Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March Newsletter

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.

March 11, 2019, 7pm
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Rd.
Wooster, OH  44691 

Hello my TCQ Friends,

Are you tired of this wacky winter yet? I know I sure am. Warm, frigid, ….rain, snow…. and then THE WIND! I thought my house was going to blow away! Anyway we are moving into March and hopefully soon we will be enjoying a little warmer temperatures. But this is Ohio, so who knows.
 
I would really like to ask that all of our Quilters of the Year start wearing your necklace to every meeting. You should be proud of that accomplishment, I know I am. I was told when I got mine the we wear them for the Christmas Party, but I think we should wear them every month.
 
The church had a scheduling issue with our June meeting and their VBS. So the plan we came up with is to switch the July Picnic to June and I have scheduled the church for our meeting in July. As Marilyn brought up when I informed the board, maybe it will be cooler than having it in July. With that being said, we will finish the Ugly Fabric Challenge for the July meeting. So you get an extra month to really embrace your ugly fabric.
 
I hope that you all really make an effort to come the March Meeting. I have scheduled Brandy Warthman from Quilts of Valor to give a presentation for us. She seems excited to come and speak with us and it will give us the tools and information we need to complete the challenge for our upcoming quilt show. 
 
Our next quilt show is just a little over a year away! Can you believe it? Seems like the last show just passed. I hope you are all working hard on your projects for the show. 
 
We have another cold week coming so stay in, stay warm and QUILT!
 
Kim
  
2019 Tree City Quilters Ugly Fabric Challenge
 
This Challenge will start at the February meeting and finish for the June Meeting. To participate in this challenge you need to get that one fabric out of your stash. You know the one I am talking about. That FABRIC. The one you saw that you HAD to have. You bought it, you took it home and added it to your stash. And there it sat.
 
Now you get into your stash to look at fabrics for a new project and you pick up that FABRIC! And you sigh and say “what was I thinking when I bought this?, JUST WHAAAT! It doesn’t go with anything, the colors are awful, its just not my taste.”
 
Take a yard of that fabric and place it in a brown paper bag and bring it to the next meeting. All of the brown paper bags will be placed on a table. Everyone participating will choose a bag (not their own) and make a quilt using that ugly fabric. The rules for the making of your quilt will be read at the next meeting.

2019 Monthly Programs

January_ Introduction of Officers and Challenges for the year
February- Brent Golias Physical Therapist
March- Brandy Warthman Quilts of Valor
 April- Carloyn Mann- Art quilts
May- Karen Benke The Little Red Quilt House
June-Picnic
July-Ugly Fabric Challenge due
August- Quilting skills workshop 
September-
October- Last minute gifts and ornaments
November-Election of Officers, vote for QOTY
December- Christmas Party

Sew-Ins 9:30 - 4:00 at Parkview Christian Church at 1912 Burbank Rd.

Sat., Feb. 16 (Cut it Out - demos on rotary cutting and AccuQuilt cutter)
Thurs., Feb.28 (Tidy-up, Quilter - panel discussion on organizing the sewing area)
Fri., May 17 (demo TBA)
Sat., July 13 (panel discussion TBA)
Bring your own projects, machine, sewing supplies, and stitch all day!
There will be a 45min. demo or panel discussion at each sew-in for fun.  (Participation is optional.) Bring a sack lunch, your own drink, and a snack to share.
(Email or call Sally Kitchen with any questions)
Workshops:
Quilt Carrier class  - Teacher - Jeri Fickes - Tues., June 11 at the church 9:00 - 4:00
Labyrinth Quilt class - Teacher - Laura Noletti - Sat., Sept. 28
Le Moyne Star Quilt - Teacher -Vicky Hartzler (not scheduled yet)
- more classes to come!
If you have an interest in teaching a class, contact anyone on the workshop committee.
 
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 2019: Jan 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept 6, Oct. 4,
Nov. 1 and Dec 6.  (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 at 330-345-5702 with any questions. 
               

ACCUCUT
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut. 
 
QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the MillSarah 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.  
 
barb’s Bobbin Box Sewing; Barb Byler; 239 Jane Drive, Smithville, Ohio 44677.  330-988-0992. Sewing for all your needs!  Free Motion and Computer Aided Quilting:Memory Bears; Pillows; Quilts; T-Shirt Quilts; Window Treatments; Home Decor.   Please give me a call.  
Canterberry Quilting;   Susan Bateman, 1809 Sherck Blvd., Wooster, Ohio, 44691.  PH:  720-260-3028, E-Mail:  canterberryquilting@gmail.com.   Hand-guided machine quilting.  Custom, Edge-to-Edge, etc.  

