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Index for Feb-March 2014
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* Montana: Dee Sleep, 10563 Chicken Creek Road, Spearfish, SD 57783, 605-722-7028
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* New York: Dave & Amy Carter, P.O. Box 365, New Market, MD, 21774, 866-825-9217
* N. Carolina: Barbara Stillman and Lolly Konecky, 515 E Carefree Hwy #1128, Phoenix, AZ, 85085, 602-942-8950
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* Oklahoma: Lenda Williams, P.O. Box 32581, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123, phone/fax 405-470-2597
* Oregon: Barbara Stillman and Lolly Konecky, 515 E Carefree Hwy #1128, Phoenix, AZ, 85085, 602-942-8950
* Pennsylvania: Dave & Amy Carter, P.O. Box 365, New Market, MD, 21774, 866-825-9217
* Rhode Island: Michael Dempsey, 10213 Fanny Brown Road, Raleigh, NC , 27603, 919-661-1760
* S. Carolina: Barbara Stillman and Lolly Konecky, 515 E Carefree Hwy #1128, Phoenix, AZ, 85085, 602-942-8950
* South Dakota: Dee Sleep, 10563 Chicken Creek Road, Spearfish, SD 57783, 605-722-7028
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* Virginia: Dave & Amy Carter, P.O. Box 365, New Market, MD, 21774, 866-825-9217
* Washington & E. OR & S. ID: Barbara Stillman and Lolly Konecky, 515 E Carefree Hwy #1128, Phoenix, AZ, 85085, 602-942-8950
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Lebanon • Albany • Jefferson • Brownville........................... 3
Stayton • Independence • Dallas • Springfield.................... 4
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Cover Story
Rebecca Barker’s Quiltscapes
Rebecca Barker grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Oxford, Ohio. Her childhood
appreciation for quilts and country life inspires the subjects she paints today. She began
painting in her early teens and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Ohio
University. She also attended Miami University’s graduate painting school.
Rebecca has painted a series of paintings she dubs “QUILTSCAPES.” The title of the
quilt pattern is depicted in the picture. For example, the Log Cabin Quilt has a log cabin in
the background.
Rebecca paints her QUILTSCAPES in acrylic on board (masonite). The patterns come
from quilt history books and she attends quilt
shows. Her style is realistic with clean, clear
colors and a sensitivity to composition and
“My work is meant to honor the beauty of old
time quilt patterns.”
For a free color brochure call or send a SASE
Rebecca Barker’s Quiltscapes
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Glendale, OH 45246
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Lebanon • Albany • Jefferson • Brownsville
Feb-March 14
Finally Together Quilt Shop
Is in New Building in Lebanon
It’s always a pleasure to let our readers know when one of our advertisers celebrates
an important milestone! So we’re happy to tell you that Finally Together Quilt Shop in
Lebanon is now in its new building and ready for you
to stop by and check things out.
Owners Paula Lammert and Claudina Wilson will
tell you all about it . . .
“We are so excited to tell everyone that we have
moved for the final time! We have purchased a 5,000
square foot building in downtown Lebanon and our
new address is 54 West Ash Street. We are just half a
block west of the previous location and our shop name
is now in lights with our new sign over the front of our
building. Many quilts are hung along the walls and it is
nice to have a permanent home after our three previous locations!
“This building has made a great partnership for us to expand our services to our loyal
customers. We have more than doubled the size of our showroom to display our fabrics,
notions, patterns and books. We also added all new true-lights making our shop bright and
beautiful! We have many bolts of fabric available, have monthly shipments coming in with
all new lines and fabric collections and are known for our very large selection of wildlife
fabrics. We offer long arming services.
“The classroom is also more than double in
size and has an open small kitchen. The Show and
Share quilting meeting is on the third Thursday
of every month at 7 p.m. We would love to invite
any and all interested quilters to come and join
in on this fun evening. Also, Thursday is a good
time to come in and work on any projects you
have; we are available to help you with your
needs and questions.
“We are a Mother/Daughter team who has
been in business for over 10 years, starting out
in a small shop with about 500 square feet. The name Finally Together Quilt Shop came
from us always wanting to open a quilt shop together, but we had always been in different
states or just not at a point that we could do it together. Quilting and sewing has always been
a love of ours and now we are living our dream.
“Our increasing business has allowed us to offer more and more to our great customers.
This move into our own building is due to them and we want to take this opportunity to
personally say thank you. Our success would not have been possible without their continued
“Please stop by and say hello—we look forward to seeing you soon!”
For more information about Finally Together Quilt Shop, call 541-258-6006, email
[email protected], go to or visit them on Facebook.
Victorian Tea Room& Lavender Rose Gift Shop
Queen of Hearts Tea • Saturday, Feb. 15th
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Serving Afternoon High Tea • Wednesday through Saturday
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Stayton • Independence • Dallas • Springfield
Quilting with Barbara
Looking Ahead
by Barbara Conquest
And suddenly it’s January! All the urgency associated with the holidays—finishing
projects, baking, wrapping, hosting, visiting—has vanished and we have a brief time to
reflect on the past year and anticipate the new one. No wonder the ancient god Janus, after
whom January was named, is pictured looking both backward and forward.
Some people make resolutions for a new year. I prefer to call them goals. Somehow
it seems less damaging to one’s self-esteem not to reach one’s goals than to break one’s
resolutions; breaking something is so final. My general goals for 2013 were to use large
quantities of my stash, thus reducing it, and to finish a number of BOMs, kits, etc., that I had
made or bought, but not completed, in previous years.
I worked diligently to reduce my stash, but somehow when I wasn’t looking it replenished
itself, so net loss is not as great as I had hoped. I haven’t given up, just moved my goal a
little farther back. I came closer to reaching my second goal; complete sets of BOMs are no
longer languishing in dark cupboard corners nor are there as many unfinished kits as there
were this time last year. Instead, they have become 8 completed quilts plus 4 completed quilt
tops awaiting quilting and binding. Some of the finished quilts have gone to flood victims in
southern Alberta; some await the next call for help.
This year, my minor goal is to quilt the four tops. My new and major goal involves the
extensive use of a recently acquired book called Panel Play (Barbara Becker, Four Paws
Quilting). For those of us who think that sewing two borders around a panel is the ultimate
finish, this book is a revelation. Like many quilters, I love to buy those seductive pre-printed
panels—cute, beautiful, topical and thematic. I bring them home, pet and gloat over them
for a week or two and then relegate them to a shelf, promising myself that someday I’ll come
up with a unique way to use them. That rarely happens. Panel Play will change all that. It is a
comprehensive book with practical information for making the most of all sizes, shapes and
number of panels. Ideas for framing and enhancing panels range from “Why didn’t I think
of that?” to “Wow! Fantastic! I’d never think of that!”
Basic and specific techniques (e.g. measurements in inches) are given, but perhaps
more importantly, variations that lead the user to design original arrangements are also
shown, using ideas in the book as foundations. Information includes thorough and specific
directions for preparation, sashing construction, setting techniques, colour combinations,
diagonals, mitres, pieced borders and much more. The coloured illustrations are profuse and
clear. A gallery showing possible uses for orphan quilts and worksheets for pieced borders
of various types adds further value. It’s a long time since I’ve been so intrigued by a new
publication. Panel Play will fill a niche in the book collections of many quilters.
My major goal for 2014 has emerged loud and clear: get those panels off the shelves and
onto the cutting table!
P.S. I have no affiliation. If you would like a copy of this book, it will be in some quilt
shops soon or you can order from the website
Barbara Conquest writes her column from Blue Sky Quilting in Tofield, AB, Canada.
©Barbara Conquest
Deepwood announces 2014 Heritage Talk Series
“Fascinating Women of Oregon”
A series of small group conversations at Historic Deepwood Estate with a focus on
remembering and preserving pieces of the past.
