Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 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: July 10, 2017; 6:00 pm
First Church of God 
1953 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Welcome TCQ's to July!  Its time for summer reunions, picnics and Fireworks. I am looking forward to our picnic as it is always a fun night…. just to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Remember that you can wait until our August meeting to bring your July UFO unless you can’t wait then bring it to the picnic, everyone will be glad to see your finished project. 
Talking about UFO’s I was finishing a quilt that I started years ago, I could not find the pattern so I could finish the border so I straightened my sewing cupboards and found lots of UFO’s waiting for the finishing touches, and yea I found the pattern so I can finish the quilt. It’s always great to see an end to a project that was started years ago.
Janet and I are working on the bus trip.  We will be going to Quilt National and to one quilt shop in Nelsonville, Ohio.  This will fill up our whole day as it is almost a three hour drive but it will be worth the trip. I have just a few logistics to finish up; very exciting!   

In Stiches
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 Whatever YOUR #1 is on the list…..It is due at the AUGUST meeting!
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 51 people attend our June meeting!  48 members and 3 guests.  
Please welcome our newest member: Joyce Bauer
2703 Eastwood Drive
Wooster, OH 44691
HM: 330-264-2829

It’s picnic time!  Please bring a dish to share and come enjoy everyone’s company!  There will be games and loads of fun for all!  The committee is providing place settings and beverages.  Please bring 5 fat quarters to play games with…and your completed challenge piece if you have one.  This year’s challenge theme was rainbows.  See you there!  NOTICE WHERE WE MEET!  The address and name are provided above.  

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.

Kay Nixon has created the signup sheets for the 2018 guild committees.  Please look at them and sign up for a committee or two!  Easiest way to get to know more members…….just sayin!  
2018 Audit
Christmas Party
Community Projects
Quilter of the Year
2019 Retreat

3 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 lb. spaghetti
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
   Preheat oven to 450°. On a rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment paper add cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil and toss together with garlic and oregano. Bake until tomatoes are blistered, 10 minutes. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain in a colander, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Set aside while finishing the sauce. Place stock pot over medium heat and add 1/4 cup olive oil. Add red pepper flakes, then transfer blistered tomato mixture (including all tomato juices) and 1/4 cup pasta water to pot. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. Add back spaghetti and toss together until warmed through, then mix in parsley. Add additional pasta water if needed to create more sauce.

1 lb. orecchiette pasta (little ears)
2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
7 oz. basil pesto
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 c. chopped fresh 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 more parsley.

1 lb. Lasagna
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp. cumin
1/4 c. chopped pickled jalapeños
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup water
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 c. Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
2 c. pico de gallo, room temperature
   Preheat oven to 400°. (There is no need to cook the lasagna noodles!) In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil. Cook garlic and onions for about 2 minutes, then stir in cumin, jalapeños and beef. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in water and tomatoes and simmer for 2 minutes, then mix in cilantro. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together both cheeses and set aside. In a lasagna pan, or large sheet cake pan, spread a thin layer of meat sauce. Place lasagna noodles in an even layer on top, then spread with meat sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat with second layer of noodles, covering noodles to the edges with remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining cheese. Bake until warmed through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Top with pico de gallo and garnish with cilantro.

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: 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

Sarah welcomed members and visitors to the June meeting. Happy birthday was Sung to members who had a June birthday. The secretary's report was accepted by Dot and 2nd by Jeri. Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Laura and 2nd by Lorie. Thank you notes were read from the care centers that were given the clothing protectors.
Laura gave info on selling raffle tickets at the Expro in Cleveland April 5,6, and 7 Of April 2018. If you are interested you need to be able to stay for four hours,  let Laura know.
Mary gave info on Jane's work shop June 24. Jane showed a sample of the Table runner and gave info on what was needed. From 9:30 to 3:30 in the Fireside room at the church. Other workshops July 22 Christmas in July and
November 4 purse class.  Kennetta gave info on the July picnic which starts at 6:00. Table settings and
drinks will be provided, also bring 5 fat quarters for a fun game. Rainbow 🌈 Is the challenge for the picnic. Hope to see you there.
Kay gave info on the Somewhere Sewing retreat September 23-24 cost is $10 per day plus $25 if you are planning on staying over night.  Sarah said the bus trip is scheduled for August 17. More info later.  Michelle gave info on the no frills retreat March 17 & 18 2018. It will be held at the Gault house at Wooster college more info to follow.
The UFO for August is #1 and July UFO #2 has been moved to August due to the picnic per Sarah. 
UFO'S were showed by members and then regular show and tell from everyone.  The program was presented by Nancy Tester trunk show. Very interesting work with wool appliqué and different useful totes 👜 you can make and
Wall hangings. Hope to see you in July for the picnic at the Church on Akron Rd at 6:00Ju

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