Quilt Connections and Water Infusions

Several weeks ago a quilting friend, Char Stevens, on a road trip with her husband, came across a small quilt for sale in an antique store.   On reading the quilt label, she discovered that the quilt had been made by Barbara Dieges, from her very own quilt guild in Tehachapi, CA.   The owner of the antique shop explained that she had won the quilt in an auction at a quilt show.  Char bought the quilt, of course, and showed it at her guild meeting during ‘Show and Share’.  I happened to be there, to photograph this ‘event’.  The expression on Barbara’s face was priceless.

 

Here is Char showing the quilt.

 

 

Here are Barbara and Char, holding the quilt.  Barbara Dieges is an accomplished quilt designer and teacher.

 

 

 

 

Her quilt, Snow Crystals, was on the cover of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, January, 1999.  This is a partial pic of her quilt.

 

 

 

 

The first time I saw any of Barbara’s patterns was around 1986 when I saw a quilt made from her pattern, Christmas Celebration, at a quilt show.  I thought it was the most beautiful quilt I had ever seen, and immediately bought the pattern.

 

This is Christmas Celebration.

Barbara has created some other wonderful quilt patterns, which you can see and purchase on her website http://www.bdieges.com .

 

 

 

In one of my earliest posts, I mentioned how drinking water with some lemon in it throughout the day has wonderful hydrating and health benefits.
Courtesy of Kirstin Hudson, here are a couple flavored (infused) water recipes that are easy to make and sooo refreshing, if you need refreshing, in the heat of the summer day.

Cucumber Lemon Basil Water
Classic cucumber-infused water gets a little kick with the added compliment of basil.

8 cups chilled water
1 cucumber
2 lemons
4 sprigs fresh basil

Cut the cucumber and lemons into paper-thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

Lemon Lime Water
Keep it simple with the timeless pairing of these favorite citrus fruits.

8 cups chilled water
3 lemons
3 limes

Cut the fruit into paper-thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

Lavender Orange Water
Calming lavender and bright, citrusy orange come together to make one exciting water.

8 cups chilled water
2 large oranges
4 sprigs fresh lavender

Cut the oranges into paper-thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

Strawberry Mint Water
Kind of like a daiquiri, but way better on the waistline.

8 cups chilled water
2 cups strawberries
4 large fresh mint leaves

Cut the strawberries into thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

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