Sunday, September 29, 2013


 Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe business turns two years old!  The "Cafe" is home to Quilter's Comfort products!

To celebrate the "Cafe is hosting a 2nd Anniversary Exhibit - "PAPER FOLDED PAINTINGS and PARABOLAS by Patricia C. Coleman.  Reception is Friday, October 4th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

The evening will feature paper folding demonstrations, musical performance by Janiece Jaffe and Curtis Cantwell Jackson, the Herbal Table, sale on all herbal teas and jellies, gift basket drawing, discount on holiday gift certificates and more.  The evening will feature a variety of delicious herbal treats.  

On Friday, October 18th join us for Artist Talk and Paper Folding Demonstration with Patricia 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Wellness Arts Gallery, located in Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café, 725 West Kirkwood Avenue.  The Exhibit runs October 4th through October 31st, 2013.  

All Quilter's Comfort herbal teas, jellies, body care,  wellness services and gift certificate purchases will be on sale for the entire month of October!  If you are an early shopper this is the perfect time to purchase gifts for tea and jelly lovers.  Favorites are our coffee jelly made using coffee from the Runcible Spoon, Bloomington, Indiana's oldest coffee roaster; wine jelly made with wine from Butler Winery and beer jelly a blend of one of Quilter's Comfort HipHop blends and locally crafted beer.  At the moment we have Ruby Amber HipHop on the shelf.

Happy Fall


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Spicy Ginger Mint, Surfaces & Herbal Table

 Tall glasses of Spicy Ginger Mint Tea over ice with lemon balm and thyme


June already, still somewhat cool and wet weather especially when considered against last year's heat and drought.   Flower, herb and food gardens  everywhere seem to be doing very well.  

My last post was about a crowd funding campaign to help establish markets here.   Response from the campaign has allowed us to purchase a small refrigerator.  At this time we will not be opening the Morning Market or the Thursday Evening Farmers Market.  A few people asked why a market.  Our intent was to do something we thought would help meet expenses for the store front and be pleasing to the community.  Alas, some ideas have wings, and some do not.  It is always interesting, to me, to look back after a time and see which ideas worked and which did not. 

I am still feeling happy with my architectural cake being voted "best tasting" at last months 2nd Annual Architectural Cake Contest in Bloomington.  You can read about it and see some of the wonderful cakes by clicking this link to  Local Food Bloomington's blog
Thank you Quilter's Comfort Spicy Ginger Mint for giving my cake with the winning taste!

 Herbal Table Every First Friday

                  Elberberry Bush Jelly Scones               Eclairs and Puffs ready for filling 

Every first Friday, Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe & Quilter's Comfort Teas hosts an arts opening.  This Friday, June 7, we open  "SURFACES & TEXTURES", an exhibition of fiber arts.  Gallery reception is 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Wellness Arts Gallery (inside Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe) at 725 West Kirkwood Avenue. "Surfaces & Textures" address the concept of surface design and structure. This first annual exhibit seeks to promote the appreciation of fiber art and support the creative development and continuance through artistic interpretations. 

"Woven Grace" by B.J. "Kish" Irvine
On July 5th, first Friday, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm the Wellness Arts Gallery reception for "Surfaces & Textures" will feature fiber art demonstrations through out the evening.
"Surfaces and Textures" exhibit runs from June 7th to July 31st, 2013.

Cafe/Gallery visitors will be able to sample a delicious variety of herbal treats. Foods for the evening will include Spicy Ginger Mint Cake accompanied by Quilter's Comfort's locally sourced Lavender Tranquility tea, a blend of lavender, red clover and hops, and this months special tea, Elderberry Boost, a delicious blend of certified organic Elderberries, Nettles, Red Raspberry Leaf, Lemon Balm, Red Clover, Calendula, Honeybush, Rose Hips, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Ginkyo.  This blend got its name because every herb in it supports the body toward aging well.  

In future post, I will write about the properties individual herbs and spices contribute to Quilter's Comfort teas and spices, and to our collective health.  You can find some information on the Quilter's Comfort About page by clicking here.  We are working on an update that will, once completed have some information about every herb, spice and ingredient we use in our products and in foods we make for our "herbal table".

Until then, 


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Crowd Funding Campaign Launched!

We launched a Crowd Funding Campaign on the Indiegogo platform!  We are raising funds to establish the Comfort Morning Market and a Thursday Evening Farmers Market in front of Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe!