February 11th Heritage Talk #2 - Photographers: Myra Albert Wiggins, 1869-1956;
Presented by Carol Glauber who teaches at Mt. Hood Community College
March 18th Heritage Talk #3 - A Woman Alone: Mona Bell, Sam Hill, and the
Mansion on Bonneville Rock; Presented by John Harrison, writer, author, & Information
Officer at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
April 8th Heritage Talk #4 - Abigail Scott Duniway—Her Journey West & Life
as a Visionary Campaign for Equal Rights; Special guest and presenter Linda Long,
Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Oregon.
All Heritage Talks are from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and admission is free. Seating is limited and
reservations are recommended, so please call to reserve a seat 503-363-1825 or online at
Historic Deepwood Estate is located at 1116 Mission Street SE, Salem. Free parking at
12th and Lee Streets.
Apple Pie Bars
Courtesy of
“Write it on your heart that every
day is the best day in the year”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
This recipe just might be an apple pie masquerading as dessert bars!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg - divided use
1 cup butter
6 to 8 tart green apples
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Granulated sugar for sprinkling
Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, butter and salt with a pastry blender.
Separate egg; set aside egg white at room temperature.
Put egg yolk into a glass measuring cup and fill with milk to measure 2/3 cup. Pour into
the flour mixture and mix well.
Divide dough in half and roll out on a lightly floured surface to fit a cookie or baking
sheet. Save other half of dough for top crust.
Peel, core and slice apples. Arrange slices in side by side rows on unbaked bottom crust
to make 1/2-inch layer.
Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon and 4 tablespoons flour, mixing well. Sprinkle mixture
over apples.
Roll out top crust and place over apple slices, pinch and seal edges.
Beat the egg white until stiff and spread over the top of crust. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar over the top of egg white.
Bake at 450°F (230°C) for 10 minutes.
Reduce to 400°F (205°C) and bake about 20 to 25 minutes
or until golden brown.
Cool and cut into 2 1/2-inch bars.
Makes about 36 bars.
Philomath • Corvallis • Quilting Special Event
Feb-March 14
Piecing Life Together
Another “Auld Lang Syne”
by Barbara Polston
Hard to believe, but here we are, welcoming another New Year. “Auld Lang Syne” is
the song associated with the New Year. The first line of the song means, loosely interpreted,
“for the sake of old times.” In singing Auld Lang Syne, we look back. Another tradition
associated with the New Year is the writing of New Year’s
Resolutions. In doing so, we look forward, resolving to make
the coming year better than the last.
Are you a resolution writer? I don’t write resolutions
but I do set annual goals. At the end of each year, I revisit
them, asking how many I achieved, where I came close and
where I fell short. If I’ve fallen short of achieving a goal,
I also ask myself, “Why?” I’m not making excuses, but
determining if it was necessary to change the goal, if I really
put forth the effort to achieve it, or if circumstances beyond
my control made achieving the goal impossible or unlikely.
It’s important to do this analysis; how else will you know if
you’ve been successful?
Some of my goals from last year were achieved and,
on some, I fell woefully short. The ones I considered most
important were, of course, the ones I worked on the hardest. We staged a successful charity
sew event, generating 120 quilts to comfort women and children fleeing domestic violence.
The committee worked hard for an entire year to ensure this would happen. A check mark
placed in the “achieved” column! On the other hand, I still have those pesky 10 pounds to
lose. A check mark made in the “failed” column.
Each year’s goals include some related to my quilting career. Last year’s quilting goals
were achieved and I was able to squeeze in a couple of projects for gifts, commissions and
pieces for auctions for causes I believe in. Most of my quilting was taken up with a really
big project that will culminate in the months ahead. I’m excited that I’ll soon be able to talk
about that.
This year, I’m thinking it might be fun to make something just for me, committing to
a project, or two, that has been sitting on my shelf and nagging at my brain for years. I’ve
added completing at least one of those projects to my goals. I wonder, by the next “Auld Lang
Syne,” if I will be able to put a check in the “achieved” column.
Abraham Lincoln said, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more
important than any other.” I believe he means that those goals we work on are the ones most
important to us. Achieving them brings feelings of success. If you haven’t already set your
New Year’s Goals, put pen to paper, set some goals and get to work!
Barbara Polston an author, designer and award-winning quiltmaker. You can see
Barbara’s quilts, join her on Facebook or book her class and lecture offerings at www. She was inducted into Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in September
2013. Barbara, who has lived in Phoenix, Arizona, for over 27 years, is calmly quilting in
Studio Narnia. ©Barbara Polston, Phoenix, AZ, December 2013
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Wishing you all a happy and bright 2014!
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The Christmas Cowboy by Shanna Hatfield. And Carol Frost will be picking up her copy of
Quiltmania from Speckled Hen Quilts in Aurora.
Linda wrote, “Another wonderful issue! It seems I always find a new place to check out
in The Country Register, whether it be a quilt shop, tea room or an antique store. Thanks for
a great publication.”
Carol told us, “I’ve been to the Speckled Hen many times! How great for her that her
project is in the wonderful Quiltmania magazine!!
Reader Roberta Holmes said, “I have visited Speckled Hen Quilts shop many times. It’s
a wonderful shop. Look forward to receiving The Country Register. Always glance through
it to see what is in it before I actually read it. Love to see the quilt shop hops. Planning on
doing the Oregon Coast 101 Quilt Run and taking friends with us who have never done it
before. There are so many shops in the paper that I have visited that it would be hard to say
which one is my favorite one. Sixteen ladies go in April each year to Beachcombers Haven
and have our own quilt retreat. We are fortunate enough to be able to spend 5 days down
there. So much fun! Thanks for all the hard work you do putting the paper together. We are
going to Victoria, Canada, this fall so plan on getting ahold of one of their Country Registers
and see just what they have going on while we are there.”
Georgia Presley told us, “We are lucky to have so many talented people who are featured
in national magazines. I try and support local ones in Salem.”
Beverly Wheeler wrote, “I always enjoy getting your paper when I go to The Quilt Patch
in Eugene.”
Judy Anzo’s favorite quilt shop is Something to Crow About in Springfield. “It has a
unique primitive atmosphere, with their real brick floors.”
Here is a note we received from previous drawing winner Jo Durfee. “I was so surprised
when Airstream Memories arrived. (My husband was thrilled!). I, of course, had forgotten
my entry. Thank you, thank you! I pick up The Country Register at my favorite quilt shop
here in Eugene – The Quilt Patch. I enjoy the ads from surrounding areas and the calendar
items, too. Again, thank you for this delightful book.
(Editor’s note: Thank you Jo, we enjoy sharing the prizes from our drawings with our
readers and hope they bring pleasure to the recipients.)
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Prairie City • Redmond • Bend • La Pine 7
Feb-March 14
Building Harmony
Raising Kane
by Jeff Cappis
His name is Kane, our latest grandchild. He is two and a half. He has deep blue eyes,
walks and runs, always smiles and knows exactly three words: “Papa” (that’s me), “Truck”
and “Ope.” “Ope” means you’ve dropped something, fallen down or just unloaded in your
diaper. Sometimes all three. “Ope” is never good. “Ope,” however, is a fact of life.
In keeping with tradition, we’ve tried to give him a cute little rhyme to go with his name.
The kids love that. It shows them that you care. Kane
has gone by various names in his 2 1/2 years (so far) on
this planet: Candy Kane, Sugar Kane, Kane the brain,
Kaner-kaner-bo-bainer . . . You get the idea.
No one can explain it, but he has this calmness.
An old soul deepness. He is cautious when he needs
to be, but it’s like he knows that no matter what goes
on around him, he’ll be O.K. This is good, because at
the same time, things do seem to go on around him, but
not to him.
Once, I had a whole Saturday afternoon with him.
I love this time. I find he is easy to entertain. He finds
everything funny, so when I discovered an old clown
costume in the back of my closet, I thought I’d be a
hit for sure. I had a pair of glasses with the nose and
mustache, big shoes, a frizzy wig, a red ball and a hat
with a big sunflower hanging out of it. I topped it all off
with an old robe and a small umbrella.
“Ta-da!” I yelled as I stepped into the living room with my arms outstretched. I expected
lots of laughter. Nothing. He just sat there looking at me. My sunflower fell off and I found
myself somewhat embarrassed, having acted too childish for a two year old. He noticed the
ball in my hand and pointed at the front door. I was happy to play catch outside if it made
me look fun again. We went out.
