Friday, September 9, 2016

September Newsletter


Tree City Quilters’ 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: September 19, 2016; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:
Hi, Quilt Guild Friends.  I hope you loved cruising to the Caribbean last month. Though the beginning of the cruise was a little rocky, we enjoyed smooth sailing once we took our "Smartie" Dramamine. Our ship's floor show by Kori Turner-Goodhart grabbed our attention as we enjoyed her beautiful, unique quilts and stories. In keeping with our Caribbean cruise theme, our August challenge is all about colorful batiks and bright fabrics. This time, you are to choose either batik fabrics or brightly colored fabrics from your stash and make something that is at least 12" square. This is a little bigger than the previous challenges. You may use other fabric from your stash, but your stitched item must be made of 75% batik or bright fabrics. If you make this challenge item and bring it completed to any of our "Show and Tells" between now and our December meeting, you will receive a cute Caribbean fish wooden button. 
This has been a busy month, with workshops and our bus trip on Aug. 25. A special thank you to Sarah Bistline and her committee for planning such a fun shopping trip! Keep working on your quilt show items, and I will see you all next month as we visit Colonial Williamsburg. Shirley Rodgers and Kim Panter will present our program on a new, fun challenge (not to be confused with our monthly stash busting challenges), and we will talk QUILT SHOW!  ðŸ™‚ Sally
(The past challenges are listed below.)
Jan. - theme fabric - token is an elephant bead
Feb. - purple & yellow or purple & green fabric (Mardi Gras) - glass bead token
March (2 challenges) plaid or check fabric - glass bead token; 
         Celtic Theme item for a token that's a Celtic Cross or tree of life charm 
April - Floral fabrics (60% floral - may add other fabrics from stash) - token is a       
             wooden butterfly button 
May- All Neutral fabrics or neutral fabrics plus one color fabric (must be 50% neutral 
          fabrics) - make an item at least 8" square and receive 3 tokens or make a   
          modern quilt for our quilt show challenge with the above fabrics and receive 
          5 tokens. - tokens are neutral colored chip beads
June - Make one item that is at least 8" square, and it must be made of 100% patriot   
             fabric or red white and blue fabric, all from your stash. You will receive 2 tokens    
             for this - a star charm and a red pearl bead.
July - Choose ocean fabric, water fabric, or blue fabric from your stash to make an 
          item that is at least 8" square.  You may use other fabric from your stash, but this 
          item must be at least 60% ocean fabric, water fabric or blue fabric. A shell bead 
          is the token reward for completing this project.

MEMBERSHIP
57 people attended the meeting in August; 4 guests and 53 members.  Two ladies joined the guild.  Please welcome Gloria and Kay.
Gloria Cantleberry                              Kay Young
908 Kieffer Street                               930 Gashe Street
Wooster, OH 44691                            Wooster, OH 44691
Cell; 330-988-3029                             HM; 330-264-0105
gcantleberry@ymail.com                     

TIPS AND TRICKS
·         ZigZag Applique: When using a machine satin stitch, it is not necessary to turn under the edges of applique pieces because the entire outer edge is secured by the stitches.  Depending upon the stability of your fabric, the applique design, and your personal preference, you can use fusible web, pins, or fabric glue to hold the applique pieces in place for machine stitching.  When stitching, position the presser foot so the right swing of the needle just grazes the applique foundation.  The left swing of the needle should be completely on the applique piece.  
·         Wool Applique: Some felted wools still fray a little at the edges.  If you don’t care for this look, seal wool applique edges with a seam sealant such as Fray Check, or back them with a light weight fusible web.  This helps prevent them from raveling and makes them firmer to stitch around.  
·         To stabilize fabric before cutting, spray it with sizing or starch and press until dry.  The starch keeps bias edges from stretching, which means more accurate piecing.  
·         Revers-image patterns; After tracing a reverse-image template, mark the pattern’s name or number and write “reversed” on the template.  When you’re using the template, this will remind you that the pattern is already reversed.  

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, September 9, from 9 – 11:50.  Please bring a snack and your handwork.  Prepare for great fun!  Guests are welcome.  Call Sally Kitchen if you have any questions.  Future Dates:  October 7, November 11, December 2.
Remaining 2016 TCQs Workshops
Committee:  Vicki Hartzler, Mary Lou Nuzum, Marilyn Nisius
All classes will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, October  22*, Tonya Wellert, Hunters Star
            *Note change in date.  This class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, November 19, Mary Lou Nuzum, Wool Applique

CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Christmas Party committee has announced that the challenge for this year is a “wrapped present”.  Your decision as to what form you present this challenge!  Also, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, the limit is $15 and there are no restrictions regarding the gifts.  

