Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Retreat Photos Available


 
I have uploaded 77 pictures from last night’s Christmas party. They can be found here http://treecityquilters.shutterfly.com/  This is the site I have used in the recent past to post guild pictures. If you have registered before, all you need to do is go to this address. Then you should be able to see all the photos.

If you have previously registered but have forgotten your password, just click the "forgot password"   on the sign-in page and Shutterfly will send you an email so you can choose another password.
 
This site is a private group accessible only to guild members and friends. If you haven’t gone to this Shutterfly site before, you will need to register. When you have registered, I will get a notice and I will add your name and you will be able to access the photos anytime you want. Just book mark the address and you can return to it again and again.
 
In addition to the party photos, this site has albums of the charter members of the guild, the Quilters of the Year, and TCQ presidents.

April 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: April 10, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: April
Happy April Tree City Quilters!  I really enjoyed Mary Huey last month.  She has a lot of inspiration to get one motivated in our quilting world.  This month I have asked Jeri Fickes to demonstrate her easy way of doing flying geese blocks.  I love this method and they always come our perfect.  Then I would like people to bring what they use in their quilting studio that was not intended for the quilting world.  You may have needed to go to the hardware store to buy it…..that should be fun!  
I have gotten many notes from members that are finishing those UFO’s.  It will be great seeing what members have finished. 

In Stitches, Sarah

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 
3.      Nfufo- nearly finished ufo
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
56 people attended the meeting in March: 49 members and 7 guests
Please welcome our newest member: Gerrie Hotton
6918 Ryan Road, Medina, Ohio 44256  Home phone: 330-722-6623, Cell phone: 330-321-2630
Email: brugerhot@gmail.com  Please add this information to your membership booklet.  

THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
Thank you very much for our refreshments in April!  Ruth Bishop, Mable Stocker, and Gwen Hoover

Because we will not be serving refreshments at the May Meeting, our 3 volunteers have moved to assist with other months.  Shirley Rodgers will help in August with Jennifer Babcock and Denise Mohler
Carol Remington will help in September with Jolene Dyer and Becky Hamilton
Peggy Hodge will help in October with Cyndee Gamery and Christina Conn
Thank you ladies for being so flexible!!!

25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with a pot luck supper.  Please bring a variety of dishes except dessert!  We will have plates of cupcakes on every table for you.  Beverages can be an item you bring.  There will be a sign up sheet at the April meeting

Your table service will be provided for you that evening.  

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
Anyone that attended the March meeting heard and saw demonstrated a trick by Mary Huey to release heaving creases in your fabric.  WOW!  It really works!  Hang your fabric up, spray the creases and let it dry.  Creases just fall out of the fabric…..no ironing!  (I didn’t even hang it in the bathroom…just hung it in my basement sewing room and sprayed away)

WORKSHOPS
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:  April 7, May 5, 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 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.  

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 guests and members to the meeting. Happy Birthday was Sung to members who had birthdays in March.
The secretary report was accepted by Dorris Miller and Kim Panter. Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Kevin Horst and Gail Carter. Kim Panter on the sunshine committee said a card was sent to Lola Franks.

Shirley Rodgers gave a report on the bib workshop, 95 bibs were made and will be given to different nursing homes in the area.  Laura gave info on the Quilt Show for 2018. A sample was showed for the raffle quilt. Anyone who would like to help with the needle turning application Please let Jeri know. As soon as the quilt is finished the raffle tickets will go on sale. There will be a antique quilt section at the show in 2018. Anyone who has any quilts made before 1960 and would like to have them displayed please let Laura know.
Barb gave info on the 25th anniversary pot luck for May. The pot luck will start at 6:00 in May. Table service, dessert will be provided.  A sign up sheet will be passed around at the April meeting as to what you will be bringing.
Vicky gave info on the retreat the end of the March. There are still openings if you wish to attend. You can start setting up at 1 o'clock unless otherwise noted.
Don't forget your UFO due in April to get your $5.00. The May UFO is #5 so let's get those UFO's done.
The next workshop is May 6 which is the impatience paper piecing place Mats. If you are interested sign up or see Laura.
Mary Huey's program on charges in quilting in the past 45 years. She showed Some different quilts she had made and explained the patterns used. She gave a tip how to get creases out of fabric that have been folded for a while
with water. Hang the fabric in the bathroom and spray with water and forget It for a while then it'll be easier to press out. You can fine info on Facebook for different quilt groups and patterns.
The meeting ended with Show and tell.
See you April 10 for Blocks we love to make.


