Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Newsletter and May Minutes

June 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: June 11, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road

JUNE MEETING: How To Reduce Your Stash

Do you have a box, basket, bag or drawer full of scraps leftover from your quilt projects? Are you frustrated trying to locate that piece of blue fabric that you know you have, somewhere? Do you go to the quilt store to buy more fabric because your scraps are just not usable? Organizing your scraps can be the solution you are looking for. June’s guild program will be “How to Reduce Your Stash.” Mary Lou Nuzum will talk about scrap quilts and suggest ways to organize your scraps so they are retrievable and ready for use. She will explain about precutting squares and triangles so when you find the time to sew, your fabric is ready and waiting for you. She will also feature four easy to cut and easy to sew blocks that make great scrap quilts. After hearing this presentation, you can begin leisurely cutting up some of your scraps over the summer so you can come to the Scrap Quilt workshop on Saturday, September 15 ready to make one or more of these quilts.

JUNE REFRESHMENTS: Brought to you by…..

Laura Nolletti, Cassie Anderson, and Mary Lou Nuzum. Thank you Ladies!


Saturday, June 16 NQA Show, Columbus

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,


Tree City has been invited to have a booth at the upcoming Amish Country Quilt Show but we need your assistance to man the raffle ticket selling table. Time slots will be 10am – 12 noon, noon – 2:30, and 2:30 – 5 pm each day, June 7, 8, and 9. If you are willing to help sell tickets at the show, please call Janet at 330-262-8315. 2 people at each time slot would be great!! Anyone working at the booth will receive free admission to the show….now that’s a deal!

In addition to complimentary admission, the show committee has waived the intry fee for contest quilts and would be happy to accept any entries from our members in the quilt contest. If the members have quilts they would like to either show or enter into the contest at no charge, they can send Joyce an email or call toll-free at 800-249-3154. She needs to know the size and description of each quilt to include in the show information.


Jeri recently was given information regarding fabric that needs to be cleaned out. A quilter has passed on and her husband would like to get rid of the fabric. If you are interested in finding out if he is selling or giving it away, his name is Steve and the number is 330-644-7804.


Our guild picnic will be July 9 at 6 PM at the pavilion of the First Church of God at 1953 Akron Road. Please note that this is an hour earlier than usual. The theme will be “Celebrate Summer” so plan to have a fun evening eating, chatting and playing with other guild members. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish to share, table setting, and three fat quarters of fabric. Because of the outside venue, show and tell will be limited. If you have something that must be mailed or given away right after the picnic, please bring that to share. Otherwise, please hold show and tell for our August meeting. There is no challenge at this summer’s picnic because we hope all guild members will be busy finishing projects for the August quilt show, just food and fun. Plan to attend.



3-4 lbs sweet potatoes

Peel and cube. Cook in boiling, salted water until just fork-tender. Drain and cool somewhat.


1/4 cup olive oil

3T rice wine vinegar


zest + juice from 1 small orange

2-3T pesto sauce (optional)

3 scallions, sliced thin diagonally

Pour all dressing ingredients in shaker and shake well. Gently toss into potatoes. Chill until ready to serve.


2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup black olives, halved

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

2 green onions, chopped to include greens

2T rice wine vinegar

1T chopped fresh oregano


Cook green beans in large pot of salted, boiling water about 5-7 minutes until crisp/tender. Immediately drain and immerse in ice water. Drain and place back in pot.

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium. Saute garlic for 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat and stir in all but feta cheese. Toss with beans. Pour beans with dressing into serving bowl and sprinkle feta over all. Chill 3 hours before serving.

TIP OF THE MONTH: Choosing fabrics

Let the basic design suggest colors, then search your stash for fabrics in the widest value range of those colors that can be pulled together. Don’t work too hard to match fabrics. Be a little bit spontaneous in choosing fabrics and have fun.


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:


President Cassie Anderson called the meeting to order and welcomed guest Denise Mueller.

Thank you for refreshments to Barb Nemeth, Wilma McCurdy and Naomi Lance.

Newsletter info should be to Barb Byler by May 22.

It was suggested that meeting attendance be printed in the newsletter.

No trivia game this month – 2 next month.

Minutes from April approved as in the newsletter.

Treasurer reported balance of $662.58

Committee reports:

Jane Richardson announced May birthdays

Fair Board Meeting --- Ruth Bishop and Mable Stocker met with Pete Armstong and Ron Borton at Buss Hall. They expressed our desire to be able to do demos in that building. Also looked at the possibility of having quilts displayed in the Grange Rotunda. If that was done fair board would want someone there 10A-10P to keep an eye on the quilts. Group discussion about the committement and also the separation of quilts from Buss Hall. Mable suggested that we leave things as is. The fair committee knows what we want. We will wait and see how they work it out.

Mary Lou Nuzum stated picnic will be July 9th at 6PM. Celebrate Summer. Bring a covered dish, table service and 3 fat quarters. There will be no challenge this year.

Janice reported that brochures will be made available soon for the upcoming 2013 Retreat.

There is a sheet on the back table to sign up for food at the quilt show in August. Mabel has raffle tickets available. Janet reported that she is having trouble making connection and receiving response from the Dalton Quilt Show regarding setting up there to sell raffle tickets. She will keep trying.

Sally reported that there will be one more heart block to swap next month.

Dorothy Pearson reported that MCC tie day went well and that there were 9 in attendance. She asked for volunteers to make the 2013 baby quilts for the first babies. Jane Richardson will do the boy quilt and Jeri Fickes will do the girl. Mary Lou Nuzum will make the labels. Dorothy asked that they be completed by the November meeting.

Nancy Danby’s Pursonality workshop will be rescheduled in the fall.

An auction was held. The guild profited over $450. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Vicki Hartzler for being the auctioneer.

Meeting adjourned. Refreshments were served.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland, secretary

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