Friday, May 3, 2019

May Newsletter

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.

May 13, 2019, 7pm
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Rd.
Wooster, OH  44691 

President's Greeting

Hard to believe that it is May already, 2019 is flying by so fast. I have been super busy getting ready for our big move to Florida. Packing Donating, cleaning and house hunting. I am sad to say I will not be at the meeting this month. My husband planned a house hunting/birthday trip for me to Florida and again the dates conflict with the meeting. Marilyn will be leading you though and I am sure she will do a great job.
Karen Benke from the Little Red Quilt Shop is scheduled to come and do a program for us and she will also be vending so plan maybe to come a bit early and peruse her goods.
I haven’t gotten much sewing done lately with everything else going on but hope to get to some soon. I am sad that I won’t be participating in next years quilt show, but I do plan on taking a trip to come and see the show! I am sure it will again be a great one.

2019 Tree City Quilters Ugly Fabric Challenge
This Challenge will start at the February meeting and finish for the July Meeting. To participate in this challenge you need to get that one fabric out of your stash. You know the one I am talking about. That FABRIC. The one you saw that you HAD to have. You bought it, you took it home and added it to your stash. And there it sat.
Now you get into your stash to look at fabrics for a new project and you pick up that FABRIC! And you sigh and say “what was I thinking when I bought this?, JUST WHAAAT! It doesn’t go with anything, the colors are awful, its just not my taste.”
Take a yard of that fabric and place it in a brown paper bag and bring it to the next meeting. All of the brown paper bags will be placed on a table. Everyone participating will choose a bag (not their own) and make a quilt using that ugly fabric. The rules for the making of your quilt will be read at the next meeting.

2019 Monthly Programs

May- Karen Benke The Little Red Quilt House
July-Ugly Fabric Challenge due
August- Quilting skills workshop 
October- Last minute gifts and ornaments
November-Election of Officers, vote for QOTY
December- Christmas Party

 I would just remind members to keep working on their
challenges and quilts for the show! It's less than a year away!
Have a creative day! Jeri

Below from our members, thank you!

       Following, from Mary Mahoney on show committee, about entering items from the various classes offered by the Tree City. Quilt Guild
It's a good idea to keep a list of the quilts you would like to submit for our 2020 quilt show.  Please note as well, if that quilt was made from a workshop you took with our guild.  We do have a category for workshop quilts and we'd like to keep them together at the show.  Here is a list of the 2018 workshops to help you remember what might qualify in this category:

Pat Hall's Rug class
Kay Nixon's Fabric bowl workshop
Laura Noletti's Convex Illusion class
Stacie Miller's Market Bag & Mary Mahoney's No Sew Gift Bag class
Laura Noletti's Paper Pieced Animal pattern workshop
Shirley Roger's 5 yard quilt 
Vicky and committee Would like those who participated in the retreat to bring their projects, even if not nearly finished for show and tell at the next guild meeting?  

Jamie Wallen Classes - from Michelle Reed
May 17 &18, 2019
Sponsored by Ohio Long Arm Quilters And Chestnut Ridge Sewing

Friday May 17 9:00 am to Noon
Mystical Shapes
Whether you are a traditional or modern quilter, join Jamie as he steps into the world of “Mystical Shapes”. Breathe new life into your surface quilting with a new twist on the common shapes found on our quilts along with taking it to the next level with paisleys, orbs, curved cross hatching, jacobean designs and more. These designs will have you looking at E2E, Blocks and Borders in a whole new way. This class applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm or Hand Quilters.

Friday May 17 1 - 4 PM
Mystical Blocks and Borders
Blocks and Borders are present in almost all of our quilts and often time give us the most trouble. Jamie will take on borders and blocks and show you his way to divide and conquer our everyday foe. You will learn to use all of Jamie’s tricks, from no math layout to time saving ruler work that will take your confidence and quilting to the next level. This class applies to all levels of Longarm, Mid-arm, Short-arm and home machine users.

Saturday May 18 9:00 AM to Noon
Mystical Rulers
Join Jamie as he demonstrates his favorite rulers. From basic to more specific applications he will show you how to put those handy tools to work and save time. As a bonus Jamie will show you his method of turning almost any design into a stencil on the fly.

Saturday May 18 1:00- 4:00 PM
Mystical Florals, Leaves & Vines 
Quilters can find as much diversity in surface quilting with florals as there is with feathers. “Mystical Florals” covers florals, leaves, and vine variations that will make your quilts take root in creativity. You will learn a myriad of designs using these elements for your customer and personal quilting and apply them to edge-to-edge, custom blocks, border, and sash designs. This class applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm or Hand Quilters.

The cut off is 24 people per session.
The cost is $75 per class with a free lunch when you take 2 classes on a day.
All Classes will be held at Chestnut Ridge Sewing, located between Berlin and Walnut Creek, Ohio.
Many hotels and restaurants are nearby.

Those who have attended Jamie Wallen's classes in the past have had good things to report. For more about Jamie see

To sign up contact Carolyn Mann at or 740-824-4632 for more details.
Payment will be made by check to Ohio Long Arm Quilters. 

Sew-Ins 9:30 - 4:00 at Parkview Christian Church at 1912 Burbank Rd.

Fri., May 17 (demo TBA)
Sat., July 13 (panel discussion TBA)
Bring your own projects, machine, sewing supplies, and stitch all day!
There will be a 45 min. demo or panel discussion at each sew-in for fun.  (Participation is optional.) Bring a sack lunch, your own drink, and a snack to share.
(Email or call Sally Kitchen with any questions)

Quilt Carrier class  - Teacher - Jeri Fickes - Tues., June 11 at the church 9:00 - 4:00
Labyrinth Quilt class - Teacher - Laura Noletti - Sat., Sept. 28
Le Moyne Star Quilt - Teacher -Vicky Hartzler (not scheduled yet)
More classes to come.  If you have an interest in teaching a class, contact anyone on the workshop committee.

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 2019: Jan 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 12, May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept 6, Oct. 4,
Nov. 1 and Dec 6.  (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 at 330-345-5702 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.  
barb’s Bobbin Box Sewing; Barb Byler; 239 Jane Drive, Smithville, Ohio 44677.  330-988-0992. Sewing for all your needs!  Free Motion and Computer Aided Quilting:Memory Bears; Pillows; Quilts; T-Shirt Quilts; Window Treatments; Home Decor.   Please give me a call.  
Canterberry Quilting;   Susan Bateman, 1809 Sherck Blvd., Wooster, Ohio, 44691.  PH:  720-260-3028, E-Mail:   Hand-guided machine quilting.  Custom, Edge-to-Edge, etc.  

Lone Pine Quilting Services includes longarm machine quilting; binding services; Speciality Threads and Batting.  PH 330-466-3682, email new member Barb Caperton. 
2018 officers
President, Kim Panter; V. President,  Marilyn Nisius;  Secretary, Mary Schultz;  Treasurer, Judy Mallonn
Members at Large;  Kennetta Sampsel, Staycie Miller 

Had several items to add to newsletter this month.  Thank you members.   Have a great May, Ruth