“O.K.,” I said, “Toss the ball to me and I will catch it.”
Now, I’m not going to say how, but the ball landed up on the roof. Kane pointed to it.
“Ope.” Then a slightly sad look came over his face.
Out of a sense of guilt (and because it was actually my fault the ball went on the roof), I
went and got a ladder.
It was an awkward climb. My big clown feet were clumsy on the rungs and it wasn’t easy
holding up that umbrella. On top of that, a breeze came up and blew the hair in my eyes. I
scrambled off the ladder to the roof, then made my way to the ball. I was ecstatic when I
finally got it in my hands. That changed when I heard the ladder fall over.
I sat on the edge of the roof. Kane just watched me. I tried to show him a trick with the
ball, but I dropped it. After bouncing four times, it rolled to Kane’s feet.
“Ope,” he said shaking his head.
I guess he got bored because he picked up the ball and went into the house. (I think I even
heard him lock the door). I was frantic to get down. I even considered using the umbrella
as a parachute.
Luckily and just by chance, my nosey neighbor (Belinda the gossip) heard me. She came
running over, stopped and stared at me for a moment, then called 911 exclaiming, “There’s
some clown on my neighbor’s roof!”
Both the police and the fire department showed up. They tried to be good about it, but I
could hear them snicker when their backs were turned.
As it turned out, Belinda is a reporter, too. The pictures made the local newspaper with
a caption that read “Local Crackpot Caught on Roof: Claims he was entertaining children.”
Kane didn’t care; he was inside taking a nap.
Copyright by Jeff Cappis. Email: [email protected]
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Lagenlook Is Free-Spirited Fashion,
Finds Home in Antique Faire World
by René Groom
Lagenlook continues to find a home in the U.S Antique Faire world. In large part due to
the famed Robin Brown of Magnolia Pearl fashion out of Texas, who has been supplying
Faire goers at Round Top in Texas for a number of years. Rarely
can one attend an antique faire across the U.S anymore and not see
someone, or a group of someones, dressed to the nines in this fun
loving, chic, free-spirited fashion.
Coined “Lagenlook” in Europe, the word means “the layered
look.” Usually crafted in vintage linens of cream, white and black or
vintage lace and tatting—some with clean seam lines and some with
a tatted edge—this fashion has been described as a cross between
romantic Victorian and steampunk with a splash of Gypsy for good
measure. The uber-feminine look is often times balanced out with
chunky boots or even vintage cowgirl boots and belts.
The ability to layer the clothing is truly an art form, which is certainly made easier with
the foundational pieces of lightweight bloomers, long- bodied tank-top shirts and shorty
jackets. Unique looks can be created by combining different shades of creams and white and
mix and matching lace patterns.
While Lagenlook has been around for generations in Europe, often times those looks
were more Victorian and confining. But, designers like Magnolia Pearl, Paris Rags, and
Ivey Abitz has found fun and unique ways to loosen up the corset by bringing the once
undergarments out, exposing them for the beautiful coverings that they are.
It has been said that this particular look has to have a special person to carry it off. But,
in truth, there is so much that is precious about this particular style that I think anyone could
adapt parts of it into their every day wardrobe.
If one is looking to create this look for themselves, their best bet is to find costume
patterns for steampunk, Victorian, and Gypsy wear and go from there. If you are looking to
buy pieces to add to your wardrobe, you can check out MettaMarie, Ivey Abitz, Magnolia
Pearl and Paris Rags on the Internet or on Facebook.
René Groom is a freelance writer and public speaker who loves to share her adventures,
misadventures and the amazing people she meets down life’s dusty trails. She and her
husband, Tom, make their home in Prosser, WA. She is the mom of four amazing men. Some
of her stories can be found at
Sisters • Redmond
KISSed Quilts
We Can Do It!—Part 1
by Marlene Oddie
I was already scheduled to make my first visit to the AQS QuiltWeek® in Des Moines,
Iowa, last October so I could experience my quilt, ‘Rosie’s BOMb,’ getting juried into the
American Quilter’s Society show. What made the trip even more fun was getting the phone
call telling me that my quilt had won second place in Bed Quilts—Machine Quilted!
This journey started in 2011 when I discovered a quilting skill builder happening online
but chose not to participate because I didn’t think I needed to build skills—plus I had a
busy schedule at the time. However, near the end of 2011, I realized the We Can Do It! Skill
Builder Sampler Quilt Along (QAL), hosted by
“Sewn by Leila,” was using the iconic ‘Rosie
the Riveter’ poster image as her blog button for
the project. As a female engineer with a can-do
attitude, I relate to Rosie and decided I had to
jump in even though they were six months into
the QAL. Making a ‘Rosie’ quilt was a natural
progression in my thought process. It became an
interesting challenge—one that made me realize
I still had a lot to learn.
Using my Electric Quilt 7 software to design
a layout, which included the Rosie poster as
a center medallion, I chose colors that would
coordinate with the poster. I used colors within
each block to create a layout to frame and mimic
the poster’s colors—blue/white backgrounds
in the top area, yellow in the sides and red at
the bottom (dark and ‘anchoring’ to the whole
Mid-year 2012, I was away from my longarm for several weeks while my husband took a job out of state. I worked diligently to
catch up on the QAL. Towards the end, I drafted the feathered star through a paper piecing
technique so no “Y” seams were necessary, and was honored to be asked by Leila to draw
up the butterfly pattern so that all followers could use the necessary templates through an
easy PDF download.
The whole idea of this QAL was to start out with basic techniques, building confidence
and moving on with more difficult ones. This included doing things improvisationally,
creating your own ‘crumb’ fabric and designing your own house block. I laid them out in
the quilt from start to finish, top row to bottom row, left to right. There were typically about
3 blocks per technique.
Now I needed to create the poster on fabric. I tried a couple of times, after much planning,
to print it on an inkjet plotter on self-treated muslin. The ‘rinse’ process took out all magenta
and it looked quite ‘antique.’ The effect might have been nice, but I had used such brilliant
colors in the quilt, I really wanted a brilliant level of color in the poster. I decided to try and got wonderful results.
My sashing details included finding a MODA fabric that had a row of buttons. I fussycut many yards of it. Finding the red fabric that reads as a polka dot but is actually various
buttons was great for the border since it tied in with Rosie’s headband so nicely. I then added
appliquéd rivets to emphasize the original concept of what was going on with ‘Rosie’ in
The bottom of the poster needed to be filled in. I had found a fabric with all the different
quilt block names and terms printed on it that seemed to be very appropriate.
In designing the quilting I wanted to be able to show my clients, in one piece, different
types of quilting. For example, one block might have a background fill and the next one
doesn’t. Some have formal feathers, others open feathers. Others have an edge-to-edge
design within a block following the piecing as a registration guide and some just ignore the
The border quilting was designed to look like polished steel and I wanted the rivets
themselves to have a movement about them. I used some kitchen tools to help. (Thank you,
Martha Stewart, for your rubber rings made to put around a rolling pin to get consistent pie
dough depth!)
Quilting Rosie herself was the biggest challenge. So grateful to find Virginia Graeves
online—she provided me with some advice and gave me the confidence to move forward
with Rosie’s face, arms and blouse details.
(To be continued. In Part 2, I’ll tell you about my journey with the completed ‘Rosie’s
Marlene Oddie is an engineer by education, project manager by profession and now
a quilter by passion in Grand Coulee, WA. She enjoys long-arm quilting on her Gammill
Optimum Plus, but especially enjoys designing quilts and assisting in the creation of a
meaningful treasure for the recipient. Follow Marlene’s adventures via
her blog at or on http://www.facebook.
Note: Modern block credits used in ‘Rosie’s BOMb’ include:
Breaking Out: Jennie Finch, Canandaigua, NY (generously sharing);
Starry Night: Faith @ Fresh Lemons (only for personal use); and Circle
of Geese: Beth McBride @ Piece by Number (see
for usage details).
