Friday, February 1, 2013

December Newsletter and November 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: December 10, 6:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road
MEETING: Annual Christmas Party!
Please note the earlier time of our meeting/Party!  We will be at the church and everyone is to bring a dish to share.  Bring your own table service, beverages will be provided.  We have also been asked to wear our most Christmasy outfit! 
Don’t forget your gift for the exchange.  If you would like to participate, please bring a gift worth about $15 with some part of it home made.  Last but not least, the challenge is anything with a snowflake and a 10” TREE block exchange. 
Don’t forget that quilting is supposed to be fun…it is YOUR creative outlet.  You can make any change you want to a pattern it that is what you want.  Just make sure all your seams are the same width and all blocks are the same size.  If you want to change the look of the borders…or eliminate them…do it!  If you want to change the appliqué, that’s your choice. 
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is my week to clean out my sewing room.  It really needs cleaned up and put away after all the sewing in December!  I like to begin January in a well organized, clean room so I am not distracted by the mess.  Give your self the gift of an afternoon to get ready for 2013.  Happy New Year! 
It’s that time of year!  Please sign up for a committee.  December is your last opportunity before the new booklets come out. 
1 head of cabbage, cored and chopped
2 onions, coarsely chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, coarsely chopped (I don't peel, just core)
  As you are preparing to remove your turkey from the oven to let is rest before carving, fill a stock pot with about 2" of water.  Salt generously!  Bring to a boil, add cabbage, onions and apples.  Stir well. Turn heat to simmer and cover with a tight lid.  Let the veggie/fruit combo steam for about 7-10 minutes.  When this mixture is wilted to 'al dente', drain off water leaving veggies/fruit in the large pan.  With large turkey baster siphon off 2-3 baster-fulls of turkey drippings directly from the roaster before making the gravy and squirt this on the cabbage.  Toss cabbage mixture in these drippings and keep hot until serving.  Ummmmmm.  This is one of those traditional side dishes that we cannot ever forget when we serve turkey.
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and halved
1 T. lemon juice
2 sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced as thin as possible
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup melted butter
Slice apples as thin as possible and toss w/ lemon juice. Reserve the nicest slices of apple and potato and layer the remaining slices in a greased 1 1/2 qt baking dish. Arrange reserved slices of apple and potato on top in a pinwheel design. Pour apple cider over slices and drizzle w/ half the melted butter. Bake, covered, 350* for 1 hr. Brush w/ remaining butter and bake, uncovered for 15 min. 
Mix together: 
    8oz cream cheese 
    2C powdered sugar
 15oz pureed pumpkin
 1T cinnamon
 1T pumpkin pie spice
 1tsp frozen orange concentrate
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with apple wedges or ginger snaps! 
It is election time and the Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to fill the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you are interested, please contact Susan Pierce @ 330-875-0678 or Sharon Patterson @ 330-494-4114 and they will explain the duties and responsibilities associated with each position. If you have never served before, please consider doing so now.  What I'm asking each contact to do is:  1) Announce the above information at each guild meeting through January 2013.  2) Ask for volunteers. If anyone is interested, even the slightest bit, please get their name and contact information and send it to us and we will contact them.  3) Ask the person responsible for your guild's newsletter to put the above information in every month through January 2013.
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!)
We seem to follow each other on Pinterest and Facebook, and I just wanted to send you some information on our United Quilt Guild 2013 Show in July of 2013.  I was told that you belong to Tree City Quilters, and I am hoping you will share this information with your group.  Our show has grown considerably and last year we had close to 1000 attendees.  We have sponsors for each of our categories which help provide nice monetary prizes.  So there is not only UQG prize money, but an additional amount from our sponsors!  
I am contacting as many guilds as possible to let them know personally of our show!  If you want to pass on our information to other guilds too, we'd really appreciate it!
For your convenience, I've attached a flyer telling about our show, and our registration form which is 2 pages.  I've additionally attached our advertising form - in case your guild has a show you'd like to advertise in our brochure - or for quilters who would like to advertise their business.  Bobbi Brady, Publicity Chair, UQG 2013 Quilt Show
Hi.  I'm the State Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor Foundation in Ohio.  Quilts of Valor's mission is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. This foundation is not about politics; it's about people.   We get requests for quilts in three ways:

1.  Requests made on our website for individuals.  These are usually requested by family members.
2.  Small group requests.  Right now QOVF Ohio is working on supplying 25 quilts for a veteran's retreat in the spring in Dayton.
3.  Standing requests for quilts to go to Germany and Afghanistan.  They request hundreds of quilts a month for injured service people and we aren't able to fill all the need.

There are several ways that your guild could help.

1.  Let members know about the group so they can donate quilts if they are interested.  If they just want to make the tops, we have volunteer long arm quilters who will quilt the tops.  Some guilds have sewing days to make tops.
2.  Have a block donation at a meeting.  Everyone can donate a block to be made into quilt tops.  You can sew the tops together or just send the blocks to me.
3.  We accept donations of fabrics especially in red, white, and blue.

These quilts are greatly appreciated by the service members and veterans who receive them.  They are touched that someone cared enough about them and their sacrifices to make them a quilt.
For more information about Quilts of Valor, including the specifications for the quilts please visit

Quilts of Valor Ohio has a new page at  I am also happy to answer any questions that you may have.  Thank you for helping me spread the word about Quilts of Valor,  Heather Raynack, State Coordinator; Quilts of Valor OH
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 November 12, 2012
Meeting was called to order by Vice Pres. Jim Rawdon.  He welcomed members and guests Denise Moher, Jesse Noletti, Nancy Gross and Cindy G_______.
Thanks to refreshment committee Marion, Tonya, & Lou Ella.
Secretary’s report stands approved as appeared in Newsletter
Treasurer reported a balance of $3936.65.
Sarah McKee read list of November birthdays.
Janice Miller reports that there are still spaces available for the spring retreat.
Christmas Party will be Dec 10 at 6PM.  Challenge is anything with a snowflake.  There will be a 10” block exchange – anything with a tree on it.  Winner will receive all the blocks.   There will be a gift exchange $15 value including one hand made item.
Janet McFarland will be sending a shipment of quilts to Colorado for the victims of recent fires there.  Guild members have given her quilts and she asked for help with shipping cost.  Lucile Lozier motioned that the guild pay for the shipping and Laura Noletti second.  Motion carried.  Janet to ship quilts and present a receipt
Laura Noletti reported that nominations for next years’ slate of officers has been completed and voting forms have been handed out.  After a vote was taken the slate of officers are:
President – Jim Rawdon
Vice President – Jeri Fickes
Secretary – Janet McFarland
Treasurer – Jolene Rehm
Members at Large – Mary Green & Sally Kitchen
Laura Noletti presented a program Rulers, Rulers, Everywhere.  She gave us a lot of useful information on the do’s and don’ts of using rulers.
Show and Tell
Meeting adjourned
Respectfully submitted, Janet McFarland

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