River Heritage Quilters’ Guild      Quilt Chatter
Volume 21 Issue 8               www.riverquilters.org              August 2009


 From Our President…

 We are moving to the Cape Library……………………….

After much discussion and voting, RHQG has decided to move its meetings to the Cape Public Library.  The social time will be from 6:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6:45 PM.  We will not be having refreshments, so feel free to bring a drink with you and there are vending machines in the library.  We are looking forward to this move and taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings at our new library.

 President’s Message

I would like to thank everyone for the spirited discussion regarding the move to the Cape Public Library.  Thanks, too, to Betty Phillips for keeping us on track!!!  This move will get us out from under the commitment of delivering Senior Meals.  I hope that some of you continue to participate in this endeavor.  Muriel and I hope to continue as many Thursdays as we can.  If the Thursday schedule was difficult for you, I know they need volunteers every day of the week.  Feel free to contact the Senior Center.  We plan on selling our library books to the members.  This will not start until Sept, at least.

As I write this I find myself “home alone” for nine days.  My husband is on his annual bike ride across the state of Iowa.  He and 20,000 of his closest friends!!!  It really sounds like a lot of fun, I even considered going myself.  The one drawback, sleeping in a tent, in the heat, and then having to get up and ride a bike for 80-100 miles each day.  After the hottest June on record, July has been wonderful. I hope it holds for all of those people pedaling away.

I picked up two more quilts from Muriel last week.  Still on my quest to complete projects.  I found 35- 12 ½ inch blocks that I had exchanged with a small group I used to be in, so that is my next project.  We are planning on having a special exhibit at the 2010 Quilt Show of projects that have been started in classes and since completed.  I have lots of those, as well.  I am sure you all do too, so now is the time to get them done.  I plan on getting the two quilts bound this week and labels made for the last four.  I am bad on getting those labels on.  My friend Barb just writes her name and pertinent information on the quilt back, maybe I should do that. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.  It will be Fall before we know it, kids back in school, cooler weather and the holidays right around the corner.



NEW TIME, NEW PLACE for Guild Meetings

Meetings have moved to the Cape Public Library, 711 North Clark Street.  It is on the same street as the Senior Center, but closer to Broadway.  

Gather at 6:30 pm

Meeting begins at 6:45 pm

We must be out of the library by 9:00 pm

We have also agreed to sell the books to the guild members.



Next class is  August 3rd.    See Anastasia Gonzales if you’dlike to join this fun group.

 July Program:   Sewing Table Exercises


Fat Quarter:  Purple or Pink

Bring a purple and/or pink fat quarter to the meeting and you will be entered to win a basket of Fat Quarters.   

 July Hospitality:  

Now that we are meeting at the library, the guild will no longer have snack time.  You may still bring your own snack and non-alcoholic drink.


Madeline and Muriel are going to continue to volunteer for Senior Center meal delivery.  It’s a fun way to help lots of people.  If you’d like to take over one of their Thursdays, give Muriel LaMadrid a call.



RHQG Meeting Minutes, July 13 2009

Meeting was called to order by President Madeline Geiselman at 7 PM July 13, 2009 .


Old business included:

June Minutes approved as printed in newsletter by:  Elizabeth Brewer   Second:  Muriel La Madrid

July Birthdays :  4 present

Board Members Retreat approved by vote, with allocation of $ 200. Approved: Jule Eggley  Second:  Mary Tripp


New Business:

Fat quarter winner:  Mary Peters (20)

Name Tag winner:  Sally Miller

Stash for Cash:  Anastasia Gonzales $ 29.50

Attendance winner:  Jeanette Buchheit

Members present:  69  Visitors:  2

Community projects:  Reports a total of 25   quilts have been given away, several Kids quilts, family services and Lutheran Family Services

On July 25, 2009 our appraiser friend, Ann Hazelwood, will be at Barnes & Nobel from 1-3PM to promote her books.  All are invited to visit her there.

Special Events:

Anastasia reported our next Iron Quilters session will be Aug.3 at the Golden Needle.  Sign ups are encouraged this evening. $5 for the whole day, bring your own lunch.

Discussion and vote held to determine our potential move to the New Cape Library for our monthly meetings. 

After much debate, it was proposed and accepted to make the move starting next month August 10, 2009.  Meeting will begin at 6:45, with socializing at 6:30 PM.  We must be out of the building by 9PM.

There will be NO organized snacks each month, but members are free to bring their own food or drink.

Kitchen is available for our yearly dinners.

The program will be presented first, to give guest speakers ample time for their presentations.  Business meeting will follow.

