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October newsletter

October 7, 2023 by  
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This is one sample from the Kaleidoscope class this Friday or Saturday.

Hello Quilters,
Where in the world have Cindy and Patti been?
As you know, last week was all about the Asheville quilt show. It took us a couple of days to rest up.  We’ve cleaned up and put things away.
For all you French General fans, 3 boxes of Chateau de Chantilly have arrived.
Here’s how they describe it….
Chateau de Chantilly is an sweet collection of florals and small prints all found in an old chateau in the South of France. Sometimes on our French Getaway retreat, we are lucky enough to get an invitation to a private vide grenier – a clearing of the attic. When the stars are aligned, we often find a trunk full of 18th and 19th century French scraps that are perfect for our fabric collections and quilt designs. Bright shades of rouge, clay, pearl, tea and roche are combined to make a classic French palette with a fresh, modern appeal.
We love this line because it has border stripes! A border stripe is an easy way to dress up a quilt.
      
If you want to shop while there is plenty of fabric in stock, call us.
Cindy – 704-376-2531 or Patti – 704-807-6992.
Recipes
I’ve told you before that Cindy and I work like ants to get food supplies ready for winter.  We picked blueberries this summer.  We’ve ordered our peanuts from Bertie Co.  We’ve ordered our molasses from Mr. Futrell.  This week we went to Taylorsville to get apples.  We both have 2 dehydrators going.  Dried apples are easy to do and a very healthy snack.
Mom’s Fresh Apple Cake
2 1/4 c. AP flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
6 tsp. buttermilk
3 cups of tart raw apples (diced)
Sift flour, spices, soda and salt.  Cream butter, add sugar and beat well.  Add whole eggs, beat, then add buttermilk and dry ingredients.  Batter will be very stiff.  Add apples.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Eat plain or frost with 2/3 cup of brown sugar, 6 tsp. melted butter, 1/4 cup of cream or canned milk, 1 cup of coconut and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Spread on cooked cake and brown lightly under broiler.  Mom didn’t say but I think she always made this in a 9″ x 13″ pan.
October Events
October class will be Friday, October 13 or Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Cindy is going to do All Things Kaleidoscope – from beginning to end.
You can do a simple scrappy kaleidoscope or a “stack and whack” version.
$38.00 plus ruler  Cindy will have a sample block cut out for everyone to piece in order to learn the construction techniques.  This is a quilt that can be made many different ways.  You can make it scrappy.  You can make it two color.  You can fussy cut it.  Cindy will demo how to layer and cut your fabric for a true kaleidoscope effect. Books and rulers will be available at the class.  We are using Marti Michell’s book and ruler.

Class starts at 10 am and finishes about 4 pm.  The classes will be held at Cool Spring  Church, 1902 Mocksville Rd, Cleveland, NC—that is Hwy. 64 about 8 miles East of Statesville, and is easily accessible from either I-77 or I-40. As you know, eating lunch is an important part of the day.  Bring a sandwich or a covered dish and we’ll provide sides, chips, desert and tea.  There is always plenty to share.
To register for the class, call Cindy Page, 704-376-2531 to reserve your space, then mail checks payable to The Quilter’s Gallery to 224 Woodleaf Road, Cleveland, NC 27013. This class is $38.00.  Payment is required at the time of registration to hold your space in the class. A supply list/cutting instructions and directions to the venue will be emailed to you upon registration.

Bring something for “show and tell”.
This is the best (p)art of the class.

Also in October…

Quilter’s of SC Pieceable Retreat
Oct. 19 – 22. 2023
https://www.quiltersofsc.org/2023-pieceableretreat
Doubletree by Hilton
3200 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
Cindy will be teaching Jack’s Chain and I will be working our booth in the vendor mall.
Everyone is invited for some retail therapy.

November Events

November class will be Friday, November 17 or Saturday, November 18, 2023.
We will be doing 15 degrees again.
Class fee is $38.  Ruler will be available.

Also…
Randolph Quilter’s Guild Show
Nov. 10, 11, 2023
Randolph Co. Senior Adult Center, Salisbury St., Asheboro, NC

Farm News

Many of you know that Cindy and I live in the country.  We are the 5th generation to live on this farm  Just recently, due to heath issues, our cousins that ran the farm decided to retire.  We are pleased to announce that Running T Beef will be expanding onto our farm.

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This is Josh, Brandi, Wes and Will.

Running T is the new way to farm.  They raise grass fed beef.  We are excited about the improvements that they will make to our farm.  This is farming the way it is supposed to be done.
They are currently taking orders for their Fall beef deliveries.  Take a look at their website if you are thinking about beef for this fall/winter.  They are taking orders now for beef to be ready by fall.  It’s a little different from just running to the grocery store when you need something, but it’s worth the extra effort and planning.

Chemical free pastures
No antibiotics or added hormones
NC local
Pasture raised
Live-growing, Biodiverse Forage Pasture Finishing

Josh and Brandi can explain this better than I can, so sign up for their newsletter and check out their website.  https://www.runningtbeef.com  If you care about where you food comes from, I think this will interest you.  They ship meat all over the US.  We’ll be telling you more as things get started.

Donkey News

Wilbur says, “I’m glad that Mom and Aunt Cindy are back home.
We had a bit of a carrot shortage around here while they were gone.
Meridith came yesterday and trimmed our hooves.  We all got good marks for our healthy hooves.”

Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything.
As most of you know, we are not a brick and mortar shop.  We are just a studio.

We are available by appointment.  Call us if you need directions.  We are located off I-40 between
Statesville and Mocksville, NC.
Our address is 186 Page Farm Road, Cleveland, NC  27013.
We are not anywhere close to Cleveland, NC, even though that is our mailing address.

Cindy – 704-376-2531
Patti – 704-807-6992

website:  www.quiltersgallery.net
Email:  [email protected]

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