Monday, April 1, 2013

April Newsletter and March 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: April 8, 2013, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road


MEETING: The Joys and Struggles of Long Arm Quilting

Join us as our panel of experts share their agonies and ecstasies of long arm quilting.  Gather advice and ask questions from our very own experts! 



Please welcome:      Andrea Fodor

                                    5651 Fredericksburg Road

                                    Wooster, Oh 44691




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. 



Color Choices; develop your personal color style by noticing only color when visiting quilt shows or looking at quilts in books and magazines.  Note the color combinations you like best – brights, pastels, or jewel tones, Determine if your preference is one or two color quilts or scrap quilts.

Cut Smart; to cut the maximum number of pieces from a fabric strip, open out the strip.  To cut many pieces, layer several strips and cut them at the same time.  

Threading; to make threading a needle easier, lick the NEEDLE eye to attract the dry thread tail. 



Brought to you by; Vicky Hartzler and Susan Wilson



4 - 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 cup chicken stock
6 Tbsp. capers
1 (14-oz.) can quartered artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
   Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Add flour + salt and pepper and seal. Shake to coat chicken.   Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add chicken. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned. Add garlic, onions, celery and mushrooms; cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender.  Add lemon juice and zest, broth, capers, and artichoke hearts; cook, turning chicken halfway through, for 18 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Serve with rice, quinoa or pasta.

1 lb sleeve of Polish sausage, smoked sausage, kielbasa, or cooked sausage of your choice. Chop into bite-size pieces
1 lg can Veg-All veggies for stew, drained
2 -15oz can beef or chicken broth
15oz can stewed or diced tomatoes (undrained)
3 onions, rough-chopped
1 small head of cabbage, peeled, cored and chunked
In large stock-pot, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer all day. Serve with crusty bread.

1 can peach pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1 - 4oz can crushed pineapple
½ cup melted butter
In 9x13 casserole dish, layer peach pie filling, cake mix, crushed pineapple and drizzle melted butter over all. Bake at 350* 25 min, or until golden. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.



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





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  

March 11, 2013 Meeting Minutes


Meeting brought to order by Pres. Jim Rawdon. Two guests in attendance – Bev Fash and Jean Berger.  Andrea Todor was welcomed as a new member.


Jim read a thank you card from the Church for our recent donation.


Treasurer reported balance of $5315.13


Vicky Hartzler gave an update on the retreat.  She also reported that fabric and pattern has been chosen for the raffle quilt.


Jeri Fickes reported on the recent Pillowcase workshop.  Over 200 pillowcases are completed.  18 people attended the workshop.  Jeri and Janet will be planning another work day next month.


Jim showed a sample of the dining scarves that Westview Manor has requested.  Anyone interested in making some of them should contact Jim.


Rose Marie Babb gave a very interesting presentation on Seminole Piecing.  She had lots of samples for members to see.


Show & Tell




Meeting adjourned


Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland, secretary