Quinoa Salad

This salad was a hit at the Friday dinner!  Now you can make it for yourself!

QUINOA SALAD

3 medium ripe tomatoes, diced–put in large measuring cup or deep bowl and let juice settle to bottom

3 European (long) cucumbers, peeled and diced

1/8 to 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 to 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 cup (more or less according to preference) cooked ancini de pepe pasta (this is the tiny round kind used to make frog eye salad), rinsed, drained, and chilled.

1 cup (more or less according to preference) cooked quinoa, chilled.

1/2 (or more to taste) of a 16 oz bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing

Drain the juice from tomatoes and combine with cucumbers, onion, garlic, and cilantro.  Add dressing and toss.  Add ancini de pepe and quinoa.  Toss lightly.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Chill and serve.

As you can see, this recipe is not exact science–you can vary it according to taste–more or less pasta or grain, more veggies if you have them fresh from your garden, and more dressing if you need it.  If you need to make it gluten free, just leave out the pasta.  Enjoy!

More Photos

To see more photos of the quilts entered into this year show got to: http://servedaily.smugmug.com/Payson/Art/Peteetneet-Quilt-Show/30196251_SbfvsR#!i=2597963977&k=2VbbRj5

People’s Choice Awards

First of all, I need to apologize -  There are a couple of categories that I did not get a picture of or cannot find the files of the quilts.

The Best of Show by Marion McClellan – “Super Mario Brothers”

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Machine Quilted Applique: “Dresden Chain” by Nadine Evans

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Machine Quilted Pieced: “Island Sunset” by Lisa Dunn

Baby: “Posy Patch” by Kristin Roylance.  Honorable Mention: “Audrey’s Baby Dresden” by Lynette Lovell.

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Challenge Quilt: “Fun in the Sun” by Darlene Matthews.

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Challenge Category – Emily Herrick Designers Choice Award: “Bottle Cap Beaches” by Marion McClellan

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Heirloom: Entered by Nelson Abbott.  His grandmother, Mazie Abbot, made this quilt.

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Honorable Mention: “Sunbonnet Girls” by Donna Brian and her Aunt Florence Brian.

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Hand Quilted: “Simply Card Tricks” by Dawnalyn Hall

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Wall Hanging: “Grandma’s Old Time Garden” by Patsy Wall.

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Wall Hanging Honorable Mention: “Fire Engines” by Rachell Reilly

Miscellaneous Handiwork: “Bobbin Lace Collar” by Annette Rawlinson

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Youth: “Baby Ruffles” by Ally Roylance

Honorable Mention: By Paige Simmons

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Honoring Cody Towse

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As part of our quilt show, we had a few quilts honoring Cody Towse.  He was an army medic that was killed in Afghanistan in May. The display and stories were very touching.  We are thankful for all of the men and women serving our country!

Quilting Day!

Friday night and Saturday were such fun days!  The trunk shows and demonstrations were wonderful, the food delicious and the classes fabulous!  If you missed it this year, be sure to come next!

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Scrapbuster Class Requirements

Teacher: Bonnie Miles

Please bring the following supplies to class:

* Sewing machine – with thread, bobbins filled and cords

* Cutting matt (or share one) Rotary cutter and scissors (Make sure rotary is sharp)

* Rulers – especially a large square. (12-1/2” is good) A 6-1/2 x 12 or 24 will be used too.

* Fabrics as shown below – and DONʼT stress over this ! Just choose a handful.

Cut and/or sew the following for class demonstrations – and making samples:

* Random strips sewn together to make a 12-1/2” square (MAKE TWO OF THESE)

* 6 strips 2-1/2 x 16” Sew together side by side to make a square (or rectangle)

(with one light and one dark somewhere in the set)

* Random 22” long strips sewn together in a strip set – enough to make the strip 6-1/2” wide

* Bring a big handful of odd size / shaped pieces (At least 15-20 pieces )

* Large pieces of left over background fabric. OR 1/2 yard if bringing yardage.

(You could use fat quarters if you wish)

Other items you may want:

* Camera for taking pictures of samples / quilts

* Pencil or pen for taking notes and making sketches

* Extra scraps or strips – other than those required – with pieces as large as 6” square.

We will be making up samples of at least FOUR blocks, with ideas given for another half a

dozen quilts.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING DRINKS in containers other than bottles with a lid.

Mystery Class Requirements

If you bring your squares pre-cut, it will really speed things up.

Mystery quilt supplies:

1/3 yard each of 12 coordinating prints (if cutting from stash you will need ten – 6 x 6 inch squares from each print.)

1/3 yard - first border

¾ yard final border

½ yard binding

(optional) 1/4 yard for applique & a 5 inch square for flower center

3 ½ yards backing

Batting to fit

 

Cutting:

From each of the 12 coordinating prints cut 10 – six inch squares.

Sort each fabric into two groups of 5 squares.

From the first border fabric cut 6) 1 ½ x 42 inches

From the final border fabric cut 7) 3 ½ x 42 inches

 

We are in the process of cutting kits in red, pink and green colors.  They will be available for $39.95 on a first come basis