Friday, December 29, 2017

January 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.


 January 8, 2018 - 7pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Rd.
Wooster, OH  44691 

LET'S GET STARTED

President's January Greeting

Happy New Year Quilters...Now that the tree is down, the packages are all unwrapped and the living room is put back in order, it is time to think about those New Year's Resolutions.  I hope the one that is on the top of your list is "to become active in your guild and enjoy all that it has to offer".  Think about signing up for a committee, attend a retreat or work the quilt show.  These are ways to get to know the members of your guild and makes  our guild grow.

Congratulations to Mary Mahoney as our "Quilter of the Year".  Thank you, Mary, for all that you do for the guild.

As we start this new year, I invite you to join me in taking a step "out of the box" and explore some new challenges with colors, methods and techniques.  My theme for 2018 is "Let's Get Started".  

Refreshment Committee For January Meeting

Kathy Ott, Carol Remington, Sally Kitchen

Please bring a quart size baggie of scraps to the January Meeting.  We are going to PLAY!

Happy Quilting, Kay

Minutes from December Party  

Sarah welcomed members and guests and happy birthday was sung
to members who had a December birthday.
Jeri asked if anyone would like to volunteer to help at the X-pro
April 4,5 and 6 2018. You would be able to help out and we could
sell raffle tickets for our quilt show. If you have any questions 
please talk to Jeri.
Michelle talked about the no frills retreat March 17 & 18. It will be 
here in town. Cost is $10 a day or $15 for both days. Registration 
is open till January 8 at our meeting. Then it will be open for anyone 
There will be two classes if you would like to take them. (1) witch wall
hanging (2) Santa Clause taught by Becky. Cost is $5 per class.
Mary is in charge of the work shops and if you would like to teach
a class let her know.
Please let Bev by December 31 if you are renewing your membership.
You can mail her your check.
Congratulations to Mary Mahoney voted quilter of the year. Mary
thanks for all you do.
Looking forward to the year ahead. If you would like to sign up for
a committee or refreshments let Kay know by December 31. So
it can be put in the membership book. Remember to bring a
quart size bag of fabric scraps to the January 8 meeting.
Merry Christmas 🎄 and have a safe New Year.
See you January 8, 2018

Note from Shirley Rodgers:   What a great Christmas party. Thanks Kay and the Christmas committee.  Ladies you did a great job. The food was excellent as usual. The singing and gift exchange was fun. We need to make a cook book with such great cooks we have in the guild.

Tree City Quilters' Guild Paradise in Bloom Quilt Show reminders:

Our show will be here before you know it. The dates of the show are Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Here are a couple reminders:

Sell those raffle tickets! If you need more, contact Jeri Fickes, 330-201-0932. 

There are two challenges. The first is an applique challenge--a floral applique item of your choice, hand or machine. The second is Garden Party, a floral themed item. The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.

At January's guild meeting the committee will be prepared to hand out category information. We are asking this year that the quilt story forms that will be displayed on the quilts, be turned in typed and ready to hang with the quilts. In the near future we will be e-mailing a template for your use. If you do not have access to a computer and printer, we will have an alternative plan for you.

Keep those needles in motion! We are anticipating another great show!

Jeri and Laura
 
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

The On-going Handworkers mini group will again meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 12:00 at Parkview Christian Church in the Fireside room. Anyone who enjoys handwork of any kind is welcome to join us. Our only rule is no sewing machines. :0) Bring your handwork, show and tell, a small snack to share, and your own drink in a cup with a lid. Guests are always welcome. Here are the meeting dates for 2018: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7. (Dates are subject to change.) Call or email Sally Kitchen with any questions.

Happy New Year from your rookie newsletter writer.  Any errors are mine as I learned to cut and paste and hopefully not delete anything important.  I know I am going to enjoy doing the newsletter with your help. A big thank you to Barb for doing the Newsletter for many years.  Ruth


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

Monday, December 4, 2017

December 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: December 11, 2017; 6:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: December 
Hello Tree City Quilters: Welcome to December I think the older I get the years keep getting faster, it seams there is never enough time to get done what I want to accomplish. 
I want to thank everyone for your support during this year; I hope everyone had fun with our UFO project. I know I challenged everyone that took part but just think now for our quilt show you have projects done and ready. Remember our quilt show is 4 months away!
I made everyone a badge that signed up for the UFO project if you did not get one at the November meeting come see me, and if you did not join the UFO project and want a badge I will give you one, if I run out I will make more and you can get one in January.  I will draw a name for the left over cash and I will draw another name for a small basket prize I am making.
I look forward to our Christmas party, it’s a time to visit with everyone and have fun. 
I want to give a big thank You to Barb Byler for all the years she has done our newsletter, our membership book and keeping track of our members. She is a TCQ member in her heart and soul. 
I wish the incoming President Kay and her board the best for next year; I know it will be another great year for TCQ’s.
In Stitches
Sarah B.
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Don’t forget; our party begins at 6:00 this month!  We’re having a pot luck, gift exchange (if you want to participate) games, fun, and friends!!  Everyone should come and play.  Bring your own table service.  The committee will furnish dessert plates, napkins, and drink cups along with beverages.  Show-N-Tell will be for UFOs only.  See you at the party!!

