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.
June 11, 2018 7pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
President's June Greeting
Kevin Horst, Jane Richardson, Kim Panter
Tree City Quilt Guild
May Monthly Meeting Minutes
· Kay welcomed us all & wished us a happy Mother’s Day. Among participants this evening were a relatively large number of guests (at least 8) and a new member, Donna Moot.
· We celebrated May birthdays: we have 5 members born this month. Each member in attendance shared what they’d most want in a gift package – a fun question to consider!
· Thanks were offered to the refreshment committee for this month & those who have volunteered for next month.
· Kay announced that JoAnn has a big coupon sale going on through Wednesday, 5/13. Go on line or check apps on your phones for further detail.
· We discussed a motion to donate $30 per workshop to the church for use of the space for an open-ended period of time. Seconded & passed. Handwork group will continue to collect a donation annually.
Secretary’s minutes were approved as submitted.
Treasurer’s report and income statement from the quilt show were presented by Bev Fash & approved as submitted.
Sunshine Committee: Gwen reported that she’s thankful to report no new needs last month.
Activities & Classes:
Quilt show was wonderful. Kudos to all who helped & especially to Janet for the vintage quilt area. And thanks to all who participated, attended, brought a husband or other “assistant”, etc.
· We’ve gotten positive feedback from vendors as well – they were appreciative of the show and how well they were cared for.
· Laura moved that we reserve $2K from quilt show revenue for the next quilt show. Seconded & passed.
· Jeri presented Viewers’ Choice Awards from the show. Note that every quilt got votes – your efforts were much appreciated. Mary Lou photographed the winners’ projects. Thanks to all for their participation! Jeri & Mary Mahoney will chair the next quilt show – sign up now to help out!
Our July meeting on 7/9 will be our annual picnic committee. Remember that our start time is 6:00 p.m. at First Church of God. Bring a dish to share, and a garden-themed item for the challenge.
Next “frills” retreat: March 2019 at Best Western ($150).
Somewhere Sewing Retreat will take place on September 22 & 23. ($10 per day). The Inn at Millersburg will offer a discounted rate for us. No scheduled activities, but open to ideas you may have.
Workshop Committee Activities: Let the committee know if you’d like to teach a class. Meanwhile, here’s the current schedule.
Care & Feeding of your Featherweight
Arrangements with the Machine Lady coordinated by Mary Mahoney
Please contact Mary M. for info
Class fee: $35
Jelly Roll Rug
Class fee: $5, with a charge of $8 for pattern only, or $25 for pattern & batting
No Sew Gift Bag
No Sew Pattern: $9
Coming up (details to follow): Barb Byler will teach a quilt class in July (details to follow) And Kevin Horst will teach a strip quilt from 3 Dudes Quilting - date TBD.
The meeting concluded with Show & Tell.
· Laura & class members presented their Convex Illusions quilt tops.
· Members shared the Mystery Squares they’ve made. In August/September, we’ll set a workshop to put the Mystery Quilts together. Don’t worry too much about finished size of blocks, as we’ll be able to fudge a little during quilt assembly.
· Roberta shared a Monster Block. Look on line for ideas & keep making blocks!
· Made fabric: members turned in what they’d created.
· The meeting concluded with “regular” show & tell.
Next month’s meeting will occur on 6/11 with a program by Laura & Jeri. Refreshments will be courtesy of Kevin & Jane.
Challenge Definitions (just a reminder)
· Challenge 1 - Mystery Blocks: Kay provided manila envelopes with instructions & color specifications for a block. The idea is to do something you hadn’t tried before or something you might not choose for yourself. Bring the completed square & the envelope back and the pattern will be passed on to someone else. When we have enough squares, we’ll make quilts for the veteran’s home (12 blocks per quilt). You’ll get a token for each block you complete. Turn your tokens in in November, prize in December. You must use the 3 colors prescribed, and you can then add one other color as accents. Final dimension: 12 ½” squares. You can bring your square/envelope back whenever you finish – you can turn one in & pick up another each month, or contribute less frequently if you like.
· Challenge 2: Monster Quilt (Applique): Kay provided a sheet with monster parts – make your own square. No color limitations. Check out Monster Quilts on line (Shiny Happy World or other sites) & put your own twist on what you see. Make a block & bring it in. 13” start for 12 ½” square. Background = color of your choice.
· Challenge 3: Portrait Quilt – create a picture quilt of a person or a building/landscape using small squares/pieces of different tonal value. You must provide a picture of whatever image you’re creating for comparison. Carpenter’s Cup in Smithville has an interesting example (picture of bistro made up of small squares.) You get a token for your little bag (a big token!) for completing this challenge. Should be at least 36” – want it to be free-flowing, not tedious.
Guild Picnic: this year’s challenge is Garden Party – use anything associated with garden (fruit, veg, garden tool fabric. Garden apron projects….)
Made Fabric: Thanks to those who have worked their scraps into made fabric. In upcoming meetings, we’ll look at making “made fabric” into a project, so don’t stop piecing!
Welcome new member: Donna Moot, 115 N. Walnut St., Wooster, OH, 44691 Ph: 419-603-3277, E-mail: Quirkydoll@hotmail.com
Please add to your membership booklet.
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 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. (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.
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut.
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.
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: email@example.com. Hand-guided machine quilting. Custom, Edge-to-Edge, etc.
President, Kay Nixon; V. President, Kim Panter; Secretary, Mary Schultz; Treasurer, Bev Fash; Members at Large, Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland.
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