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Quilting with fleece on upcoming show

link Sheryl Borden

Creative Living

Information on making a wrapped bouquet, projects with candy melts, and making a fleece quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, October 21st at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 23rd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.)

Floral designer, Carly Cylinder will show how to not only wrap a bouquet to give to someone, she’ll talk about design principles and how to use various products to create an easy professional look. Her company is Flour LA and Flour LA, Jr., and she lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Nancy Siler is with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, IL., and she’s going to show lots of fun projects to make using candy melts. She’ll talk about how to dip store bought cookies, as well as homemade cookies, how to dip and decorate pretzels, rice cereal treats and even spoons!

Sewing instructor, Nancy Lovett says that piecing fleece to make quilts is very bulky. She’s going to show a non-traditional technique that reduces all of the bulk and results in a very beautiful quilt. She’s from Albuquerque, NM.

Information on jewelry, using a serger, and doing coverstitching will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, October 21st at 12:00 noon and on Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. (All times are Mountain.)

Jacqueline Davis, independent representative for Silpada Designs, will talk about semi-precious stones, oxidation, jewelry cleaning, and how to layer jewelry for multiple “looks.” She’s from Clovis, NM.

Vivian Lavinskas is the manager of Consumer Affairs for Singer Sewing Co., and she will explain about flatlock stitching which is usually sewn using a 3-thread serger. However, you can easily reproduce this popular effect using the blindhem and other stitches built in to most sewing machines. She is from LaVergne, TN.

Sewing instructor, Nancy Lovett will demonstrate how to do hems with coverstitching, which resembles those you see in ready-made garments. Lovett represents Ann Silva's Bernina Sewing Center.

Fun with Candy Melts

There are so many fun things to do with homemade or store bought cookies. For instance, you can add colored sugars to white dipped wafer cookies. Or how about double dipping chocolate chip cookies in different colors of melted candy wafers. Another idea has to do with pretzels. You can add hibiscus icing decorations on dipped pretzels. Rice cereal treats are easy to make and always a favorite - try dipping them in melted candy and then add jumbo stars, nonpareils and even cinnamon drops to each one. Here’s an unusual idea for you: Use plastic spoons and dip the spoon part in candy and use an assortment of decorations, such as rainbow chips, nonpareils, sugar pearls and jimmies for decorations. Another favorite is to dip various fruit in the melted chocolate and add piped zebra shapes or drizzle different colors of melted candy on strawberries.

Dipped marshmallows are fun to make. Dip each one in the candy melt of your choice, and then thread three or four on long skewers or sticks. They can be displayed in a Styrofoam block. For the ultimate treat, make a pan of candy bark from Cocoa Candy melts, banana chips, pecans, cherries, small marshmallows and rainbow nonpareils. After the candy sets up, you can break it in edible size pieces. (Note: Do not pour it too thick or it is hard to break it when cooled.) To make candy bark, melt different colors of Wilton candy melts in the microwave oven. To make the dessert, spread melted candy on parchment paper-covered 9” square cake board. Sprinkle with pearlized gold sprinkles in one section and white peppermint pearls on the other side. After the candy has hardened, break it into pieces. You can add other embellishments, such as rainbow chips. Serve in dessert dishes for an elegant presentation.

Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque, NM.