Monday, August 1, 2011

August 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: August 8, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

AUGUST MEETING: Preserving and Storing Quilts

Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Virginia Gunn, Professor of Textiles at the University of Akron and Curator of Textiles at the Wayne County Historical Society. Many of you will remember Dr. Gunn’s previous visits to our meetings and how very interesting and informative her talks always are! Virginia has also helped at our quilt shows through the years. Bring a friend to the meeting and enjoy listening to a fellow Wooster native with so much information that is interesting to us in our pursuit of quilting. I guarantee you will learn something and have a good time doing it!

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.


December 12 please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Sally shared this year’s challenge with us at the picnic. Sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with “stuff” : one item for every letter of the word C H R I S T M A S. 1. at least 1 item must be purchased, 2. all items must be related to Christmas, and 3. all should be related to quilting in some way! Wow! What a neat idea!

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!


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!

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.


Changing the needle and cleaning your machine frequently makes a huge difference in stitch quality. Wind 4 or 5 bobbins at once, clean your machine and put in a new needle. Begin sewing; when the bobbins run out, it’s time to do it all again.

Once you’ve finished a project, cut leftover fabric into uniform pieces, such as 3” squares or 2” wide strips. When you’re ready to cut our a scrappy quilt, you’ll have a head start!

KITCHEN CORNER: just in time for all the tomatoes coming in your gardens!

Grilled bread salad with basil and cherry tomatoes

1 medium loaf rustic white bread, cut into 1” slices

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

1 clove garlic, halved lengthwise

1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

12 large fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces

¼ cup red wine vinegar

8 oz. fresh mozzarella…the small little “pearls” or bocconcini

Prepare a medium-high fire on a gas or charcoal grill. Clean and oil the grates to prevent sticking. Using a pastry brush, dab both sides of the bread slices with 2 TBL. Oil and sprinkle with ½ tsp salt. Grill the bread until it browns and gets good grill marks, about 2 minutes. Grill the other side until browned, about 2 minutes, and transfer the bread to a large cutting board to cool. Rub the cut sides of the garlic over the bread and discard the garlic. Put the cherry tomatoes and scallions in a large serving bowl with the basil. Cut the bread into 1-inch pieces and add to the bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining oil with the red wine vinegar, pour over the bread mixture, and toss well. Let the salad sit for up to 2 hours before serving. Just before serving, fold in the mozzarella and season with salt to taste.

Sounds like a lot of work but it is REALLY yummy and well worth it!


Ruth Bishop, Jeri Fickes, Mary Green and Mabel Stocker set up a display in the

Library display cases just this past week. Thank you very much for your efforts, and thanks to everyone that donated items to put into the display. Everyone should take the time to go check it out! The display will be in place until September 16.


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:

July Minutes

Tree City Quilters
July 11, 2011


President, Mabel Stoker had a brief business meeting. She thanked the picnic committee of Effie Troyer, Bev Haven and Peggy Hodge.

Birthdays were announced and the Cancer quilting zodiac read.

The Christmas committee chair, Sally Kitchen reported on the plans. The exchange will be any item that is new and has a Christmas tree in it. The gift exchange will be a regular sized shoe box filled with 9 items beginning with each letter in the word “CHRISTMAS” It is to cost under $15, have one home made item, label each item, and gift wrap it. The items may be sewing or quilting related, and it was suggested that all quilters need chocolate.

The quilt shop trip will be Tuesday, August 2nd, leaving at 8:30am from the parking lot on the corner of Lincoln Way and Fry Rd. A sign up sheet was passed.

Gwen Hoover reported on Fair Demonstrations. They will be help on Tuesday, 9/13 and Wednesday, 9/14 from 3pm to 4pm. They would like volunteers to give brief, 20 minute demonstrations of some quilting related item or technique. This is a good way to reach new quilters and to promote quilting.

Retreat surveys were passed out and members encouraged to give their opinions.

The August 8th program will be presented by Dr. Virginia Gunn, textile professor at Akron U. and curator of the Wayne County Historical Society. Feel free to bring guests for this special program.

Show and Tell

Submitted by
Vicky Hartzler