Monday, February 7, 2011

February Newsletter

Meeting: February 14, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road

FEBRUARY MEETING: Choosing Colors and Patterns

Join Vicky Hartzler and Jeri Fickes as they walk us through the beginning of creating a quilt. Everyone can pick up good tips from these two ladies!

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.


TCQ is hosting the March 5th meeting. During the morning registration period, baked goodies will be needed along with coffee. Lunch will be a pot-luck. We will provide the tables and beverages. We will also put together door prizes and raffle baskets.

Sign up sheets will be going around at the meeting for members to help with registration, baked goodies, setting out the luncheon items, and cleaning up. For the door prizes and raffle baskets, if anyone has “like new” books or other items that could be used, please bring them with you to the meeting.


2012 is JUST around the corner! TCQ is still looking for someone to volunteer for the chair position. If you are interested, please call Mabel. If you think you might be interested but have questions, please call a past chair; Sally Kitchen, Barb Byler, Ruth Bishop, and more! Any of these ladies would answer your questions and tell you how much fun it is…along with the work but what a fun way to get to know fellow members!!


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!

March 19: Saturday (also National Quilting Day) 9a.m. – 2 p.m. Expandable Bag, by
Dorothy Pearson. Using pre-quilted material, you will make a bag that can be used for shopping, quilt classes, etc. Cost for the workshop will be $5.00 and you will receive a pattern and instruction. Bring a sack lunch, snack to share, sewing machine and supplies. See Dorothy for a supply list.

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. 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.


There is still room to register for classes being held at Joliff’s barn Friday evening February 11 and Saturday, February 12.

Classes will be held at Jolliff's Barn, 760 E Hutton Road, Wooster. Barry’s cell number is 330-465-2297. Call if you have questions or if you have questions about the weather the day of the events. Call for directions if needed.

Friday classes will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday classes will begin at 8:30, with set-up time starting at 8:00.

ALWAYS a great time! You will enjoy these classes and meet lots of good people.

JoAnn Fabrics

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.


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


Missing: Gwen Hoover’s phone number; 330-264-2538

Misspelled and incomplete: Esther Kulenich: 352 South Summit Street, Smithville, Oh 44677 330-669-9437

Susan Neilson: still no information



1lb sweet Italian sausage

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 ribs celery, chopped

3 Yukon Gold potatoes

1 sweet potato

2 cups frozen corn

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 red pepper, roasted and chunked (I used jarred)

6 cups chicken or beef stock (or both)

In large Dutch Oven sauté chopped Italian sausage, onions, garlic, celery in olive oil until the veggies begin to brown. Meanwhile, in microwave bake potatoes until almost done ~ maybe 7-10 min. (I scrub my potatoes well, but don’t peel ~ too lazy!). Chunk the potatoes and add to sautéing veggies and sausage. Add broth and simmer for an hour or sew. I like to run through the soup with an immersion blender to thicken soup and break down veggies. If you do that, try to let the sausage settle to the bottom of the pan and don’t blend it. [If you do, it doesn’t hurt, it’s just that you lose the chunks of meat.] Add the corn and beans and continue to heat through or simmer, stirring occasionally, until dinner. I serve it with sour cream and shredded Parmesan cheese.

THREE-GRAIN BREAD ~ I made the dough in my bread maker, then baked it on a baking stone. It’s not a “bread maker” recipe, but it was awesome! I just checked the dough as it mixed and added flour to get the right feel to the dough.

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 T yeast

1 cup buttermilk (I used instant and mix it with very warm water)

2 T honey

2 T olive oil

2/3 cup oats

1/3 cup cornmeal

(I add about 1/4 cup each flax seed, and wheat germ)

1 tsp salt

Add all to breadmaker and process as for dough. Watch and add more all-purpose flour if needed. I think I added about 1/2 - 1 cup more. After bread machine beeps, take dough out and form it into 8-10 inch loaf. Place on baking pan coated with corn meal. Place in warm spot and allow to rise one more hour. Bake at 375* for 30-40 min.

*If you are not using breadmaker, after dough is mixed, knead 8-10 min on floured board until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl turning to coat dough. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Punch down, form into 8-10 inch loaf and continue as above.


1 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 T cocoa

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup milk

2 T oil

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1 3/4 cups hot water

In mixing bowl with electric beater mix first 8 ingredients until smooth. Stir in nuts and pour into greased 1 1/2 qt casserole bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over batter. Bake at 350* for 45 min. Serves 8. Top with whipped cream. Ahhhhhh……


Lose weight Quilting: Cardio Pressing: If you have a basement (or live in a two-story
house) move your ironing board to a different floor than the one where you
sew, Each time you need to press patchwork or prepare an appliqué,
climb up or down the stairs. You'll get your leg-lifting exercise on
your way to the iron or back. If your house is all on one story,
locate the ironing board and sewing machine as far apart as possible.


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: Cassie Anderson
Secretary: Vicky Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall and Bev Haven
Newsletter: Barbara Byler:

Minutes of January Meeting

Tree City Quilt Guild

January 10, 2011


Call to order by president, Mabel Stocker. She thanked the refreshment committee members, Sally Kitchen, Ruth Bishop and Donna Williams. Tanya Wellert was thanked for completing the membership booklets. If there are any changes or corrections, let Jane Richardson know in writing. A guest, Carolyn Curtis was introduced. January birthdays were announced.

Business: Vicky Hartzler, secretary, read the minutes of the December meeting. Jane Richardson, treasurer announced the balance of $2,431.34. Any members who hadn’t paid were encouraged to do so.

Committee Reports:

A committee has been formed to complete the raffle quilt for the 2012 quilt show. Members are Betty Boreman, Jane Richardson, Bev Haven, Gwen Hoover, Janet McFarland, and Barb Nemuth. Mabel is looking for a chair for the quilt show committee. Let her know if you would do it.

Retreat committee, Janice Miller, announced that the retreat is now open to non-members starting today. There are openings in both classes. The pattern is available for Nelly’s class and instructions are available for the one you sign up for.

Sarah Biseline announced that we will be hosting the Saturday NEROC meeting in March from 10 to 1pm. We furnish coffee and danish, door prizes, and raffle baskets if we want to sell tickets. We provide a pot luck lunch, and the participants pay for it. Please contact Sarah if you would like to help with this.

Mary Lou Nuzum discussed the trips and workshops committee. There will be 3 workshops and one trip. These will be offered at different times. Mary Lou passed out slips with ideas to vote for your choices.

Motto Mabel discussed this year's motto "Everything old is new again" The idea is to pull out UFO's and projects that were put away and bring them in to show the group for ideas and input about finishing. This could provide the encouragement needed to finish projects.

Meet the Members Members were asked to introduce them selves and to tell things about them. This will be completed next month.

Show and Tell Wonderful!!

Respectfully Submitted,
Vicky Hartzler