Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Retreat Photos Available


 
I have uploaded 77 pictures from last night’s Christmas party. They can be found here http://treecityquilters.shutterfly.com/  This is the site I have used in the recent past to post guild pictures. If you have registered before, all you need to do is go to this address. Then you should be able to see all the photos.

If you have previously registered but have forgotten your password, just click the "forgot password"   on the sign-in page and Shutterfly will send you an email so you can choose another password.
 
This site is a private group accessible only to guild members and friends. If you haven’t gone to this Shutterfly site before, you will need to register. When you have registered, I will get a notice and I will add your name and you will be able to access the photos anytime you want. Just book mark the address and you can return to it again and again.
 
In addition to the party photos, this site has albums of the charter members of the guild, the Quilters of the Year, and TCQ presidents.

April 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: April 10, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

PRESIDENT’S GREETING: April
Happy April Tree City Quilters!  I really enjoyed Mary Huey last month.  She has a lot of inspiration to get one motivated in our quilting world.  This month I have asked Jeri Fickes to demonstrate her easy way of doing flying geese blocks.  I love this method and they always come our perfect.  Then I would like people to bring what they use in their quilting studio that was not intended for the quilting world.  You may have needed to go to the hardware store to buy it…..that should be fun!  
I have gotten many notes from members that are finishing those UFO’s.  It will be great seeing what members have finished. 

In Stitches, Sarah

UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!
This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:  
1.      WIPS- works in progress
2.      UFO- un finished projects 
3.      Nfufo- nearly finished ufo
4.      BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!
5.      PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!
6.      Wisps – works in slow process
7.      Wivps-- works in very slow process
8.      PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks

As you write down your project give it one of these names.  I will give credit to 4,7 and 8. You must have already have the pattern, some of the fabric, drawings in your head or you are thinking, “how wonderful this will be when it’s done.”  You will get your $5.00 back with your first project done, after that each project done will put your name in a pot and at the end of the year we will draw one name for the remaining funds and a special prize. 
MEMBERSHIP
56 people attended the meeting in March: 49 members and 7 guests
Please welcome our newest member: Gerrie Hotton
6918 Ryan Road, Medina, Ohio 44256  Home phone: 330-722-6623, Cell phone: 330-321-2630
Email: brugerhot@gmail.com  Please add this information to your membership booklet.  

THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS
Thank you very much for our refreshments in April!  Ruth Bishop, Mable Stocker, and Gwen Hoover

Because we will not be serving refreshments at the May Meeting, our 3 volunteers have moved to assist with other months.  Shirley Rodgers will help in August with Jennifer Babcock and Denise Mohler
Carol Remington will help in September with Jolene Dyer and Becky Hamilton
Peggy Hodge will help in October with Cyndee Gamery and Christina Conn
Thank you ladies for being so flexible!!!

25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with a pot luck supper.  Please bring a variety of dishes except dessert!  We will have plates of cupcakes on every table for you.  Beverages can be an item you bring.  There will be a sign up sheet at the April meeting

Your table service will be provided for you that evening.  

2018 QUILT SHOW
The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:
Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)
Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.

TIPS AND TRICKS
Anyone that attended the March meeting heard and saw demonstrated a trick by Mary Huey to release heaving creases in your fabric.  WOW!  It really works!  Hang your fabric up, spray the creases and let it dry.  Creases just fall out of the fabric…..no ironing!  (I didn’t even hang it in the bathroom…just hung it in my basement sewing room and sprayed away)

WORKSHOPS
The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017:  April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.  

ACCUCUT
Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut.  

QUILT SERVICES
Quilting by the MillSarah Bistline 10474 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.  

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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992




Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017
President: Sarah Bistline         Vice President; Kay Nixon
Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash
Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland



Sarah welcomed guests and members to the meeting. Happy Birthday was Sung to members who had birthdays in March.
The secretary report was accepted by Dorris Miller and Kim Panter. Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Kevin Horst and Gail Carter. Kim Panter on the sunshine committee said a card was sent to Lola Franks.

