Monday, November 6, 2017

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 13, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: November 
Hello Tree City Quilters
Welcome to November it’s the start of getting ready for   the upcoming holidays and family gatherings.  To me this time of year is about family and enjoying each other’s company. 
This month we will have several stations set up for last minute ideas for gifts. If your stuck on what to make for someone I hope we can give you a idea that is not overwhelming.
Remember that is our election this month for next year’s officers. Please give support to all our members that have volunteered their time for these positions. 
In Stitches
Sarah B.
MEMBESHIP 
We had 55 people attend the October meeting; 53 members and 2 guests.  Please sign up to assist with committees at the next 2 meetings.  We all lead busy lives but it takes all of us to keep Tree City Quilters’ functioning.  

UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!
This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:  
1. WIPS- works in progress
2. UFO- un finished projects   Whatever YOUR #2 is on the list….It is due by the JULY Meeting
3. Nfufo- nearly finished ufo  Whatever YOUR #3 is on the list….It is due by the JUNE Meeting!!
4. BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!
5. PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!
6. Wisps – works in slow process
7. Wivps-- works in very slow process
8. PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks

THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
A BIG thank you to the refreshment committee in November: Dorrie Miller, Toni Phillips, and Sue Jusli.  

A REMINDER THAT 2018 DUES ARE TO BE PAID BY DECEMBER 31.  $20 PER MEMBER

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:
Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)
Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.

NO FRILLS RETREAT; March 17 & 18, 2018
Registration Forms are available from Michelle reed, Kevin Horst, or Betty Boreman.  Get yours asap!  
Sign up for members only is through January; then it is open to anyone until February 12.  Come one day or both days!  

Retreat will be held in Wooster, on Beall Avenue.  We are able to bring snacks and beverages and a pot luck for lunch.  Paper products will be provided.  

WORKSHOPS
Dresden Plate Handbag: November 4

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017: October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.  

ELECTIONS
Each November we elect our new officers.  Please be prepared to vote and support your guild.  

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10474 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.  

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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992




Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017
President: Sarah Bistline Vice President; Kay Nixon
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash
Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland


Minutes: October Meeting
Sarah welcomed members and guests to the October meeting. Happy
Birthday 🎉 was sung to members born in October.
The secretary report was accepted by Kay and Dot. Correction was already done.
Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Sally and Laura.
Kim let us know that Toni Phillips' grandson passed away and will send her a
card. Please keep her in your prayers.
Laura reminded members about the Vintage Quilt display for the quilt show in
April. If anyone has any quilts made before 1960 please let her know. They will
be well taken care of.
Kay gave info for the Christmas 🎄 party. The challenge is Winter ❄️ Wonderland 
Can be a table topper or wall hanging no longer then 36". It is pot luck bring your
own table service. There will be a gift exchange no more than $20, if you wish
to do so. Kay also set up the date for the 2018 Somewhere Sewing retreat 
September 22 & 23. So mark those dates on your calendar.
Ruth checked on the baby quilts for 2018, taken care of and thanks Mary Lou
for making the labels. Ruth also read thank you notes for our demo at the 
Fair and a person who attended the demo.
The 2019 retreat committee posted Quilt patterns for the members to vote 
for quilting retreat classes. Registration open for members till January then
Open to everyone.
The no frills retreat March 17 & 18 there is a new form to fill out if you haven't 
done so yet. Becky Hamilton will be teaching a class for "Witch Hazel" which 
she showed at the meeting. The cost is $5 and the materials list is on back
of the new form.
Mary gave info on the Dresden plate handbag class she is teaching
November 4 from 10-4 in the fireside room samples were on the sign 
In table.
The program presented by Kathy Karus and Code Quilts of the Civil War
was very interesting and informative. She explained the meaning of
different quilt patterns to let the salves know when it was safe to leave
thru the under ground railroad and had items from that time she
found in her travels.
UFO's were shown bring your UFO's to the next meeting time is just
about over to get them finished. Show and tell ended the meeting.
See you November 13 for last minute gift 🎁 ideas.

