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Would you come to “Blooms & Threads”– A fun, 3-day Flower & Quilt Show in Lebanon, Oregon in 2008?
2008 JUNE– STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, LEBANON, OREGON… A few local Lebanonites are considering developing this idea for June 2008. They are asking the following five questions –
500 Gardeners, Quilters Attend 2008 Strawberry Festival Flower & Quilt Show — “Blooms & Threads”New York Times
BY MARK TWAIN,
Published June 13, 2008
LEBANON, OREGON… Festival attendees enjoyed a new event for the 99th Strawberry Festival. The 3-day Flower & Quilt Show inspired them with 5 glorious gardens, 100 beautiful floral arrangements and over 125 colorful and unique quilts.
In six scheduled classes and workshops they tried new quilting skills and learned helpful garden techniques. Local and regional artists and professionals led these sessions in exploring a variety of Blooms & Threads.
For gardeners, quilters and general shoppers, the marketplace had many specials in gardening supplies, beautiful flowers, high-tech sewing machines, and a variety of special fabrics and quilting notions.
All this fun and learning was under cover and air-conditioned inside Lebanon’s River Center. River Center has easy parking and is close to Strawberry Festival’s Open Air Country Fair and Carnival in Cheadle Lakes Park.
It's the 1920’s… Elspeth and her husband are young newly weds on a great adventure to Alaska to seek their fortune. Elspeth wrote letters to her “Dear friend”. Each letter describes her adventures and some of the quilts she sewed. Elspeth (b. 1901) is from Calloway county, Kentucky.
Elspeth's letters all online
"Alaskan Quilt in Oregon" as a BLOG is online
| Yesterday is HISTORY...
Tomorrow a MYSTERY...
Today is a GIFT...
That's why it is called the PRESENT!
Chop and set aside 1 cut pecans or walnuts.
Place in blender or mixing bowl:
4 eggs 3/4 cup soft butter or margarine
2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla
4 oz melted, partly cooled unsweetened chocolate
Blend, using spatula to e sure all ingredients are completely blended.
Pour this mixture into a bowl in which you have placed:
1 1/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt the chopped nuts
Mix until flour disappears. Then spread in greased jelly roll pan
( 10 1/2" x 15 1/2") ( cookie sheet with sides). Bake at 350 degrees
for 20 minutes. Spread with frosting if desired.
Make this icing right on the stove in a saucepan on medium low heat.
2 T. melted butter 2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar 3 Tablespoons hot water
2 Teaspoons corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients in saucepan and cook while stirring until
frosting is smooth.
Use more hot water if necessary to make spreadable. Frost brownies
while they are still hot. Cool frosted brownies and cut in squares.
Stays freshest right in the pan.
|ACQC News... February 2005
Sewing Room coming together with help of friends
| Peggy's Alaskan Cabbage Patch B&B, Lebanon, Oregon... The ACQC Sewing Room is slowly being "patched" together down in the basement.
Lately, on Wednesday afternoon, the Wednesday Ladies (of the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild) have been working to make the new ACQC Sewing Room (Oregon version) a reality. These very helpful ladies have been painting, sewing, painting, quilting, talking, drinking coffee, quilting, having an impromptu pot-luck lunch, and more quilting.
With the help of JoAnn D, Gail, Marjorie, Claudina, Sharon, JoAnn P, Ginny, Carol, Leola, Rusty, and Ellie Bear (note the alaskan name) our Black Lab (she loves all the attention from my lady friends).
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All these wonderful ladies have been part of the crew on different days, at different times, all together. They have unpacked fabric that hasnt seen the light of day for almost three years, scraped off old paint, primed and painted walls and arranged and rearranged furniture!.
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces... and eat just one
What is ACQC Now?
A best friend with chocolate is the big sister that destiny forgot to give you.
With me in Oregon and Dawn still in Alaska I think we can give you a wide view of whats happening in the quilting world.
|One might well ask
The following and the rest of the pages are from the old site. We will be making changes in the next few weeks and months.
So read a bit about who we were back in the late '90s... some things have changed a bit!
Dawn's youngest son, Eli, is now 16 going on 17. He is a WHL defenseman with the Seattle Winterhawks. (He's 6' 3", over 200 pounds... definitely not the young boy on the Classes page.) Dawn's youngest daughter, Annie, also is a hockey player. The rap on her is she is tough enough to play with, and beat the boys! She is now coaching her older sister who is just learning the game of hockey up there in Fairbanks, Alaska.
In my case... I'm swimming three mornings each week... Lost a bucha pounds... Having fun being retired... And enjoying quilting with all my new friends here in Oregon.
Although I still miss friends back at the End of the Alaska Highway... in Delta Junction, Don't really miss the 60 below weather! Remember...
If you have chocolate
on your breath,
people are more apt to listen to you
Watch This Space
|"Alaskan Quilt in Oregon Blog By 2"
Coming soon on this site...
In the near future, Peggy will be starting to blog. Soon there after, she will be relieved by her long-time partner... Dawn (And Dawn can really blog!).
Click here to read more about Dawn and Peggy
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Shop `til You Drop!
We're Havin' a Retreat
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Is it proper to eat Chocolate while driving a purple Lexus?
Delta Junction, Alaska
Dawn and Peggy, owners of the Alaskan Chocolate Quilting Company (ACQC), are the company quilters, teachers, bookkeepers, sample makers, janitors, stock clerks, sales clerks, designers, cashiers and gofers!
This site is For You! Please Tell Us How You Like It!
This is our first venture on the web. Since you are our customers, we want your input. Please send your comments to us at ACQC@alaskaquilt.com
October 11, 2000
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Elspeth's Alaskan Quilt Blocks
It's 1920 and Elspeth and her husband are young newly weds on a great adventure to Alaska to seek their fortune.
Win a prize by reading her letters and solve the mystery of the quilts she made.
Elspeth's Lost Needle
Elspeth's loses a precious needle. Read her letters to find out where it went.Things are bad. Send chocolate!
Letter One: The beginning...
It is Friday, the 6th day of our journey to the North. Aside from the storm at sea the voyage went without incident. It has been a new adventure to be aboard ship so long and William and I have fared well. Today begins the hardest but most exciting part ... The Valdez Trail. June 11, 1920 is the beginning of our new life on the frontier and our quest for riches from the land.
Now begin also my journey quilt. As William loads our new wagon and hitches the animals, I must remember to organize our supplies so that I can reach my needles, spools and cloth. I wonder what I shall see and what memories these tools shall help me make as we travel this long road?
It is just before dawn and the farrier has warned us of the difficult trail over the pass. We have strapped the load well and are headed up the pass, bidding farewell to the ocean waves and the smell of the sea. My needlework shall continue once through these frosted peaks of delectable mountains.
Your dear friend,