MEMBERSHIP 
We had 48 people attend the November meeting; 46 members and 2 guests.  We also gained a new member.  Please welcome Joyce Hardt; 5974 Cleveland Road Lot #17
Wooster, OH 44691.  HOME PHONE: 440-865-3494   joycehardt59@gmail.com

Your last chance to sign up to assist with committees will be at the December meeting.  

CORRECTIONS TO NOVEMBER MINUTES
Dues are to be paid by December 31, 2017….not by the December meeting.  Please make your payments to Bev Fash, our TCQ treasurer.  ($20 for the 2018 year)

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 TCQ OFFICERS!
THE Tree City Quilters’ Guild president is Kay Nixon, vice president Kim Panter, Mary Schultz secretary, and Bev Fash treasurer.  Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland continue as members at large.

TREE CITY NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Ruth Bishop has graciously step forward and accepted the challenge of writing the monthly newsletter.  Please send anything you would like included in the newsletter to Ruth (rbishop714@aol.com) by the 20th of each month.  

SUGGESTION TO MARKET OUR QUILT SHOW…..
It’s never too soon to let people know that a GREAT quilt show is coming up!  How about including one of the Quilt Show Bookmarks in all of your Christmas Cards this year?  What an easy way to advertise!  

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
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: 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 48 members and 2 guests to the November meeting.  Happy Birthday 🎊 was sung to members born in November.  The secretary’s report was accepted by Kevin and 2nd by Kay.  Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Janet and 2nd by Sally. Bev reminded everyone that dues are due by the December meeting. If you can’t make it to the meeting you can mail your Check to Bev.  Janet gave the names of members for the officers for 2018. Members accepted the following slate of officers.  Kay Nixon president, Kim Panter Vice President, Mary Schultz secretary, Bev Fash treasure, Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland members at large.  Barb Byler would like to pursue other options and is looking for someone to take over the job of sending out the newsletter every month. Thanks
Barb for all the work you did making sure the newsletter went out to everyone.  If you would like to take this on please let Barb know.  Mary Green gave info for the boutique for the April quilt show. It is open to just about anything. Mary showed samples of fabric in plastic bags w/yardage and price. Forms for the boutique coming soon.  Vicky gave info on helping at the April 5-7 Quilt Expo in Cleveland. If anyone would like volunteer to help let her know. We would be able to display our raffle quilt and sell tickets for it.  Vicky gave info on the Quilt Retreat for March 2019. It would be held at the
Best Western in town and cost would be $150.00. The two classes that are being offered are: Winter Wonderland paper piecing by Judy Niemeyer taught by Sue Wilson and Frame Up taught by Cindy Casciato. Mary Lou made a motion that if necessary the guild would give $1000.00 to help cover the cost of the retreat and was 2nd by Sally.  Michelle gave info on the No Frills Retreat March 17-18, 2018. It is $15 for both days or $10 a day. There will be a pot luck and is here in town.  There is one class offered so far which is Witch Hazel taught by Becky cost is $5.
Kay passed out info on the Christmas 
🎄 party. The challenge is Winter Wonderland wall hanging or table runner no larger then 36” in length. Reminder it starts at 6:00pm potluck and bring your own table service. There will be a gift exchange for no more than $20,  participation optional. Show and tell will only be Sarah’s UFO challenge.
Shirley showed the baby quilts to be given to the first boy and girl born in January 2018 in Wooster and Orrville. Also she gave info on the community quilts that were given out for the year a total of 51 and over 120 clothing protectors given out.  Members signed up for bell ring November 27 at the Tractor Supply at the North end.  The program was Quick Christmas Gifts given by Sarah, Sally, Kay, Shirley, Kim and Mary. Thanks for some great ideas.  Mary’s class of Dresden Plate handbag showed their finished projects.  Great job ladies. Then regular show and tell.  See you in December at the Christmas party 
🎉 at 6:00pm

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