Friday, October 6, 2017

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 9, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: October 
Hello Tree City Quilters
Another Month has flown by with that unbearable heat wave, who would have thought we would be still wearing our summer clothes, the end of September!
I really enjoyed our speaker last month Kim Humrichouser I loved all her little quilts. This month we have Kathy Karus coming to talk about the code quilts from the civil war. This should be intresting; I have heard she puts on a great program.
Keep working on your UFO’s, that way we will be ready for our quilt show next April. Remember our Quilt show is 7 months away! 
I heard that the workshop at Some Where Sewing was wonderful. A big thanks, to everyone that organized that event. 
The Election for new officers and board members is November I urge members become involved more with our guild, we are growing and enjoying the friendship that is intertwined in our guild.  Volunteer for an office it just takes a little time and getting to know fellow members is priceless. 
In Stitches
Sarah Bistline 
UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!
This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:  
1. WIPS- works in progress
2. UFO- un finished projects   Whatever YOUR #2 is on the list….It is due by the JULY Meeting
3. Nfufo- nearly finished ufo  Whatever YOUR #3 is on the list….It is due by the JUNE Meeting!!
4. BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!
5. PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!
6. Wisps – works in slow process
7. Wivps-- works in very slow process
8. PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks

As you write down your project give it one of these names.  I will give credit to 4,7 and 8. You must have already have the pattern, some of the fabric, drawings in your head or you are thinking, “how wonderful this will be when it’s done.”  You will get your $5.00 back with your first project done, after that each project done will put your name in a pot and at the end of the year we will draw one name for the remaining funds and a special prize. 
THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
A BIG thank you to the refreshment committee in October: Cyndee Gamery, Christina Conn, and Peggy Hodge 

MUTTON HILL QUILT SHOW:  Volunteers Anyone?  
The quilt show planning team/raffle quilt team is looking for a few volunteers to go to the Mutton Hill Show in Akron on October 13 and or 14.  We will be selling raffle tickets. We hope to carpool to the show with a couple people working the morning shift while others enjoy the show and then trade places for the afternoon.  Please see Jeri Fickes or Laura Nolletti if interested.
REMINDER:  You can get more raffle tickets and more bookmarks from Laura at the guild meeting.

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:
Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)
Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.

OHIO QUILT SHOWS
Friday & Saturday, October 6-7 - Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild Show. Bryn Du Mansion Fieldhouse, 537 Jones Road, Granville, OH. Friday hours 10a-7p, Saturday hours 10a-5p. Admission $6; Seniors $5.
Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8 - Mount Gilead, Ohio. Morrow County Quilting Guild's "Garden of Quilts" Quilt Show, Park Ave. Elementary School Gym. Hours 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday, raffle quilt, sale table, honored quilter, free-will donation at door.
Friday-Saturday, October 13 (9a-5p) -14 (9a-3p)- Ohio One Stop Shop Hop, Dayton, OH. Wright State University, Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH. Admission $5. Over 35 vendors, food, quilts, hourly door prizes.
Friday & Saturday, October 20-21 - Dover, OH. Ohio Valley Quilt Guild Show. First United Methodist Church of Dover, 1725 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover. Friday hours 10a-5p, Saturday hours 10a-3p.
KITCHEN KORNER
ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND CABBAGE BAKE
 (comfort-in-a-pot!!)
Chop 1 large head of cabbage into bite-size pieces. 
         (I cooked mine in a bit of boiling, salted water for about 15 min and drained in
          large colander because I didn't have 3+ hours to bake the casserole)
1-2  lbs bulk or linked Italian sausages (if links, remove casings)
1-2 carrots, sliced thin
1-2 onions, sliced thin
small container of grape tomatoes, halved
4 T butter
Large casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray
 Pre-heat oven to 375*.  Layer 1/2 the cabbage in the casserole. Slice bits of 2T of butter over all. Top with 1/2 the carrots, the onions, crumbled bits of uncooked sausage, and the tomatoes. Lightly salt after tomatoes have been added. Repeat layers.  Bake, covered, for about 2 hours. Remove lid and finish baking for another 20-30 minutes. If you can bake this for several hours there's no need to pre-cook the cabbage and you can bake at 350*

