Sunday, October 6, 2013

October Newsletter and September 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: October 14, 7:00 pm

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road


MEETING: Hand Appliqué, My Way

Plan to attend this meeting and learn from Effie Troyer as she relays to us her favorite method for hand appliqué.   Effie does beautiful work.  Come and see if this is a method that might work for you!



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. 


Wayne County Fair

A big “Thank You” from Peggy Hodge for your help at the Fair.  Dot Anderson, Mary Green, and Shirley Rodgers brought items to show. 

Gwen Hoover demonstrated Yo Yo’s, Bluework and Redwork items, Hexegons, Fringed Flannel quilts, and the Pizza Box quilt. 

Ruth Bishop demonstrated quilts and Aprons using precut fabrics; strips, charms, jelly rolls, and cake layers.

Peggy demonstrated Redwork Design and embroidery, turned edge finishing on quilts for the no binding look

Kevin Horst demonstrated a no-matching jelly roll quilt top design. 

This group represented TCQ very well and we thank you! 



Paula Chenevey is selling her Singer Featherweight sewing machine;  it is portable and comes with a case and attachments.  You can look it up with the number AK403696.  Paula’s number is 330-749-8134.  Please call if you are interested. 


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 Pat Hall, Sue Jusli, and Lucille Lozier.  Thank you, Ladies!!



Streetsboro 31st Annual Quilt Show: Oct 4 & 5 at the Faith Baptist Church, 9890 State Route 43 Streetsboro, Ohio.  Over 200 quilts, judged show, vendors mall, bake sale and refreshments.  Special Exhibits – Fundraiser Quilt and Baskets

Valley Quilt Guild 5th Annual Quilt Show; Oct 25 & 26 at the Dover National Guard Armory.  2800 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio.  Admission $4.00.  Vendors, Chinese Auction, Lunch and refreshments. 

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



Who among us owns a serger machine in addition to their “normal” sewing machine?  Do you ever think to use it for your quilting projects?  Many of us don’t think to utilize our sergers and yet we can add to our quilts with this machine.  Check out Fons & Porter.  Their Saturday, September 28th show focused on utilizing this marvelous machine for quilting and all that it can do.   I have a great serger and will be exploring ways to use it for quilting in the very near future. 



3 C flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter slightly softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
      1/3 cup sugar
      1 T cinnamon
      1 tsp nutmeg
      1 tsp ground ginger
      3/4 tsp ground allspice
  Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars on high until incorporated.  One at a time, add the eggs, mixing after each addition.  Scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat on high 2-3 minutes. Mix in vanilla and pumpkin.  Beat on high 1 minute. Add flour mixture and mix on medium speed until combined.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix 30 seconds. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes, or until dough firms (or you are ready to make cookies)  This batter is very sticky and works best when you have firm dough to roll balls.
    Pre-heat oven to 400* and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Prepare the topping by whisking together all ingredients in a small bowl. Drop 1" balls of dough into sugar mixture and roll until completely covered. Place on cookie sheets and bake on center rack for 10 minutes. (place waiting dough back in freezer)  Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


1 lb bulk sausage:   To this uncooked sausage add fresh herbs: 

           2 T thyme, 1 T minced sage, 1 T chopped basil, 1 T minced Rosemary

 Add 1 small onion, chopped fine, and salt/pepper to taste.

Using 1 package frozen puff pastry (thawed) unroll the 2 sheets of dough.  Slice each in half lengthwise.  Spread Dijon mustard across each of these dough quarters. Now cut each of these quarters into approximately 1 1/2" segments.   Spread a spoonful of the meat mixture across each of these segments and roll them up.  Place them on greased jelly roll pan, seam side down.  Bake at 375* for 30-40 minutes, or until golden and the meat is cooked through.


3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and halved
1 T. lemon juice
2 sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced as thin as possible
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup melted butter
Slice apples as thin as possible and toss w/ lemon juice. Reserve the nicest slices of apple and potato and layer the remaining slices in a greased 1 1/2 qt baking dish. Arrange reserved slices of apple and potato on top in a pinwheel design. Pour apple cider over slices and drizzle w/ half the melted butter. Bake, covered, 350* for 1 hr. Brush w/ remaining butter and bake, uncovered for 15 min.


Mix together: 

8oz cream cheese
2C powdered sugar
Add: 15oz pureed pumpkin
1T cinnamon
1T pumpkin pie spice
1tsp frozen orange concentrate
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with apple wedges or ginger snaps! 



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 2013

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    Sept. 16, 2013


Meeting called to order by Vice President Jeri Fickes.

Five guests were welcomed – Beulah Olinger, Cindy McKee, Steve Kitchen, Sara Jewell and Betty Brook (from Scotland).


Jeri announced that our grant request for funds from NEORQ for the upcoming children’s workshop was granted.  She will attend the next NEROQ meeting in October to receive the funds.   These funds will be used to purchase fabric for the workshop.  Another grant will be sent this month to NQA for additional funds for other supplies. 


Jeri reminded members of the upcoming pillowcase workshop Saturday Sept 21 9AM – 3PM at the church.  300 pillowcases were delivered to Community Action, Wayne County Children’s Advocacy and Every Womans House.  She read a letter received from Every Woman’s House thanking us for “partnering with them for the good of the community”.


Peggy Hodge gathered together a group of members to do demos at the Wayne County Fair.  They were well received – those participating were Peggy, Ruth Bishop, Gwen Hoover, Kevin Horst, Shirley Rogers and Mary Green.  Thanks to all of you!




Laura Noletti gave an update of the progress of the quilt show and there was discussion about the negative affects that the Amish Country Quilt show might have on ours in that theirs was not very well received this past weekend.     Laura asked that each member plan to submit at least 4 items for display at the show next year.  That would give us at least 200 items for show goers to view.  We will have an NQA judge but it is your option whether to have your project judged or not. 

There will be two classes at the show and it has been decided that guild members may attend those class free of charge in exchange for an equal amount of hours worked at the show.  Plan ahead !!!

If you haven’t started already plan to start on the two challenges soon.  Those have been outlined in past newsletters.   Letters have been sent to 25 vendors and we will follow up with them soon.  Laura expressed her thanks to the committee and stated that she will have a packet prepared for each member no later than the November meeting with information regarding the quilt show. 


Sally Kitchen presented our program by sharing her collection of TSMs {toy sewing machines} and gave us much information about them.  Her passion for these machines was evident in her delightful presentation. 


Show and tell.

Meeting adjourned



Respectfully submitted,

Janet McFarland, secretary


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