Monday, December 4, 2017

December 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: December 11, 2017; 6:00 pm
Parkview Church of Christ
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691

Hello Tree City Quilters: Welcome to December I think the older I get the years keep getting faster, it seams there is never enough time to get done what I want to accomplish. 
I want to thank everyone for your support during this year; I hope everyone had fun with our UFO project. I know I challenged everyone that took part but just think now for our quilt show you have projects done and ready. Remember our quilt show is 4 months away!
I made everyone a badge that signed up for the UFO project if you did not get one at the November meeting come see me, and if you did not join the UFO project and want a badge I will give you one, if I run out I will make more and you can get one in January.  I will draw a name for the left over cash and I will draw another name for a small basket prize I am making.
I look forward to our Christmas party, it’s a time to visit with everyone and have fun. 
I want to give a big thank You to Barb Byler for all the years she has done our newsletter, our membership book and keeping track of our members. She is a TCQ member in her heart and soul. 
I wish the incoming President Kay and her board the best for next year; I know it will be another great year for TCQ’s.
In Stitches
Sarah B.
Don’t forget; our party begins at 6:00 this month!  We’re having a pot luck, gift exchange (if you want to participate) games, fun, and friends!!  Everyone should come and play.  Bring your own table service.  The committee will furnish dessert plates, napkins, and drink cups along with beverages.  Show-N-Tell will be for UFOs only.  See you at the party!!

We had 48 people attend the November meeting; 46 members and 2 guests.  We also gained a new member.  Please welcome Joyce Hardt; 5974 Cleveland Road Lot #17
Wooster, OH 44691.  HOME PHONE: 440-865-3494

Your last chance to sign up to assist with committees will be at the December meeting.  

Dues are to be paid by December 31, 2017….not by the December meeting.  Please make your payments to Bev Fash, our TCQ treasurer.  ($20 for the 2018 year)

THE Tree City Quilters’ Guild president is Kay Nixon, vice president Kim Panter, Mary Schultz secretary, and Bev Fash treasurer.  Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland continue as members at large.

Ruth Bishop has graciously step forward and accepted the challenge of writing the monthly newsletter.  Please send anything you would like included in the newsletter to Ruth ( by the 20th of each month.  

It’s never too soon to let people know that a GREAT quilt show is coming up!  How about including one of the Quilt Show Bookmarks in all of your Christmas Cards this year?  What an easy way to advertise!  

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.

NO FRILLS RETREAT; March 17 & 18, 2018
Registration Forms are available from Michelle reed, Kevin Horst, or Betty Boreman.  Get yours asap!  
Sign up for members only is through January; then it is open to anyone until February 12.  Come one day or both days!  

Retreat will be held in Wooster, on Beall Avenue.  We are able to bring snacks and beverages and a pot luck for lunch.  Paper products will be provided.  

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: 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 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. 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 48 members and 2 guests to the November meeting.  Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽŠ was sung to members born in November.  The secretary’s report was accepted by Kevin and 2nd by Kay.  Bev gave the treasure report and was accepted by Janet and 2nd by Sally. Bev reminded everyone that dues are due by the December meeting. If you can’t make it to the meeting you can mail your Check to Bev.  Janet gave the names of members for the officers for 2018. Members accepted the following slate of officers.  Kay Nixon president, Kim Panter Vice President, Mary Schultz secretary, Bev Fash treasure, Mary Mahoney and Janet McFarland members at large.  Barb Byler would like to pursue other options and is looking for someone to take over the job of sending out the newsletter every month. Thanks
Barb for all the work you did making sure the newsletter went out to everyone.  If you would like to take this on please let Barb know.  Mary Green gave info for the boutique for the April quilt show. It is open to just about anything. Mary showed samples of fabric in plastic bags w/yardage and price. Forms for the boutique coming soon.  Vicky gave info on helping at the April 5-7 Quilt Expo in Cleveland. If anyone would like volunteer to help let her know. We would be able to display our raffle quilt and sell tickets for it.  Vicky gave info on the Quilt Retreat for March 2019. It would be held at the
Best Western in town and cost would be $150.00. The two classes that are being offered are: Winter Wonderland paper piecing by Judy Niemeyer taught by Sue Wilson and Frame Up taught by Cindy Casciato. Mary Lou made a motion that if necessary the guild would give $1000.00 to help cover the cost of the retreat and was 2nd by Sally.  Michelle gave info on the No Frills Retreat March 17-18, 2018. It is $15 for both days or $10 a day. There will be a pot luck and is here in town.  There is one class offered so far which is Witch Hazel taught by Becky cost is $5.
Kay passed out info on the Christmas 
๐ŸŽ„ party. The challenge is Winter Wonderland wall hanging or table runner no larger then 36” in length. Reminder it starts at 6:00pm potluck and bring your own table service. There will be a gift exchange for no more than $20,  participation optional. Show and tell will only be Sarah’s UFO challenge.
Shirley showed the baby quilts to be given to the first boy and girl born in January 2018 in Wooster and Orrville. Also she gave info on the community quilts that were given out for the year a total of 51 and over 120 clothing protectors given out.  Members signed up for bell ring November 27 at the Tractor Supply at the North end.  The program was Quick Christmas Gifts given by Sarah, Sally, Kay, Shirley, Kim and Mary. Thanks for some great ideas.  Mary’s class of Dresden Plate handbag showed their finished projects.  Great job ladies. Then regular show and tell.  See you in December at the Christmas party 
๐ŸŽ‰ at 6:00pm

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