Monday, October 31, 2011

October Newsletter and September 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: October 10, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road


Peggy Hodge will be presenting a program on Quillows, those delightful little lap/floor quilts that fold into their own pillow! If any of you have made a Quillow and not given it away as a gift, please bring them in to share with everyone.

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’s that time of year once more! The nominating committee has been working hard and will be reporting to us their slate. Voting will be at the November meeting.

Quilter of the Year

Each year, the members of Tree City Quilt Guild vote for one member that they think represents the very best quilter. Not so much the best quilter in terms of stitching, but in representing our guild, volunteering, sewing, etc. It is time to think about who you think that person is for this year.


Jane Richardson would like to thank the rest of the committee - Betty Boreman, Bev Haven, Gwen Hoover, Janet McFarland, Barb Nemeth - ever so much for all the time they spent at my house sewing, pressing and making decisions. Thanks go to Janet, especially, as she volunteered to do the hand quilting and did it in record time and such a good job. Betty will be doing the binding, so the quilt will be ready for pictures and ticket sales very soon. It was really a fun job....

Thanks again everyone, Jane Richardson.


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!

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.

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!

Quilt Shows

All Quilts Bright and Beautiful: Celebrating 20 years
of Quilting by Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild. At the Bryn Du Mansion Field House,

537 Jones Rd., Granville, Oh Show hours Friday, October 7 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $5.00.

This show is featuring more than 100 quilts!

Valley Quilt Guild 4th Annual Quilt Show: Friday October 14, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Saturday 15th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $3.00
Dover National Guard Armory, 2800 N. Wooster Ave. Dover, OH Free Parking

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!!!!!!!!


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!


October 7 & 8: Eddy Road, second house from Highland

Fabric for $2.00/yard: everything from old 36" fabric, corduroys, cottons and polyesters, laces, etc. There was a garage full at the last sale, all labeled by the
yardage in each cut!


3-4 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/4 cup minced red onion or scallions w/ tops

1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (any color)

1/2 cup chopped basil

1/2 cup red wine (optional)

1/2 cup olive oil

salt/pepper + pinch of sugar

Mix together and allow to sit for an hour or sew at room temperature. Serve over pasta, rice, fish, lettuce.....whatever. It's yummy!!


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

September 19, 2011


Call to Order was by president, Mabel Stocker. There was one visitor, Zoë Kaselik. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee of Laura Nolletti, Jolene Rehm, and Jeri Fickes.

Dorothy Pearson announced the birthdays, and Mabel Stocker read the Virgo quilter’s zodiac.

Secretary’s Report was in the newsletter, and was approved as written.

Treasurer’s Report: Jane Richardson announced the balance of $1194.53 as of 9/18/11. Dues are due in October and November, so the members’ names can be added to the booklet for 2012.

Old Business: None

New Business: Several shows and events were announced.

--All Quilts Bright and Beautiful: Celebrating 20 Years of Quilting, by the Heart of Ohio Quilter’s Guild, Bryn Du Mansion Field House, 537 Jones Rd. Granville, Ohio.

--Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show: Friday, Oct. 14 & 15 at Dover National Guard Armory, 2800 N. Wooster Ave, Dover.

--Quilting With Machines At Huron Sawmill Creek Lodge, Oct. 5 to 8th.

--Reflections of Nature Quilt Show, Rocky River Nature Center, North Olmsted, Ohio Nov. 12 &13th. Juried show; quilts have a nature theme.

--Why Quilts Matter, a 9 part series produced by the Kentucky Quilts Project and Shelley Zegart on cable channel 2 and WNEO channel 45 on Sundays at 7:30pm.

--One stop Christmas open house: Saturday Nov. 12 at the Buckeye Event Center, Dalton, Ohio. Christmas gifts and ideas.

--Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts at the Akron Art Museum, 1 South High, Akron, until October 2.

Sign up sheets were passed around for committee members for next year’s committees. There are still openings. It is hoped that all members will help in some way on one or more committees and with refreshments.

Trips and Workshops:

Sept. 24, 9 to 3, screen tote using pet screen. Cost $5.00. Mary Lou Nuzum will instruct. Pet screen available at Somewhere Sewing and Chestnut Ridge.

October 27, Thursday eve. Christmas gifts. Cost $5.00. Demos only, don’t bring machines, but can take cutting mats and fabric to make a folded star, pattern for insulated casserole cover, and other items.


Donna Williams, nominating committee, passed around papers to fill out to volunteer for officer positions or to suggest others for them.

Mabel thanked Ruth Bishop, Mary Green, and Jeri Fickes for the display at the library. This is a community project to promote interest in quilting. Ruth said there were many positive comments.

Gwen Hoover reported on the demonstrations at the Fair, and thanked those who help with them.

Vicky Hartzler reported on the results of the surveys about retreats. That committee will work on one for 2013 similar to the one that was help this year. The overwhelming majority of members voted to have one and to have the guild subsidize it for $1,000 to $2,000. Members were also interested in having less expensive options, including having members teach, and just sewing time option. Others may pursue this if anyone is interested in forming a group to work on it for 2012. This is also the year of the quilt show, and a lot of energy will go into that.

Sally Kitchen reported on the Christmas party. She passed out a slip with the info on the party. It will be at 6pm at the Parkview Church Fellowship Hall. Bring a covered dish (a sign up was passed around to make sure there is a variety). Also take a plate of goodies to exchange—a dozen of something; your challenge project with a tree on it; and a shoe box of 9 items, one for each letter of “Christmas”. Sally showed a box using “mistletoe”. Write your name and the items for each letter on a card and tape to the inside of the box. All items should be quilt related, and that can include chocolate to keep the quilter going.

Program: was presented by Pat Hall, Lucille Lozier and Mabel Stocker on table and bed runners.

Show and Tell

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Hartzler

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