2016 QUILT SHOW: Quilt Entry Forms Due at the Meeting!
Members; the Quilt Show committee would like you to include the name of your quilt on your information sheets.  There will also be “story of the quilt” forms available at the August/September meetings.   Each quilt should have a “story”.  This form is to be attached to the quilt using safety pins.  If the quilt has a “right side up” this should be indicated with a pinned on note or painter’s tape spelling out TOP.  
Mary has a “seller’s agreement” for those who want to participate in the boutique.  
Mary Lou will update the post on Facebook around September 10.  All guild members are asked to “like” and “share” this post.
Vicky will have the volunteer schedule at the guild meeting.  Jeri will have bookmarks at the Aug and Sept meetings for all guild members to pick and share.  Remember to wear a “white” shirt and your name tag at the show to indicate you are a guild member/volunteer.
2016 QUILT SHOW CHALLENGES!!
3 separate challenges for you to try!  

·         Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
o   Quilt/wall-hanging - greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter 
o   Other- accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 239 inches perimeter 
Rules- Must be greater than or equal to 50% Red and Gray; You can only use Black and White as the other colors in the quilt. 

·         Modern Quilt Challenge 
Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.  Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.  These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing, minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work" (quilting patterns).   
For the show, everyone is encouraged to try something different.  Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern.  This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules.  Have fun with it! 

KITCHEN KORNER
BALSAMIC GRILLED CHICKEN AND ZUCCHINI
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
zest and juice from 1 orange
1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to 1/2" thickness
extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium yellow zucchini
2 medium green zucchini
   In a small sauce pan over medium heat add honey, orange juice and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer until slightly thickened, 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat; stir in orange zest and oregano. Reserve 1/4 cup for serving. Meanwhile, trim off both ends of each zucchini. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, create long flat noodles by running blade against the length of each zucchini. Season with salt and set aside. Preheat grill on medium-high. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Brush glaze onto chicken and cook until lightly charred all over and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F; 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a clean plate and cover loosely with foil. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook zucchini until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes, and drain. Slice chicken against the grain and serve over zucchini noodles. Drizzle balsamic-honey glaze and sprinkle sea salt. Serve immediately.
PENNE PUTTANESCA
12 oz. penne
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
5 c. chopped roma or plum tomatoes
1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. halved black olives
1/4 c. capers, rinsed
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Grated Parmesan, for serving
  In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook penne according to package directions until al dente. In a large skillet over low heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir until coated, then add tomatoes and simmer until saucy, 10 to 12 minutes. Add parsley, olives, capers, crushed red pepper flakes, and stir until combined. Let simmer 5 minutes. Toss in penne and stir until completely coated. Serve with Parmesan.
AVOCADO PESTO CORN PASTA (I make this with zucchini 'noodles'. YUM!!)
1 lb. orecchiette pasta
2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
7 oz. basil pesto
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 c. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
    Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water until cool. Meanwhile, cook corn in pasta water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; cut kernels off the cob. In a large mixing bowl mix pesto and avocado; mash lightly using a fork and season with pepper. Toss together with pasta and parsley. Serve on large platter. Top with corn and garnish with parsley.

QUILT SHOW
VENDORS: Currently, there are 8 vendors registered for our show in September/October.  Please consider supporting those who will be a t the show with your dollars.   
BOUTIQUE: Mary Green is again in charge of the TCQ Boutique booth at the show.  Boutique items can be handmade (machine too) items, "like new" publications, rulers, etc.  Guild will keep 10% of sales. 

ACCUCUT
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut.  

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10368 Old Mill Road, 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 top.  Batting is available.  Do you want to quilt your own top?  Ask me about renting time on the Gamill Premier.  