EDLYN'S PINEAPPLE CAKE   This was a HUGE hit at the Mystery!!2 C. sugar2 C flour2 eggs20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice (don't drain)2 tsp baking soda2 tsp vanilla Mix all together and pour into greased/floured 9" x 13" pan. Bake 350* for 35-40 min.   Icing:    8 oz cream cheese    1/2 C butter or margarine    1 tsp vanilla    1 1/2 cups (+/-) powdered sugar     Beat until smooth consistency adding more or less powdered sugar as needed. Spread over cool cake.
NANCY'S AMAZING ITALIAN BAKED PENNE16oz pkg penne pasta, cooked al-dente and drained1 lb Italian sausage1 lg onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, chopped2 - 14oz cans crushed tomatoes3 C rough-chopped spinach8oz Mozzarella, cubed1 C grated Parmesan, divided8 oz sliced mushrooms1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning14 oz can Italian style diced tomatoesPre-heat oven to 425*    While pasta is cooking, saute sausage, onion and garlic until sausage is cooked through. Add mushrooms and saute 3 more min. Add 3 cans of tomatoes and continue stirring about 3 more minutes. Toss gently with drained pasta, spinach, Mozzarella and half the Parmesan. Pour into greased 9" x 13" baking dish and top with remaining Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Feel free to be creative and add more sausage,  fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh parm, black olives, etc.

WORKSHOPS
Dresden Plate Handbag: November 4

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017: October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.  

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10474 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.  

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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992




Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017
President: Sarah Bistline Vice President; Kay Nixon
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash
Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland

September minutes:
Sarah welcomed 3 guests and 49 members to the September meeting. Happy Birthday was sung to members who had a birthday this month.   The secretary report was accepted by Kevin and 2nd by Kay. Bev gave the treasure 
report which was accepted by Kim and 2nd by Dot.  Sarah talked about the NEORQC meeting October 6 at Pins &a Needles, if anyone 
would like to attend let Sarah know. Also Sarah talked about going to Pins & Needles and listening to a sales pitch for 3 hours on sewing machines.  Then we will receive a sewing machine that we can raffle off. We would need 20 members to do this, if you would like to do it Sarah will check on dates.  Members showed there UFO's and then all members had Show and tell.
Only one more UFO left for the year. Great job getting your UFO's done  Ladies.  Jeri talked about the quilt show, keep selling the raffle tickets be sure to show  the picture of the quilt it helps sell the tickets.  Ruth talked about the quilt demo's at the fair and gave out community quilts  to the audience who needed them. Thanks Kevin, Peggy and Ruth.  Mary Mahoney gave info on the November 4 class Mary Schultz passed  out info on materials & supplies you would need.  Janet McFarland, Kim Panter and Shirley Rodgers are on the nominating  committee. So please be thinking who you would like to hold a office or If you would like to hold a office let us know.
Kim Hunrichouse gave a very interesting program on little quilts and  had samples to show.  See you October 6 for Kathy Karus with Code Quilts of the Civil WarO

Friday, September 8, 2017

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 18, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: September
Hello Tree City Quilters
We are in the mist of all the area county fairs were we can show off all our projects to the many people and maybe with our project they can be inspired to make a quilt, bake something yummy or grow some showy flowers. With this I will remind you that our meeting is on September the 18th this month.
Our guest speaker is Kim Humrichouse showing her little quilts. I have not seen her quilts but I have heard they are very special.
This month with your UFO I think its Number 1 on your list. We had two numbers left 7 & 8 and the next two months will be your choice of which number you bring to show finished.
In Stitches
Sarah B.

UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!
This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:
1.    WIPS- works in progress
2.    UFO- un finished projects     Whatever YOUR #2 is on the list….It is due by the JULY Meeting
3.    Nfufo- nearly finished ufo     Whatever YOUR #3 is on the list….It is due by the JUNE Meeting!!
4.    BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!
5.    PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!
6.    Wisps – works in slow process
7.    Wivps-- works in very slow process
8.    PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks

As you write down your project give it one of these names.  I will give credit to 4,7 and 8. You must have already have the pattern, some of the fabric, drawings in your head or you are thinking, “how wonderful this will be when it’s done.”  You will get your $5.00 back with your first project done, after that each project done will put your name in a pot and at the end of the year we will draw one name for the remaining funds and a special prize.


MEMBERSHIP
57 people attended the meeting in August; 55 members and 2 guests.

THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
A BIG thank you to the refreshment committee: Jolene Dyer and Carol Remington

MUTTON HILL QUILT SHOW:  Volunteers Anyone?
The quilt show planning team/raffle quilt team is looking for a few volunteers to go to the Mutton Hill Show in Akron on October 13 and or 14.  We will be selling raffle tickets.  We hope to carpool to the show with a couple people working the morning shift while others enjoy the show and then trade places for the afternoon.  Please see Jeri Fickes or Laura Nolletti if interested.
REMINDER:  You can get more raffle tickets and more bookmarks from Laura at the  guild meeting.

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:
Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)
Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.

OHIO QUILT SHOWS
September 7 thru 17 - Mariemont, OH. "New Works in Fiber" by Larry McKenney at the Barn at The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont OH 45227 Tues-Friday 10am-5pm and Sat and Sun from 1-4 pm. Admission free and onsite parking available.
Friday & Saturday, Sept 22 (10a-5p) & 23 (10a-4p) - Ross County Quilt Guild Show, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Corner Hickory & Main Street Chillicothe, OH. Quilts, demonstrations, presentations, door prizes, vendors, & raffle quilt.
Friday & Saturday, October 6-7 - Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild Show. Bryn Du Mansion Fieldhouse, 537 Jones Road, Granville, OH. Friday hours 10a-7p, Saturday hours 10a-5p. Admission $6; Seniors $5.
Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8 - Mount Gilead, Ohio. Morrow County Quilting Guild's "Garden of Quilts" Quilt Show, Park Ave. Elementary School Gym. Hours 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday, raffle quilt, sale table, honored quilter, free-will donation at door.
Friday-Saturday, October 13 (9a-5p) -14 (9a-3p)- Ohio One Stop Shop Hop, Dayton, OH. Wright State University, Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH. Admission $5. Over 35 vendors, food, quilts, hourly door prizes.
Friday & Saturday, October 20-21 - Dover, OH. Ohio Valley Quilt Guild Show. First United Methodist Church of Dover, 1725 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover. Friday hours 10a-5p, Saturday hours 10a-3p.



KITCHEN KORNER
EASY, YUMMY CROCK-POT CHICKEN
2-3 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
1 T rosemary leaves
 Place chicken in crock pot. Mix together all other ingredients and pour over top. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Serve with rice or pasta

JOY'S AMAZING CROCK-POT CANDY (a HUGE hit at the Mystery!!)
16 oz. unsalted dry roasted peanuts
16 oz. salted dry roasted peanuts
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bits
4 oz. German chocolate (mine said German sweet chocolate on package)
32 oz. white almond bark
Put peanuts in bottom of crockpot; add all other ingredients on top. Cook on low setting for 1 ½ - 2 hours. Place rounded spoonful onto wax paper and allow to cool.

