Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 TCQ Quilt Show People's Choice Winners

Here are some of the winners of the People's Choice Awards from our 2016 Quilt Show:

Jolene Dyer

Janet McFarland


 Bonnie Krueger


Bev Fash

Bev Fash

Barb Byler
Betty Swartz

Lou Ella Imhoff

Peggy Hodge

Becky Hamilton

Tonya Wellert and Laura Nolletti

Denise Mohler

Kim Panter

Kim Panter

Jeri Fickes

Mary Lou Nuzum

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 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: November 14, 2016; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:
Hey Quilt Show Enthusiasts! Wow, we put on an amazing show!!
Not only am I in awe of your amazing talent in making beautiful quilts and handwork, but I am especially proud of how very hard each of you worked to make our quilt guild's show a success! Way to go! Thank you, and if you were not at our last meeting, make sure that you get your little heart charm token for participating in our guild's show. Also, congratulations to all the "Viewers Choice" winners! Remember to bring your quilts, if possible, to our December meeting.
During our October meeting at the Smokey Mountains, we met Yogi Bear and Booboo! We learned to clap our hands loudly to scare bears away at night and to take note of the lovely historic log cabins in Cade's Cove.  I thank Karen Flemming, who showed us how to make handy Carry-alls out of strong dog food bags, Shirley Rodgers and Kim Panter, who demonstrated how to make beautiful 3D Fabric Snowflakes, Kathy Ott, who showed us how to make free standing Flannel Christmas Trees, and I demoed how to make quillies from wool or cotton, which can be used to make cute snowmen, Christmas trees and wreaths.  There are 2 October stash-busting challenges.  Because of our visit to Cade's Cove, you can make a 12" square or larger finished project that must have a traditional log cabin block or an actual appliquéd or pieced cabin on it, and all fabric must be from your stash. The token for this is a silver pine cone charm. The other challenge is to use any flannel from your stash to make a quilt 30" X 45" (crib size) or larger. It must be completely flannel and can be a rag quilt or any quilt pattern. The token for this flannel quilt is a wooden snowman button. You may choose one of these challenges or do both for 2 tokens, and they must be completed by our December meeting.....2 more months to go! That's crazy! 😜
Get ready for a busy, but fun November meeting! We will visit Santa's Workshop, vote for Quilter of the Year and the 2017 officers, sign up for 2017 committees; plus, we will meet Cindy Oravcez from Quilter's Fancy.  Invite your friends to join us for her program on "Dimensional Embellishments on Quilts," plus Cindy will vend beginning at 6:35. Ho, Ho, Ho - see you soon! - Sally
 (Below is the list of challenges so far this year.)
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 or butterfly charm
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. - token is neutral colored chip beads
June - Make an 8" square item or larger. It must be made of 100% patriot   
             fabric or red white and blue fabric, all from your stash. You will receive 2 tokens    
             - 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.
August - Make an item 12" or bigger & it must be made of 75% batiks or bright fabrics 
           plus any other fabric of your choice, all from your stash. Token - wooden fish 
           button
September-   Use reproduction fabrics (like Civil War fabrics, Downton Abbey, & 30's     
            fabrics) or use brown fabrics - all from your stash. You may add muslin, tan or 
            cream fabrics from your stash to compliment your 12" or larger project, which   
            must be 65% reproduction fabrics or brown fabrics. Token - clay bead 

MEMBERSHIP
73 people attended the meeting in October; 4 guests and 69 members.  We have one new member.  Please welcome Vera Waldman!

Vera Waldman
804 Hoover Drive
Ashland, OH 44805
CELL; 419-908-8402
HM: 419-289-1080
Don’t forget to get Barb more envelopes for the newsletters of 2017 if you receive yours by mail!!    

TIPS AND TRICKS
·         An unused bed makes an ideal storage spot for quilts.  Spread your quilts on the bed, separating them with layers of fabric, sheets, or batting to prevent fabric dye transfer.  
·         If your thimble tends to slip off while you’re stitching, dampen your finger slightly before putting it on.
·         Use perle cotton for big, utility stitches that result in a casual, folk art quilted appearance.  
·         For contemporary designs, consider adding borders of differing widths along each side of the quilt center.  For an asymmetrical look, sew border strips to only two or three sides of the quilt center. 
·         SMELL AWAY: Have you ever worried that your lovely quilt smells like your lovely dog?  ~ Or maybe cigarette smoke, or taco seasoning? We all have familiar odors in our homes that we are not even aware of.  If you hope to display your quilt, give it as a gift, or host a gathering in your home, this spray is a miracle worker!  It will remove all odors and not damage your quilt or fabrics. Try it on your upholstered furniture and toss pillows, too!  It is biodegradable, non-toxic and safe.