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 330-601-6096 (cell) I have my cell with me all the time. Please give me a call! 
barb’s Bobbin Box Sewing; Barb Byler; 239 Jane Drive, Smithville, Ohio 44677.  I design and sew your t-shirts (sweatshirts, button-downs, etc.) into quilts.  Photographs can also be added.  baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2016
President: Sally Kitchen          Vice President; Sarah Bistline
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Dot Anderson
Members at Large; Vicky Hartzler and Kathy Ott


August newsletter
Sally welcomed members and visitors to the Caribbean Cruise. Happy Birthday was sung to the members who had a birthday this month.  Reminder that the September meeting is the 3rd Monday the 19th due to the fair.  We are in our 8th stop in our Stash Busting Travels Cruising to the Caribbean. The Challenge is Batiks or Bright Colors you can make anything you want as long as it is 75% of the challenge and 12x12 or larger. The token is a Fish Button. Check the Newsletter for past challenges and all challenges need to be done by December Sally thanked Kim and the picnic committee for a fun time.  Congrats to Bonnie who won Best of Show for the quilt she entered in the fair.  Kevin made a motion to accept the minutes and Gail 2nd it. Dot gave the treasure report and Pat Hall made a motion to accept and Sarah 2nd it.  Sarah gave info on the bus trip August 25 and the class she will teach on August 13 on the Sew tog bag. Tonya showed samples of the Hunter Star class she will teach Saturday October 22.  Mary Lou showed the kits for the Wool Appliqué class she will teach on November 19 and the cost is $20.  Quilt show is fast approaching please let the committee know size and how Many quilts your plan to put in the show. Sorry for mix up on the forms for the Quilt show new ones have been emailed out. Tags for the and cards for the Quilts will be given out at the September meeting please fill out and pin to your Quilts. Don't for get to put a label with your name on it on the back of your quilt Becky will put together a raffle basket if you would like to donate a new item for the raffle let Becky know. Members please wear a white shirt and your name Tag at the quilt show if you need a name tag please let Kim Panter know.  Mary Lou is updating the face book page. If you have questions about it let her know.  All items for the boutique are to be new and hand made.  The program was presented by Kirk Turner-Goodhart from Olive Grace Studios Quilt Shop She showed different quilts she made and patterns she designed.  Had fabrics, patterns for sale along with thread and notions.
Show and tell with Vicky showing her quilt sections from her class. Members showed their challenges and quilt projects.
Next meeting is September 19 with Shirley and Kim giving a program on a new Challenge. See you there

FOR SALE
A Vintage Singer with case and bench.  Not sure what year it was manufactured.  It comes with the original machine manual, buttonhole and hemstitch attachments as well as several others. The machine was refurbished in 1999.  At that time the knee control and motor lead cord were re-wired. The seat of the bench lifts off for storage of the power cord and attachments.  
The finish on the cabinet is damaged from water. The machine, however, did not get wet or damaged at all.  
Asking price is $90.  Please contact Barb Byler at 330-988-0992
Text Box:  Tree City Quilters’ 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: September 19, 2016; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:
Hi, Quilt Guild Friends.  I hope you loved cruising to the Caribbean last month. Though the beginning of the cruise was a little rocky, we enjoyed smooth sailing once we took our "Smartie" Dramamine. Our ship's floor show by Kori Turner-Goodhart grabbed our attention as we enjoyed her beautiful, unique quilts and stories. In keeping with our Caribbean cruise theme, our August challenge is all about colorful batiks and bright fabrics. This time, you are to choose either batik fabrics or brightly colored fabrics from your stash and make something that is at least 12" square. This is a little bigger than the previous challenges. You may use other fabric from your stash, but your stitched item must be made of 75% batik or bright fabrics. If you make this challenge item and bring it completed to any of our "Show and Tells" between now and our December meeting, you will receive a cute Caribbean fish wooden button. 
This has been a busy month, with workshops and our bus trip on Aug. 25. A special thank you to Sarah Bistline and her committee for planning such a fun shopping trip! Keep working on your quilt show items, and I will see you all next month as we visit Colonial Williamsburg. Shirley Rodgers and Kim Panter will present our program on a new, fun challenge (not to be confused with our monthly stash busting challenges), and we will talk QUILT SHOW!  ðŸ™‚ Sally
(The past challenges are listed below.)
Jan. - theme fabric - token is an elephant bead
Feb. - purple & yellow or purple & green fabric (Mardi Gras) - glass bead token
March (2 challenges) plaid or check fabric - glass bead token; 
         Celtic Theme item for a token that's a Celtic Cross or tree of life charm 
April - Floral fabrics (60% floral - may add other fabrics from stash) - token is a       
             wooden butterfly button 
May- All Neutral fabrics or neutral fabrics plus one color fabric (must be 50% neutral 
          fabrics) - make an item at least 8" square and receive 3 tokens or make a   
          modern quilt for our quilt show challenge with the above fabrics and receive 
          5 tokens. - tokens are neutral colored chip beads
June - Make one item that is at least 8" square, and it must be made of 100% patriot   
             fabric or red white and blue fabric, all from your stash. You will receive 2 tokens    
             for this - a star charm and a red pearl bead.
July - Choose ocean fabric, water fabric, or blue fabric from your stash to make an 
          item that is at least 8" square.  You may use other fabric from your stash, but this 
          item must be at least 60% ocean fabric, water fabric or blue fabric. A shell bead 
          is the token reward for completing this project.

