Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Newsletter

The purpose of this organization shall be to create, stimulate, and maintain an interest in all matters pertaining to the making of quilts and to establish and promote educational endeavors through quilts.

Meeting: May 10, 2010 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

MAY MEETING: “What’s New?”

Linda Myers from Helping Hands Quilt Shop will be presenting the latest and greatest in quilting. She will also have items for sale. Come see what new and exciting stuff is out there to make our hobby quicker/easier/better/….anything you can think of!! Check out their website:


Check it out! This year’s mystery quilt can be found on the website. If there are any suggestions regarding what to post, please see Laura and Mary Lou.


How do you know how much fabric to purchase if it is only to be stashed away for the project you might do, someday? Chances are you will not have enough if it is to be the focus and a border. Or, you will have to sew smaller quilts to use some of the wonderful focus fabrics. Of course you can tell I am advocating NOT having a huge stash. How about concentrating on stashing the fabrics that will combine with a wonderful focus fabric. These types are the ones you go to for making pillows, purses, and that quick gift for someone.


The July meeting will be our annual picnic. The Committee is planning lots of fun for you, beginning with the “paint chip” challenge. If you did not sign up for this and are interested, you MUST contact Pat Hall by the May meeting. May is your last chance!

For the picnic, you will need to bring: your own place-setting, 1 fat quarter, a dish to share, and a willingness to have fun! We will supply beverages, games, prizes, tablecloths, party favors, smiles, and FUN!

Quilt Designer: Amy Butler

If you have been in a quilt shop in the past couple of years, you have noticed the line of fabrics and patterns by Amy Bulter. Did you know she is an Ohio girl? In fact, her aunt is a Wayne County lady!! Check out her site, fabrics, and patterns. They are great!

TCQ 2010 QUILT SHOW: “Rainbow of Quilts”

Ida Sue School
Friday, August 13: 10am – 7pm
Saturday, August 14: 10am – 4pm
$3.00 admission fee

Sally Kitchen is our chair woman this year. Please give her your support and assistance. Do you have your raffle tickets and photo of the quilt yet? Contact Mabel Stocker. The entry categories is at the very end of the newsletter.


Friday, June 18: NQA Quilt Show – Greater Columbus Convention Center



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: http//


1 T olive oil
2 T minced garlic
1 onion, chopped
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 ¼ cups orange juice
8oz broccoli florets, chopped
1 med. zucchini, chopped
1 small can Mandarin oranges, drained
6 cups cooked brown rice
Heat oil in large skillet and sauté garlic, onion and chicken for 5 min, or until lightly browned. Stir in orange juice and simmer for 20 minutes. Add broccoli and zucchini and cook for 2-3 minutes. Gently stir in the oranges and rice and heat through (about 5 more minutes).
2 heads cauliflower
4oz Dijon mustard
1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
salt, freshly ground pepper
¼ cup sour cream
1 T dillweed
Break cauliflower into small florets and cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Immediately blanch in cold water. Drain. Combine all other ingredients and whisk until creamy. Pour over cauliflower and gently toss until cauliflower is coated. Chill and garnish with parsley.


The moisture from steam may cause fabric to stretch when you’re working with it. And stretched seams can be annoying if a project requites precise piecing. (Amy Butler)


“A Baker’s Dozen” Sweet Treats Shop Hop: April 24 – May 8

NQA Show; Columbus Ohio: June 17-19; http//

QWM: Quilting with Machines: September 22 – 25;

2010 Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop: November 3 – 6


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. Do you want to quilt your own quilt top? Ask me about renting time on the Gamill premier.

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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