Friday, January 1, 2010

January 2010 Newsletter

Meeting: January 11, 2010 7:00 PM
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road

JANUARY MEETING: Managing Our Stash
Please come a few minutes early to the January meeting. Refreshments will be served as you arrive and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00.

In case of bad weather, please check your email to see if we will be canceling the meeting.

Remember the Top Three Organizing Rules for 2009?
1. The 15 Minute Rule.
Set a timer for 15 minutes and pick up everything you can and put it away until the timer goes off. Do this everyday. You will be amazed at the clutter-clearing power you have in 15 minutes!

2. Three Priorities Rule.
From your daily to-do list, pick the top three things that need to be done and number them 1, 2, 3, accordingly. Start with number 1 and complete it before moving on to number 2. When number 2 is complete, then you can move on to number 3, etc..

3. One in Two Out Rule.
If you have lots of clutter, for everything you bring into your space, take two things out!
If you are already organized and want to stay that way, for everything you bring into your space, take one out!

These rules bear taking a look at each year! It is also time to take your machine apart and blow those dust bunnies out of the bobbin case! Get yourself a can of air and go over your machine after the month of December’s non-stop gift making! Wind an entire box of bobbins so you are ready to begin new projects. Get your scissors sharpened and CHANGE your needle!!

Friday, March 26: Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Cleveland IX Center
Friday, April 9: Amish Country Quilt Show – Dalton/Buckeye Event Center
Friday, June 18: NQA Quilt Show – Columbus Hall C, Greater Columbus Convention Center

“Sally’s Jacket” Instructor: Jane Richardson. Cost of Pattern $10. This is a 2-day project
1st class; Friday, February 26; Making the fabric
2nd class; Friday, March 19; Finishing the jacket

1 – 16oz bag frozen hash browns, thawed
1 chopped onion
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled (I prefer to omit this)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 can shoe-peg corn, undrained
1 can cream-style corn
1 can roasted garlic flavor chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk (skim is fine)
Place all in crock-pot. Stir. Cook 6-8 hours on low. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese.

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
8oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
3T butter
2T Worcestershire sauce
2-3 T poppy seeds
8oz. container sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup cracker or potato chip crumbs
Preheat over to 350*. Sauté onions and mushrooms in butter and Worcestershire sauce. Combine this with chicken, sour cream, soup and half the poppy seeds. Pour into greased casserole. Sprinkle w/ cracker crumbs and remaining poppy seeds. Bake 30 min. Serve w/ rice or noodles.

MEMBER PROFILE: If you have a member profile to turn in, please get it to me so we can get to know all of our members!

Were there any of you that wanted that adorable pattern that Betty made and gave Danette at the Christmas party?! You can order it online from Fat Quarter Factory. They are located in Perrysburg Ohio and were very prompt in mailing the patterns to me. They have two sizes of Snap Happy purses at a very reasonable price.

When a “bird’s nest” of thread appears either on top of or underneath your fabric, the likely culprit is your upper thread tension. If loops appear on the underside of the fabric, the upper thread tension may be too loose. If knots appear on top of the fabric, the upper tension may be too tight.

• Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, You need to have your backing 4" longer and wider than your quilt top. Batting available.

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2010
President: Laura Noletti
Vice President: Mabel Stocker
Secretary: Jane Richardson
Treasurer: Bonnie Krueger
Members at Large: Jolene Rehm and Danette Ferriman
Newsletter: Barbara Byler:

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