Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Party Time!!

Bring in the New Year with
friendship, fabric & food!

Where: Linda E's house, call for directions in needed.
Time: 8 AM to 4ish,  Dec. 31st
What to bring: yourself, your quilting & Food!
And anything else you think you might need...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010



1 lb. butter, softened 1 1/2 oz. lemon extract
2 c. sugar 1 lb. pecan halves
6 egg yolks 1 lb. whole candied cherries
3 c. flour 1 lb. candied pineapple
1 lb. golden raisins 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks. Mix together flour, fruits, nuts and lemon extract. Add to creamed mixture. Fold in egg whites to above mixture.
Prepare 2 loaf pans (Bread size) by greasing them heavily. Dust with flour and line with parchment paper. Pack cake mixture into pans. Cake will rise only about 1/2 inch in all. Bake in 300 degree oven for 2 hours. Keep checking so they don't get too done. They will seem soft to the touch in the middle. They will set up after they cool. Take cakes out of pans and cool on rack. Wrap in foil and refrigerate or freeze. Slices best when cold.


1 1/2 c. flour 18 Pecan Sandies
1/2 c. margarine OR 1/2 c. margarine or butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts 1/2 c. flour

Cut flour, margarine & nuts (or crushed cookies) together and pat into 9 X 13 baking dish. Bake 15 - 20 minutes in 350 degree oven. Chill before adding filling.


1 - 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
2/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 carton (large) Cool Whip
Beat together well and put on top of the crust.

2 small pkgs. instant chocolate pudding
2 1/2 c. milk
Beat and pour on top of cream cheese mix. Top with rest of Cool Whip. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or crushed cookies. Chill
Thanks, Kathy

Hello girls,

Laurel M (Gracian's fiance) was just here and shared her recipe for Sugared Walnuts with me. It's easy, quick and delicious. I thought you might like to give it a try.

In a heavy fry pan (like a cast iron fry pan) boil together for 5 minutes: 1 Cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water. Then:

Stir in 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. walnuts and boil until the sugar turns white.

Stir in 1 teaspoon or more of vanilla flavoring. Pour out onto wax paper, spread evenly, and let cool.

Hope you enjoy.

Texas Caviar
May 29, 2009 All Nighter
Tina Baer

Mix in a LARGE bowl

2 can black beans – rinsed
2 cans Mexi-Tomatoes
1 diced red Pepper
1 diced yellow Pepper
½ diced green Pepper
1 diced bunch of green Onions
1 diced bunch of Cilantro
½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
2 cans vac-packed “crisp” corn

Serve with favorite corn chip

Friday, December 3, 2010


Christmas party reminder
Sat. Dec. 11th
Bring Food!!

Good evening ladies, for all day quilting on December 11, 2010, please bring something from home that you maybe have two of or have no use for wrapped as a Christmas present. We are going to play some sort of game at quilting using these gifts. Also, please bring some canned food to donate to the food bank at the church. Bring your favorite snack to share with the group. We are going to eat and sew!!!!

Keep on smiling, Kathy

PS: Of course, like everything else we do as a guild, those quilters who want to participate in playing a game can bring a wrapped item from home, and those who don't want to don't have to.

Thank you so much, Linda Sue

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nov. Meeting Minutes

Sagebrush Quilters
Meeting Minutes, November 13, 2010

Members were informed of the death of Linda E’s sister. The Guild sent a card of condolence and a donation to the family. A thank you card was received from Linda. It was passed around for all members to see.

Plans for a Christmas party for the Guild were discussed. The party was planned for the second Saturday in December, which is our regular All Day Quilting day. After some discussion it was decided to have snacks ( POT LUCK) and sew on that day. This was a unanimous decision. All members were asked to bring snacks for that day.
Everyone was asked to bring their ideas for next year’s challenge quilt to the meeting in December (12/11/10). We must have the ideas by then so we can choose a challenge and get started for next year’s July 4th Quilt show.

Paula N brought a tote full of 20’s and 30’s fabric from Debbie Norcross’s legacy. Everyone was asked to take an assortment of fabrics and make a small (no larger than 40 inches square) article, such as a table topper, wall hanging, etc. These items will be included in a small quilt show at the Library on April 1, which is Debbie’s birthday. Members are asked to be sure to put a sleeve for hanging on the back of their articles.

Quilting on Thanksgiving was discussed. Not enough people would be able to come so this was dropped.

