Monday, January 3, 2011

January 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: January 10, 2011; 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road

JANUARY: “Everything Old is New Again!”

Everything Old is New Again is Mabel’s motto for 2011. Mabel will be explaining what that means and introducing the programs for the year. TCQ has had many new members in the past few years and many of us are not acquainted with each other. Mabel would like each of us to introduce ourselves and tell where they lived when they grew up, a little about their family, hobbies, and your favorite part about making a quilt. Please limit your presentation to 2 minutes or less.


April 29, 30 and May 1; Tree City Quilter’s first weekend retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn. Quilters may arrive on Friday at 4:00 pm in time to set up before dinner at 5:30. Class will be from 7 – 9 pm on Friday, 8 am to 12 pm and 1 – 4 pm on Saturday and 9 – noon on Sunday. Classes, lecture and all meals are included in the registration fee. The cost for the weekend is $150.00 for TCQ members. Quilters who want to stay overnight at the Hilton should make their reservation directly with the Garden Inn; 330-202-7701. Saturday evening from 7 – 8:30 pm there will be a quilt lecture by Mary Huey entitled Adapting Patterns. The lecture is free to all TCQ members.

Questions? Please look for Jeri Fickes and Vicky Hartzler. Return the registration form to Janice Miller; 2210 Bramble, Wooster, Ohio 44691 by January 10. The $75 balance is due March 14, 2011. Please make checks payable to Tree City Quilters.


Meetings in 2011 will begin promptly at 7:00. Refreshments will be served at the end of the meetings. We have been asked to keep refreshments simple; perhaps 2 items such as veggies or fruit plus a cookie or cake plus beverage. The group is getting large and most of us really don’t need the extra calories. There will be a “free” table plus show & tell at each meeting.


JoAnn Fabrics has a VIP card that you can sign up for via their website. This card entitles you to 10% off whenever you shop. It is for guild members.


February 12; Sew Happy Carnation Quilter Lecture & Luncheon

March 23 – 27; Needlework Show, Stow-Monroe Falls Public Library

March 31 – April 2; Amish Country Quilt Show, Buckeye Center

April 8 – 10; International Quilt Show, Cincinnati; Tours April 6, Classes April 7

April 29, 30, May 1: Tree City Quilter’s Retreat; Hilton Garden Inn


If you were a committee chair in 2010, could you please bring in any information, folders, etc. to the January meeting for the new chairs for 2011? Thank you!


It is January….whew! Every year I try to get through December gift making without my sewing room looking like a tornado has blown through and fail miserably! So, first thing I am going to do for myself in this new year is clean up. I will fold and put away all pattern pieces, bits of fabric and trims, put thread on the holder along with bobbins, gather all my tools and put them away, collect pins and get them away, etc! I will also evaluate the projects that are not completed, projects that I wish to begin versus what is happening in my family during the coming year (any babies, graduations, weddings, etc.) and begin formulating my plans. Each year I put things in a sequential “order of sewing.” It helps me get things done and helps me track UFO’s. I will also write a list of sewing supplies I need to purchase such as needles, thread, and rotary blades. Finally, I will take my machine apart and give it a thorough cleaning, change the needle, and wind tons of bobbins. Good sewing to you in the new year!


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


Start each day sewing in a clean and organized environment. It keeps your mind as uncluttered as your sewing room and you will be more productive when you have the time to sew.


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.

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

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2011

President: Mabel Stocker
Vice President: Cassandra Anderson
Secretary: Vicky Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall & Bev Haven
Newsletter: Barbara Byler:

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