Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Party Photos

Here are pictures from last night's guild Christmas party:

December 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: December 12, 6:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

DECEMBER MEETING: CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Our challenge is to sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with gifts related to quilting in some way. One item for every letter of the word C H R I S T M A S. 1. At least 1 item must be purchased and 2. All items must be related to Quilting.

You can bring a plate of goodies (a dozen cookies, candy or tasty treat) to exchange. Don’t forget your covered dish!

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

I want to express my sincere thanks for all your support and willingness to take on tasks to promote quilting and the guild. I hope you enjoyed the year as much as I did. I also hope that you learned something new during the year. I was always amazed at all the beautiful and artistic things that you displayed during the Show and Tell. Each one of you is a very talented and artistic person. I also enjoy the friendliness of the Guild. We come from many different backgrounds but are held together by a common thread. I wish you all a safe and exciting new year and thank you again for making my year a informative and pleasant one as I hope it also was for you. Mabel Stocker, President

ANNUAL DUES

Planning for 2012 is well underway. If you are going to be a part of Tree City in the coming new year, you MUST have your dues paid by the December meeting. They are $15.00 and can be given to Jane Richardson in cash or a check made out to Tree City Quilters.

CROSS STITCH

Jane Richardson has several cross stitch patterns, some with fabric and threads and some plain that she would like to share with other avid stitchers. If you are interested, please contact Jane at 330-264-4342 or janebr@sssnet.com

2012 Officers

Congratulations and a big “thank you” to our members willing to lead us in the New Year! President; Cassie Anderson, Vice President; Jim Rawdon, Secretary; Janet McFarland, Treasurer; Naomi Lance, Members at large; Sarah Bistline and Gwen Hoover

QUILT SPREE HOLIDAY FEST 2011

SPONSORED BY: Calico cupboard, Creations SewClever, Fabric Shack, Glass Thinble, Good Wives Co., Paw Patch, Quilt Beginnings Broad, Quilt Beginnings North, Quilt Trends. Join quilters in the Columbus area for the 3rd Annual Quilt spree Holiday Fest for Quilters on Friday – Sunday, December 2-4, 2011.

FRIDAY---Classes, Sew-In and Marketplace
Classes---Choose from 11 classes sponsored by the Quilt Shops,
"Sew-In"--- starts Friday at 10:00 am and continues 24/7 through Sunday at 4 pm. Reserve yourtable for only $50 and sew to your heart's content. Price includes a canvas bag with goodies and free admission to the Marketplace.
"Marketplace" will be open Friday Noon - 6 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. All the shops in one location for your shopping convenience!
$5 entry fee for those not registered for Sew-In or Round Robin "Marketplace" with all your favorite quilt shops in one location. Fabrics, kits, tools, notions and more...shop Noon - 6:00 Friday.
SATURDAY: Round Robin, Marketplace and Buffet Lunch
"Round Robin"---Check-in begins at 8:30 am - Session 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Round Robin will feature numerous holiday gift and decor demos and includes a buffet lunch this year!
Our Round Robin is designed with small groups in a classroom setting. Two shop owners will each showcase last minute gift ideas or quilting techniques, then the entire group moves to another classroom. At the end of the Round Robin, you've experienced 8 demos!
Cost is $30 for Round Robin, including buffet lunch and free admission to the Marketplace.
Only one session this year. Sign up soon...last year filled up quickly.
Buffet Lunch at 12:30
Take a breather from shopping and join us for a Buffet Lunch! Only $10 paid in advance ($12 at the door), but it's included in Round Robin ticket! Open to everyone.
"Marketplace" with all your favorite quilt shops in one location. Fabrics, kits, tools, notions and
more...shop 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday. $5 entry fee for those not registered for Sew-In or Round Robin.
Sew In continues!
Sunday
Sew-In continues until 4 pm
HOTEL Accommodations
Join us for one day, or stay for all three at the Holiday Inn, 7007 North High Street in Worthington, Ohio.
(across from Talbots at Worthington Mall, just south of I-270)
Call 614/436-0700 or log on to their website and book a $75 room ($85 after 11/10) for up to 4 guests,
includes continental breakfast: www.holidayinn.com/worthingtonoh (Group Code is QU3).
Questions? Call Quilt Spree @ 800/228-6624 or www.MyQuiltSpree.com

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

NEORQC Get Away Weekend 2012 is February 17, 18,
19. at Quail Hollow Resort, Painesville, OH Registration closes
November 30th. Questions can be directed to getaway@neorqc.com

ON TV…..

Be sure to watch WHY QUILTS MATTER on local channel 2 (cable) or WNEO
channel 45 at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. This program is presented by the Kentucky Quilts Project and Shelley Zegart. It is a nine part series on the history of quilts. Very interesting!

KITCHEN CORNER:

FAST AND FABULOUS PUMPKIN DIP
Mix together:
8 oz softened cream cheese
2 C powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
Add:
15oz can pureed pumpkin
1 T cinnamon
1 T pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp frozen orange juice concentrate
Stir to blend thoroughly. Refrigerate 1 hr and serve with ginger snaps or apple slices.

Most of us raised in the 50's and 60's have vivid memories of the requisite Jello salad at every holiday table. It usually had marshmallows and if it was summer, mayonnaise. Give this Jello salad a try if you want a grown-up re-mix!! It tastes as sophisticated as it looks!

FESTIVE BERRY MOLD
2 - 3oz pkgs raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 cups chunky applesauce
1 - 11oz Mandarin oranges, drained
Dressing:
8 oz softened cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
Mix jello and boiling water together until well blended. Add cranberry sauce, applesauce and orange segments and stir gently. Pour into large, greased jello mold. Chill overnight. With electric mixer blend together softened cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Chill. When ready to serve, unmold gelatin onto serving plate and place sour cream / cream cheese mixture in the center of the mold as a dressing.

Whether you have kids at your holiday table or not, this unique dessert is guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone!
LUSCIOUS LAYERED PUMPKIN DESSERT
1 pkg (10-count) Twinkies
1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 - 8 oz container Cool Whip, thawed
2 - 3.4 oz pkgs instant vanilla pudding
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 cup milk
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Slice Twinkies in half, lengthwise and place, cream side up along the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Blend together softened cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and half of the Cool Whip until smooth. Spread over Twinkies. Combine pudding, pumpkin spice and milk. Whisk until well-blended and spread over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate several hours and serve with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice.

Now, on the lighter side.....
TUSCAN WHITE BEAN SOUP
1 onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin puree
4 cups chicken broth
1 - 15 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
½ head of cabbage, chopped
½ tsp dried oregano

salt/pepper
In stock pot heat 3T olive oil and sauté onion, celery and garlic until tender and onions are translucent. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until cabbage is very tender. Serve with warm crusty bread. (optional: use an immersion blender and puree the soup until it thickens and has a coarse blended texture)

AMAZING MUFFINS
Combine one box cake mix (try German chocolate or spice!) and 1 - 15 oz can solid pack pumpkin. Mix well and pour into greased or papered muffin tins. Bake at 350* for 20-30 min. Be sure to inhale a lot while these are baking!! Yummmmm!

If this recipe doesn't say autumn then nothing can!
APPLE/SWEET POTATO BAKE
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced (you can leave peel on)
Toss with 1-2 T lemon juice
2 -3 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced as thinly as possible
¼ cup apple cider
¼ cup melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Set aside nicest slices of apples and sweet potatoes for garnish and layer the rest in 1 ½ qt baking dish, alternating potatoes and apples. Place reserved apples and potatoes across top of casserole in a pinwheel pattern. Mix cider with spices and over mixture. Drizzle half the melted butter over all. Cover and bake at 350* for 1 hr. Brush remaining butter over top, sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon and nutmet, and continue to bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

Minutes of November Meeting


Tree City Quilters

November 14, 2011

Minutes

Call to Order: President, Mabel Stoker called the meeting to order. Two visitors, Linda and Bonnie, and a new member, Sarah McKee were welcomed. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee, Marian Wellert, Tonya Wellert, Rose Marie Babb and Lou Ella Imhoff. Birthdays were recognized, and there were many of them.

