Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hexagon Quilts by Wendy Caton Reed

At our local Area 3 meeting, our speaker, Wendy Caton Reed shared a few of her period hexie projects and I thought you might enjoy to see them. I love her use of border fabrics to make the quilt so special!

Hexie Bag Tutorial by Handmadiya

 While this tutorial doesn't give you exact dimensions, you can probably figure the hexies are about 3".

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Kathleen's Scallop Casserole

Believe it or not, I was cleaning out my floppy disks (I had to buy an adapter to use on my laptop) and found my old recipes from the late 80's.

This recipe is RICH, but worth every calorie! You might find it perfect for a special occasion, but here in New England, I used to make it a couple times a month. You can always sub lobster or another type of seafood. Time for me to go shopping...

2 lbs. small scallops

1 ¼ sticks of real butter (no substitutes!)

1 pint all purpose cream (or light cream); warmed

10-12 Ritz crackers (or any other buttery tasting cracker)

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

¼ tsp. celery salt

½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Dash hot pepper sauce (optional)

4 heaping tbsp. white flour

Melt 1 stick of butter in a skillet. Add scallops and spices; cook over low heat 8-10 minutes. Blend in the flour; add warmed cream. Cook 2-3 minutes or until it comes to a boil. Remove and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Melt remaining butter in small saucepan; add crumbed crackers and stir. Sprinkle cracker mixture over the top of casserole. 

Bake at 425 degrees, covered for 10 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 5 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

This is great served over rice pilaf with green peas. Tastes even better the second day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hexie Contest

Our contest is over and we have a tie! Both Cindy and Nicki have nine correct answers, so their names went into a hat and the winner of a copy of Recycled Hexie Quilts by Mary Kerr is Nicki! 
Congratulations, Nicki! Your book will be in the mail very soon. Thanks to all of you who played our game. Wondering what questions you got incorrect? Here are all the answers in red.
1.  Who is the male quilter whose family has been quilting for 96 years? JOHN FLYNN
2.  What male quilter has worked on the Oprah show and several other TV productions?  
3.  This male quilter passed away in January, 2015, but his whimsical embellishments still shine on TOM RUSSELL
4.  This blog list 117 male quilters—what is the title of the blog? NACHO GRANDMA'S QUILTS
5.  This male quilter made a quilt called Scan that incorporated an embroidered drawing of an MRI scan of his brain—who is it?  MICHAEL JAMES
6.  Who is the author of the 2010 book “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking”? JOE CUNNINGHAM
7.  This young, male quilter founded Antler Quilt Design at what tender age? FOURTEEN
8.  Who is the male quilter that first passion is music and started taking lessons at age three? 
9. Who is the male fabric designer and quilter started his career as an actor and singer? 
10. What is the name of the online community of male quilters? MANQUILTERS.COM