Monday, March 4, 2013

March Newsletter and February Minutes

Meeting: March 11, 2013, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road

MEETING: Seminole Piecing 101

Listen as Rose Marie Baab teaches us about Seminole Piecing. Don’t know what that is?! Well…come and find out! Rose Marie always has interesting and informative programs.


Please welcome: Sue Gross Janie Terwilliger

2750 Millersburg Road 4400 Melrose Drive #58

Wooster, Ohio 44691 Wooster, Ohio 44691

Cell; 330-465-4714 Phone; 330-465-1052

Birthday; November 19 November 3


Saturday, March 2, 2013 will be the pillowcase making workday! More information is available by contacting Janet McFarland and Jeri Fickes.

Mary Lou posted lots of pictures from our December party. Check them out if you have not already.


You may not believe that kit is coming, but Spring will soon be here and with it….the TCQ Retreat! What a wonderful time has been planned with great instructors and tons of fun! Even if you cannot sew all weekend, plan to attend the trunk show and lecture with Janet Andrews Saturday, April 6 at 7:00. You could also come for dinner! The lecture and trunk show is free for Tree City Quilters. Take advantage of this opportunity and have some fun at the same time.


Rose Marie Baab is wondering if anyone might be interested in sharing room expenses during the retreat. Yes, any of us could go home at night but half the fun is staying with everyone and sewing at all hours! If you are interested, please see Rose Marie at the March meeting. Jim, Kevin, and Barry need not apply!

TIP OF THE MONTH: Things to consider before quilting

  • Thread: You have made the decision whether you are going to use rayon, polyester, or cotton. Now, what color? Do you want the thread to “pop” or blend into the background? Don’t just lay your spool of thread on your quilt top to judge the color. The amount of thread color on the spool influences our eyes and does not give a true idea of what it may look like. Instead, pull thread off the spool and drape it onto the top.
  • Batting; if you have used dark colors in your quilt and/or backing, please consider using black batting. Even if your needle is fresh, you have used the correct batting, and the top is basted well, your needle can still hit some of the batting and push it through to the back. If you have used white or natural, you will see all the little bits that get pushed through with the needle.

Do you know which batting is the warmest? Which lasts through many machine washes and would be great for baby quilts? Polyester!

Which batting shows off quilting the best? Wool!

Which batting will remain strong and full in your quilting pattern for wall hangings and bed quilts? A cotton/poly blend.

It pays to read the batting packages and know the characteristics of each Discuss it with your long-arm quilter but you should have an idea which batting is best for your particular project.


Brought to you by; Wilma McCurdy, Gwen Hoover, and Mabel Stocker


4 c. chopped, cooked chicken
4 c cooked rice (wild rice combination)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans French Style green beans
1 jar sliced pimiento, drained
1 onion, chopped
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can (8oz) sliced water chestnuts, drain
Mix all together, pour into greased 9x13 casserole. Bake 350* - 30 minutes.

16oz thin spaghetti noodles, cooked al-dente and drained
Approx 6 cups homemade spaghetti meat sauce, or ~
1 - 1 1/2 lbs ground beef sautéed with 1 chopped onion and 8oz chopped mushrooms. When beef is browned and veggies are tender, drain off grease and add your favorite jarred spaghetti sauce (2 jars).
[Amount of sauce needed is determined by number of people you are feeding. You can always stretch with tomato sauce if necessary.]
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 T melted butter
16 oz container small curd cottage cheese
16 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
In large bowl mix together eggs, melted butter and Parmesan cheese then toss with cooked spaghetti noodles. Layer 1/2 of the noodles on the bottom of lasagna pan or large casserole dish, then half the cottage cheese, half the sauce and half the cheese. Repeat. Cover and bake at 350* for 40 min. Uncover and continue to bake 20 minutes more.


March; bring your now personalized pizza box and your center medallion measuring

12 1/2 inches, trade boxes, receive border #1 choice/instructions. If you did not receive a pizza box because of the overwhelming response to the challenge (!) Barb will have them for you at the meeting.

April; bring in your pizza box with the first border completed, trade boxes, receive border #2 choices/instructions

May; bring in your pizza box with the second border completed, trade boxes, receive border #3 choices/instructions

June; bring in your pizza box with the third border completed, trade boxes, receive border #4 choices/instructions

July; bring in your pizza box with the 4th border completed, Get Your Pizza Box Returned, receive finishing choices/instructions

Sally and I hope you will join us on this journey!


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: Jim Rawdon Vice President: Jeri Fickes

Secretary: Janet McFarland Treasurer: Jolene Rehm

Members at Large: Mary Green and Sally Kitchen

Newsletter: Barbara Byler:

Tree City Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes February 11, 2013

Meeting called to order by Pres. Jim Rawdon.

Janie Terwilliger was welcomed as a new member.

Cassie read thank you cards from those receiving the baby quilts for first baby of 2014.

Treasurer reported a balance of $5285.13.

No additions or corrections to minutes of last meeting.

Vicky Hartzler reported we still have openings for the retreat.

Laura Noletti gave a report on 2014 quilt show committee meeting. Looking at possible other locations. The theme of the show will be “City Blues”. There will be two challenges. One will be a city scape and the other shades of blue. More information will follow. 1st choice of date is August 7-9. Vicky reported that a pattern has been decided for the raffle quilt.

Sally Kitchen explained the guidelines for the Pizza Box Round Robin. Pizza boxes and instructions were distributed to those who signed up.

Baby quilts for 2014: Lola Franks will make the girl quilt, Kim Panter will make the boy quilt. Sara Bistline will quilt them, Mary Lou Nuzum will make labels and Jim Rawdon will bind them. Thanks to all these volunteers.

Sara Bistline reported that she received thank you notes for quilts sent to Colorado – she will being them to the next meeting.

Jim asked if anyone is interested in making dining scarves for the residents at Westview Manor. Tabled until next meeting.

Jeri Fickes and Janet McFarland explained the pillow case project and a sign up sheet was circulated for the workshop to be held on March 2nd at the Church from 9AM to 3PM. Question was asked about where the pillow cases will go. Jeri and Janet have some ideas but are open to suggestions. Some mentioned are Children’s Services, children’s homes, Village Network.

Sara McKee gave a very informative and interesting presentation on the history of and making straw hats. She shared many examples of hats from different eras and some she had made herself.

Show and Tell, Meeting adjourned, Refreshments

Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland