Sunday, August 12, 2012

August Newsletter and July Minutes

Meeting: August 13, 7:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road
AUGUST MEETING: Cultural Influences in Quilting
Rose Marie Baab will be presenting our program in August. The history and social influences surrounding our craft is always very interesting. See you there!
Have you stopped by the library to see our wonderful quilt display? Many thanks go to Ruth and her committee that set up the display. It is quite beautiful! Please make plans to visit the library and take a look.
Saturday, September 15 Scrap Quilt with May Lou Nuzum
Mabel Stocker is organizing volunteers to demonstrate at the Fair. As you know, this is something that Tree City Quilt guild has done for quite a few years and have attracted members through it as well. Won’t you please consider giving a demonstration? It does not have to be anything difficult. Some of us have demonstrated a technique, a new gadget, seasonal ideas, etc. It is totally up to you what is demonstrated. Your demonstration should be about 20 – 30 minutes long… don’t think you have to prepare for a 2 hour lecture/demonstration! Much easier than that and positively much more friendly.
Demonstrations will be on Wednesday and Thursday, September 12 and 13 in the afternoon.
***If you are interested, PLEASE contact Mabel at or 330-345-5986 as soon as possible as she must let the Extension Office know by July 31. This is FUN! Give it a try!
Could you help someone with a T-shirt quilt? It may only take a phone call or two. Call Janice Miller for the name and phone number if you can help. 330-262-1166.
Do you recognize that name? You should! Alex has hosted “Simply Quilts” for 11 years and is the national spokes person for Bernina sewing machines. Lonestar Quilting, LLC is hosting an event with Alex Anderson on Tuesday, August 21 from 11:30 – 3:00. Tickets are $48.00 and include lunch. The day will include a trunk show, book signing, exhibit and demonstrations. If you are interested, please check with Lonestar Quilting:
Keep sewing on your portion of the Lincoln Highway mural quilts! This is going to be quite an exciting exhibit!
January 41, February 35, March 34, April 43, May 38,
There were 37 members and no guests at the Picnic. Plus one new member….Heather. Welcome!
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.
Recently I attended a family reunion and had the BEST chocolate chip cookie I had ever put in my mouth! It just boggles my mind that this cookie is enjoyed by so many people and has so many recipes. But, I’m telling you…these were the greatest!
1 CUP white sugar
1 ½ CUP brown sugar
2 CUPS shortening (or 1 cup butter and 1 cup oil-this is what I use)
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking soda
5 ½ cups flour
24 oz. chocolate chips
Beat the white sugar, brown sugar and shortening until creamy. Then beat in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt, baking soda and flour and beat until thoroughly blended.
Use a rounded 1/8 cup scoop of dough – but it all depends on what size cookie you want.
Bake at 375 for 9-12 minutes, depending on your oven and preference (soft vs. crunchy).
½ LB. Orzo or Acini De Pepe (rice like pasta)
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained – save juice
1 T. flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 small bottle maraschino cherries, drained
9 oz. cool whip
Cook pasta according to package directions. Remove and drain well. Set aside. Cook sugar, salt and reserved pineapple juice, flour and eggs. Cook until thick – cool. Add cooked pasta and refrigerate until completely cool or overnight. Fold in drained pineapple and mix well. Fold in cool whip. Then fold in maraschino cherries and mandarin oranges. Refrigerate several hours.
This month’s NEORQC newsletter is out and holds quite a bit of interesting information…including a picture of our raffle quilt and information about our show. Check it out! Use the following address: Enter the address yourself….do not try to use “control and click”
The Show is Coming, the Show is Coming!!! Do you have your registration forms in to Sarah? Get those forms emailed into her ASAP!!! Everyone in the guild should have at least 1 “something” in the show.
By now, everyone should have signed up to assist with the show in some capacity. If you have not, please call or email Sarah. Over the 4 days of the show (set up and the actual show) there must be 2 hours somewhere where you could help. Please support your guild and our mission to educate the public
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.
It is time to set out all the signs, if you have not done that yet.
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 called to order by Cassie Anderson after we enjoyed a delicious array of fine cuisine. (quilters make the best cooks!)
Thanks expressed to the Picnic Committee, Mary Lou Nuzum, Barb Nemeth, Naomi Lance and Pat Hall.
Ruth Bishop reminded everyone of the display being set up at the library on July 10th, and thanked us for participation.
Sally Kitchen announced that wool appliqué kits will be available for $5 each to be used at the September meeting when our program will be Wool Applique with JulieMcCoy.
Sara Bistline and Cassie made the following announcements regarding the upcoming quilt show:
Boutique applications are available tonight.
Business cards and brochures have been made by Jeri
Fickes for distribution.
Sign up sheets on table for helpers at the show
Forms for quilts to be judged/displayed should be turned
in tonight or emailed ASAP to Sara.
We will begin tearing down at 4 on Sat of the show, and no
quilts will be available before 4:30.
Show and tell.
Meeting adjourned games and prizes enjoyed by all.
Respectfully submitted,
Janet McFarland

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