Black Forest Brownie Jumble
Courtesy of
This chocolate brownie dessert will bring to mind a classic cake with roots in Germany.
1 (21-ounce) box fudge brownie mix
2 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
16 chocolate cookie wafers, broken into large pieces
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Mix brownie mix, eggs, water and oil in a large bowl until well blended. Spread batter
in a 13x9-inch greased pan.
Scatter top of batter with cookie pieces, cherries, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drizzle
with condensed milk.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until topping is golden. Let cool and then cut 4x4 into 16
pieces. Makes 16 brownies.
Note: If using a glass baking pan, increase cooking time to 40 minutes.
Feb-March 14
Antique and Vintage Shopping & Events • Roseburg • Stanfield • Oregon City • Klamath Falls • Medford
Antiques &
Vintage in the
Savvy and Thrifty: Great Gifts
For Valentine’s Day and Beyond
by Mary Dessoie
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about
your gift-giving needs. Instead of patronizing the crowded malls and box stores and paying
top dollar for quite ordinary mass-produced trinkets and home accessories, why not be
remembered this year for your spectacular, unique and antique Valentine’s Day gifts?
My area of interest is antique china. In that niche, you will find everything you need to fit
all taste levels on your gift list. You are holding the best resource for your antiquing jaunts in
your hands. You can make your shopping easy and a delight by patronizing the advertisers
who appear in this paper.
Please make a point to attend auctions, shows, estate sales, visit your local antique malls
and shops and say “hello” to your neighbors. Have fun getting out and about while crossing
off the names on your gift list.
One of the best buys is a partial lot of china. These incomplete sets usually can be found
for great prices. Don’t overlook pieces that are dusty or have small imperfections. They can
be spruced up!
Everyone loves vintage teacups. Why not purchase several? Teacup sets are items of
enduring beauty that will get you through your Valentine’s gift list and on to birthdays, get
well or hostess gifts. Fill the cup with an assortment of individually packaged tea bags. Place
the cup and saucer on a large square of tulle. Bring the tulle up around the cup and saucer
and wrap with a long colorful piece of fabric ribbon. What a welcome gift!
Try the same with butter pats! Place one large wrapped chocolate on a pat and surround
it with tulle and a beautiful ribbon. Don’t forget to set one of these delightful treasures at
each guest’s place setting at your next luncheon or dinner party and enjoy your guests’
complimentary remarks. Butter pats are also great votive candleholders. Buy several votive
candles to accompany your bounty of antique butter pats. Voila! You now have several
inexpensive but delightful gifts for your special girlfriends, not only for February 14 but
also throughout the year ahead.
Bouillon cups always remind me of my transatlantic crossings on the QEII and the
mandatory “elevenses.” It is so rare to see these vestiges of gracious 19th Century living.
Bouillon cups are charming gifts. Place tiny color foil-wrapped bouillon cubes in the cup.
Use gift wrap with a nautical theme and surround your pretty package with tulle. Use an
extra long flowing fabric ribbon festooned with lighthouses.
For the mustachioed man in your life, a mustache cup is a must! These relics of Victoriana
will be treasured for years ahead. Antique shaving mugs are another terrific present. Pack up
a gift bag of shaving creams and lotions and you will be able to present a gift that you are
proud of and one that won’t cost you a bundle! Add a brush to the mug and you will surely
please the special man in your life.
A day of snooping around antique shops and bidding at auctions should provide you with
the opportunity to pick up several inexpensive soap dishes. Make a side trip to your local
discount store for a variety of decorative soaps. Pack a bar of soap with each dish and wrap
the ensemble in vintage hankies tied up with big red ribbon.
The possibilities for great gifts are endless when you go antiquing. Add your own touches
to create truly memorable gifts. Why not bake up a storm and artfully arrange the heartshaped goodies on a 19th Century Havilland dessert plate? Surely someone on your gift list
would love a matching sugar and creamer. Do you have a dog-lover on your gift list? Fido
certainly would appreciate some doggy treats presented on a 19th-century Staffordshire
bone dish!
Always remember, it is the thought that counts. Gifts of antique china are packed with
memories and, by adding your own special touches, you will relay the message that your
gifts have been packaged with careful thought and love.
Mary Dessoie covers a variety of topics in the field of antiques and collectibles. She
founded the Butter Pat Patter Association for beginner and advanced collectors of exquisite
china butter pats from the Victorian through Edwardian eras and 19thCentury to currentday transportation and restaurant ware pats. Butter pats are miniature plates that were
introduced during the mid-1800s for individual servings of butter. A subscription to The
Patter newsletter costs $22 and includes a mint-condition Royal Doulton butter pat and 10
issues. Sample copies are available by sending $4 and a LSSAE (66 cents) to: Mary Dessoie,
7950 E. Keats Avenue, No. 178, Mesa, AZ 85209-5025. Those who would like to start their
subscriptions immediately and receive their Royal Doulton pat by return mail, please send
your check or money order, in the amount of $22, payable to Mary Dessoie. Mention this
article and you will receive an extra butter pat. Please mention this special double china
premium offer when you write!
Sunnyside, WA • Kent, WA • Olympia, WA • Antique and Vintage Shopping & Events
Over les
37th Annual
Green River Glass Show and Sale
Saturday - February 22, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave. N., Kent, Washington
Selling Glass, Jewelry & Collectibles
from Early to Mid 20th Century Including:
Depression • Elegant • 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
Glass by: Cambridge • Fenton • Fostoria • Heisey • Northwood
Westmoreland and many more!!! Also: Pottery/China/Kitchenware
Glass Identification by Special Guests:
Randy & Debbie Coe Authors of many books on American Glass (2 pc. limit)
Roy’s Glass Repair Presented by Green River Depression Era Glass Club
Admission: $3 proceeds to benefit Selected Charities
For additional Info call:
Becki Ray (206) 295-6794, Kay Larsson (253) 852-5250,
Dave Ownbey (206) 246-2642, Terry Martin (table info) (206) 937-4104.
Lots of FREE covered parking!
Feb-March 14
Beaverton • Monroe, WA • Portland • Walla Walla, WA • Antique and Vintage Shopping & Events
Portland Antique & Collectible Show
Will Be Held March 1 & 2 at Expo Center
The largest indoor collector show in the U.S., the Portland Antique & Collectible
Show, returns to the Portland Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2. Top
dealers will take part at this enormous spring event.
The show features hundreds of exhibitor booths (more than 1,000) selling restored turnof-the-century furniture, antique toys, Victorian décor, vintage clothing, holiday collectibles,
garden antiques, wacky memorabilia, estate jewelry and more. Appraisers will be on hand to
identify and evaluate show patron’s individual antique pieces; it’s only $5.00 each piece to
help the Sunshine Division—the Portland Police Food Bank.
As a special feature this year, Oregon’s former Governor Victor Atiyeh is loaning his
collection of memorabilia from the Lewis and Clark Fair, which was held in 1905. Portland
staged its first and only world’s fair from June 1 through October 15, 1905. During those
four and a half months, 1,588,000 paying visitors passed through the gates to the 400-acre
fairgrounds on the northwest edge of town.
The collection on display includes photos of the amazing structures that were built,
including the World Forestry Center, which was destroyed by fire in August 1964. The
display includes original photos of The Fair, examples of all of the many souvenirs that were
sold during the time it was running. There are only a few major collectors in this category
and Governor Atiyeh and Mike Cramer, both of Portland, have the largest number of items.
Together, they are putting more pieces of Lewis and Clark Fair items on display than have
ever been displayed before.
Also at the Portland Antique & Collectible Show, patrons can buy pop culture
collectibles from the 50s, 60s and 70s, a ton of vintage clothing, outstanding glassware and
old radios from the 1930s, turn-of-the-century furniture (almost dozens of booths), movie
memorabilia, collectible toys, and sports memorabilia. The more classic collector can look
for sterling silver pieces, Tiffany glass, bronzes, paintings and Native American artifacts
and, of course, toys from the 1880s to the 1960s and much more. Home decorators can find
furniture in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles.
