04 December 2008

The Main Street Quilt Cottage

The Main Street Quilt Cottage will be having an open house Friday and Saturday December 12th and 13th, so head on over to see the class schedule, make and takes, and some goodies.

Also, the Festival of Trees will not be needing our help this year, so perhaps next year. I believe it occurs the first weekend of December if you are interested in attending.

17 November 2008

Tumbling Blocks

I forgot to bring my camera to our dinner, so if anyone has pictures please email me at princesschamberlain AT gmail DOT com. Special thanks to Mary Lou and crew for the lovely dinner and to Carol for another wonderful year. We are also excited for next year with all of Eve's fun ideas for meetings.

It has come to my attention that another member of our guild has finished her tumbling blocks quilt, so if you want to see Elizabeth's finished product, click here.

I'm hoping to find time soon to take and post pictures of our brand new Hurricane fabric store: The Main Street Quilt Cottage. If you have pictures, you could also email those to me.

26 October 2008

Halloween Quilt Giveaway!

If you go to Pots and Pins on the sidebar, or you can click here to enter to win a lovely Halloween quilt. I know some ladies in our guild really like those colors, so good luck!

24 October 2008

Adapted Ranger Cookie Recipe

I adapted this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, doubling it and using chocolate chips. Few cookie recipes are really any good without chocolate if you ask me. It makes a lot of cookies, so it's good to take to things such as, oh, say, Quilt Guild meetings.

You can get Craisins for a pretty good price at Costco, and here in Hurricane they sell the flaky coconut at Pioneer Nutrition by the pound for a great price. But don't go buy it, because I need them to keep it in stock for

1 cup butter*
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup craisins
1 cup (or two or three, or until the dough just barely holds them together) chocolate chips

Directions 1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda; beat until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in oats, coconut, craisins, and chocolate chips.

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

*If you substitute anything but butter, these cookies just won't be same. You can do it if you want to, but consider yourself warned.

19 October 2008

Blanche Young Trunk Show

This picture really doesn't do this turquoise and orange log cabin quilt justice.

This fabulous piece is what Blanche does with her scraps.
This is the Lone Ranger Star quilt she made for a challenge with "Tonto" on the back. (That's the Lone Ranger's other horse.)

I thought I took more pictures, but apparently not. If you have more and would like to see them on the blog, please email them to me at princesschamberlain at gmail dot com, with the @ and the period. (I just type it that way to avoid getting spam.) Thanks all!

Charity Quilts

As soon as Carol binds this quilt it will be ready to go to a person or organization who will make good use of it! If you have charity projects you would like to share on this blog, please email me at princesschamberlain at gmail dot com.

11 October 2008

October Show and Tell

Here are most of the lovelies from this month's show and tell. I think I may have missed a few. We had a delightful showing of aprons, and not all by the same person! More to come soon on the fabulous Blanche Young Trunk Show. I didn't get pictures of all of her quilts, so if you have pictures you want to see on this blog, email them to me at princesschamberlain at gmail dot com.

29 September 2008

From Eve

Programs Ideas for Zion Piecemakers

Woven Quilts, demo and maybe workshop follow-up

Aprons for gifts and fun Mystery project (easy one)

Hunter Star Project Care of your sewing machine, especially computer ones that owners aren’t supposed to oil themselves. What does the service man do when you bring your machine in for an overhaul? Perhaps Ken from Bernina would give a lecture on this topic.

Folded flowers for quilts, pillows or clothing

“Puff Quilts” Demo and or workshop

“Wedge Works” demo for wall hanging or pillow

Quilted sweatshirts, how to insert zippers and plackets, different ways to decorate.

Asian Lily wall hanging, same turn over edges as Mexican Star pattern

Vest, totes, purses, or other clothing with paper pieced inserts

How to do free motion designs thru paper patterns on your home sewing machine. Eve would do this program.

Jelly roll project, perhaps for block of month.

