Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday NYC mod quilters

 It was our NYC MOD Guild meeting today, and Boy did we kick it off to a good start! Our season is OCTOBER to JUNE... Christine Osmers and Kathy Miller (of MICHAEL MILLER FABRICS) came and spoke a bit about color, and what they do best, FABRIC!

 It was a very inspiring conversation and a in depth look at what goes into the fabrics they design... You can expect many new lovely things coming from Michael miller fabrics! We had a sneak peak!

They also brought us some fat quarter goodies, and everyone circled around the fabrics like vultures! we had to quickly figure out a system so it would be fair and NO ONE WOULD GET HURT...We all drew numbers for the order in which we got to pick...  It all ended smoothly, pheeew!

We all had many many great questions for them, and they had a few for us so, it was a very interesting event... Thank you SO MUCH, Kathy and Christine for coming by!

 We then launched into our Show and tell... E purchased this gorgeous old Dresden quilt on ebay... it's a beauty. lavender and orange with feedsack dresdens.... the use of the solids makes it look so modern!
 Some eye candy for you to enjoy!

Speaking of buying things on line... here's that hand made patchwork house coat I bought on etsy... 
We loved the fabrics, but I don't think I will be wearing it outside anytime soon... hehe!

More pics will be up on our guild blog soon... 

And lastly, I thought I should include a SIDE dish to the elephant stew recipe I posted last week... I mean, elephant can only go so far... so here is my family's FAVORITE vegetable side dish. (for real, no humor)

This is the 
how to get your kids to eat their Brussels Sprouts recipe...

4 pounds Brussel sprouts
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 large red onion cut up in think strips
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons White sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 coarsly chopped pistachios ( or slivered almonds)
1/2 dried cranberries

Steam brussels sprouts 6-8 minutes. (I don't like them to get mushy...)
Melt butter in skillet, add onions and 3 TBS vinegar cook until brown.
Add brussels sprouts, sugar and remaining vinegar, saute until carmelized/.
in the last minute, add in pistachios (OR silvered almonds) and cranberries... lightly salt and pepper.
Monday I pick the winner here for the Sullivans Edge ruler! Be sure to  hop over to all the sites to comment for a chance to win.  And also pop over to PAT's for some extra fun facts about her!
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Sept 30 (fri)


  1. Looks like a fantastic time was had by all!! So sorry I missed it!! I love brussel sprouts and will have to try this recipe, but hmmmm... never heard of think strips... LOL!;)

  2. Love the quilts, but wondered about the big black painting in the back. It looks alike to a painting that I have seen in the past.

  3. More about that garden gnome bag please...

  4. Haha!!
    THIN strips!!! Darn spell check! Will fix that later....

  5. I want to be you when I grow up :)!!!! All of the creative wonderfulness that you get to be around all of the time is so amazing to me! I love your blog and fun to feel like I am there so often. Keep 'em coming, V! Em

  6. NICE post! LOVE the eye candy! And thanks for the brussells recipe. I made your cherry tomatoes with brown sugar (fresh off the vine) last night for dinner and they were snarfed up like candy!

  7. Please, where can we get a gnome bag!

  8. The fabrics came from Michael miller in the gnome bag...


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