Friday, July 1, 2011

July Meeting

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: July 11, 6:00 PM
First Church of God

1953 Akron Road


Please notice the change of time and meeting place for our July picnic. Remember to bring your completed table runner challenge, a covered dish, and your own table service. Beverage will be provided. Our annual picnic is always a lot of fun! Plan to be there and we’ll all have a great time!

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.


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 $3.00. 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 retreat committee is meeting in July to begin planning our next event. Please remember to get your questionnaires into Vicky Hartzler. They want your opinions, suggestions, and ideas!


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!

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.


Don’t get hung up on choosing fabrics that coordinate perfectly. Quite often it is the “sour” piece of fabric that makes a scrappy quilt more interesting.


Fruit Swirl Coffee Cake from Naomi Lance (June meeting)

1 ½ cups sugar

½ cup marg or butter, softened

½ cup shortening

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon almond extract (Naomi used vanilla)

4 eggs

3 cups flour

1 can (21 oz.) fruit pie filling


Heat oven to 350. Grease a jelly roll pan, 15 ½ X 10 ½ X 1 inch. Beat sugar, margarine, shortening, baking powder, vanilla, almond extract, and eggs in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, until blended. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in flour. Spread 2/3 of the batter in jelly roll pan. Spread pie filling over batter. Drop remaining batter by tablespoonfuls onto pie filling. Bake until light brown, about 45 minutes. Drizzle with Glaze while warm. Cut cake in bars about 21/2 X 2 inches.

Glaze: Beat 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons milk until smooth and of desire consistency.


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:

June Minutes

Tree City Quilt Guild

June 13, 2011


Call to Order was by president, Mabel Stoker. She thanked the refreshment committee, Toni Phillips, Cassie Anderson and Lola Franks. Mabel read the quilters’ zodiac for Gemini and Dorothy Pearson announced June birthdays.

Secretary’s Report was available by mail or in the newsletter by email. It was approved as written. If you are not receiving it, please contact Barb Byler to arrange to get it through the postal service (you provide stamped envelopes) or email.

Jane Richardson read Treasurer’s Report. The current balance is $1,310.36. The treasury had been inflated due to all the money collected for the retreat from those attending, and the return of the $1,500 from Bridges of Hope, which was then sent to the 3 charities the members voted on. The retreat money has all been paid and the fabric for the top of the raffle quilt has been paid.

Old Business: We received a thank you and a check from the Wayne County Choral Union for the loan of quilts and items for their display.

Vicky Hartzler gave a report on the retreat. From the verbal feedback received, those attending appreciated the professional teachers and the samples and ideas they had to share, the convenience and comfort of the facility, the time together, and the truck show. In November 2010, the guild had voted to help with up to $2,210.00 for the retreat. The actual amount the guild paid was $1,500.978.

A survey was distributed asking for members input on future retreats. The committee wants members' input before proceeding with planning for any more retreats. The surveys will be available at the next meeting, the picnic, then collected and the information processed.

New Business: Information was shared about the Glencoe Quilt, which was discovered 15 miles from its home and carried by the Joplin tornados.

Roscoe Village will host a display of "unique quilts” until 8/7/11.

At the August meeting, there will be a speaker, Dr. Virginia Dunn, a professor of textiles at the University of Akron. She will speak about preserving and storing quilts. She is in charge of preserving the vintage textile items at the Wayne County Historical Society.

Trips and Workshops:

Laura Nolletti will give a lecture/demo on designing Kaleidoscope quilts on June 28 from 7 to 9pm. The cost is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. She will discuss 2 types of designs, the Paula Nadelstern with more math and the Ricky Timms, which is easier but not as detailed. Take a 12-inch quilt ruler and a pencil. It will be at the Parkview church.

Committee Reports:

Picnic Committee: The July meeting will be at the Church of God on Rt. 585 at 6pm. Please bring table service, a covered dish and a table runner for the challenge.

Community Service: Ruth Bishop thanked all who helped with the knotting at MCC. MCC received patterns and some fat quarters from Hearthside quilt shop, which has gone out of business.

Program: What's in the Middle? was presented by Sarah Bisline and Jeri Fickes. Sarah had lots of samples of batting to pass around and discuss. Jeri Fickes showed the 'board basting' technique. You had to be there!

Show and Tell, Member introductions, and Refreshments.

Submitted by

Vicky Hartzler