Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:

*Chickadee Quilters-Bridgton Area
*Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn Area
*Country Aire Quilters-Turner Area
*Country Square Quilters-North Jay/Wilton Area
*Cross Country Quilters-Bethel Area
*Grammy's Choice Quilters-Canton Area
*Ladies of the Lake Quilters-Peru/Rumford/Dixfield Area
*Lisbon Krazy Kwilters-Lisbon Area
*Pine Needle Quilters-Norway/South Paris Area
*Scraps and Patches Quilters-Poland Area
*Village Scrappers Quilters-Livermore Area


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Laugh Of The Day




Microwave Peanut Brittle

(Make in a normal size microwave)

I found this recipe in the cookbook that came with my first microwave oven. So quick and easy to make!

Warning: Do not make during high humidity weather. This mixture is very hot! The making of this peanut brittle should be supervised by an adult.

1 cup white sugar

½ cup white corn syrup

Put together in 1-1/2 qt. casserole; stir well. Zap on high for 4 minutes.

Add:

1 cup roasted, salted peanuts

Stir in. Very hot! Zap for another 3-5 minutes (until light brown).

Add:

1 tsp. butter (no sub!)

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Add to peanut mixture; mix well. Very hot! Zap for another 1-2 minutes. Peanuts should be light brown.

Add:

1 tsp. baking soda

Gently stir into hot mixture—this will foam and turn light. Very hot! Quickly pour into a greased cookie sheet. Let cool on raised baking rack for about one hour. When completely cooled, break into small pieces. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 1 lb. of yummy brittle!




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quilting Tip of the Week 1.21.16

When changing your sewing machine needle, be sure to put a piece of fabric or paper over the throat plate. I cannot tell you how many times I have dropped my needle into the machine.

Microwave Bowl Potholder Tutorial




NOTE: DO NOT HEAT IN MICROWAVE OVEN-MAY CAUSE A FIRE-USE AS A POTHOLDER TO REMOVE AND HOLD HOT ITEMS.

Originally posted on this blog in June of 2012, here it is again by popular request. Click HERE to connect to the tutorial....but before you begin this project...

A couple of things I should point out when making these bowls (and I've made at least 100 of them):

*Be sure to use only Warm & Natural Cotton batting

*Only use cotton thread

*Remember, use only 100% cotton--no glitter, gold trim, flannel, etc.

*For best results, I pre-wash my batting and fabric BEFORE cutting.

*When folding in half to sew your darts, try running your finger between the layers to smooth out any wrinkles before sewing.

*Press every seam--it will make the finishing process so much neater!


Laugh Of The Day


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016