May 19 2009 Quilting Newsletter
I’ve had an extremely busy time this week, and it’s only half way through. On Monday and yesterday I attended the Sharon Schamber workshops presented by my guild, Queensland Quilters Inc. On Monday I was the gopher for her Raw Edge Appliqué and yesterday I was a student in her Domestic Dancing Feathers workshop. Sharon is truly individual with her unique way of presenting the workshop situation. We all received DVD’s of everything that is covered in her workshop. That is such a bonus, knowing that if you miss anything (like me your mind goes awol sometimes), you can have Sharon in the comfort of your own home and go over and over the things that need reinforcement. I had a terrific time learning with Sharon and best of all, I got to see close up and personal, her winning Quilt at Houston this year, The Spirit of Mother Earth. Here’s a link to lots of wonderful pictures of THAT quilt. http://sharonschambernetwork.com/gallery/tSoME/index.html
Last Sunday I posted an article that is very timely. In the northern hemisphere most countries are finishing their school year and heading into vacation. I’ve received a number of requests for a simple and easy and quick lap quilt pattern to make for a favorite teacher. So I came up with a very simple and easy pattern and here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art1117.asp . If you make a quilt would you please let me know how it goes and perhaps you could send me a photo. I’d be happy to post it as an append to the article if you’d like.
Keep checking the forum for new subjects, there’s always something new to read at that site. Here’s the link:
Now for my gift for you all this week is another of my recipes. My darling loves puff pastry and here’s a very quick and easy light meal that goes together very quickly. Best of all you get to use your quilting skills!! Yes, that’s right, all that wonderful cutting comes in handy sometimes!
Judie’s Quilters Quarter Puff Pastry Patches!
1 sheet of thawed puff pastry
1 beaten egg
1 cup of cooked chicken (I used a bbq chook)
1 small onion
1 quarter of a bell pepper
5 chopped mushrooms
1 cup of stock (chicken broth)
1 small can light evaporated milk
1 tablespoon of all purpose flour
Set the oven at 220°C (about 400°F)
Cut the puff pastry into quarters (four)
Place two squares onto the baking slide (greased or use silicon paper)
The remaining two squares have a square cut out of the centre, leaving approximately ¾” frame.
Place the frame on top of the first two squares.
Place the cutout square on the baking slide and egg wash all the puff pastry pieces.
Place them in your hot oven.
Whilst the pastry is puffing, put the chicken, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and chicken stock in a heavy based pan and cook for about 10 minutes, leaving the lid off so the stock can evaporate some.
Mix the flour into the evaporated milk and stir into the chicken mixture, stirring it until it thickens.
The pastry should be ready now. Put the first two squares onto a plate each and using the back of a spoon, press down the centre to make a puff pastry cup.
Pour the chicken mixture into the puff pastry cup and pop the small square on top.
Well, that’s all from me this week, I hope all’s well at your place and I’ll pop in and say hello next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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