Friday, September 3, 2010

September Newsletter

Tree City Quilters

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: September 20, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

SEPTEMBER MEETING: ***Please note that we meet the 3rd Monday of September because of the Fair.
“First and Early Works”

Please plan to bring your first quilt project or a very early one to share with the guild. Share the story of your first projects with us. Tell us, and show us, how you have changed and grown. The more sharing we do, the better the program! Plan to be involved with the bits of history from each other!

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT; Possible raffle quilt and baby quilts

Bev Haven, our Community Service Project Chair, is looking for some interested quilters to assist with a project for the Women’s Pregnancy Care Center. The center has asked if TCQ could provide them with a quilt to raffle for a fundraiser. They would need the quilt early in 2011. The Center has also asked if we could sew baby quilts for them. So…..Bev is asking if TCQ has people interested in forming a committee to sew a raffle quilt and/or, do we have people that could sew baby quilts?

ITEM FOR DISCUSSION: Hosting a 2011 NEORQC Meeting

As everyone knows (or should be aware..) TCQ is a member of the North East Ohio Regional Quilt Council. Meetings are open to anyone in the guild. Meetings are held quarterly with the location changing each time. Various guilds volunteer to host the meetings …….would you, as a guild, be interested? We would be considering either the March or June meeting in the year 2011. The guild receives $250.00 to assist with the cost. We would be responsible to locate a venue, host a light breakfast, declare some sort of lunch plan be it brown bag, pot luck, or catered and receive around 100 guests to our meeting. The guild will be asked to vote on this subject…so give the idea some thought.


Mary Lou has posted pictures from the quilt show! Check it out!


Have you ever sewn a scrap quilt? Challenge yourself to make a top with pieces out of your scrap stash. Use larger pieces for the backing. Appliqué with stash fabrics…viola! An entire quilt of stash and scraps!


What a wonderful quilt show! Thank you, Sally Kitchen for all your hard work and the wonderful little details that you included that made the show so special. Thank you to everyone on the committee that dedicated time throughout the year to the planning and execution of the show. And, last but not least, thank you to every member that volunteered her time, her husband’s time, or her family’s time to help set up, work, tear down, and advertise the show. Please take a moment to check out all of Mary Lou’s wonderful pictures on the TCQ website! They are great!


The Wayne County Fair will have taken place by the time we meet. Tree City (in the guise of Mabel Stocker) has asked for 2 demonstration times during the week. Each time slot will be one and one half hour long (1 ½). Mabel would like 3, 30 minute demonstrations for each of the time slots. PLEASE consider giving a demonstration at the Fair…it is fun and does not have to be anything complicated. Let Mabel know if you have an idea or know that you would like to volunteer. This is such a great opportunity to promote the guild and the art of quilting.


Our TCQ Christmas Party will be held Monday, December 13. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Your table service, rolls & butter, and beverages will be provided. Supper will be at 6:00. Cost is $1.00.

The party will include a Winter or Winter Holidays challenge. Make something associated with winter or winter holidays. You can use stash or new fabric and make your project any size.

The gift exchange will be a $10.00 gift, hand made or store bought, and is optional.


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


Purse Workshop; October 30. Please sign up during the September and October meetings. You will receive the fabric requirements and where to order the pattern.l

UFO Day; Friday, September 24th at Parkview Christian Church from 9 – 3. Doors open at 8:45 to set up. Bring all your sewing stuff, a bag lunch and a snack to share.



(amount of ingredient is up to you)

sweet or red onion

tomato (seeded)

cucumber (peeled and seeded)

green pepper

corn (fresh-cut off cob)



cilantro or flat leaf parsley

Finely chop/dice all veggies in a fairly equal ratio. Add salt just before serving as it causes cucumber to release water. If stored for a day or two, drain juice before serving. OMGosh is this yummers!


1 lb carrots, chunked and cooked “al dente”

2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Sauté garlic and onion in 2 T butter and about 4 T olive oil. Add Cream of Mushroom soup + 1 soup can white wine. Stir until sauce is well blended. Add drained carrots and simmer for 10-15 more minutes. Puree in food processor and return to pan to keep warm. Thin with milk or cream if desired. Serve topped with fresh parsley or dill and a dollop of sour cream.


I like to use what I have, sew this is what I made. Concoct your own dish from the produce you have on hand.

1 red onion, chunked

1 zucchini, chunked

3 large cloves garlic, minced

3-4 ribs celery, chopped

8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms

In large pot with hot olive oil and 1T butter, sauté veggies until they begin to brown, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, in food processor puree:

Large bunch of fresh basil

Bunch fresh flat leaf parsley

2 ribs celery

1/3 cup grated Parmesan

As this processes stream in olive oil to desired consistency. Toss with sautéed veggies and add 3-4 large chunked beefsteak tomatoes. Serve topped with feta crumbles.

(I also added grill teriyaki grouper to this dish)


Cut all of the pieces for a project and store them near your sewing machine. When you find a few minutes, there is something ready and waiting at the machine.


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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