Thursday, June 3, 2010

June 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: June 14, 2010 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

JUNE MEETING: Fabric Origami
Our June meeting will be Hands-On! You will need to bring a few supplies.
• Two contrasting squares of fabric 12 X 12, bonded together
• Small iron (steam is good), pad, extension cord (or bone folder)
• Pressing cloth, baking parchment or anything that will prevent scorching the fabric square
• Straight pins
• Needle and thread
Join with the rest of your quilting friends as Nancy Danby leads you into a new dimension.

Check it out! This year’s mystery quilt can be found on the website along with the 2010 categories for the quilt show. If there are any suggestions regarding what to post, please see Laura and Mary Lou.

That absolutely gorgeous fabric that you purchased and have never used? Try working it in as a contributing fabric instead of as a focus. Use it for some quick window treatments…that way you can see it everyday and may not have to cut it up!

Just a reminder for those of you who signed up to make the baby quilts this year- please pass on the project as you complete your part.

Girl: Piecing- Mary Green
Quilting – Lola Franks
Binding- Bev Haven

Boy: Piecing- Betty Hofstetter
Quilting- Sarah Bistline
Binding- Rose Marie Baab
Labels (for both) Mary Lou Nuzum
Cards/Wrapping/Delivery- Mabel Stocker

Thank you to all who are participating. It would be great if they are done in time for the Christmas party so everyone can see them.

The July meeting will be our annual picnic. The Committee is planning lots of fun for you, beginning with the “paint chip” challenge. Hope you are working on your project!

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!

TCQ 2010 QUILT SHOW: “Rainbow of Quilts”
Ida Sue School
Friday, August 13: 10am – 7pm
Saturday, August 14: 10am – 4pm
$3.00 admission fee

Categories for Quilt Show Ribbons:
Kit Quilts 1st & 2nd place
Wearables 1st & 2nd place
Miscellaneous: Carry – Alls (purses, totes, bowls, bags) 1st & 2nd place
Home Dec. (pillows, placemats, table runners) 1st & 2nd place
Christmas – (wall hangings, stockings, tree skirts) 1st & 2nd place
Pictorial/Art Quilts: (innovative, combined techniques) 1st & 2nd place
Bed Quilts: 1st & 2nd place pieced, 1st & 2nd appliquéd/mixed
1st hand quilting
1st machine quilting
1st long arm quilting
Wall Quilts: 1st & 2nd place pieced, 1st & 2nd place appliquéd/mixed
1st hand quilted
1st machine quilted
1st long arm quilted
Crib/juvenile Quilts: 1st & 2nd place pieced, 1st & 2nd place appliquéd/mixed
Miniature: 1st & 2nd place pieced/appliquéd/mixed

Special Ribbons:
Guild Challenge – 1st & 2nd place
Best of Show - 1
Viewers’ Choice – 2
Honor Awards: Ida Sue Administrator’s choice – 1 (choose from large & wall quilts_
Mayor’s Choice – 1 (choose from crib & miniature quilts)
Other – (choose from wearables & misc. items)
EXHIBIT ONLY – Does not go through the judging process, but will compete for the “Viewers’ Choice” and “Honor Awards”.

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

Sarah Bistline sent this address for everyone to check out. Very interesting!

Broccoli & Cauliflower Toss
Use amounts suited to your needs:
In large, deep skillet heat olive oil and sauté broccoli and cauliflower florettes, minced garlic and chopped onion. When veggies are tender and onions begin to brown, pour into serving bowl and toss with black olives, red pepper and feta cheese. Serve immediately

2-4 fresh or thawed halibut steaks
1-2 onions, sliced very thin
2-3 tomatoes, sliced very thin
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
juice/zest of 1 large lemon
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese.
In greased baking dish, place halibut steaks. Cover with thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, and chopped parsley. Sprinkle with lemon zest and lemon juice, then top with shredded parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350* for 30 min.

Large container of plain Greek yogurt with honey
2T vanilla
fresh mint
Fresh berries of your choice
Whipped cream, or whipped topping
Stir vanilla into container of yogurt, and mix to incorporate with the honey. In parfait glasses layer berries with yogurt until glasses are full. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with sprig of fresh mint. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For borders that won’t stretch out of shape, cut border strips on the lengthwise grain (parallel to the selvages). If you must piece strips to get the required length, sew them together using straight seams as diagonal seams add stretch. Debbie Roberts; owner, The Quilted Moose, Nebraska

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

Presented by the Western Reserve Quilters
Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Elmwood recreation Center in Independence Ohio
FREE Admission; Bake Sale and Refreshments.
Tables are available for $15 (Quilting and Crafting items only)
Contact Lucille Seskes; 330-666-2098
For more information, contact Monica Massinyi; 330-467-4948 , Ruth Albright; 330-923-8686 or Joyce Wiley; 440-526-9447

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:

A Message from our President

For your consideration-
It has been suggested that we plan a quilt retreat on the opposite years of our quilt shows. This could be the type of retreat where you go somewhere and stay (overnight) or just “commute.” One or two teachers could be brought in to do presentations and/or workshops. A committee could be appointed to explore whether we have enough interest to pursue planning this type of event and proceed from there. Of course, we could invite others to join us. The guild has funds that we could use to partially fund an event like this.
Another suggestion has been made and that is that we use the funds from our raffle quilt sales to further the purpose of our guild. “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.” In the recent past and this year, the guild has voted to donate much of the raffle sales funds to causes such as Ida Sue School (where we hold our quilt show), Viola Startzman Clinic, food banks, etc. Please give this some thought for the next time we have a raffle quilt or other funds available for our use.
While you are thinking about that, a third idea has come up- shall we make and sell a raffle quilt every year? We do not necessarily have to have a show- just a date- to draw the winner. One way would be to have a committee to make the quilt and another to “sell” it- with the help of the entire guild, of course. The committee could involve more guild members by making blocks if desired.
These ideas will be discussed in future meetings. We probably won’t tackle them all at once. Please give each of these suggestions some thought as to whether we as a guild want to implement them and how you personally might be involved.

Thank you.
Laura Nolletti, President