LEMON CHICKEN ORZO
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon light butter
6 oz uncooked wheat orzo pasta
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth
1 cup fresh asparagus spears cut into 1" pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
   Combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a small dish and stir to combine. Place the chicken pieces in a gallon zip-top bag and add the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake/massage it around until the chicken pieces are coated. In a large saute pan, bring the oil over medium heat and then add the chicken. Stir to coat with the oil and then cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken pieces are cooked through and begin to brown. Transfer the cooked chicken to a side plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Wipe out the inside of the skillet. Place the skillet back over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted, add the orzo to the pan and stir to coat. Spread the orzo across the surface of the pan and allow it to cook for 2 minutes until a few of the orzo pieces begin to brown. Add the garlic to the pan and stir. Allow to cook for another minute. Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low to simmer and cover the pan. Simmer covered for 4-5 minutes and then add the asparagus. Stir and re-cover. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir. Add the lemon juice, tomatoes and basil along with salt to taste. Stir together and then add the reserved chicken to the pan. Stir to combine and serve
WORKSHOPS
Let’s Go Somewhere Sewing!  September 22 & 23
Dresden Plate Handbag: November 4

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017: September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10474 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.

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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992




Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017
President: Sarah Bistline    Vice President; Kay Nixon
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash
Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland



Minutes: August Meeting
Sarah Welcomed members, guests and new members to the meeting. Happy Birthday 🎉 was sung to members who had August birthday.  Secretary report was accepted by Kay and Kim with the correction to the retreat at Somewhere Sewing dates which are September 23 & 24.  Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Nancy and Carol.  Kim sent cards to members who weren't feeling well.  The bus 🚌 trip is August 24 still time to go let Sarah know if you would like to go.

Quilts for the first boy and girl born January 2018 are from Pat Hall and Dot Anderson and quilted by Sarah. 😊 Thank you .

The Raffle Quilt was entered in the fair by Jeri and won 2nd place.  Great Job ladies.

Kay showed the bag that can be made at the Let's Go Somewhere Sewing retreat. Anyone who wishes to attend let Kay know. It is
$10 a day.

Marilyn had members show off the Christmas 🎄 wall hanging they made in class.

Michele gave info on the No Frills retreat for March 2018. Kay made a motion to gave a $100.00 to help pay for the rental if needed.
Members voted to do this.

The Dresden plate handbag is November 4. Anyone who wishes to attend can sign up at the hospitality table and see samples.

Since there is only 2 UFO's left for the year which are 7 & 8 it can be your choice to which one you would like to do.

Guest speaker Lee Ann Spencer showed different types of designs that can can be done on a long arm quilter.

Quilting Stats
According to the most recent Quilting in America Survey, quilters are a thriving segment of the U.S. arts and crafts industry. If you're
interested in quilting or tailoring a business to those who do, here are some fast facts:
10.3% of U.S. households (12.62 million) are home to at least one active quilter.
The total numbers of quilters in the U.S. is 16.4million.
The estimated total dollar value of the quilting industry is $3.76 billion (up 5%since 2010)
Favorite fabric types: batiks, small-scale florals, reproduction prints, and minky (a soft, short-pile fabric that feels like mink).
Favorite fabric color schemes: jewel tones, bright colors, earth tones, neutrals, pastels.
Explore the full survey at Quilts.com/assets/qia_summary.pdf.

See you September 18 for Little Quilts with Kim Humrichouse

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 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: July 10, 2017; 6:00 pm
First Church of God 
1953 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: July
Welcome TCQ's to July!  Its time for summer reunions, picnics and Fireworks. I am looking forward to our picnic as it is always a fun night…. just to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Remember that you can wait until our August meeting to bring your July UFO unless you can’t wait then bring it to the picnic, everyone will be glad to see your finished project. 
Talking about UFO’s I was finishing a quilt that I started years ago, I could not find the pattern so I could finish the border so I straightened my sewing cupboards and found lots of UFO’s waiting for the finishing touches, and yea I found the pattern so I can finish the quilt. It’s always great to see an end to a project that was started years ago.
Janet and I are working on the bus trip.  We will be going to Quilt National and to one quilt shop in Nelsonville, Ohio.  This will fill up our whole day as it is almost a three hour drive but it will be worth the trip. I have just a few logistics to finish up; very exciting!   