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, November 11, 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:  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, November 19, Mary Lou Nuzum, Wool Applique
2017 COMMITTEES
Can you believe it is time to plan for next year already?!  Sarah Bistline will have the 2017 committee lists and sign-up sheets at the November meeting.  Please check the sheets and sign up to help your guild.  

DUES
….are now due for 2017.  Shirley will accept payment of your 2017 dues at the meeting.  Please remember to check the membership list and make corrections as necessary.  All dues should be paid by December 31 to be included in the 2017 booklet.  
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.  

KITCHEN KORNER
BEEN ADDICTING DIP (real name is Benedictine, but when you try this you'll understand....)
2 large cucumbers (not English)
1 medium onion
2 - 8oz bricks cream cheese at room temp
  Wash and peel cukes, leaving stripes of green skin.  Split in quarters lengthwise and remove seeds.  Chop and place in food processor. Peel and chop onion and place in food processor.  Process until it is a mash.  Scoop into mesh strainer and allow to drain for 60-90 minutes.  Transfer to bowl along with the cream cheese.  Mix well with fork and add salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate until ready to serve as a dip with veggies or crackers.  Best if made at least one day ahead.  Keeps well and improves as it is kept. I'm thinking of trying it again substituting 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt for 1 brick of cream cheese.  I think it will be more spreadable and fewer calories.  I'll let you know how it comes out!
FAST AUTUMN VEGGIE SIDE
3 cups fresh brussels sprouts halved
1 large onion, chunked
8 oz mushrooms quartered
2 stalks celery, chunked
1/4 lb bacon chopped
  *can alsew add chunks of butternut squash, cauliflower or broccoli
    In large, deep skillet heat about 2T olive oil. Add bacon and cook until bacon is crispy and well browned.  Add veggies and stir-fry until fork-tender and beginning to brown. Toss with a bit of balsamic vinegar and shredded Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.
AUTUMN APPLE SLAW
1 bag coleslaw mix
2 small or 1 large Granny Smith apple, washed, cored and sliced into julienne strips
1 small jar Marzetti Slaw Dressing
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  Mix all together in large bow and toss with slaw dressing.  Do not put too much dressing on, as slaw dressing gets thinner as it sits. You can always add a touch more dressing before serving
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


October Minutes

Sally welcomed members and guests to the Smokey Mountains. Sally thanked the Quilt Show Committee and guild members who helped the Quilt Show Be a Great success. Cookies 🍪 where give to members husbands who helped At the quilt show. Congrats to the raffle quilt raffle winner and gift basket Winners. We would like to wish happy birthday to the October members who didn't make it to the meeting. It's the 10th stop in our Stash Busting Travels--Smokey Mountain challenge.
There are two challenges for this month you can do one or both. First one Is a log cabin block out of any fabric 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 or larger. Second Challenge is a flannel quilt any type. There are 2 tokens a silver pine cone for the log cabin and a wooden snowman button for the flannel. You can Get both tokens if you do both challenges. Guild members accepted the minutes from the September meeting The Treasure report was given and Sue Smucker accepted it and Janet McFarland 2nd it.
Tonya gave info on the Hunter Stat class she is teaching on October 22 in the meeting room May Lou gave info on the Wool application class she is teaching on November 19. Cost is $20 and will meet in the fireside room. Please let
Her know which kit you would like the star 
or heart . Mary Mahoney gave info on the Christmas party. Challenge is a Wrapped 🎁 and there will be a $15 gift exchange if you would like to do so. Ruth gave quilts to the 180 house, anyone who has any quilts to give out Please let her know. Ruth also gave out labels to members who made Quilts for the first boy or girl born January 2017. Denise gave info on voting for the quilter of the year which will be at the November meeting.
Sally thanked Shirley and Kim for the Caribbean challenge of 5 1/2 yard fabrics, Kim gave info and cost of pattern.
Jeri gave info on the quilt show. She gave the brake down of the cost of the Quilt show. Jeri gave the names of the 1st 2nd winners of the viewers choice.
They were given a label to put on their quilt. The members who received 1st place if they could bring the quilts to the November meeting. Sally Thanked Mary Green for selling the most raffle tickets. Kay sent a card to Dot and will send one to Bonnie. Bev reported on the nomination committee for next year officers which Will be given at the November meeting.
Sarah had committee sheets to sign up to help next year. Please sign up for At least one thing. The program of handmade gifts mountain style, Kathy Ott -flannel trees, Karen Flemming-totes from dog food bags, Shirley Rodgers and Kim Panter-
Fabric snowflakes and Sally Kitchen-fabric quillies. Hope you ladies enjoyed The ideas and will start sewing for the Holidays. Also recipes were given out to Make gift jars. Show and tell ended the meeting.
SEE YOU NOVEMBER 14 with Cindy Oravcez from Quilter's Fancy
Dimensional Embellishments on Quilts and vend

