Monday, June 16, 2014

June Newsletter and May 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: June 9, 2014, 7:00 pm
                                      Parkview Christian Church
                                                  1912 Burbank Road, Wooster, Oh 44691
JUNE MEETING; Nifty Notions!
Karen Benke of Little Red Schoolhouse Quilts in Medina will be our speaker.  Karen is set to show us all sorts of notions!  She will also be set up to sell that evening so you should come prepared to purchase if anything catches your eye!  We will also be entertaining the children and their parents from the workshop.  Come and see the great projects created!
**The June meeting will begin with a social time of cake and ice cream with the children and parents of the workshop.  Meeting and program to follow. 
….will be brought to you by Kevin and Ellen Horst and Vicky Hartzler.  Yum!
Please welcome Marilyn Nissius as a member to our group!  Address, phone, and email information will be in the next newsletter. 
**If anyone has Marilyn’s email address and could forward this newsletter that would be a great thing to do!
Cost for members is $155. Non-members can sign up right now but will be on a wait list until September to make sure members get the classes they want. After September the sign up is open to everybody.  Check out the wonderful classes and sign up at the June meeting!!  It is your choice to stay at the hotel or commute each day.  Saturday evening the program is open to all TCQ members free of charge. 
June 5th, 6th, and 9th from 9-3 and hopefully finishing by noon on the 9th the guild will be working with children to create an easy rag quilt.   There will be cake and ice cream for the June meeting as the children and their parents will be invited to attend.  Do you have a grandchild or neighbor that would be interested?  We are hoping for 15 students but still have plenty of room.  If you know any child who wants to come please get in touch with Jeri right away.
Emails and greetings are always welcomed by Helen Iannarelli. 
The 2014 fall quilt camp at Ripley will be October 12-17.  If anyone is interested or has questions, please
check it out at
Where do you find inspiration?  In the many magazines devoted to quilting?  Attending quilt shows and classes?  Show-n-tell at the meeting?  An upcoming special event?  In a photo album or garden?  Your friend’s completed projects?  All of these categories are what inspire and motivate me to sew and complete projects.  While it is harder for me to sew during the summer as I am gardening a lot, I still try to work out time to work on my projects.  For me, having some hand projects/hand aspects ready to work on while relaxing on the patio keeps me on track to completing quilts.  
What do you do during the summer? 
This year’s challenge is “Flower Garden”.   It can be any item but MUST be blooming!  We have also been asked to wear something flowery!  The committee has asked that everyone bring 5 fat quarters for the games. 
Remember that our picnic begins at 6:00 at Parkview Church of Christ on 585. 
·         Friday, June 6: Handworkers group meets at the church.  Demo will be woven buttons
·         Saturday, June 28: T-shirt quilts with Jim.  More information to come
·         Friday July 11: Handwork group meets…..Please note the change of date!  Demo will be rug hooking
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.
Posters have been made and are being hung at various shops.  See Laura if you want to hang them up somewhere. Let Nancy know ideas for demos during the show.  Please let Dot know a pre-list of how many quilts you might have in the show.  The committee would like an idea of how many quilts we may have.  Please “Like” the quilt show facebook page. We continue to meet and plan.  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 bagged slaw
2 cups blueberries &/or strawberries
1/3 cup poppyseed dressing
3 scallions, minced
1/8 cup toasted sunflower seeds
Toss gently together.
Line a 9x5 loaf pan with foil.  Spoon in 2 c. lemon-lime sherbet.  Freeze 10 min.
Beat 8 oz softened cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add 1 can sweetened condensed milk and ½ c. lemon juice. Stir in 8 oz Cool Whip and spread over
sherbet mixture. Freeze overnight. To serve invert and slice.
1 1/2 lbs. green beans, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces (or use frozen)
1 small onion, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1 T sugar
3 T pesto sauce
2 cups cherry tomato halves
    Cook beans in large pan of boiling water until just tender, drain and keep warm. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. SautĂ© onion, then stir in sugar and pesto. Add tomatoes, and cook stirring gently just until soft. Pour the tomato mixture over the green beans, and toss gently to blend.
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, May 12th 2014
Meeting was opened by President Jeri Fickes.   New Member Marilyn Nisius was welcomed.  Visitors were welcomed, Mary Stockton, Elizabeth Perkins, Cassandra Steiner, Barb Somogy and Sandy Boardman.  Thank you to those who bring refreshments.
Treasurer: No report was given as the Treasurer just moved and couldn’t find her books in time for the meeting tonight.
Secretary: Report accepted without objection.
Committees:  Sunshine-Janice Miller sprained her ankle.
Picnic –Shirley- Don’t forget that the challenge will be “flower garden” whatever you make has to have a bloom in it.  There was a question about the date and location; we voted on it and the date will still be the 2nd Monday, at the church where we usually have the picnic, at 6pm.
Retreat- Vicki- Cost for members is $155. Non-members can sign up before September but will be on a sort of wait list until September to make sure members get the classes they want. After September it is open to anybody.
Children’s Workshop – Jeri – The dates will be June 5th, 6th, and 9th from 9-3 and hopefully finishing by noon on the 9th. There will be cake and ice cream for the June meeting as the children and their parents will be invited to attend.  They are hoping for 15 students, and need more people to sign up to help. If you know any child who wants to come; the student application is on the Edgewood Middle School website.
Quilt show -
Programs & Workshops - Sally Kitchen- the handworkers group is having fun, and will meet again on June 6th from 9-12, the mini-demo will be on woven buttons. In July the handworkers group will meet on the 2nd Friday which is July 11th because the 1st Friday is the 4th, the mini-demo then will be rug hooking.   On Friday May 30th from 9-2 there will be an Encouragement Banner and Postcard class taught by Sally. The cost will be the donation of one finished banner. Please sign up ahead and get the supply list from Sally, plan on bringing your lunch.  On June 28th from 10-330 there will be a t-shirt quilt class taught by Jim, See him to sign up and get the supply list.
Quilt Show – Laura – Posters are made, see Laura if you want to hang them up somewhere. Let Nancy know ideas for demos during the show. Entry slips should have the dimensions and name.  Please let Dot know a pre-list of how many quilts you have ready soon so the committee has an idea how many finished quilts are already ready for the show.  The signup list is still available for the classes during the show.  Please “Like” the quilt show facebook page.  Due to the difficulty in obtaining a location for the quilt show, Laura made a motion for her and Jeri to pick the date and reserve the space for the 2016 quilt show. Sarah B. 2nd, motion passed.
Raffle Quilt –Bonnie has the raffle quilt if you want to take it and show to anyone. Also Bonnie still has raffle tickets.
See Kim if you are a new member so she can make you a name tag.
We had the PHD (projects half done) show and tell.
Our program was presented by Deputy Warden Barbara King, who coordinates the Prison Quilting Program, primarily in Grafton Correctional Facility. She showed several examples of quilts they have made and some of the challenges of the program.  Donations for this program, any fabric, patterns, books, rulers, etc are always appreciated and can be taken to certain area quilt shops.
Show and Tell
There were 3 door prizes, donated by Sarah B.  Won by Laura N, Naomi and Jolene.
FYI items.
Thursday the 15th Cassie will be having a sale at the Wayne county Fairgrounds.
Jolene has a change of address.
The cityscape quilt size is max 120” all the way around.
Meeting Adjourned

Respectfully Submitted, Sarah Mckee, Secretary

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