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: April 10, 2017; 7:00 pm

Parkview Church of Christ

1912 Burbank Road

Wooster, OH 44691



PRESIDENT’S GREETING: April

Happy April Tree City Quilters!  I really enjoyed Mary Huey last month.  She has a lot of inspiration to get one motivated in our quilting world.  This month I have asked Jeri Fickes to demonstrate her easy way of doing flying geese blocks.  I love this method and they always come our perfect.  Then I would like people to bring what they use in their quilting studio that was not intended for the quilting world.  You may have needed to go to the hardware store to buy it…..that should be fun!  

I have gotten many notes from members that are finishing those UFO’s.  It will be great seeing what members have finished. 



In Stitches, Sarah



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 

3.      Nfufo- nearly finished ufo

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

56 people attended the meeting in March: 49 members and 7 guests

Please welcome our newest member: Gerrie Hotton

6918 Ryan Road, Medina, Ohio 44256  Home phone: 330-722-6623, Cell phone: 330-321-2630

Email: brugerhot@gmail.com  Please add this information to your membership booklet.  



THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS

Thank you very much for our refreshments in April!  Ruth Bishop, Mable Stocker, and Gwen Hoover



Because we will not be serving refreshments at the May Meeting, our 3 volunteers have moved to assist with other months.  Shirley Rodgers will help in August with Jennifer Babcock and Denise Mohler

Carol Remington will help in September with Jolene Dyer and Becky Hamilton

Peggy Hodge will help in October with Cyndee Gamery and Christina Conn

Thank you ladies for being so flexible!!!



25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with a pot luck supper.  Please bring a variety of dishes except dessert!  We will have plates of cupcakes on every table for you.  Beverages can be an item you bring.  There will be a sign up sheet at the April meeting



Your table service will be provided for you that evening.  



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

Anyone that attended the March meeting heard and saw demonstrated a trick by Mary Huey to release heaving creases in your fabric.  WOW!  It really works!  Hang your fabric up, spray the creases and let it dry.  Creases just fall out of the fabric…..no ironing!  (I didn’t even hang it in the bathroom…just hung it in my basement sewing room and sprayed away)



WORKSHOPS

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:  April 7, May 5, 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 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.  



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 guests and members to the meeting. Happy Birthday was Sung to members who had birthdays in March.
The secretary report was accepted by Dorris Miller and Kim Panter. Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Kevin Horst and Gail Carter. Kim Panter on the sunshine committee said a card was sent to Lola Franks.

Shirley Rodgers gave a report on the bib workshop, 95 bibs were made and will be given to different nursing homes in the area.  Laura gave info on the Quilt Show for 2018. A sample was showed for the raffle quilt. Anyone who would like to help with the needle turning application Please let Jeri know. As soon as the quilt is finished the raffle tickets will go on sale. There will be a antique quilt section at the show in 2018. Anyone who has any quilts made before 1960 and would like to have them displayed please let Laura know.
Barb gave info on the 25th anniversary pot luck for May. The pot luck will start at 6:00 in May. Table service, dessert will be provided.  A sign up sheet will be passed around at the April meeting as to what you will be bringing.
Vicky gave info on the retreat the end of the March. There are still openings if you wish to attend. You can start setting up at 1 o'clock unless otherwise noted.
Don't forget your UFO due in April to get your $5.00. The May UFO is #5 so let's get those UFO's done.
The next workshop is May 6 which is the impatience paper piecing place Mats. If you are interested sign up or see Laura.
Mary Huey's program on charges in quilting in the past 45 years. She showed Some different quilts she had made and explained the patterns used. She gave a tip how to get creases out of fabric that have been folded for a while
with water. Hang the fabric in the bathroom and spray with water and forget It for a while then it'll be easier to press out. You can fine info on Facebook for different quilt groups and patterns.
The meeting ended with Show and tell.
See you April 10 for Blocks we love to make.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:
Hi everyone Happy March
I am on my way home from QuiltCon that was in Savanna Georgia. There was lots of great quilts to view and fun venders. I had several great classes and enjoyed touring the city very beautiful. 
We have Mary Huey coming to speak this month. She is always enjoyable with lots of great ideas. Bring a friend

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 
3.      Nfufo- nearly finished ufo
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
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
56 people attended the meeting in February: 52 members and 4 guests

THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
Thank you very much for our refreshments in March!  Kim Linderman, Vera Waldman, Naomi Lance



25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The committee is looking for a little more help.  If you would be interested in helping plan our celebration evening, please come to the next meeting.  6:00 at Parkview, before our regular TCQ meeting.  Thank you!  

