September 18, 2008


Ok - I missed most of the fun at our last sacred quilt day!! I was helping my daughter with her kids. (Do I get a free fat quarter for that?) I was so happy to help her, but missed my favorite quilting buddies! Everyone said that the olive bread was incredibly fabulous as was the salad, etc. Heidi is a great hostess. We love her. My baby daughter, Mallory, is getting married September 27. Then I'll REALLY need my quilting friends. Do you think Dave will buy that???

September 17, 2008

September 15th was our Anniversary Quilt Day! Our quilt group has been together for four years...we have such a great time together. We met today at Heidi's home for a fabulous time, lunch and a few hours of sewing. So it is time for a little quilt/stash talk!

The long summer days produced many quilt projects. This post is full of some incredible quilts made by some talented quilters. If you would like to see, read on........ Anyway, we have so much fun oooooooing and ahhhhhhhhing over each other's projects! So here comes the quilt show!

Carol finished this cutest Christmas Quilt.
The quilting on it is incredible!

Kim made this in about 2 days.
It is for the former YW President in
her ward. Kim is the new Young Women's
President.....woop! woop!

These two are always up to something! These are their
Christmas Gifts for friends. They are sooooo cute!

Michelle's fabulous quilt!

Andie just got this is a really cute pattern

Elaine finished one of the Houston projects!

Debbie J. did this for her daughter that is
getting married in two weeks. She always
makes them a Log Cabin Quilt...Cute!

Heidi made this quilt to practice her Applique.

This is the back and label of a quilt Debbie B. finished this summer.

As a quilt group we usually come up with a fun project to do together. This year we decided we would pick a quilt pattern and then we would individually choose our own fabric to complete the quilt. In March we will bring our completed quilt to our monthly meeting and show it. It will be fun to see what different fabric was chosen for the same quilt. This is the quilt we have chosen. It is on the cover of McCall's Quilt Magazine. It is an "American Jane" pattern. Check out their website!

Finally, Heidi gave all of us this gift. Her daughter, Beth, creates designs for wall boards. She designed this one for us. We all thought it fit perfectly! There is nothing better than sitting down at your sewing machine and knowing you have two or three hours ahead of blissful sewing! Undisturbed, of course!!!!

And now for the food . . .

Olive Cheese Bread

1 regular can whole black (ripe) olives
1 6-oz jar pimiento-stuffed green olives
2 green onions
¾ pound Monterey Jack cheese
½ cup real mayonnaise
1 stick butter, softened
1 loaf French bread

Roughly chop black and green olives. Slice green onions and give them a rough chop. Combine green onions and olives with the softened butter, ½ cup mayonnaise, and grated Monterey jack cheese. Mix thoroughly. Slice French bread in half lengthwise, then spread mixture evenly over the halves.

Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes, or until thoroughly melted and starting to turn light brown and bubbly. Cut into diagonal slices and serve with salad, with soup, with spaghetti, or as a yummy appetizer. (Recipe from Pioneer Woman)


September 15, 2008

Welcome fellow quilters!

Now, let's start some stash talking!