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October 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: October 10, 2016; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:
Happy Autumn, Everyone! I love the fall and all that comes with it: colorful leaves, pumpkins, apples, and Indian corn! I know we are all breathing a sigh of relief as we are at the quilt show finish line! I am writing this a few days before our show, and I am going a little nuts. Ha! By the time you read this, I know you will be patting yourselves on the back and saying, "Well done!" You can all be proud of the work you are doing for our guild. What a joy to quilt and share it with our families, friends and our community! A special thank you to our quilt show chairmen, Laura Noletti and Jeri Fickes, and to our great committee for all their hard work! What an amazing show it will be!
Last meeting we journeyed to one of my favorite places, Colonial Williamsburg.  Thank you to Shirley Rodgers and Kim Panter for doing a fun program on a "Cruise Challenge!" Our September challenge, not to be confused with the "Cruise Challenge," is to use reproduction fabrics (like Civil War fabrics, Downton Abbey, & 30's fabrics) or use brown fabrics - all from your stash. You may add muslin, tan or cream fabrics from your stash to compliment your 12" or larger project. Your item must be 65% reproduction fabrics or brown fabrics. Bring it finished to any of our meetings this year and receive a unique clay bead for your token. Next month, we will camp out at the Smokey Mountains and enjoy the program, "Handmade Gifts, Mountain-Style!" Karen Flemming, Kathy Ott, Shirley Rodgers and several others will be our mountaineer tour guides! 
Autumn Blessings to you all! 🙂 Sally
P.S. At our October meeting, Sarah Bistline will have the sign-up sheets for her 2017 committees! Yes, it is that time already. Crazy! Be thinking about what committee(s) you would like to serve on for next year.
(Below is the list of challenges so far this year.)
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 or butterfly charm
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. - token is neutral colored chip beads
June - Make an 8" square item or larger. It must be made of 100% patriot   
             fabric or red white and blue fabric, all from your stash. You will receive 2 tokens    
             - 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.
August - Make an item 12" or bigger & it must be made of 75% batiks or bright fabrics 
           plus any other fabric of your choice, all from your stash. Token - wooden fish 
           button

MEMBERSHIP
54 people attended the meeting in September; 2 guests and 52 members.  We have one new member.  Please welcome Stacie Miller!

Stacie Miller
7236 Haas Road
Wooster, OH 44691
Cell; 330-345-1217
Don’t forget to ready envelopes for the newsletters of 2017 if you receive yours by mail!!    
TIPS AND TRICKS
·         Needle Storage: pin quilting and sewing needles to felt rectangles, then slide the rectangles into plastic sleeves designed to hold business cards.  Label each felt rectangle with the needle sizes it contains so you will be able to find just what you need at a glance.
·         When designing a quilt, periodically hold up the work in front of a mirror.  This artist’s trick will give you a new perspective.
·         Instead of using leaders and enders when you’re chain piecing, sew off and onto units of an alternate quilt project you keep next to your machine.  Before you know it, you will have a second project pieced!
·         Periodically remove the blade from the cutter and carefully wipe away any lint and residue. Take the cutter apart, one piece at a time, laying out the parts in order.  Add one drop of sewing machine oil around the center of the blade before reassembling the cutter.  High humidity can cause a rotary cutter blade to rust.  To prevent this, store your rotary cutter in a cool dry place.  Save the packets of moisture absorbent from your new shoes and store your cutters alongside them.  

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, October 7, 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:  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

2017 COMMITTEES
Can you believe it is time to plan for next year already?!  Sarah Bistline will have the 2017 committee lists and sign-up sheets at the October meeting.  

