Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Party Photos

Here are pictures from last night's guild Christmas party:

December Newsletter

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: December 12, 6:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road


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.

You can bring a plate of goodies (a dozen cookies, candy or tasty treat) to exchange. Don’t forget your covered dish!


I want to express my sincere thanks for all your support and willingness to take on tasks to promote quilting and the guild. I hope you enjoyed the year as much as I did. I also hope that you learned something new during the year. I was always amazed at all the beautiful and artistic things that you displayed during the Show and Tell. Each one of you is a very talented and artistic person. I also enjoy the friendliness of the Guild. We come from many different backgrounds but are held together by a common thread. I wish you all a safe and exciting new year and thank you again for making my year a informative and pleasant one as I hope it also was for you. Mabel Stocker, President


Planning for 2012 is well underway. If you are going to be a part of Tree City in the coming new year, you MUST have your dues paid by the December meeting. They are $15.00 and can be given to Jane Richardson in cash or a check made out to Tree City Quilters.


Jane Richardson has several cross stitch patterns, some with fabric and threads and some plain that she would like to share with other avid stitchers. If you are interested, please contact Jane at 330-264-4342 or janebr@sssnet.com

2012 Officers

Congratulations and a big “thank you” to our members willing to lead us in the New Year! President; Cassie Anderson, Vice President; Jim Rawdon, Secretary; Janet McFarland, Treasurer; Naomi Lance, Members at large; Sarah Bistline and Gwen Hoover


SPONSORED BY: Calico cupboard, Creations SewClever, Fabric Shack, Glass Thinble, Good Wives Co., Paw Patch, Quilt Beginnings Broad, Quilt Beginnings North, Quilt Trends. Join quilters in the Columbus area for the 3rd Annual Quilt spree Holiday Fest for Quilters on Friday – Sunday, December 2-4, 2011.

FRIDAY---Classes, Sew-In and Marketplace
Classes---Choose from 11 classes sponsored by the Quilt Shops,
"Sew-In"--- starts Friday at 10:00 am and continues 24/7 through Sunday at 4 pm. Reserve yourtable for only $50 and sew to your heart's content. Price includes a canvas bag with goodies and free admission to the Marketplace.
"Marketplace" will be open Friday Noon - 6 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. All the shops in one location for your shopping convenience!
$5 entry fee for those not registered for Sew-In or Round Robin "Marketplace" with all your favorite quilt shops in one location. Fabrics, kits, tools, notions and more...shop Noon - 6:00 Friday.
SATURDAY: Round Robin, Marketplace and Buffet Lunch
"Round Robin"---Check-in begins at 8:30 am - Session 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Round Robin will feature numerous holiday gift and decor demos and includes a buffet lunch this year!
Our Round Robin is designed with small groups in a classroom setting. Two shop owners will each showcase last minute gift ideas or quilting techniques, then the entire group moves to another classroom. At the end of the Round Robin, you've experienced 8 demos!
Cost is $30 for Round Robin, including buffet lunch and free admission to the Marketplace.
Only one session this year. Sign up soon...last year filled up quickly.
Buffet Lunch at 12:30
Take a breather from shopping and join us for a Buffet Lunch! Only $10 paid in advance ($12 at the door), but it's included in Round Robin ticket! Open to everyone.
"Marketplace" with all your favorite quilt shops in one location. Fabrics, kits, tools, notions and
more...shop 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday. $5 entry fee for those not registered for Sew-In or Round Robin.
Sew In continues!
Sew-In continues until 4 pm
HOTEL Accommodations
Join us for one day, or stay for all three at the Holiday Inn, 7007 North High Street in Worthington, Ohio.
(across from Talbots at Worthington Mall, just south of I-270)
Call 614/436-0700 or log on to their website and book a $75 room ($85 after 11/10) for up to 4 guests,
includes continental breakfast: www.holidayinn.com/worthingtonoh (Group Code is QU3).
Questions? Call Quilt Spree @ 800/228-6624 or www.MyQuiltSpree.com


NEORQC Get Away Weekend 2012 is February 17, 18,
19. at Quail Hollow Resort, Painesville, OH Registration closes
November 30th. Questions can be directed to getaway@neorqc.com

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!


Mix together:
8 oz softened cream cheese
2 C powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
15oz can pureed pumpkin
1 T cinnamon
1 T pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp frozen orange juice concentrate
Stir to blend thoroughly. Refrigerate 1 hr and serve with ginger snaps or apple slices.

Most of us raised in the 50's and 60's have vivid memories of the requisite Jello salad at every holiday table. It usually had marshmallows and if it was summer, mayonnaise. Give this Jello salad a try if you want a grown-up re-mix!! It tastes as sophisticated as it looks!

