Thursday, October 11, 2012

September Newsletter and August 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: September 17, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road

SEPTEMBER MEETING: Wool Applique with Julie McCoy

This will be a hands-on meeting of sewing! If you missed signing up to receive your $5.00 wool kit, please call Sally Kitchen immediately. There was also a list of supplies to bring. These little penny rugs make excellent accent pieces in your home. Come and enjoy our speaker.


Don’t forget to call Mary Lou if you want to participate in this workshop! She has shown us some wonderful patterns to use….come and spend a delightful time with everyone and use up your scraps! Guess What……Christmas is coming!

Saturday, September 15 Scrap Quilt with Mary 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.


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.


How about a couple summer recipes?? There have been requests for recipes using spaghetti squash. I LOVE this squash. It's firm and tasty and versatile and has very few calories! I never put spaghetti sauce on my squash. Instead here are some of the things I do....

I first cook the squash in my microwave. I pierce it several times around the squash with a paring knife. Then I place it in my potato-bag quilt (or wrap it in a cotton dish towel or paper towel). I microwave it on high for about 6 minutes. Let it stand for 2 or 3 minutes. If it doesn't yield to finger-pressure all the way around, 'nuke it about 3 more minutes. Let it rest and complete steaming for about 10 minutes. It's really too darn hot to work with before then. Open the squash, scoop out the seeds, then using a fork pull out the flesh into a large bowl and 'fluff' it a bit with your fork. Now use your imagination!


For a simple and quick fix to that steamed squash, toss with about 1/4 cup +/- of Zesty Italian dressing, or Ranch, or 3 Cheese. Add about 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and toss again. Pour into greased casserole, top with more Parm and maybe dill weed or paprika for a bit of color and hint of taste. Bake at 375* for 15-20 minutes until hot and beginning to crisp a bit around the edges of the casserole dish.

Often I make this and add to it veggies of my choice ~ scallions, mushrooms, shredded carrots, frozen peas, chopped spinach, etc. You may want to adjust the amount of dressing or cheese as you add more veggies.

You can alsew use the steamed squash in stir-fry. Add the squash after the veggies have begun to cook, allowing time for it to brown a bit.

You can use the steamed squash rather like cooked rice. Add chopped herbs and olive oil. Toss well. Add fresh seeded and chopped tomatoes, black olives, chopped fresh zucchini, etc. Use your imagination. This is a super-versatile and mild squash with an interesting, slightly crunchy texture!

Zucchini Cobbler

For all of us with excess zucchini that may have gotten very large! This looks and tastes like apple cobbler but the star of this yummy dessert is zucchini. I’ve made it several times and everyone thinks they are eating apple cobbler. I just love telling them that it is zucchini!!

5 cups zucchini – peeled and seeded. Cut the zucchini into lengthwise quarters and slice the quarters….the pieces will look like a slice of apple.

½ cup fresh lemon juice

¾ cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 cups all-purpose flour

1/1/2 cups white sugar

1/1/2 cup butter, chilled

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 9X13 baking dish with spray. Place zucchini and lemon juice in a large bowl and stir to coat the zucchini. Add ¾ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the nutmeg. Set aside.

In a second large bowl, combine flour and 1 ½ cups sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir ½ cup crumb mixture into the zucchini. Press half the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Spread the zucchini evenly over crust. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over zucchini and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake in preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes, or until bubbly.

( I add oatmeal to the top crumb mix…just like any normal apple/fruit crisp recipe you are used to using)


Information regarding the 2013 NEORQC quilt Getaway weekend has been posted on the site. Check it out! (But sign up for the TCQ weekend FIRST!)


TCQ will be voting at our November meeting for whomever we (you!) think is the Quilter of the Year. Please begin considering who you would like to nominate. You might consider reading the purpose of our guild and thinking who best exemplifies this purpose. Keep in mind that we only bestow this honor once…a list of recipients can also be found in your membership booklet.

The presentation will be made at our annual Christmas party.


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:

Tree City Quilters Guild

Meeting Minutes August 12, 2012

Meeting was opened by Pres. Cassie Anderson.

Thank you to refreshment committee Nancy Danby, Toni Phillips and Pat Hall.

Six guests in attendance, Shirley Rogers, Jo Cermeley, Gerogetta Thomas, Jill Talkington, Kathy Ott, Kim Panter.

Quilt show was a huge success – thanks to committee, Sarah, Dot, Rose Marie, Barb Byler, Jeri, Lucille and Pat

Minutes of last meeting approved as appeared in Newsletter.

Treasurer reported balance of $2529.68

Fair update – Mabel asked for volunteers to do a demo at the fair

Sept 12, 4:30 – 5:30 and Sept 13 2PM – 3:30

Ruth Bishop will demonstrate pillow cases

Peggy Hodge – edible pincushions

Mabel Stocker – exploding pineapple and reversible tablerunner

More volunteers are needed – good way to promote our guild….

Janice reported that Spring 2013 retreat sign ups are underway and so far 12 have signed up – brochures available on table.

Sally reported on Sept. program – Julie McCoy will do a presentation on using wool. She will teach a mini class on a mug rug. Kit cost is $5. Bring scissors, large eye needles, straight pins and a pencil or pen.

Nancy Danby gave info on Pursonality workshop to be held October 27 from 9-3 in the Fireside room.

Sara gave update on quilt show.

- nearly 300 in attendance

- raffle sales generated $1920

- thank you to Janet for hand quilting raffle quilt at no charge

- winner of raffle quilt was Mary Kinney, Wooster

- winner of table runner was Jen Groman of Wooster

- Sara read list of those winning ribbons

- Viewers choice was won by Betty Boreman, second place Janet McFarland

- The vendors were pleased with the quilt show and Pat Hall sent thank you notes to all of them

- The boutique was well received

- final talley of receipts will be available at next meeting


Mary Lou passed around sign-up sheet for Scrap Quilts workshop to be held Sept 15.

Ruth Bishop gave a book review on Barn Quilts & American Quilt Trail Movement.

Program – Cultural Influences in Quilting given by Rose Marie Baab. It was very interesting and informative. She shared many samples of fabrics from other countries and cultures.

Show and Tell


Meeting adjourned

Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland, secretary

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