Wednesday, April 13, 2016

March 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: March 14, 2016, 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691
Hey, Quilting Friends, "Sut mae!" That means, "hello", in Welsh! Are you ready for our third stop in our Stash Busting travels?  In March, we will be traveling to Ireland, Scotland and Wales! Hmmmm? Wonder what the March challenge will be?  We had a wild time at our Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans last month and, hopefully, you are now working on the purple & green, or purple and yellow, or purple, green and yellow challenge. This challenge must be made from at least 2 fabrics in your fabric stash in one of the above color choices.  Remember that all the fabric in your challenge must be from your fabric stash.  The item you make should be at least 65% of the combined colors that you have chosen and at least 8" square or larger.  This item (purse, vest, quilt etc...) is due at the December meeting or earlier.  Bring in your finished project to the guild's show and tell to receive your token, which is a sparkling purple/yellow & green glass bead for your token pouch.  At our last meeting, 40 quilters received heart charms for completing the one time challenge of sharing your stash, and 17 members received the elephant charm for completing the theme fabric challenge. "Go raibh maith" or "thank you" in Irish to all who participated! Keep working everyone, and bust that stash!! In March, Marilyn Nisius, Mary Lou Nuzum and I will present the program, Wonderful Wool. "Tioraidh" - that's Scottish for, "Goodbye!" See you in March!  For those who are in need of a fabric stash, please email me, because we want to share our stash with you. If you signed my list at the last meeting, there is no need to email me. Thanks! Sally ( Sally
Don’t forget to return with your completed blocks ready to pick up your box!!   Any questions, ask Laura at
February:  48  people were at the meeting.   We now have 70 members!
Gained 2 new members and 2 former members re-joined.  Please add these people to your membership booklets.  
Frank Meshew                       Judy Hinkle                             
1514 Bend tree                       32 Monique Circle
Wooster, OH 44691                Marshallville, OH 44645
HM: 330-263-1832                  HM: 330-855-1362
CELL; 330-466-3211                CELL; 330-465-2348
February 3                               April 1
Jim Rawdon
840 Harrison Avenue
Akron, OH 44314
CELL; 330-472-0473                               
MEMBERSHIP BOOKLET CORRECTIONS: Please make these corrections in your book.  
The September meeting is incorrectly listed as September 12…because of the Fair, we meet the 3rd Monday in September, the 19th.  
Hospitality committee needs at least one more member to help them greet everyone as they arrive at our meetings each month.  If you can help on this committee (you would need to be able to arrive early to our meetings) please email or call Betty Boreman, the chairman, or Sally Kitchen.
If you’d like to take the Necktie Purse class offered Saturday March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., please email Mary Mahoney no later than Tuesday March 1st.  Price is only $13! This is a fun little project, come join us.
The April meeting will be an auction to benefit our Quilt Show.  Please begin to gather items into baskets or packages.  What are you cleaning out of your sewing room?  
·         Choose the applique technique that you love, and remember that you can alter any pattern to be compatible with the method you prefer. 
·         To store an 18 X 24” cutting matt, use a skirt hanger with clamps.  It keeps the matt warp-free and out of the way.
·         A flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth makes a perfect design wall.  Reinforce several areas at the top of the tablecloth with duct tape on the vinyl side.  Cut slits through the tape and the tablecloth for hanging. 
·         When ironing/pressing bias seams; let them cool in place after pressing before moving them.  It prevents distortion of the bias edges. 
Dear Quilt Guild,
Your overwhelming response to making cards during our February meeting, resulted in 96 cards. What an awesome, creative group you are!! Thank you from the Sunshine Committee.
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, March 4 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.  Future Dates:  April 1, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 2.
2016 TCQs Workshop Schedule
Committee: Vicki Hartzler, Mary Lou Nuzum, Marilyn Nisius
All classes will be held at PCC; dates subject to final approval by Parkview
February; date TBD                 Community Projects with Ruth bishop, Janice Miller, and Shirley Rodgers
Saturday, March 5:                 Necktie Purse with Mary Mahoney
Saturday, May 7 & 14             Judy Niemeyer’s Prismatic Star with Laura Nolletti
Saturday, June 18                    Pansies in Paradise with Vicki Hartzler
July; date TBD                         Tuffet with Kim Panter
Saturday, August 13                Lg. Bag with Sarah Bistline
Saturday, November 19          Wool Applique with Mary Lou Nuzum
Workshops; continued
March 16-19, 2016: Quiltweek in Lancaster, PA.  More information at
March 17-20, 2016: Spring Training Camp; Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WVA; www.pegspatches,com
April 15 – 17, 2016:  Stitches in Bloom at Punderson State Park Manor House. 
There will be two classes offered and an open hand sewing studio time for those wanting to bring projects already started. Deadline for registration is December 1, 2015.  Any questions, please contact Felice Troutman: 330-931-1184
3 separate challenges for you to try!  
