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The Fabric Mavericks says... Have a sewing party!

April 8, 2008

Spring is wrestling with winter to take over. There will be several days of cold followed by days in the 70's. Of course in the South, a sure sign of spring is yellow snow. Yellow snow is the term for a shower of yellow pollen which will coat everything for the next several weeks. Spring brings with it a desire to refresh our homes. Victoria has already begun a redo of a guest bedroom. It would be so much easier if she held a sewing party. You ask what is a sewing party.

A sewing party is a group of friends getting together on a Saturday or Sunday.  They will bring their sewing machines and projects to one person's home. If Victoria would have a party at her house, I believe she could get all of her projects done in record time. The sewing party is reminiscent of the quilting bee of yester year.  The last party I went to we each had our own project to work on, but in the end we seemed to end up stuffing gum drop pillows. Remember gum drop pillows? Finishing a project together is one of the benefits. Another benefit is joining with friends to share a good lunch and catch up on what is going on in each others lives. This is a great time to laugh.  Too often we are rushing around trying to complete our chores and to-do lists.  How many of you start a week wondering where the weekend went to? Take one weekend and host a sewing party.  See how you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated at the end of the day.   Start planning your party today! Maybe you can get your projects done. I'll even start you off with a recipe.


Quiche Provencal 6 servings

Quiche Provencal

things you'll need

  • 1 (9-inch) baked pie shell*
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups skim or low-fat milk

getting started

  1. In large omelet pan or skillet over medium heat, cook onion and green pepper in oil until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, zucchini and seasonings.
  3. Cook uncovered an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain well. Set aside.
  4. Beat together eggs and milk until well blended.
  5. Pour into pie shell.
  6. Spoon in reserved drained vegetable mixture.
  7. Bake in preheated 375° F oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

*To bake pie shell:

  1. Line unbaked pie shell with 12-inch square of aluminum foil.
  2. Fill with rice or dried beans or peas.
  3. Cover rim of shell with edges of foil.
  4. Bake in preheated 450° F oven until lightly browned at edges, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Lift out foil and rice.
  6. Cool on wire rack.

Note: If you use a frozen pie shell, it must be deep-dish style.



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Dear Fabric Maverick,
I would just like to say that I attended a sewing party a couple of months ago and it was so much fun! Each of choose a project and we spread out into several rooms. Mine was a halter top made from a funky fabric I had in my stash. It turned out so cute and was perfect for my trip to Key West! Our hostess, who is very talented seamstress, made a great lunch and kept a watchful eye on those of who needed a little help! It was a great day of girl bonding and I cant wait to host the next "sewing day" party.
Maybe I will send some photos of my party to you Maverick...
Keep up the good work!

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