Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Newsletter and August 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: September 16, 7:00 pm

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road


Please note the change of date!!  The September meeting is ALWAYS the 3rd Monday of the month



            Our guest speaker has cancelled due to an unexpected surgery.  You will have to      attend to find out what program takes her place! 



Please welcome our 2 new members:

Cyndee Gamery                                                        Krisha Garcia

110 N. West Lebanon Road Lot #67                      16780 Buckhart Road

Dalton, Oh 44618                                                      Orrville, Oh 44667

330-985-0110, home                                               801-450-8168, cell

330-465-4250, cell                                                   Krishag80@gmail.com


12-16                                                                          8-15



Hard to believe but it is time to begin looking ahead to next year.  According to our bylaws, membership dues are to be paid by the first meeting in January to be included in the new directory.  However, it is always better to have them paid and distribute the new booklet in December……so you know what’s coming in January!   It’s time to think about getting dues collected. 


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



We are searching for someone that has the skills to paint advertising signs for the guild.  These are sandwich style boards, 2 of them, to be set out for the public.  Does anyone letter or paint?  Do you know someone that might be able to help us?  Please contact Laura Noletti.

Have you begun one of the challenges for the show yet?  Don’t wait too long!!!  Inspiration can be found all around you!  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. 



Brought to you by Betty Boreman, Nancy Danby, and Lola Franks



September 12 – 14; Amish Country Quilt Show

$7.00 admission, 10 – 5 daily, located at the Buckeye Event Center




Rotisserie chicken or left over grilled chicken - 2 cups chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 one-serving container of lemon yogurt
¼ C mayonnaise
2 T milk
½ sweet red pepper, diced
2 cups fresh, clean blueberries
1 cup orzo pasta, cooked al-dente and drained
Mix all thoroughly and gently in large bowl. Chill. Serve over lettuce leaves.


Peel and slice as many cucumbers as needed. Place in bowl of lightly salted water (enough to cover cukes) and chill overnight.
Thinly slice one large sweet onion and add to cucumbers in bowl.
Boil redskinned potatoes in their skins until fork-tender. Drain and cool potatoes in refrigerator (not in cucumber water!)
Drain cukes and onions and squeeze dry. Place back in bowl. Chop potatoes into bite-sized chunks....with or without skin. Add to bowl of cucumbers and onions. Toss gently with olive oil and vinegar with a bit of sugar and dill weed to taste.






Fifth Annual Holiday Treat for Quilters -

First Weekend in December:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 6-8, 2013

 Pre-registration NOT required to shop in the One-Stop Marketplace!

Join us for one day, or stay for all three at the
Dublin Crowne Plaza, 600 Metro Place in Dublin, Ohio.
(Near the intersection of I-270 & SR 161 on WEST side )

Give yourself a holiday treat and join your favorite quilt shop owners the first weekend in December for demos of quick gifts and decor items you still have time to make during a Saturday Round Robin session. Marketplace will be open Friday & Saturday with larger spaces dedicated to the shops. All the shops in one location for your shopping convenience. 

Sew-In starts Friday at 9:00 am and continues through Sunday at 9 pm.

FRIDAY... Demos, Sew-In AND Marketplace  Need inspiration, new techniques, a gift, or just time to sew? Start the weekend on Friday!

 DEMO/LECTURE AREA ~ Each shop owner will have the stage for a half hour to share tips and tools. 1:30 - 4:00 pm. Included with Marketplace entry...FREE for Friends. Sew-In Retreat check-in starts at 9:00 am Friday. Reserve your table and sew to your heart's content. Design, cutting & ironing stations provided. Goodie Bag. Only $70 with Friends card for all weekend.

MARKETPLACE with all your favorite quilt shops in one location. Fabrics, kits, tools, notions and more...shop NOON - 5:00 pm. $5 entry fee, Quilt Spree Friends cardholders are FREE.

QUILTERS' DESSERT - a Friday night Open House from 6:30 - 8 pm. Bring your favorite Christmas treats to share (with a copy of the recipe for display) and socialize with fellow quilters. View the Christmas quilt display. Don't miss out on this fun evening! Beverage bar with coffees,teas, hot chocolate, flavors and more included. Wine available at the hotel lounge. $10

SATURDAY...Round Robin, Buffet & Marketplace  

 ROUND ROBIN with numerous holiday gift and decor demos is only $20. Our Round Robin is designed with small groups in a classroom setting. Shop owners will each showcase last minute gift ideas, with demos on gifts as well as quilting techniques to make the gift quickly, then the entire group moves to another classroom.
Includes free admission to Marketplace. Sign up soon...last year filled up quickly.
Check-in begins at 8:30 am - Session 9:00 am - NOON

MARKETPLACE with all your favorite quilt shops in one location. Fabrics, kits, tools, notions and more...shop NOON - 3:00 pm. $5 entry fee, Spree Friends cardholders are FREE.

BUFFET LUNCH ~ Take a breather from shopping and join us for a Buffet ~~ only $13.50 paid in advance. Limited seating available...includes full hot and cold buffet, drinks, tip and tax. Open to everyone.

SEW-IN continues...

SUNDAY...Sew-In continues until 9 pm

Hotel Information:
   Stay overnight at the Dublin Crowne Plaza.
   Sign up at our online store or call 614/764-2200 to book a $99 room for up to 4

   guests, includes full breakfast buffet.

Involved Stores:
Creations SewClever, 

The Glass Thimble,
Paw Patch, QuiltTrends
Red Rooster Quilts

Questions? Call 800/228-6624   



Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline, 10368 Old Mill RD, Spencer, Ohio 44275, 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609,   www.quiltingbythemill.com.  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 rawdon@ohio.net





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: Baquilter33@aol.com





Tree City Quilters Guild

Meeting Minutes       Aug. 12, 2013


Meeting called to order by President Jim Rawdon.

Two new members welcomed – Krisha Garcia and Cindy Gamery.


Jim read a thank you note from West View Manor for the 150 dining scarves the guild recently made and donated to them.


He read notices about two upcoming quilt shows:

Morrow County Quilt show Oct 5 & 6

Streetsboro Quilt Show Oct 5 & 6


A request was made for volunteers to do demos at the Wayne County Fair.


It was announced that we have lost two of our members.

Both Donna Williams and Heather Sensibaugh passed away since our last meeting.   Gwen sent cards to both families.  It was suggested that a memorial be set up at our next quilt show for these ladies.  That will be taken to the quilt show committee.


Vicky Hartzler asked if anyone else would like to volunteer to be on the committee for our next retreat in 2015.  They will meet soon to decide on instructors and projects.  Currently the committee consists of Vicky, Sara Bistline, Bonnie Krueger, Jim Rawdon, Barb Byler and Mary Lou Nuzum.  Contact Vicky if interested in joining this committee.


Carol Remington asked if anyone would be interested in volunteering with Hospice to go into homes of patients who want someone to quilt with them.  A list of volunteers will be compiled.  Contact Carol if interested.


Jeri and Janet reported that pillowcases will be delivered Tuesday Aug. 13th to Community Action, Every Woman’s House and Wayne County Children’s Advocacy.  They plan to take 100 pillowcases to each agency.  Another pillowcase work day is planned for Sat. Sept 21st 9AM to 3PM at the Church.  Sign up list was circulated.


Our program on Art Quilts was presented by Jean Evans.  Jean is an award winning artist/quilter who has had her works shown at National Quilt shows in Paducah and Dallas among others.  She presented an excellent program on painting fabrics and art quilts.


During Show and Tell many members brought completed projects from the recent pizza box challenge.


Meeting adjourned.



Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland, secretary