Check out the campaign -

Here are some ways you can help us to establish the Morning Market and the Farmers Market.
(1) Donate to our perks.  If you have a product or service you'd like to contribute to help us meet our goal, let us know.
(2)  Share on Facebook and Twitter.  We'd love it if you could share it a few times over the course of the campaign.
(3)  If you have a small wooden picnic table or outdoor wooden table in good condition with bench or 4 chairs, for outdoor seating.
(4) Volunteer for Thursday Evening Market.
(5) Contribute to our sit down tea bar fund.

Thanks for your time here!


Saturday, February 16, 2013


Spring is almost here according to daffolile, spring beauties, surprise lilies and others!  I am ready for increased warmth.

 In January Yuko and Ai hosted a green tea demonstration.  to see more pictures like this one 
visit our  Cafe Calendar Page.    

Valentines Day is now past, and we still have a few jars left of our February specials, Chocolate Chamomile Mint Strong Coffee, Carob Chamomile Mint Strong Coffee, both with ground cacao nibs and Rose Petal "Rose Petal Wine.  All are certified organic and we have been told, "Very delicious"

To recap: February is the month of LOVE, and on the Wellness Arts Cafe table the first Friday we had these foods and others.
*Chocolate and Carob Teas and Other Beverages
*Assorted Appetizers and Fruit
*3 Bean Soup - Black Bean, (to help take the chill off)
*Chocolate Cornbread (very yummy!)
*Chocolate Fondu with assorted fruits and cheeses.
*Flan with Cranberry Rose Petal "Rose Petal Wine Jam" and
*Chocolate Chamomile Mint STRONG Coffee Jam
*Carob Chamomile Mint STRONG Coffee Jam

Take 10% off any tea or jelly with rose petals, carob or chocolate for the month of February!

Our four wonderful judges tasted and responded with choosing the Winning Name in the 2nd Annual Quilter's Comfort  "Name the Tea Contest 2013".  And the winning name is "Mama's Feel Good Tea"
Congratulations Gini Patrick! Gini can stop in each month for the rest of the year and pick up a bag of tea!  
Thank you Steve, Glenda, Peggy and Ruth!

Yesterday, I made a brief presentation at a 90th birthday tea party!  It was wonderful to be surrounded by so many amazing older women!  I had a little trouble believing the ages of most of the women present.  They drank All Ears 2, Lemon Ginger Green, Owl & Pussy Cat's Berry Green and Elderbush Honey.  There was also lots of fresh fruits, little sandwiches, scones, cookies and Rose Petal "Rose Petal Wine Jam and Chocolate Chamomile Mint Strong Coffee Jam.

Have a great weekend, and remember to take it sip by sip!



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tea Contest, What "I" Wish Community Project and Call for Doll and Small Quilts


It is off to a great beginning with the 2nd Annual "Name the Tea Contest" in celebration of Hot Tea Month.  

 ~~January is Hot Tea Month.  This month visitors to Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café  can taste the unnamed tea and enjoy the usual self-serve sampling of herbal jellies, beer jelly, coffee jelly and wine jelly.  All purchasing customers can enter the contest.  The  winner will receive one bag of tea each month for the year of 2013!  The suggested names will be announced Friday, February 1st at 7:00pm with the names going to the judges (Glenda, Peggy, Ruth and Steve) for decision.  The name chosen as the winning name will be announced on Friday, February 8th, 2013.  

You are also invited to participate in:

 ~~What “I” Wish 2013 – Interactive Community Art Exhibit.  Visitors of all ages are invited to draw and/or write a positive expression to support interest in collective goodwill and sustainability amongst all peoples and beings.  Drawn and written wishes will be collected throughout the month of January and gathered into a book form to be titled “What We Wish 2013” Possibility/Intention Goodwill Consciousness for Community.   Volunteers interested in helping with this project can stop in the café for more information.

     ~~Call for Submissions~~
                   “Dolls and Small Quilts” Exhibit

                     February 1stMarch 29th, 2013
“Dolls and Small Quilts” wanted for small doll and quilts show.   Dolls must be original (no kits) and made by the artist and can be created in any medium.  Quilts 12” X 12” and smaller when finished must be ready to hang/display.

Dolls may not be taller than 24” tall and 12” wide and must be ready to hang.  Space is limited.  Accepted works will be due in the gallery by January 22nd.   Stop in the Patricia’s Café for submission information or email with “Dolls and Quilts” as subject.