Lone Pine Quilting Services includes longarm machine quilting; binding services; Speciality Threads ad Batting.  PH 330-466-3682, email lonepinequiltingservices.com. new member Barb Caperton. 
2018 officers
President, Kim Panter; V. President,  Marilyn Nisius;  Secretary, Mary Schultz;  Treasurer, Judy Mallonn
Members at Large;  Kennetta Sampsel, Staycie Miller 

March in like a lion, out like a lamb, we hope.  Ruth Bishop, your cabin fever newsletter writer.



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February Newsletter



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.

February 11, 2019, 7pm
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Rd.
Wooster, OH  44691 

 President's February Greeting    

Good Morning Quilters!
There are a few good things that I can say about our recent cold weather. First, the ground is finally frozen and my dogs are not dragging mud in any more! YAY! I haven’t been able to go shopping and I am saving a lot of money, but the down side of that is my stash is taking a hit. BUT the most important thing is I am getting some of my quilting projects completed!
 
At the January meeting my daughter Krisha, standing in for me explained the first challenge of the year and passed out brown paper bags to those who want to participate. If you were not at the meeting you may use your own paper bag, please don’t feel like you are left out. The explanation of the start of this challenge will also be in the news letter, and the rules for completing the challenge will be announced at the February meeting.
 
I have decided to take a step back from making dog beds for a while. So please, if you were one of my faithful scrap suppliers, try making them yourself! All you need to do is fill an old pillow case about ½ to ⅔ full and sew it shut. Bring them to the meeting and I will still deliver them to the Wayne County Dog Shelter.
 
The weather for February’s meeting at this point looks OK. But if you do not feel safe on the roads or your health could be compromised please do not feel obligated to come. Our safety and health comes first. If there is horrible weather and I feel we should not have a meeting I will send out an email Monday and call those without email, so please check your email and phone messages before heading out the door.
 
Stay in, stay warm and most important…….QUILT!
 
Happy quilting to you
KIm
  
2019 Tree City Quilters Ugly Fabric Challenge
 
This Challenge will start at the February meeting and finish for the June Meeting. To participate in this challenge you need to get that one fabric out of your stash. You know the one I am talking about. That FABRIC. The one you saw that you HAD to have. You bought it, you took it home and added it to your stash. And there it sat.
 
Now you get into your stash to look at fabrics for a new project and you pick up that FABRIC! And you sigh and say “what was I thinking when I bought this?, JUST WHAAAT! It doesn’t go with anything, the colors are awful, its just not my taste.”
 
Take a yard of that fabric and place it in a brown paper bag and bring it to the next meeting. All of the brown paper bags will be placed on a table. Everyone participating will choose a bag (not their own) and make a quilt using that ugly fabric. The rules for the making of your quilt will be read at the next meeting.

2019 Monthly Programs

January_ Introduction of Officers and Challenges for the year
February- Brent Golias Physical Therapist
March- Brandy Warthman Quilts of Valor
 April- Carloyn Mann- Art quilts
May- Karen Benke The Little Red Quilt House
June-
July-Picnic
August- Quilting skills workshop 
September-
October- Last minute gifts and ornaments
November-Election of Officers, vote for QOTY
December- Christmas Party
                                                                                                         
Some notes from the January meeting.  Two workshops planned for February are on Feb. 16 and 28, from 9:30 to 4pm at Parkview.  Will be short presentation each time.  One on Tidying Up which should be helpful.  Update given on 2020 quilt show raffle quilt which is in process of being quilted. The quilt show is scheduled for April 17-18, 2020.  Volunteer opportunities at the upcoming Sewing Expo at the IX Center near the Cleveland Airport.  See Jeri if interested.  Also still time to register for the spring quilt retreat at the Best Western in downtown Wooster.  See Vicky Hartzler for details.   Full minutes will be sent separately, 

 
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 2019: Jan 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept 6, Oct. 4,
Nov. 1 and Dec 6.  (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 at 330-345-5702 with any questions. 
               

ACCUCUT
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut. 
 
QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the MillSarah 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.  
 
barb’s Bobbin Box Sewing; Barb Byler; 239 Jane Drive, Smithville, Ohio 44677.  330-988-0992. Quilting and/or sewing your tops; trimming and binding also available.  I have batting or supply your own.  Please give me a call.  
Canterberry Quilting;   Susan Bateman, 1809 Sherck Blvd., Wooster, Ohio, 44691.  PH:  720-260-3028, E-Mail:  canterberryquilting@gmail.com.   Hand-guided machine quilting.  Custom, Edge-to-Edge, etc.  
2018 officers
President, Kim Panter; V. President,  Marilyn Nisius;  Secretary, Mary Schultz;  Treasurer, Judy Mallonn
Members at Large;  Kennetta Sampsel, Staycie Miller 

The challenge sounds like so much fun.  I have the perfect fabric I plan to bring.  Ruth, your intrepid newsletter writer.