Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December Meeting

Our December meeting will be held on 12/6 at 10:00am.  (note the time change)

We will have a short business meeting with committee reports, followed by our annual Challenge reveal.  Don't forget to document your challenge on a small note card.  We want to know your inspiration, techniques and other information about your creation.

After the reveal, we will have our Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner.  Bring a dish and join the fellowship.

Monday, November 27, 2017

No-Bake Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Thanks to Pat Pflugh for sharing her recipe for her No-Bake Peanut Butter Caramel Bars. 

Prep: 10 Mins | Total: 20 Mins

6 cups Rice Chex Cereal

1-1/4 Cups Roasted, Salted Peanuts, Chopped

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Corn Syrup

1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Salt

6 oz Milk Chocolate Chips

Line a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, and set it aside. In a large bowl, gently combine the Rice Chex and chopped peanuts. Set Aside.

In a 4-cup measuring cup, stir together the corn syrup and brown sugar. Microwave on high for 2 – 3 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly.

Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt until everything is fully blended.

Pour the mixture over the cereal and nuts, and gently stir to evenly coat. Pour the caramel-coated cereal mixture into the prepared pan. Gently spread it out and press evenly into the pan. Let cool to room temperature.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the bars. Let the chocolate harden, then cut into bars. Store the bars in an airtight container. 

2017 Challenge

The 2017 challenge is fondly referred to as the white fabric challenge.  Jane Brough and Donna McComas are co-chairpersons for this challenge.

Guidelines are as follows:

1. Size: minimum of 48” circumference (12” x 12”); maximum of 144” circumference (36” x 36”). Wall hangings, table runners, placemats and tote bags are some ideas to spark creativity. Please remember the size requirements in decision making.

2. The white fabric may be altered using dyes, colors, stencils, paints, any surface design technique or used “as is.”  

3. The member must use enough of the challenge fabric to constitute a recognizable portion of the item.  You have to show a sliver of white.  

4. The challenge item must be new and created for this challenge.  The fabric does not have to be purchased in 2017 but the project must be constructed in 2017.  

5. An index card describing the techniques used is to be pinned to the back of the submitted item. 

6. Challenge projects will be completed and presented during the December monthly meeting.

Promoting and perpetuating the art of quilting


The purpose and the goal of the Georgia Friendship Quilters Guild is to promote and to perpetuate the art of quilting in all of its aspects. The work of the GFQC is designed to benefit and to educate all persons interested in preserving, continuing, and advancing this art form. The members of GFQC encourage a high standard of design and technique in all forms of quilting, and promote the art of quilting by sponsoring workshops.  Georgia Friendship Quilters Guild also supports the community through the donation of quilts to designated service organizations.

The Georgia Friendship Quilters Guild meets at the Freeman Poole Senior Center located at 4025 S. Hurt Road, Smyrna, GA 30082.  


  • The members of the Georgia Friendship Quilters Guild meet the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30am for a business meeting and program (excluding July).  Visitors are welcome.
  • A quilt bee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:00am for open sewing and fellowship.
  • A workshop is held on the third Wednesday of the month at 9:30am.  There may be supplies required and a small fee for instructors. 

Membership is on an annual basis.  Dues are $25 a year.  
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