HISTORY HUTCH
What brought the original group of ladies together in the first place?
When and where was the first TCQ Show?

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  On March 4, 2017 at 10 am there will be a meeting at Parkview Church to learn about Quiltworx (Judy Neimeyer) paper piecing patterns.  We will work as a group on our raffle quilt for 2018 - the pattern is “Paradise in Bloom.”  We want this to be an opportunity for guild members to learn more about the quiltworx patterns, paper piecing, and to be able to "assembly line" making the sections of the quilt.  Bring a sewing machine (neutral thread, size 70 needle) OR cutting mat, ruler and cutter OR iron and ironing surface.
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.

Reminder to the quilt show planning team that there is a meeting that same day; 9-10.

TIPS AND TRICKS
·         Big, colorful prints sometimes pose design challenges to quilters accustomed to working with smaller-scale prints or tone-on-tone fabrics.  The key to working with large-scale and multicolor pints is to make sure that the shape of the piece you’re using can be distinguished from the piece next to it.  Otherwise, the quilt will be visually confusing.  To ensure that the shapes in a quilt will read clearly, you need contrast between pieces in blocks and between the blocks themselves.  When selecting fabrics, look for contrast in a least one of the following areas:
1.      HUE: the dominant color or colors in the fabrics
2.      VALUE: the lightness or darkness of the fabrics 
3.      SCALE: the size of the motifs in the pints
4.      COLOR COMPLEXITY: multicolor versus solid or tone-on-tone
·         Turn down the contrast in a quilt for a more subtle finish.  Quilts with little contrast are sometimes referred to as having low volume.  To achieve this look. Limit your assortment of prints to neighboring values, such as medium to light only.  
·         Don’t throw away a cracked, bent, or slightly worn cutting mat.  Instead, use tin snips or a utility knife to trim the best portion into a square slightly larger than your favorite block size.  For example, if you frequently make 8” blocks, trim an old cutting mat into a 10” square.  The next time you’re squaring up blocks, place the trimmed mat atop your full-size cutting mat.  The mini mat will rotate easily as you trim your blocks, eliminating the need to move the fabric or yourself around the cutting table.  

WORKSHOPS
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:  March 3, April 7, May 5, 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 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.  

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 welcome members and visitors to the meeting. Happy birthday was sung to members who had a February birthday. The secretary's report was accepted by Kim and 2nd by Kevin. Bev gave the treasures. The sun shine committee said no cards
were sent out. Committee chair persons gave their reports: Vicky gave info on the Quilt retreat March 31- April 1 & 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn. There is still room for anyone who wishes to attend see Vicky or Tonya. Peggy Is looking for a roommate if anyone would like to share a room with her. Jeri showed samples of the Judy Niemeyer pansies place mates that Laura
will be teaching later this year. If you interested please let her know. Also Jeri gave info on the Quilt Show raffle quilt if you would like to help they are meeting March 4 at the church in the fireside room.  Betty Boreman and Jennifer Babcock gave an Audit report and several questions were raised that will be discussed at a later time.  Kim Panter gave info on future workshops. Kim and Kay are planning a Quilting 101 help day for everyone. A vote was taken and most members
liked the idea. If you have anything you would like to know more about let Kim or Kay know.  Shirley Rodgers gave info on the community project making bibs on February 18 to be given to area nursing homes. Also she announced the winners of the 5--1/2 Yard challenge. Thank you ladies for a great job.  Linda Miller was the program for the evening discussing the Giant Dahlia quilt top. Linda will also be the teacher for the Giant Dahlia class at the retreat. She had a sample she displayed and showed slides of different colors of the Giant Dahlia quilt top. Also she showed black and white pictures to show what colors stood out in the quilt. She sold templates and passed out info sheets for those who were taking her class.  The program ended with show and tell. See March 13 when the program will be A Trunk Show with Mary Huey.