Friday, October 12, 2007
New Quilt Shop, UGRR & Prizes
What is more fun than having a new quilt shop open in town? Being able to shop there! We've been without a shop in my city for awhile until this week when The Quilted Cottage opened its doors. The owners are so energetic. My friend, Jane and I stopped on our way home from sewing for the UGRR. We were both very pleased with the friendly atmosphere, lovely decor and attention to detail displayed throughout the shop. We were able to choose a free fat quarter, view a quilt show in the classroom, sign up for clubs and draw for a percentage discount. There was also a table devoted to Breast Cancer Awareness with pamphlets and pink roses. This will be a great hangout.
Speaking of the UGRR, I did make my self imposed deadline for finishing the flannel quilt. It's pictured folded and waiting to be packed. There were five of us sewing yesterday and we managed to finish quite a few quilts. I brought home two tops that were sewn and birthed (but not tied) to finish before the meeting next week. This afternoon I spread one of them on the kitchen table and "here comes Jasper!" As soon as he saw the camera, he started posing.
Barb Johnston on the Heartstrings group posted this Christmas recipe from the book, Cookies to Share - Jane Quinn's Quilting in the Country. It's a good one that you might want to share with a friend.
Quilter's Christmas Sugar Cookies
In the dairy section of your supermarket you:
Buy a can of Pillsbury Holiday cookie dough
Slice and decorate. Bake as directed on the package.
RETURN TO QUILTING
And last, but certainly not least, two prizes from my recent blog wins arrived today. The cute embroidered tote bag and recipe file are from Bren at Pieces from Me and the lovely pail full of batik fat quarters is from Alice at The Quilted Giraffe. It was another great mail day and I thank you both for being so generous in offering these gifts.