Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt Categories for the 2016 Quilt Show

Tree City Quilters’ Guild
2016 Quilt Show
Quilt Entries
Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Road, Wooster
September 30, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & October 1, 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

ENTRY CATEGORIES
100 Pieced Quilt, Machine Quilted—Bed
100A Pieced Quilt, Machine Quilted—Wall
200 Pieced Quilt, Hand Quilted—Bed
200A Pieced Quilt, Hand Quilted—Wall
300 Applique—Bed
300A Applique—Wall
400 Mixed Techniques—Bed
400A Mixed Techniques--Wall
500 Kits and Blocks of the Month (when fabrics are provided with pattern)
600 Pictorial, Naturescape, Art or Innovative Quilt
700 Baby Quilts/Juvenile Quilt
800 Miniature Quilt
900 Garments, purses, totes, Home Dec, and Misc.
1000 Modern Quilt
1100 Scarlet and Gray Challenge
1200 Handwork
1300 Progressive Block Quilts
1400 Paper Pieced—Bed
1400A Paper Pieced—Wall

**The quilt show committee reserves the right to combine, split or change categories as needed. Quilt information sheet must indicate who quilted the item.

Quilt Entry Information
All entries are to be delivered to the Nazarene Church on September 28, 2016, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

All entries must have been completed since October 1, 2014.
All entries must be labeled on the back of the quilt with a permanent label.
All entries must be clean, free of smoke or odor, dirt and pet hair.
The committee reserves the right to change an entrant’s category if the need should arise,
We encourage you to enter as many quilts as you like; however, in the event we don’t have enough space, we would like you to prioritize which quilts you would like hung.






Definitions

Bed Quilt: a quilt that is made to go on any sized bed, twin, full, queen or king.

Wall hanging: a quilt made hang on a wall, not to include a quilt that can be considered a miniature.

Appliqué/Mixed Techniques: either appliqué predominates over other techniques in amount or effect. Mixed Techniques will have multiple techniques, not including quilting, to complete the quilt.

Pictorial: a quilt that represents a recognizable image of a person, place or thing.

Art/Innovative Quilt: Your original design reflecting innovative construction and design techniques, theme or subject matter, and/or materials. No commercial patterns or copies of previous works. Quilts must be made of fabric, have three layers and contain quilting, a quilt based on traditional patterns and design should be entered in another category.

Naturescape: quilts that reflect the scenery found in nature, such as land, mountains, ocean, forearm gardens and deserts. Animals and humans may be included but should not be the focal point of the piece.

Baby Quilt/Juvenile: obviously made for a baby, small child, nursery wall hanging or for a juvenile.

Kits/Block of the Month: A quilt of any size where the pattern and fabrics have been selected for you.

Paper Pieced: Quilts that are predominately paper pieced should be placed in this category rather than the bed quilt or wall hanging categories.

Miniature Quilt: miniature to scale if a large quilt design; maximum size 24” x 24” or 96” perimeter. All parts of the quilt should be in proportion, including appliqué, piecing, fabric prints, borders, and quilting.

Garment: wearable such as a jacket, vest or ensemble, must have quilting or patchwork

Totes/Purses: must have quilting or patchwork

Home Dec: table runners, placemats, pot holders, Christmas stocking, Christmas tree skirts, pillows, door banners, must have some patchwork or quilting.

Handwork--any "small project" made completely by hand other than quilts. May include: counted cross stitch, rug hooking, needle felting, ribbon work, crewel, embroidery, tatting, etc..."

Progressive Block-Round Robin—Quilts completed by those participating in the Progressive Block Exchange program in 2015-2016.

Challenges:

Modern Challenge: Per the modern quilt guild, “modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.” Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing; minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work” (quilting patterns). For the show, everyone is
encouraged to try something different. Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern. This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules. Have fun with it!


