Monday, October 11, 2010

October 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: October 11, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

OCTOBER MEETING: “Unusual Borders”

Our October program will be presented by Effie Troyer and Betty Hoffstetter. Their topic will be borders and they have asked for your assistance. Please plan to bring any quilts you have that were made with unusual borders. They could be Prairie Points, wavy edges, pieced, appliquéd, etc.


October is the month we choose which committee we would like to work on for the coming year. Members should consider their choices before the meeting. Choices will be: Community Quilt Projects, Hospitality (Greeters), July Picnic, Christmas Party, Membership Booklets, Nomination, Meetings and Programs, Workshops and Trips, Quilter of the Year, Sunshine, Wayne County Fair, and NEORQC. The refreshment list will also be included.


Edna Chapman has a Pfaff sewing machine for sale. This will include the oak cabinet that opens 2-ways. $1,000.00. Please contact Edna for more information.

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


Throw pillows or pillow covers, pillow cases, stockings, coasters, placemats and table runners, totes and gift bags are all great gift ideas. This year, see how many gifts you can make using your stash fabrics. Better get started now!


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 October meeting. At that time, you will receive the fabric requirements and where to order the pattern.


4 cups chicken stock
2 cups white wine
1 red onion, chopped fine
3 ribs celery, chopped
2-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ cups Arborio rice
fresh pesto sauce (see recipe below)
Heat chicken stock in sauce pan and simmer until needed. In large pan or Dutch Oven heat 3-4 T olive oil and sauté onions and celery until tender. Add garlic and sauté about 5 min. more. Add raw rice and cook, stirring until all grains are coated with oil and rice turns translucent on outside, opaque inside. Pour in wine and cook/stir until wine is absorbed. Gradually add simmering stock, one ladle-full at a time, continuing to stir. Add more stock only as previous is absorbed. After about 20 minutes, when rice is creamy and all liquid has been added, stir in pesto. Top with extra parmesan.
Pesto Sauce
I make this with whatever I have on hand, and in whatever quantity I feel like throwing in the food processor. It always turns out great!
In food processor with chopping blade, place a large fistful of fresh, cleaned basil leaves. I usually throw in several mint leaves to wake up the basil. You can add a chopped celery rib or leaves, or shredded carrots. Add about ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese and about ¼ cup olive oil. Lock lid onto processor and pulse or blend until all is processed. Continue to process as you stream in more olive oil, taking the pesto to the consistency of sour cream. Often at this point I add lemon zest and the juice of one lemon. I sometimes add plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, or sour cream to my pesto. (Especially if I want to use it up!). You can also add and process maybe 1/8 cup toasted almonds, pecans or walnuts to the pesto. Mix the pesto into the risotto and enjoy!


Finish your projects while you are still excited about them. That way you won’t end up with too many UFOs!


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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