Monday, February 1, 2010

February Newsletter

Meeting: February 8, 2010 7:00 PM
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road

FEBRUARY MEETING: Chenille with Barry Jolliff

Have you tried the chenille technique yet? Come and watch/learn as Barry presents this program. It is sure to be fun and informative. Just the right weather for learning a warm and cozy quilting technique!!

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


Have all of you checked out our new TCQ website?! Thank you, Mary Lou Nuzum for bringing Tree City Quilters into the blogging age! Hopefully everyone will be on soon, if not already. If there are any suggestions regarding what to post, please see Laura and Mary Lou.


How you organize your stash may be the key to using it. Some suggestions might be to group all your fat quarters in one place. Then, separate your fabrics by color, or maybe focus: such as floral, animals, landscapes, baby prints, batiks, backgrounds, etc. Challenge yourself to use fabric you already have in every project.


Mark your calendars for April 8, 9, & 10. The show is being held at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton.

We will have a space at the show to display our raffle quilt and sell tickets and also promote our guild. We need volunteers to be there from 10 - 5 (we could split this into 2 shifts) each day. If you are interested in helping, please contact Laura Nolletti.


Last month, Janet McFarland took home donated fabric to make Linus Project blankets. She is in need of homespun fabrics (cotton?) to complete the blankets. If you have some extra fabric and are willing to donate, could you please bring it to the meeting and get it to Janet? If you have questions, please give her a call or email.


What is it that stops you from completing a project? Basting does it for me! Hand basting a large quilt means finding the space to spread it out and if that is on the floor…OUCH! My back and knees kill me for days afterward. Pin basting is OK, just hurts my fingers and I’ve never tried the tools to help shut the pins. Then…you have to pull them all out as you are quilting on the machine! Well, I decided to try the spray basting adhesive for sale in the stores. My first project goes to the machine for quilting tomorrow. I’ll let you know how well the spray basting held for me. Have any of you tried this method?


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

Sewing Rooms: The Trip and Workshop Committee would like to plan a field trip to members’ sewing/quilting room/space. Date and time to be determine. If you would be interested in showing us your special place to create, please call Nancy Danby at 330.345.5210 or e/mail: What a great incentive to organize that space!


“Sally’s Jacket” Instructor: Jane Richardson. Cost of Pattern $10. This is a 2-day project. Not your usual jacket but oh, so sharp!

1st class; Friday,February 26; Making the fabric

2nd class; Friday, March 19; Finishing the jacket

Cotton Theory with Lou Ella Imhoff: Friday, April 23


American Patchwork & Quilting has published a challenge to all quilters. ConKerr Cancer is a nonprofit organization that aims to make children’s hospital stays more pleasant. It’s pillowcase project, A Case for Smiles, was begun in 2006 and volunteers have made more than 140,000 pillowcases for children in hospitals and pediatric hospices in North America and South Africa. YOU can be a part of this challenge! Visit their homepage:


1 can peach pie filling

1 yellow cake mix

1 4-oz can crushed pineapple

½ cup melted butter

In 9x13 casserole dish layer peach pie filling, cake mix, crushed pineapple and drizzle melted butter over all. Bake at 350* until golden. Serve w/ whipped topping or ice cream.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & cubed

8 oz macaroni

16 oz sour cream

2 cans Cream Of Chicken Soup; no water

Cheddar Cheese, grated

Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

Cook macaroni in chicken broth; Drain. Mix chicken, macaroni, sour cream, and soup and pour in greased 9x13 pan. Top with cheeses. Bake at 300 for 45 min.


1 1/2 lb lean ground beef

1 clove garlic, minced

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup sour cream

6 green onions, finely chopped

8 oz package noodles, cooked & drained

1 cup grated, sharp cheddar cheese

Sauté meat and garlic over high heat until meat is cooked through. Rinse and drain. Place in bowl and stir in tomato sauce. In medium-sized bowl combine cottage cheese, sour cream, onion and cooked noodles.

In 3-quart casserole alternate layers of noodle mixture and meat mixture, beginning with the noodles. Cover and bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Remove lid, sprinkle with cheese and return to oven for 10 more minutes, until cheese is bubbly.


Always cut the largest pieces of fabric in a project first. This is the most efficient way to cut fabric and you will know right away if you are short on a fabric rather than discovering this little surprise at the end of your project!


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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