Scarlet and Gray Challenge—Two Categories
Rules: project must be greater than or equal to 50% red and gray; you can only use black and white as the other colors in the quilt.
o Quilt/wall hanging-greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter
o Other-accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 240 inches perimeter



  • The committee would like all of the quilts to have a “Quilt Story” card completed and attached to the front, right side of the quilt.  Please attach the card with a safety pin for security and so that the committee may be able to move the card if necessary for better visibility. These cards will be available at the September meeting as well as at the drop off point for the show.  It is recommended that you complete the card and have it attached prior to checking in your quilt on Wednesday evening.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Newslatter

 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: August 8, 2016; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:
Ahoy, Quilter's! Wow, it is hot this summer! It is a good time to stay in with the air conditioning and quilt! Didn't we have a great time at the picnic?! A special thanks to Kim Panter and her committee for a fun evening at the beach! The food was yummy, the beachwear outrageous, the challenge quilts beautiful, and the game was a blast!! Kathy Ott, we loved those table decorations too! Mary Lou, thank you for taking the fun photos! I hope you all are working on the July challenge! Search your stash for ocean or water fabric or use blue fabric from your stash to make something that is at least 8" square. This item must be 60% water or blue fabric! This challenge is due by December, and the token is a sea shell bead. Wouldn't it be fun to make a beach scene with the challenge fabric?  Then you could embellish it with the shell bead! :) Speaking of shells, at our August meeting, we will be cruising to the Caribbean! Kori Turner-Goodhart, from Olive Grace Studios in Cortland, will be doing a trunk show and sharing about her technique for hand embroidery. Invite a guest to join us for this festive evening! Kori will also be vending, beginning at 6:45, so bring extra cash. You will love her fabric and threads! See you soon on our Carribbean Cruse!  🙂 Sally
 (The past challenges are listed below.)
Jan. - theme fabric - token is an elephant bead
Feb. - purple & yellow or purple & green fabric (Mardi Gras) - glass bead token
March (2 challenges) plaid or check fabric - glass bead token; 
         Celtic Theme item for a token that's a Celtic Cross or tree of life charm 
April - Floral fabrics (60% floral - may add other fabrics from stash) - token is a       
             wooden butterfly button 
May- All Neutral fabrics or neutral fabrics plus one color fabric (must be 50% neutral 
          fabrics) - make an item at least 8" square and receive 3 tokens or make a   
          modern quilt for our quilt show challenge with the above fabrics and receive 
          5 tokens. - tokens are neutral colored chip beads
June - Make one item that is at least 8" square, and it must be made of 100% patriot   
             fabric or red white and blue fabric, all from your stash. You will receive 2 tokens    
             for this - a star charm and a red pearl bead.

MEMBERSHIP
45 members attended the July picnic of which 2 are new members.  
Please welcome Rebecca and Roberta Allen!  
Rebecca Allen Roberta Allen
13628 Ridge Road 1118 Mindy Lane
North Royalton, OH 44133 Wooster, OH 44691
Cell; 440-503-0551 HM; 330-237-7122

2016 TCQ ANNUAL BUS TRIP
We will be traveling to three quilt shops starting in the Coshocton area:
1.  Mercantile on Main
2.  A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery- catered Lunch Stop
3.  Lunn Fabrics Lancaster, they will give us a program
There are plans for at least an hour and a 1/2 at each shop so we don’t need to rush.   The shop owners may give us a demo or have a special surprise for us.
We will leave at 8AM from Buehler’s Mill Town employee parking lot (please park behind Buehler’s near the ups store entrance) and should be home by 6:30 PM.  Cost is $40.00 per person with lunch included along with water and snacks.  Registration forms available at the sign-in table.  Last Chance to register is at the August meeting!  Any Questions; contact Sarah Bistline.  Call a friend and join the fun!!

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • Pre-washing Fabrics: When pre-washing fabric that might bleed, include an old white t-shirt or sock in the wash load.  If the shirt or sock remains white, you’ll know the fabric is colorfast
  • To prevent stretching the fabric as you draw around templates, place 220-grit sandpaper under the fabric
  • Agonizing about which fabrics to join while piecing a scrappy project?  Toss all the fabric pieces in the dryer to mix them up.  Then put the fabrics in a paper bag and choose from there.  The resulting blocks will have a random, impromptu pattern
  • On retreats, use a thick pot holder as an ironing surface when pressing small blocks
  • For a quick Gift Exchange Idea; cut 2 ½ wide strips from a variety of fabrics to make your own jelly roll.  Package the strips inside a pint-size canning jar.  Top the jar with a pincushion by covering the canning lid with circles of batting (padded in the middle) and a fabric circle.  

