Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Party Photos

I have uploaded the Christmas party photos to Shutterfly. I have also added Vicky to the Quilter of the Year album and created an album for 2014 guild officers.

Check out picture[s] from the album 2013 TCQ Christmas P on the Share site Tree City Quilters.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Newsletter and November Minutes

Tree City Quilter’s Guild

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: December 9, 6:00 PM

Parkview Christian Church

1912 Burbank Road


MEETING; TCQ Annual Christmas Party!

This year our party will be a potluck.  Please bring a dish to share with everyone.  This year’s challenge is “Snowmen”.  Your project can be any size and anything related to Snowmen.  This will be a gift exchange with a $15 limit.  No one is obligated to participate in the exchange.  The committee has promised a new, fun way to exchange gifts and it would be fun if everyone was involved.  Please relate your gift to quilting in some way. 


It’s that time of year!  Your $15 dues for the year 2014 are due by the January meeting.  HOWEVER, if you wish to be included in the membership booklet, you must pay your dues by the December meeting.  New booklets will be prepared and printed before January.


Please welcome our new member, Agnes Steiner

Agnes lives at 121 Countryview Ave, Dalton, Ohio 44618

330-828-8162 home phone, 330-287-8550 cell phone


If you have not already found it, Tree City Quilters has a Facebook page. To find it, type “Tree City Quilters Guild, Wooster, Ohio” in the search box on the facebook page. Click “Like” and you will get the posts. Facebook does not send everyone who likes a page, every post but you can maximize the number of posts you get by frequently liking items or writing comments. If it has been a while since you have gotten a post, you can always go to the Facebook page to see if something new has been added.


Mary Lou will try to post a couple times a month. But the page is for all of us. It is the place you can post photos of your completed projects for others to see. Just snap a digital photo, go to the TCQ group page and click on “write a post” Your photo will be included on the page and we all will be able to see it.


This is also a good place to write recommendations for shops you like, books or patterns that others may want to know about. You don’t need to include a photo to post. Just go to “write a post” and tell us about the shop, books, pattern you have found. If you run across a good sale, other guild members may want to know about it. New notions are another thing to write about. If you like to use it, others may also. Sewing/quilting tips and links to tutorials and other items would also be appreciated. The more we all use this page, the better it will be.


My sincere apologies for the sparseness and lateness of this newsletter.  At the same time my mother-in-law passed away, our computer crashed….permanently!  I have lost all previous copies of the newsletter going back quite a few years.   So, today has been the first moment I have found the time to sit down and TRY to learn the new system.  Can we spell FRUSTRATION?!  I hope someone has the logo and can send it to me.  In the meantime, I’m working on downloading an actual template for the newsletter and have plans for a great new look!  


For our guild year 2014, the officers will be:

President; Jeri Fickes, Vice President; Barb Byler, Secretary; Sara McKee, Treasurer; Jolene Rehm

Members at Large Mary Green and Sally Kitchen


As promised, here is the “recipe” for the laundry detergent that I have been using. 

1 – 4 lb 12 oz box of BORAX

1 – 4 lb Box of BAKING SODA

1 box LAUNDRY SODA (I have only found Arm & Hammer.  It is in a yellow box and yes, it is different than soda we cook with.)

3 bars FELLS NAPTHA OR IVORY SOAP: grated (I use a micro plane….takes about 15 minutes)

Optional; OXICLEAN

Mix all.  Use 1 TABLESPOON per load.  2 if it is heavily soiled.  I find that 1 recipe lasts me about 6 months.  I can find everything I need at Walmart or Drugmart. 

Can’t get grease spots off a shirt?  Try rubbing in DAWN dish detergent and then washing.  Works great! 


1 8-oz pkg imitation crab meat, shredded
2 8-oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
1-2 green onions, minced
1 T prepared horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4-5 drops hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Beat cream cheese and blend in remaining ingredients except nuts. Spread mixture in 9" pie plate. Top with nuts. Bake, uncovered, 375* for 20-30 minutes. Makes 3 cups. Serve with assorted crackers. sigh....




Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10368 Old Mill Road, Spencer, Ohio 44275; 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609.  You need to have your backing 4” longer and wider than your top.  Batting is available.  Do you want to quilt your own top?  Ask me about renting time on the Gamill Premier. 

Handcrafted by JR, Jim Rawdon 16737 Warwick Road, Marshallville, Ohio 44645.  Long arm quilting, machine embroidery.  See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or email

Spoke N Stitch, Kim Panter 16780 Burkhart Road, Orrville, Ohio 44667.  I am willing to pick up and deliver in the Wayne/Holmes area. Phone number; 330 682 0711 (home) and 330 749 0474 (cell) I have my cell with me all the time. Please give me a call!

Tree City Quilter’s Guild; Officers 2013

President: Jim Rawdon           Vice President; Jeri Fickes

Secretary; Janet McFarland    Treasurer; Jloene Rehm

Members at Large; Mary Green and Sally Kitchen



Tree City Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes, November 11, 2013


Meeting was opened by Pres. Jim Rawdon.  He thanked any veterans for their service to our country.  New member Agnes Steiner was welcomed to our group.

Treasurer reported a balance of $1967.90

Secretary corrected name in last months minutes.  Shirley Rhodes should be Shirley Rogers.

 We all sang happy birthday to those with November birthdays.

 Shirley Rogers reminded everyone of the Christmas party December 9th at 6PM – note time difference from regular meeting.

There will be an optional $15 gift exchange, covered dish dinner and the challenge is anything “Snowman”..

Barb Byler passed out information about the quilt show to those unable to receive it via email.

 Mabel Stocker presented the slate of officers for 2014.

President will be Jeri Fickes

V.President Barb Byler

Secretary Sara McKee

Treasurer Jolene Rehm

Members at Large Mary Green and Sally Kitchen

Barry Jollif moved that we close nominations and accept this slate of officers, Ruth Bishop seconded.  Motion carried.

Betty Boreman and Janet McFarland passed around papers for all to vote on the quilter of the year.  Results will be revealed at the Christmas Party in December.

Jeri Fickes gave an update on the pillowcase project and read a letter she had received from Sandy Hook commending the guild for the project.  We are less than 50 pillowcases away from the goal of 500.  She stated that we will not have another workshop but members are encouraged to make pillowcases and bring them to her. 

Jeri and Dot Anderson attended the NEROC meeting to accept the grant money that was awarded to us for the Childrens’ Workshop planned for June 2014.  The application was for $300 and their check was $250.  Jeri said she would put in the difference if the guild could not do it.  Janet McFarland motioned that the guild pick up the $50 difference, Cassie Anderson seconded – motion carried.  We have not heard from NQA regarding our grant application to them.

Our program was presented by Barb Byler – she shared many ideas for gifts we can make for friends and family, Rose Marie Baab and Dot Anderson also shared items they had made either for gifts or decorations.