In Stiches
Sarah B.  

UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!
This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:  
1. WIPS- works in progress Whatever YOUR #1 is on the list…..It is due at the AUGUST meeting!
2. UFO- un finished projects   Whatever YOUR #2 is on the list….It is due by the JULY Meeting
3. Nfufo- nearly finished ufo  Whatever YOUR #3 is on the list….It is due by the JUNE Meeting!!
4. BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!
5. PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!
6. Wisps – works in slow process
7. Wivps-- works in very slow process
8. PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks

As you write down your project give it one of these names.  I will give credit to 4,7 and 8. You must have already have the pattern, some of the fabric, drawings in your head or you are thinking, “how wonderful this will be when it’s done.”  You will get your $5.00 back with your first project done, after that each project done will put your name in a pot and at the end of the year we will draw one name for the remaining funds and a special prize. 


MEMBERSHIP
We had 51 people attend our June meeting!  48 members and 3 guests.  
Please welcome our newest member: Joyce Bauer
2703 Eastwood Drive
Wooster, OH 44691
HM: 330-264-2829
Jbauer97@yahoo.com

JULY PICNIC
It’s picnic time!  Please bring a dish to share and come enjoy everyone’s company!  There will be games and loads of fun for all!  The committee is providing place settings and beverages.  Please bring 5 fat quarters to play games with…and your completed challenge piece if you have one.  This year’s challenge theme was rainbows.  See you there!  NOTICE WHERE WE MEET!  The address and name are provided above.  

WOOSTER LIBRARY QUILT DISPLAY: Last Chance!  
In celebration of the guilds’ 25th anniversary, Mary Green, Cyndee Gamery, and Gloria Cantleberry have obtained the middle display case.  The display will be up June 1 – the 29th.  Go take a look!  Take your family and friends…spread the word!  

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:
Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)
Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.

2018 GUILD COMMITTEE SIGN UP
Kay Nixon has created the signup sheets for the 2018 guild committees.  Please look at them and sign up for a committee or two!  Easiest way to get to know more members…….just sayin!  
2018 Audit
Christmas Party
Community Projects
Hospitality
Nominating
Picnic
Quilter of the Year
Refreshments
2019 Retreat
Sunshine
Trips
Workshops




KITCHEN KORNER
ROASTED TOMATO SPAGHETTI
3 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 lb. spaghetti
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
   Preheat oven to 450°. On a rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment paper add cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil and toss together with garlic and oregano. Bake until tomatoes are blistered, 10 minutes. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain in a colander, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Set aside while finishing the sauce. Place stock pot over medium heat and add 1/4 cup olive oil. Add red pepper flakes, then transfer blistered tomato mixture (including all tomato juices) and 1/4 cup pasta water to pot. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. Add back spaghetti and toss together until warmed through, then mix in parsley. Add additional pasta water if needed to create more sauce.

AVOCADO PESTO PASTA WITH FRESH CORN
1 lb. orecchiette pasta (little ears)
2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
7 oz. basil pesto
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 c. chopped fresh 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 more parsley.

MEXICAN LASAGNA
1 lb. Lasagna
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp. cumin
1/4 c. chopped pickled jalapeños
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup water
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 c. Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
2 c. pico de gallo, room temperature
   Preheat oven to 400°. (There is no need to cook the lasagna noodles!) In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil. Cook garlic and onions for about 2 minutes, then stir in cumin, jalapeños and beef. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in water and tomatoes and simmer for 2 minutes, then mix in cilantro. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together both cheeses and set aside. In a lasagna pan, or large sheet cake pan, spread a thin layer of meat sauce. Place lasagna noodles in an even layer on top, then spread with meat sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat with second layer of noodles, covering noodles to the edges with remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining cheese. Bake until warmed through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Top with pico de gallo and garnish with cilantro.