Secretary’s Report: Vicky Hartzler made a correction on the people who were Quilter of the Year—Sally Kitchen was one, and Betty Boreman was not. This was corrected in the minutes.

Treasurer’s Report: Jane Richardson reported that there is a balance of $1,242.94. Many people did pay dues at the meeting, so this will increase by next month.

Old Business: Mabel gave a reminder that dues must be paid this month for people to be included in the membership booklet.

Donna Williams and Janice Miller conducted the election of officers. There was a selection, and the following won the positions: Members at large were Sara Bistline and Gwen Hoover; Secretary will be Janet McFarland; Treasurer will be Naomi Lance and Vice President will be Jim Rawdon

Cassie asked people to sign up for committees and the sheet was passed around.

Janet McFarland, Jeri Fickes and Nancy Danby conducted the Quilter of the Year election. The winner will be announced at the Christmas party.

New Business:

Mabel read a letter that she and Vicky Hartzler had prepared to send to the Fair Board regarding the displays at Buss Hall. Suggestions were obtained from the group and the decision was made to send it. Barb Byler suggested the letter be sent to each board member individually so it is sure to be seen by all. The Fair Board meets on the third Monday at 8am and in December and January, will meet at 1pm on Saturdays at the Red Cross building at the Fair grounds.

Quilters Give a Hoot is the name of the NEORQC get away weekend on Feb. 17, 18 and 19, 2012. The website to check it out is getaway@neorqc.com. It will be held at Quail Hollow.
Committee Reports:

Sally Kitchen discussed the Christmas party, which will be on 12/12/11 at 6pm at the church. Table service will be provided.

Sara Bistline said she would have a report on the Quilt Show committee next month.

Program: Carol Remington gave a lecture and demo on making floor quilts. Thank you so much for your time, Carol.

Show and Tell

Refreshments

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Hartzler

Monday, October 31, 2011

November Newsletter and October Minutes



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

NOVEMBER MEETING: Floor Quilts

Mabel’s sister, Carol Remington, will present a program on the history of floor quilts and will also demonstrate how to make them. Could be a great Christmas idea! Sounds very interesting! Hope to see you there.

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

ANNUAL DUES

It is time for our annual dues. They are $15.00 and are to be paid at the November meeting if you want to be included in the 2012 program booklet. Please pay your dues to Jane Richardson, cash or check made out to Tree City Quilters.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The nominating Committee will present the slate at our November meeting. Please be present to vote!

Quilter of the Year

Have you thought about that person in our guild that you think has promoted quilting and our guild the most throughout the year? NOW is the time! We will vote during the November meeting.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: December 12

Please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Our challenge is to sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with gifts related to quilting in some way. One item for every letter of the word C H R I S T M A S. 1. At least 1 item must be purchased and 2. All items must be related to Quilting.

Christmas Party, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.: Parkview Christian Church.
Sign up for your covered dish at the October and November meetings.
You can bring a plate of goodies (a dozen cookies, candy or tasty
treat) to exchange.
Your challenge project (quilt, wall hanging, tote, etc....anything
that has a tree on it that you made since July.

SHOP HOP

Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop, November 2nd through
5th. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on
Saturday from 8:30 a.m - 6 p.m.

Quilt Shows

One Stop Shop Christmas Open House: Saturday November 12 9:30 to 4 p.m.
Buckeye Event Center, off U.S. 30, next to P. Graham Dunn. Christmas Gifts!!!!!!!!

Wildwood Quilt Guild's 22nd Annual Quilt Show, November 6; 10 a.m. to
4:3o p.m. Admission $3.00. Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Rd., Mentor OH.

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $5.00.
Please plan to join us Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. for three different demonstrations of easy to make Christmas gifts. Those attending will receive patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools, mat and fabric if you want to get started. Learn to make coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, and folded fabric stars. Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, attaching zippers, and folded fabric.

Insulated casserole cover: you will receive insulated batting- other materials required are one yard of 100 % cotton quilting fabric (themed fabrics with fruits or vegetables, coffee, cupcakes, etc. are fun to use) and a 22 inch or longer regular zipper. If you want to cut your fabrics at the workshop, please bring rotary cutter, mat, and large square (18 ½ inch works best) and 6 x 24 inch rulers. By giving a 9x13 pan with the cover, the recipient will know what the gift is so you might want to keep an eye out for one when you are Christmas shopping.

Folded star technique. There are different projects you might choose to use this stunning design.

Pillow case

Four coasters. For these you should bring two coordinating fat quarters with strong contrast (such as holiday print and a coordinating solid colored tone on tone), some straight pins, and rotary cutter, ruler and mat. Two fat quarters will make four coasters.

Please sign up and mark your calendar for a fun evening!

ON TV…..

Be sure to watch WHY QUILTS MATTER on local channel 2 (cable) or WNEO
channel 45 at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. This program is presented by the Kentucky Quilts Project and Shelley Zegart. It is a nine part series on the history of quilts. Very interesting!

KITCHEN CORNER:

SLOW-COOKER POTATO CORN CHOWDER

1 - 16oz bag frozen hash browns, thawed
1 chopped onion
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can shoe peg corn (undrained)
1 can cream-style corn
1 can roasted garlic flavored chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk (whole or skim)
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir gently. Cook on low 6-8 hrs. Serve with sour cream or shredded cheese.

SWEET POTATO BISCUITS

2 c. self-rising flour

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (1 lg. sweet potato will do)
¼ c. sugar

3 T. shortening

1/3 c. milk
2 T. butter
Preheat oven to 400*. Combine flour and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add potatoes and milk and mix until ingredients are just moistened.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Roll dough to ½" thickness. Cut w/ biscuit cutter and place onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 15 min. or until golden. Remove from oven an lightly butter tops of biscuits. Makes 12 biscuits.

QUICK AND YUMMY CHERRY CHEESE DESSERT BARS

2 tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough

1-2 cans cherry pie filling

8oz brick cream cheese, softened

1 egg, separated (use white only)

1/2 cup sliced almonds

cinnamon/sugar

On well-greased jelly roll pan, spread one roll of crescent dough, sealing seams and pressing evenly to make crust. Spread cream cheese evenly and thinly across crust dough. Spread pie filling across cheese using enough to cover, but not sew much it will run out when cooking. Carefully spread second roll of dough over all, sealing seams and thinning carefully to stretch and cover. If possible, pinch edges along all 4 sides to seal. Whisk egg white with 1 tsp water and brush over top dough. Sprinkle with almonds and top with sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar. Bake in 375* oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

MINUTES OF OCTOBER GUILD MEETING

Tree City Quilters
October 10, 2011

Minutes

Call to Order: President, Mabel Stocker called the meeting to order. There was one visitor, Sarah McKee. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee of Peggy Hodge and Gwen Hoover. Dorothy Pearson announced the birthdays. And Mabel read the quilters’ zodiac.

Secretary’s Report Vicky noted one correction made in last month’s minutes and included the address of one of the quilt shows. They were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Jane Richardson noted that the balance is $1,032.94. Dues of $15.00 are to be paid this month and next to have your name included in the membership booklet. Members are asked to fill out a slip of paper with their address and email info so it will be correct in the membership booklet.

Old Business: Donna Williams discussed the election, and passed around slips requesting volunteers and/or recommendations for officers.