This year’s Portland Antique & Collectible Show takes place just as spring starts and
is the place to find the vintage garden items that are so popular today.
The expert appraisers, several of whom have worked on The Antiques Roadshow and the
major shows around the country, will provide verbal market evaluations of family treasures.
All proceeds will go to the Portland Police’s Food Bank, The Sunshine Division.
Show hours are: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is
$7.00, which is good for both days.
The Portland Exp Center is located at 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland. Parking is $8.00
at the Expo Center or park free at the Portland Meadows Race Track (shuttle provided). Also,
the MAX Yellow Line directly serves the Portland Expo Center from downtown Portland.
The Portland Antique & Collectible Show is produced by Christine Palmer &
Associates. For more information, call 503-282-0877, go to: or
visit America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Shows on Facebook.
Dillard • Sutherlin • Myrtle Creek • Klamath Falls • Lakeview • Medford • Roseburg
Mountain Stars Quilters Guild Show
To Be Held in Medford, June 27 to 29
Mountain Stars Quilters Guild will hold its biennial quilt show on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, June 27, 28 and 29, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy. in Medford.
This year’s show theme is “Sisterhood of Quilting.” Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
daily and admission is $5.
More than 250 quilted items will be on display. Featured quilters are guild members,
Cathy Penland and Kathy Medina. The two are friends who have been quilting together for
years, putting their own individual twists on identical quilts.
In addition, there will be a vendor mall, a guild consignment boutique and a daily bed
turning featuring historical quilts from the area. This year’s show will feature challenge
quilts from the guild challenge, “Home – What it Means to Me;” challenge quilts from the
Jacksonville Museum Quilters; and a special display from sisters who quilt together.
Founded in 1984, Mountain Stars members hail from southern Oregon and northern
California. To learn more about Mountain Stars Quilters Guild, go to: www.msquilters.
com. For information on the show or to be a vendor, please email: [email protected]
APWQ 2014 Symposium Workshops
Will Be Held in Tacoma, WA, 7/31 to 8/3
Three days of fiber, friends and fun is on the menu for the 2014 Symposium of workshops
being held by the Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ). The Symposium will be
presented July 31 to August 3 on the campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma,
The Symposium faculty includes Michele Byrum, Nancy Eha, Lyric Kinard, Helene
Knott, Cheryl Malkowski, Kathy McNeil, Cindy Needham, Barbara Olson, Katie Pedersen,
and Lura Schwarz Smith. A wide variety of class offerings will be announced early February
and online registration will begin March 1. Visit for complete, up to date
information or contact [email protected]
Welcome to our amazing quilt
shop filled with displays, kits &
samples to inspire you.
We truly have something for
everyone! We offer Quilt-cations
along with our annual Spring &
Fall retreats. We look forward to
your visit!
Come see our fresh new look and renovation!!
Spring Retreat April 11th, 12th & 13th at Running Y Resort
M-F 10-5 and Sat 10-4
109 E. Front St., Merrill, OR 97633
(541) 798-5955
Downtown Merrill
“We Go For The Old-Time Quilting”
1.5 miles
to store
26654 Rocky Point Rd.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Fire Hall
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Open: Mon-Sat • 8-5
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Hoffman • P&B • Clotheworks
Marcus Brothers • Northcolt
Baum Textile Mills
Timeless Treasures
Old Feed Sacks
Rocky Roint Rd
We have classes and a big smile on our faces
Happy Valentine’s Day
The Country Register
Feb-March 14
Quilting & Needlework Events & Services
Book Giveaway
Dream Again Tells the Story
Of Young Girl’s Journey on Oregon Trail
by Patty Duncan
Although cataloged as a children’s book, Dream Again by Dennis McGregor will be
enjoyed by readers of all ages as it tells the story of a young girl’s journey along the Oregon
Trail. Annie’s adventure begins as her treasured family quilt slips off a covered wagon into
the icy Deschutes River.
“The only thing Annie has to remember her family is a patchwork quilt made from their
worn-out clothes. She knew that quilt by heart and she loved every story it told in every
piece. In this way, her family was with her night after night, mile after mile. It brought sweet
dreams from the hardships of pioneer life.”
Annie and her companion horse, Grace,
leave the safety of the wagon train and
follow the river for almost three weeks
in search of her lost quilt. Through her
determination, Annie never loses faith
that she will be reunited with her beloved
Author Dennis McGregor weaves
the story of this young pioneer and her
dreams of a future through his wonderful
storytelling and beautiful illustrations that
brings the story to life in vibrant color. He
shares, “The story, set in 1845, was driven
by the notion that every antique quilt in
every home today would have some kind
of story to tell. I looked at my old quilt and
wondered what did this quilt go through
over the last century and a half before it
ended up in my home?”
For his illustrations, Dennis used
friends for models and Central Oregon’s
landscapes as backdrops. He explained, “I
imagined the wagon floating in water and immediately thought of a quilt falling from it. To
see what the quilt would look like underwater, I asked my photographer brother, Brent, to
take some pictures. I dragged him up to Blue Lake and he jumped in with his snorkel and
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22nd Annual
Odessa Spring Fling Quilt Show
Not Just Another Small Town Quilt Show
April 25th-26th
Odessa High School Gym, Odessa, WA
Friday 10am - 7pm • Saturday 9am - 5pm
Admission is $4.00
Featured Quilter ~ Linda Reisterer
Hoffman Fabric Challenge • Quilting Demos
4th Annual Downtown Quilt Walk
For updates:
Molalla • Sandy • Aurora • Happy Valley
From Lydia’s Recipe File:
Hearty Baked Potato Soup
Fabric • Notions • Patterns
Fat Quarters • Books • Classes
We Service Sewing Machines
Machine Quilting Available!
38821 Proctor Blvd. • Sandy, OR 97055
Tues- Fri 10-5 • Sat 10-2
E-mail [email protected] •
Sandy Historical Society Inc’s
16th Annual Quilt Show
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
June 26th, 27th & 28th, 2014
Pioneer Building
(old Sandy High School)
Thursday 10A-5P • Friday 10A-5P
Saturday 10A-4P
17100 Bluff Road, Sandy, OR
140+ quilts on display
Vendors’ Mall
Door Prizes • Additional Exhibits
Seniors (60+ yr)
Youths 6-12
Children 5 & under
Pass for all 3 days $12.00
2014 Raffle Quilt:
“Midnight Starburst”
Questions and Quilt Entry Applications
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Enjoy this souper-duper soup. Add a heart-shaped piece of toast to make it hearty in
more ways than one.
4 large red potatoes
3 slices bacon
1 tablespoon bacon drippings
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 1/4 cups chicken broth (or water with one chicken bouillon cube)
2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 slice of bread per person
1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on high for 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in
half; cool slightly, and peel if desired. (Skins add fiber and nutrients.)
2. While potatoes cook, place bacon in frying pan and cook until brown and crisp.
Remove and place on paper towel to absorb grease. Cool; crumble into small pieces.
3. Save one tablespoon bacon drippings to fry onion. Add onion to fry pan, and sauté for
3 minutes or until cooked. Set aside.
4. Pour chicken broth into 6-cup saucepan. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in small
bowl; add to pan of broth, and mix.
5. Sautéed onions and the remaining 1 1/2 cup milk. Bring to a boil; cook two minutes,
stirring often.
6. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt and pepper.
7. Add potatoes and coarsely mash with a potato masher. On low, heat the soup until hot.
8. To serve, top with cheese, green onions and crumbled bacon.
9. For a heart-y Valentine’s touch, toast bread; butter and cut into heart shapes. Top each
serving of soup with a toasted heart.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Dream Again, continued from page 13...
waterproof camera. Many photos were taken as we cast my quilt out again and again, reeling
it in with the string we had attached.”
It was these reference shots that inspired Dennis to paint “The Crossing” on page 10 of
the book.
Dennis McGregor is a graphic designer, songwriter and musician who is best known as
an illustrator specializing in poster design. His definition of a successful poster is one that
people like enough to buy, frame and hang on their wall. He concluded long ago that if his
advertising posters didn’t get stolen from store windows where they were hung, he wasn’t
doing his job. Dennis now proudly adds “author” to his list of numerous accomplishments.
