October 2007 by forrests


									October 2007 2008 Quilt Show Theme “A Day in the Country” ******************************************************************************** Upcoming Meetings: October – Ground Zero Quilt Lois Jarvis will be here from Madison Wisconsin with her Ground Zero Quilt and slide show presentation. She will also be selling poster of Ground Zero Quilt, hand-made fabric greeting cards, rust-dyed fabric, and instructional CD. November – Christmas Stable The ladies in LaMoille will be showcasing their latest designs for market, and ideas for uses of old quilts and quilt related materials. December – Holiday Happening Appetizers, music, gift exchange, and Christmas carol sing-a-long. This sounds to good to miss. Please note that this meeting will begin at 6:00pm
Retreat Highlights: For those of you who couldn’t make it to our retreat this last weekend, you missed a wonderful time! What better way to spend a weekend than constant (or as constant as you want) sewing and eating with fellow quilters????? My only complaint (other than a cold shower) was that they must have force-fed me, because I was absolutely, miserably stuffed by the time I got home! Way too much eating! Carla Danczak The retreat was great fun!! A big thank you to Ann and Marigail. Carol Betts Thanks for a great weekend . . . all the memories and the laughs. Did I ever get a surprise Sunday night. A brand new baby boy – 4 months old with big brown eyes. I guess that’s what I get for going away for a weekend and letting my husband go to Missouri without me. I won’t do that again! Now I have to go through all that potty training again. Hopefully it isn’t going to take too long. I sure hope not. He is cute and didn’t cry too much last night. My little girl Libby isn’t too happy yet, but the Dr. said give her a few days and she will get used to him. Oh, by the way, I named him Louie – thought it went well with Libby. Jean Daley I had so much fun and I just want to thank Ann and Marigail for ALL the work they did. Also, thanks for all the hugs wishing us a good trip south. See y’all some time in May. Nita Marsyla

I think this is great retreat and Ann did a good job holding down the fort on her own since Marigail was not able to attend. I especially like this time of year as the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. A great group of ladies to spend the weekend with. Gretchen Katrein Life may not always be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we may as well quilt!
Barb Taylor and the APQS website


Recipe Roundup
A few of you may remember these cookies Bette Meyer brought to the August meeting . . . I thought they were great, and asked if she would share her recipe with us. She got it out of a Country Woman magazine. Bette says they freeze well! Toffee Almond Sandies 1 cup butter, soft 3-1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp. cream of tartar 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract 2 cups chopped almonds (slivered) 1 pkg. English toffee bits Mix all ingredients together. Roll in 1” balls, then roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned. Makes approximately 8 dozen cookies.

Gretchen Katrein brought some outstanding popcorn to retreat this last weekend. But I’ll warn you, it can be very addicting! Popcorn ½ pkg. almond bark

2 bags microwave popcorn Sprinkles (optional) Pop the corn and put into a large bowl. Try to remove any unpopped kernels. Melt the almond bark and pour over popcorn. Stir, and keep stirring until popcorn is coated. Pour onto cookie sheet(s). If using candy sprinkles, put those on now. Let popcorn set up. Keep covered. Now, for those of you who were at retreat, Gretchen used 3 bags of popcorn and the entire bag of almond bark.

If you have something you would like to share with your fellow quilters, please let me know and I will put it in the next newsletter. You can email me at dirmteng@insightbb.com or call me at 815-223-4695 or 815-712-8548.

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