Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Meeting

Meeting: June 13, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

JUNE MEETING: What’s in the Middle?

The program will be presented by Sally Kitchen and others. Everything you wanted to know regarding different battings and sandwiching your quilt.

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.


Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm Laura Nolletti will give a lecture/demo on designing kaleidoscope quilts using books by both Paula Nadelstern and Ricky Tims. Cost is $5.00. You will want to bring a pencil and notepad for taking notes. You will learn 2 techniques for making unique kaleidoscope blocks and have the opportunity to design your won original kaleidoscope block. This is one of those “you won’t want to miss it” opportunities!

QUILT EXHIBIT: Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts; The art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, and e4arly 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes. June 18 – October 2, 2011. Plan to visit!


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!


The first baby boy and girl born in Wooster Community Hospital in 2012 will receive a quilt from Tree City Quilters guild made by volunteers Gwen Hoover and Dorothy Pearson. Thanks to both for volunteering for his project.


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.


When machine quilting miniature projects, use a shorter-than-normal stitch length. The stitches will be better proportioned to the quilt’s small size.



3 cups cooked rice, chilled

3 ribs celery, sliced

2 cups chopped broccoli

1 red pepper, chopped

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup Ranch dressing

½ cup salsa

Mix all ingredients, toss gently. Chill overnight.


1 stick butter, melted

1 c. small curd cottage cheese

Cream together until smooth. Add ½ c. Bisquick and blend.

Then add 3T sugar slowly, and 3 eggs, one-at-a-time. Blend well.

Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350* 40 min. Slice and serve

with fresh strawberries and sour cream.


1 - 10 oz pkg frozen corn

1 - 6 1/2 oz can salmon, drained

3/4 cup brown rice, raw

2/3 cup water

2 T chicken bouillon granules

2 green onions, sliced

1/2 tsp dill weed

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375*. In a 1 1/2 quart casserole, combine corn, salmon, uncooked rice, water, green onions, bouillon granules and dill weed. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered, 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.


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

May Minutes

Tree City Quilt Guild
May 9, 2011

Call to Order by president, Mabel Stocker. She thanked the refreshment committee, Dorothy Pearson, Gwen Hoover, and Wilma McCurdy. Mabel read the quilter’s zodiac for Taurus, and birthdays were announced.

Secretary’s report was approved as published in the newsletter.

Treasurer’s report: was read by Jane Richardson. As of 4/30/11 there is a balance of 2,862.11 after the expenses for the retreat were paid.

Old Business:

A sign up sheet was sent around for the 2012 first babies born at Wooster Hospital quilts. There was a choice to do it all, or help with a part of the quilt.

The membership voted on the charities which would receive the $1500 that was returned from Bridges of Hope. It was decided to give $500 to 3 different charities. The winners were MOCA House, Viola Startzman Free Clinic, and People to People.

There are still membership booklets available for anyone who has not received one.

New Business:

Hearthside Quilt Shop is going out of business by 5/13/11. Everything is 70% off.

The June program will be on sandwiching a quilt-what’s in the middle? She is looking for assistance with it. Sarah Bistline offered to help.

Laura gave a report on the retreat, and thanked everyone for the guild’s help in making it possible. The retreat committee members would like feedback of one positive, and one suggestion from those who attended. The participants showed the quilts they had made during the class. What a variety of colors.

Jane Richardson talked about the Wayne County Choral Union’s concert at Wooster High School this Sat. evening, 5/14/11 at 7:30. There will be displays of local artists’ work, including quilters. Vicky Hartzler’s will be featured and other members have volunteered to have their work displayed.

Janet MacFarland showed a quilt she had received after a tragedy, and suggested members consider making quilts for the tornado victims in the South. She said there will be a need for months, as people will be homeless for a long time, and they will be appreciated any time.

Committee Reports:

Picnic Committee Bev Haven reminded members that there is a table runner challenge, to bring a covered dish and table service. It will be at the Church of God on Akron Road at the pavilion, as it has been in the past.

Workshops and Trips Laura Nolletti will do a demo/lecture on making Kaleidoscope quilts on Tues June 28 at 7pm. This is based on books by Paula Nadelstern and Ricky Tims. Please bring a pencil and notebook and $5.00 for the lecture. Participants will make 2 unique blocks using this technique.

The Akron Art Museum will be hosting Kaleidoscope Quilts: the Art of Paula Nadelstern from June 18 to October 2, 2011 at 1 South High Street, Akron, 44308

Program was on quilting and knotting the quilt by Effie Troyer, Laura Nolletti, Sarah Bistline and Donna Williams passed out Ruth Bishop’s info on knotting as Ruth could not be there.

Show and Tell was wonderful as usual.

Everything Old is New Again is available every month for people wanting ideas and feedback on their projects or UFO’s.