WORKSHOPS
Christmas Tree applique: Saturday July 22
August Bus Trip: watch for date and details!
Let’s Go Somewhere Sewing!  September 22 & 23
Dresden Plate Handbag: November 4

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.  

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10474 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.  

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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992




Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017
President: Sarah Bistline Vice President; Kay Nixon
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash
Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland





Sarah welcomed members and visitors to the June meeting. Happy birthday was Sung to members who had a June birthday. The secretary's report was accepted by Dot and 2nd by Jeri. Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Laura and 2nd by Lorie. Thank you notes were read from the care centers that were given the clothing protectors.
Laura gave info on selling raffle tickets at the Expro in Cleveland April 5,6, and 7 Of April 2018. If you are interested you need to be able to stay for four hours,  let Laura know.
Mary gave info on Jane's work shop June 24. Jane showed a sample of the Table runner and gave info on what was needed. From 9:30 to 3:30 in the Fireside room at the church. Other workshops July 22 Christmas in July and
November 4 purse class.  Kennetta gave info on the July picnic which starts at 6:00. Table settings and
drinks will be provided, also bring 5 fat quarters for a fun game. Rainbow 🌈 Is the challenge for the picnic. Hope to see you there.
Kay gave info on the Somewhere Sewing retreat September 23-24 cost is $10 per day plus $25 if you are planning on staying over night.  Sarah said the bus trip is scheduled for August 17. More info later.  Michelle gave info on the no frills retreat March 17 & 18 2018. It will be held at the Gault house at Wooster college more info to follow.
The UFO for August is #1 and July UFO #2 has been moved to August due to the picnic per Sarah. 
UFO'S were showed by members and then regular show and tell from everyone.  The program was presented by Nancy Tester trunk show. Very interesting work with wool appliqué and different useful totes 👜 you can make and
Wall hangings. Hope to see you in July for the picnic at the Church on Akron Rd at 6:00Ju

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

June 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: June 12, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: June
Welcome to June, Tree City Quilters!  What a great Party we had at our May meeting, I was so happy to see former members come and enjoy our company. I hope they will decide to come back as members.  I want to thank the 25th year committee for all their hard work. And Jane for the wonderful pins.  And with a new Tree City Quilt.
For our June meeting I have a friend of mine Nancy Tester coming to give us a trunk show of her wonderful wool quilts. She has taken lessons from Sue Spargo and joined her monthly projects group. Sit back and enjoy her wool and hand embroidery embellished quilts. Nancy is willing to do a workshop if anyone is interested.  
In Stitches, Sarah B.
UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!
This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:  
1. WIPS- works in progress
2. UFO- un finished projects   Whatever YOUR #2 is on the list….It is due by the JULY Meeting
3. Nfufo- nearly finished ufo  Whatever YOUR #3 is on the list….It is due by the JUNE Meeting!!
4. BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!
5. PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!
6. Wisps – works in slow process
7. Wivps-- works in very slow process
8. PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks

As you write down your project give it one of these names.  I will give credit to 4,7 and 8. You must have already have the pattern, some of the fabric, drawings in your head or you are thinking, “how wonderful this will be when it’s done.”  You will get your $5.00 back with your first project done, after that each project done will put your name in a pot and at the end of the year we will draw one name for the remaining funds and a special prize. 
MEMBERSHIP
We had 67 people attend our May 25th Anniversary Celebration meeting!  63 members and 4 guests.  

THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
A big thank you to Sally Kitchen, Betty Boreman, and Sandy Gordon for our June refreshments!  

WOOSTER LIBRARY QUILT DISPLAY
In celebration of the guilds’ 25th anniversary, Mary Green, Cyndee Gamery, and Gloria Cantleberry have obtained the middle display case.  The display will be up June 1 – the 29th.  Go take a look!  Take your family and friends…spread the word!  

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:
Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)
Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.

