Wednesday, May 24, 2017

June 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: June 12, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

Welcome to June, Tree City Quilters!  What a great Party we had at our May meeting, I was so happy to see former members come and enjoy our company. I hope they will decide to come back as members.  I want to thank the 25th year committee for all their hard work. And Jane for the wonderful pins.  And with a new Tree City Quilt.
For our June meeting I have a friend of mine Nancy Tester coming to give us a trunk show of her wonderful wool quilts. She has taken lessons from Sue Spargo and joined her monthly projects group. Sit back and enjoy her wool and hand embroidery embellished quilts. Nancy is willing to do a workshop if anyone is interested.  
In Stitches, Sarah B.
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   Whatever YOUR #2 is on the list….It is due by the JULY Meeting
3. Nfufo- nearly finished ufo  Whatever YOUR #3 is on the list….It is due by the JUNE Meeting!!
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. 
We had 67 people attend our May 25th Anniversary Celebration meeting!  63 members and 4 guests.  

A big thank you to Sally Kitchen, Betty Boreman, and Sandy Gordon for our June refreshments!  

In celebration of the guilds’ 25th anniversary, Mary Green, Cyndee Gamery, and Gloria Cantleberry have obtained the middle display case.  The display will be up June 1 – the 29th.  Go take a look!  Take your family and friends…spread the word!  

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.

Attend as many educational events that you can afford!  Ask questions of your fellow quilt guild friends.  
Experiment with small projects; try a beautiful rayon thread, or combine a metallic thread with a normal thread, try a heavier thread……see what you like and what works for you!  
Sew table runners to try out patterns and quilting.  They’re small and easy to finish.  
Create a regular sewing date with 1 or 2 friends.  Then, stick to those dates.  You’ll soon finish a project.
If you have 10 minutes; wind bobbins
If you have 15 minutes, cut out pieces for your new quilt

1 c. white rice
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, quartered
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c. dry white wine 
1 c. low-sodium chicken stock
1/4 c. heavy cream
2 c. frozen peas
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
   Preheat oven to 450º. Prepare rice according to package directions, less 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a medium mixing bowl, drizzle olive oil over chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until golden all over, 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and heat over medium. Add garlic and onions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add wine, chicken stock, heavy cream, salt and pepper; bring to a boil and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Add chicken (and juices from the plate), cooked rice, peas, parsley, and 1 cup Parmesan. Bake until heated through, about 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

2-4 medium zucchini, washed, ends removed and sliced lengthwise into 1/2" slices
olive oil, salt, pepper, shaved Parmesan cheese
 Brush both sides of zucchini slices lightly with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Place on hot grill 3-4 minutes per side. Place on serving platter and sprinkle generously with shaved Parmesan.

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2  tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cups arugula
2 cups baby spinach
1 small red onion thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
2 cups bite-sized watermelon chunks
   Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a bit of salt together. In large salad bowl toss all ingredients with the dressing. Serve chilled.

Twisted 4-Patch Table runner:  Saturday, June 24
Christmas Tree applique: Saturday July 22
August Bus Trip: watch for date and details!
Let’s Go Somewhere Sewing!  September 22 & 23
Dresden Plate Handbag: November 4

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:  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.  

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

Quilting by the Mill, Sarah 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. 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

The Tree City Quilters' Guild celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a great potluck dinner. Sarah welcomed members and guests. Happy birthday was sung to members who had May birthdays.  Barb Byler introduced the charter members of the guild Jeri Fickes, Gwen Alaura Hoover, Mary Lou Nuzum and Mabel Stocker. Mary Lou told how the guild started and grew to what it is today.  The 25th Anniversary Committee did a Great Job in planning and making the evening a great success. The 25th pins given out were very nice, wear
it on your name tag. The committee unveiled the quilt they made for the guild. Thanks to everyone who designed and worked on it and Kim Panter for quilting it.  The UFO for June is #3 and the UFO for July is #2. Keep working on your UFO's ladies.  Laura gave info on the Quilt Show being on Facebook so let your friends 
know it will be April of 2018. Also we will the Boutique again with Mary Green in charge. So if you are planning on making items to sell let her know. 10% of the sales go to the guild.  Mary Mahoney gave info on workshops coming up. Look for sign up sheets at the June meeting. Samples were showed of the items being taught.
A bus trip is planned for August more info to follow.  Kay gave info on the Let's Go Somewhere Sewing September 23-24 a two day get together. If you are interested be sure and sign up cost is $10 a day 
and if you wish to spend the night we have a place to stay. Which will be about $25 for the night depending on how many will stay.  Michelle gave info on the no frills retreat for March 2018. If you would like to
help plan this please let her know.  Kennetta said the challenge for the July picnic will be Rain Bows. You can
make whatever you want as long as it has a rainbow 🌈 in it somewhere.  Shirley said 120 bibs and 18 quilts were given out to local health care groups.  Laura's place mats class showed their finished projects. 
The meeting ended with Show and tell, great work ladies.  See you in June for a Trunk Show with Nancy Tester

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