Friday, July 5, 2013

July Newsletter and June 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: July 8, 2013, 6:00 PM

First Church of God

 1953 Akron Road

Wooster, Ohio 44691


MEETING: Annual Picnic!  Note change of location and time!

This is always the best fun you can have regardless of wind, rain, cold, heat, etc!!  Hope everyone can make it this year.  We are being asked to bring a dish to share, 5 fat quarters, a Watermelon Challenge piece, and your Pizza Box challenge.  Table service and drinks will be provided.  The Watermelon Challenge can be anything you want sewn by you and containing a watermelon.  See you then…..dressed and ready for any weather ‘cause we’ve seen it all!


Carolyn Jackson

2597 Mount Eaton

Dalton, Oh 44618

Birthday; September 7

Carolyn lives in Arizona from November to April so you’ll have to get to know her quickly! 


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



Please check that your computer is aware of my email address and accepts your monthly newsletter.  Also please check how full your inboxes are as some of the newsletters are coming back! 

Please don’t forget to supply the editor with your pre-addressed, stamped envelopes to receive your monthly newsletter. 


Before basting your quilt top and batting, remove the creases from the batting.  Use a blow dryer or tumble the batt in your dryer. 

Alcohol prep pads can be used to clean a sticky sewing needle.  They are also good to keep around for your pricked fingers! 

Pipe cleaners are wonderful for cleaning your machine of all that fuzz!  Cut them to various lengths and try in your bobbin case.

A 3-ring binder is very handy for keeping a lot of your sewing tools.  Keep templates in clear page protectors; file all your needles in the clear divided pages.  Its easy to mark and label on these pages.  The binder takes up a lot less space and looks good on a shelf where you can grab it quickly. 


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.



There are none! 



Here are a couple of good dishes for pot lucks during the summer

Circus Peanut Jello Salad

1 lg orange jello – 6 oz.

1 can crushed pineapple

2, 11 0z cans mandarin oranges

1 bag circus peanuts

1 regular tub of cool whip

Drain and reserve the juice from the pineapple and oranges.  You need 3 cups.  If you are short, add some OJ.  Bring the liquid to a boil.  Add the circus peanuts and stir until melted; remove from the heat.  Add the jello and the cool whip, and fruit.  Pour into a 13 X 9 pan and cool overnight.  As you serve, flip the pieces over.

Rice Salad

1 pkg. chicken rice (Country Inn)

12 pimento olives

½ green pepper, dices

3 green onions, sliced

1 6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts

¼ tsp. curry

½ cup mayo

Cook rice without butter or frying and cool.

Add olives, peppers, and onions.  Half the artichokes.  Stir into the rice including the juice in the jar.  Add curry and mayo.  Mix and chill. 

Yummy Cheese Ball….especially for summer1

16 oz. softened cream cheese

1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple in hvy syrup, drained

2 cups chopped pecans (1 cup for rolling)

¼ c. chopped green pepper

2 TBL. Chopped onion

1 tsp. sea salt

Mix all, chill, form into a ball and roll in the chopped pecans.  Chill 24 hrs.




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 June 10, 2013 Meeting Minutes


President Jim Rawdon brought the meeting to order. 

Andrea Todor’s father was a guest tonight.  He is visiting from Hungary.


Treasurer reported a balance of $2118.64


Jeri and Janet reminded the guild of the pillowcase workday scheduled for June 22, 2013 at the church. 


Jeri reported that the Children’s workshop committee recently completed the grant application and sent it to NEORQC.  The grant was received and is under review.  Jeri also reported that lots of things are available to us thru NQA and that grant application is being worked on by the committee.


Jim read a thank you note from Mary Green stating how much she enjoys being a member of the guild.


Thanks from Sue Jusli for cards and prayers during her recent illness.


Kathy Ott and Shirley Rodgers gave an update of the upcoming picnic.  They are asking for additional help on the committee. 

Bring 5 fat quarters to the picnic.

Bring a covered dish to share – table service and drinks provided.

The challenge will be anything with watermelons on it.


Pizza box challenge boxes were distributed.  This is the last border.   The completed block should be brought to the July picnic meeting.


Lucile Lozier gave a presentation of gift items to make for friends.  She shared nearly 30 items and had patterns for some to share with members.  It was a well received program.


Show & tell.


Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland, secretary




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