Dot will accept payment of your 2017 dues, too.  Please remember to check the membership list and make corrections as necessary.  All dues should be paid by December 31 to be included in the 2017 booklet. 
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.  

KITCHEN KORNER
TACO SOUP
1# ground beef, browned and drained
1 can whole kernal corn, undrained
1 can small red beans
1 can tomatoes with green chilis
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can beef broth
2 T. taco seasoning
1# Velveeta Cheese
4oz block cream cheese
  Pour all into slow cooker and cook on low all day, or heat on stove over medium heat for an hour or sew, stirring frequently to prevent sticking or burning.

APPLE SPINACH SALAD
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup raspberry viniagrette salad dressing
4-5 cups torn spinach leaves
1 Granny Smith apple cored and chopped in chunks.  (leave peel on)
1 T lemon juice
  Sprinkle lemon juice over chopped apple chunks and toss well.  Combine all ingredients, toss, chill and serve.

AUTUMN CHICKEN BAKE
1 pkg. Stove Top Stuffing Mix for chicken (prepare as directed on box)
1 large crisp apple, cored and chopped
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup golden raisins or cranberry raisins
¾ cup Honey Dijon Dressing, divided
6 boneless chicken breasts
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  In large bowl combine prepared stuffing, apples, pecans, onion, raisins and half the dressing. Mix gently. Pour into greased 9x13 casserole dish. Top with chicken and then drizzle the rest of the dressing over all. Cover loosely and bake at 375* for 35 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake 15 minutes more or until chicken is done. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

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


September Minutes:
Meeting September 19. Sally welcomed visitors and members to Colonial Williamsburg.  She thanked Sarah and Janet for the wonderful bus trip to the different quilt shops.  Sarah will be passing out question sheet for future bus trips.  Congrats to all quilt guild members who won ribbons at the County Fair.  Happy Birthday was sung to September birthdays

The 9th stop in our stash busting travels-Colonial Williamsburg. Sally gave info on What it was back then regarding fabrics, quilts and sewing machines. The challenge is using reproduction fabrics or 20&30 fabrics. If you don't have any of these fabrics you can use brown and cream fabrics. Whatever you make should be 65% challenge fabric and 12X12 or larger. A clay bead will be given For the challenge.

Kay and Jane accepted the secretary minutes and Krisha and Kim accepted the Treasure report

Marilyn let the guild know about the last 2 workshops left for the year.  Tonya is teaching the Hunter Star class October 22 from 10-4. She had the Pattern sheets for $6 for those who are taking her class.

Mary Lou is teaching the Wool Appliqué class November 19, cost is $20 which Includes the kit. Let her know which kit you would like to do stars or strawberries.  Mary Mahoney gave info on the Christmas party. There will be a $15 gift exchange
If you wish to do so. The challenge is a wrapped Christmas gift.

Ruth gave info on the fair demo's she did with Kevin and Peggy and the community Quilts she gave to Orville Salvation Army.

The Quilt show committee Jeri, Bonnie, Laura, Mary, Jane, Becky and Vicky gave Info on when and what is needed when you bring your quilts for the show Wednesday September 28. Anyone that can help Thursday the 29th will be
Appreciated. If you are selling anything at the boutique please give items and Info price sheet to Mary Green
Sunshine report Kay sent cards to 2 members. Denise Mohler gave info on Voting for the Quilter of the year which will take place in November

Shirley and Kim gave the program for a half yard challenge which will be do in February. Samples and rulers were shown cost is $3 for printed patterns or $2 for on line pattern.  Show and Tell was started with Sarah's zipper bag class then Kathy and Vicky.  We're 2nd Then everyone had show and tell.  Net meeting October 10 with Smokey Mountain hand made gifts.
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










FOR SALE:  Bernina Virtuosa 155 QE.  In excellent condition.  Serviced and cleaned regularly by Chestnut Ridge.  Knee operated Free Hand System.  28 built-in embroidery stitches.  Automatic needle threader.  Extra presser feet.  Hard shell carrying case.  I love this machine!  I have replaced it with a 440 and would like to find a good home for my 155.  Asking $650.  Text Marilyn at 330-322-3693 or email marilyn.nisius@gmail.com










FOR SALE:  Elna 4-cone Serger Model Pro 704 DEX: Comes with a table and 2 boxes of cone serger thread.  $200 or make an offer.  Call or text Barb Byler at 330-988-0992 or baquilter33@aol.com