January 2014 UFO Auction

We are having a UFO Auction in January and we need your donations for it to be a success! Please remember to bring auction items to the guild meeting in November or December. No donations will be accepted in January on the day of the auction. Here are suggestions:

  1. Unfinished quilt tops and blocks. Include additional fabric and patterns if you have them.
  2. Finished quilts, new and old.
  3. Fabric pieces and yardage suitable for quilting and garments. NO scrap bags. NO upholstery or outdoor fabrics.
  4. Finished, new, handmade items, made of fabric or yarn.
  5. Hard and soft cover books. NO magazines
  6. Yarn. Unfinished knitted or crocheted items only if there is sufficient yarn and the pattern to finish the item.
  7. Sewing and quilting notions, embellishments, ribbon, elastic, thread, marking pens and pencils
  8. Patterns
  9. Templates, rulers, cutting tools, mats, tracing paper

Lemon Snow Bites

Thank you Betty G. for sharing this recipe with the guild! These cookies were a hit at our last meeting!

1  17.5ounce package sugar cookie mix
1/4 cup crushed lemon drops
2/3 cup lemon curd
2/3 cup whipped topping
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside.
Prepare the cookie mix according to package directions.  Stir in crushed  lemon drops.  If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until  it is easy to handle.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place balls 2 inches apart on  the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes  or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.  Cool on cookie  sheet for 1 minute.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
3.  For filling, in a small bowl, stir together lemon curd and  whipped topping.  Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of the filling onto the  bottom sides of half of the cookies.  Top with the remaining cookies,  bottom sides down.  Press together lightly.  Sprinkle tops of cookies  with powdered sugar.  Makes about 24 sandwich cookies.

YUM! Anyone else have a recipe they’d like to share? Let me know! -Kris

Civil War Quilt Contest

I just received an email that I thought I’d share with everyone:

The North Andover Historical Society and the Buttonwoods Museum are partnering for a Civil War Era Quilts Exhibit and Contest!

Entries to be displayed September 1 – 30th, 2012. Quilts nust not have any side longer than 30 inches.

(Deadline for entry was not specified – I will follow up with the Museums.)

“Best in Show”  award will be based on historical merit.

“Viewers Choice” to be announced September 30th.

Designs should be representative of the Civil War Era and entrants are encouraged to use reproduction Civil War era fabrics.

The exhibition to take place at the Buttonwoods Museum located at 240 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.

Exciting!  -Kris

 

Newspaper Flowers and Fun!

We had a blast making these Newspaper flowers with members Barbara and Julie!

These easy to make pins came out beautifully, as you can see! Our workshop leaders provided painted and prepped petal materials (yes, from newspaper), bases and buttons and all we had to do was cut and glue our beautiful pins together!

We had loads of laughs, a great fashion show and we even got home early! A good time was had by all!  Thanks to Julie and Barbara!

Quilt Show Entry Form – now in the Member’s Area

This is just a little note to let you know that the Quilt Show Entry form is in the Member’s area! I have put it there in 2 formats: a PDF docutment or a Word document. They are both the same document – just different (software) format.

PDF:  You can fill in the blanks in the pdf document by typing into it and then printing out. You can not save the changes to this document.

Word: You may also fill in the blanks in this document and then save it to your computer, so that you can email it to the person indicated on the form.

So – save a tree!   -Kris

 

December Meeting is almost here!

Don’t miss our December 5th Meeting featuring Designer Ann Lainhart of The Quilted Gallery.  She will be giving a lecture called Using Color Families! Great topic! This would be a great meeting to bring a quilting friend to, don’t you agree?

Following out meeting, Julie Crossland and Barbara Griffey (aka Vanna!) will offer a newspaper flower workshop for a cost of $ 5.00. Participants need to bring a pencil (used as a tool), paper scissors, power strip, extension cord and hot glue gun. Class will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. although it probably will not take that long. Barbara and Julie modeled their flowers at the October meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Quilting Board’s New Gallery

Did you know that the Quilting Board website has been completely made over? I just received an email from one of our members alerting me to it. What is really interesting is the Gallery –  loads of variations of traditional quilts in a very easy to view format. Grab a cup of tea and check it out! (Warning – you may spend a lot of time here!)

I have added the Quilting Board Gallery to our Links section of HDQG’s site. Enjoy!

-Kris

Hannah’s Boutique – Quilt Show 2012

We have an added feature to the Hannah’s Boutique table this year at the 2012 Quilt Show. It is an Angel Tree and all the proceeds will go directly to David’s House. We are asking all members for a handmade or purchased angel ornament which will be sold for $7.00. So when you are doing your Christmas shopping this year, keep an eye open for an interesting angel ornament to donate. We will start collecting them in February so that we can add a special Thank You note.

Inventory forms for consignment items will be included in the February newsletter and price tags will be available at the February meeting.  Those items must be delivered to the quilt show on opening day with price tags attached.  Thank you in advance for making our Hannah’s Boutique the very best place to shop for quality handmade gifts!

Travel to France for a Quilt Show (in your jammies)!

At our last meeting, we listened to a great story about a trip to a Quilt Show in the Val d’Argent region of France. Annick provided us with some links to this wonderful show, so make yourself a cup of tea, sit back and let’s go!

Et, Voila:

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/4091

http://www.patchwork-europe.com/Gallery-2011?lang=en

http://singingquilter.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/european-patchwork-continued/

Let’s hear it for the internet!  -Kris

Our Library

Do you like to peruse quilt books? Who doesn’t? We have a wonderful library at the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild (496 titles right now!) and you can browse through it whenever you want to from this site!

  1. Just go to Our Members Only and click on Library. If you have to log in, reference the newsletter for the password or email me for the info. 
  2. You can scroll through the library to browse the “shelves”.  At this point, you will have to use your browser
  3. You will still have to take books out at the meeting as usual, but you can at least see what is available.
  4. Have fun looking!

-Kris