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Got Great Goat Cheese?

Gloucester Quilter submits-

Here in Gloucester, we know great food. And we know the importance of fresh, local food. Gail Hobbs-Paige is a James Beard Award Winning Chef and a dear friend of Gloucester Quilter. She left the kitchen to start a goat farm in rural Virginia. Since 2007, Gail has also become the face of "slow food" advocacy efforts (chefs communicating the value of cooking with locally grown products) in Virginia. Her work and cheese has been written up in Bon Appettit, Washington Post, Southern Living to name a few. Like our own E.J. Lefavour, Gail has turned to KickStarter to take her homegrown business to the next level – because her product is that good.  Gail and Caromont Farm are in the final stages of "Vats the Idea" campaign to buy the next generation vat-cheese-making machine.

LIMITED TO 10: If you pledge $100, you will get 1000g of Caromont Cheve along with a selection of her small-batch, specialty cheeses or charcuterie cured meats 6-times a year = every other month you will get a sample of great, fresh, local, artisanal goat cheeses and/or cured meats.

There are lower pledge-levels to support Gail and Caromont Farms. Trust us: you will not be disappointed.

Click here to email Caromot Farms. Call Caromont Farms at 434-831-393.

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Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Gloucester Quilter

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This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Gloucester Quilter

Check Out The Gloucester Quilter Blog Here

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This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

Chickity Check It- Gloucester Quilter Blog and Webcam!

FOB Dot has recently started a blog about her quilting-

http://gloucesterquilter.wordpress.com/

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Dot writes-

I started quilting about 20 years ago in the middle of a life style change. I borrowed my elder daughters Featherweight machine, got a pattern book, some fabric and set out to make my first quilt. I still have that quilt today to remind me of how far I and the industry have come.

20 years later quilting is my passion. I make quilts for beds. You can throw them in the washing machine and put them in the dryer (on low heat) and then after 20 years buy another one. They are like a good pair of old shoes that last until you need a new pair.

I favor the Log Cabin design in my quilts as the geometric pattern creates an eye appealing textural effect for me. I choose over 40 different fabrics in varying shades to accomplish this. I use Warm and Natural batting and always good quality cotton fabrics as I am lucky to have a wide variety of fabric shops in the area and never need to shop the discount stores.

I am not a smoker but I am a dog lover with 2 Labradors to keep me busy when not at the sewing machine. (I now have a Bernina) I will be breeding my year old pup Stella in a few years and all the puppies get a quilt when they leave for new homes.
I enjoy working with my hands even though they are becoming a bit arthritic. Sewing helps to keep them less hurting.

That’s all for now……enjoy my quilts

Dot Batchelder
Gloucester, MA

In conjunction with Dot’s quilting blog she had Tim from www.gloucesterbytes.com install a webcam and has an awesome view of Gloucester Harbor from up on high-

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