Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Quilt Book Happy Catz

by SamSarah Design Studio / Patti Connor 
Companion Book for the Happy Catz quilt fabric from Red Rooster.Soft sided 24 pages with 8 projects.Fabrics featured in this book: Happy Catz

Available here for $16.20 + Shipping: Happy Catz

Friday, September 25, 2015

Menagerie sweet quilt and easy to make!

Welcome newborns to the marvelous world of whimsical giraffes, lions, elephants and zebras!

I love this quilt! It's soooo sweet and made in a day and that included the cutting and sewing!
The kit includes a free pattern and all the fabrics to make this quilt top.

Available here for $58.50 + shipping: Menagerie

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Yum...yum... Carmel Apple Bites

Caramel Apple Bite

2 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used store bought in a can.  I find these to work the best)
12 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples (we used golden delicious)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Caramel topping (store bought!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease pan with non-stick butter spray
Melt butter
In a medium size bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and butter with a spoon (slowly add the butter and evenly distribute – PLEASE SEE UPDATE/NOTE BELOW)
Evenly distribute mixture to the 24 mini muffin cups. Press along the bottom and sides to make a “cup”
Bake for 5 minutes and let cool completely
Chop the apples into little pieces – I used a mini food processor.  Don’t puree, just finely chop
Mix apples, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl
Bake in a baking dish for 15 minutes on 375 degrees, until apples are slightly softened
Scoop a teaspoon or so of the apple mix and place on top of the graham cracker crust cups (while still in the muffin pan)
Sprinkle any extra graham cracker on top of the apples (I had some left over!)
Bake for 5 minutes on 350
Let cool completely
Use a knife to loosen from pan and they should pop right out
Drizzle with caramel topping

Friday, September 11, 2015

9/11: A Day That Changed America Exhibit, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
A new exhibit “9/11: A Day That Changed America” will be at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, starting on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 10, through Friday, Sept. 11. The exhibit is on a loan from the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City and includes artifacts from the attack, including a rescue vehicle used by first responders.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

One little shady spot in the yard

See the little shady spot 

it was a perfect fit for Girlie Girl!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Just Arrived: A Mum for a Mum

designed by Jackie Robinson for Benartex.

Beautiful lush florals, rich textures - Jackie’s newest collection is like a fine oil painting, just waiting to be displayed! 
The beauty is in the details - each petal and leaf intricately painted; textures are rich and varied, making them the perfect backdrop for the focal prints. The color stories are also carefully thought out for maximum impact! Rich plum/burgundy with leaf green, or smoky teal with gold and ivory.

Available here for $9.90 yard: A Mum for A Mum

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Meet the designer: JACKIE ROBINSON!

Jackie Robinson lives in Eureka, in scenic northwestern Montana with her husband, Jery Wyatt.  She designs fabrics and patterns (Animas Quilts).

  An international teacher and lecturer since 1989 , Jackie has authored twelve quilting books is is a National Artisan for Bernina. She is best known for her geometric patterns, creating new and expanded designs from traditional shapes. Jackie has made in excess of 400 quilts.

We think you'll like her patterns and fabrics!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bye bye August --

hello September!

Click here for our newest fabrics for your fall projects: What's New