Thursday, May 3, 2012

May newsletter and April 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: May 14, 6;30 PM Parkview Christian Church 1912 Burbank Road MAY MEETING: 50/50 AUCTION **Please note the earlier starting time! Please bring up to five items at 6:30 on Monday, May 14 so there is time to organize the auction tables. Viewing will begin at 6:45!! Tape a 3X5 card on your donation including the description, yardage, and name. If you are donating your items, please write “DONATE” on the card Remember to wear your name tag Bring cash to spend If no one bids on your items, please remember to take them home with you! If you want to donate your items, the Guild treasury thanks you. Bring bags to carry your new treasures home with you There will be a short business meeting before the fun begins including Show and Tell MAY REFRESHMENTS: Brought to you by….. Barb Nemeth, Naomi Lance, and Wilma McCurdy. Thank you ladies! 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! Baskets of sewing/quilt goodies make great auction items! See if you can pull together several items to make up a themed basket. There are several requests from the committee members listed above regarding your auction items. Please come and enjoy the evening!


Saturday, May 19 PURSE –o-nality with Nancy Danby
Saturday, June 16 NQA Show, Columbus
Saturday, September 15 Scrap Quilt with May Lou Nuzum

QUILT SHOW CHALLENGE You still have time to take a piece of “road” fabric and create a portion of the tree city Lincoln Highway mural! See Barb Byler at the next meeting. Fabric is free….you must supply the creativity. Your quilt must be 18 X 24 with a ROAD running somewhere through the quilt. More details are available with the fabric. Join your fellow guild members in their Lincoln Highway Travels through Tree City Country!

MCC TIE DAY MCC Tie Day is Wednesday, May 9. If you would like to car pool, please meet at the church. Cars will leave at 9:00. Lunch will be provided. Dorothy Pearson is asking that you let her know by May 2 if you will be attending.

SENDING SUNSHINE…… Helen would appreciate cards. She does not have a phone in her room. Helen’s address: c/o Glendora Nursing Home 1552 N. Honeytown Rd. Room #13 Wooster, OH 44691

KITCHEN KORNER Here are a couple recipes for a lovely spring week.

VEGGIE SALAD 1 can kidney beans or small red beans, rinsed & drained 1 can white shoepeg corn, drained 1 zucchini, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 6 green onions, chopped 1 can (3.8oz) sliced black olives, drained 1 cup Catalina salad dressing 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese 1½ cups Fritos In large bowl combine all but cheese and chips. Mix well, toss gently with cheese and chips and serve immediately.

  SUPER-EASY PIE CRUST 2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk Mix flour and salt together. Pour milk and oil into one measuring cup, do not stir, and add all at once to flour. Stir with fork until mixed, and shape into 2 flat balls. Roll out each between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Before placing in the pie pan I lift off waxed paper from one side of crust. This allows paper to come off more easily when crust is in place. Gently replace paper and flip crust. Remove second side, then using the waxed paper for support, gently position crust in pie pan, carefully removing remaining waxed paper. Repeat with crust top.

STRAWBERRY GLAZE PIE 8T cornstarch 2 c. water dash salt 2 c. sugar Cook over med-high heat, stirring constantly, until quite thick. Add 1 box strawberry jello and stir well. Let cool then add 3 cups cleaned berries. Place in baked pie shell. Serve chilled with whipped cream.

FAVORITE CHICKEN 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 4 green onions, chopped 1 can mushrooms, drained 1/4 cup bottled roasted red peppers, diced 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 9x13" baking dish or pan with foil, spray foil with non-stick spray. Measure 1/4 cup mustard in a glass cup measure, add teriyaki sauce to make 1/2 cup total. Stir to blend and pour mixture over chicken in pan. Sprinkle with mushrooms, onions and red pepper. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese; bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is done

TIP OF THE MONTH: Use threads of different colors in the needles and bobbin. Then if your seam pulls or bunches, it’s easy to determine if the tension problem lies with the top or bottom thread. Regarding design: if your design is for a more formal quilt, use a crisp contrast. If you are sewing a cuddle-up quilt, use fabrics with less contrast.

QUILT SERVICES 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:

TREE CITY QUILTERS GUILD MEETING MINUTES APRIL 9, 2012 President Cassie Anderson opened the meeting and welcomed guests Kathy Gerber, Allison Schmidt and also Debi and Dennis Moffit from Somewhere Sewing. Thank you for refreshments to Mary Green, Vicky Hartzler and Janet McFarland.

Barb Byler is requesting newsletter articles by April 22nd. Cassie challenged members to sit in a different place each month to become more acquainted with fellow members. Thank you letter was read from the Womens Pavilion at Wooster Community Hospital for quilts they received. Minutes from March meeting stand approved as they appeared in the newsletter. Treasurer Namoi Lance reported balance of $1188.05

Naomi presented a book review of Favorite Recipes from Quilters. There were many local contributors to this book.

Committee reports: Janet announced this months birthdays Ruth Bishop reported that she talked to Pete Armstrong at the fairgrounds and was told that next month we can go look at Buss Hall in regards to space for the quilt display at the fair. She also reported that Pete said we can use the outdoor trailing sign at the fairgrounds to advertise our quilt show for one week. We will also be permitted to use the one at the Community & Savings Bank. Jolene Rehm and Jeri Fickes announced that the building will be open at 8:30 for the upcoming class on One Block Wonders on April 14th.

Quilt Show updates Flyers and bookmarks were made available to begin advertising. Barb Byler distributed more challenge fabric. We will have a table set up at Buehlers July 27 & 28 to advertise. Mable has more raffle tickets available.

Sally Kitchen announced that 17 members are participating in the Heart Block Swap.

Dorothy Pearson encouraged members to participate in the MCC tie day to help tie quilts. We can car pool from the church leaving at 9AM on May 9th .

Nancy Danby will teach a purse workshop on May 19th – sign up sheet circulated.

Laura Noletti reminded members of the auction at our next meeting. Each member can bring 5 items. Attach a 3 x 5 card with name and description of item. If not sold you must take it home. Bring case to simplify bookkeeping. Arrive by 6:30 and we can view items by 6:45. Cassie suggested we limit show and tell at the next meeting due to the auction.

Debi Moffit from Somewhere Sewing gave a lively, entertaining and informative presentation on her favorite tips and tools for quilting. She distributed discount tokens to each member to be used at her store in Millersburg. Her presentation was very well received. Rose Marie Baab was winner of the trivia question.

Meeting adjourned. Refreshments were served.

Respectfully submitted, Janet McFarland