Sometime earlier this week we got home from the World Quilt Show in Manchester, New Hampshire--I think! I seem to have lost all track of time this week. As usual the quilts were beautiful. Many of them can be viewed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilsons-Calico-Corner/228777461016?ref=hl
There is an album of random quilts from the show as well as an album of the 2013 Hoffman Challenge Quilts. The all blue bed sized appliqued quilt was all hand appliqued. The flower quilts looked so lifelike and all were so creative. It is always amazing to see how quilters can use the same fabric for the Hoffman Challenge and create such different quilts.
I always like the guild quilt shows best but this is my favorite large quilt show. Maybe that is because of the little cafe I found on Elm Street one year. If you are ever in Manchester be sure to stop by the 'Bridge Cafe' for breakfast or lunch. They make the most amazing muffins and I am told the coffee is great--I can attest to the superior flavor of the tea but not the coffee.
As usual upon my arrival home there were new boxes of fabric waiting for me. Frosty the Snowman and Elf on the Shelf.
Check out our Holiday Page for more Frosty and Elf patterns.
You may have noticed the picture of the blue butterfly embroidered quilt on our home page.
This quilt was hand stitched by dear neighbor--an old order Amish Lady. I do not have the butterfly squares but the quilt is for sale. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing it.
Before leaving for the World Quilt Show I had purchased some peaches--they are real hard to eat while driving so instead they became a cobbler. Mom used to use a biscuit recipe for the cobbler topping and I found her recipe. For the fruit she just pealed the peaches and added flour and sugar to taste.
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 Tablespoon butter
3/4-1 cup yogurt
Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together.
Cut butter into the flour mixture.
Add enough yogurt to make a sticky dough. (Mom always used milk but as I was out of milk and leaving the next day --) The yogurt worked out just fine. Bake at 350° until the biscuit top is baked through and a knife comes out clean. As you can see I cook as I quilt, making it up as I go along.
Have a great Labor Day.