Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Newsletter and September 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: October 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
                                      Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691
Did you know that Tree City now owns an AccuCut?  Did you know that members can “check” the cutter out like a library book?  Well…we do and you can!  What?!  You don’t know how to use it or what you could do with it?!!  Well…..Sarah Bistline is going to demonstrate our cutter and one of her own at the October meeting!!  She will also share her experiences with these machines.  Come see what these machines can do….maybe try it out and see if you like it.  If you would like to try cutting on these machines, please bring fabric with you.  Hope to see you there!  
…will be brought to you by Pat Hall, Ruth Bishop, and Naomi Lance.  Thank you ladies, very much! 
September attendance; 49 people were at the meeting, 4 guests and 45 members. 
The TCQ Retreat samples generated a great deal of interest at our recent quilt show.  Brochures are available at the hospitality table.  Won’t you please consider joining fellow quilters for a fun filled, sewing-like-mad, learning and loving it weekend?!  Cost for members is $155; registration is now open both to members and non-members.  If you just can’t make the weekend, please consider joining everyone for the Saturday evening program….free and open to all of our membership.  Hope to see you there!   
The ongoing Hand- work group will meet on Friday, Nov. 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:50 at the church, in the fireside room.  Our demo will be on hand made Christmas ornaments.  Each quilter is welcome to bring a handmade Christmas ornament and be ready to share "briefly" how you made it.  The demo will begin at 9:35 and should only last 20 minutes, so that we will all enjoy our hand working time and get lots accomplished for the holidays! 
A Jelly roll quilt class is coming up in November or early December, dates to be announced soon.
Please help us plan the 2015 programs by taking a small survey.  Forms will be available at the October meeting.  If you will not be at the meeting, please consider answering the following questions and getting the answers to Barb Byler, who will share them with the 2015 program committee.  Thank you!!
How long have you been sewing?
How long have you been quilting?
How would you describe yourself as a quilter? (circle any that apply) beginner, moderately experienced, confident, experienced, lacking in confidence, adventuresome, traditional, contemporary,
other: ____________________________.
Thank you for taking the time to fill this out and letting the committee know your thoughts. 
Are you kidding me?!  It’s really time to think about next year already?  YEP!!
Our club is only as good as the members; won’t you please consider volunteering to help on a committee?
The clip board will be at the Hospitality Table when you sign in at the October Meeting. 
If we are signing up for committees and thinking about next year….it is also time to pay your dues for 2015!  Jolene Rehm is our treasurer and will be collecting your dues payments anytime you wish to turn them in. Please remember that dues must be paid by December 31 in order for you to be included in the 2015 membership booklet. 
Along with paying your next year’s dues, please check your name, address, phone numbers, etc. on the form that Jolene has with her.  Please make any changes and corrections.  This is what the membership booklet information will be based upon so please, check carefully!
What a great show Laura and the committee gave our community!  A great deal of planning was put into this endeavor and just as much thought and discussion went into the recent follow-up meeting.   THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED; either through entering quilts, volunteering your time, assisting with the take-down effort, working on the committee, or giving constructive thoughts.  Here are some statistics for you:
·         Number of judged quilts; 301
·         Hours to judge; 11
·         Number of quilts entered; 350
·         Number of visitors to the show; 500 (?)
·         Months of planning; 12
·         Number on the committee; 16
·         Percentage of members entering quilts; 70
  Mix together: 
      1 cup sugar
      1 cup pumpkin
      1/2 cup   oil
      1 egg
Sift and add to above:
      2 cups flour      
      1/2 tsp.  salt
      1 tsp. cinnamon
      2 tsp.baking powder
Dissolve and add to rest of ingredients:
      1 tsp. soda
      1 tsp. milk
      1 tsp. vanilla
      1 cup chocolate chips
      1/2 cup nuts (optional)
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake10 to 12 minutes.  Do not over-bake.   Cookies will be soft and moist.  
