Friday, May 16, 2014

April Newsletter and March 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: April 14, 2014, 7:00 pm
                                      Parkview Christian Church
                                                  1912 Burbank Road, Wooster, Oh 44691
APRIL MEETING; Antique Quilts Plus; a quilt turning by John & Karen Tooley
Antique Quilts Plus is a priceless collection of quilts compiled by the descendants of Mary Matilda "Birdie" Willis Banker of Martin's Ferry, Ohio. The collection includes a large number of Banker's handmade quilts,
a few of her other's quilts, other family heirloom quilts, some Amish quilts and other very beautiful quilts that have been collected throughout the years. When you view these creative works of fiber art that date as
far back as the late 19th century, you will return to a simpler time and find renewed inspiration to pursue your own passion. Banker's family is excited to share these family treasures with you, knowing that you will be
enriched and blessed by the experience.
Many of you may remember John as the superintendent of Ida Sue School and Nick Amster Workshop.  Karen was a charter member of Tree City Quilters’. 
There were 46 attendees at the March meeting; 4 guests and 42 members
506 pillowcases have now been made and collected!!!  Yeah!  
Several years ago, members of the Tree City Quilters' Guild went on a field trip to Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka's 
fabric studio and store in Lancaster, Ohio. While at their store, I signed up for their e-mail newsletters. Since that trip Debra
 and Michael closed their retail store and have centered their focus on designing fabrics. They work with They have also 
been collecting books and have started a library in Ganesa, Indonesia and often have sales at their studio selling fabric by 
the pound with the proceeds going towards buying books for their library. Currently Michael is in Java working with the
 employees of Pria Tampan, the factory where batiks are made. Michael will be there for three months. He has been 
posting videos and pictures on facebook of the processes of making batiks. If you "friend" him on facebook, he posts 
videos there almost daily, I am fascinated by the process! It will make you appreciate the beauty of batiks even more.
Barbara King, Deputy Warden of the Lorain County Correctional Institute, will be the speaker. She will talk briefly 
about the Ohio prison system and its different levels of security, then she will explain the quilting program that she 
began at the Lorain County facility. She will also bring quilts made by the men in her program. Dottie Anderson and Jeri 
heard her program at the NEORQC meeting and it is fascinating.  Everything they use is through donations, so please while 
you are cleaning this spring, consider bring fabric, notions, cutting boards, rulers, thread, yarn and yes, even rotary cutters
 and blades (she has a very funny story to tell about that) to the May meeting to donate to their program.
Emails and greetings are always welcomed by Helen Iannarelli. 
I have 6 Jennifer Chiaverni novels for sale. The first person with $10.00 gets them all. I can bring them to the next guild meeting or make arrangements for earlier delivery. Thanks so much.  Have a sew-sew day!  Cassie: 330-749-7679
(Round Robin, Quilters Apprentice, Runaway Quilt, Christmas Quilt, Quilters Legacy, AND Cross Country Quilts)
The 2014 fall quilt camp at Ripley will be October 12-17.  If anyone is interested or has questions, please
Check it out at
Do you get all tangled up trying to sew your bindings on the quilt?  Fold your pressed binding accordion-style and put it in your thread catcher so it feeds out smoothly.  Or, wrap it around an empty extra-large spool and set it between your feet.  Or, roll the binding into a spiral and place it on an extra upright thread spool. 
Still need some fabric before you can begin your next project?  Cut small snippets of each fabric you have and tape/glue/staple them onto a 3X5 index card.  The card fits neatly into your purse and will be handy as you shop!
Need a small project to perk up your home and interest you?  Make a set of coasters in pretty pastels for spring!  I usually make them in sets of 8…takes about an hour to cut, sew, and turn.  Now I’m looking for summer patterns and bright fabrics!
TCQ is holding a children’s quilt workshop June 3, 4, and 5.  15 quilters/sewers are needed.  Can you help? 
Contact Jeri for more information. 
Shirley Rogers is looking for a few more members to help plan and execute our annual picnic.  If you are interested, please give her a call or email.  This year’s challenge is “Flower Garden”.   It can be any item but MUST be blooming! 
PHD Challenge
Your “tuition” is one-half yard of quilt shop-quality fabric plus the list of projects you are working on this year.  Jeri has extended the “registration” to the March meeting. 
Hope you are all busily working on those projects!!  I am finding it great fun to get them done.  The Olympics helped a great deal as I was sewing bindings and applique every evening.  
Mary Lou Nuzum introduced us to a program that honors, supports and encourages children that are fighting their way through terrible illnesses.  Anyone that is interested can sew these bags (fat quarter friendly!) and attach the labels.  Check out the web site; 
Friday, April 4:           Handwork.  This workshop meets the first Friday of each month from 9-12, at Parkview.  Bring your own work and a snack to share.  The first 15 minutes will be demos. 
