Fig recipes featured on show

Information on the power of dreams, cooking with figs and using fusible machine applique will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Wilny Audain is a motivational speaker and author. His book is called “Nuggets of Gold,” and he’s going to talk about the impossible dream and how we must dream first in order for anything or any goal to be within our reach. He says the same brain that has the power to dream has the power to make your dreams come true. He lives in Hialeah, Fla.

Karla Stockli represents the California Fig Advisory Board in Fresno, Calif., and she will discuss the historic significance of the fig and explain why 2011 is the Year of the Fig. She’ll also share a recipe for a homemade bar cookie that is similar to the popular cookies known as Fig Newtons, which made their appearance in 1892.

Author and designer Laura West Kong will show how to use fusible machine applique and hot-fix crystals to make fabric-covered button jewelry. Her book is titled “Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Cover-Button Jewelry,” and she’s from Loma Linda, Calif.

Information on event planning and working with beads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Event planner and marketing consultant Patty Waid will share five steps to planning a successful event. Her company is Waid & Associates in Albuquerque.

Jane Davis, author and designer, will show how bead fringes can add sparkle and elegance to many types of projects, from purses and necklaces to boxes and gourds. Davis is from Ventura, Calif.


Fig layer bars

Filling:

• 1 package (8 ounces) dried California figs, stems removed and chopped fine

• 1 cup sugar

• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

• 1/2 cup hot water