Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May 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: May 9, 2016, 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691
Hi, Quilting Travelers! Hawaiian Islands were breathtaking  - especially that auction!
Here is the breathtaking part.... We auctioned off 130 items and made $1,630!!  Well done, everyone! :) That will be a huge help for our quilt show!  Eli Troyer did an excellent job, making it fun for all of us!  Thank you all for helping, contributing, and donating to this fun event. We collected $91.90 for Eli's charity.  
April's challenge is to use floral fabric from your fabric stash to make one item that is. at least 8" square.  You may add other fabrics from your stash to make this project, but it must be made with at least 60% floral fabric.  If you complete this challenge and bring it into any of our 'Show and Tells' between now and December, you will receive a token, which is a colorful, wooden, butterfly button.  
Here is a list of the other challenges so far:
Jan. - theme fabric - token is an elephant bead
Feb. - purple & yellow or purple & green fabric (Mardi Gras) - glass bead token
March (2 challenges) plaid or check fabric - glass bead token; 
         Celtic Theme item for a token that's a Celtic Cross or tree of life charm 
In May we will be westward bound to The Badlands in South Dakota! Please bring a "What Was I Thinking Fabric." This is fabric that you have in your stash that you wonder why you ever bought it.  You will not be giving this fabric away! It may or may not have anything to do with our next challenge! 😜 May's program will be presented by Laura Noletti on "Sensational Settings."  See you all next month - Westward Ho!  :o) Sally
Each month Sally is presenting a challenge and passing out beads and/or charm embellishments.  Our challenges are to be made out of our stash fabrics.  Challenges can be turned in monthly or by the December meeting.  Vicky Hartzler and Kathy Ott have the beads and charms and the monthly check list.  
January; use theme fabric, create something 8” or larger / elephant bead
February; use Mardi Gras colors, create something 8” or larger / glass bead
March; use plaid and/or homespun, create something 8” or larger / glass bead
             Create a Celtic block 8” or larger / Tree of Life or Celtic Cross charm
April; use floral fabric, create something 8” or larger / Butterfly Button
Laura Nolletti will be presenting our program this month.  If you participated in the block exchange and have already sewn a quilt with the blocks set in an interesting design, please bring it to share with the group
April: 52 people were at the meeting plus 1 guest and 2 new members
Let’s welcome Jennifer and Garold.  Please add their information to your membership booklet.  
Jennifer Babcock                                 Garold McGuire, Jr.                
2551 Taylor Road                                1924 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691                            Wooster, OH 44691
Cell; 330-464-2985                             330-621-2806
September 13                         
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.
·         When planning fabrics for a project, cut a small swatch of each fabric, chain piece the swatches together and label them.  Wear the swatches around your neck for easy access while shopping for matching threads or complementary fabrics
·         If residue from basting spray or a glue stick builds up on your needle, wipe it off with rubbing alcohol.  
·         Need inspiration?  When designing a block or a quilt look to architectural features for ideas.  Visit local hotels and take a look at their carpets.  Take pictures with your phone and you will have your ideas at hand!  
·         Once you’ve determined the block placement in a quilt, take a picture of the layout with your phone.  Look at the picture to make sure you still love the layout as having a different perspective can sometimes make you see things you haven’t before.  Once your layout is final, refer to the image as you sew to ensure the blocks remain in their desired positions. 
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, May 6, 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:  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
Saturday, May 7 & 14             Judy Niemeyer’s Prismatic Star with Laura Nolletti
(You must be signed up for this class already)
Saturday, June 18                    Pansies in Paradise with Vicki Hartzler
Fridays July 23 & 30                            Tuffet with Kim Panter and Sarah Bistline
Saturday, August 13                Sew Together Bag with Sarah Bistline
Saturday, October 29              Hunter’s Star with Tonya Wellert
Saturday, November 19          Wool Applique with Mary Lou Nuzum
The Christmas Party committee has announced that the challenge for this year is a “wrapped present”.  Your decision as to what form you present this challenge!  Also, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, the limit is $15 and there are no restrictions regarding the gifts.  
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! 
4 - boneless chicken breasts 
1 onion, sliced thin 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
  Sauté these in olive oil until onion is tender and chicken is beginning to turn golden.  At this point add white wine to cover chicken. Cover pan and simmer 25-30 minutes, until chicken is done.  Remove chicken to platter and keep warm in oven. To wine sauce add: 1 pt. sour cream, 8 oz fresh sliced mushrooms, 2 cups sliced seedless grapes, halved.  Heat through.  Pour over chicken on platter and serve with rice or pasta.
1 Boboli ready-to-use pizza crust
1-1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, squeezed dry
1-2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 lb thinly sliced corned beef, chopped
3/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
  Spread dressing across pizza crust. Top with sauerkraut, corned beef and cheese. Bake in 400* oven 20 min or until golden and bubbly.
1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup skim milk
3T flour
½ cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup white wine
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
½ tsp oregano
  In large skillet sauté ground beef and onion.  Drain. In small saucepan thicken milk with flour, stirring constantly over medium heat. Add cheese, wine, mushrooms, oregano, plus salt and pepper to taste. Stir until smooth and add to meat mixture. Heat through and serve over cooked noodles or rice.
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.  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.  
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.  baquilter33@aol.com 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

Sally welcomed members and visitors to the April meeting with Happy Sibling day and ALOHA. Sally thanked Marilyn and Mary Lou for the Wool program at the March meeting. Also she thanked Jane Richardson, Bev Fash and Dot Anderson
For the audit of the clubs books. Happy Birthday was sung to the April birthdays.

The 4th stop in our Stash Busting--HAWAII ISLANDS with the challenge being floral, anything 8x8 or larger with 60% of the floral fabric. A butterfly button will be given for this challenge. Sally went over the past challenges which can be done
monthly or can be done by December

The club is still looking for volunteers to help on the hospitality committee.

The Quilt Show will be here before we know it. Keep quilting and selling raffle tickets. Anyone who wishes to put up a poster or book marks can pick them up at the meetings. Keep saving magazines for the quilt show.

No frills retreat at Barry's barn April 23 & 24.  The 2017 Quilt retreat will be March 31 and May 1 & 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  The classes offered are GIANT DEHLIA and RAINBOW SWIRLS. Registration forms will be available soon.

Sunshine committee sent cards to Mary Green who thanked the guild and everyone For the cards she received.

Laura Nolletti will teach a Judy Niemeyer quilt class May 7 and 14. If you would like to take the class contact Laura.

Ruth Bishop gave info on the quilts she gave to different organizations.

The auction was a great success. Auctioneer Eli Troyer did a GREAT JOB. We had patterns, fabric, serger, yarn, thread and lots more. The members enjoyed it very much.

Dorris accepted the treasure report and Lola 2nd it.  The meeting ended show and tell.

See you May 9 with the 5th challenge being Badlands.

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