Cassie noted that the sign up sheets for 2012 committees is on the sign in table, and was passed around.

New Business: Mabel announced upcoming quilt shows and events. See newsletter.

--Jeri Fickes discussed the Quilter of the Year award that will be voted on next month. Mary Lou Nuzum discussed ideas to consider when voting for someone. The people who have already won can not be nominated again. They include Mary Lou Nuzum, Jeri Fickes, Mabel Stocker, Dorothy Pearson, Barb Byler, Laura Noletti, Betty Hofstetter, Betty Boreman, and Effie Troyer.

--Nancy Danby thanked everyone for the cards and best wishes. She looks great!

--Bishop discussed writing a letter to the Wayne County Fair Board with suggestions about making more space for the sewing and quilting entries. Her suggestions included putting the gardens outside, putting flowers in the grange hall or horticulture building as they are not totally full. Then demonstrations could be made in Buss Hall. She will find out when the Board meets. Gwen Hoover volunteered to go and present a letter from the guild. Letters have been sent other years also. Vicky and Mabel will work on the letter.

Committee Reports:

Trips and Workshops: Mary Lou announced the last workshop of the year will be on Thursday, 10/27/11, 7 to 9pm at Parkview Church. The cost is $5.00. Bring fabric, a cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, but no machines.

Christmas Party: Sally Kitchen discussed the Christmas party. Bring a covered dish, and options are a shoe-box of items as previously discussed, a challenge with a tree theme, and a goodie exchange of a paper plate of goodies that will be exchanged.

Quilt Show: Sarah Biseline said the quilt show will be August 10 and 11, 2012 at Ida Sue. The raffle quilt is completed. The committee will be meeting this month—Sarah will notify those who volunteered to help.

Program: Peggy Hodges gave the program on Quillows.

Show and Tell

Adjournment and Refreshments.

Respectfully Submitted,

Vicky Hartzler

October Newsletter and September Minutes



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: October 10, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

OCTOBER MEETING: “QUILLOWS”

Peggy Hodge will be presenting a program on Quillows, those delightful little lap/floor quilts that fold into their own pillow! If any of you have made a Quillow and not given it away as a gift, please bring them in to share with everyone.

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

It’s that time of year once more! The nominating committee has been working hard and will be reporting to us their slate. Voting will be at the November meeting.

Quilter of the Year

Each year, the members of Tree City Quilt Guild vote for one member that they think represents the very best quilter. Not so much the best quilter in terms of stitching, but in representing our guild, volunteering, sewing, etc. It is time to think about who you think that person is for this year.

RAFFLE QUILT

Jane Richardson would like to thank the rest of the committee - Betty Boreman, Bev Haven, Gwen Hoover, Janet McFarland, Barb Nemeth - ever so much for all the time they spent at my house sewing, pressing and making decisions. Thanks go to Janet, especially, as she volunteered to do the hand quilting and did it in record time and such a good job. Betty will be doing the binding, so the quilt will be ready for pictures and ticket sales very soon. It was really a fun job....

Thanks again everyone, Jane Richardson.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: December 12

Please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Our challenge is to sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with gifts related to quilting in some way. One item for every letter of the word C H R I S T M A S. 1. At least 1 item must be purchased, 2. All items must be related to Christmas, and 3. All should be related to quilting in some way! Wow! What a neat idea!

Christmas Party, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.: Parkview Christian Church.
Sign up for your covered dish at the October and November meetings.
You can bring a plate of goodies (a dozen cookies, candy or tasty
treat) to exchange.
Your challenge project (quilt, wall hanging, tote, etc....anything
that has a tree on it that you made since July.

QUILT EXHIBIT: Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts; The art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, and e4arly 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes. June 18 – October 2, 2011. Plan to visit!

Quilt Shows

All Quilts Bright and Beautiful: Celebrating 20 years
of Quilting by Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild. At the Bryn Du Mansion Field House,

537 Jones Rd., Granville, Oh Show hours Friday, October 7 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $5.00.

This show is featuring more than 100 quilts!

Valley Quilt Guild 4th Annual Quilt Show: Friday October 14, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Saturday 15th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $3.00
Dover National Guard Armory, 2800 N. Wooster Ave. Dover, OH Free Parking

One Stop Shop Christmas Open House: Saturday November 12 9:30 to 4 p.m.
Buckeye Event Center, off U.S. 30, next to P. Graham Dunn. Christmas Gifts!!!!!!!!

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $5.00.
Please plan to join us Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. for three different demonstrations of easy to make Christmas gifts. Those attending will receive patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools, mat and fabric if you want to get started. Learn to make coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, and folded fabric stars. Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, attaching zippers, and folded fabric.

Insulated casserole cover: you will receive insulated batting- other materials required are one yard of 100 % cotton quilting fabric (themed fabrics with fruits or vegetables, coffee, cupcakes, etc. are fun to use) and a 22 inch or longer regular zipper. If you want to cut your fabrics at the workshop, please bring rotary cutter, mat, and large square (18 ½ inch works best) and 6 x 24 inch rulers. By giving a 9x13 pan with the cover, the recipient will know what the gift is so you might want to keep an eye out for one when you are Christmas shopping.

Folded star technique. There are different projects you might choose to use this stunning design.

Pillow case

Four coasters. For these you should bring two coordinating fat quarters with strong contrast (such as holiday print and a coordinating solid colored tone on tone), some straight pins, and rotary cutter, ruler and mat. Two fat quarters will make four coasters.

Please sign up and mark your calendar for a fun evening!

ON TV…..

Be sure to watch WHY QUILTS MATTER on local channel 2 (cable) or WNEO
channel 45 at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. This program is presented by the Kentucky Quilts Project and Shelley Zegart. It is a nine part series on the history of quilts. Very interesting!

QUILT/FABRIC SALES

October 7 & 8: Eddy Road, second house from Highland

Fabric for $2.00/yard: everything from old 36" fabric, corduroys, cottons and polyesters, laces, etc. There was a garage full at the last sale, all labeled by the
yardage in each cut!

KITCHEN CORNER: RITA'S FRESH RAW TOMATO SAUCE

3-4 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/4 cup minced red onion or scallions w/ tops

1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (any color)

1/2 cup chopped basil

1/2 cup red wine (optional)

1/2 cup olive oil

salt/pepper + pinch of sugar

Mix together and allow to sit for an hour or sew at room temperature. Serve over pasta, rice, fish, lettuce.....whatever. It's yummy!!

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com


MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER GUILD MEETING

Tree City Quilters

September 19, 2011

Minutes

Call to Order was by president, Mabel Stocker. There was one visitor, Zoë Kaselik. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee of Laura Nolletti, Jolene Rehm, and Jeri Fickes.

Dorothy Pearson announced the birthdays, and Mabel Stocker read the Virgo quilter’s zodiac.

Secretary’s Report was in the newsletter, and was approved as written.

Treasurer’s Report: Jane Richardson announced the balance of $1194.53 as of 9/18/11. Dues are due in October and November, so the members’ names can be added to the booklet for 2012.

Old Business: None

New Business: Several shows and events were announced.

--All Quilts Bright and Beautiful: Celebrating 20 Years of Quilting, by the Heart of Ohio Quilter’s Guild, Bryn Du Mansion Field House, 537 Jones Rd. Granville, Ohio.

--Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show: Friday, Oct. 14 & 15 at Dover National Guard Armory, 2800 N. Wooster Ave, Dover.

--Quilting With Machines At Huron Sawmill Creek Lodge, Oct. 5 to 8th.

--Reflections of Nature Quilt Show, Rocky River Nature Center, North Olmsted, Ohio Nov. 12 &13th. Juried show; quilts have a nature theme.

