Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May Newsletter and April 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: May 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
                                      Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691
MAY MEETING: Managing Your Scrap Stash with Laura Nolletti
Laura will be showing us her methods of cutting, organizing and use of scraps to make fabulous quilts.  Do you have a scrap quilt that you’ve made?  Please bring it with you to show the members.   
MAY IS NATIONAL WHAT MONTH?  “National Share a Story Month.!”  What’s your story? 
April attendance:  58 people were at the meeting; 6 guests and 52 members.  3 ladies joined the guild!  Please welcome:
Karen Fleming                         Sue Fleming                                        Michelle Gibson
158 S. Main street                   15447 Canaan Center Road                503 Smith Avenue
Creston, OH 44217                 Creston, OH 44217                             Dalton, OH 44618
HM; 330-435-4461                  CELL; 330-464-5837                           CELL; 330-414-6583                               
November 12                           July 23                                                 May 18
New Members; please check the hospitality table as you arrive and sign up for the different committees.  
There are still some open spaces for Refreshments and Housekeeping.    
Thank you to Carol Remington, Mabel Stocker, and Peggy Hodge for providing us refreshments this month!  A reminder to guild members that we are to use just ONE trash container during the evening.  
The Bylaws Review Committee has presented their report with their recommendations:  A vote on these 3 recommendations will be taken at the May meeting.  
1.       Article IV – Annual Dues; currently at $15 per year.  
The committee is recommending that the dues be raised to $20 per year.   
2.       Article IV – Annual Dues; states currently that dues are “payable the first meeting in January in order to be included in the directory.”
The committee is recommending that this be changed to “payable by December 31 in order to be included in the directory.”  
3.       Article VII – Executive Board; currently states that the Executive board shall meet once a month to transact business; the week prior to the guild’s regular monthly meeting.  
The committee recommends that this be changed to meeting a minimum of 4 times per year at a time convenient to the executive members. 
Back by popular demand!  This fall we will be starting a Round Robin quilt with everyone in the guild invited to join the fun!  Each one of us will be asked to provide our own fabrics along with the theme, style, and colors we have chosen for our quilt.  Each month the quilts will be exchanged with other quilters who will make a block or blocks.  Instructions will be provided with options for sizes and difficulty of blocks.  Each month, the quilts will be exchanged and the number of blocks will grow!  This is a fun way to design your won quilt using the blocks that friends in the guild have contributed.  As a part of this new round robin, design options will be provided for designing your quilts.  Please begin looking through your stash or selecting new fabrics to use in this new, exciting round robin venture!!  
The idea for this activity is from the book “Round Robin Renaissance” by M’Liss Raw Hawley.  It is available on Amazon for less than $10 (including shipping) if you are interested in purchasing a copy.  Our project is in chapter 5.  
The third and last part of the mystery quilt was distributed at the April meeting.  I have seen several members busily sewing away!!  Voting on the tops will be at the September meeting.  Remember, just the top must be completely pieced.  
We have a member trying to make a decision regarding different sewing machines.  We can help her with this by answering a few questions about our machines.  Please help her!  Jot down what make and model you use, what you like and don’t like about it.  What are features you wish you had?  Anything else?  What’s your dream machine?  Please give your notes to Bev Fash at the next meeting!  Or, email her your answers.  
We now have a membership of 74 and we gain new members each meeting.  While this is a good thing we are growing so quickly that there are people we don’t know.  Surveys, or short questionnaires are being distributed at meetings and online to everyone.  Please…..fill them out (I do need to know who the information is from) but do not talk about the information shared.  Each month we are going to share this information with everyone and it will be up to you to discover “Who Is This.”  Turn in your guesses to Barb and the first correct answer will receive a small prize.  Descriptions will be shared in the newsletters…..revealing “Who This Is” will be at the meetings!  You can text, call, or email your guesses to Barb.  Good Luck!!
This month 2 members will be featured.  You must guess both names correctly!!
1.       I was born in Smithville, right here in Wayne County!  I’ve traveled to West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Texas.  I consider myself a “Jack of all trades/master of none” but I was a truck driver and worked in meat packing.  
