December 2019 – Volume XVIIII – Issue 3


Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

President: Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

President-Elect: Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960


Next meeting – Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00

Program –Potluck Christmas Gathering

Workshop – No Workshop this month

West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

A Letter from the President

Merry Christmas!

The holiday season always makes me think of traditions. We had few when I was growing up. My grand mother always made candy for Christmas.

I have started a few traditions with my grandchildren. We make gingerbread cookies on Christmas Eve.

Quilting is also a tradition passed on through a lot of our families. Most of us had an influential person in our life that instilled the love of quilting. I feel especially close to my grandmother when I am working on a quilt. She has been gone for over 40 years but forever in my heart!

At this time of year we need to also continue with another tradition. The tradition of remembering the less fortunate, lonely and forgotten. Many are not fortunate to have family to gather with at this time of year. As this is the time of giving please remember others.

Have a merry and blessed holiday season!

Karen Rhyneer

President, Fort Worth Quilt Guild

Program Report

December 2019 Program Newsletter

I cannot believe we are already in December. Dorene and I are getting ready for our end of year gathering.

What to bring?

1) a Potluck dish to share

2) an Ornament for the ornament exchange (homemade or store bought)

3) a 10.5 x 10.5 Christmas block (maximum 3 blocks) for the Block raffle, if you want to participate

4) the best holiday spirit you can muster

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

If you are interested in signing up for the January workshop, please bring your payment this month so that I can give you the copies of pre-work that you will want to get done over the holidays.

Looking ahead to 2020

January: Winnie Fleming Program: Star Quilts WW: Borders Galore

February: Margie Lawrence Program: Round Robin Quilts (No workshop this month)

March: Carol Morrissey Program: Confessions of an Absent-minded Quilter WW: postcards

April: Pleasant Hill Quilters Program: The Underground Railroad (No workshop this month)

May: Terry Moshar Program: History of Male Quilters

WW: EPP101

June: Brenda Jeschke Program: Tips for becoming a blue ribbon quilter WW: piece and


July: Elizabeth Arellano Program: My Wool Applique Journey

WW: Wool Applique

August: Terri Gartman Program: Fun tips with rulers

September: Installation of officers

(WW= Wednesday workshop)


Sixty-six people have paid their 2019-2020 dues for FWQG membership. Have you? Anyone who has not paid their dues by the end of November will be dropped from the membership roster. You do not want to be left out.

Membership fees:

Ø Under 65 years of age - $25 per year;

Ø 65 and over - $20 per year

Ø And 80 years or older with 10 years of continuous membership is FREE!

What a bargain! You can hear outstanding speakers, attend reasonably priced workshops, have fellowship with like-minded ladies and participate in community service activities.


Can you believe it is December. In December we celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we have to get the decorations up, trim the tree, gifts to buy and wrap....busy busy busy and then on the 21st old man winter arrives.

This month is our covered dish dinner when we get to sample all the delicious dishes that the members prepare. don’t forget your Christmas ornament and the quilt block, a fun meeting is in store.

December Birthdays

12-04 Jonquele Jones

12-06. Nancy Hart

12-06. Cheryl Russell

12-13. Kay L Brumbalow

12-14 Janie Mooneyhan

12-18. Sara Clark

12-18. JoAnn Masters

12-18. Lynda McGee

12-24. Gillian Coleman

12-25. Linda Witt

12-29. Barbara Hughes

12-29 Anna Addington

Karen Holder and Marilyn Smith


We are still keeping our secrets. If you have any questions about this fun program please contact Lori Darley at or call/text 858-883-5674.

Lori Darley


A year or so ago, the guild decided to have a raffle quilt every other year instead of every year. The raffle quilt for 2020 is ready! The name of the quilt is Island Breeze; it is the colors of tropical waters and skies on a white background. Chris Tomich made the quilt, and it measures a beautiful 86 inches square. It will be given away at the November 2020 meeting.

Raffle quilt sales have been a major source of income in the past. We encourage every guild member to sell and/or buy at least 24 tickets. Every member will receive an envelope of 24 tickets. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. In the envelope with your tickets you will find a photograph of the quilt so you can show people what it looks like. We have guild members who take our quilt to other guilds to sell tickets just as other guilds sometimes show their quilts at our meetings. Pat Wagers and Grace Stroud will be taking money and ticket stubs at every meeting through next November. Please ask us for more tickets if you need them. Wouldn’t it be great if we sold all 5000 tickets?

We are going to try something new this year. We are putting together a goody basket that will be won by a member who sells tickets. For every $20 you turn in, your name will be put into a drawing to win the goody basket. The more you sell, the better your chances.

Please support your quilt guild by selling your raffle quilt tickets.


Do you need to get away from home for a few days with no cooking or cleaning duties? Would you like to have fun with your friends and get to know new friends? Would you like to have some uninterrupted time for sewing? If any of these ideas appeal to you, why not join other guild members at The Compass Centre for our annual retreat on April 16-19? The cost is $295 for all three nights and $196 for two nights. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. A deposit of only $25 will hold your spot, and you can pay out the balance over the coming months. See Grace Stroud if you’d like more information.