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, August 5, from 9 – 11:50.  Please bring a snack and your handwork.  Prepare for great fun!  Guests are welcome.  Call Sally Kitchen if you have any questions.  Future Dates:  September 9, October 7, November 11, December 2.
Remaining 2016 TCQs Workshops
Committee:  Vicki Hartzler, Mary Lou Nuzum, Marilyn Nisius
All classes will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Saturday, TCQ Class:  Sew Together Bag, Saturday, August 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Teacher:  Sarah Bistline
Fireside Room * Parkview Christian Church
Sign up at the Welcome Table at the August TCQ’s meeting or
Email Marilyn.Nisius@gmail.com if you would like to register for this class.
 Cost will be discussed at the August meeting.

Saturday, October  22*, Tonya Wellert, Hunters Star
*Note change in date.  This class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, November 19, Mary Lou Nuzum, Wool Applique


CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Christmas Party committee has announced that the challenge for this year is a “wrapped present”.  Your decision as to what form you present this challenge!  Also, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, the limit is $15 and there are no restrictions regarding the gifts.  

2016 QUILT SHOW: Quilt Entry Forms Due at the Meeting!
Members; the Quilt Show committee would like you to include the name of your quilt on your information sheets.  There will also be “story of the quilt” forms available at the August/September meetings.   Each quilt should have a “story”.  This form is to be attached to the quilt using safety pins.  If the quilt has a “right side up” this should be indicated with a pinned on note or painter’s tape spelling out TOP.  
Mary has a “seller’s agreement” for those who want to participate in the boutique.  
We need two cash boxes – one for the boutique and one for the raffle quilt.  Please let Jeri know if you will bring one for the duration of the show.
Mary Lou will update the post on Facebook around September 10.  All guild members are asked to “like” and “share” this post.
Vicky will have the volunteer schedule at the guild meeting
Jeri will have bookmarks at the Aug and Sept meetings for all guild members to pick and share.
Remember to wear a “white” shirt and your name tag at the show to indicate you are a guild member/volunteer.
2016 QUILT SHOW CHALLENGES!!
3 separate challenges for you to try!  

  • Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
    • Quilt/wall-hanging - greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter 
    • Other- accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 239 inches perimeter 
Rules- Must be greater than or equal to 50% Red and Gray; You can only use Black and White as the other colors in the quilt. 

  • Modern Quilt Challenge 
Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.  Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.  These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing, minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work" (quilting patterns).   
For the show, everyone is encouraged to try something different.  Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern.  This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules.  Have fun with it! 

KITCHEN KORNER
AVOCADO PESTO PASTA (serves 6)
1 lb. orecchiette pasta
2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
7 oz. basil pesto
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 c. chopped 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 parsley.


AVOCADO SALSA (makes about 4 cups salsa)
1 c. diced red onion
1 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 c. chopped parsley
2 large, ripe avocados, diced
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
    In a large mixing bowl toss together all but avocado.  Just before serving gently toss in avocado. Excellent with fish, chicken or burgers!
KALE AND WHITE BEAN SOUP (serves 6)
extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped fine
1 c. dry white wine
32 oz. chicken or vegetable stock
15-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. sliced zucchini, cut into half moons
2 c. peas
2 c. kale, chopped
1 c. shaved Parmesan
    In a large pot heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and onion, stirring with a wooden spoon, 2 minutes. Add carrots, salt and pepper to taste; cook 2 minutes more. Add white wine and stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in cannellini beans, chopped kale and zucchini; simmer until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes. Just before serving add peas and Parmesan. Stir until warmed through.

QUILT SHOW
VENDORS: Currently, there are 8 vendors registered for our show in September/October.  Please consider supporting those who will be a t the show with your dollars.   
BOUTIQUE: Mary Green is again in charge of the TCQ Boutique booth at the show.  Boutique items can be handmade (machine too) items, "like new" publications, rulers, etc.  Guild will keep 10% of sales. 