2.      I was born in West Salem, Ohio…also right here in Wayne County!  I have traveled to London, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Canada, all the states out west, Florida, and the southern states.  I was a manager of a Lawson’s & Dairy Mart.  
Who Is This?  Send your answers to Barb!! 
April Mystery Members were #1; Betty Boreman and #2; Sarah McKee; Everyone was stumped by these ladies!  Better guessing this month!
2015 QUILTY CHALLENGE: “Learn and Grow”
Progress is being made on this year’s Quilty Challenge.  There are currently 18 TCQ members working in the challenge.  If you are a new member; please check with the Hospitality Committee for the Challenge questionnaire.  Once you have checked off everything that you have done in the past, choose 3 new techniques, colors, styles, etc and start sewing!  You must incorporate 3 new skills/techniques/colors/whatever into either 1 project or separate projects.  They must be completed by December…..quilted and bound…..ready for show-n-tell.  Happy Sewing! 
A reminder to all members that we are responsible to straighten our meeting room, empty the trash into the dumpster, push in our chairs, and vacuum the floor each month.  We need people to volunteer to help with these chores!!!  Please, can someone help Vicky this month?  
MAY: Vicky Hartzler and ???
JUNE: Kevin Horst, Ellen Horst
AUGUST: Denise Mohler and Toni Phillips
SEPTEMBER: Shirley Rodgers and Jane Richardson
OCTOBER:   ???
Out of consideration for fellow quilt members; some new and learning, some of us forgetful!, please wear your name badge to meetings.  Or, fill out a temporary name badge at the hospitality table.  Thank you!  
Tree City Quilters’ Guild has been contacted by NEORQC asking if there might be a member that would like to be the area representative.  You would attend other guild meetings and give them information regarding NEORQC while encouraging them to send representatives to the meetings.  Anyone interested?  Let Barb know.  
Interested in attending the next meeting?  It is Saturday, June 6 and will be hosted by Northcoast Needlers.  There will be a project preview for the 2016 NEORQC Getaway Weekend!  
Quilts or comforters for babies, toddlers, young children and teens are needed in our community.  Sizes could be 40 X 40 for babies, 50 X 56 for toddlers, 68 X 89 for children and teens, lap robes 56 X 70.  Please use your judgment; all sizes are welcome!  Ruth Bishop will collect these quilts from us all year.  
The Handwork workshop will meet May 1, from 9 – 11:50.  Please bring a snack and your handwork.  Prepare for great fun!  Mary Lou will show a demonstration on needle felting sculpture.  Reminder: if the schools are closed there is no workshop.  Guests are welcome.  Call Sally Kitchen if you have any questions.  
Machine Quilting on Your Home Domestic Machine Workshop: Saturday, May 30 9:30 – 2 with Laura Nolletti
Sign up for this class will begin at the May meeting.  What you will need:
·         A sewing machine in good working order; hopefully your machine allows you to lower or cover the feed dogs.  Check your manual if you are not sure. 
·         Thread - a variety that you have at home - do not purchase new thread for the class 
·         Needles - variety or whatever you have at home 
·         Scissors 
·         Quilting gloves if you have them  
·         A quilt sandwich - a light or plain colored fabric top about fat quarter size on top of thin batting with the bottom layer being any cotton fabric.  If you don't have batting, let me know. 
·         Sack lunch, snack to share if you like 
·         $5 for supplies, printouts 
·         A good attitude, ready to try new things! 
If you have questions, please contact Laura Nolletti at
The Mutton Hill Quilt Show; October 16 – 18, 2015 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio
Sponsored by the Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio:
Vendors, lectures, over 300 quilts; why not enter one of yours?  

1 pkg. Duncan Hines lemon cake mix
1 cup Rice Crispy Cereal 
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 
2 eggs, beaten 
1 tsp. lemon juice 
    In large bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed (dough will be crumbly.) 
Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.  (I use parchment paper)  Bake 350* 10 to 12 minutes or until set or lightly brown. Cool for 1 minute, remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. 
sliced Ham at least 1/2 lb.
Swiss Cheese 
1 pkg. King's Hawaiian rolls
1/2 cup melted butter 
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 
1/2 tsp. dry mustard 
1 to 2 tsp. onion powder (or dried onion) 
1 TBS. poppy seed 
The rolls will look like a large solid piece of bread. Leave the rolls intact and slice the loaf in half with a long knife to form a top layer and a bottom layer.  Place ham and cheese on bottom layer of rolls, then place top layer of rolls over ham and cheese and place in a 9 x 13 pan.   Mix remaining ingredients together and pour mixture over rolls. 
Bake at 350* for 15 to 20 minutes.  Let them cool slightly before cutting into individual sandwiches. 
1 yellow cake mix 
1 cup peanut butter 
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 
1 stick butter, melted 
2 large eggs 
14 oz can sweetened, condensed mild 
Pre-heat oven to 350*.  In large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, butter and peanut butter. Mix well.  Mixture is very stiff and crumbly.  Place half of mixture in bottom of well-greased 9x13 pan, wetting fingers repeatedly to spread in pan as a crust of about 1/2" thickness.  Bake for 10 min. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over top, then drizzle sweetened condensed milk over all.  Top with remaining dough, pinching off little bits and evenly distributing. Bake for 25 min. until golden. Cool completely before removing from pan. 
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut.  
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.  
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! 
ThreeB’s Memory Quilts, 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. or 
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2015
President: Barb Byler  Vice President; Sally Kitchen
Secretary; Kim Panter    Treasurer; Dot Anderson
Members at Large; Jane Richardson and Tonya Wellert
WHO IS THIS?: If you would kindly fill out this sheet and hand it or email it to Barb, it would be greatly appreciated!  Tell us about yourself…with a little paragraph or a listing of facts.  Please DO NOT show or share this information with anyone.  The following list is a few prompts for to get you started.  Feel free to add more!  
Born where
Lived in different places:
Do or did for a living:
Special talents:
Someone “famous” in your family tree?
Like what about quilting?
Barb brought the meeting to order at 7:00PM by welcoming our guests. Tonight they were Mary
Catherine Rohr, Connie Batdorf, Connie Hart and Michelle Gibson. Karen and Sue Fleming who
visited last month became members!
Barb told us that the sign in table will now be out in the hallway. Please stop by there and sign in
before the meeting. She also asked that if you do not receive the newsletter by the 27th of the
month to let her know. Mary Lou said that the newsletter is also posted on our blog.
Sally made a motion to accept the minutes from the last meeting. Lola Franks seconded that
motion and they were aproved.
Kim read the findings of the by laws review committee. a small discussion followed. Formal
proposals and discussions will happen over the next few months.
The " Who is this" members from last month were Betty Boreman and Sarah McKee.
Janet McFarland showed us how simple household items can be used for our quilting needs.
Wax paper to clean our iron and pants hangers to store our table runners. Thanks Janet!
Barb alerted us that there will be a sewing machine for sale in the next newsletter.
Community Projects- Ruth delivered baby blankets to the pregnancy center, they were very
grateful. Also Orrville hospital would be happy to have a first baby boy/girl quilt for the new year.
Shirley will be making that girl quilt and Jane will be making the boy quilt.
Trips and workshops- The handworkers will be meeting on May the first and Mary Lou will be
doing a demo on wool felting to make little animals and such.
Sarah Bistline is trying to organize a bus trip, cost will be about $45.00 more info to follow.
Laura Noletti will be teaching a machine quilting class on 5/30 from 9:30-2:00 at the church.
Small charge will be applied for supplies.
Picnic. Them is Christmas in July.
Quilt Show meeting at Mary Lous on 4/27 at 7:00PM
The program tonight was given by Jan Householder on her project the Giving Doll. Very
informative and inspiring.
Refreshments followed by Vicky, Becky and Bonnie.
Respectfully submitted by
Kim Panter, secretary

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