In The Quilter's Apprentice, main character Sarah McClure attends her second meeting of the Tangled Web Quilters. She brings her brownies, shows the members her new finished blocks, and volunteers to help set up for the Waterford Summer Quilt Festival.
Sarah brings her homemade brownies, but Quilters' Book Club member Char brings a gluten-free treat along with her sewing machine and some pre-cut pieces to sew.
Char's Gluten-Free Quick Mix Chocolate Cookies1 box Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil (or equivalent)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except sugar with spoon until dough forms.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.
4. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes, before storing in tightly covered container.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Stir in 2/3 c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Roll dough balls in coarse sugar for more sparkle.
If you'd like to make a quilt block to go with this book, consider making one of the blocks found in Sarah's Sampler Quilt that Mrs. Compson taught Sarah to make. You can find directions for the Little Red Schoolhouse Block here or here. The directions and pattern for the Ohio Star Block can be found here.
This is a variation of the Ohio Star. The directions and pattern are found here.
Sara McClure helps set up for the Waterford Summer Quilt Festival. Have you ever helped at a quilt show? What was your experience like? Inquiring minds want to know! Please answer in the comments section below.
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