The illustrator-author is the featured artist at the Piecemakers Quilt Club’s Quilt Show,
RainFest 2014, which will be held in Forks, WA, on April 25 to 27. He will be autographing
his book during the show and is the illustrator in the Show’s ad in this issue.
Dream Again, a 9”x12” hardcover book with 52 pages and 25 full-color illustrations,
sells for $29.95. To purchase this book, please visit
The Bulletin, Central Oregon’s largest paper, recently listed the book as one of the top ten of
the most popular media consumed by Central Oregonians in 2013.
Patty Duncan hails from Northern Virginia and now lives in Glendale, AZ, where she
spends lots of time spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoys quilting, photography, small town
history and is also an avid digital storybook maker. She works in the sales department of The
Country Register. Patty says, “As I get to know many of the authors of our book giveaways,
I find their back stories are often as captivating as the books they write. McGregor’s thought
process for both the story itself and his illustration are as interesting as the author himself.”
Book Giveaway! Enter to Win!
One lucky reader will win an autographed copy of Dream Again by Dennis McGregor.
To enter the drawing for his book, send an email to: [email protected] and
put “Dream Again” in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone
number. Or you can send a letter or postcard to: The Country Register, 515 E. Carefree Hwy,
#1128, Phoenix, AZ 85085.
The drawing will be held on March 1 and the winner will be announced in our April-May
Walnut and Anise Biscotti
Courtesy of
Delicious and simple, anise seed adds a distinctive note to these walnut biscotti and
makes every bite a delight.
1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups roughly chopped California walnuts
1 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries 1 teaspoon anise seed
2 teaspoons lemon zest
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
In bowl beat butter and sugar with hand mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs until
well combined.
In small bowl whisk together flour and baking powder, walnuts, dried cranberries, anise
and lemon zest. Add to butter mixture and mix well.
Shape dough into a large log, about 4 x12-inches. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking
sheet and bake in center of preheated oven until golden, approximately 30 minutes.
Let cool for 15 minutes and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices (diagonally for longer cookies
or straight across for smaller).
Return biscotti to baking sheet, cut side down, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Flip to other side and bake 10 minutes longer, or until completely
Makes 24 biscotti.
Feb-March 14
The Way It Was and the Way It Is!
Winter’s Light is Special
by James A. Nelson
Surprisingly, the sight that reminds me most of winter is not when leaves turn golden and
fall to the ground. It’s not the chill in the air as night approaches and the days grow short. It’s
not even the light wisps of snow mixed with rain. It’s the color of the sky and surrounding
area as evening approaches and at sunrise. It’s that blue-pink color that turns to a purple
glow all around us. When this starts, you know winter is here.
No other season produces this aura. My memories are always stirred by it. A picture of
an outdoor skating rink comes to mind along with crackling bonfires, warm sweaters and
sweatshirts. I look forward to that cozy feeling of cotton fleece next to my skin.
Laughter echoes through the sharp winter air as children play and shuffle in large mounds
of fallen leaves. This always brings a smile to my face. An aroma of cold air lingers on my
clothes as I step inside my home—never forgetting to stomp my feet free from the messy
wet snow. The smell and sight of wood smoke as it curls from chimneys throughout the
neighborhood completes this Norman Rockwell winter scene in my mind.
Most of all it reminds me of families gathered around a fireplace, engaged in lively
conversation and the feeling of love as you tuck the little ones into bed at the end of the day,
their faces flushed the color of red roses from the crisp outdoor air.
I just looked out the window and saw a mule deer doe and yearling, belly-deep in snow.
They were unconcerned, but the excitement they caused in our house was something to see
and hear. The grandchildren pressed their faces to the window and chattered excitedly as
they viewed this winter mural created by Mother Nature. Moments like these are always
more memorable when shared with a child, especially a grandchild, an extension of your
own life.
Yes, the color of the sky does affect my mood. I always await the purple glow of winter
evenings with great anticipation. Perhaps it will add another memory to my life, like the doe
and fawn belly-deep in snow seen from the front window with the purple aura all around
Jim Nelson enjoyed a career at the Spokane Review and retired in Spokane. WA. His
writings have been widely published in nationally known magazines, including five times in
Chicken Soup of the Soul books. His book, The Way It Was and The Way It Is, can be found
in the public libraries and school systems in Spokane. It is available for purchase through and contains 46 nostalgic short stories. Jim Nelson enjoys hearing from our
readers and can be reached at 43 E. Weile, Apt. 214, Spokane, WA 99208. Jim has been
writing for over 50 years.
Quilting & Needlework Events
Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop
In Northern Willamette Valley in March
Quilters are invited to join in on ten days of shop hop fun in Oregon’s Northern Willamette
Valley when
Stitches Shop Hops celebrates its 1st annual Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop from
March 5 to 15. The event is organized and coordinated by Deb Messina, owner of Quilter’s
Corner Store in Beaverton, and Sandra Christopher, owner of Sandra’s Stitches in
Ten area independent quilt shops have joined together to offer shop hoppers a bit of
fun and a range of projects large and small with something different at every shop. All ten
shops are within easy driving distances (SW Portland, west to Hillsboro and south to the
McMinnville and Salem areas). All shops will be open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. with some shops open extended hours and on Sunday.
Participating shops include:
• A Common Thread
• Bernina/Stretch & Sew Fabrics
• Boersma’s Sewing Center, Inc.
• Grandma’s Attic
• Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest
• Quilter’s Corner Store
• Sandra’s Stitches
• Sharon’s Attic
• Tea Time Calicos
• The Cotton Patch
Every shop hopper will receive a pattern and the fabric to complete a 6” (finished) quilt
block from each participating shop visited. Each block will use at least one of the theme
fabrics—Fusion Illusion from Blank Quilting. Ten shops—ten different project ideas!
Winning a prize is so much fun! Each shop is conducting an in-store drawing for a
$25.00 prize—the more shops visited, the more chances to win. Shop hoppers who visit
all ten shops and turn in their completed passport will be eligible to win larger prizes,
• The Grand Prize: A three-night stay at the Oregon Coast
• 1st Prize: A Prize Bag filled with fabric, patterns and so much more! ($300.00 value)
• 2nd Prize: A Prize Bag filled with fabric, patterns and so much more! ($250.00 value)
• 3rd Prize: A Prize Bag filled with fabric, patterns and so much more! ($200.00 value)
• 4th Prize(s): A $50 Gift Certificate (10 total - 1 from each participating shop)
Passports will be available at each participating independent quilt shop and are also
available for download at Shop hop news, updates and
information about participating shops will be available on the website and also at Facebook.
Stitches Shop Hops organizes twice yearly Quilt Shop Hops—Snowflakes and
Stitches™ Shop Hop in March (February starting in 2015) and Sunshine and Stitches™
Shop Hop in July.
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by Kerri Habben
To a grown-up, the brown coat was merely that—a brown coat.
To a six-year-old afraid of many things, it was a knight’s armor.
To others, the man who wore the coat was merely a man.
To a six-year-old, the man was a knight.
Wearing his brown coat, he wrapped the six-year-old in its furry fabric on winter days
when the school bus was late. He kept away little dogs and big dogs—and for those things
he was a hero.
As the six-year-old grew, the knight aged, and she saw that he was actually a man with a
big battle to wage. Eventually the armor that had stretched across broad shoulders hung on
a shrinking body. The day came when the man and the knight spent much of the time in a
chair that wheeled him from room to room.
The knight’s body grew too tired to fight anymore and, at the end of one year and the
beginning of the next, he fell asleep for the last time and met his King, whom he had served
faithfully all the days of his life.
But this is a story about a coat, a brown coat with furry fabric inside. The coat lingered
inside a closet for a few seasons and then a few more until the day the girl wrapped herself
in the coat one last time.