2 - 3oz pkgs raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 cups chunky applesauce
1 - 11oz Mandarin oranges, drained
8 oz softened cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
Mix jello and boiling water together until well blended. Add cranberry sauce, applesauce and orange segments and stir gently. Pour into large, greased jello mold. Chill overnight. With electric mixer blend together softened cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Chill. When ready to serve, unmold gelatin onto serving plate and place sour cream / cream cheese mixture in the center of the mold as a dressing.

Whether you have kids at your holiday table or not, this unique dessert is guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone!
1 pkg (10-count) Twinkies
1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 - 8 oz container Cool Whip, thawed
2 - 3.4 oz pkgs instant vanilla pudding
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 cup milk
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Slice Twinkies in half, lengthwise and place, cream side up along the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Blend together softened cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and half of the Cool Whip until smooth. Spread over Twinkies. Combine pudding, pumpkin spice and milk. Whisk until well-blended and spread over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate several hours and serve with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice.

Now, on the lighter side.....
1 onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin puree
4 cups chicken broth
1 - 15 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
½ head of cabbage, chopped
½ tsp dried oregano

In stock pot heat 3T olive oil and sauté onion, celery and garlic until tender and onions are translucent. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until cabbage is very tender. Serve with warm crusty bread. (optional: use an immersion blender and puree the soup until it thickens and has a coarse blended texture)

Combine one box cake mix (try German chocolate or spice!) and 1 - 15 oz can solid pack pumpkin. Mix well and pour into greased or papered muffin tins. Bake at 350* for 20-30 min. Be sure to inhale a lot while these are baking!! Yummmmm!

If this recipe doesn't say autumn then nothing can!
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced (you can leave peel on)
Toss with 1-2 T lemon juice
2 -3 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced as thinly as possible
¼ cup apple cider
¼ cup melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Set aside nicest slices of apples and sweet potatoes for garnish and layer the rest in 1 ½ qt baking dish, alternating potatoes and apples. Place reserved apples and potatoes across top of casserole in a pinwheel pattern. Mix cider with spices and over mixture. Drizzle half the melted butter over all. Cover and bake at 350* for 1 hr. Brush remaining butter over top, sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon and nutmet, and continue to bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes.


Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609, www.quiltingbythemill.com. 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 rawdon@ohio.net

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: Baquilter33@aol.com

Minutes of November Meeting

Tree City Quilters

November 14, 2011


Call to Order: President, Mabel Stoker called the meeting to order. Two visitors, Linda and Bonnie, and a new member, Sarah McKee were welcomed. Mabel thanked the refreshment committee, Marian Wellert, Tonya Wellert, Rose Marie Babb and Lou Ella Imhoff. Birthdays were recognized, and there were many of them.

Secretary’s Report: Vicky Hartzler made a correction on the people who were Quilter of the Year—Sally Kitchen was one, and Betty Boreman was not. This was corrected in the minutes.

Treasurer’s Report: Jane Richardson reported that there is a balance of $1,242.94. Many people did pay dues at the meeting, so this will increase by next month.

Old Business: Mabel gave a reminder that dues must be paid this month for people to be included in the membership booklet.

Donna Williams and Janice Miller conducted the election of officers. There was a selection, and the following won the positions: Members at large were Sara Bistline and Gwen Hoover; Secretary will be Janet McFarland; Treasurer will be Naomi Lance and Vice President will be Jim Rawdon

Cassie asked people to sign up for committees and the sheet was passed around.

Janet McFarland, Jeri Fickes and Nancy Danby conducted the Quilter of the Year election. The winner will be announced at the Christmas party.

New Business:

Mabel read a letter that she and Vicky Hartzler had prepared to send to the Fair Board regarding the displays at Buss Hall. Suggestions were obtained from the group and the decision was made to send it. Barb Byler suggested the letter be sent to each board member individually so it is sure to be seen by all. The Fair Board meets on the third Monday at 8am and in December and January, will meet at 1pm on Saturdays at the Red Cross building at the Fair grounds.

Quilters Give a Hoot is the name of the NEORQC get away weekend on Feb. 17, 18 and 19, 2012. The website to check it out is getaway@neorqc.com. It will be held at Quail Hollow.
Committee Reports:

Sally Kitchen discussed the Christmas party, which will be on 12/12/11 at 6pm at the church. Table service will be provided.

Sara Bistline said she would have a report on the Quilt Show committee next month.

Program: Carol Remington gave a lecture and demo on making floor quilts. Thank you so much for your time, Carol.

Show and Tell


Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Hartzler