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10368 Old Mill Road, Spencer, Ohio 44275; 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609.  www.quiltingbythemill.com  You need to have your backing 4” longer and wider than your top.  Batting is available.  Do you want to quilt your own top?  Ask me about renting time on the Gamill Premier.  

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 design and sew your t-shirts (sweatshirts, button-downs, etc.) into quilts.  Photographs can also be added.  baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2016
President: Sally Kitchen Vice President; Sarah Bistline
Secretary; Kim Panter    Treasurer; Dot Anderson
Members at Large; Vicky Hartzler and Kathy Ott


Kim welcomed everyone to the Beach picnic. Everyone enjoyed a great pot luck dinner.
After dinner Sally welcomed members and visitors. Happy Birthday was sung
to members who had a July birthday. July was our 7th stop in our Stash Busting
Travels The Beach. The challenge for July is Blue Ocean which is 8x8 or larger and
60% made up of a water design. A shell bead will be given for this challenge.
Dot gave the treasure report and Kim Panter made a motion to accept and Lola
2nd it.
Kim and Sarah decided to reschedule the tuffet work shop new dates will be given
later. Sarah gave up date on the bus trip for August 25, so far 20 members have signed
Up but, still need 20 more members. Cost is $40 and will leave at 8.00 am and return
around 6:30.
Ruth gave info on the booth for the fair anyone who would like to help or do a
Demo can talk to her. Ruth will also put community projects on display if anyone
Has any to donate please let her know. The quilt Ruth, Gwen, Kim and Shirley made
For the Wooster Humane Society was displayed at the picnic. Ruth and Shirley
delivered the quilt to Ann Wolf who was very pleased with it.
Laura gave info on the quilt show. Please fill out the forms for the quilts you plan
To enter in the quilt show by August meeting if at all possible. Anyone who can
help with setting up the quilt show please sign up or let the committee know.
Please sell raffle tickets and if you need more see Jane Richardson.
Everyone seemed to have a great time at the picnic with the beach challenge, dressing
For the beach and tossing fat quarters.
Janet sent a card to Barb for passing of her father.
Show and tell ended the picnic with Vicky's class showing what they made and members
showed their June challenge and quilts they are making
Next meeting August 8 is Cruise to the Caribbean. Kori Turner-Goodhart from
Olive Grace Studio Quilt Shop in Cortland will present trunk and vend!
See you there

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July Newsletter and June Minutes

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 11, 2016, 6:00 pm
First Church of God 
1953 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:                               
Hello, Quilting Crew.  Summer is a great time to travel!  As I am driving back from our summer vacation to Massachusetts and Vermont, I am enjoying the beautiful scenery, especially the Green Mountains. I hope that each of you enjoyed traveling to Washington DC during our June meeting.  Marilyn Nisius shared some interesting patriotic facts and encouraged us to consider making patriotic quilts and donating them to organizations like, Quilts of Valor.  This month we have a patriotic challenge. Use patriotic theme fabric or red, white, and blue fabrics, or a combination of both (all from your fabric stash) to make an item that must be at least 8" square.  The item that you make must be 100% patriotic fabric and/or 100% red, white, and blue fabrics.  If you complete this challenge, you will receive 2 tokens, a star charm and a red pearl 6mm bead.  Can you guess what our next challenge will be? Join us at the picnic to find out. Remember to come at 6:00!  Get out your flip flops and the rest of your beach attire, because I will see you in July at my favorite beach 
as we celebrate a sunny summer of quilting! 😎 Sally

MONTHLY CHALLENGES; JOIN THE FUN!!
Jan. - theme fabric - token is an elephant bead
Feb. - purple & yellow or purple & green fabric (Mardi Gras) - glass bead token
March (2 challenges) plaid or check fabric - glass bead token; 
         Celtic Theme item for a token that's a Celtic Cross or tree of life charm 
April - Floral fabrics (60% floral - may add other fabrics from stash) - token is a       
             wooden butterfly button or butterfly charm
May- All Neutral fabrics or neutral fabrics plus one color fabric (must be 50% neutral 
          fabrics) - make an item at least 8" square and receive 3 tokens or make a   
          modern quilt for our quilt show challenge with the above fabrics and receive 
          5 tokens. - token is neutral colored chip beads

