Friday, October 6, 2017

October 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: October 9, 2017; 7:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

Hello Tree City Quilters
Another Month has flown by with that unbearable heat wave, who would have thought we would be still wearing our summer clothes, the end of September!
I really enjoyed our speaker last month Kim Humrichouser I loved all her little quilts. This month we have Kathy Karus coming to talk about the code quilts from the civil war. This should be intresting; I have heard she puts on a great program.
Keep working on your UFO’s, that way we will be ready for our quilt show next April. Remember our Quilt show is 7 months away! 
I heard that the workshop at Some Where Sewing was wonderful. A big thanks, to everyone that organized that event. 
The Election for new officers and board members is November I urge members become involved more with our guild, we are growing and enjoying the friendship that is intertwined in our guild.  Volunteer for an office it just takes a little time and getting to know fellow members is priceless. 
In Stitches
Sarah Bistline 
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. 
A BIG thank you to the refreshment committee in October: Cyndee Gamery, Christina Conn, and Peggy Hodge 

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.

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.
Chop 1 large head of cabbage into bite-size pieces. 
         (I cooked mine in a bit of boiling, salted water for about 15 min and drained in
          large colander because I didn't have 3+ hours to bake the casserole)
1-2  lbs bulk or linked Italian sausages (if links, remove casings)
1-2 carrots, sliced thin
1-2 onions, sliced thin
small container of grape tomatoes, halved
4 T butter
Large casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray
 Pre-heat oven to 375*.  Layer 1/2 the cabbage in the casserole. Slice bits of 2T of butter over all. Top with 1/2 the carrots, the onions, crumbled bits of uncooked sausage, and the tomatoes. Lightly salt after tomatoes have been added. Repeat layers.  Bake, covered, for about 2 hours. Remove lid and finish baking for another 20-30 minutes. If you can bake this for several hours there's no need to pre-cook the cabbage and you can bake at 350*

EDLYN'S PINEAPPLE CAKE   This was a HUGE hit at the Mystery!!2 C. sugar2 C flour2 eggs20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice (don't drain)2 tsp baking soda2 tsp vanilla Mix all together and pour into greased/floured 9" x 13" pan. Bake 350* for 35-40 min.   Icing:    8 oz cream cheese    1/2 C butter or margarine    1 tsp vanilla    1 1/2 cups (+/-) powdered sugar     Beat until smooth consistency adding more or less powdered sugar as needed. Spread over cool cake.
NANCY'S AMAZING ITALIAN BAKED PENNE16oz pkg penne pasta, cooked al-dente and drained1 lb Italian sausage1 lg onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, chopped2 - 14oz cans crushed tomatoes3 C rough-chopped spinach8oz Mozzarella, cubed1 C grated Parmesan, divided8 oz sliced mushrooms1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning14 oz can Italian style diced tomatoesPre-heat oven to 425*    While pasta is cooking, saute sausage, onion and garlic until sausage is cooked through. Add mushrooms and saute 3 more min. Add 3 cans of tomatoes and continue stirring about 3 more minutes. Toss gently with drained pasta, spinach, Mozzarella and half the Parmesan. Pour into greased 9" x 13" baking dish and top with remaining Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Feel free to be creative and add more sausage,  fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh parm, black olives, etc.

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: 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

September minutes:
Sarah welcomed 3 guests and 49 members to the September meeting. Happy Birthday was sung to members who had a birthday this month.   The secretary report was accepted by Kevin and 2nd by Kay. Bev gave the treasure 
report which was accepted by Kim and 2nd by Dot.  Sarah talked about the NEORQC meeting October 6 at Pins &a Needles, if anyone 
would like to attend let Sarah know. Also Sarah talked about going to Pins & Needles and listening to a sales pitch for 3 hours on sewing machines.  Then we will receive a sewing machine that we can raffle off. We would need 20 members to do this, if you would like to do it Sarah will check on dates.  Members showed there UFO's and then all members had Show and tell.
Only one more UFO left for the year. Great job getting your UFO's done  Ladies.  Jeri talked about the quilt show, keep selling the raffle tickets be sure to show  the picture of the quilt it helps sell the tickets.  Ruth talked about the quilt demo's at the fair and gave out community quilts  to the audience who needed them. Thanks Kevin, Peggy and Ruth.  Mary Mahoney gave info on the November 4 class Mary Schultz passed  out info on materials & supplies you would need.  Janet McFarland, Kim Panter and Shirley Rodgers are on the nominating  committee. So please be thinking who you would like to hold a office or If you would like to hold a office let us know.
Kim Hunrichouse gave a very interesting program on little quilts and  had samples to show.  See you October 6 for Kathy Karus with Code Quilts of the Civil WarO