Decision and vote taken regarding our Library.  It was determined we would offer for sale any books in our Library to members first.  After all considerations and offers made, we will later offer any remaining materials to the Library for public use. 

Motion made by Betty Phillips, Second by Caroline Tilghman.   Vote taken and passed.

Opportunity quilt:

 Our beautiful quilt was displayed and tickets now available for purchase. Mary Green and Barb Miller have done an incredible job creating the pattern and making the quilt, with the help of several guild members.  Congratulations.



Nelda Steffens, Murial LaMadrid, and Judy Robinson offered suggestions and material recommendations for marking quilts and borders for quilting.


Show and Tell:  10 participants

Muriel LaMadrid, Madeline Geiselman, Karla Kiefner, Caroline Tilghman, Chris Ludwig, Marjorie Fichter, Joycelyn Kasten, Mary Tripp, Mary Green, and Carol Gallaher.


Meeting was dismissed at 9:15PM by Madeline Geiselman


Respectfully submitted,


Carol Gallaher, Secretary  


Treasurer report

The next three recipes are from Madeline Geiselman:


3 c flour

1 t salt

1 t baking soda

1 t baking powder

3 t ground cinnamon

3 eggs

1 c vegetable oil

12 ¼ c sugar

3 t vanilla

2 c grated zucchini
1 c chopped walnuts  ( I used pecans)

1. Grease and flour two 8x4 inch pans.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon together in a bowl.

3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar together in a large bowl.  Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat well.  Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined.  Pour batter into prepared pans.

4. Bake for 40 to 60 min, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans on rack for 20 min.  Remove bread from pan and completely cool.


This recipe is a good salad dressing that can be kept in the fridge.


1 t salt

½ t white pepper

¼ t cayenne

½ t celery salt

¼ t dry mustard

2 T vinegar

Dash of Tabasco sauce

1 c salad oil

1 clove garlic, minced

Combine ingredients in bottle; cover and shake vigorously.  Makes 1 ¼ cups.


This is the recipe I used for the chicken that was served at the picnic at my house in June.  After browning the chicken, we put some barbecue sauce in the bottom of a baking dish, added the chicken and poured more sauce on top.  We baked it until the chicken was done.



¾ c barbecue sauce  (I used KC Masterpiece Original)

2 T cider vinegar

3 T brown sugar

1 T paprika

½ t ground cumin

½ t salt

½ t pepper

¼ t cayenne pepper

4 bone-in rib or center-cut pork chops, ¾ to 1 inch thick  (I used chicken breasts)

1 T vegetable oil

Whisk barbecue sauce and vinegar in small bowl.  Combine sugar, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne in separate bowl.  Whisk 1 t spice mixture into barbecue sauce mixture.

Pat chops dry with paper towels and rub all over with remaining spice mixture.  Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.  Cook chops until well browned, about 4 min per side.

Reduce heat to medium-low.  Brush chops with barbecue sauce mixture, flip and cook until sauce is caramelized, about 1 min.  Brush once more with sauce, flip and cook until second side is caramelized and meat registers 145 degrees, about 1 min longer.  Serve, passing remaining sauce at table.


Dump Cake

Submitted by Sally Miller

1 can (large) Crushed Pineapple (drained)

1 can (large) Cherry Pie Filling

1 box Yellow or White Cake Mix

1½ or 2 sticks of butter or margarine

½ cup chopped Pecans (optional)


Mix cherry pie filling and pineapple in a 9 x 13 pan (spray with non-stick spray)

Top with cake mix

Cut butter or margarine into small pieces and place evenly over the top

Top with ½ cup chopped pecans

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.


**Peach Dump Cake**


1 can Peach Pie Filling

1 can (large 29oz.) Sliced Peaches (drained)

Use these ingredients instead of the Cherry Pie Filling and Pineapple

When making the Dump Cake I usually use 2 sticks of margarine cut up into small patties.

Best when served warm with ice cream or CoolWhip.


Neiman Marcus Brownies

From Ruth LaClair

Grease and flour  a 9 by 13 sheet cake pan



Stir together (it will be stiff)

1 box butter pecan cake mix (can use yellow cake mix)

1 stick melted butter

1 beaten egg


Press into the pan, making a ridge at the edges.



