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

 

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