Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Newsletter and March 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: April 9, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road

APRIL MEETING: What’s New for Quilters

Deb Moffet from Somewhere in Time will be our guest speaker this evening. Come and see all the new gadgets for our favorite hobby!

APRIL REFRESHMENTS: Brought to you by…..

Vicky Hartzler, Mary Green, Janet McFarland

REMINDER: May is our 50/50 Auction

Proceeds form the sale of auction items will be split between the owner and the guild. That is where the 50/50 name comes form….everyone is a winner! If you would like to be on the suction committee, please contact Cassie. Baskets of sewing/quilt goodies make great auction items! See if you can pull together several items to make up a themed basket.



Saturday, April 14 One block Wonder with Jeri Fickes

Saturday, May 19 PURSE –o-nality with Nancy Danby

Saturday, June 16 NQA Show, Columbus


Sarah Bistline has opened The Mill House up for a UFO day on Friday, April 6. there is no charge. Bring your projects, lunch, a snack to share. The day will begin around 10.


On May 9 anyone interested in helping to tie quilts please meet at the church. Any questions, please contact Dorothy Pearson.


5 heart blocks are needed for the swap this month. Sally will have the sign up at the registration table.


Kevin Horst has a new email address:

Please make the change in your membership booklet.



1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup white wine
1 pkg dry golden onion soup mix
1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
In medium bowl mix together first 4 ingredients. Place chicken breasts in casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Top with mushrooms and pour mixed ingredients over all. Bake, uncovered, at 350* for 1 hour. Top with cheese and bake 10 more minutes. Serve with rice or noodles


1 Boboli ready-to-use pizza crust
1-1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, squeezed dry
1-2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 lb thinly sliced corned beef, chopped
3/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
Spread dressing across pizza crust. Top with sauerkraut, corned beef and cheese. Bake in 400* oven 20 min or until golden and bubbly.

With this unseasonably warm weather, get your gardens ready but be very careful about planting too early. This is still Ohio and a freeze could still come! I have my herbs started inside just waiting for some yummy vegetables to cook with this summer!

TIP OF THE MONTH: Try new ideas, tools, and techniques to stay updated in the craft!

Sew Very Smooth: many of you will remember or already use the trick Shirley Stutz taught: cut a ¼ thick strip of masking tape about 6inches long and tape it along your machine. Use this edge when sewing as an edge for your fabric. This keeps all your seams uniform, helps us not to strain our older eyes, and keeps chaining moving right along. WELL, BIG NEWS!! A very enterprising woman has now manufactured a product called sew very smooth. It is a white piece of plastic that is sticky on one side. Place it down with the edge where you want it, push down and it is stuck in place for you to use as an edge. The best thin about it? You can pull it up and re-position it hundreds of times! When it no longer sticks, it is washable! Comes in lengths ranging from 2 inches to 18 inches.(?) Check out the web site:

Second, have you heard of the “Edge Perfect Blade”? this is a new rotary blade for anyone that likes to embellish with a blanket stitch, ribbon, beads, anything! This blade cuts a dotted line for you to then fill with ribbon, embroidery thread, etc. It is way cool and not very expensive! Check it out:

NEW MEMBER: Carol Remington

Did everyone get Carol’s information for their booklet? Address is 200 Payne Street, Shreve, Ohio 44676.

330-789-1218 home

330-276-5172 cell


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

Plastic Canvas by Donna; I make cube shaped plastic canvas tissue box covers for most occasions and designs for same. Designs include some for babies and have a number of quilt designs - Ohio star, log cabin, bow tie, etc. I also make flannel baby receiving blankets in sizes ranging from 40-42" x 45-50". For more information call Donna Williams at (330)264-8802.

Tree City Quilters Guild Officers 2012

President: Cassie Anderson
Vice President: Jim Rawdon
Secretary: Janet McFarland
Treasurer: Naomi Lance
Members at Large: Sarah Bistline and Gwen Hoover
Newsletter: Barbara Byler:


MEETING MINUTES - March 12, 2012

President Cassie Anderson called the meeting to order. One guest, Dee Hart was introduced. Dee will the the judge at our quilt show in August. Dorothy Pearson, Jolene Rehm and Gwen Hoover were thanked for tonight’s refreshments.

Barb Byler requested newsletter info to be to her by March 22.

Book review presented by Janet McFarland. She shared information from a book called “A People and Their Quilts” . It was based on interviews of quilters in the Appalachian mountains.

February minutes were approved as they appeared in the newsletter.

Treasurer Naomi Lance reported an ending balance of $1303.05.

Committee Reports:

Sarah McKee announced the March birthdays.

Ruth Bishop reported there were no updates to the fair board requests.

Jolene and Jeri gave an update on upcoming One Block Wonder class and passed around the sign up sheet.

Sara Bistline will be able to get the and ruler for the class. Cost of book is $18.10 and the ruler $19.17. Indicate request for those on sign-up sheet.

Nancy Danby will hold a purse workshop on May 19th – sign up list circulated.

No updates on 2013 retreat.

Sarah announced that she holds a sewing day at the Mill House every 1st Friday of the month. Anyone can attend – she has 6 available sewing machines or you can bring your own.

New Business:

Dorothy Pearson announced there will be a MCC tie day on May 9th. We can car pool from the church leaving there at 9:30AM. Stay as long as you like and help tie quilts for MCC. Lunch furnished.

Sign up sheet circulated for Expo Center Sewing and Quilt Expo March 30th.

April meeting presentation will be made by Debi Moffet from Somewhere Sewing. Everyone in attendance will receive a discount coupon for her store.

Tickets for quilt raffle are available tonight – get them from Mabel Stocker.

Jim Rawdon distributed new NEOROC membership cards.

Cassie reminded of the auction in May and asked for volunteers for recorders. We need 3-4. Items for the auction can be anything pertaining to sewing. Proceeds will be split 50/50 with the guild or you can donate all to the guild.


Dee Hart talked about what the judge looks for and we did some practice judging with her.

Sally Kitchen reviewed the heart block swap information.

Naomi Lance was winner of the trivia question.


Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland


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