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.


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.


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.


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!


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 ( Thanks for your support!


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


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.


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!



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.


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.


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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