"Home & Harvest" by linmcquilter 

It seems wherever quilters gather there is usually food to be found nearby.  The two just seem to go together.  Who wouldn't want to enjoy a good piece of cake while chatting about quilting with friends?  As pumpkins are to be found everwhere at the moment, we thought you might enjoy a recipe for a delicious Pumpkin Cake Roll.  The recipe is from Creme de Colorado and has been enjoyed by our friends and family for many years. If you have a favorite recipe that goes well with quilting let us know.


Pumpkin Cake Roll

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin (from the can)

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup finely chopped pecans

powdered sugar


1 cup powdered sugar

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

4 Tbs. butter, room temperature

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, beat eggs on high for 5 minutes, gradually adding sugar.  Stir in pumpkin and lemon juice.  In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.  Fold flour mixture into pumpkin mixture.  Spread batter on a greased and floured 10" x 15" jelly roll pan.  Top with chopped nuts.  Press nuts in batter slightly with your hand.  Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes, or till JUST done.  Quickly turn out on a kitchen towel which has been liberally sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Roll up (towel included),beginning with short side, and keep covered till cool.

In a medium bowl, beat all the filling ingredients until smooth.  Carefully unroll cooled cake and spread with filling.  Re-roll cake again (without the towel).  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.  Remove plastic wrap.  With a serated knife slice off a bit from each end of the roll.  Slice into individual pieces and serve.

8-10 servings




Three talented art quilters from 3 different countries; Annette M Hendricks, from Chicago, IL, USA, Gail E Thomas, from Vernon, BC, Canada and Helen Godden, from Canberra, ACT, Australia have combined their strengths and passion for colour, design and textiles to create an award winning Tri-Nation Collaborative quilt.

The THREE SISTERS will be world premiered during the Winner’s Circle Celebration at the International Quilt Festival 2007 in the George R Brown Convention Centre October 30th – November 4th Houston Texas USA. This amazing combination of three talents combines three nations and has been awarded a prize in the Collaborative section of this prestigious world quilt mecca.

All three women, from USA, Canada and Australia, will be present at the ceremony and available to meet and chat about their quilt during the spectacular show. Come and see just how well 3 nations of this troubled world can work together in harmony and come up winners!


Boats, Pirates and Men in skirts - I hope you enjoy sniglets of our cruising adventure.




Do you know someone who has a closet full of t-shirts and doesn't want to get rid of them because they hold sentimental value?  Many t-shirts recall important events in a person's life. Combined with fabrics that celebrate a favorite activity or place, they become uniquely personal keepsakes. 

In her newly released book, Fabulous Tee Shirt Quilts, Carol Schuetz will convince you that a t-shirt quilt is like a scrapbook but better because you can sleep under it!  Available at various quilt shops and amazon.com, it retails for $23.50 USD.  If you start now, you may be able to complete a quilt before the holidays!




Penny Halgren gives live telephone interviews with various quilt celebrities. Ricky is scheduled for an interview on Tuesday October 16, 2007 at: 5pm Pacific Time, 6pm Mountain Time, 7pm Central Time, 8pm Eastern Time

It's FREE! Here is a link with the details. - http://www.how-to-quilt.com/ricky.shtml

Dial 620-294-3005 - Passcode 3639#

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Several topics will be covered during the call, and we have provided a list of them so you can jot your questions down before the call, take notes during the call, and be prepared to ask any of your unanswered questions during the Open Phone time at the end of the call.



Paducah, KY, USA - The National Quilt Museum, Museum of the American Quilter's Society, welcomed United States Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao with a special tour on October 3rd, during a visit to Paducah.

The museum's Executive Director May Louise Zumwalt, Curator of Collections Judy Schwender and Director of Public Affairs Jessica Byassee provided an interactive tour through the galleries of more than 150 quilts by national and international quilters as well as a display of children's hands-on activities.

The first Kentuckian named to the President's cabinet since 1945, Secretary Chao is married to the United States Senate's Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Click here for more information about The National Quilt Museum.


For the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of visiting the East Coast of North America. First, it started with a fall cruise with Quilt Celebration www.quiltcelebration.com. Over two hundred quilters and friends made their way from New York to Montreal. What an incredible treat for all, including John who got to join us. Along the way, I had the pleasure of meeting several of you - FINALLY - faces with names - or should I say faces of long time Internet friends. It would be hard to pick my favorite port because each came with it's own treasurers. After the cruise, John and I went back to NY City and had the pleasure of hanging out with Paula Nadelstern. We walked and walked from here to there, and quickly came to understand why she loves her city so much. In the evening we went out to dinner with her husband and enjoyed a splendid NY dinner. I have been so inspired - time to head home - time to create! (I wonder if my kittie missed me.........my guess is that she is going to bite me, that seems to be the welcome home bedtime drill - lol) 
PS: Of course, videos to follow - from pirates to men in skirts! 

Teacher and quilt artist Ann Fahl is the featured guest in Episode 111 that airs today.  Ann brings us whimsical quilts featuring the antics of her beloved cat Oreo.  Her quilts are sure to bring a smile to your face.  Ann will also show how we can create our own colorful cat quilt pattern.



Many of you may have missed the recent Ricky Tims telephone interview with Penny Halgren on October 15, 2007.  Penny has been so kind to allow our TQS members to read the transcript of the interview at no cost.  To read the interview transcript click here.

Penny will also be interviewing Alex live on December 10, 2007 at 5:00pm Pacific/8:00pm Eastern. 

Dial (620) 294-3005--Pass code 3639#

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If you register prior to the interview on December 10, 2007, you will receive additional information about the call prior to that evening.  To register click here.




She crossed to the other side - Celebrating the fact that a new quilter is born- Welcome to the club Jacquie - and thank you, once again, for lending your nursery to the quilters. See you next year, 4th weekend of September.


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