Shirley Rodgers gave a report on the bib workshop, 95 bibs were made and will be given to different nursing homes in the area.  Laura gave info on the Quilt Show for 2018. A sample was showed for the raffle quilt. Anyone who would like to help with the needle turning application Please let Jeri know. As soon as the quilt is finished the raffle tickets will go on sale. There will be a antique quilt section at the show in 2018. Anyone who has any quilts made before 1960 and would like to have them displayed please let Laura know.
Barb gave info on the 25th anniversary pot luck for May. The pot luck will start at 6:00 in May. Table service, dessert will be provided.  A sign up sheet will be passed around at the April meeting as to what you will be bringing.
Vicky gave info on the retreat the end of the March. There are still openings if you wish to attend. You can start setting up at 1 o'clock unless otherwise noted.
Don't forget your UFO due in April to get your $5.00. The May UFO is #5 so let's get those UFO's done.
The next workshop is May 6 which is the impatience paper piecing place Mats. If you are interested sign up or see Laura.
Mary Huey's program on charges in quilting in the past 45 years. She showed Some different quilts she had made and explained the patterns used. She gave a tip how to get creases out of fabric that have been folded for a while
with water. Hang the fabric in the bathroom and spray with water and forget It for a while then it'll be easier to press out. You can fine info on Facebook for different quilt groups and patterns.
The meeting ended with Show and tell.
See you April 10 for Blocks we love to make.


Text Box:  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: April 10, 2017; 7:00 pm

Parkview Church of Christ

1912 Burbank Road

Wooster, OH 44691



PRESIDENT’S GREETING: April

Happy April Tree City Quilters!  I really enjoyed Mary Huey last month.  She has a lot of inspiration to get one motivated in our quilting world.  This month I have asked Jeri Fickes to demonstrate her easy way of doing flying geese blocks.  I love this method and they always come our perfect.  Then I would like people to bring what they use in their quilting studio that was not intended for the quilting world.  You may have needed to go to the hardware store to buy it…..that should be fun!  

I have gotten many notes from members that are finishing those UFO’s.  It will be great seeing what members have finished. 



In Stitches, Sarah



UFO CHALLENGE FOR 2017!

This year’s challenge will be a UFO one   I want you to write 8 projects on two index cards; one for you and one to turn in to me at the February meeting with $5.00.  You can label your projects as follows:  

1.      WIPS- works in progress

2.      UFO- un finished projects 

3.      Nfufo- nearly finished ufo

4.      BBufo- barely begun UFO’s     Whatever YOUR #4 is on the list….It is due by the April Meeting!!!

5.      PIPs- projects in Process          Whatever YOUR #5 is on your list…It is due by the MAY Meeting!

6.      Wisps – works in slow process

7.      Wivps-- works in very slow process

8.      PIGS = projects in Grocery sacks



As you write down your project give it one of these names.  I will give credit to 4,7 and 8. You must have already have the pattern, some of the fabric, drawings in your head or you are thinking, “how wonderful this will be when it’s done.”  You will get your $5.00 back with your first project done, after that each project done will put your name in a pot and at the end of the year we will draw one name for the remaining funds and a special prize. 

MEMBERSHIP

56 people attended the meeting in March: 49 members and 7 guests

Please welcome our newest member: Gerrie Hotton

6918 Ryan Road, Medina, Ohio 44256  Home phone: 330-722-6623, Cell phone: 330-321-2630

Email: brugerhot@gmail.com  Please add this information to your membership booklet.  



THANK YOU; REFRESHMENTS

Thank you very much for our refreshments in April!  Ruth Bishop, Mable Stocker, and Gwen Hoover



Because we will not be serving refreshments at the May Meeting, our 3 volunteers have moved to assist with other months.  Shirley Rodgers will help in August with Jennifer Babcock and Denise Mohler

Carol Remington will help in September with Jolene Dyer and Becky Hamilton

Peggy Hodge will help in October with Cyndee Gamery and Christina Conn

Thank you ladies for being so flexible!!!