--Why Quilts Matter, a 9 part series produced by the Kentucky Quilts Project and Shelley Zegart on cable channel 2 and WNEO channel 45 on Sundays at 7:30pm.

--One stop Christmas open house: Saturday Nov. 12 at the Buckeye Event Center, Dalton, Ohio. Christmas gifts and ideas.

--Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts at the Akron Art Museum, 1 South High, Akron, until October 2.

Sign up sheets were passed around for committee members for next year’s committees. There are still openings. It is hoped that all members will help in some way on one or more committees and with refreshments.

Trips and Workshops:

Sept. 24, 9 to 3, screen tote using pet screen. Cost $5.00. Mary Lou Nuzum will instruct. Pet screen available at Somewhere Sewing and Chestnut Ridge.

October 27, Thursday eve. Christmas gifts. Cost $5.00. Demos only, don’t bring machines, but can take cutting mats and fabric to make a folded star, pattern for insulated casserole cover, and other items.

Committees:

Donna Williams, nominating committee, passed around papers to fill out to volunteer for officer positions or to suggest others for them.

Mabel thanked Ruth Bishop, Mary Green, and Jeri Fickes for the display at the library. This is a community project to promote interest in quilting. Ruth said there were many positive comments.

Gwen Hoover reported on the demonstrations at the Fair, and thanked those who help with them.

Vicky Hartzler reported on the results of the surveys about retreats. That committee will work on one for 2013 similar to the one that was help this year. The overwhelming majority of members voted to have one and to have the guild subsidize it for $1,000 to $2,000. Members were also interested in having less expensive options, including having members teach, and just sewing time option. Others may pursue this if anyone is interested in forming a group to work on it for 2012. This is also the year of the quilt show, and a lot of energy will go into that.

Sally Kitchen reported on the Christmas party. She passed out a slip with the info on the party. It will be at 6pm at the Parkview Church Fellowship Hall. Bring a covered dish (a sign up was passed around to make sure there is a variety). Also take a plate of goodies to exchange—a dozen of something; your challenge project with a tree on it; and a shoe box of 9 items, one for each letter of “Christmas”. Sally showed a box using “mistletoe”. Write your name and the items for each letter on a card and tape to the inside of the box. All items should be quilt related, and that can include chocolate to keep the quilter going.

Program: was presented by Pat Hall, Lucille Lozier and Mabel Stocker on table and bed runners.

Show and Tell
Refreshments

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Hartzler

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Meeting



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 19, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

SEPTEMBER MEETING: **Note the change from the 2nd Monday to the third!!! Program: Table and Bed Runners

Lucille and Pat will be our program presenters!

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: December 12

Please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Our challenge is to sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with gifts related to quilting in some way. One item for every letter of the word C H R I S T M A S. 1. At least 1 item must be purchased, 2. All items must be related to Christmas, and 3. All should be related to quilting in some way! Wow! What a neat idea!

QUILT EXHIBIT: Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts; The art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, and e4arly 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes. June 18 – October 2, 2011. Plan to visit!

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

September 24; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zippered Screen Tote class by Mary Lou

Cost is $5.00 plus pattern. This will be a fun opportunity to use a novelty print and learn to use screen material in your projects. 9 a.m. set up, class will begin promptly at 9:30. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies.

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $5.00. Participants will receive

patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools and fabric. More information will be given prior to the workshop. Coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, folded fabric stars-Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, zippers, and folded fabric.

Baskets of Quilts XIV: Bath United Church of Christ

Sponsored by the Cascade Quilt Guild, this is always a great show! Cost is $5.00 to view over 100 quilts. Saturday, September 17, 10 – 5 and Sunday, September 18, 12 – 5. Bath, Ohio is straight up 21 to route 77. Not a far drive when you have a car full of friends going to see beautiful quilts! Check out their website; www.cascadequiltguild.com

TIP OF THE MONTH

How fast do you sew? Set your machine on a slow setting or train yourself not to “floor” the pedal. Slower sewing improves accuracy and control.

KITCHEN CORNER

RITA'S ROASTED SWEET POTATO SALAD

5-6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean

1-2 red onions

olive oil

12 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained

large bunch fresh basil leaves (about 1/2 cup packed)

1 T Dijon-style mustard

3 T cider vinegar

2 T balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cut sweet potatoes and onions into 1 1/2" chunks, toss with 2-4T olive oil, and coarse salt to taste. Spread in single layer on jelly roll pan and bake at 425* 25-30 minutes, turning once or twice to crisp evenly. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place remaining ingredients in food processor with chopping blade and process, adding a stream of olive oil, until consistency of pesto. Toss cooled potatoes and on ions with about 1/2 of the dressing, adding more a bit at a time until it reaches the consistency you desire.

CHEDDAR RICE SALAD

3 cups cooked rice, chilled

3 ribs celery, sliced

2 cups chopped broccoli

1 red pepper, chopped

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup Ranch dressing

½ cup salsa

Mix all ingredients, toss gently. Chill overnight.

Wayne County Fair

Tree City will be demonstrating at 2 different times: Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14. Both will be from 3 – 4 pm. This is such a fun way to show other people our hobby! Think about volunteering your time; contact Gwen Hoover at gwenhoover38@yahoo.com or 330-264-2538.

LIBRARY DISPLAY: Have you been to look at the cases?

Ruth Bishop, Jeri Fickes, Mary Green and Mabel Stocker set up a display in the

Library display cases just this past week. Thank you very much for your efforts, and thanks to everyone that donated items to put into the display. Everyone should take the time to go check it out! The display will be in place until September 16
QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

August Minutes


Tree City Quilters
August 8, 2011
Minutes

Call to Order was by president, Mabel Stocker. There was one visitor, Betty. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee of Naomi Lance, Barb Nemeth, and Janet McFarland. Birthdays were announced, and the Leo quilters’ zodiac was read.

Secretary’s report was in the newsletter, and was approved.

Treasurer’s Report was read by Mabel. There is a balance of $1,294.53.

New Business: Janice Miller, and Donna Williams are on the nominating committee and are looking for officers for next year. The open positions will be vice president, to be president the next year, secretary and treasurer. If willing to serve, please contact Janice or Donna.

Committee Reports:

Mabel thanked those who put up the library display—Ruth Bishop was the coordinator, with Mary Green, Jeri Fickes, and Mabel helping. Thanks also to those who donated items. The display will be there until mid September.

Mary Lou Nuzum discussed the Screen Tote Bag workshop on September 24th. There is a sign up sheet with instructions for the materials needed. Cost is $5.00. The pattern is Tote It and can be purchased from Somewhere Sewing or Chestnut Ridge. You may use a tote pattern you have, and adjust it to using the pet screen.

Vicky Hartzler discussed the Christmas party. The shoe box is the gift exchange, and is to hold 9 items using the letters in CHRISTMAS. The items are to be quilt related, with one item home made, and the value to be around $15.00. Some of the items should be purchased. The challenge is to make an item with a Christmas tree on it somewhere. It is to be a recently made item.

Program: Virginia Gunn, professor of textiles at University of Akron, and curator of textiles at the Wayne County Historical Society spoke about quilt conservation. She gave info on storing and handling old quilts, and also dated some that members brought.

The September program will be on table runners and bed runners by Lucille Lozier and Pat Hall. The meeting will be on September 19 due to the fair.

Show and Tell

Refreshments

Submitted by,

Vicky Hartzler

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Meeting



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: August 8, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

AUGUST MEETING: Preserving and Storing Quilts

Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Virginia Gunn, Professor of Textiles at the University of Akron and Curator of Textiles at the Wayne County Historical Society. Many of you will remember Dr. Gunn’s previous visits to our meetings and how very interesting and informative her talks always are! Virginia has also helped at our quilt shows through the years. Bring a friend to the meeting and enjoy listening to a fellow Wooster native with so much information that is interesting to us in our pursuit of quilting. I guarantee you will learn something and have a good time doing it!

