Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quilt Canada Penticton Story of Reconnecting after 39 Years

Larch trees turing Golden in Autumn
The following is a story of reconnecting with someone after 39 years. This happened due to both of us attending Quilt Canada in Penticton this spring. Notice, I didn't say we met at Quilt Canada, Penticton. What actually happened was during one of the rare times I was away from my booth where I was selling my hand painted fabrics, someone came by who used to be from the town where I live. My husband talked with her and got her family's name. She did not recognize my married name.
At home, when I was going through the names from the draw that I had at my booth, I saw a name I recognized from 39 years ago. Jean and I knew each other during high school. I emailed her and she emailed back. Then when she was visiting family here this summer we got together with our spouses. It seemed we had some things in common, not the least of which was quilting!  Jean showed me some pictures of her quilts on her ipad and I showed her some of my hand painted fabrics and quilted wall hangings.
This fall, we met again when she was back here caring for family. Interestingly, my sister also met someone at Quilt Canada from high school and no, we didn't grow up in Penticton. I wonder how many other quilters renewed friendships as a result of attending Quilt Canada?
Here is an interesting recipe Jean shared with me. I haven't had a chance to try it yet but it sounds tasty.

Squash Icing – Jean
1/8 large buttercup squash cooked
1/2 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
2  tbsp or to taste maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of salt

I melted the honey and coconut butter but not the butter and blended the heck out of it, cooled it outside,(this was the end of October ) and spread / poured over cake.  Enough for a 9 x 13" cake.


Win Dinn, Artist said...

That's a delightful surprise - what a way to reconnect!

Gloria said...

There are no accidents in life!

Nice story, thanks for the recipe, I'll be sure to try it out!

Jackie said...

That is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing... and enjoy your winter=)