Paula said that she had been approached by a member of the School Board. They are going somewhere for a meeting and wanted to know if the Guild could whip up something for them to take to this meeting. No one was interested.
Respectfully submitted.
Kathy H, 11/13/10

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Potluck

Christmas Quilt & Eat will be
Saturday, Dec. 11th at St. Bartholmews.
No Gifts, just lot's of friendship, quilting & good food. So bring your favorite pot luck dishes!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

McGill 2nd Grade Pumpkin Cookies & Thank You to Sid

If you haven't received yours yet, Sid made some wonderful little Ditty/Gift bags for the guild members. All different fabrics & colors & they are just adorable. Thank you Sid!!!

McGill 2nd Grade Pumpkin Cookies

1 ½ C Margarine

1 ½ C Sugar

2 Eggs

1 ½ C Pumpkin

2 teaspoon Vanilla

¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

¼ teaspoon Allspice

½ teaspoon Cinnamon

4 C Flour (+1 for fresh pumpkin)

1 teaspoon Salt

1 ½ teaspoon Soda

4 teaspoon Baking Powder

1 bag of Chocolate Chips

Bake at a low 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

or until edges are slightly brown. I put my rack 1 above the middle.

For white chips you’ll need to wash your baking pan after each pan, really. The white chips burn very, very easily.

Completely cool before stacking. Store with wax paper between layers.

Makes 4 dozen

Thanks, Paula
In a few days I will be moving this over to the recipe page!
I'm still having problems loading pictures, hopefully it will be fixed soon!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stockings for our troops!!

We will be sending some Christmas cheer to our local men & women who are deployed overseas! We've made 42 + stockings to date & will be getting them stuffed & ready to send. So be sure to pass the word!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Search for Missing Book!

Hello quilters,
A while ago, I loaned my Kyoto Rings book with the templates to one of the quilters, but now I can't remember who. Would you please check your library and let me know if you have my book, please?
Smiles to you,
Linda Sue

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Guild News & Events

*** Is a All Nighter, just to much quilting. Come join Mel's "Midnighter" on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. Happy Hour @ 4. Dinner @ 5. Sardine Sewing @ 6. Contact Mel @ Sew Crazy for more info!!

*** New Year's Eve Quilting at Linda E's. Starts at 9am. lunch served at noon & lot's of sewing till you wilt! More info coming soon.

*** It's time to start thinking about the 2011 quilt show. Who wants to be in charge? Theme ideas? We will be discussing it at the Oct. 9th all day Saturday quilting.

*** Teresa will be sending off 1 more box of pillowcases to our troops overseas. So if your working on or have any ready please bring them to a Thursday night meeting or the next all day Saturday. I'll be mailing them by the 14th of October!!

*** Vet Quilts. com is collecting quilt tops, blocks, fabrics & supplies for making quilts to give to our veterans. This is a great cause so see if you have a couple yards to give!!
702-685-3683 (in Las Vegas)

*** Home Made Starch Recipe from Paula;
Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch w/ teaspoons of cold water in a 2-cup heat proof glass measuring cup. Boil 1-cup water and add to mixture, stir constantly. Mix will turn chalky white to milky translucent. Let cool to room temp, then add water to make 2 cups of solution. Put into spray bottle and shake well before each use. Because of no preservatives a new batch will need to be made every week.
See how that works for ya. I wonder if you can make 1/2 batches?
Almost to stitchin'

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Christmas Stockings for service men.

We are making Christmas stockings to send our service men.  Paula Nicholes has the pattern or there are several of us that also have it.  We will also be soliciting donations from local businesses or anyone that would care to donate to fill the stockings.  Local service men will be the first priority to receive one.  Stockings must be turned by thursday night quilting November 4, 2010.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"The Airing of the Quilts" at the Renaissance Village, August 28th from 10 to 2

We will be displaying our quilts on the opening day of the Renaissance Village Farmers Market on August 28th. Lot's of quilts are needed, the bigger the better. Please make a label to hang on your quilts with your name & info about quilt & bring them to the village by 7am.
Volunteers are needed to:
* Help hang the quilts from 7 to 9ish.
* Stay with the quilts from 10 to 2. Stay 1/2 hours or the whole time, it's up to you!
* Take down at 2.
We will need several step ladders & lot's of # 2 or bigger Safety Pins for hanging. Bring them if you can.
Any more question call Melody at Sew Crazy!! See you there...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

September All Day Quilting in Baker

Hello, quilters.
   Marj Coffman has reserved the Senior Center in Baker for September's All Day Quilting.  T & D's Cafe, there in Baker, will prepare lunch and is excited for us to come.  I'm sure we can order in advance and they'll have it prepared. 
   Marj is referring to her Miniature Trip Around the World Quilt as "that horrible little quilt" so if anyone remembers how that goes together, maybe you would consider helping Marj that day.
   For those of you who are new to the Guild, Marj came from Baker to Ely almost every All Day to quilt with us for many years. We never went there.  Marj no longer drives.  So now, we go to Baker to quilt with Marj once a year, for sure.
   Please be kind enough to pass this info on to those quilters not having email.
Smiles to each of you.
Linda Sue

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Calendars Are In

Our fundraiser calendars are in & will be available to pick up on Thursday. They are selling for $20.00 each with proceeds going to Relay for life!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quilt Guild Info for Thursday night & the quilt show...

