Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Neewsletter and June Minutes

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: July 9, 6:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road

JULY MEETING: Celebrate Summer Guild Picnic

Yeah! It is our annual guild picnic! We always have such a good time….whether it is rainy and WINDY, hot and muggy, or just plain beautiful outside. If you haven’t been to the picnic meeting in awhile, please plan to attend. We begin at 6:00 pm and we meet at the pavilion of the First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road. Please bring a covered dish to share, your own table setting, and 3 fat quarters of fabric. See you there!!!


Ruth Bishop has again volunteered to spearhead the effort to display TCQ quilts at the main library. Just in time to advertise the quilt show! Please consider contributing a quilt for the display. Ruth would like quilts of all sizes. Anyone that made a “Black and White Plus One” quilt for the last show…..these would make a great addition to the window! The display will be in the window between July 10 – August 13. **Please do not contribute a quilt you want to put in the show!

Quilts can be brought to the picnic. Or, plan to get them to Ruth on July 10. Anyone that can help from 1 – 4 on July 10 setting up the display, please give Ruth a call.


Saturday, September 15 Scrap Quilt with May Lou Nuzum


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!


January 41, February 35, March 34, April 43, May 38,


Did you know that we are in the Sesquicentennial commemoration of our country's Civil War? That's just a fancy way of saying it's been 150 years since the Civil War. This commemoration will last for 3 years. There are some very beautiful Civil War replica fabrics in the stores. Why not choose to make a quilt and learn about our country’s history at the same time? Visit a battle field, museum, or historic house. Learn something about Ohio’s role in the Civil War. Quilts and quilters played a part in the war whether they were sending quilts with their soldiers, sending quilts to the hospitals, using quilts as signals on the Underground Railroad, and I’m sure in other ways. This is a good time to contemplate our history and make a quilt in remembrance.


How about a couple fun, fast summer recipes for the upcoming holiday?


2 heads cauliflower

4 oz. Dijon mustard

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1T +/- dried dill weed

4 green onions chopped to include greens


Break cauliflower into small florets and cook in boiling water 2-3 minutes. Immediately blanch in cold water. Combine all other ingredients. Whisk until creamy. Toss gently. Chill before serving. Garnish with fresh dill or fresh parsley


1 can small red beans, rinsed and drained

1 can white shoepeg corn, drained

1 zucchini, chopped

1 large tomato, seeded and chopped

1 green or yellow bell pepper chopped

1 small red onion, chopped

3 green onions chopped, to include tops

1 can (3.8oz) sliced olives, drained

1 cup Catalina salad dressing

1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar

1 1/2 cups Fritos

In large bowl combine all but cheese and Fritos. Mix well. Just before serving gently stir in cheese and Fritos. Enjoy!


1 cup plus 2 T. flour
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix all together and press in 9x11 greased pan. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. COOL.
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
4 oz. (of an 8 oz tub) Cool Whip
Mix together and spread over cooled crust.
3 - 4-serving size instant Lemon Pudding
3 cups milk
Beat together and spread over cheese mix. Spread remaining 4 oz. Cool Whip over all. Top with another 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Chill until firm. (serves 12)


Because miniature quilts take less time to make, it allows you to try more patterns! For mini quilts, use scaled-down versions of “regular” tools – small scissors, 28-mm rotary cutter, 6” square ruler, 6X9 cutting mat, and a wooden iron instead of a full-size iron.

Use small-scale prints or tone-on-tone fabrics with a tight weave. Fabrics that ravel easily or a bulky are best saved for other projects.


TCQ will be displaying our raffle quilt and selling tickets at Buehler’s Milltown store on July 27 and 28 between 10 and 4. Do you have time to sell tickets for a few hours? Please contact Ruth Bishop. In the meantime….please remember to get your quilt show flyers out around the county! Every store we enter should be asked if we can display a flyer.


Wow! It is right around the corner! *** Please remember to bring your registration sheets to the July picnic!!! Sarah Bistline will also have the sign up sheets for working the show. Members are needed to assist with setting up the poles on Wednesday between 4:30 and 7:00. Husbands and tall, strong sons are also welcome! Coincidently, this is the same time you are to bring your quilts in and drop them off. Judging will take place on Thursday beginning at 9:00 am. The committee will be assisting the judge and hanging the show all day. If you are available, please come help! Friday and Saturday members are need to work the show manning the admission table, watching the quilts in the show, etc. Please take a few moments before or after (J) the picnic to volunteer a few hours and help during the show.

Yard signs will be distributed at the picnic. This is a major source of advertising for the show. If you can put a sign at a busy intersection, please take one!

Are you finishing your quilts for the show? If it is too hot for you to be outside…take advantage of the air conditioning and SEW!


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 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 was called to order by Cassie Anderson, President.

Thank you for refreshments to Mary Lou Nuzum, Laura Noletti and Cassie Anderson.

Newsletter info should be to Barb Byler by June 22nd.

Committee reports:

Janet McFarland announced June birthdays.

July picnic – Mary Lou announced the picnic will be July 9 at 6PM at the Church of God on Akron Road. Bring a covered dish, table service and 3 fat quarters.

Laura Noletti gave an update on the 2013 Retreat and gave out flyers.

Quilt Show in August – Sarah reported that we sold around $300 worth of raffle tickets at the Dalton Quilt Show. Thank you to all who participated in selling those tickets at the show. Sign up sheets were circulated for food at the quilt show.

Ruth Bishop met with Pete Armstrong at the fairgrounds and he is offering to set up an area for quilts in the rotunda. General concensus was to use a wait and see approach.

Naomi Lance reported that the treasury has a balance of $1274.08

New Business:

Cassie received a phone call from a girl who attended the Dalton quilt show and was asking if we would set up a quilt to demonstrate quilting at the Ramseyer Pumpkin Farm in the fall. Janet will get more information from them.

Program – Mary Lou Nuzum gave a presentation titled “Bust your Stash”. She shared ideas and patterns for scrap quilts using up stash fabric. This is in preparation for her class on scrap quilts in September.

Show and tell


Meeting adjourned

Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland

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