November 27, 2013 11:12 by ruthq
Ode to Thanksgiving
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
November 26, 2013 11:14 by ruthq
- Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the USA.
- Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
- The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.
- They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621.
- The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.
- The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in the year 1621 and invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians also to the feast.
- The state of New York officially made Thanksgiving Day an annual custom in 1817.
- The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.
- Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the USA.
- By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to hold a Thanksgiving feast.
November 20, 2013 11:02 by ruthq
Joyce had fun today with her beginning paper piecing class. The students did really well and had fun also. One of the students treated us to fresh baked cookies. Joyce’s next class is Wednesday December 4th.
November 13, 2013 03:30 by ruthq
Quilt N Go and Westfield Laser Design company have teamed up to bring you a block of the month that has your fusible shapes all laser cut! All you need to do is peel off the paper, place them according to the pattern, iron, and stitch! No need to spend hours tracing, cutting, and adding fusible webbing to each applique piece.The Stitches and Stables block of the month pattern was created by Pam Minch of Pumpkinberries Stitchery. The program will run for 9 months @ $20.00 per month. Each barn features a different quilt block. The program will include the pattern, fabric for the top and the binding. The finished project measures 38 x 48.
November 12, 2013 04:19 by ruthq
Quilt Storage: When you make a quilt for family or friends, present it in a pillowcase with a leftover block sewn on it. A king-size pillowcase is large enough to store linens and shams along with the quilt.
Do you have any tips that help you as you quilt or organize, etc. to share with others on this blog? We would love to hear from you. (By WE, I mean everyone who reads this blog! Come on, let’s make this a fun place to visit where you’ll always wonder what is new from the readers!!)
November 6, 2013 04:35 by ruthq
This quilt is made from a panel, four plain fabrics, an all over stained glass print and striped border. A little background on the pattern is in the Panel Quilts book by L & L Studios “we did the math”.
This panel can also be a table runner without the borders. Just come out to Quilt n Go and purchase the fabric. We will look forward to your adaptation of this beautiful stained glass panel.
October 30, 2013 10:40 by ruthq
WOW! We have had fun opening boxes from UPS lately. Some of the new fabrics include kids and some new batiks. There are also several new tone on tone creams.
The ombre fabric is gorgeous. I think this one would be a great sunrise background for a scenery wall hanging.
Why don’t you tell me what you would do with the two darker ones
Watch your next newsletter for some new books and patterns we have received also