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Fall - Winter 2018 Newsletter

Linda's husband, Alan, is the editor and researcher of our newsletter.  He has been busy helping others with Hurricane Florence and Michael which has delayed him from doing a timely newsletter.  He will have a special edition documenting his travels.  Thank you for stopping by.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Merry Christmas


Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes

For A Wonderful Holiday and Very Happy New Year

Linda & Alan



We Are Thankful

To Have A Home To Live In, Food On The Table, Heat To Warm Our Bodies, Clothes That Are Without Holes, Cats To Keep Us On Our Toes, Love For Each Other and Friends like you

2018 Catawba Valley Quilters' Guild Quilt Show

Photos taken October 12-13, 2018

Hickory Metro Convention Center 

Below are photos of some of the winners of this year's quilt show.

Click on Image to see information

Volunteers Welcome


Support your Local Quilt Guild

Support your Local Quilt Guild

Support your Local Quilt Guild

Support your Local Quilt Guild

Support your Local Quilt Guild

Each day a child is fighting for their life.  

Each day a someone is fighting the evils of cancer.  

Each day a homeless is trying to stay warm,  

Each day a Combat Veteran is struggling with haunting memories. 

Each day thousands of piecers and quilters sew to make that one special quilt for a child, cancer patient, homeless, veteran or frient, to comfort.  Many Guilds have trouble getting enough volunteers to help ease the difficulties others may be having.  

Thanks to those that give their valuable time to help their guild with their special giving projects.  

If you are not helping, try it one time.   You will be amazed how your heart will beat with joy.

Chocolate Cake with No Animal Products

 Crazy Cake

This cake is a cross between Chocolate Brownies and Chocolate Cake.  We loved it.

Most chocolate cake achieve texture and moisture by using eggs, milk, and butter. These are animal products are known allergens for some people.  This recipe is for those  people who are averse to consuming these products. 


1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose) 

3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened) 

1 cup sugar 

1 tsp. baking soda 

1/2 tsp.  salt 

1 tsp. white vinegar 

1 tsp.  pure vanilla extract 

5 Tbsp. vegetable oil  

1 cup water 

Mix first 5 dry ingredients 

In a separate bowl mix vinegar, vanilla, vegetable oil and water.  Add wet ingredients to dry.  Mix well until smooth. Pour in a greased

 8" square baking pan.  Bake 350 degree on middle rack of a pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.  Check with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.