MEMBERSHIP
June: 53 people were at the meeting including 5 guests

TCQ ANNUAL PICNIC
OK all you quilters, the time is drawing near for the annual picnic! THE TIME IS 6:00PM.  We will be at the First Church of God, 1953 Cleveland Rd, just as we have been in the past. Remember that this year’s theme is “Beach Party”   There will be 2 contests. One is our usual “anything handmade" with a beach theme.  The second contest is who comes to the picnic best dressed (or outfitted) for a day at the beach. Use your imagination!  We will only be playing 1 game and since we had some much fun with it last year we are going to do the “Fat Quarter Toss” again. So you need to bring 3-5 fat quarters rolled and tied to play. Roll them in a way that will make it easy to toss.

Other than that, what you need to bring is as follows: A dish to share, your OWN place setting , your drink of choice. Keep in mind when choosing your dish the IBPC will NOT be providing meat this year.  And last but certainly not least your happy smiling face!  See you on Monday July 11th AT 6:00PM ! Bring your HAPPY FACE!  Kim and the IBPC

2016 TCQ ANNUAL BUS TRIP
We will be traveling to three quilt shops starting in the Coshocton area:
1.  Mercantile on Main
2.  A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery- catered Lunch Stop
3.  Lunn Fabrics Lancaster, they will give us a program
There are plans for at least an hour and a 1/2 at each shop so we don’t need to rush.   The shop owners may give us a demo or have a special surprise for us.
We will leave at 8AM from Buehler’s Mill Town employee parking lot (please park behind Buehler’s near the ups store entrance) and should be home by 6:30 PM.  Cost is $40.00 per person with lunch included along with water and snacks.  Registration forms available at the sign-in table.  Plan to register at the July meeting!  Any Questions; contact Sarah Bistline

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
Hospitality committee needs at least one more member to help them greet everyone as they arrive at our meetings each month.  If you can help on this committee (you would need to be able to arrive early to our meetings) please email or call Betty Boreman, the chairman, or Sally Kitchen.

ASHLAND QUILT GUILD SHOW
Old Uniontown Quilt Show- (Ashland quilt guild)-  There show will be Friday July 1 from 9-7 and Saturday July 2 from 9 - 5 at Park Street Brethren Church, 619 Park Street, Ashland.  Admission is $4.

TIPS AND TRICKS
Writing on Fabric;
·         Choose a smooth-surface, 100% cotton fabric.  Permanent ink pens perform better on all-cottons than blends
·         Select fabric in a color that allows the ink to show.  Avoid white-on-white prints because the pattern is painted on the fabric rather than dyed.
·         Prewash fabric as cotton fabrics usually contain sizing which acts as a barrier to ink penetration.
·         Use pens made for this purpose
·         Write delicately so no bleeding occurs.  Lines can be made thinker by going over them more than once. 
·         If you don’t like your handwriting; trace what you want after printing it out on the computer
·         Practice on scraps first!

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, July 8, from 9 – 11:50.  Please bring a snack and your handwork.  Prepare for great fun!  Guests are welcome.  Call Sally Kitchen if you have any questions.  Future Dates:  August 5, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 2.




Remaining 2016 TCQs Workshops
Committee:  Vicki Hartzler, Mary Lou Nuzum, Marilyn Nisius
All classes will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, July 22 & 29, Kim Panter & Sarah Bistline, Tuffet
Saturday, August 13, Sarah Bistline, Sew Together Bag
Saturday, October  22*, Tonya Wellert, Hunters Star
            *Note change in date.  This class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, November 19, Mary Lou Nuzum, Wool Applique

CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Christmas Party committee has announced that the challenge for this year is a “wrapped present”.  Your decision as to what form you present this challenge!  Also, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, the limit is $15 and there are no restrictions regarding the gifts.  

2016 QUILT SHOW CHALLENGES!!
3 separate challenges for you to try!  

·         Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
o   Quilt/wall-hanging - greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter 
o   Other- accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 239 inches perimeter 
Rules- Must be greater than or equal to 50% Red and Gray; You can only use Black and White as the other colors in the quilt. 