TIPS AND TRICKS
Attend as many educational events that you can afford!  Ask questions of your fellow quilt guild friends.  
Experiment with small projects; try a beautiful rayon thread, or combine a metallic thread with a normal thread, try a heavier thread……see what you like and what works for you!  
Sew table runners to try out patterns and quilting.  They’re small and easy to finish.  
Create a regular sewing date with 1 or 2 friends.  Then, stick to those dates.  You’ll soon finish a project.
If you have 10 minutes; wind bobbins
If you have 15 minutes, cut out pieces for your new quilt

KITCHEN KORNER
CHEESY CHICKEN AND RICE  
1 c. white rice
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, quartered
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c. dry white wine 
1 c. low-sodium chicken stock
1/4 c. heavy cream
2 c. frozen peas
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
   Preheat oven to 450º. Prepare rice according to package directions, less 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a medium mixing bowl, drizzle olive oil over chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until golden all over, 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and heat over medium. Add garlic and onions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add wine, chicken stock, heavy cream, salt and pepper; bring to a boil and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Add chicken (and juices from the plate), cooked rice, peas, parsley, and 1 cup Parmesan. Bake until heated through, about 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

GRILLED ZUCCHINI
2-4 medium zucchini, washed, ends removed and sliced lengthwise into 1/2" slices
olive oil, salt, pepper, shaved Parmesan cheese
 Brush both sides of zucchini slices lightly with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Place on hot grill 3-4 minutes per side. Place on serving platter and sprinkle generously with shaved Parmesan.

WATERMELON, FETA AND ARUGULA SALAD
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2  tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cups arugula
2 cups baby spinach
1 small red onion thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
2 cups bite-sized watermelon chunks
   Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a bit of salt together. In large salad bowl toss all ingredients with the dressing. Serve chilled.

WORKSHOPS
Twisted 4-Patch Table runner:  Saturday, June 24
Christmas Tree applique: Saturday July 22
August Bus Trip: watch for date and details!
Let’s Go Somewhere Sewing!  September 22 & 23
Dresden Plate Handbag: November 4

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017:  June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.  

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10474 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.  

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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992




Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017
President: Sarah Bistline Vice President; Kay Nixon
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash
Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland



The Tree City Quilters' Guild celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a great potluck dinner. Sarah welcomed members and guests. Happy birthday was sung to members who had May birthdays.  Barb Byler introduced the charter members of the guild Jeri Fickes, Gwen Alaura Hoover, Mary Lou Nuzum and Mabel Stocker. Mary Lou told how the guild started and grew to what it is today.  The 25th Anniversary Committee did a Great Job in planning and making the evening a great success. The 25th pins given out were very nice, wear
it on your name tag. The committee unveiled the quilt they made for the guild. Thanks to everyone who designed and worked on it and Kim Panter for quilting it.  The UFO for June is #3 and the UFO for July is #2. Keep working on your UFO's ladies.  Laura gave info on the Quilt Show being on Facebook so let your friends 
know it will be April of 2018. Also we will the Boutique again with Mary Green in charge. So if you are planning on making items to sell let her know. 10% of the sales go to the guild.  Mary Mahoney gave info on workshops coming up. Look for sign up sheets at the June meeting. Samples were showed of the items being taught.
A bus trip is planned for August more info to follow.  Kay gave info on the Let's Go Somewhere Sewing September 23-24 a two day get together. If you are interested be sure and sign up cost is $10 a day 
and if you wish to spend the night we have a place to stay. Which will be about $25 for the night depending on how many will stay.  Michelle gave info on the no frills retreat for March 2018. If you would like to
help plan this please let her know.  Kennetta said the challenge for the July picnic will be Rain Bows. You can
make whatever you want as long as it has a rainbow 🌈 in it somewhere.  Shirley said 120 bibs and 18 quilts were given out to local health care groups.  Laura's place mats class showed their finished projects. 
The meeting ended with Show and tell, great work ladies.  See you in June for a Trunk Show with Nancy Tester