News From the Shop
Monika’s Quilt Shop
210 South Main
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Warm weather has finally come to the Northwoods. The ice finally left the lake
on May 11! Some expected to be wearing wool sweaters in July. All that is a
memory now as our feathered friends are finally raising families.
We have been very busy at the shop beginning with the big "Re-Do" last January. We rearranged the entire shop, quilt fabric in the two front halves, and yarn in the middle. This allowed us to add more inventory to both and still be more efficient and customer friendly. If you need Batiks we now have 523 bolts to choose from. Looking for that just right flannel? How about 678 bolts to peruse. Of course you always need blenders and there we really went all out, 1166 bolts. We also increased wide goods (Quilt backs) Shannon fabrics and seasonals. All in all the shop now has nearly 7000 bolts of fabric on hand. We also added more yarn for you gals that love to knit and crochet as well as many new embroidery patterns.
Please note the what used to be known as "Thimbleberries Club" is now called Main Street Quilters. Nothing but the name has changed, the fun, good times, and sharing are as before.
Remember the MN Shop Hop in August. You may pre-order and pay for the shop hop fabric at any time but it can not leave the shop until the Shop Hop starts. The "Pattern" page has new kits and show the MN Shop Hop fabric if you are interested in preordering.
PLEASE NOTE: We have found an error on page 12 of the book "Northwest Quilt Cafe" in the pattern "Pine Tree Flip". A correct page 12 is shown here. If you have problems resizing and printing this pattern send an email to Monika's and we will send separate file with the picture available for printing.
Monika and the girls
"Recipe of the Month"
|4 strips of bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onion
2pounds of sauerkraut
3 medium sized tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup of meat broth or 1/2 cup meat broth & 1/2 cup white wine
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
Fresh ground black pepper
|Cook bacon until almost crisp, remove and set aside. Add onion and cook and stir until transparent, not brown. Add sauerkraut, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, caraway seeds, pepper, meat broth (or combination of broth & wine), and bacon bits. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 20minutew, or until apple slices are tender.|
Recipes from Monika's
1 quart shredded red cabbage
2 tart apples pealed, cored, and thinly sliced
5 tablespoons bacon drippings
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
Place ingredients in a large, heavy skillet (not iron), bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and cook gently for about 20 minutes, or until cabbage is crisp and tender. Thicken juices with a teaspoon of cornstarch blended with a tablespoon of water if desired.
Swedish Pineapple Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups crushed pineapple (un-drained)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Measure all ingredients in large bowl. Mix on low speed of electric
mixer about one minute until blended. Then beat on medium-high speed for
Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Beat together until smooth and spread on cooled cake. Optional walnuts may be sprinkled over frosting before it sets
Wild Rice Soup
½ c wild rice
1 lb. bacon
3 T. bacon drippings
¾ cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped onions
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
2- 14 ½ cans chicken broth
1- 4 oz can mushrooms
3 10 3/4 ounce cans cream of mushroom soup, undiluted.
|Wash wild rice, boil for 15 minutes, drain, and set aside. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and discard all but 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings. Sauté celery, onion, and green peppers in drippings until onions are translucent. Put in a large kettle and add rice broth, mushrooms, soup, and diced bacon. Cook on low heat for one hour. Do not add salt.|
Remember…The Main Street Quilters evening meeting is now on Wednesday evening 6:00 p.m., before the first Thursday each month. Meetings on Thursdays will stay the same but without the evening session.
Every 3rd Saturday Learn to Knit…Buy supplies and we will help you get started. 2:00- 4:00 PM
Fall Has It All Quilt Retreat
Sept. 15—18, 2013
Located at the Hiawatha Beach Resort on beautiful Leech Lake!
Bonfires, bike/walk trail available, pontoon rides (weather permitting). Group trunk show Wednesday to see all our accomplishments!
Full Retreat $235
Includes 3 night stay, double occupancy rooms and sewing space. Food provided: dinner Sunday, brunch and dinner Monday and Tuesday, brunch on Wednesday.
Monday - Wednesday $178
2 night stay, 4 meals
1 night stay, 3 meals
Day only $60
Register by calling Kay at Monika’s Quilt Shop 218-732-3896
Calling all Quilters, Knitters, Crocheters and Scrap bookers! Join us for a wonderful retreat of friendship, fun and time to finish all those ufo’s!
Ann’s Quilt Cottage,218-444-6387
ABC’S of Quilting, 218-326-9661
Front Porch Quilts, 218-547-1122
Monika’s Quilt Shop, 218-732-3896
Dates to REMEMBER
Itch to Stitch Club...2nd
Monday each Month 2:00 to 4:00 PM
July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9
Main Street Quilters 6:00
PM (Wed.) 1st
Thursday of each month 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
Jun5&6, July 10&11, Aug. 7&8, Sept. 4&5, Oct. 2&3, Nov. 6&7. Dec. 4&5
Wednesday each month 2:00-4:00 PM
July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov.6, Dec.4
Fat Quarter Frenzy 4th
Friday each month. All fat quarters and fat eights go on sale.
July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Learn to Knit 3rd Saturday
Come in anytime to get started
July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Fat Quarter Frenzy...All
fat 1/4's go on sale!
June 28, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept., 27, Oct., 25, Nov., 22, Dec. 27
Open Knitting Every Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00
So come and see us at the shop and bring some show & tell things, we just love to see what you have been creating.
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