Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Newslatter

 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 8, 2016; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

Ahoy, Quilter's! Wow, it is hot this summer! It is a good time to stay in with the air conditioning and quilt! Didn't we have a great time at the picnic?! A special thanks to Kim Panter and her committee for a fun evening at the beach! The food was yummy, the beachwear outrageous, the challenge quilts beautiful, and the game was a blast!! Kathy Ott, we loved those table decorations too! Mary Lou, thank you for taking the fun photos! I hope you all are working on the July challenge! Search your stash for ocean or water fabric or use blue fabric from your stash to make something that is at least 8" square. This item must be 60% water or blue fabric! This challenge is due by December, and the token is a sea shell bead. Wouldn't it be fun to make a beach scene with the challenge fabric?  Then you could embellish it with the shell bead! :) Speaking of shells, at our August meeting, we will be cruising to the Caribbean! Kori Turner-Goodhart, from Olive Grace Studios in Cortland, will be doing a trunk show and sharing about her technique for hand embroidery. Invite a guest to join us for this festive evening! Kori will also be vending, beginning at 6:45, so bring extra cash. You will love her fabric and threads! See you soon on our Carribbean Cruse!  🙂 Sally
 (The past challenges are listed below.)
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 
April - Floral fabrics (60% floral - may add other fabrics from stash) - token is a       
             wooden butterfly button 
May- All Neutral fabrics or neutral fabrics plus one color fabric (must be 50% neutral 
          fabrics) - make an item at least 8" square and receive 3 tokens or make a   
          modern quilt for our quilt show challenge with the above fabrics and receive 
          5 tokens. - tokens are neutral colored chip beads
June - Make one item that is at least 8" square, and it must be made of 100% patriot   
             fabric or red white and blue fabric, all from your stash. You will receive 2 tokens    
             for this - a star charm and a red pearl bead.

45 members attended the July picnic of which 2 are new members.  
Please welcome Rebecca and Roberta Allen!  
Rebecca Allen Roberta Allen
13628 Ridge Road 1118 Mindy Lane
North Royalton, OH 44133 Wooster, OH 44691
Cell; 440-503-0551 HM; 330-237-7122

We will be traveling to three quilt shops starting in the Coshocton area:
1.  Mercantile on Main
2.  A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery- catered Lunch Stop
3.  Lunn Fabrics Lancaster, they will give us a program
There are plans for at least an hour and a 1/2 at each shop so we don’t need to rush.   The shop owners may give us a demo or have a special surprise for us.
We will leave at 8AM from Buehler’s Mill Town employee parking lot (please park behind Buehler’s near the ups store entrance) and should be home by 6:30 PM.  Cost is $40.00 per person with lunch included along with water and snacks.  Registration forms available at the sign-in table.  Last Chance to register is at the August meeting!  Any Questions; contact Sarah Bistline.  Call a friend and join the fun!!

  • Pre-washing Fabrics: When pre-washing fabric that might bleed, include an old white t-shirt or sock in the wash load.  If the shirt or sock remains white, you’ll know the fabric is colorfast
  • To prevent stretching the fabric as you draw around templates, place 220-grit sandpaper under the fabric
  • Agonizing about which fabrics to join while piecing a scrappy project?  Toss all the fabric pieces in the dryer to mix them up.  Then put the fabrics in a paper bag and choose from there.  The resulting blocks will have a random, impromptu pattern
  • On retreats, use a thick pot holder as an ironing surface when pressing small blocks
  • For a quick Gift Exchange Idea; cut 2 ½ wide strips from a variety of fabrics to make your own jelly roll.  Package the strips inside a pint-size canning jar.  Top the jar with a pincushion by covering the canning lid with circles of batting (padded in the middle) and a fabric circle.  

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, August 5, 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:  September 9, October 7, November 11, December 2.
Remaining 2016 TCQs Workshops
Committee:  Vicki Hartzler, Mary Lou Nuzum, Marilyn Nisius
All classes will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Saturday, TCQ Class:  Sew Together Bag, Saturday, August 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Teacher:  Sarah Bistline
Fireside Room * Parkview Christian Church
Sign up at the Welcome Table at the August TCQ’s meeting or
Email if you would like to register for this class.
 Cost will be discussed at the August meeting.

Saturday, October  22*, Tonya Wellert, Hunters Star
*Note change in date.  This class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, November 19, Mary Lou Nuzum, Wool Applique

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.  

