Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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

MARCH MEETING: Cutting, sewing curves, and making points meet

Mary Lou Nuzum will be presenting our program. Mary Lou will have information on fabric preparation, rotary cutters, mats, scissors, pins, and piecing techniques for four patches, chain piecing, straight seams, strip piecing, triangles, and curves. New or experienced quilter – you may pick up a technique, tip or idea to make your quilting more accurate and 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.


TCQ is hosting the March 5th meeting. Don’t forget your goodies if you signed up to bring any. Can’t remember if you volunteered to work where? Please call Sarah Bistline and ask! Lunch is a pot-luck. We will provide the tables and beverages.

If you are not familiar with NEORQC (the North East Regional Quilt Council), please check out their web site. TCQ pays annual dues to be a member of this organization which offers YOU access to GREAT information, workshops, etc. (www.neorqc.com)


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!!

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.

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

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


Susan Neilson: 2177 Normandy Drive, Wooster, Ohio 44691, 330-601-0740

Please change the meeting dates printed in the 2011 booklet. They should be: March 14 and November 14 instead of what is printed.


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. 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.


Why can’t sewers/quilters have the same deal as the cell phone? Purchase the newest, greatest machine; sign a contract and upgrade in 2 years!?


It is always so lovely to walk around a quilt show and see an entry from a friend. Vicky Hartzler entered a beautiful braided quilt in the Lake Farm Park show in Kirtland, Ohio. The quilt has a great location and looks just great!


Cheesie Rice Casserole

2 ½ C cooked brown rice

3 green onions, chopped

1 C low fat cottage cheese

1 tsp dill weed

¼ C Parmesan Cheese, grated

½ C low fat milk

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased casserole. Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes.

Slow-Cooker Salsa Steak

1 T olive Oil

1 ½ lbs boneless beef top round steak

2 onions, chunked

1 can cream of mushroom soup with garlic

1 C chunky salsa

Trim fat from steak and cut into four serving pieces. Heat oil in large skillet. Brown beef and onion. Place in 4-6 quart slow cooker. In the skillet, combine soup and salsa; mix well with drippings. Pour over steak in crock-pot. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 8-10 hours. 4 servings.


Don’t forget that your best source for information is sitting right next and all around you every month. The guild has YEARS of experience and it is yours for the asking! Don’t suffer through problems in silence….ask! You’ll probably get many more suggestions than you bargained for!


We have done this in the past and folks are interested in doing it again. Bring your fabric squares to the meeting if you are interested in participating in the exchange. Vicki Hartzler will explain more about it at the meeting.


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

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