25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with a pot luck supper.  Please bring a variety of dishes except dessert!  We will have plates of cupcakes on every table for you.  Beverages can be an item you bring.  There will be a sign up sheet at the April meeting



Your table service will be provided for you that evening.  



2018 QUILT SHOW

The Quilt Show committee met and has begun work on the 2018 Quilt Show!  Two challenges have been designed for the show:

Applique Challenge - Floral Applique Item of your choice.  Hand or machine applique.  Quilter's interpretation.   (The planning team reserves the right to split the entries into more categories as needed.)

Garden Party Challenge- Floral themed item.  The pattern and/or fabric should have a floral design.  (Again, the team reserves the right to split entries into additional categories.)  Quiltmakers' interpretation.



TIPS AND TRICKS

Anyone that attended the March meeting heard and saw demonstrated a trick by Mary Huey to release heaving creases in your fabric.  WOW!  It really works!  Hang your fabric up, spray the creases and let it dry.  Creases just fall out of the fabric…..no ironing!  (I didn’t even hang it in the bathroom…just hung it in my basement sewing room and sprayed away)



WORKSHOPS

The Monthly Ongoing Hand Workers will meet on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 to 11:50 at Parkview Christian Church, in the Fireside Room.  Meeting dates for 2017:  April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.  (These dates are subject to change)  Join us and bring your handwork of any kind (no sewing machines) a small snack to share, and show and tell.  Guests are always welcome.  Contact Sally Kitchen with any questions.  



ACCUCUT

Please see Becky Hamilton if you wish to use the guild’s AccuCut.  



QUILT SERVICES

Quilting by the MillSarah Bistline 10474 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.  



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 specialize in Memory t-shirt quilts and Memory Bears.  I also quilt your tops.   baquilter33@aol.com or 330-988-0992








Tree City Quilters’ Guild; Officers 2017

President: Sarah Bistline         Vice President; Kay Nixon

Secretary; Shirley Rodgers    Treasurer; Bev Fash

Members at Large; Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland





Sarah welcomed guests and members to the meeting. Happy Birthday was Sung to members who had birthdays in March.
The secretary report was accepted by Dorris Miller and Kim Panter. Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Kevin Horst and Gail Carter. Kim Panter on the sunshine committee said a card was sent to Lola Franks.

Shirley Rodgers gave a report on the bib workshop, 95 bibs were made and will be given to different nursing homes in the area.  Laura gave info on the Quilt Show for 2018. A sample was showed for the raffle quilt. Anyone who would like to help with the needle turning application Please let Jeri know. As soon as the quilt is finished the raffle tickets will go on sale. There will be a antique quilt section at the show in 2018. Anyone who has any quilts made before 1960 and would like to have them displayed please let Laura know.
Barb gave info on the 25th anniversary pot luck for May. The pot luck will start at 6:00 in May. Table service, dessert will be provided.  A sign up sheet will be passed around at the April meeting as to what you will be bringing.
Vicky gave info on the retreat the end of the March. There are still openings if you wish to attend. You can start setting up at 1 o'clock unless otherwise noted.
Don't forget your UFO due in April to get your $5.00. The May UFO is #5 so let's get those UFO's done.
The next workshop is May 6 which is the impatience paper piecing place Mats. If you are interested sign up or see Laura.
Mary Huey's program on charges in quilting in the past 45 years. She showed Some different quilts she had made and explained the patterns used. She gave a tip how to get creases out of fabric that have been folded for a while
with water. Hang the fabric in the bathroom and spray with water and forget It for a while then it'll be easier to press out. You can fine info on Facebook for different quilt groups and patterns.
The meeting ended with Show and tell.
See you April 10 for Blocks we love to make.