·         Modern Quilt Challenge 
Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.  Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.  These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing, minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work" (quilting patterns).   
For the show, everyone is encouraged to try something different.  Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern.  This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules.  Have fun with it! 

KITCHEN KORNER
WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD (serves 6)
4 c. diced watermelon
2 English cucumbers
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
¼ c. crumbled feta
¼ c. mint leaves
  In large salad bowl combine all ingredients except feta and mint.  Toss and chill until ready to serve.  Garnish with feta cheese and mint leaves.

QUILT SHOW
VENDORS: Currently, there are 9 vendors registered for our show in September/October.  Please consider supporting those who will be at the show with your dollars.   
BOUTIQUE: Mary Green is again in charge of the TCQ Boutique booth at the show.  Boutique items can be handmade (machine too) items, "like new" publications, rulers, etc.  Guild will keep 10% of sales. 

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

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10368 Old Mill Road, Spencer, Ohio 44275; 330-667-2257 or 330-606-6609.  www.quiltingbythemill.com  You need to have your backing 4” longer and wider than your top.  Batting is available.  Do you want to quilt your own top?  Ask me about renting time on the Gamill Premier.  

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 design and sew your t-shirts (sweatshirts, button-downs, etc.) into quilts.  Photographs can also be added.  baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2016
President: Sally Kitchen          Vice President; Sarah Bistline
Secretary; Kim Panter    Treasurer; Dot Anderson
Members at Large; Vicky Hartzler and Kathy Ott



June Meeting Minutes:

The meeting opened with the secret officers escorting President Sally to the protium which she opened with everyone singing "My Country Tis of Thee". Then Sally welcomed members and Visitors to the meeting. Happy Birthday was sung to everyone who had a June birthday.  Sally gave thanks to Laura for a great program and show and tell for May.  The Sixth stop in our Stash Busting is Washington DC. Sally said not only is Washington DC full of history, but there are quilt shops throughout the area so the June challenge is Red, White, Blue and Patriotic fabrics. It can be 8x8 or larger and this time it has to be 100% of the colors. A star charm and beads will be given for this Challenge. Shirley gave the treasure report and Lola made a motion to accept and Kim Panter to accept. Workshops: Vicky gave info on the class she was teaching on June 18 from 8::30 To 3:30. Samples of the quilt was on display.  The Tuffet class that Sarah and Kim are teaching will be July 22 and July 29. If anyone
Is planning on taking this class please see Sarah or Kim for s supply list. Sarah gave Info on the bus trip August 25th registration forms and money needs to be turned in by August 10, the trip is $40 and includes lunch. Any questions see Sarah of Janet.
Vicky gave info on the 2017 retreat which is March 31 thru April 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn . The teacher for the Giant Dahlia class will be at the March meeting to discuss the Class with members who wish to take this class. Registration forms and payment can Be given to Tonya Wellert by March 15, 2017.
Mary Lou will make the labels for the baby quilts given to the first babies born in 2017 Kim Panter gave info on the Picnic July 11 which the theme Lets Go to the Beach.  The challenge is anything pretending to the beach and dress is beach wear. The
Picnic starts at 6:00 hope to see you there. Kim will send out a email with more info.  Laura gave info on the quilt show. You may bring any quilts you have made in the Past (2) years. Please let the committee know how many you are bringing and the
Size. There won't be any judging at the show this year. The quilt guild is doing a viewer’s choice and winners will be given an iron on label at the October meeting.  Please bring your quilts on Wednesday and anyone who can help hang the quilts
Please let Laura Know and plan on hanging them on Thursday. The quilts will be hung by clips so you don't have to have a sleeve on the back of your quilts.  There will be demos and 8 Vendors at the quilt show. There won't be any food at
The show. September 28 thru October 1 for set up and show Marilyn gave a interesting program on Patriotic quilts and how the American Flag has entered into the quilts thru out the years and info on the flag There were 5 different groups of helpful hints on making a quilt.  The program ended with show and tell with Laura's class showing. What they Started on the Judy Niemeyer quilt. Then members showed what they were working on and the challenges they have completed.
See you July 11 at the PICNIC