·         Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
o   Quilt/wall-hanging - 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! 
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
4 green onions, chopped
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and diced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 9x13" baking dish or pan with foil, spray foil with non-stick spray. Measure 1/4 cup mustard in a glass cup measure, add teryiaki sauce to make 1/2 cup total. Stir to blend and pour mixture over chicken in pan. Sprinkle with mushrooms, onions and red peppers. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese; bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is done.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
4-5 cups torn spinach leaves
1 Granny Smith apple cored and chopped in chunks.  (leave peel on)
1 T lemon juice
  Sprinkle lemon juice over chopped apple chunks and toss well.  Combine all ingredients, toss, chill and serve.
Hello Fellow Quilters!
We are getting ready to hang our 14th Sunbury Piece Corps quilt show! We need your help. Would you be willing to email or contact every quilter that you know to tell them about our show? It is going to be on Saturday, April 16th at the Sunbury United Methodist Church from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Our fundraiser quilt this year supports The American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" -- the women's heart health initiative. We invite you and your guild members to come and enjoy the quilts and camaraderie.
There will be several local vendors and lunch will be available. Along with our display of over 100 quilts, we are planning demos, displays of charity projects, and a showing of story quilts. You will not want to miss our boutique of quilted items. And for the bargain hunters, we will have all kinds of donated fabric and quilt supplies in our “Granny's Attic”. Admission is a $4 donation. 
We are located in Sunbury on the Northeast  corner of Route 3 and Routes 36/37. From highway 270, drive up Route 3 through Westerville or from highway 71, use exit 131 and drive 4 miles east on route 36/37. (We are 10 miles north of the Columbus Polaris Road exit.)
For more information, contact us at
Please read the bylaws at the end of this newsletter.  We will vote as a guild to either accept or reject them. Thank you!!
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 330-988-0992
Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2016
President: Sally Kitchen          Vice President; Sarah Bistline
Secretary; Kim Panter    Treasurer; Dot Anderson
Members at Large; Vicky Hartzler and Kathy Ott
February Minutes
Mardi gras came to the Tree city Quilt Guild with Sally leading the parade with the Officers and committee members. Bead necklaces and doubloons were given to the members.
Sally called the meeting to order at 7 and welcomed visitors and members. Happy Birthday was sung to members who celebrate their birthday this month. The Hospitality committee was introduced and anyone who would like to join this
Committee can see Betty Boreman or Sally. You need to be able to come early if you decide you would like to help.
The. 2nd Stop on Stash Busting is Mardi gras challenge using purple, green and yellow which needs to be more than half of your project. A bead will be given those who decide to do the challenge. Vicky gave out elephant beads to those that did the January challenge.
Correction to January minutes the elephant bead was for January not February.
Dot gave the treasure report.
Jeri Fickes gave information on the quilt show no judging and the quilts will be hung In categories for voting. The quilt show is September 30 from 9-7 and October 1 from 9-3:30. Jane Richardson passed out raffle tickets for the quilt that is being raffled off. Tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. The name of the quilt is Lady of the Lake and it is Queen size. If you have any questions see Sarah or Jane.
Kim Panter gave information on the no frills retreat April 23 &24 8-8 on Saturday and 8-5 on Sunday at Barry's barn. March 15 is the dead line to register. Members who signed up for the classes taught by Kim and Jane will be given a
list of supplies needed. Kim was going to let Sue Smucker know that some members had problems opening the registration form.
Vicky Hartzler gave information on the quilt retreat that will be held March 31and April 1 &2 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The classes planned are Giant Dahlia and Rainbow Swirls.
April meeting will be the auction to help fund the quilt show. Anything you are planning to donate for the auction please bundle attractively and put a 3x5 index card with your name or anonymous on it listing the items to help the auctioneer.
Tree City Quilt Guild is a member of NEORQC which meets 3 times a year. The first Meeting is March 5 from 10-2 at Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be a pot luck lunch, show and tell and a chance to meet new quilters and share different ideas.
In June we will vote on the bylaws for NEORQC.
Ruth Bishop gave information on the service project class making I Spy Quilts and Larger ones for older kids and adults.
Mary Mahoney gave information on the necktie purse scheduled for March 5 from 10-4 in the fireside room at the church. Cost is $12.00 a supply list and Samples were on the hospitality table.
The Sunshine Committee was the program for the evening with members making fabric cards to be given to anyone that's needs cheering up. Thanks Janet, Lola and Kay.
Laura gave out the last of the pizza box exchanges. Be sure and bring them to the March meeting to be given back to their owners.
Show and tell started with Kathy Ott and the ladies who took her Stix and Stones class to show off their quilt tops. Then members showed off their January challenge and other projects.
See you at the March meeting which will be Tour Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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