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.


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.


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!


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!


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 ( She will let you know details regarding the set up of the table by the May meeting. Thanks for your support!


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


Jim Rawdon thought we might be interested in this program. Is there anyone that would like to be involved? I would!


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?


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!


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


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.


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


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.


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: Vickie Hartzler
Treasurer: Jane Richardson
Members at Large: Pat Hall Bev Haven
Past President: Laura Nolletti
Newsletter: Barbara Byler:

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