Chenille project by Marjorie Johnson

Block of the Month- Longer projects you work on and get to keep or shorter ones for a couple months that you finish up on your own? Projects that end with a workshop to finish? How many workshops would you like to set up for this next year?

What kind of demo’s or projects would the members like to learn about this year? Do you want to have some quilting tip classes such as mitered corners and borders? How to bind your quilt on your machine by stitch in the ditch method? Would you enjoy more guest speakers from outside of our guild?

As your incoming President for next year, I want to please our membership with programs and lectures that will be informative and “FUN”. The board and I need your feed back on this. If you have any ideas that you would like to have a program on or see addressed, PLEASE don’t be shy, speak up! I will take a survey at the Nov. Meeting, so NO ONE LEAVES without handing ME their survey. We will have something easy for the Jan. meeting as most of us are tired after the Holidays. Please be giving this some thought over this next month.

Thank you and see you all soon,

Evelyn J Greco

*PS, If you want to comment here on the blog, click on the "Comments" link under this post and leave your thoughts. Thanks.

24 September 2008

More Show and Tell

September Show N Tell

These were done by Virginia O.

19 September 2008

Challenge Quilts from Peach Days (Minus One)

From left to right we have pictured The Princess and the Pea, Snow White, The Quilt Police, and The Apple from the Evil Queen. Not pictured was the Ladybug quilt which naughty Lynette refused to display.

Snow White won the popular vote. Congratulations, Eve!

Charity Quilt, etc. Retreat

Why is it that ironing is so much more pleasant when one is quilting?

We had fun at Janey's clubhouse last Saturday quilting away. The first picture is of one of the tops we finished, and in the bottom picture, Carol is working on the other top we finished. Some of the others worked on individual projects as well, and we all had a lovely time, especially with Carol's chocolate birthday cake and donuts. Yum! Hope the rest of her birthday was fun.

11 September 2008

Color IQ Test

Thanks to Janey for her excellent lesson in color and design tonight. If I'm not mistaken, you can click here to test your color skills. I'll size down the show and tell pictures and get them posted soon!

09 September 2008


This is copied from the email I received regarding events in the guild this week:

Color Confidence will be presented by Janey Argyle.

WORKSHOP = SEPT. 13TH, Janey Argyle has reserved the Clubhouse at 1240 East Telegraph, Washington, Ut.. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the time.

Bring your machine, rulers, etc. We can work together on several items, ie: Christmas Block of the Month, Charity quilts, etc. or bring something that you might be working on. Bring : Your own lunch and drink.

Directions to clubhouse: Turn South at Ridgepointe Subdivision, go approx 2 blocks, turn left on the 1st left street, Clubhouse will be by the mail boxes.

The 13th , is also this years presidents birthday !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE GUILD !!!

31 August 2008


If you would like to see another quilt group's show-and-tell, click here. These are from my friend Nan's group. She lives in Washington, and I am hoping we can schedule her for a trunk show next year.

27 August 2008

Remaining Show and Tell from August!

Can Blanche Young pick colors or what!

This log cabin watermelon was a block of the month last year. I think it turned out so lovely.

The heavily embroidered quilt above won some serious love at the county fair, and its lovely creator also made the pumpkin below.

I really liked the colors in this sampler.

17 August 2008


My favorite quote from our meeting this month was:

"I haven't done a damn thing all year."

Thanks. My children make me feel that way all the time.

16 August 2008

August Show n Tell

I'm just going to post a little over half of this months show and tell now. Check back soon for the rest! Feel free to leave comments about your quilt so visitors can learn more about them if you like. Thanks!

Above is our block of the month quilt this year, a Christmas sampler quilt.

The previous two pictures represent a reversible runner which was Christmas on the front and Halloween on the back.

This sleigh ride panel above is embroidered.

12 August 2008

July Show and Tell

This chicken quilt was from block of the month last year.

The Christmas quilt above is block of the month this year in our guild.