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 12 please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Sally shared this year’s challenge with us at the picnic. Sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with “stuff” : one item for every letter of the word C H R I S T M A S. 1. at least 1 item must be purchased, 2. all items must be related to Christmas, and 3. all should be related to quilting in some way! Wow! What a neat idea!

QUILT EXHIBIT: Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts; The art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, and e4arly 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes. June 18 – October 2, 2011. Plan to visit!

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events for the coming year. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

September 24; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zippered Screen Tote class by Mary Lou

Cost is $5.00 plus pattern. This will be a fun opportunity to use a novelty print and learn to use screen material in your projects. 9 a.m. set up, class will begin promptly at 9:30. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies.

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $10.00. Participants will receive

patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools and fabric. More information will be given prior to the workshop. Coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, folded fabric stars-Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, zippers, and folded fabric.

TIP OF THE MONTH

Changing the needle and cleaning your machine frequently makes a huge difference in stitch quality. Wind 4 or 5 bobbins at once, clean your machine and put in a new needle. Begin sewing; when the bobbins run out, it’s time to do it all again.

Once you’ve finished a project, cut leftover fabric into uniform pieces, such as 3” squares or 2” wide strips. When you’re ready to cut our a scrappy quilt, you’ll have a head start!

KITCHEN CORNER: just in time for all the tomatoes coming in your gardens!

Grilled bread salad with basil and cherry tomatoes

1 medium loaf rustic white bread, cut into 1” slices

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

1 clove garlic, halved lengthwise

1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

12 large fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces

¼ cup red wine vinegar

8 oz. fresh mozzarella…the small little “pearls” or bocconcini



Prepare a medium-high fire on a gas or charcoal grill. Clean and oil the grates to prevent sticking. Using a pastry brush, dab both sides of the bread slices with 2 TBL. Oil and sprinkle with ½ tsp salt. Grill the bread until it browns and gets good grill marks, about 2 minutes. Grill the other side until browned, about 2 minutes, and transfer the bread to a large cutting board to cool. Rub the cut sides of the garlic over the bread and discard the garlic. Put the cherry tomatoes and scallions in a large serving bowl with the basil. Cut the bread into 1-inch pieces and add to the bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining oil with the red wine vinegar, pour over the bread mixture, and toss well. Let the salad sit for up to 2 hours before serving. Just before serving, fold in the mozzarella and season with salt to taste.

Sounds like a lot of work but it is REALLY yummy and well worth it!

LIBRARY DISPLAY

Ruth Bishop, Jeri Fickes, Mary Green and Mabel Stocker set up a display in the

Library display cases just this past week. Thank you very much for your efforts, and thanks to everyone that donated items to put into the display. Everyone should take the time to go check it out! The display will be in place until September 16.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

July Minutes



Tree City Quilters
July 11, 2011

Minutes

President, Mabel Stoker had a brief business meeting. She thanked the picnic committee of Effie Troyer, Bev Haven and Peggy Hodge.

Birthdays were announced and the Cancer quilting zodiac read.

The Christmas committee chair, Sally Kitchen reported on the plans. The exchange will be any item that is new and has a Christmas tree in it. The gift exchange will be a regular sized shoe box filled with 9 items beginning with each letter in the word “CHRISTMAS” It is to cost under $15, have one home made item, label each item, and gift wrap it. The items may be sewing or quilting related, and it was suggested that all quilters need chocolate.

The quilt shop trip will be Tuesday, August 2nd, leaving at 8:30am from the parking lot on the corner of Lincoln Way and Fry Rd. A sign up sheet was passed.

Gwen Hoover reported on Fair Demonstrations. They will be help on Tuesday, 9/13 and Wednesday, 9/14 from 3pm to 4pm. They would like volunteers to give brief, 20 minute demonstrations of some quilting related item or technique. This is a good way to reach new quilters and to promote quilting.

Retreat surveys were passed out and members encouraged to give their opinions.

The August 8th program will be presented by Dr. Virginia Gunn, textile professor at Akron U. and curator of the Wayne County Historical Society. Feel free to bring guests for this special program.

Show and Tell

Submitted by
Vicky Hartzler

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Meeting



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: July 11, 6:00 PM
First Church of God

1953 Akron Road

JULY MEETING: Picnic!

Please notice the change of time and meeting place for our July picnic. Remember to bring your completed table runner challenge, a covered dish, and your own table service. Beverage will be provided. Our annual picnic is always a lot of fun! Plan to be there and we’ll all have a great time!

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE: **this week!

Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm Laura Nolletti will give a lecture/demo on designing kaleidoscope quilts using books by both Paula Nadelstern and Ricky Tims. Cost is $3.00. You will want to bring a pencil and notepad for taking notes. You will learn 2 techniques for making unique kaleidoscope blocks and have the opportunity to design your won original kaleidoscope block. This is one of those “you won’t want to miss it” opportunities!

QUILT EXHIBIT: Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts; The art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, and e4arly 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes. June 18 – October 2, 2011. Plan to visit!

TCQ RETREAT

The retreat committee is meeting in July to begin planning our next event. Please remember to get your questionnaires into Vicky Hartzler. They want your opinions, suggestions, and ideas!

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events for the coming year. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

August 2; Tuesday, Quilt Shop Trip to Mount Vernon. Join other quilters for a fun day

visiting three shops in Mount Vernon and lunch too! Cost is $3 for gas plus lunch will be dutch treat. More information will be coming. See Lou Ella Imhoff for details.

September 24; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zippered Screen Tote class by Mary Lou

Cost is $5.00 plus pattern. This will be a fun opportunity to use a novelty print and learn to use screen material in your projects. 9 a.m. set up, class will begin promptly at 9:30. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies.

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $10.00. Participants will receive

patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools and fabric. More information will be given prior to the workshop. Coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, folded fabric stars-Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, zippers, and folded fabric.

TIP OF THE MONTH

Don’t get hung up on choosing fabrics that coordinate perfectly. Quite often it is the “sour” piece of fabric that makes a scrappy quilt more interesting.

KITCHEN CORNER

Fruit Swirl Coffee Cake from Naomi Lance (June meeting)

1 ½ cups sugar

½ cup marg or butter, softened

½ cup shortening

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon almond extract (Naomi used vanilla)

4 eggs

3 cups flour

1 can (21 oz.) fruit pie filling

Glaze

Heat oven to 350. Grease a jelly roll pan, 15 ½ X 10 ½ X 1 inch. Beat sugar, margarine, shortening, baking powder, vanilla, almond extract, and eggs in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, until blended. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in flour. Spread 2/3 of the batter in jelly roll pan. Spread pie filling over batter. Drop remaining batter by tablespoonfuls onto pie filling. Bake until light brown, about 45 minutes. Drizzle with Glaze while warm. Cut cake in bars about 21/2 X 2 inches.

Glaze: Beat 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons milk until smooth and of desire consistency.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

June Minutes


Tree City Quilt Guild

June 13, 2011

Minutes

Call to Order was by president, Mabel Stoker. She thanked the refreshment committee, Toni Phillips, Cassie Anderson and Lola Franks. Mabel read the quilters’ zodiac for Gemini and Dorothy Pearson announced June birthdays.

Secretary’s Report was available by mail or in the newsletter by email. It was approved as written. If you are not receiving it, please contact Barb Byler to arrange to get it through the postal service (you provide stamped envelopes) or email.

Jane Richardson read Treasurer’s Report. The current balance is $1,310.36. The treasury had been inflated due to all the money collected for the retreat from those attending, and the return of the $1,500 from Bridges of Hope, which was then sent to the 3 charities the members voted on. The retreat money has all been paid and the fabric for the top of the raffle quilt has been paid.

