Friday, April 1, 2011

April 2011

April 1, 2011 April showers bring May flowers. Although for some, today's forcast is calling for snow, not the "nicest" of April fools jokes <:)

Here is a recipe submitted by chatter inspectorcmm This recipe is for people who hate making pie crust because you don't roll this one. It is patted in the pan. SPICE AND EASY APPLE PIE Combine 1 1/2 c flour, 2 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 c cooking oil, and 2 Tbsp milk. Mix just until it forms into a ball and pat into bottom of 9 inch pie pan. Mix 2/3 c. sugar, 1/4 c. flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 4 c. sliced apples, 1/2 c. sour cream, and put on top of crust. Mix together 1 c. rice krispies, 1/3 c. flour, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and nutmeg, 1/4 c softened butter. Put on top of apple mixture Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 375* and top is brown.

Another great story of how a quilter got started, submitted by a chatter by the nick of ?
I started making quilts with my my while I was in high school. Mom had always sewn for other people. Her grandmother had taught her to knit, crochet, sew, and quilt, and lived into her nineties when I was in high school She crocheted, sewed, and quilted until she died even though her eyesight had changed to be very nearsighted. Mom love to piece but hated to quilt, so all the quilts she did and we did together, she just tacked with the sewing machine in places. Now that I have a longarm, one goal I have is to take out those tacks, and replace the blankets she used instead of batting with batting. That was we can use the quilts and not be suffocated because they are so hot. Mom loved to recreate the patterns that her grandmother did with her. So, the grandmothers flower garden, and the basket blocks were her favorites. Some quilt she finished, since I was in college or just starting teaching, and I had started the quilt but got bored with the blocks. One was the Oriental Poppy from Ruby mcKim, and another was the hillbilly pixies from the stitch and sew magazine. I crocheted for many years, but quilting has become the love of my life.

Quilty Puzzle Time !!!
Anagram: A new word or phrase made by re arranging letters contained in a sentence.

Here are some quilty anagrams. Send your answers to Good luck :)

FYI The answers are quilt blocks

1. a cosy cliche'

2. a green pole

3. and help it to bounce

4. bad closed jar

5. broken assaults

6. crack dirt

7. crush hand

8. enter pie

9. fear shattered

10. female pal

Stay tuned for May's newsletter for more (I hope) anigram fun !!

As always, please share your quilty idea's recipe's, and your story of what inspired you to start quilting, with us. Send them to with newsletter in the subject line. Till next time, alaskaquilter