Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July Newsletter and June 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: July 11, 2016, 6:00 pm
First Church of God 
1953 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING:                               
Hello, Quilting Crew.  Summer is a great time to travel!  As I am driving back from our summer vacation to Massachusetts and Vermont, I am enjoying the beautiful scenery, especially the Green Mountains. I hope that each of you enjoyed traveling to Washington DC during our June meeting.  Marilyn Nisius shared some interesting patriotic facts and encouraged us to consider making patriotic quilts and donating them to organizations like, Quilts of Valor.  This month we have a patriotic challenge. Use patriotic theme fabric or red, white, and blue fabrics, or a combination of both (all from your fabric stash) to make an item that must be at least 8" square.  The item that you make must be 100% patriotic fabric and/or 100% red, white, and blue fabrics.  If you complete this challenge, you will receive 2 tokens, a star charm and a red pearl 6mm bead.  Can you guess what our next challenge will be? Join us at the picnic to find out. Remember to come at 6:00!  Get out your flip flops and the rest of your beach attire, because I will see you in July at my favorite beach 
as we celebrate a sunny summer of quilting! 😎 Sally

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 or butterfly charm
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. - token is neutral colored chip beads

June: 53 people were at the meeting including 5 guests

OK all you quilters, the time is drawing near for the annual picnic! THE TIME IS 6:00PM.  We will be at the First Church of God, 1953 Cleveland Rd, just as we have been in the past. Remember that this year’s theme is “Beach Party”   There will be 2 contests. One is our usual “anything handmade" with a beach theme.  The second contest is who comes to the picnic best dressed (or outfitted) for a day at the beach. Use your imagination!  We will only be playing 1 game and since we had some much fun with it last year we are going to do the “Fat Quarter Toss” again. So you need to bring 3-5 fat quarters rolled and tied to play. Roll them in a way that will make it easy to toss.

Other than that, what you need to bring is as follows: A dish to share, your OWN place setting , your drink of choice. Keep in mind when choosing your dish the IBPC will NOT be providing meat this year.  And last but certainly not least your happy smiling face!  See you on Monday July 11th AT 6:00PM ! Bring your HAPPY FACE!  Kim and the IBPC

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.  Plan to register at the July meeting!  Any Questions; contact Sarah Bistline

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.

Old Uniontown Quilt Show- (Ashland quilt guild)-  There show will be Friday July 1 from 9-7 and Saturday July 2 from 9 - 5 at Park Street Brethren Church, 619 Park Street, Ashland.  Admission is $4.

Writing on Fabric;
·         Choose a smooth-surface, 100% cotton fabric.  Permanent ink pens perform better on all-cottons than blends
·         Select fabric in a color that allows the ink to show.  Avoid white-on-white prints because the pattern is painted on the fabric rather than dyed.
·         Prewash fabric as cotton fabrics usually contain sizing which acts as a barrier to ink penetration.
·         Use pens made for this purpose
·         Write delicately so no bleeding occurs.  Lines can be made thinker by going over them more than once. 
·         If you don’t like your handwriting; trace what you want after printing it out on the computer
·         Practice on scraps first!

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers workshop will next meet **Friday, July 8, 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:  August 5, 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.

Friday, July 22 & 29, Kim Panter & Sarah Bistline, Tuffet
Saturday, August 13, Sarah Bistline, Sew Together Bag
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.  

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 c. diced watermelon
2 English cucumbers
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
¼ c. crumbled feta
¼ c. mint leaves
  In large salad bowl combine all ingredients except feta and mint.  Toss and chill until ready to serve.  Garnish with feta cheese and mint leaves.

VENDORS: Currently, there are 9 vendors registered for our show in September/October.  Please consider supporting those who will be at 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

June Meeting Minutes:

The meeting opened with the secret officers escorting President Sally to the protium which she opened with everyone singing "My Country Tis of Thee". Then Sally welcomed members and Visitors to the meeting. Happy Birthday was sung to everyone who had a June birthday.  Sally gave thanks to Laura for a great program and show and tell for May.  The Sixth stop in our Stash Busting is Washington DC. Sally said not only is Washington DC full of history, but there are quilt shops throughout the area so the June challenge is Red, White, Blue and Patriotic fabrics. It can be 8x8 or larger and this time it has to be 100% of the colors. A star charm and beads will be given for this Challenge. Shirley gave the treasure report and Lola made a motion to accept and Kim Panter to accept. Workshops: Vicky gave info on the class she was teaching on June 18 from 8::30 To 3:30. Samples of the quilt was on display.  The Tuffet class that Sarah and Kim are teaching will be July 22 and July 29. If anyone
Is planning on taking this class please see Sarah or Kim for s supply list. Sarah gave Info on the bus trip August 25th registration forms and money needs to be turned in by August 10, the trip is $40 and includes lunch. Any questions see Sarah of Janet.
Vicky gave info on the 2017 retreat which is March 31 thru April 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn . The teacher for the Giant Dahlia class will be at the March meeting to discuss the Class with members who wish to take this class. Registration forms and payment can Be given to Tonya Wellert by March 15, 2017.
Mary Lou will make the labels for the baby quilts given to the first babies born in 2017 Kim Panter gave info on the Picnic July 11 which the theme Lets Go to the Beach.  The challenge is anything pretending to the beach and dress is beach wear. The
Picnic starts at 6:00 hope to see you there. Kim will send out a email with more info.  Laura gave info on the quilt show. You may bring any quilts you have made in the Past (2) years. Please let the committee know how many you are bringing and the
Size. There won't be any judging at the show this year. The quilt guild is doing a viewer’s choice and winners will be given an iron on label at the October meeting.  Please bring your quilts on Wednesday and anyone who can help hang the quilts
Please let Laura Know and plan on hanging them on Thursday. The quilts will be hung by clips so you don't have to have a sleeve on the back of your quilts.  There will be demos and 8 Vendors at the quilt show. There won't be any food at
The show. September 28 thru October 1 for set up and show Marilyn gave a interesting program on Patriotic quilts and how the American Flag has entered into the quilts thru out the years and info on the flag There were 5 different groups of helpful hints on making a quilt.  The program ended with show and tell with Laura's class showing. What they Started on the Judy Niemeyer quilt. Then members showed what they were working on and the challenges they have completed.
See you July 11 at the PICNIC

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