Old Business: We received a thank you and a check from the Wayne County Choral Union for the loan of quilts and items for their display.

Vicky Hartzler gave a report on the retreat. From the verbal feedback received, those attending appreciated the professional teachers and the samples and ideas they had to share, the convenience and comfort of the facility, the time together, and the truck show. In November 2010, the guild had voted to help with up to $2,210.00 for the retreat. The actual amount the guild paid was $1,500.978.

A survey was distributed asking for members input on future retreats. The committee wants members' input before proceeding with planning for any more retreats. The surveys will be available at the next meeting, the picnic, then collected and the information processed.

New Business: Information was shared about the Glencoe Quilt, which was discovered 15 miles from its home and carried by the Joplin tornados.

Roscoe Village will host a display of "unique quilts” until 8/7/11.

At the August meeting, there will be a speaker, Dr. Virginia Dunn, a professor of textiles at the University of Akron. She will speak about preserving and storing quilts. She is in charge of preserving the vintage textile items at the Wayne County Historical Society.

Trips and Workshops:

Laura Nolletti will give a lecture/demo on designing Kaleidoscope quilts on June 28 from 7 to 9pm. The cost is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. She will discuss 2 types of designs, the Paula Nadelstern with more math and the Ricky Timms, which is easier but not as detailed. Take a 12-inch quilt ruler and a pencil. It will be at the Parkview church.

Committee Reports:

Picnic Committee: The July meeting will be at the Church of God on Rt. 585 at 6pm. Please bring table service, a covered dish and a table runner for the challenge.

Community Service: Ruth Bishop thanked all who helped with the knotting at MCC. MCC received patterns and some fat quarters from Hearthside quilt shop, which has gone out of business.

Program: What's in the Middle? was presented by Sarah Bisline and Jeri Fickes. Sarah had lots of samples of batting to pass around and discuss. Jeri Fickes showed the 'board basting' technique. You had to be there!

Show and Tell, Member introductions, and Refreshments.

Submitted by

Vicky Hartzler

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Meeting



Meeting: June 13, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

JUNE MEETING: What’s in the Middle?

The program will be presented by Sally Kitchen and others. Everything you wanted to know regarding different battings and sandwiching your quilt.

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

I SPY QUILTS

For those interested in an exchange, there is still time to bring in your 4 ½ inch blocks to the May meeting.

KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm Laura Nolletti will give a lecture/demo on designing kaleidoscope quilts using books by both Paula Nadelstern and Ricky Tims. Cost is $5.00. You will want to bring a pencil and notepad for taking notes. You will learn 2 techniques for making unique kaleidoscope blocks and have the opportunity to design your won original kaleidoscope block. This is one of those “you won’t want to miss it” opportunities!

QUILT EXHIBIT: Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts; The art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, and e4arly 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes. June 18 – October 2, 2011. Plan to visit!

JULY PICNIC: Details

The challenge this year will be a table runner. There is no size or other restrictions. A group vote at the picnic will determine the favorite. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Tree City will provide the beverage. More details later so keep your eyes open!

“FIRST” QUILTS

The first baby boy and girl born in Wooster Community Hospital in 2012 will receive a quilt from Tree City Quilters guild made by volunteers Gwen Hoover and Dorothy Pearson. Thanks to both for volunteering for his project.

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events for the coming year. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

June 28; Tuesday, 7 p.m. lecture/demo on designing kaleidoscope quilts by Laura

Nolletti using Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscopes and Quilts and Ricky Tims’ Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts books. Cost is $5.00 Bring a pencil and a notepad. Learn two techniques for making unique kaleidoscope blocks. You will have an opportunity to design your own original kaleidoscope block.

August 2; Tuesday, Quilt Shop Trip to Mount Vernon. Join other quilters for a fun day

visiting three shops in Mount Vernon and lunch too! Cost is $3 for gas plus lunch will be dutch treat. More information will be coming. See Lou Ella Imhoff for details.

September 24; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zippered Screen Tote class by Mary Lou

Cost is $5.00 plus pattern. This will be a fun opportunity to use a novelty print and learn to use screen material in your projects. 9 a.m. set up, class will begin promptly at 9:30. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies.

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $10.00. Participants will receive

patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools and fabric. More information will be given prior to the workshop. Coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, folded fabric stars-Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, zippers, and folded fabric.

TIP OF THE MONTH

When machine quilting miniature projects, use a shorter-than-normal stitch length. The stitches will be better proportioned to the quilt’s small size.

KITCHEN CORNER

CHEDDAR-RICE SALAD

3 cups cooked rice, chilled

3 ribs celery, sliced

2 cups chopped broccoli

1 red pepper, chopped

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup Ranch dressing

½ cup salsa

Mix all ingredients, toss gently. Chill overnight.


BLINTZ LOAF

1 stick butter, melted

1 c. small curd cottage cheese

Cream together until smooth. Add ½ c. Bisquick and blend.

Then add 3T sugar slowly, and 3 eggs, one-at-a-time. Blend well.

Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350* 40 min. Slice and serve

with fresh strawberries and sour cream.

SALMON AND BROWN RICE

1 - 10 oz pkg frozen corn

1 - 6 1/2 oz can salmon, drained

3/4 cup brown rice, raw

2/3 cup water

2 T chicken bouillon granules

2 green onions, sliced

1/2 tsp dill weed

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375*. In a 1 1/2 quart casserole, combine corn, salmon, uncooked rice, water, green onions, bouillon granules and dill weed. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered, 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

May Minutes


Tree City Quilt Guild
May 9, 2011
Minutes

Call to Order by president, Mabel Stocker. She thanked the refreshment committee, Dorothy Pearson, Gwen Hoover, and Wilma McCurdy. Mabel read the quilter’s zodiac for Taurus, and birthdays were announced.

Secretary’s report was approved as published in the newsletter.

Treasurer’s report: was read by Jane Richardson. As of 4/30/11 there is a balance of 2,862.11 after the expenses for the retreat were paid.

Old Business:

A sign up sheet was sent around for the 2012 first babies born at Wooster Hospital quilts. There was a choice to do it all, or help with a part of the quilt.

The membership voted on the charities which would receive the $1500 that was returned from Bridges of Hope. It was decided to give $500 to 3 different charities. The winners were MOCA House, Viola Startzman Free Clinic, and People to People.

There are still membership booklets available for anyone who has not received one.

New Business:

Hearthside Quilt Shop is going out of business by 5/13/11. Everything is 70% off.

The June program will be on sandwiching a quilt-what’s in the middle? She is looking for assistance with it. Sarah Bistline offered to help.

Laura gave a report on the retreat, and thanked everyone for the guild’s help in making it possible. The retreat committee members would like feedback of one positive, and one suggestion from those who attended. The participants showed the quilts they had made during the class. What a variety of colors.

Jane Richardson talked about the Wayne County Choral Union’s concert at Wooster High School this Sat. evening, 5/14/11 at 7:30. There will be displays of local artists’ work, including quilters. Vicky Hartzler’s will be featured and other members have volunteered to have their work displayed.

Janet MacFarland showed a quilt she had received after a tragedy, and suggested members consider making quilts for the tornado victims in the South. She said there will be a need for months, as people will be homeless for a long time, and they will be appreciated any time.

Committee Reports:

Picnic Committee Bev Haven reminded members that there is a table runner challenge, to bring a covered dish and table service. It will be at the Church of God on Akron Road at the pavilion, as it has been in the past.