The coat was placed among clothing to be given away. The brown coat with furry fabric
inside would keep somebody warm, which was what the man and the knight would have
A woman found the coat on a rack at the corner donation store. She knew that it wouldn’t
truly suit her, but it was the warmest coat there. She had ten blocks to walk to work—a stroll
in the springtime, a struggle against the wind in the wintertime.
She wore the coat for three winters. It hung on a hanger during the spring she received a
promotion at work and she had just taken it out during the next fall when she was offered a
job in a place warmer where she would rarely need the brown coat.
So, on her last day’s ten-block walk from one building to another, knowing the nights
were cold, she left the coat beside a man sleeping in an alley.
As the night darkened and the autumn air chilled, the man huddled in the coat. He
wondered who had left the coat beside him, but he was happy to be warm. As he sat,
immersed in the brown coat, he remembered other feelings of being warm. The sturdy walls
of a house he’d once lived in, the aroma of pot roast and mashed potatoes, and the soft
strands of long hair of the woman he loved.
Across the alley, a small child watched the man in the coat. The man studied the child’s
thin coat and smiled gently as he opened the coat.
They sat cocooned together—the brown coat their armor against the night.
Somewhere, the girl remembered the knight as she fell asleep beneath the cover.
Somewhere, the woman tucked her children in and remembered the dark nights.
And, somewhere, to the child, the man was the knight and the brown coat was an armor
that kept away big dogs and little dogs.
Kerri Habben is a writer, photographer and historian living in Raleigh, NC. Also an
avid crocheter and knitter, Kerri learned these skills from her grandmother and mother. She
donates many of her yarn creations to those in need. A published writer for nearly twenty
years, Kerri is currently gathering a decade of essays into a book. She can be reached at
[email protected] She says, “I wrote this partially imaginative story in memory of my
grandfather, who passed away on New Year’s Day 26 years ago. He is forever a knight in
the now grown-up heart of his grateful granddaughter.
Beaverton • Hillsboro • Portland • Quilting Events 17
Feb-March 14
Making Memories
Over Family Favorites
by Barbara Floyd
The last column I wrote was about cleaning out my cookbook collection along with a
drawing for a Susan Branch Cookbook, which was posted on The
Country Register’s company home page at www.countryregister.
com as well as in a number of Country Register newspapers across
the country. Every day now a few entries come in for the cookbook
drawing that will be held the end of February. It is amazing to read
of others’ interests and love of cooking and collecting cookbooks.
Here is an entry that came from Anita Bell: “This is my first
time reading The Country Register (TN and KY edition). I found
my copy at a rest area and enjoyed it very much, as I like all
things domestic. I, too, collect cookbooks. So did my mother.
She probably had over 400 in her collection. Mother is now in
a nursing home with dementia, but she still talks about cooking.
When she moved, my brother and sister and I each took some of
her cookbooks for ourselves. We donated the remainder to the
local library for their used book sales. I tend to be sentimental so I took mostly ones I
remembered from my childhood. My favorite is The Mississippi Cookbook, a hardbound
edition that is literally in pieces. I have many memories of Mother studying that book for
new dishes in the 1970s. In fact, some of the recipes she found, I use today in my cooking.
I keep my cookbooks in a white wooden cabinet that my grandmother purchased upon her
marriage in 1920 as a 15-year-old bride. I think your idea is wonderful!”
And I just had to write back to tell her that I would probably be just like her mom when
my memory dims and be talking about cooking in the nursing home. No, I would probably
try and get into the nursing home kitchen and do the cooking! All kidding aside, the kitchen
used to be the heart of the home and so it is heartwarming to hear many responses to a
cookbook drawing that tell me for some people it still is.
This past weekend in Lake Havasu City, starting on January 9th, which was my sister
JoAnn’s 80th birthday, a group of 10 of the family (all cousins - three generations) from
AZ, GA, ND, CA and Canada spent four days together. I do like planning events, especially
surprises. Part of the fun was the food planning and preparing, much of it ahead of time. I
pulled out some family favorite recipes such as JoAnn’s Rum cake. She also made a great
carrot cake for years and years. (Some of you may remember that cake from Gooseberries
Tea Room when we first opened it. JoAnn used to make the carrot cake and was a part time
I did not have JoAnn’s recipe so I made carrot cake loaded with coconut, crushed
pineapple, walnuts and substituted half the oil for applesauce and, of course, cream cheese
frosting. Of the three cakes served on antique cake stands at a friend’s home on the Friday
evening, the carrot cake was voted best with the rum cake a close second and the wine cake
came in third. The wine cake tastes a bit like eggnog with the nutmeg in it. Serious dents
were put in all three moist Bundt cakes, ice cream and a few other goodies by the twentyfour guests. A few family members did not like the loaded carrot cake but the rest of us were
glad to eat their share. My sister’s recipe calls for only the walnuts and the shredded carrots.
Another family recipe, which everyone loves but I am afraid will die with my generation,
is our Danish grandma’s Floating Island dessert. I must admit, it is more work than some
desserts. There is the fluffy white egg whites folded into a thickened lemon mixture and
over that is served the thickened egg yolk, lemon rind, milk sauce that you can’t boil and
it takes forever to heat it to the point where it coats the spoon. My Canadian cousin had
just flown across country and landed in Phoenix to spend the night with me. Tired as she
was, she made the mistake of asking if she could help in the kitchen. So, she got the job of
overseeing this “coating of the spoon” job. What she failed to realize is my gas burner and
the short handle on the whisk was working together to roast her whole right arm to well
When this dessert appeared for the family dinner the next night (at another friend’s
home in Lake Havasu), it created a lot of excitement. There was no problem cleaning up
the tad bit that was left over. I think the last time any of us had this dessert was at a family
reunion years ago. A newly tried cookie recipe for Baklava Cookies was also a big hit.
(Google it and see what you come up with. A buttery crisp cookie with lots of chopped
walnuts and a honey, lemony, cinnamon glaze—or write to me if you want the exact recipe.)
It is my thinking that family favorites from the past should not be forgotten, but trying new
recipes can add a lot to this thing called food, family and fun.
Check The Country Register’s company website homepage at
for another cookbook drawing to start in February. Winners will be posted there as well as
personally notified.
Barbara Floyd, Founder of The Country Register, The Antique Register of Arizona,
and Love of Junk, Walla Walla’s Vintage Market, resides in Phoenix, AZ, and still loves the
kitchen. She can be reached at [email protected] and will soon celebrate two years
of semi-retirement.
Coffee Creek Quilters’ Sale To Be Held in Yamhill in February
The Coffee Creek Quilters (CCQ) is a non-profit 501c Foundation whose members
spend many hours each week teaching the art of quilting to women serving time at the
Coffee Creek Women’s Prison in Wilsonville. On February 21 and 22, CCQ will hold a
fund-raising sale in Yamhill to help support this important program.
During the quilt making process, inmate-students learn many life skills, including
patience, problem solving and math. In addition, they enjoy the therapeutic benefits
provided through their creativity.
Not only are these newfound skills beneficial to the students, the rewards of their
completed quilts are then passed on to other charitable organizations, such as hospice
care, abuse shelters, needy children’s programs and more. Each student makes three
quilts—two to pass along and a third one to keep or give to a loved one.
The CCQ program runs entirely on volunteers, donations and grant funding. The
group always welcomes tax-deductible donations of quilting related fabric, patterns,
sewing machines, tools, books and, of course, financial contributions.
Because donations of goods are not always useable in the program itself, those items
are sold at a “Quilters Bonanza” garage sale. This year’s sale will be held on Friday
and Saturday, February 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Quilted Hill, 7601 NE
Blackburn Road in Yamhill. Many great books, (both sewing and cooking), patterns,
tools, fabric, antique quilt tops and more can be found at bargain-basement prices!
All proceeds raised go into the general fund to maintain the program and buy needed
supplies, do machine maintenance, etc., for the Coffee Creek Quilters program.
For more information about Coffee Creek Quilters program or how to donate, please
visit their website at For directions or a map to The
Quilted Hill, please visit
Molalla • Forest Grove • Clatskanie • Gleneden Beach
Three Bears’ Tea
by Lydia E. Harris
Who would have thought a fairy tale and leftover soup would inspire a tea party? But
they did.
