Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 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: September 19, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

SEPTEMBER MEETING: **Note the change from the 2nd Monday to the third!!! Program: Table and Bed Runners

Lucille and Pat will be our program presenters!

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.


Please plan on joining the guild at our annual Christmas party. Our challenge is to sew anything with a tree in it. For our gift exchange, we are to wrap a shoe box that has been filled with gifts related to quilting in some way. 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. 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 $5.00. 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.

Baskets of Quilts XIV: Bath United Church of Christ

Sponsored by the Cascade Quilt Guild, this is always a great show! Cost is $5.00 to view over 100 quilts. Saturday, September 17, 10 – 5 and Sunday, September 18, 12 – 5. Bath, Ohio is straight up 21 to route 77. Not a far drive when you have a car full of friends going to see beautiful quilts! Check out their website;


How fast do you sew? Set your machine on a slow setting or train yourself not to “floor” the pedal. Slower sewing improves accuracy and control.



5-6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean

1-2 red onions

olive oil

12 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained

large bunch fresh basil leaves (about 1/2 cup packed)

1 T Dijon-style mustard

3 T cider vinegar

2 T balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cut sweet potatoes and onions into 1 1/2" chunks, toss with 2-4T olive oil, and coarse salt to taste. Spread in single layer on jelly roll pan and bake at 425* 25-30 minutes, turning once or twice to crisp evenly. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place remaining ingredients in food processor with chopping blade and process, adding a stream of olive oil, until consistency of pesto. Toss cooled potatoes and on ions with about 1/2 of the dressing, adding more a bit at a time until it reaches the consistency you desire.


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.

Wayne County Fair

Tree City will be demonstrating at 2 different times: Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14. Both will be from 3 – 4 pm. This is such a fun way to show other people our hobby! Think about volunteering your time; contact Gwen Hoover at or 330-264-2538.

LIBRARY DISPLAY: Have you been to look at the cases?

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:

August Minutes

Tree City Quilters
August 8, 2011

Call to Order was by president, Mabel Stocker. There was one visitor, Betty. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee of Naomi Lance, Barb Nemeth, and Janet McFarland. Birthdays were announced, and the Leo quilters’ zodiac was read.

Secretary’s report was in the newsletter, and was approved.

Treasurer’s Report was read by Mabel. There is a balance of $1,294.53.

New Business: Janice Miller, and Donna Williams are on the nominating committee and are looking for officers for next year. The open positions will be vice president, to be president the next year, secretary and treasurer. If willing to serve, please contact Janice or Donna.

Committee Reports:

Mabel thanked those who put up the library display—Ruth Bishop was the coordinator, with Mary Green, Jeri Fickes, and Mabel helping. Thanks also to those who donated items. The display will be there until mid September.

Mary Lou Nuzum discussed the Screen Tote Bag workshop on September 24th. There is a sign up sheet with instructions for the materials needed. Cost is $5.00. The pattern is Tote It and can be purchased from Somewhere Sewing or Chestnut Ridge. You may use a tote pattern you have, and adjust it to using the pet screen.

Vicky Hartzler discussed the Christmas party. The shoe box is the gift exchange, and is to hold 9 items using the letters in CHRISTMAS. The items are to be quilt related, with one item home made, and the value to be around $15.00. Some of the items should be purchased. The challenge is to make an item with a Christmas tree on it somewhere. It is to be a recently made item.

Program: Virginia Gunn, professor of textiles at University of Akron, and curator of textiles at the Wayne County Historical Society spoke about quilt conservation. She gave info on storing and handling old quilts, and also dated some that members brought.

The September program will be on table runners and bed runners by Lucille Lozier and Pat Hall. The meeting will be on September 19 due to the fair.

Show and Tell


Submitted by,

Vicky Hartzler