2016 QUILT SHOW: Quilt Entry Forms Due at the Meeting!
Members; the Quilt Show committee would like you to include the name of your quilt on your information sheets.  There will also be “story of the quilt” forms available at the August/September meetings.   Each quilt should have a “story”.  This form is to be attached to the quilt using safety pins.  If the quilt has a “right side up” this should be indicated with a pinned on note or painter’s tape spelling out TOP.  
Mary has a “seller’s agreement” for those who want to participate in the boutique.  
We need two cash boxes – one for the boutique and one for the raffle quilt.  Please let Jeri know if you will bring one for the duration of the show.
Mary Lou will update the post on Facebook around September 10.  All guild members are asked to “like” and “share” this post.
Vicky will have the volunteer schedule at the guild meeting
Jeri will have bookmarks at the Aug and Sept meetings for all guild members to pick and share.
Remember to wear a “white” shirt and your name tag at the show to indicate you are a guild member/volunteer.
3 separate challenges for you to try!  

  • Scarlet and Gray Challenge- Two Categories 
    • Quilt/wall-hanging - greater than or equal to 240 inches perimeter 
    • 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 lb. orecchiette pasta
2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
7 oz. basil pesto
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 c. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
    Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water until cool. Meanwhile, cook corn in pasta water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; cut kernels off the cob. In a large mixing bowl mix pesto and avocado; mash lightly using a fork and season with pepper. Toss together with pasta and parsley.
Serve on large platter. Top with corn and garnish with parsley.

AVOCADO SALSA (makes about 4 cups salsa)
1 c. diced red onion
1 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 c. chopped parsley
2 large, ripe avocados, diced
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
    In a large mixing bowl toss together all but avocado.  Just before serving gently toss in avocado. Excellent with fish, chicken or burgers!
extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped fine
1 c. dry white wine
32 oz. chicken or vegetable stock
15-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. sliced zucchini, cut into half moons
2 c. peas
2 c. kale, chopped
1 c. shaved Parmesan
    In a large pot heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and onion, stirring with a wooden spoon, 2 minutes. Add carrots, salt and pepper to taste; cook 2 minutes more. Add white wine and stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in cannellini beans, chopped kale and zucchini; simmer until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes. Just before serving add peas and Parmesan. Stir until warmed through.

VENDORS: Currently, there are 8 vendors registered for our show in September/October.  Please consider supporting those who will be a t the show with your dollars.   
BOUTIQUE: Mary Green is again in charge of the TCQ Boutique booth at the show.  Boutique items can be handmade (machine too) items, "like new" publications, rulers, etc.  Guild will keep 10% of sales. 

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

Kim welcomed everyone to the Beach picnic. Everyone enjoyed a great pot luck dinner.
After dinner Sally welcomed members and visitors. Happy Birthday was sung
to members who had a July birthday. July was our 7th stop in our Stash Busting
Travels The Beach. The challenge for July is Blue Ocean which is 8x8 or larger and
60% made up of a water design. A shell bead will be given for this challenge.
Dot gave the treasure report and Kim Panter made a motion to accept and Lola
2nd it.
Kim and Sarah decided to reschedule the tuffet work shop new dates will be given
later. Sarah gave up date on the bus trip for August 25, so far 20 members have signed
Up but, still need 20 more members. Cost is $40 and will leave at 8.00 am and return
around 6:30.
Ruth gave info on the booth for the fair anyone who would like to help or do a
Demo can talk to her. Ruth will also put community projects on display if anyone
Has any to donate please let her know. The quilt Ruth, Gwen, Kim and Shirley made
For the Wooster Humane Society was displayed at the picnic. Ruth and Shirley
delivered the quilt to Ann Wolf who was very pleased with it.
Laura gave info on the quilt show. Please fill out the forms for the quilts you plan
To enter in the quilt show by August meeting if at all possible. Anyone who can
help with setting up the quilt show please sign up or let the committee know.
Please sell raffle tickets and if you need more see Jane Richardson.
Everyone seemed to have a great time at the picnic with the beach challenge, dressing
For the beach and tossing fat quarters.
Janet sent a card to Barb for passing of her father.
Show and tell ended the picnic with Vicky's class showing what they made and members
showed their June challenge and quilts they are making
Next meeting August 8 is Cruise to the Caribbean. Kori Turner-Goodhart from
Olive Grace Studio Quilt Shop in Cortland will present trunk and vend!
See you there

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