Memory quilts, cakes to be featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on turning T-shirts into memory quilts, choosing colors for rooms and decorating cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Mary Mertens is with Ticche & Bea in Chicago, Ill., and she will show how to turn old T-shirts into a memory quilt that will be cherished for years to come.

Lacy Jones will explain how to use a 60-30-10 rule, which prevents the use of too many or too few colors in a room. She’s a visual coordinator for Havertys Furniture in Lubbock, Texas.

If you are a coffee drinker — or even if you’re not — you’ll still love the cake Nancy Siler is going to show! It’s called Cake for the Coffee Lover, and she is with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill.

Information on making chenille fabric, projects featuring Rit fabric dyes and one-dish cooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Patsy Shields of Sulky of America will show how easy it is to make your own chenille fabric, and she’ll show how to use it to decorate pillows, garments and gift items. She’s from Sellersburg, Ind.

Deborah Durham of Rit Consumer Products will share some fun projects for kids to do on a rainy day or sunny afternoon — and they all feature Rit fabric dyes. Durham lives in Santa Fe.

Janel Franklin, cookbook author, will demonstrate easy recipes, such as One-Dish Skillet Pizza! Franklin’s company is Jan-Su Publications, and she’s from Tahoka, Texas.

Cake for the Coffee Lover

Use a hazelnut coffee-flavored cake. Serves 12.

l Step 1: Prepare fondant in advance.

Tint white fondant yellow. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 3 ounces yellow fondant; roll into a 6-x-3/4-inch diameter log and shape into handle. Insert lollipop sticks on each end of handle. Let dry overnight. Wrap remaining fondant to keep it soft until ready to cover your cake.

l Step 2: Bake the cake.

Preheat oven to 350