June First Friday, June 5

| June 5, 2015

It’s tiki time at Quilting with Margaret, studio #307, the Hungerford tonight from 6 – 9 p.m. Stop by for some tiki appetizers and sparkling fruit punch, Hawaiian shirts optional, and check out my latest creation, microwave bowl cozies. The perfect cozy for your microwave bowls of all sizes. No more burnt hands or fumbling [...]

Abbie’s Recovery Means I Can Return to Quilting

| June 16, 2013

Wednesday I went to the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  What an inspirational group of women! It was just what I needed to get myself inspired and back to quilting again.  Since my dog Abbie had major TPLO surgery, and has been recovering for the past 9 weeks, I haven’t been able to get to [...]

Celebrating One Year Anniversary

| May 13, 2013

I celebrated my first year anniversary at the Hungerford at May’s First Friday with Watkins & the Rapiers playing my studio again.  Thanks to everyone who came and helped me celebrate. I promised to post my homemade salsa recipe.  It’s so easy to make and really tastes fresh, even though it’s made with canned tomatoes.  [...]

Only One Double Room Left

| March 4, 2013

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 [...]

Classes Begin This Week

| February 4, 2013

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on First Friday.  We all had a good time.  As promised, here are the recipes: Fast Chocolate Fondue 2/3 cup dark corn syrup 1/2 cup heavy cream 9 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped Heat corn syrup and cream in saucepan on stove until it comes to a boil.  Remove from [...]

Happy New Year

| January 6, 2013

What a crazy and busy holiday season this has been!!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  I’m just now getting around to planning my winter classes.  I’ll have more on that in a few days.  Just wanted to wish you all a happy new year and post some holiday recipes from my December First [...]

First Friday, Dec. 7

| November 17, 2012

Here are the recipes I forgot to post from November’s First Friday.  They’d make great appetizers for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Hummus Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball I’ve got a big surprise for December’s First Friday (December 7 from 6 -9 p.m.).  Not only will we have some great snacks and beverages, Watkins and the Rapiers will [...]

Recipes from First Friday

| September 10, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came to see my studio last Friday.  The Grand Opening was a huge success.  I’ll be open again on First Friday in October on the 5th, from 6 – 9 p.m.  If you missed the Grand Opening, stop by for my October First Friday Open House.  I’ll have lots of small [...]

Happy Cinco de Mayo

| May 5, 2011

Today is Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May.  When I lived in Texas in the 1980′s Cinco de Mayo was a much celebrated holiday.  Throughout the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not Mexican Independence Day which is the most important [...]

Another Recipe to Share from the Get-Away

| April 20, 2010

One of the things that makes the Quilt Get-Away so much fun is all of the great food we have at Bristol Harbour.  I think everyone who attends is probably as creative in the kitchen as they are with their quilting.  I missed the conversation at the retreat about the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake, but [...]