Hello quilters,
   If you don't have a pink, Sagebrush Quilter's Sweatshirt see Melody immediately.  Please be sure to wear your pink, Sagebrush Quilter's Sweatshirt to quilting on Thursday evening as we're having our picture taken for the newspaper.  It's our photo shoot for the Relay for Life Calendar sales.  200 calendars will be arriving Wednesday.  Mel will compose the article for the newspaper and she will get 6 advertising posters ready to put up around town.
   None of the calendars can be released until you have signed for the amount you want to sell.   The number of calendars and the cash ($20.00 each) have to balance, so the calendars have to be accounted for.   Lin will have the sign up sheet available when the calendars are distributed.    
   Darlene will get in touch with Janet regarding using her Seal-a-Meal machine to seal all the calendars before any distribution.  The guild will reimburse Darlene for the use of her Seal-a-Meal materials.  Janet charged the calendars to her card and she will submit the bill to Lin for reimbursement.
                                          July 4th Quilt show update                                          
   Earlier, Paula said she needs to set the quilt racks up on the 28th of June as she will be out of town on the 4th.  If you can help set up, contact Paula asap.
   Peggy will email Paula to let her know when she will be home so Paula can get the racks.  If you can go with Paula to help load them, please let her know asap.
   We are planning to hang your quilts early on Thursday, July 1st.  Please offer 3 quilts if you can.   Lin will have both the quilt label sheets and the work sheets available soon.  The show is July 2, 3, 4, and 5.  We are planning a Hamburger BBQ Potluck for the workers - more info when available.
   Remember, if you have a stuffed animal that goes along with your challenge quilt, please bring it so we can use it add to the decor?
                                         Outdoor Quilt Show update
    We will be hanging quilts for the Outdoor Quilt Show up at The Village, very early on September 18th.  More info as we know.
Please be considerate and pass this information on to our quilters who don't have email.  Thanks.
Smiles to you,
Linda Sue

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sell your quilts at Garnets

Would you please post a notice on the blog to the effect that if any of the quilters have any quilts they would like to sell, to please see Robin at Garnet Mercantile right away - asap - like this week. 
  Garnet is having a "Night of Fashion" on the 18th of June from 6 - 9 and they would like to have a few quilts to display for sale.  I think she said it would be a 70/30 split.  I can't really remember.
Thanks a bunch.
Linda Sue
 NEW recipe page added. If you would like to share your recipes email them to me! Type out the recipes as you want it to look as I copy & paste them to the blog... Thanks Teresa

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Man Quilt

Here's the 12 block center of "The Man Quilt". For those that missed the last few meetings, it's a secret so you have to make a meeting to find out or call a member! All I can say is it's to help raise money for the Relay for Life. I delivered the top to Melody on Saturday to receive it's final pieced border. 1 guess on with border Melody puts on it! :)

Also please make sure your membership dues are paid to one of the officers. You can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly! Whatever fits your budget...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quilt show info updated

I've added info on 2 more upcoming quilt show within driving distance on the right side bar. Please let myself or Doris M know if you come across any others. Thanks, Teresa

Monday, May 3, 2010

Melody's Going Green

She made the 1st dress from leftover selvage edge strips & the 2nd from old BDU's & buttons. She did a great job!! Melody's still collecting selvage edges if you have any...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Operation Pillowcase

As Linda says "Give yourselves the clap". I mailed off a box of 38 pillowcases to Afghanistan on Thursday! And have 7 more to start the next box. That's a 120 from Ely!!  I will be sending them as long as you guys make them so keep it up.... Thanks Teresa

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Operation Pillowcase

Operation Pillowcase is an ongoing service project aimed at sending a pillowcases to our troops serving in Afghanistan. Our guilds goal is to send 200! If you interested in helping, we are making standard size pillowcases in medium & dark flannels & cotton prints. You can do a internet search to find many different construction techniques. They can be made on a serger or your sewing machine. Whichever your comfortable with. I'll be collecting & mailing them as long as your making them, so have fun!
Check out this earlier blog entry for more info.
Any questions, you can either email or call... Thanks Teresa

Pennies for Postage

Paula's raffling off this beautiful Patriotic Carpenter Star Quilt to help raise much needed funding for the Pennies for Postage program, which helps reduce the cost of sending care packages to our friends & family serving in the Armed Forces overseas. Contact Paula if you would like to help & to buy chances!

