Monday, December 1, 2014

December Newsletter and November 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: December 8, 2014, 6:00 pm
                                      Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691
DECEMBER MEETING; Annual Christmas Party
Come one and all and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow quilters!!!  Lots of food, plenty of games and tons of fun!  Not to mention the challenge (Tree) and gift exchange!  Don’t miss this exciting annual festival of good times!  We are all to bring a dish to share, our own beverages, and our own place settings.  If you missed signing up for a particular dish….just bring something and come anyway!!  
Please note the time change
…will not be brought to us this evening!  I’m sure we won’t miss them!  
November attendance; 54 people were at the meeting, 3 guests and 51 members. 
Please welcome our newest members.  Don’t forget to ad their information into your computers!
Kennetta Sampsel                   Karen Ziemke                          Judy Mallonn
4191 Congress Road               1735 Gashe Street                  4374 Deer Creek Drive
Wooster, OH 44691                Wooster, OH 44691                Wooster, OH 44691
Hm; 330-231-3909                  Cell; 330-309-3506                 hm; 330-345-7681
Cell; 330-287-4756                    cell; 330-601-3500             June 1                            
January 8                                                                                 April 30
You will not want to miss the retreat April 17 – 19, 2015.  Patterns and fabric are already being purchased!  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, make friends….or better friends, with members of the guild.  Don’t forget, even if you are not attending the retreat, the Saturday evening lecture if open and free to all TCQ members.  Space is limited so sign up this meeting!
The ongoing Hand-work group will meet on Friday, December 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:50 at the church, in the fireside room.  There will be a gift exchange; bring 3 new items in a paper sack that begin with the letters “S”, “E”, and “W” for a total of $10.  Bring a snack.  There will be free patterns to share.  
Saturday; December 6: 1600 Jelly Roll Workshop
9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Parkside Church.  You will need your machine, 1-2 jelly rolls (depending on the size you are making), basic sewing equipment, etc.  Please check with Sally Kitchen for more information
Last Chance!!!  Are you looking for a place to lend your support and knowledge to the Guild?  Assisting on a committee is a great way to get to know people, share ideas, help the guild with their community commitments or member education, and have your say in how we do things.  Sign up for a committee at the Welcome/Hospitality Table.  A couple committees were left off the original list so take a look or send an email to Barb Byler (  Additional Committees: 2016 Quilt Show, County Fair Demo,  and Seedlings Workshop.   
·         Periodically review a good, basic sewing or quilting book.  Keep your skills sharp!  
·         Choose 1 or 2 things to learn each year.  When questions are being asked….can you answer them?  It’s great to be able to say to yourself “I know that answer!”  Now, share your knowledge with others!  
·         Choose 1 area of your sewing space to organize right after Christmas.  You will have a head start on being ready for the New Year!  
·         Plan to do a deep cleaning of your sewing space within 2 weeks of the New Year.  Don’t forget our free exchange table at meetings.  
·         Get your scissors sharpened and replace your rotary blades, and replace your machine needle.  
·         Make a list of supplies you have run low on; threads, needles, blades, elastic, stabilizer, heat-n-bond, etc.  Keep the list in your car along with the latest flyer for those quick trips into JoAnn’s or other quilting stores.  
·         Wind a storage box or two of bobbins in various colors 
Congratulations to the new officers for 2015.  Current officers and the newly elected officers; could you please plan to meet at the close of the Christmas party for about 5 minutes?  Current officers should bring any supplies, notebooks, notes, etc. and plan to pass them to the new officers.  Thank you!  
Do you want to be included in the 2015 Membership Booklet?  Then, your dues must be paid at/by the December meeting.  Jolene Rehm is our treasurer and will be collecting your dues payments anytime you wish to turn them in.  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!
If you will not be at the meeting, please mail your dues to Jolene.
8oz wide egg noodles, cooked al-dente
2 T butter
1 onion, minced
1½ T flour
12-oz evap. skim milk
1/4 C cream sherry
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt, pepper to taste
2½ C shredded cooked turkey
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced thinly
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
Melt butter. Add onion, saute until softened, (5 min.) Sprinkle w/ flour and continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 min. Gradually pour in evap milk and sherry, stir until smooth. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens, 5 to 7 min. Stir in stewed tomatoes, season to taste. Stir sauce and noodles tog. in bowl.  Gently fold turkey, artichoke hearts and 1cup cheese into noodle mixture. Turn into casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over top. Bake 35-45 min.
2 - 16oz cans sliced peaches, drained and chopped
1 - 16oz can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 pkg Duncan Hines Cinnamon Swirl muffin mix
½ cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter, melted
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
     Combine peaches and cranberry sauce in bottom of ungreased 9x9 baking dish. Knead the swirl packet from mix and squeeze contents over fruit. Combine muffin mix and contents of topping packet from mix and pecans in large bowl. Stir in melted butter and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake at 350* for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm with topping of your choice. Yum!!! 
SEPTEMBER QUILT SHOW; Financial Report            
The Buckeye Event Center expense was $3207, advertising was $237, ribbons cost $394, judging and workshop classes was $524, shipping for exhibits was $156, misc. expenses $163. Total expenses $4722.72. Income from the quilt raffle was $2439, entrance fees were $2480, vendor fees were $450, and the boutique brought in $213.30 for a total of $5582.30. This gives us a profit of $859.58.
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; 840 Harrison Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44314.  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 330 601-6096 (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
Minutes; November 10, 2014 meeting
Jeri Called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. We have 3 new members and they are Michelle
Reed, Mary Mahoney and Candace Ehret. Welcome to them. Betty Swartz and Pat Gray are
visitors. Our guest speaker this evening is Melissa Delisio.
Jolene gave a financial report and our income for September was $4896.30 expenses were
$1303.96 leaving us with a balance of $6032.61. There was much discussion about the financial
breakdown from the quilt show and members wanting to know how much we spent and made
etc just from that. Jolene is going to try and provide us with those numbers at the next meeting.
Diane Welshans won the raffle quilt from the quilt show.
Tonight’s refreshments are being brought to you by Cassie, Denise and Toni.
Tonight we are electing officers for the upcoming year. The nominating committee passed out
ballots and announced the following slate of nominees. Running for Treasurer are Dot Anderson
and Shirley Rodgers. Secretary nominees are Kim Panter and Toni Phillips. In the Member’s at
Large category (pick 2 ) we have Rose Marie Baab, Lou Ella Imhoff, Jane Richardson, Tonya
Wellert. And finally running for Vice President is Sally Kitchen and Sarah Bistline.
Jeri announced that she is going to be a Grandma!! Then she thanked the quilt show committee
for their hard work. Jeri then asked the members who received viewers choice votes (the top
10) to show their quilts.
Sally talked about the workshops. There is going to be a jelly roll quilt workshop on Dec 6. The
on going handwork class will be having a small Christmas party on December 5th.
Cassie asked that everyone please get their votes in for Quilter of the year.
The makers of the first baby quilts were reminded to get those done so that they could be
delivered before the first of the year!
Both Show and tells were done. Jeri asked for 100 dollars from the treasury to buy fabric for
next summer’s Seedlings class. It was approved by the membership.
24 people have signed up for the retreat. 17 for the Summer solstice and 7 for the table runner.
The results from the elections are: Treasurer: Dot Anderson, Secretary: Kim Panter, Members at
Large: Tonya Wellert and Jane Richardson and Vice President: Sally Kitchen.
We then had a wonderful program on fabric dying by Melissa Delisio. Great refreshments were
enjoyed by all.
Respectfully submitted by
Kim Panter, secretary

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