Workshops and Trips Laura Nolletti will do a demo/lecture on making Kaleidoscope quilts on Tues June 28 at 7pm. This is based on books by Paula Nadelstern and Ricky Tims. Please bring a pencil and notebook and $5.00 for the lecture. Participants will make 2 unique blocks using this technique.

The Akron Art Museum will be hosting Kaleidoscope Quilts: the Art of Paula Nadelstern from June 18 to October 2, 2011 at 1 South High Street, Akron, 44308

Program was on quilting and knotting the quilt by Effie Troyer, Laura Nolletti, Sarah Bistline and Donna Williams passed out Ruth Bishop’s info on knotting as Ruth could not be there.

Show and Tell was wonderful as usual.

Everything Old is New Again is available every month for people wanting ideas and feedback on their projects or UFO’s.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May 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: May 9, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

MAY MEETING: Panel Talk!

Come to the May meeting where a panel of 4 experienced quilters will discuss/demonstrate the different types of quilting available to finish your quilts. Join Effie Troyer, Ruth Bishop, Laura Nolletti, and Sarah Bistline as they discuss hand quilting, knotting, home machine quilting and long arm quilting.

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

I SPY QUILTS

For those interested in an exchange, there is still time to bring in your 4 ½ inch blocks to the May meeting.

2010 QUILT SHOW……YES, 2010!

In 2010 the Guild made the decision to donate the profit from our 2010 raffle quilt to the local Bridges of Hope program. Unfortunately, that program was ended in February 2011 and our $1500 was returned. We need to decide upon another organization that would benefit from a $1500 donation. The following suggestions have been made: Viola Startzman clinic, People to People, Every Woman’s House, Pregnancy Care Center, children’s Services, Salvation Army. A vote will be held during the May meeting to make this important decision.

2012 QUILT SHOW

Sarah Bistline has volunteered to chair the 2012 Quilt Show. Currently on the show committee are Pat Hall, Toni Phillips, Ruth Bishop, Jim Rawdon, Mabel Stocker and Barb Byler. Think you might be interested? There is still time and plenty of space on this committee!! Sign up at the May meeting.

JULY PICNIC: Details

The challenge this year will be a table runner. There is no size or other restrictions. A group vote at the picnic will determine the favorite. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Tree City will provide the beverage. More details later so keep your eyes open!

COMMUNITY CHORAL CONCERT, MAY 14

Thanks for volunteering to supply items for a table at the Choral Union concert. If anyone else is interested in supplying an item or 2, that would be great! Tickets will be supplied so you may have an opportunity to enjoy parts of the concert. If there are any questions or more volunteers, please call Jane or email her (janebr@sssnet.com) Thanks for your support!

JUST ONE STAR!

Jim Rawdon thought we might be interested in this program. Is there anyone that would like to be involved? I would! http://www.unitednotions.com/LA_just_one_star.pdf

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events for the coming year. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

June 28; Tuesday, 7 p.m. lecture/demo on designing kaleidoscope quilts by Laura

Nolletti using Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscopes and Quilts and Ricky Tims’ Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts books. Cost is $5.00 Bring a pencil and a notepad. Learn two techniques for making unique kaleidoscope blocks. You will have an opportunity to design your own original kaleidoscope block.

August 2; Tuesday, Quilt Shop Trip to Mount Vernon. Join other quilters for a fun day

visiting three shops in Mount Vernon and lunch too! Cost is $3 for gas plus lunch will be dutch treat. More information will be coming. See Lou Ella Imhoff for details.

September 24; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zippered Screen Tote class by Mary Lou

Cost is $5.00 plus pattern. This will be a fun opportunity to use a novelty print and learn to use screen material in your projects. 9 a.m. set up, class will begin promptly at 9:30. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies.

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $10.00. Participants will receive

patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools and fabric. More information will be given prior to the workshop. Coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, folded fabric stars-Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, zippers, and folded fabric.

TIP OF THE MONTH

Hand-sewing needles have a right and wrong side to the eye. If you are having difficulty threading a needle, rotate it to the opposite side. You might be surprised at how much easier it will be to thread!

KITCHEN CORNER

EASY AND DELICIOUS CREAM CHEESE POTATOES

3-5 LBS redskin potatoes, cubed with skin on

8oz cream cheese, room temp.

1/2 cup milk

4 green onions, chopped including greens

2T dill weed

In large pot of well-salted water, simmer potatoes until barely fork-tender. Meanwhile, in small saucepan heat milk and cream cheese together with onions and dill until creamy . Drain potatoes and gently fold in cream cheese sauce. Pour into casserole dish, top with paprika for color and bake at 350* until bubbly.

SIMPLE CORN SALSA

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1-2 cups frozen corn

1 rib celery, chopped

2 green onions, chopped including green tops

1/2 each yellow, orange and red sweet pepper, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes, drained

1/4 cup Zesty Lite Italian dressing

Mix all together and add refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with toasted pita bread or tortilla chips.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

April Minutes


Tree City Quilt Guild
April 11, 2011

Minutes

Call to Order by president, Mabel Stoker. She thanked the refreshment committee of Vicky Hartzler and Mary Green. A guest, Linda Miller, was also the speaker for the evening.

Birthdays were announced by Dorothy Pearson, Sunshine committee. Mabel read the quilters horoscope for Aries.

Secretary’s report as included in the newsletter, and available at the meeting. It was approved as written.

Treasurer’s report was read by Jeri Fickes. There is a balance of $7,163.93 due to the payment for the retreat. It will be reduced as the bills are paid. Also see old business.

Old business “I Spy” blocks were swapped by those who brought blocks.

The sign up sheets for making the first baby boy and girl of 2012 will be distributed in May. Think about whether you would like to volunteer.

Due to factors such as economic slowdown and lack of local employment opportunities, the local Bridges of Hope was not able to help as many families as initially hoped, and closed in February, 2011. They have returned the $1,500 the guild had donated to them. This amount is included in the treasurer’s report. A sheet was passed around to list charities the members would be interested in donating the money to. It will be voted on at the May meeting.

New Business Bids were taken for the file cabinet, and it has a new home.

The community Choral concert will be on May 14 at the Wooster High school. They will also have work from local artists there, including quilters. Some of the members have volunteered to donate, and to help watch the display during the event.

On May 9th, the guild program will be a panel on quilting with Effie Troyer talking about hand quilting, Laura Noletti on home machine quilting, Sarah Bistline on long arm quilting, and Ruth Bishop on knotting.

Committee reports
Picnic committee reminded members to make the table runner for the challenge, to bring your own place setting, and a covered dish.

Volunteer work—quilt knotting will be done at MCC on April 13th from 9:15 to 2 or 3pm, or as long as people want to stay. There will be beef vegetable soup supplied for lunch.

Workshops and trips. The retreat starts April 29th. There are 20 people signed up, and more are welcome. Mary Lou gave info on the classes. All members are invited to attend the lecture at 7pm on Saturday, April 30 for free. If you also want dinner, it costs $22.00. Please let Mary Lou, Vicky or Janice know if you are coming, so the correct number of chairs can be prepared for the lecture and/or dinner.

The quilt show, 2012 chair person will be Sarah Bistline.

Program was by Linda Miller, long arm quilter, and judge. She was the judge for our show in August, 2010, and gave information about the things judges look for, as well as the things they can and cannot say about the quilts during judging.

Refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,
Vicky Hartzler

Monday, April 4, 2011

April Meeting



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

APRIL MEETING: Guest Speaker, Linda Miller

You remember Linda! She was our quilt judge at our past quilt show! Linda will bring 25 quilts to share with us at the meeting. With these quilts, she will explain some of the things that a quilt judge looks for when judging a quilt, sharing her expertise on binding, mitered corners, quilting, miniature quilts and more. Linda will answer your questions as time allows. This should be a very informative and fun program so bring a quest, questions and join in the fun!

