Thursday, May 30, 2013

June Newsletter and May 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: June 10, 2013, 7:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road


MEETING: Gifts for Your Friends

Lucille Lozier will present this month’s program with a wonderful variety of ideas….over 20 ideas for gifts!  Tried and true…come and see if Lucille’s ideas spark your imagination.    



Lois Ann Moreland has new information.  Please make the changes in your booklet. 

13329 Private Road 231

Big Prairie, Oh 44611


There is a correction to Jean Brugger’s email address.  Please make the necessary changes in your booklet and/or computer. 


Mary Lou posted lots of pictures from the Spring Retreat!  Check them out if you have not already. 


TIP OF THE MONTH: Keep up with new notions!   

The Quick Ripper ~ this amazing little zoom-ripper makes short work of miss-sewn seams and will even rip out machine embroidery.  It runs on one AA battery.  As with any sharp seam ripper, be aware that if you are not careful you CAN rip your fabric! $21.95



Seam Fix ~ for the 'low-tech' customers, or you who want something simple and awesome.  This ripper has a very long, sharp point to make catching those tiny stitches very easy. Notice on the opposite end of the ripper is a rubbery 'honey dipper' sort of shape that is used to rub away the little eyelashes of thread left behind after your seam is ripped. Priced at $6.95 you can buy several because you know we can NEVER find the seam ripper when/where we need it! $6.95



Bohin Glue Pen Refills ~ Working with the Creative Grids Double Wedding Ring templates designed by Judy Niemeyer, Judy recommends using the glue pen to make sewing the curves a breeze.  Refills are vailable, too.  Pens $2.68 each

                          glue pen                                            refill



Dates have been set; September 26 & 27, 2014 at the Buckeye Events Center.  Mark your calendars!  There will be a short workshop on Friday and a longer workshop on Saturday.  Keep watching the newsletter for up to date information! 

Challenges for the show will be

1.  A City-scape that could be a city skyline; a "city" view including a scene from above; a close up of an event or location, etc.  These quilts must be 120 inches total perimeter or less.  This means they must measure 120" or less all around.  For example, a 30 by 30 quilt would be a maximum size square.  The measurement of all sides must add up to 120 or less. 

2.  Shades of Blue - This project must be at least 50% blue (backing does not count).  This perimeter limit is 200 inches.  It can be clothing, home decoration, quilt, bag, wallhanging, etc. Clothing, bags, and other like Items do not have size limits. 



During United Quilt Guild’s quilt show July 19-21, 2013 there will be a Certified Appraiser available on the 19th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Costs are $45 for written and $25 for verbal appraisals. These are directed at replacement value and for insurance purposes only but you do find out some details about quilt history.  

Time slots are still available.

Contact Dee Hart – or 330-352-9715 to sign up for a time slot.



Brought to us by Marian Wellert, Lou Ella Imhoff, and Tonya Wellert.  Thank you ladies! 



Have you ever tried Pizza on your grill?  If not, this summer is the time to give it a try!  Use your favorite dough recipe or buy frozen dough.  Roll it out and lay it directly on your grill rack.  Let it cook until the top begins to bubble.  Take it off the grill, turn it over and add your toppings.  Set the pizza back on the grill with indirect heat, close the lid and cook until the cheese is hot and bubbly!  We love the ease of cooking pizza on the grill.  We also love the smoky flavor we get by using a charcoal grill.  Very easy and great tasting! 

ROASTED VEGGIE ORZO PASTA (great for your vegetarian friends or family)
1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
1/2 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces
1 red pepper seeded and coarse-chopped
1 small zucchini sliced into 2" 'matchsticks'
1 yellow pepper seeded and coarse-chopped
8oz sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 red onion sliced thin and chopped
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    zest/juice from 1 lemon
    1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  1 cup crumbled feta
   In 400* over heat grill pan until HOT. Cook orzo according to package directions.  Meanwhile place veggies in large bowl.  In small bowl or shaker combine dressing and mix well. Pour over veggies and toss well to coat.  Remove grill pan from oven, spray with cooking spray or drizzle with bit of olive oil.  Using slotted spoon remove veggies from dressing, reserving dressing, and spread veggies on hot grill pan.  Place in oven and roast for 15-20 min. Turn veggies once if desired.  Remove from oven when veggies begin to brown and allow to cool. In very large bowl toss cooked orzo, cooled veggies, reserved dressing and remaining finish ingredients.  Serve at room temp or chilled.


A reminder from Jim for everyone that is sewing the dining scarves to please bring them to the meeting.  Thank you! 


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,       Meeting minutes May 13, 2013


Meeting called to order by Jim Rawdon, President.

Welcome to guests Bev Owen and Vicky Bailey.  Carolyn Jackson was welcomed as a new member.


Treasurer reports current balance of $2164.64


Laura Noletti shared that former member Billy Mayfield’s daughter passed away and asked that we send cards to Billy.



Janet McFarland announced the next pillowcase workday will be Sat. June 22 from 9AM to 3PM at the Church.  Bring a sack lunch and snack to share.  Sign up sheet was placed on the table.  She also reported that she and Jeri had made several calls to local agencies and are putting together a list for distribution.


Vicky gave us a report of the recent quilting retreat.

Expenses were $4763.17 and income was $4125.00 so the guild was responsible for the balance of $638.17.  That is well under the allowed $1000 for the retreat.  There were 25 participants and of that 20 were guild members.  An evaluation was completed by each participant and on a rating of 1-5 nearly all were rated 4-5.  There were many compliments and comments for the next retreat.


Sara Bistline has completed the quilting for the 2014 raffle quilt and Bonnie Krueger will be binding it.  We can then begin selling raffle tickets. 


Jim Rawdon asked for a list of those making dining scarves for Westview Manor and asked that we bring what we have made to the June meeting. 



Jeri Fickes outlined a proposed Kids sewing program for 2014.

Teach kids to make a quilt – possibly middle school age

Our guild purpose is to promote quilting – this fits that criteria

2-3 day workshop  to make a rag quit

She has checked and we can use one of the schools

The federal lunch program would provide breakfast and lunch

Her vision is to have a group of 15-20 with a guild mentor for each participant.

She has calculated the expense for the project at this rate of participation and it could cost around $750. 

Grants available thru NEROQ for $300 – deadline July 1st – Jeri

will apply.   Grants also available thru NQA  - deadline Oct. 15th – she will also apply there.

We need a committee.

Laura Noletti motioned that we move forward with the project applying for grants and requesting members to become involved in a committee to put the class together.  Pat Hall seconded.

Sign up sheet for the committee was placed on the table in back.


Pizza box challenge.  Those participating picked up the pizza boxes and will complete another border and return them to the next meeting.


Program – Sally Kitchen is very ill and was not able to present the program on small sewing machines.  Barb Byler got together a program on antique quilts and several members brought quilts and shared a history of each one.  It was a delightful program enjoyed by all.  Thanks Barb for coming thru at the last minute.


Show and tell.

Meeting adjourned.



Respectfully submitted, Janet McFarland, secretary