her projects, but some escaped without being photographed.

These are two memory quilts that Peggy made.

Peggy's baby quilt made from a MSQ company tutorial.  She will send me the name later to add here.  "Wedge Diamond Quilt"

This is a crocheted hooded blanket Peggy made.

We had a lot of food with everyone here.  I didn't even see all of it.  I should have paid more attentions.  I am dieting again and didn't want to be tempted.  Peggy made stuffed celery that everyone loved and she is going to send me the link to the recipe.  I brought a salad.  Cathy made beef barbeque, Linda made taco soup, Sue made marinated carrots, Sheree brought drinks and I think Patty brought dessert?  I didn't see that, thankfully.

Bacon-Cranberry-Walnut Stuffed Celery

12 celery stalks, cleaned, cut into portions
1/2 lb crispy cooked bacon, drained and crumbled
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup glazed walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup craisins, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1. Cook bacon (crispy), drain on paper towels. Chop walnuts, Craisins, and green onion. In a small bowl, combine: Cream cheese, bacon, walnuts, Craisins, green onion, heavy cream, and garlic powder. Stir until mixed well. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes (to combine flavors).
2. Clean celery and cut into desired portion size.
3. Stuffing Celery: Carefully spread cream cheese mixture into each portion of celery. I personally use a piping bag with a LARGE tip. You can do the same with a Ziploc bag with a large hole cut in a corner. Refrigerate until time to serve, keep chilled.

Then we discussed a new round robin.  The discussion was hilarious as people didn't grasp the concept initially.  The more we discussed it the more confusion ensued.  I think we finally all got it figured out.

Here is my interpretation.  Everyone starts out with a certain amount of one fabric-the focus fabric. Rhonda suggested three yards.  This fabric is put into a box (pizza box) and passed to another quilter.  Each quilter will now have a pizza box with another quilter's fabric in it.  The quilter's job is to make two twelve inch quilt blocks that uses some of the fabric in the box and coordinating fabric from the holder of the box's stash.  The box will be brought back to quilt club the following month and passed on to another quilter who will also make two twelve inch blocks that coordinate with the blocks and fabric in the box, using fabric from their own stash.  Every month you will have a box to take home, make two blocks and bring back to club with you the following month.  At the end of eight or nine months, you will have 16 or 18 twelve inch blocks in your box that coordinate with your original fabric.  When you get your box and fabric back, you can determine a lay out for your round robin quilt.  Rhonda discouraged using the same blocks for each round where you make two blocks for your fellow quilter.  (I kind of liked the idea!  LOL)  I hope this makes sense-after today though I am not sure I can explain it!)

We also discussed the Lancaster Quilt Show.  We are going to meet at the Sheridon Inn on Route 30 (behind Round the Clock Diner)  Saturday, April 1.  Rhonda will give us more details later.  We are going to be meeting up with Doris and her gang.  The Quilt Show will be in lieu of our regular March meeting.

One final note-Happy birthday to Rhonda!  She will be celebrating in March with a dream trip to Hawaii!  Safe travels and have a wonderful time!