MEMBERSHIP
57 people attended the meeting in August; 4 guests and 53 members.  Two ladies joined the guild.  Please welcome Gloria and Kay.
Gloria Cantleberry                              Kay Young
908 Kieffer Street                               930 Gashe Street
Wooster, OH 44691                            Wooster, OH 44691
Cell; 330-988-3029                             HM; 330-264-0105
gcantleberry@ymail.com                     

TIPS AND TRICKS
·         ZigZag Applique: When using a machine satin stitch, it is not necessary to turn under the edges of applique pieces because the entire outer edge is secured by the stitches.  Depending upon the stability of your fabric, the applique design, and your personal preference, you can use fusible web, pins, or fabric glue to hold the applique pieces in place for machine stitching.  When stitching, position the presser foot so the right swing of the needle just grazes the applique foundation.  The left swing of the needle should be completely on the applique piece.  
·         Wool Applique: Some felted wools still fray a little at the edges.  If you don’t care for this look, seal wool applique edges with a seam sealant such as Fray Check, or back them with a light weight fusible web.  This helps prevent them from raveling and makes them firmer to stitch around.  
·         To stabilize fabric before cutting, spray it with sizing or starch and press until dry.  The starch keeps bias edges from stretching, which means more accurate piecing.  
·         Revers-image patterns; After tracing a reverse-image template, mark the pattern’s name or number and write “reversed” on the template.  When you’re using the template, this will remind you that the pattern is already reversed.  

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, September 9, from 9 – 11:50.  Please bring a snack and your handwork.  Prepare for great fun!  Guests are welcome.  Call Sally Kitchen if you have any questions.  Future Dates:  October 7, November 11, December 2.
Remaining 2016 TCQs Workshops
Committee:  Vicki Hartzler, Mary Lou Nuzum, Marilyn Nisius
All classes will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, October  22*, Tonya Wellert, Hunters Star
            *Note change in date.  This class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, November 19, Mary Lou Nuzum, Wool Applique

CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Christmas Party committee has announced that the challenge for this year is a “wrapped present”.  Your decision as to what form you present this challenge!  Also, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, the limit is $15 and there are no restrictions regarding the gifts.  

2016 QUILT SHOW: Quilt Entry Forms Due at the Meeting!
Members; the Quilt Show committee would like you to include the name of your quilt on your information sheets.  There will also be “story of the quilt” forms available at the August/September meetings.   Each quilt should have a “story”.  This form is to be attached to the quilt using safety pins.  If the quilt has a “right side up” this should be indicated with a pinned on note or painter’s tape spelling out TOP.  
Mary has a “seller’s agreement” for those who want to participate in the boutique.  
Mary Lou will update the post on Facebook around September 10.  All guild members are asked to “like” and “share” this post.
Vicky will have the volunteer schedule at the guild meeting.  Jeri will have bookmarks at the Aug and Sept meetings for all guild members to pick and share.  Remember to wear a “white” shirt and your name tag at the show to indicate you are a guild member/volunteer.
2016 QUILT SHOW CHALLENGES!!
3 separate challenges for you to try!  

·         Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
o   Quilt/wall-hanging - greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter 
o   Other- accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 239 inches perimeter 
Rules- Must be greater than or equal to 50% Red and Gray; You can only use Black and White as the other colors in the quilt. 

·         Modern Quilt Challenge 
Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.  Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.  These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing, minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work" (quilting patterns).   
For the show, everyone is encouraged to try something different.  Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern.  This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules.  Have fun with it! 