When I looked into my refrigerator and found several leftover soups, I decided to invite
my sister Ruth and her husband Bill to “come for tea” and lunch. Bill was going through
chemotherapy and I recalled that special
touches had encouraged me on chemo
I decided on a Three Bears’ theme with
soup served in three different-sized bowls.
Since Ruth hangs a teddy-bear quilt on
her wall and Bill could be described as a
lovable teddy bear with a generous heart,
a teddy-bear setting would suit them. My
Three Bears’ lunch began to take shape.
Cozy Setting
Wintry weather and chemo call for a
warm, cozy setting. A soft fleece, blueplaid blanket became the tablecloth, which
A bowl of Hearty Baked Potato Soup
I topped with a table runner made from
teacup-patterned fabric. Blue plates, china teacups and blue and white cloth napkins created
inviting place settings, and a handmade felted tea cozy warmed my teapot.
For a centerpiece, Papa Bear sat in a doll-sized wicker chair with Baby Bear on his lap.
Mama Bear stood beside them. Surrounded by candles, a tiny tea book and a miniature tea
set, the three bears were ready to welcome guests.
e congratulate Lydia as
Comfort Foods
she begins her fifteenth
When Bill and Ruth arrived, I served the soups
in three courses. We began with Baby Bear’s year of writing “A Cup of Tea
choice of split pea soup or corn chowder served with Lydia.” We hope you enjoy
in small, colorful custard cups. Bill chose corn reading her articles as much as
chowder and Ruth sampled split pea. “That was we enjoy bringing them to you!
yummy,” she said.
“Would you like to try the corn chowder?” I asked. So, while Ruth ate corn chowder, Bill
tried split pea. Both Baby Bear soups hit the spot.
Next we sampled Mama Bear’s soup, served in medium-sized glass bowls. We enjoyed
my mother’s borscht, a tasty beef-vegetable soup made with cabbage, beets, dill seasoning
and sour cream.
Then we savored large bowls of Papa Bear’s baked potato soup, cooked fresh that
day. Men like this heart-TEA soup topped with grated
cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. We felt stuffed
like bears after finishing three bowls of soup.
The menu also included cornbread muffins, dill
pickles (Bill’s favorite) and Bigelow’s decaffeinated
Earl Grey tea. I served the desserts in fancy blue goblets.
Bill chose tapioca pudding with blackberry topping and
Ruth selected mini cream puffs stacked in a goblet.
Creative Touches
A Three Bears’ theme works well for all ages. For
adults, all you may need for a fun teatime is hearty
homemade soups, tasty teas and time to chat. But for
children, invite them to bring their cuddly teddy bears
and read the story of “The Three Bears.” Bear-shaped
cookie cutters make un-bearably cute sandwiches for
kids. Or bake teddy-bear-shaped cookies for them to
frost. And, at their place settings, include inexpensive
favors such as stickers, honey straws, gummy bears or Three Bears Centerpiece (Papa
Bear, Mamma Bear, and Baby
teddy grahams.
Bear) I like this cozy setting.
Two-for-one “Souper” Supper
With soup left over from our teatime with Bill and Ruth, I invited an older widow for
round two that evening. I added a fruit parfait and served green tea, her favorite. Together,
we enjoyed a hearty “souper” supper.
Serving a Three Bears’ Tea is fun and brings
a warm response. My guests expressed gratitude
and my friend emailed, “Thank you for dinner last
night. Good soups, good friends, good everything!”
It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day.
And you’ll be glad you did. Now, a year later, my
brother-in-law Bill is home in heaven. You never
know when “come for tea” will become a “comfort
tea” with happy memories of times you shared.
Who can you invite for a cozy Three Bears’
Tea? The winter season and Valentine’s Day are
natural times to warm hearts and share love over a
Place Setting for Three Bears Tea
cuppa’ tea. Won’t you join me?
(lots of blue and softness)
Lydia E. Harris, M.A. in home economics, is
blessed with five grandchildren and is the author of Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting.
Known as “Grandma Tea,” she enjoys sharing tea with family and friends. No reprint
without author’s permission. Contact Lydia at [email protected]
Editor’s note: Find Lydia’s Recipe for Hearty Baked Potato Soup on page 14.
Oregon Coast 19
Feb-March 14
Book Giveaway
World War II Coast Guardsman
Recalls Little Known Risks to U.S. Shores
As WW II raged across the world, few Americans were aware just how close to our
shores the mighty German Navy operated. Much has been written about the epic battles
of that conflict, but the individual stories of combatants illuminate the war in ways that
detached historical renderings cannot.
In his book, Recollections of a World War II Coast Guardsman, Detective Jim Jesson
takes you back to that time, sharing his insights and experiences in a way that only a WW
II veteran can.
As German U-boats approached the Atlantic shore of the U.S., they set their sights on
civilian and navy vessels alike. Dropping onto our shores spies and saboteurs, the Nazi war
machine may have been laying the groundwork for possible conflict on our homeland.
As a young man like so many others, Jim set out to do his
part for America. From his first confrontation with a German
U-boat as a teenage civilian working on a Boston-based
tugboat to a later military service encounter with Germans on
Nantucket Island, Jim carries the reader back to a frightful time
in history. Thanks to his service and many others, visitors today
to Nantucket can enjoy a fine lobster with champagne butter.
Readers will be amazed at the little known heroics of a
team of specially trained Police Officers who came face to
face with a squad of German SS troops protecting a German
communications outpost. Jim further brings to words the
experience of a mere teenager aboard a Mystery Q-ship out
in the fierce North Atlantic. The Q-ship is heavily armed with
concealed weaponry but is acting as a decoy to a merciless
enemy. These and other short stories in the book build a
gateway for the reader to enter the war, walking step by step
with those who were there.
As a big city street kid growing up in the depression, Jim quickly adapted to life,
working winter nights at the age of 14 salting switches for the Union Freight Railroad. In
the summers, he worked as a longshoreman and deckhand on dredges and tugboats. During
WW II, he joined the US Coast Guard at age 17.
In Recollections of a World War II Coast Guardsman are some of the stories he recalls.
These are actual events in Coast Guard history with the dates, places and statistics recalled
to the best of Jim’s memory. Identities, names and places may be changed.
Jim is retired and lives in Cape Neddick, ME. Profits from the sale of this book will go
to veterans’ organizations.
Recollections of a WW II Coast Guardsman by Jim Jesson (Dec 11, 2012) is available
on Amazon or by visiting Enjoy Jim’s first book, The Casebook of
Detective Jim Jesson. He is now working on a follow-up.
Win a Free Copy!
One lucky reader will win a free copy of Recollections of a World War II Coast Guardsman
To enter, send an email to: [email protected] and put “Coast Guardsman”
in the subject line. Or send a letter or postcard to: The Oregon Country Register, 515 E.
Carefree Hwy, #1128, Phoenix, AZ 85085. Be sure to include your name, address and phone
number. One entry per person, please.
The drawing will be held on March 1st and the winner will be announced in the AprilMay issue.
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Greek Chicken-Lemon Soup
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A delicious rendition of the Greek pastel yellow, citrus-scented soup called avgolemono.
Fresh minced dill, basil, cilantro or tarragon stirred in just before serving complements this
soup nicely.
6 cups chicken broth
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Lemon zest for garnish (optional)
In a large nonreactive saucepan or Dutch oven, bring the broth and chicken to a boil over
medium-high heat. Gradually stir in the rice, keeping the broth at a boil; reduce heat and
simmer, covered, until the chicken and rice are done, about 20 minutes. Remove the pot from
the heat.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs to blend. Gradually beat in the lemon juice. Slowly whisk
about 1 cup of the hot soup into the eggs. Stirring constantly, gradually pour the egg mixture
into the soup. Return the pot to the stove and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, just until
the soup is thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Do not let the liquid come to a simmer, or the
eggs will curdle.
Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
Serve immediately. Garnish servings with lemon zest, if
desired. Makes 6 servings.
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