Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Newsletter and October 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: November 11, 7:00 pm

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road



Join me in a whirlwind of creativity!  I have been making Christmas (and other) gifts for years and have quite a collection of ideas.  What do you have in your “arsenal”?  Let’s compare ideas.  I’ll Show-N-Tell some of mine; you bring some of yours, too! 



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. 



Each year we vote a member of Tree City the “Quilter of the Year”.  This honor can only be bestowed on a person one time.  It is at the November meeting that we vote on the Quilter of the Year.  The committee will direct us during the vote and count the votes.  The new Quilter of the Year is revealed at our Christmas Party.  Please be thinking about the different members of the guild and who YOU think has best reflected our purpose.  Page two of your booklet lists everyone and their years. 



Wow!  It is not too early to think about Christmas and all the great quilts you have to get done!!!  December 9 will be our annual Christmas party.  The committee has announced that it will be a pot-luck.  There will be a sign up sheet at the November meeting so you can get an idea of which delectable item everyone else will be bringing!!


This year’s challenge will be “Snowmen”.  Your project can be any size and anything related to snowmen. 


There will be a gift exchange with a $15 limit.  No one is obligated to participate in the exchange.  The committee says they have a new, fun way to exchange gifts and it would be fun if everyone was involved.  Your gifts must be related to quilting in some way. 







Every member of TCQ should be on at least 1 committee.  Our guild cannot function with out the participation of everyone.   There are committees that do not take a lot of commitment and there are committees that meet several times each year.  Please join in and do your part to help make the guild its best!   The following is a list of the committees; see what you like! 

            Christmas Party (meets to plan and execute our annual Christmas party.      Depends upon the group as to how many times you meet)

            Community Projects

            Hospitality (on-going through out the year)

            July Picnic (meets to plan and execute the July picnic.  Depends upon the group     how many times you meet)

            2014 Programs (Meets with the Vice President to determine programs for each      month.  Contacts any guests, introduces programs each month)

            2014 Membership Booklet: Vicky Hartzler, Barb Byler

            NEORQC (represents TCQ along with the President at the quarterly meetings)

            Newsletter: Barb Byler

            Nominating (Meets to review the membership and ask for members to serve in       any vacant offices.  Depends upon the committee how many times you must          meet)

            Quilter of the Year (Meet to organize how you want the guild to vote on Quilter          of the Year)

            Sunshine (On-going throughout the year.  Sends cards and greetings to        members)

            Trips & Workshops (Can be year-round commitment.  Set the calendar, contact     places, and organize workshops and trips for the guild)

            Wayne County Fair (Works with the Extension Office, encourages TCQ       members to participate, demonstrates at the Fair)

            By-Laws & Finance; as appointed by current President:

            Refreshments (3 people each month)


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



Ideas are coming fast and furious for the 2014 show!  You will want to be a part of the many exciting things that will take place that weekend.  Plan now to get some projects done so they are ready to display.  You are going to love the workshops that are being planned!  Come to the November meeting to learn more details. 



Brought to you by Jane Richardson, Cassie Anderson, and Effie Troyer.  Thank you, Ladies!!




2013 Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop “Creating traditions”: Oct. 29 – Nov.1



Do you ever have an appliqué piece you want to place “just so” on your quilt top but have no reference points for placement?  I’ve tried the disappearing marking pens but the lines always disappear TOO fast!  Pilot (and probably other manufacturers) make what is called a FRICTION pen.  They mark and then, with any type of friction, the ink disappears.  You can use these pens on your quilt tops/appliqué pieces…marking on the right side, then, when you have everything lined up where you want it, just iron and the ink disappears!!  Buy one and try it out.  I’ll bet you’ll be amazed!


Have you heard of a web site called WORDLES?  It is this very cool site where you create a collage of words.  I entered about 28 words that remind me of fall.  Then, you choose a color choice, press keys and the site arranges your words in a collage…kind of like a crossword puzzle without the lines and work!   Print it out and put it in a frame, or print them on a quilt, or a T-shirt, or on a ……..   I have made one for every season and have a frame in my entry way that I change every few months.  I’m going to make one for quilting, too!  Look it up and have some fun! 


How do you store your quilts?  Wrapping them in plastic is bad and folding them up and storing them in a cedar chest or other wooden cabinet is bad, so what is left?  Some people lay all their quilts on an extra bed so they are flat and cover them with a sheet.  If you use that bed a lot, that could be a lot of work!  How about rolling them up and storing them in a pillow protector?  You know, that zipper case that goes over your pillows and under the pillow case itself.  You can sew a label on the outside of the case to identify the quilt and then stack them on a closet shelf.  They are readily available, don’t cost very much and protect your quilts from dust and light.  



1 - 16oz bag frozen hash browns, thawed
1 chopped onion
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can shoe peg corn (undrained)
1 can cream-style corn
1 can roasted garlic flavored chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk (whole or skim)
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir gently.
Cook on low 6-8 hrs. Serve with sour cream or shredded cheese.

2 1/2 C cooked brown rice
3 green onions, chopped
1 C lowfat cottage cheese
1 tsp dillweed
1/4 C Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/2 C Lowfat Milk
Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Pour into a lightly greased casserole. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

48oz jar Great Northern beans
16oz salsa
2 tsp chili powder
1 cup water
1 rotisserie chicken, picked (or canned chicken)
8oz Monterey Jack cheese, grated
Mix all together and heat through but don't boil.




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 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 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,  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 Quilter’s Guild; Meeting Minutes   October 21, 2013


Meeting called to order by President Jim Rawdon.

Three guests were welcomed – Agnes Steiner, Hannah Miller and Wilda McDaniel.


The treasurer reported a balance of $1932.53 as of Oct 1, 2013.


Gwen Hoover introduced guest Hannah Miller who she helped with a 4-H quilt project.  Hannah is a member of Country Cousins 4-H club.  She received best of county on her quilt.  She was also awarded Outstanding of the day at the Ohio State Fair and her quilt was displayed at the Wayne County Fair.  Hannah said Gwen was a great helper. 


Shirley Rhodes, Kim Panter and Jolene Rehm are putting together this years Christmas party for the December meeting.


Members were reminded that we will vote on quilter of the year in November.  It would be a good idea to review the purpose of the guild in our membership booklet to help you decide on who you vote for. 


Jim reminded everyone of the two challenges for the upcoming quilt show in 2014.


Jim asked if members would be interested in a “hug” blanket project for chemo patients.  Barb Byler suggested that be given to the community project committee for consideration.


Our program this month was presented by Effie Troyer.  She gave a very informative presentation on hand appliqué.  Her tips and ideas were well received by all members.


Respectfully submitted, Janet McFarland, secretary.



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