Sign up for the 2 workshops TCQ will be offering at the 2014 Quilt Show at meetings (clip board at the sign in table) or by contacting Barb Byler.  Class fee is an equal amount of volunteer hours sometime during the show.  Classes are Friday, September 26; Magic Squares and Saturday, September 27 Storm at Sea.
Nancy Danby is organizing short demonstrations to take place during the show.  If you would like to demonstrate, please contact Nancy to discuss your ideas. 
The committee hopes you are sewing your fingers off during this long, snowy and cold winter and spring!  That way all of us will have plenty of projects to enter into the show.  We continue to meet and plan.  At the end of the newsletter is a copy of the show registration form.  You will need to copy the form; 1 form for every project you plan to enter. 
Are you selling your raffle tickets?  Just a reminder that this is how we support our educational endeavors for the next 2 years.  Tuck the tickets in your purse and show the picture to everyone you see!  You will sell them in no time. 
3 cups broccoli florettes
1 chopped Granny Smith apple
1 bag shredded carrots
½ cup golden raisins
Toss with Marzetti Slaw Dressing and ½ tsp dill weed
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
4 green onions, chopped
1 can mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup bottled roasted red peppers, diced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 9x13" baking dish or pan with foil, spray foil with non-stick spray. Measure 1/4 cup mustard in a glass cup measure, add teryiaki sauce to make 1/2 cup total. Stir to blend and pour mixture over chicken in pan. Sprinkle with mushrooms, onions and red pepper. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese; bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is done.
1 T. cider vinegar
5 T olive oil
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 cans butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can shoepeg corn, drained
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes, undrained
4-6 green onions, chopped
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese 
In large bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, and parsley and mix well with wire whisk. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese, and toss to coat. Cover and chill. Top with cheese before serving.
…will be brought to you by Shirley Rodgers, Kim Panter, and Denise Mohler.
Quilting by the Mill, Sarah Bistline 10368 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.  Do you want to quilt your own top?  Ask me about renting time on the Gamill Premier. 
Handcrafted by JR, Jim Rawdon 16737 Warwick Road, Marshallville, Ohio 44645.  Long arm quilting, machine embroidery.  See my site on face book “Quilting by JR” Call 330-472-0473 or email
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 330 749 0474 (cell) I have my cell with me all the time. Please give me a call! 
Tree City Quilters Guild; Officers 2014
President: Jeri Fickes  Vice President; Barb Byler
Secretary; Sara McKee           Treasurer; Jolene Rehm
Members at Large; Mary Green and Sally Kitchen
Tree City Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes; March 10th 2014
Meeting was opened by President Jeri Fickes.  This coming Saturday is National Quilting Day.  Visitors; Cathy Shallenbarger, Sandy Gordon, Vi Odell, and Gizelle Johnson were welcomed.
The Lake Farm Park Quilt show was very nice.
Kathy Ott could use our cards and prayers.
Report was given by Jeri as Jolene is still out of town.  Ending balance is $2603.83   Report accepted without objection.
Report accepted without objection.
Quilt show-Laura Noletti- There will be a Children’s category for any young people who want to enter. This category will not be judged.  Nancy Danby- There is a sign-up for any demos you would like to see at the quilt show. There will be a “bed turning” demo. Please sign up if you have any antique quilts that you can bring. Barb Byler- there will be 2 workshops during the show. On Friday from 9-2 is Magic Squares and on Saturday all day is Storm at Sea which will require a special ruler.  The cost of attending either workshop is volunteering an equal amount of hours at another time during the show.
2015 Retreat- the classes as voted on last month are going to be #1 Summer Solstice and #2 Victorian Table runner. Brochures will be coming in June.
Programs-Sally Kitchen- the handworkers group is having fun, and will meet again on April 4th. The getaway bag class had a great turnout.  Jane- on March 29th from 9-3 she will be having a jacket class to learn how to make a bargello style jacket with a sweatshirt.  Please sign up with Jane. The cost is $5.
Picnic Committee- the challenge will be “flower garden” whatever you make has to have a bloom in it.
Children’s Workshop-Jeri Fickes- The date may be moved.
We had the PHD (projects half done) show and tell.
Sarah told about a quilt auction that will be next year to benefit Flat Rock Homes. It is a church run MRDD group home. She will bring more details closer to time.
Jim presented our program. He discussed the Block of the Month from McCall’s magazine, showing step by step with paper quilt squares how to assemble it and giving hints along the way.
Jeri also handed out a direction sheet for how to make a hanging sleeve for your quilts. If you are entering full size quilts in the show they need to have a hanging sleeve on them.
Sarah Mckee, Secretary
SEPTEMBER 26, 27 2014
All quilts and other items are to be delivered to the Buckeye Event Center on Wednesday, September 24 between 4 and 7 p.m.