Remnants Bee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

This month we went out to eat at Szchwan’s restaurant with 8 members present

Lynda McGee was able to join us as she was in town.

She is learning you can’t drive in those cities – there is no place to park…

and if you walk the wrong way…you get a lot more steps on your smart watch.

Her half-mile walk to a shop took her 4 miles to get back J

She hasn’t found a quilt store yet, either.

Gifts were exchanged and a great time catching up was had by all.

We are planning a quilt of valor to make in 2020- to add to the guild’s contribution.



We meet the first Tuesday of the month for a lunch meal.

This month we had our meeting at Garcia’s Fajita House in Crowley (btw – a great place to eat.)

11 members present and all ready to kick off December’s round of celebrations.

Because many of our members are very sympathetic to Veterans we decided to make quilts of valor for the

TAQG meeting in July by the “round robin” method.

Center blocks are to be ready at the January meeting for the exchanges to begin.

Looking forward to the challenge.


Our November meeting was our annual retreat at Patti’s Last Resort. Everyone made it to the retreat this year. We had great food, fellowship and fun sewing. This is the meeting when we make decisions for the coming year. We are going to continue to make pillowcases for Safe Haven. We also plan to make 6” squares each month that will then be turned over to the hostess of the meeting to turn into a quit for the NICU project. Bee members will continue to give each other half yards of material for our birthdays and play Left Right Center at our monthly meetings. Each night of the retreat we played Left Right Center for fat quarters. Carolyn Hughes, Grace Stroud, and Pat Ford took home the fat quarters this month. We left on Sunday tired, but with lots of laugh lines and finished projects.


Bev Ramsey was a charter member of the guild, a past president, teacher, and friend. We lost her way too early. The fund was set up to help those in need to be able to enjoy the things she loved very much, retreats and workshops. We should be able to send 2 people to retreat this year. Application forms will be available at the November and December meetings or by sending an email request to Karen Holder. Applications should be in no later than the end of January. The applications may be given to a member of the board or to Grace Stroud.


Information from JPS for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Quilts

We received a letter recently introducing us to Mitzi Vanderark, the new coordinator of volunteers at JPS. They love the quilts we send them. They included some criteria for us to follow.

For the baby blankets:

Receiving – 36” x 36”

Preemie – 18” x 18” (NO flannel)

Baby – 36” x 36”, or 36”-38” by 40”-42”

No larger than 38” x 42” but preferred size is 36” x 36”

Fleece and flannel are NOT accepted in the ICU, 100% cotton only for front and back.

All quilts should be washed after piecing and before donation to JPS.

NICU Quilts

Karen Holder

Report from the home front – Karen Holder’s home, that is.

After a working/eating/laughing session, we discovered a need for more finished NICU quilts.

If you can find a little time, about 2 yards of fabric and some batting, your efforts in putting it together will be greatly appreciated. Try out a new quilting technique or put on seasonal music and sew away.

Your donation of time, energy, goods and dedication = a gift of love to JPS NICU!


A big thanks to all who donate fabric and time for the lovies. These are greatly needed and appreciated by the NICU at Harris downtown and the parents of the premies.

It helps to give the scent of the mothers to the babies and the scent of the babies to the mothers. We still need some cotton fabrics that read solid in red, green, blue and yellow.

Thank you,

Beverly Peterson


Please report your sunshines and shadows to the guild email or directly to Sarah Tutt at 817-312-2960 (text or voice). My Facebook name is Sarah Thomas Tutt, and I try to pick up on guild happenings there but sometimes miss them.


The board meetings are held at Karen Rhyneer’s office on the 1st Tuesday of the month starting at 6:00 pm. If you have something that needs to be brought to the board’s attention, please contact a board member. Board meetings are open to all, but only board members may vote.


This appears to be a slow news month. If you want a newsier newsletter, please send articles to the guild email address

Except for reports from the board meeting, articles should be submitted two weeks before the scheduled meeting.

2019-2020 Board and Committees

2019-2020 Board and Committees


President Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

President-Elect Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960

VP - Program Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Secretary Candace Meyer-Williams 817-403-8686

Member at Large Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.

Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Past President /Parliamentarian Mary Lou Nelson 817-244-0832


Communications Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

Communications Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

Door Prizes Anna Addington 817-564-5431

Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819

Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294

Hospitality Karen Holder 817-773-4391

NICU Karen Holder 817-773-4391

HUGS Karen Holder 817-773-4391

Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948

Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997

President's Quilt

Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674

Quilt Show Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Quilt Show Linda Witt 817-581-4912

Raffle Quilt Chris Tomich 817-249-3079

Raffle Quilt Tickets Grace Stroud 817-578-5952

Raffle Quilt Tickets Pat Wagers 817-821-1137

Retreats Grace Stroud 817-578-5952

Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912

Sunshine and Shadows Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960

TAQG Rep Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

TAQG Rep Laurel Grannon 817-279-3368

TAQG Rep Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Web Master Julie Fowler 214-926-2504

Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

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