1 - 16oz bag frozen hash browns, thawed
1 chopped onion
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can shoe peg corn (undrained)
1 can cream-style corn
1 can roasted garlic flavored chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk (whole or skim)
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir gently.
Cook on low 6-8 hrs. Serve with sour cream or shredded cheese.
2 c. self-rising flour 
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (1 lg sweet potato will do)
¼ c. sugar 
3 T. shortening 
1/3 c. milk
2 T. butter
Preheat oven to 400*. Combine flour and sugar in med. bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add potatoes and milk and mix until ingred. are just moistened.  Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Roll dough to ½" thickness. Cut w/ biscuit cutter and place onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 15 min. or until golden. Remove from oven and lightly butter tops of biscuits. Makes 12 biscuits.
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. 
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 emailhcraftrdbyjr@gmail.com
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; Kim Panter             Treasurer; Jolene Rehm
Members at Large; Mary Green and Sally Kitchen
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; September 15, 2014
Jeri brought the meeting to order at 7:00. We had 4 visitors tonight. Judy Mallon, Kay Young, Kenneta Sampsill and Pam Shondell. We hope they don’t find us too crazy and come back!
Jane Bruegger was absent tonight so we had no Sunshine Committee report. We did learn however that Peggy Hodge’s infant grandson is having open heart surgery soon and her husband has also had surgery.
Jeri asked for volunteers to help Janice Miller with the nominating committee. Shirley Rodgers and Janet McFarland volunteered.
The Treasurer reported that we have a balance of $4818.37.
Next we talked about the retreat. Tanya wants retreaters to let her know if they need a pattern for their retreat class. There are 19 people signed up for the retreat now and the retreat is opened for other than guild members. The supply list for the project is available also. 
Sally Kitchen is on vacation so we have no report for Workshops. The Hand stitching group will be meeting Friday Oct 3, 2014 from 9:00am until 11:50am. 
Jeri then talked about “Quilter of the Year” She asked us to start thinking about who we think optimizes our mission statement. The list of past recipients is in our guild directory and past recipients are not eligible.
The next NEORQC meeting is October 4th at 10:00am. Jeri is going to attend to give a report on our Seedlings class. Anyone wishing to attend with Jeri should let her know.
Jeri then asked for volunteers to help with next month’s refreshments. Pat Hall and Ruth Bishop volunteered to help Naomi.
Now for the subject of the evening! It is finally here! The Quilt show. Laura recognized the members of the committee for their hard work. Dot Anderson has made sheets for everyone who entered a quilt with their quilts listed. Any corrections get them to Dot ASAP. If you haven’t preregistered your quilts that also needs to be done ASAP. If you don’t have the form just get your quilt info to Dot. You must fill out tags for each quilt registered. Laura explained how to fill out the tags. All quilts will hang until the end of the show. Judging will start Thursday morning at 8:00am. If you are working Friday or Saturday during the show please wear a white shirt with your name tag. Kim then asked that anyone needing a name tag please let her know and they would be available at the show to be picked up. We now have over 300 quilts and 6 vendors. 
Wednesday night when you bring your quilt please have a label (paper description) filled out. Have your quilts label (fabric sewn on) covered. Vicki asked that if someone else quilted your quilt to please put that on you label. Jeri explained briefly how the hanging system works. Small items do not need sleeves, they will be pinned to the display board. Laura’s email is down, please only contact her by text or phone. Mary is in charge of the boutique at the show. She has seller’s agreements for us. See Mary during refreshments.
Kay Nixon brought info on the Alaska quilting cruise. Next we had our PHD show and tell and our regular show and tell.
Tonight’s program was presented by Sarah on different types of batting. She told us that there are 30-50 different types of batting. When choosing a batting consider what the quilt will be used for. Her favorites are cotton and wool. She had samples of different types of batting for all of us, also charts from Hobbs. She sent around test samples of different battings that had been quilted, washed and unwashed so we could see the shrinkage effect. 
Thanks to Mabel, Carol and Carla for tonight’s refreshments!
Respectfully submitted by Kim Panter, secretary

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