Posted By Margaret on March 4, 2013
2012 Get-Away Weekend at Bristol Harbour
Only one double room is left at Bristol Harbour for the 2013 Get-Away Weekend. They are holding it for me until March 10, the deadline to sign up for this all-inclusive, fun-filled weekend. If you were planning on going and haven’t let me know yet, now is the time. We also have a couple of single king rooms available. This year the theme will be Modern Quilting. Our guest speaker for Saturday afternoon will be several members of the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild who have been meeting at my studio for the last few months. They will tell us about modern quilting and have a trunk show to share. I’m really excited about this year’s Get-Away, not only for the theme and guest speakers, but also because it is the largest one to date, with 33 people signed up so far coming from Rochester, eastern New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Plus it will be a little later this year, April 18 – 21, so the weather should be warming up by then. Bristol Harbour is such a tranquil and beautiful destination, it will be nice to spend some of the weekend outside. To read more details about the weekend and download a sign-up brochure click here.
Guided Project for the 2013 Get-Away Weekend
For the guided project this year, we’ll be making a quilt called “Soho Sanctuary” designed by Jude Spero. It measures 62″ x 78″ and it’s made from 32 assorted 2 1/2″ pre-cut strips. You can cut your own or buy a pre-cut jelly roll. I’ve been sorting through my stash and will have lots of themed jelly rolls for sale at the Get-Away weekend if you don’t find any you like and don’t have time to pre-cut from your own stash. We’ll also be doing a jelly roll project for the Spring Day Retreat on Saturday, April 27. In case you haven’t heard, the Spring Day Retreat will be replacing the Sizzlin’ Summer Retreat which usually takes place on a Friday night in June at Jackie Lynn’s. You can sign up for the day retreat at Jackie Lynn’s. It’s only $40 and will include a full meal just like the Friday night retreats.
Also for sale this year at the Get-Away weekend will be Jeanne Beck’s Creative Fabric Packs. I know some of you discovered Jeanne’s studio at the Hungerford in January during the Art of the Steal clearance sale. Jeanne is a mixed media artist who spent the last decade making her own hand-dyed and embellished fabrics for use in her artwork. She is now working with other media and has been selling off her incredible stash of hand-dyed and painted fabrics. They are not just cottons, but also silks. These packets are packed full of coordinating fabrics in varying sizes and sell for just $15 a pack. It’s hard to select just one!
Thanks to all of you who stopped by for the March First Friday. If you haven’t been to a First Friday at the Hungerford yet, I’ll be open for First Friday, April5, May3, and June7, from 6-9 p.m. This past First Friday lots of artists at my end of the hall were open. The Hungerford is a great building filled with lots of varied artists, many who open on the first Friday of each month to show and sell their artwork. It’s a 4-story building filled with artists. I always post recipes after First Friday of the food I serve. In March I made a corned beef dip that tastes like a rueben sandwich in appetizer form. Here’s the recipe:
Hot Rueben Dip
14 oz. can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup corned beef, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
rye, pumpernickle or baguette bread
Pat sauerkraut with paper towels to absorb extra moisture. Combine all ingredients, except bread, in a large mixing bowl. Spread in an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Bake in a 350° F oven for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve warm with torn bread or sliced baguette.
And one last thing. The winner of the drawing from the January Class Sign-up Days was Mary Kieffer who won a free class. Congratulations, Mary!