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The Scoop from the Coop - May 21, 2017
This week we're focusing on dear ol' dad. We have the perfect fabric lines to make heartfelt gifts for Father's Day. You have four weeks, which is just enough time with a slight sense of urgency. (The perfect combination.)

And let's not forget 'Father' Christmas! It's time for another 'Christmas Through the Year' Challenge!

Let's get started.


Happy quilting!
Peggy

Friendly Reminder
  • Thursday, May 25 - Mini Quilt Club meets from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25 - Outlaw Chicks meet at 6:00 p.m
Reminder: New Classes
There's still time to sign up for the new classes coming up in June. Just call us at (316) 652-9599 to sign up or to inquire about the classes.
  • Beginner Class | Tuesdays, June 6, 13 & 20 from 1:15 to 4:00 p.m. | $60 plus supplies
    • This class is for the very beginners! We teach you how to measure, rotary cut, piece, machine quilt & bind while you create a beautiful table runner.
  • Atlantic Flyway | Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | $30 plus supplies
    • You will learn several techniques in just one day! In this class we will use beginner levels of Deb Tucker's techniques, include "Fast Flying Geese" with the Wing Clipper 1 ruler, and "Migrating Geese" for the border and a bit of paper foundation piecing for the tricky star points. The finished product is a wonderful wall quilt which measures 44" square.
  • Good news: Dave Duwe has a "Necktie" Quilt Class scheduled on Saturday, June 17. He hasn't shared the details with us yet, but if you call the shop at 316-652-9599 we'll get you the details as soon as we get them.


'Christmas Through the Year' Challenge
Every month around the 25th, we feature a Christmas project that is discounted through the end of the month. It's our way of encouraging you to get a head start on Christmas 2017 and not wait until the last minute. Our Christmas project this month is Forever Green by Holly Taylor for Moda. It's made from her Christmas line, which always flies out the door. This is a simple 9-patch table topper, and the kit includes the book Moda Candy, which features patterns for 13 projects! The kit/book combination is normally $29.95, but with the 25% discount until June 1, it's $22.50.



New in the Shop
In anticipation of Father's Day, we're featuring three new fabric lines in the shop! Plus we have a great Faded Memories collection.

Play Ball
Whenever I walk through the neighborhood and smell hot dogs on the grill, I think, "Ah, the smells of spring!" Baseball fabrics are always fun this time of year, and the Play Ball line from Benartex is one of my favorites. It features vintage baseball cards, bats and baseballs... the perfect collection for baseball aficionados everywhere! And it's not just for quilts. Use Play Ball to decorate a bedroom or den, for backpacks and carryalls, or baseball apparel (shirts, barbeque aprons and more) that will be admired and talked about the entire season. (And even into the post-season!) Great natural colors include light blue and cream, and a tiny star pattern gives a special patriotic flavor to the entire collection. The line is available for $11.49/yard.


Grand Slam
Another favorite baseball line is Grand Slam from Quilting Treasures. It features balls, bats, pennants and the like in masculine colors. We have quite the selection to make quilts for boys of all ages! The line is available for $11.99/yard.

Full Steam Ahead
An engineer friend was telling me how much engineers love trains. And he wasn't talking about train engineers, but electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, audio engineers, computer engineers. They all love trains! But really, what's not to love? This Full Steam Ahead line from Quilting Treasures captures the mystique of train travel quite well, I think. The fabrics in this line are available for $11.99/yard.


Faded Memories

This new collection from Penny Rose Fabrics is both sophisticated and subtle. The color scheme of cool blues and striking reds are in the "can't miss" category. The entire line works seamlessly together in quilts large and small. The line is available for $11.99/yard.



"More Time for Quilting" Recipe

SPINACH MANICOTTI WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE

Ingredients
1 (9 ounce) bag fresh spinach
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 (24 ounce) carton small curd cottage cheese
1 (12 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
12 manicotti shells
2 (24 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and immerse spinach in the boiling water until dark green and softened, about 2 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture.
  3. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Drain excess grease. Combine spinach and sausage in a bowl. Mix cottage cheese and 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese into sausage and spinach, stirring until filling is thoroughly combined.
  4. Use your fingers to stuff uncooked manicotti shells with stuffing. Lay stuffed manicotti into a baking dish, side by side, and pour both jars of sauce over manicotti.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until manicotti are tender but still slightly firm to the bite and the filling is hot, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese over the dish, let the cheese melt, and serve.


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