KITCHEN KORNER
BALSAMIC GRILLED CHICKEN AND ZUCCHINI
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
zest and juice from 1 orange
1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to 1/2" thickness
extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium yellow zucchini
2 medium green zucchini
   In a small sauce pan over medium heat add honey, orange juice and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer until slightly thickened, 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat; stir in orange zest and oregano. Reserve 1/4 cup for serving. Meanwhile, trim off both ends of each zucchini. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, create long flat noodles by running blade against the length of each zucchini. Season with salt and set aside. Preheat grill on medium-high. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Brush glaze onto chicken and cook until lightly charred all over and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F; 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a clean plate and cover loosely with foil. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook zucchini until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes, and drain. Slice chicken against the grain and serve over zucchini noodles. Drizzle balsamic-honey glaze and sprinkle sea salt. Serve immediately.
PENNE PUTTANESCA
12 oz. penne
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
5 c. chopped roma or plum tomatoes
1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. halved black olives
1/4 c. capers, rinsed
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Grated Parmesan, for serving
  In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook penne according to package directions until al dente. In a large skillet over low heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir until coated, then add tomatoes and simmer until saucy, 10 to 12 minutes. Add parsley, olives, capers, crushed red pepper flakes, and stir until combined. Let simmer 5 minutes. Toss in penne and stir until completely coated. Serve with Parmesan.
AVOCADO PESTO CORN PASTA (I make this with zucchini 'noodles'. YUM!!)
1 lb. orecchiette pasta
2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
7 oz. basil pesto
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 c. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
    Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water until cool. Meanwhile, cook corn in pasta water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; cut kernels off the cob. In a large mixing bowl mix pesto and avocado; mash lightly using a fork and season with pepper. Toss together with pasta and parsley. Serve on large platter. Top with corn and garnish with parsley.

QUILT SHOW
VENDORS: Currently, there are 8 vendors registered for our show in September/October.  Please consider supporting those who will be a t the show with your dollars.   
BOUTIQUE: Mary Green is again in charge of the TCQ Boutique booth at the show.  Boutique items can be handmade (machine too) items, "like new" publications, rulers, etc.  Guild will keep 10% of sales. 

ACCUCUT
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut.  

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10368 Old Mill Road, 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 top.  Batting is available.  Do you want to quilt your own top?  Ask me about renting time on the Gamill Premier.  

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 330-601-6096 (cell) I have my cell with me all the time. Please give me a call! 
barb’s Bobbin Box Sewing; Barb Byler; 239 Jane Drive, Smithville, Ohio 44677.  I design and sew your t-shirts (sweatshirts, button-downs, etc.) into quilts.  Photographs can also be added.  baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2016
President: Sally Kitchen          Vice President; Sarah Bistline
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Dot Anderson
Members at Large; Vicky Hartzler and Kathy Ott


August newsletter
Sally welcomed members and visitors to the Caribbean Cruise. Happy Birthday was sung to the members who had a birthday this month.  Reminder that the September meeting is the 3rd Monday the 19th due to the fair.  We are in our 8th stop in our Stash Busting Travels Cruising to the Caribbean. The Challenge is Batiks or Bright Colors you can make anything you want as long as it is 75% of the challenge and 12x12 or larger. The token is a Fish Button. Check the Newsletter for past challenges and all challenges need to be done by December Sally thanked Kim and the picnic committee for a fun time.  Congrats to Bonnie who won Best of Show for the quilt she entered in the fair.  Kevin made a motion to accept the minutes and Gail 2nd it. Dot gave the treasure report and Pat Hall made a motion to accept and Sarah 2nd it.  Sarah gave info on the bus trip August 25 and the class she will teach on August 13 on the Sew tog bag. Tonya showed samples of the Hunter Star class she will teach Saturday October 22.  Mary Lou showed the kits for the Wool Appliqué class she will teach on November 19 and the cost is $20.  Quilt show is fast approaching please let the committee know size and how Many quilts your plan to put in the show. Sorry for mix up on the forms for the Quilt show new ones have been emailed out. Tags for the and cards for the Quilts will be given out at the September meeting please fill out and pin to your Quilts. Don't for get to put a label with your name on it on the back of your quilt Becky will put together a raffle basket if you would like to donate a new item for the raffle let Becky know. Members please wear a white shirt and your name Tag at the quilt show if you need a name tag please let Kim Panter know.  Mary Lou is updating the face book page. If you have questions about it let her know.  All items for the boutique are to be new and hand made.  The program was presented by Kirk Turner-Goodhart from Olive Grace Studios Quilt Shop She showed different quilts she made and patterns she designed.  Had fabrics, patterns for sale along with thread and notions.
Show and tell with Vicky showing her quilt sections from her class. Members showed their challenges and quilt projects.
Next meeting is September 19 with Shirley and Kim giving a program on a new Challenge. See you there

FOR SALE
A Vintage Singer with case and bench.  Not sure what year it was manufactured.  It comes with the original machine manual, buttonhole and hemstitch attachments as well as several others. The machine was refurbished in 1999.  At that time the knee control and motor lead cord were re-wired. The seat of the bench lifts off for storage of the power cord and attachments.  
The finish on the cabinet is damaged from water. The machine, however, did not get wet or damaged at all.  
Asking price is $90.  Please contact Barb Byler at 330-988-0992

