Homemakers FCE met Sept. 18

Thirteen members of the Happy Homemakers Family and Community Education group met Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the home of Jean Cooper, with Sig-Britt Hughes serving as hostess and Chris Glahn, as co-hostess.

Members shared in a monetary collection for the McPherson County Food Bank.

Donations to Circles of McPherson County and Mt. Hope Sanctuary have been completed.

Two unit members are now on the FCE County Council—Karen Spoon as vice president and Linda Ediger as a member of the County Education Committee.

Rosellen Lindblade presented the lesson, Character Counts! “Caring” and members shared their own experiences with showing care to others or when others have acted in a caring manner to them.

Refreshments were served by the hostess and co-hostess.

The next meeting will be Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Meeting Room with Cheryl Allison serving as hostess and Fran Stucky serving as co-hostess.

Members are to bring their contributions for Operation Warmth and McKids to that meeting.

Kansas Quilters to meet

 The fall meeting of the Kansas Quilters Organization will be held Sept. 29-30 in Lyons at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The featured speaker is Marge Banks from Lawrence, who will teach a workshop on Seminole piecing techniques Sept. 29. Other workshops scheduled will be presented by Pam Calhoun, Hutchinson, Flanders Poppies pattern; and by Margaret Evers, Great Bend, Layered Flannel Throw.

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will give a trunk show featuring quilts and aprons on Friday evening, Sept. 29.

KQO’s general meeting will be on Sept.30, and will feature a lecture from Marge Banks, as well as a trunk show by Nancy Swanwick, Fort Scott, who will show many quilts that she has designed and made.

For more details about the workshops and the general meeting, please visit http://ksquilter.org to view the Fall 2017 newsletter which includes registration forms and membership information.

KQO was founded in 1984 to stimulate an interest in quilts, provide education, and advance the art of quilting. The group meets twice a year in different cities throughout the state. Membership is open to anyone interested in quilting.

The spring meeting will be held in Emporia June 8-9.

Dizzy Dames met Sept. 4

The Canton Dizzy Dames Family and Community Education group met Sept. 4 at the home of Geneva Wedel in Moundridge. Roll call was answered with “a funky food I have tried.”

The lesson, “Fixing Funky Foods,” was written by Robin Eubanks, Barber County family and consumer sciences agent with Kansas State Research and Extension. The goal of this lesson is to familiarize people with newly promoted offerings in grocery stores. Wedel prepared a meal with papaya and mango cobbler, rutabaga snack strips and a veggie tray with bok choy, tomatillos and black yen tomatoes. Bok choy was also used in a soup with ginger root and other vegetables. A quinoa dish featured tomatoes and leeks. Also served were crackers made with flax and lentils, as well as a chia seed pudding.

This lesson was the theme of the display at the McPherson County Fair in July. Another meal of funky foods was served to a ladies’ group in Moundridge the following week.

The next meeting will be on Oct. 9 at Letha Macari’s house in Canton.

Ice cream social at Galva Senior Center

The Galva Senior Center will host an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the center. Menu includes homemade ice cream and goodies, all for a free-will donation.