Each entry must have an attached entry form
All entries must have been completed after the 2012 show.
All entries must be labeled.
All entries must be clean, free of smoke or odor, dirt and pet hair. 
Un-quilted entries will not be considered for “Best of Show” awards. 
The committee reserves the right to change an entry’s category if the need should arise. 
**All quilts must have a 4-inch sleeve attached in back for hanging.  Quilts longer than 90 inches must have the sleeve attached at the 90 inch area for hanging.  Irregularly shaped quilts and miniatures must have appropriate means for hanging.
Large Quilt: Quilts with a perimeter greater than 400 inches. 
Medium Quilt: Quilts with a perimeter of 300 to 400 inches. 
Small Quilt:  Quilts with a perimeter of 200 to 300 inches.
Wall Hanging:  Quilts with a perimeter of less than 200 inches
Pieced: Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect.
Hand Quilted:  quilted by hand, please indicate if the person who made the top also quilted the quilt                        or if a different person did the hand quilting.
Appliqué: Appliqué predominates over other techniques in amount or effect.
Mixed: A quilt where a fairly even amount of multiple techniques, not including quilting and trapunto, is used to develop the design of the top.
Holiday: The main theme must reflect a recognizable holiday.
Scrap: Quilt top must contain at least 75 different fabrics; wrong side of fabric and quilt back do not         count in this number.
Pictorial: A quilt that represents a recognizable image of a person, place or thing; any size.
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, forest, gardens, and deserts.  Animals and humans may be included but should not be the focal point of the piece.
Baby Quilt:  Obviously made for a baby, small child, or nursery wall hanging
Group Quilt: A quilt that has more than two persons involved in its completion.  Involves all                                    techniques, as well as quilting by a person other than the makers of the top.
Miniature Quilt: Miniature, scaled down version of a large quilt design; maximum size 24” X 24” or 96” perimeter.
Garment: Wearable such as a jacket, vest, or whole ensemble, must have some quilting or patchwork
Accessories: Purses, Totes, Bags, notebook covers, etc.  Must have some quilting or patchwork.
Home Dec:  table runners, placemats, potholders, pillow shams, covers, etc. Must have some quilting or patchwork.
City Blues:  This project must be at least 50% blue (backing not included).  Maximum size is 200 inches perimeter.
Cityscape:  A city skyline, pictorial quilt, etc.  Size limit is 120 inches perimeter.
Pizza Box:  From the 2013 pizza box challenge, round robin quilts that started with 12 inch center medallion.  These will not be judged.  They are for display only.  Please, please enter your pizza box quilt for the show if possible.
Other: A quilt where one special technique is used to develop the design of the top such as whole cloth (with or without trapunto), surface design, tied/comforter (must be at least 300 inches perimeter), cathedral window, embroidered, etc. 
1.     Pieced Quilt – (machine pieced and quilted by the same person)
A.    Large: 400 or more inches perimeter                        
B.                Medium: 300 to 400 inches perimeter                                   
C.                Small: 200 to 300 inches perimeter                             
D.    Wall Hanging: smaller than 200 inches perimeter
2.     Pieced Quilt – (machine pieced by one person, quilted by a different person)
E.      Large: 400 or more inches perimeter                                   
F.      Medium: 300 to 400 inches perimeter                    
G.     Small:  200 to 300 inches perimeter                         
H.     Wall Hanging: smaller than 200 inches perimeter            
3.      Hand quilted Quilt  
I.        Large, Medium:   
J.        Small:                     
4.      Appliquéd Quilt
K.     Large           
L.      Small
5.       Appliquéd Quilt, quilted by a different person        
M.  Large             
N.    Small
6.     Mixed Technique
O.   Large           
P.                Medium       
Q.   Small
7.     Mixed Technique:  quilted by a different person
R.      Large             
S.      Medium     
T.      Small          
8.        Holiday Quilt
U.     Large, Medium    
V.     Small                      
9.        Holiday Quilt , quilted by different person
W.  Large, Medium      
X.      Small                      
10.                  Scrap Quilt pieced and quilted by the same person
Y.      Large, Medium    
Z.       Small                     
11.         Scrap quilt, quilted by a different person
AA.                    Large, Medium        
BB.                     Small                         
12.                  Pictorial, Naturescape, Art, or Innovative Quilt
13.                  Baby Quilt
14.        Group Quilt
15.        Miniature Quilt
16.        Garment
17.        Accessories
18.        Home Dec
19.                  City Blues Challenge
20.        Cityscape Challenge
21.        Pizza Box Challenge (not judged)
22.        Other
            Large, Medium, Small

The Quilt Show Committee reserves the right to combine / split / or change categories as needed.  Quilt information sheet must indicate who quilted the item.

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