Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August Newsletter

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: August 10, 2015; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691
AUGUST MEETING: Tuscawarus County Barn Quilts
Guest speaker Chris Kendle with the Tuscarawas County Extension Office presenting a program on that County’s Quilt Squares Trail.  Lots of pictures and very interesting!  Our speaker will be first on our agenda with the meeting coming afterwards.  Hope to see you at the meeting!
August is National What will be your legacy? Month.  Get those quilts done and gifted to your families for your lasting legacy!  
July attendance:  34 people were at the picnic.  Mary Lou has posted pictures; check them out!  
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.    
Someone in our guild spoke with Joy and Brenda Troyer about a whole cloth quilt pattern with appliqued Dogwood flowers.  Barb Byler has the pattern: please ask and it is yours!  
A Singer Red-Eye Treadle Sewing Machine, Model 66-1.  Born November 3, 1920, serial # G8458235.  This machine is in very good condition, the decals are not worn off and there are no pin marks on the arm of the machine.  It is missing the little metal needle bar thread guide, but sews very nicely without it.  Stitches are nice and even on the top and bottom.  The cabinet is also in very good condition, not missing any parts.  Included with this machine are 2 new belts, 7 bobbins, 5 additional presser feet, plus a seam guide.  The original book is with it, but I also have a printed copy from the Singer company.  Considering the wonderful condition this machine/cabinet are in, I am asking $350.  You may contact me at 330-201-1889 or  Thank you!  Carol
Pictures are on the last page
Ruth Bishop is organizing the Fair domos for this year.  Anyone interested in demonstrating an aspect of quilting should contact Ruth and become part of the group!  This is a fun way to meet people and let them know about the great art of quilting as well as grow our membership.  
Attached is a flyer about Ashland University Theatre's fall production of the musical Quilters.  We have received interest from other quilt groups in surrounding counties and wanted to make sure your organization was aware of it, too. We do have a discount rate for groups of  10 or more at $8 per ticket instead of the regular $12 adult rate. Please do not hesitate to contact me for tickets or more information.  Thank you for your help.
Flyer on the last page!  
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.  
A marvelous stress-free day trip with great company to 4 stores!  8 am – appx. 6:30 pm.  Registration forms are available at the sign-in table.  Deadline for registration is August 10; ask a friend to join you!  
·         $45 per person
·         Lunch is included along with water and snacks on the bus
·         Leaving from the Buehler’s Milltown employee parking lot at 8 am.  This parking lot is behind the store.  Please park far back to leave room for the employees.  
·         Turn in your registration form to Sarah Bistline by August 10
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!!
I have lived in NY, and California.  I have traveled to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, and all over the USA.  I enjoy knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and I have won a viewer’s choice ribbon!  I worked as a medical secretary and at one time owned my own shop.  
Who Is This?  Send your answers to Barb!! 
July Mystery Member was Sue Jusli guessed first by Denise Mohler!  Congratulations Denise!    
·         In addition to the usual information, transfer a photo of yourself onto the quilt label as documentation.  Think how much fun it will be years later to see how you looked when you completed the quilt!
·         Make metallic threads less likely to separate by sliding the leading inch or so across a glue stick.
·         Use a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to clean your scissor blades and rotary cutter blades.
·         If you accidentally get machine oil on your quilt top, work some dry cornstarch into the spots to absorb the oil.  Then, brush the cornstarch away with a soft, clean brush.  
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!!!  
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!  
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 August 7, from 9 – 11:50.  Please bring a snack and your handwork.  Prepare for great fun!  Guests are welcome.  Call Sally Kitchen if you have any questions.  
·         2 Color Ombre Bargello with Vicky Hartzler will be Saturday, August 22, 9:30 – 3:30.  
·         Tote Bag with Kim Panter will be in September or October: Stay tuned for when and where!
·         String Quilt workshop with Mary Lou Nuzum will be this fall: stay tuned for when and where!
·         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:
·         Coshocton Canal Quilters presents its 28th Annual Show “Under the Stars” August 7 – 9, 2015 at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church
·         Quilt National ’15 is the nineteenth international juried exhibition of 84 innovative quilts at The Dariy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio until September 7, 2015.
3 separate challenges for you to try!  
·         Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
o   Quilt/wallhanging - greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter 
o   Other- accessory, clothing or small wall hanging, less than 239 inches perimeter 
Rules- Must be greater than or equal to 50% Red and Gray; You can only use Black and White as the other colors in the quilt. 
·         Modern Quilt Challenge 
Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.  Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.  These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; improvisational piecing, minimalism; expansive negative space; and alternate grid work" (quilting patterns).   
For the show, everyone is encouraged to try something different.  Entries will not be disqualified if attempts are made to try something different that could be considered modern.  This is more for fun than to have to adhere to strict rules.  Have fun with it! 
SWEET POTATO SALAD (8-10 servings) 
2 lbs sweet potatoes 
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 
2 tsp Dijon mustard 
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 
1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery 
8 green onions, sliced 
1/4 cup sweet relish 
salt, pepper 
  Place potatoes in large saucepan and cover with water.  Cover pan and boil gently 35-40 minutes until just done.  Drain, cool, peel and dice.  In large bowl combine remaining ingredients and stir together.  Add sweet potatoes and stir gently to mix.  Refrigerate until ready to eat. 
4-6 ears of corn, steamed or roasted and corn removed 
1 cup chopped, seeded tomatoes of your choice 
2 avocados, diced 
1 cup chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley 
1 yellow/orange/red bell pepper 
1/2 cup sliced black olives 
1/2 cup chopped red onion 
juice of 1 lime 
1/4 cup olive oil 
  Mix together gently and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Good on EVERYTHING!
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! 
Barb’s Bobbin Box Sewing; 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

Text Box:
book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
lyrics and music by Barbara Damashek
Based on "The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art" by Patricia Cooper & Norma Bradley Allen
directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames
A heart-warming celebration of American womanhood, Quiltersdepicts the courage and spirit of our nation’s pioneer women. Music, dance and drama transform the harsh realities of frontier life into a Legacy Quilt containing blocks of familiar patterns like the Lone Star, the Log Cabin and the Double Wedding Ring. The pieces of these women’s lives are stitched together with love, laughter and tenderness to tell a story of survival, fellowship and family values on the road West.
October 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m.
October 11 at 2 p.m.
Hugo Young Theatre
Tickets:$12 Adult| $10 AU Alumni/Faculty/Staff, Senior Citizen $8 Group of 10 or more at $12 or $10 rate $5 Non-AU Student| $2 AU Student Box Begin September 8
Ashland University Theatre presents