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt Categories for the 2016 Quilt Show

Tree City Quilters’ Guild
2016 Quilt Show
Quilt Entries
Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Road, Wooster
September 30, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & October 1, 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

ENTRY CATEGORIES
100 Pieced Quilt, Machine Quilted—Bed
100A Pieced Quilt, Machine Quilted—Wall
200 Pieced Quilt, Hand Quilted—Bed
200A Pieced Quilt, Hand Quilted—Wall
300 Applique—Bed
300A Applique—Wall
400 Mixed Techniques—Bed
400A Mixed Techniques--Wall
500 Kits and Blocks of the Month (when fabrics are provided with pattern)
600 Pictorial, Naturescape, Art or Innovative Quilt
700 Baby Quilts/Juvenile Quilt
800 Miniature Quilt
900 Garments, purses, totes, Home Dec, and Misc.
1000 Modern Quilt
1100 Scarlet and Gray Challenge
1200 Handwork
1300 Progressive Block Quilts
1400 Paper Pieced—Bed
1400A Paper Pieced—Wall

**The quilt show committee reserves the right to combine, split or change categories as needed. Quilt information sheet must indicate who quilted the item.

Quilt Entry Information
All entries are to be delivered to the Nazarene Church on September 28, 2016, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

All entries must have been completed since October 1, 2014.
All entries must be labeled on the back of the quilt with a permanent label.
All entries must be clean, free of smoke or odor, dirt and pet hair.
The committee reserves the right to change an entrant’s category if the need should arise,
We encourage you to enter as many quilts as you like; however, in the event we don’t have enough space, we would like you to prioritize which quilts you would like hung.






Definitions

Bed Quilt: a quilt that is made to go on any sized bed, twin, full, queen or king.

Wall hanging: a quilt made hang on a wall, not to include a quilt that can be considered a miniature.

Appliqué/Mixed Techniques: either appliqué predominates over other techniques in amount or effect. Mixed Techniques will have multiple techniques, not including quilting, to complete the quilt.

Pictorial: a quilt that represents a recognizable image of a person, place or thing.

Art/Innovative Quilt: Your original design reflecting innovative construction and design techniques, theme or subject matter, and/or materials. No commercial patterns or copies of previous works. Quilts must be made of fabric, have three layers and contain quilting, a quilt based on traditional patterns and design should be entered in another category.

Naturescape: quilts that reflect the scenery found in nature, such as land, mountains, ocean, forearm gardens and deserts. Animals and humans may be included but should not be the focal point of the piece.

Baby Quilt/Juvenile: obviously made for a baby, small child, nursery wall hanging or for a juvenile.

Kits/Block of the Month: A quilt of any size where the pattern and fabrics have been selected for you.

Paper Pieced: Quilts that are predominately paper pieced should be placed in this category rather than the bed quilt or wall hanging categories.

Miniature Quilt: miniature to scale if a large quilt design; maximum size 24” x 24” or 96” perimeter. All parts of the quilt should be in proportion, including appliqué, piecing, fabric prints, borders, and quilting.

Garment: wearable such as a jacket, vest or ensemble, must have quilting or patchwork

Totes/Purses: must have quilting or patchwork

Home Dec: table runners, placemats, pot holders, Christmas stocking, Christmas tree skirts, pillows, door banners, must have some patchwork or quilting.

Handwork--any "small project" made completely by hand other than quilts. May include: counted cross stitch, rug hooking, needle felting, ribbon work, crewel, embroidery, tatting, etc..."

Progressive Block-Round Robin—Quilts completed by those participating in the Progressive Block Exchange program in 2015-2016.

Challenges:

Modern Challenge: Per the modern quilt guild, “modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.” Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing; minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work” (quilting patterns). For the show, everyone is
encouraged to try something different. Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern. This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules. Have fun with it!


Scarlet and Gray Challenge—Two Categories
Rules: project must be greater than or equal to 50% red and gray; you can only use black and white as the other colors in the quilt.
o Quilt/wall hanging-greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter
o Other-accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 240 inches perimeter



  • The committee would like all of the quilts to have a “Quilt Story” card completed and attached to the front, right side of the quilt.  Please attach the card with a safety pin for security and so that the committee may be able to move the card if necessary for better visibility. These cards will be available at the September meeting as well as at the drop off point for the show.  It is recommended that you complete the card and have it attached prior to checking in your quilt on Wednesday evening.