Friday, September 8, 2017

September 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: September 18, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

Hello Tree City Quilters
We are in the mist of all the area county fairs were we can show off all our projects to the many people and maybe with our project they can be inspired to make a quilt, bake something yummy or grow some showy flowers. With this I will remind you that our meeting is on September the 18th this month.
Our guest speaker is Kim Humrichouse showing her little quilts. I have not seen her quilts but I have heard they are very special.
This month with your UFO I think its Number 1 on your list. We had two numbers left 7 & 8 and the next two months will be your choice of which number you bring to show finished.
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.

57 people attended the meeting in August; 55 members and 2 guests.

A BIG thank you to the refreshment committee: Jolene Dyer and Carol Remington

MUTTON HILL QUILT SHOW:  Volunteers Anyone?
The quilt show planning team/raffle quilt team is looking for a few volunteers to go to the Mutton Hill Show in Akron on October 13 and or 14.  We will be selling raffle tickets.  We hope to carpool to the show with a couple people working the morning shift while others enjoy the show and then trade places for the afternoon.  Please see Jeri Fickes or Laura Nolletti if interested.
REMINDER:  You can get more raffle tickets and more bookmarks from Laura at the  guild meeting.

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.

September 7 thru 17 - Mariemont, OH. "New Works in Fiber" by Larry McKenney at the Barn at The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont OH 45227 Tues-Friday 10am-5pm and Sat and Sun from 1-4 pm. Admission free and onsite parking available.
Friday & Saturday, Sept 22 (10a-5p) & 23 (10a-4p) - Ross County Quilt Guild Show, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Corner Hickory & Main Street Chillicothe, OH. Quilts, demonstrations, presentations, door prizes, vendors, & raffle quilt.
Friday & Saturday, October 6-7 - Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild Show. Bryn Du Mansion Fieldhouse, 537 Jones Road, Granville, OH. Friday hours 10a-7p, Saturday hours 10a-5p. Admission $6; Seniors $5.
Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8 - Mount Gilead, Ohio. Morrow County Quilting Guild's "Garden of Quilts" Quilt Show, Park Ave. Elementary School Gym. Hours 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday, raffle quilt, sale table, honored quilter, free-will donation at door.
Friday-Saturday, October 13 (9a-5p) -14 (9a-3p)- Ohio One Stop Shop Hop, Dayton, OH. Wright State University, Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH. Admission $5. Over 35 vendors, food, quilts, hourly door prizes.
Friday & Saturday, October 20-21 - Dover, OH. Ohio Valley Quilt Guild Show. First United Methodist Church of Dover, 1725 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover. Friday hours 10a-5p, Saturday hours 10a-3p.

2-3 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
1 T rosemary leaves
 Place chicken in crock pot. Mix together all other ingredients and pour over top. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Serve with rice or pasta

JOY'S AMAZING CROCK-POT CANDY (a HUGE hit at the Mystery!!)
16 oz. unsalted dry roasted peanuts
16 oz. salted dry roasted peanuts
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bits
4 oz. German chocolate (mine said German sweet chocolate on package)
32 oz. white almond bark
Put peanuts in bottom of crockpot; add all other ingredients on top. Cook on low setting for 1 ½ - 2 hours. Place rounded spoonful onto wax paper and allow to cool.

4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon light butter
6 oz uncooked wheat orzo pasta
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth
1 cup fresh asparagus spears cut into 1" pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
   Combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a small dish and stir to combine. Place the chicken pieces in a gallon zip-top bag and add the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake/massage it around until the chicken pieces are coated. In a large saute pan, bring the oil over medium heat and then add the chicken. Stir to coat with the oil and then cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken pieces are cooked through and begin to brown. Transfer the cooked chicken to a side plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Wipe out the inside of the skillet. Place the skillet back over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted, add the orzo to the pan and stir to coat. Spread the orzo across the surface of the pan and allow it to cook for 2 minutes until a few of the orzo pieces begin to brown. Add the garlic to the pan and stir. Allow to cook for another minute. Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low to simmer and cover the pan. Simmer covered for 4-5 minutes and then add the asparagus. Stir and re-cover. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir. Add the lemon juice, tomatoes and basil along with salt to taste. Stir together and then add the reserved chicken to the pan. Stir to combine and serve
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: 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

Minutes: August Meeting
Sarah Welcomed members, guests and new members to the meeting. Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰ was sung to members who had August birthday.  Secretary report was accepted by Kay and Kim with the correction to the retreat at Somewhere Sewing dates which are September 23 & 24.  Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Nancy and Carol.  Kim sent cards to members who weren't feeling well.  The bus 🚌 trip is August 24 still time to go let Sarah know if you would like to go.

Quilts for the first boy and girl born January 2018 are from Pat Hall and Dot Anderson and quilted by Sarah. 😊 Thank you .

The Raffle Quilt was entered in the fair by Jeri and won 2nd place.  Great Job ladies.

Kay showed the bag that can be made at the Let's Go Somewhere Sewing retreat. Anyone who wishes to attend let Kay know. It is
$10 a day.

Marilyn had members show off the Christmas πŸŽ„ wall hanging they made in class.

Michele gave info on the No Frills retreat for March 2018. Kay made a motion to gave a $100.00 to help pay for the rental if needed.
Members voted to do this.

The Dresden plate handbag is November 4. Anyone who wishes to attend can sign up at the hospitality table and see samples.

Since there is only 2 UFO's left for the year which are 7 & 8 it can be your choice to which one you would like to do.

Guest speaker Lee Ann Spencer showed different types of designs that can can be done on a long arm quilter.

Quilting Stats
According to the most recent Quilting in America Survey, quilters are a thriving segment of the U.S. arts and crafts industry. If you're
interested in quilting or tailoring a business to those who do, here are some fast facts:
10.3% of U.S. households (12.62 million) are home to at least one active quilter.
The total numbers of quilters in the U.S. is 16.4million.
The estimated total dollar value of the quilting industry is $3.76 billion (up 5%since 2010)
Favorite fabric types: batiks, small-scale florals, reproduction prints, and minky (a soft, short-pile fabric that feels like mink).
Favorite fabric color schemes: jewel tones, bright colors, earth tones, neutrals, pastels.
Explore the full survey at

See you September 18 for Little Quilts with Kim Humrichouse

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