With a mixer, beat

8 oz softened cream cheese

2 beaten eggs

1 lb. box powdered sugar

1 stick melted butter


Pour this on top of the crust layer



Sprinkle ½ cup chopped pecans on top


Bake 300 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes




Quilt Shows and Other Area News
Find a quilt show: http://quickquilts.com/shows/




Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: $1.00 donation

Clinton Building, 501 Campanella St., Sikeston

                Alice Happe-Show Chairman 573-471-3854


Gee’s Bend Quilts at Missouri History Museum

April 12 to September 13, 2009.  .  The Missouri History Museum is in Forest Park.  Please note, there is a lot of major road construction in St Louis and the detours change almost daily.


Harvest of Quilts Viii show
Through a Quilter’s Eye

                September 19 & 20, 2009
                Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11  am— 4 pm
                Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium

                201 E Boonville--New Harmony Rd          

                Evansville, IN 47725


                Kathy Weinzapfel 812-985-5906

AlTENburg Museum—Apron Show

On display till September

http://www.altenburgmuseum.org/ Lutheran Heritage Center and
                Museum in Altenburg. 
Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm



Quilt Show, Silent Auction and Craft Boutique
9:00AM to 3:00PM
September 12, 2009
Broadway Church of Christ
2855 Broadway
Paducah, KY
Linda Weatherford, Community Liaison


For Sale Bernina 2000 DE overlock, Serger.  In new condition.  This was the top of the line when I had the shop.  Easy to thread, can be a free arm, swing-out presser foot, several nice features.  Has instruction book and lots of thread.  You can do a 4 thread, 3 thread super stretch, 3 thread overlock, flatlock, roll hem and 2 thread overlock, flatlock, roll hem.  Call if interested.  Nancy Pleimann  270-5329.  $400.00


Mary Lou McNair sends this note:
Please tell everyone how much fun it was for me to see them all at Madeline's.  Miss my Cape friends.  I remembered most everyone, with a little help with some names, only got a few people confused.  Sorry Darla,  some kind of brain cloud.   And it was fun to meet

all the new folks.  Sounds like you have a big year planned.  Hope to see everyone in Paducah in April. Love, Mary Lou McNair



Are you making a quilt for the 2010 Show? 

  The quilt show is only 13 months away — two blinks the way time flies.  The theme for the show is Seasons (summer, spring, winter, fall, not salt and pepper).   There are all kinds of free patterns to give you inspiration.  Try

http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/ and scroll down to where it says Seasonal Quilt Patterns under Category Pages


Quilters’ Meals Out for 2009

4th Monday of the month

*Please notice the times listed for each month.


 Aug. 24 - 5:30 pm - Outback Steakhouse


Sept. 28 - 5:30 pm – Applebee’s


Oct. 26 – 5:30 pm – Bella Italia


Nov. 23 - 1 pm - O’Charley’s


2009 Officers

President—Madeline Gieselman

Vice President—Nelda Steffen

Secretary—Carol Gallaher

Treasurer—Barb Miller

Historian—Pat Smith


2009 Committee Chairman

Audit—Glenda Nations

Community Projects—Nancy East

Hospitality— Darla Snider

Library—Deanna Easley

Membership—Mary Tripp

Yearbook—Sally Miller

Pattern of the Month—Vickie Howard

Quilt Show— Madeline Gieselman

Opportunity Quilt—Mary Green and Barbara Miller 

Newsletter/ Website—Linda Tansil

Publicity—Sally Miller

Senior Meal Delivery—Muriel LaMadrid

Special Events—Anastasia Gonzales



 The  History of 'APRONS'               Submitted by Muriel LaMadrid

 I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.


You Know you are a Quilter If........
There's more Fabric in the House than Food

"Fat Quarters" are not the heaviest part of your body

Your ironing board is always set up but you never iron clothes

You think of your job as an interruption of your quilting time

People are always picking threads off you

"Featherweight" Doesn't mean Boxer

Your "UFO's" are not from outer space

You clean up your sewing room & they think you are leaving


August 2009 *  indicates a birthday

















Community Projects

*Dee Roe

*Cheryl Amos








Guild Meeting,6:30 social time, 6:45 meeting time,
Cape Library
*Mary Belle Dohogne









*Joyce Holloway
*Cindy Spaeth
*Carol Wichern
Community Projects



*Kimberly Stueve





5:30 pm


*Marie Todd

*Carolyn Andrews






*Karen Yates-Bey
*Christina Ludwig








Upcoming Guild Activities….


Guild Meeting:  

August 10

6:45 Cape Public Library

Quilters’ Dinner Out

 5:30 pm August 24
 Outback Steakhouse



Quilt Show

September 25 and 26, 2010

Theme:  Seasons



Please send all information to be published in the newsletter by the 20th of the previous month to Linda Tansil or email newsletter@riverquilters.org