Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, May 20, 2013

Book and beer clubs

Book Club lemon squares, brownies, fruit and cheese.
So here's what's been going on at our house the last two days: My Book Club inside and Dave's Beer Club outside.

Beer Club -- what more can I say?
Dave wants to become a certified beer judge, so he decided to have monthly "educational" gatherings involving a lot of beer sampling. The first meeting was Sunday on our back deck -- I told them they could NOT have it inside because I was cleaning for Book Club.

The first lesson was all about light lagers and pilsners, which they sniffed, analyzed, rated and drank. As the hours went on, their mood "evolved" from seriously studious to something lighter.

Bringing on the food at the end.
To keep this quilt related, note the beer placemats that I made for Christmas last year:

Jeannie -- glowing in turquoise.
Then my turn came this morning with these cute little colorful stacking coffee mugs that I just found at World Market -- perfect for Book Club! I made everyone pose to show how well the mug colors went with what we were wearing. Beth somehow escaped being photographed.

Yellow and coral -- great with blue shirts.

Matchy, matchy! Sherrie and Cheri.
Even our book, "Gossip," has a quilt connection. The author is Beth Gutcheon, who wrote "The Quilt Design Workbook" and "The Perfect Patchwork Primer" in the 1970s during the early days of the art quilt movement. Her husband, Jeff Gutcheon, was known for his quilts and his fabric line.

whether it's with beer or coffee.

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

Julia DesertSpring said...

I like the napkins in the first photo, haha. I like the new mugs, too, but do they fit in the cupboard?? Your friends in blue have twin haircuts!