Monday, October 31, 2011

November Newsletter and October Minutes

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: November 14, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road


Mabel’s sister, Carol Remington, will present a program on the history of floor quilts and will also demonstrate how to make them. Could be a great Christmas idea! Sounds very interesting! Hope to see you there.

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.


It is time for our annual dues. They are $15.00 and are to be paid at the November meeting if you want to be included in the 2012 program booklet. Please pay your dues to Jane Richardson, cash or check made out to Tree City Quilters.


The nominating Committee will present the slate at our November meeting. Please be present to vote!

Quilter of the Year

Have you thought about that person in our guild that you think has promoted quilting and our guild the most throughout the year? NOW is the time! We will vote during the November meeting.


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 and 2. All items must be related to Quilting.

Christmas Party, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.: Parkview Christian Church.
Sign up for your covered dish at the October and November meetings.
You can bring a plate of goodies (a dozen cookies, candy or tasty
treat) to exchange.
Your challenge project (quilt, wall hanging, tote, etc....anything
that has a tree on it that you made since July.


Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop, November 2nd through
5th. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on
Saturday from 8:30 a.m - 6 p.m.

Quilt Shows

One Stop Shop Christmas Open House: Saturday November 12 9:30 to 4 p.m.
Buckeye Event Center, off U.S. 30, next to P. Graham Dunn. Christmas Gifts!!!!!!!!

Wildwood Quilt Guild's 22nd Annual Quilt Show, November 6; 10 a.m. to
4:3o p.m. Admission $3.00. Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Rd., Mentor OH.


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!

October 27; Thursday evening, Christmas gifts; Cost $5.00.
Please plan to join us Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. for three different demonstrations of easy to make Christmas gifts. Those attending will receive patterns at the workshop. These will be demos, no machines needed. You may bring cutting tools, mat and fabric if you want to get started. Learn to make coasters and hot pads, pillowcases, insulated casserole cover, and folded fabric stars. Techniques demonstrated will be sewing, rotary cutting, attaching zippers, and folded fabric.

Insulated casserole cover: you will receive insulated batting- other materials required are one yard of 100 % cotton quilting fabric (themed fabrics with fruits or vegetables, coffee, cupcakes, etc. are fun to use) and a 22 inch or longer regular zipper. If you want to cut your fabrics at the workshop, please bring rotary cutter, mat, and large square (18 ½ inch works best) and 6 x 24 inch rulers. By giving a 9x13 pan with the cover, the recipient will know what the gift is so you might want to keep an eye out for one when you are Christmas shopping.

Folded star technique. There are different projects you might choose to use this stunning design.

Pillow case

Four coasters. For these you should bring two coordinating fat quarters with strong contrast (such as holiday print and a coordinating solid colored tone on tone), some straight pins, and rotary cutter, ruler and mat. Two fat quarters will make four coasters.

Please sign up and mark your calendar for a fun evening!

ON TV…..

Be sure to watch WHY QUILTS MATTER on local channel 2 (cable) or WNEO
channel 45 at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. This program is presented by the Kentucky Quilts Project and Shelley Zegart. It is a nine part series on the history of quilts. Very interesting!



1 - 16oz bag frozen hash browns, thawed
1 chopped onion
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can shoe peg corn (undrained)
1 can cream-style corn
1 can roasted garlic flavored chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk (whole or skim)
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir gently. Cook on low 6-8 hrs. Serve with sour cream or shredded cheese.


2 c. self-rising flour

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (1 lg. sweet potato will do)
¼ c. sugar

3 T. shortening

1/3 c. milk
2 T. butter
Preheat oven to 400*. Combine flour and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add potatoes and milk and mix until ingredients are just moistened.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Roll dough to ½" thickness. Cut w/ biscuit cutter and place onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 15 min. or until golden. Remove from oven an lightly butter tops of biscuits. Makes 12 biscuits.


2 tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough

1-2 cans cherry pie filling

8oz brick cream cheese, softened

1 egg, separated (use white only)

1/2 cup sliced almonds


On well-greased jelly roll pan, spread one roll of crescent dough, sealing seams and pressing evenly to make crust. Spread cream cheese evenly and thinly across crust dough. Spread pie filling across cheese using enough to cover, but not sew much it will run out when cooking. Carefully spread second roll of dough over all, sealing seams and thinning carefully to stretch and cover. If possible, pinch edges along all 4 sides to seal. Whisk egg white with 1 tsp water and brush over top dough. Sprinkle with almonds and top with sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar. Bake in 375* oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.


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:


Tree City Quilters
October 10, 2011


Call to Order: President, Mabel Stocker called the meeting to order. There was one visitor, Sarah McKee. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee of Peggy Hodge and Gwen Hoover. Dorothy Pearson announced the birthdays. And Mabel read the quilters’ zodiac.

Secretary’s Report Vicky noted one correction made in last month’s minutes and included the address of one of the quilt shows. They were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Jane Richardson noted that the balance is $1,032.94. Dues of $15.00 are to be paid this month and next to have your name included in the membership booklet. Members are asked to fill out a slip of paper with their address and email info so it will be correct in the membership booklet.

Old Business: Donna Williams discussed the election, and passed around slips requesting volunteers and/or recommendations for officers.

Cassie noted that the sign up sheets for 2012 committees is on the sign in table, and was passed around.

New Business: Mabel announced upcoming quilt shows and events. See newsletter.

--Jeri Fickes discussed the Quilter of the Year award that will be voted on next month. Mary Lou Nuzum discussed ideas to consider when voting for someone. The people who have already won can not be nominated again. They include Mary Lou Nuzum, Jeri Fickes, Mabel Stocker, Dorothy Pearson, Barb Byler, Laura Noletti, Betty Hofstetter, Betty Boreman, and Effie Troyer.

--Nancy Danby thanked everyone for the cards and best wishes. She looks great!

--Bishop discussed writing a letter to the Wayne County Fair Board with suggestions about making more space for the sewing and quilting entries. Her suggestions included putting the gardens outside, putting flowers in the grange hall or horticulture building as they are not totally full. Then demonstrations could be made in Buss Hall. She will find out when the Board meets. Gwen Hoover volunteered to go and present a letter from the guild. Letters have been sent other years also. Vicky and Mabel will work on the letter.

Committee Reports:

Trips and Workshops: Mary Lou announced the last workshop of the year will be on Thursday, 10/27/11, 7 to 9pm at Parkview Church. The cost is $5.00. Bring fabric, a cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, but no machines.

Christmas Party: Sally Kitchen discussed the Christmas party. Bring a covered dish, and options are a shoe-box of items as previously discussed, a challenge with a tree theme, and a goodie exchange of a paper plate of goodies that will be exchanged.

Quilt Show: Sarah Biseline said the quilt show will be August 10 and 11, 2012 at Ida Sue. The raffle quilt is completed. The committee will be meeting this month—Sarah will notify those who volunteered to help.

Program: Peggy Hodges gave the program on Quillows.

Show and Tell

Adjournment and Refreshments.

Respectfully Submitted,

Vicky Hartzler

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