Relay for Life Info

SHHHHHHHH.  IT'S A SECRET!  Be sure to be at quilting this coming Thursday night (May 6) by 6:00 p.m..   Last thursday we discussed the possibiity of doing a calendar as a fundraiser for this event.  Melody has recuited 12 good looking men who are willing to be on our "Block Party Boys" calendar to help us raise funds.  Please be sure to come to quilting and bring your ideas to discuss for the calendar.  At all day quilt on Saturday May 8 Raeghan will bring her laptop to help us individually register at the site. You must create a username and password.
Raeghan Cooper
Executive Lending Assistant
Rural Nevada Development Corporation
1320 E. Aultman Street
Ely, NV. 89301
(775) 289-8519

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Opportunity Quilt is Finished!!

A big hand of applause for the quilters that met last Thursday at Paula's house. The Rag Time Opportunity quilt is finished!! So that's 1 item off our agenda for the 4th of July Quilt Show. How are your challenge projects going? Believe it or not the quilt show is only 3 months away! Time flies, sure wish we could figure out how to slow it down...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nevada Quilt Guild Second Annual Quilt Show

The Nevada Quilt Guild will hold their second annual quilt show May 19-22, 2010 at the Fallon Convention Center 100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV.
Fallon Ourdoor Festival of Quilts
Classic Car Show
Hats Off to Quilters Tea
Doris Metcalf and Melody Van Camp have the fliers with the class list and registration.

April Quilt Guild Activities

Thursday April 1 - There will not be quilting as we can't get the church since it is so close to Easter.
Thursday April 8 and April 15 We will be working on the Opportunity Quilt for the July 4 quilt show.  Bring your machines if you can and scraps of batting 3 1/2" X 7 1/2" up to 7 1/2" X 15 1/2".  Also, we will be using cream colored thread.  The fabric has already been purchased.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Quilters Swap & Shop

I've had a request for this & thought it was a really good idea. So I've added a 2nd page to our blog. Look for the tab at the top. It's like a quilters swap & shop for buying, selling, borrowing, gifting or trading quilt & craft related items your looking for or getting rid of.. To add something to the list you need to email a pictures if possible & or a description. You write up the ad & email it to Doris, myself or to the guild email address  & we will get it added. If anyone is interested or has that item,  they need to look up that persons email or phone # on the guild roster & contact them. Personal emails or numbers will not be put on the blog, just names. So let the fun begin!!   Happy Quilting, Teresa

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The American Cancer Society News

Reaghan has volunteered to be Team Captain.
American Cancer Society, Relay for Life to be held July 17th and 18th of 2010. 
Please come and join us at the Relay Kickoff Event:  February 27, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                White Pine Middle School Gymnasium
Team Pre-Registration $75.00; after kickoff it's $150.00
Booths....Food....Games - It's going to be lots of fun.
For more info to participate contact:
Lisa Gilbert:    775.296.0228
Paul Podborny:  775.289.6231
Kaylene McVicars; 775.289.5077
Maybe the quilters would like to take part in this event as this year we're working toward becoming more healthy.
Smiles to you,
Linda Sue

Service Project , Operation Pillowcase

At the last Saturday all day we talked about making & sending pillowcases to our service men & women in Afghanistan. There is a blog set up by a lady (Debra) in Texas who is coordinating the project. So far 250 pillowcases have been sent. We are working on the next unit of 500 pillowcases to be sent. So if you would like to help, it only takes a yd. of fabric & a few minutes of your time to make one. We are making standard sized pillowcases in medium & dark colors. Mostly for men but a few women in each unit to. I will be collecting & mailing them from our area. Melanie P. has already made 8!! And I made 18 so I will be getting them sent off next week. A large flat rate priority box will hold up to 30. I hoping to get a few more boxes in the mail by April 1st or so. Here are some links to a few pillowcase patterns online & also the blog link to Operation Pillowcase with lots of pictures. You can also contact me for more info. TIA Teresa

Pillowcase 1
Pillowcase 2 
Pillowcase 3
Operation Pillowcase Blog

Coming blog attractions:
*Pictures of our 2 most recent quilt shows
*Class info
*Guild calendar of events
If you have any ideas for the blog just let either me or Doris M know & we'll see about adding them...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Welcome to the Sagebrush Quilter new blog. This is where we will be posting updates on guild events, classes, service projects, gossip & any other info you might need to know so check back often!  Teresa