Everything old is new again!

Do you have a quilt project that has been put away for awhile? Did you run up against a problem with it? Bring it in to the meeting! We would love to make suggestions and help you solve any problems.

I SPY QUILTS

Those who would like to make some more I Spy Quilts are asked to bring 4 ½ inch blocks of fabric to the April meeting where there will be an exchange.

SILENT AUCTION: Library Cart

The church has asked us to remove our former library cart so they can use the space. The decision has been made to hold a silent auction for the cart at the April meeting. The cart is a one drawer cabinet on casters with a top opening lid in black. Dimensions are 28” high, 25” deep, 17” wide. If this interests you, be ready!

JULY PICNIC: Details

The challenge this year will be a table runner. There are no size or other restrictions. A group vote at the picnic will determine the favorite. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Tree City will provide the beverage. More details later so keep your eyes open!

COMMUNITY CHORAL CONCERT, MAY 14

Thanks for volunteering to supply items for a table at the Choral Union concert. If anyone else is interested in supplying an item or 2, that would be great! Tickets will be supplied so you may have an opportunity to enjoy parts of the concert. Jane will not be at the April meeting. If there are any questions or more volunteers, please call Jane or email her (janebr@sssnet.com) She will let you know details regarding the set up of the table by the May meeting. Thanks for your support!

TCQ WEBSITE! http://treecityquiltguild.blogspot.com/

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

JUST ONE STAR!

Jim Rawdon thought we might be interested in this program. Is there anyone that would like to be involved? I would! http://www.unitednotions.com/LA_just_one_star.pdf

MEMBERSHIP BOOKLET:

Does anyone have the extra 2011 Membership booklets? We seem to be missing some as there are members who have not received one yet. If you have the extra books, could you please bring them to the April meeting?

NEW KITCHEN COORDINATOR!

Pat Hall has volunteered to the Kitchen Coordinator. If you see that our kitchen container is in need of plates, cups, etc., please contact Pat. If you need tea bags, plates, napkins, etc. for a Tree City Function, please contact Pat before making these purchases!

MCC QUILT KNOTTING:

Tree City Quilt Guild Knotting Day at MCC will be April 13, beginning at 9 am. Home-made beef-vegetable soup will be provided for lunch along with crackers and veggies. We will plan to knot after lunch until 2 or 3, or whenever you need to leave. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. I plan to make soup for 15 knotters or quilters. There is always a quilt top in a frame to quilt on.

MCC Connection is on Kidron Rd., south off of Route 30. The shop is located just south of Central Christian HS. It sits back from the road a bit.

This will be our first Community Project for 2011. Pleas e-mail me with questions and look forward to seeing you on April 13. Thank you. Ruth Bishop

WORKSHOPS AND TRIPS

Committee: Lou Ella Imhoff, Mary Lou Nuzum, and Laura Nolletti have planned a variety of fun and interesting events for the coming year. Please be sure to attend when you can to expand your quilting skills and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. Payment for workshops, demos, and trips will be requited at the time of sign up. Mark your calendars now!

June 28; Tuesday, 7 p.m. lecture/demo on designing kaleidoscope quilts by Laura

Nolletti using Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscopes and Quilts and Ricky Tims’ Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts books. Cost is $5.00 Bring a pencil and a notepad. Learn two techniques for making unique kaleidoscope blocks. You will have an opportunity to design your own original kaleidoscope block.

August 2; Tuesday, Quilt Shop Trip to Mount Vernon. Join other quilters for a fun day

visiting three shops in Mount Vernon and lunch too! Cost is $3 for gas plus lunch will be dutch treat. More information will be coming. See Lou Ella Imhoff for details.

September 24; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Zippered Screen Tote class by Mary Lou

Cost is $5.00 plus pattern. This will be a fun opportunity to use a novelty print and learn to use screen material in your projects. 9 a.m. set up, class will begin promptly at 9:30. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies.

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $10.00. Participants will receive

patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools and fabric. More information will be given prior to the workshop. Coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, folded fabric stars-Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, zippers, and folded fabric.

FYI: COMMUNITY CONTACT

I have been contacted regarding an antique crazy quilt that someone would like to have finished. If anyone would be interested in contacting this person and perhaps sewing on the quilt, please let me know. Thanks! Barb baquilter33@aol.com

TIP OF THE MONTH

When you’re sorting your fabrics for a scrap quilt, don’t put them light, light, medium, medium, dark, dark. Mix them up because that’s how your eye is going to see them in a finished quilt.

One reason to press seams to one side is to keep the batting inside the quilt. Pressing the seams open allows spaces between the stitches for batting, especially polyester fibers, to wiggle through to the front.

QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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.

Handcrafted by JR: Long arm quilting, machine embroidery. See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or e-mail rawdon@ohio.net

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler: Baquilter33@aol.com

Minutes of the March Meeting



Tree City Quilt Guild
March 14, 2011

Minutes

Call to Order by president, Mabel Stocker. She thanked the refreshment committee of Effie Troyer, Jim Rawdon, and Terry Giet. New members and guests were introduced.

If you have any corrections or additions to the Program book, contact Jane Richardson so she can put them in the newsletter

Birthdays were announced by Dorothy Pearson, Sunshine committee. Donna Williams fell and cracked her arm and is in a splint. Please let Dorothy know of anyone else sick or in need of a card.

Secretary’s report was available on the tables and in the newsletter. It was approved as written.

Treasurer’s report was read by Jane Richardson. The total as of 3/6/11 is $4,600.88. This includes recent funds from NEORQC and the raffle baskets at the NEROQC meeting in Wooster.

No old business

New business

The church had asked to have the filing cabinet with our library books removed from the room we were storing it in. This has been done, and the cabinet will be up for auction next month.

The April meeting will be on binding, mitered corners, miniature quilts and questions presented by Linda Miller, the judge for our last quilt show.

Mabel asked for a volunteer to be the guild historian to organize photos of past events and programs books. Please contact Mabel if interested.

Mabel asked for a volunteer to be a Kitchen coordinator to keep the kitchen stocked for the refreshment committees. Pat Hall volunteered.

Jane Richardson passed around a sheet for volunteers to bring quilted items to display at the Wayne County Choral Union’s event in May at the high school. There will be displays of local crafters, including potters and quilters items. The Choral Union will sing as will the Canton Hall of Fame Barbershop group.

Vicky Hartzler asked anyone interested in trading ‘I Spy” blocks to bring them next month. The way it works, is to agree with another person about the number of blocks you two will exchange. That way you can choose the items or blocks you want for your quilt. Vicky wants 4 ½” blocks, and some want 6” blocks. Bring what you would like to collect.

The Akron Art Museum will have an exibit "Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern" from June 18 to October 2, 2001. This will correspond with the lecture and demo Laura Noletti is doing in June 28, on kaleidoscope quilts.

The NEORQC meeting went well, as financially profitable and members reported enjoying it.

Committee Reports

Workshop Committee: The workshop on Saturday, 3/19/11 is on the expandable bag, presented by Dorothy Pearson fron 9 am ot 2pm. Instructions are with Dorothy; fee is $5.00.

Retreat Committee: Janice Miller reported that there are still 20 people signed up for the retreat. All members may attend the lecture on 4/30/11 for free; dinner and the lecture costs $22 and is an option for members. Please mention the retreat to friends, as the hope is to have closer to the 35 maximum participants.

Picnic Committee: Effie Troyer reported that the challenge will be a table runner using any fabric or pattern. Bring a covered dish and table service. Beverages will be provided.

Program was presented by Mary LouNuzum on preparing fabric, cutting, accurate sewing, matching and other tips on piecing and curved piecing.

Show and Tell was extensive and inspiring.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Vicky Hartzler.