MAY 2021 – Volume XXXIIII– Issue 7


Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

President: Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960

President-Elect: Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

A Letter from the President

Notes from the President.

May 6, 2021

With great joy and some uncertainty, we are going to resume in-person meetings! On May 18, we will gather at the church in the larger room where we met when we first moved to this building. There will be a few changes from our normal procedure, but we will try to be as close as we can. The major differences will be masks, snacks, and distancing.

We will all wear masks while in the building, and we will be respectful of fellow members boundaries. No hugging or close contact without permission. No snacks or drinks will be provided. Since some members are in a time crunch coming from work to the meeting, we will not prohibit all food, but please try to keep it to a minimum. If you want to have water, bring your own. We are not set up to do temperature checks. We will do our utmost to provide a zoom connection for those who are not comfortable meeting in person. The link will be sent out a day or two before the meeting.

And above all -- if you are ill – stay home.

We voted to move our meetings up by thirty minutes shortly before we quit in-person meetings, so we will have the church open at 6 and try to start the meeting at 6:30. Check elsewhere in the newsletter for information about the program.

The June meeting will be an old-fashioned garage sale. We will sell tables for $20 or half-tables for $10. This will be a garage sale for guild members, not for the general public. Details of this event will be discussed at the May meeting.

The quilt show is beginning to take shape! It will be held in the Irving Convention Center August 19-21. Get your quilts ready to enter when the entry forms come out. We will be talking about how you can be involved in the show at the next few meetings.

We will need volunteers to work at our booth and to help with various aspects of the show. And we MUST have a volunteer coordinator to insure that we have enough volunteers at the right times. There may be some serious arm twisting at the meeting.

The link to enter your quilts is,TX/NTQFEntryForm2021.aspx

Please enter one or two quilts. We can’t have a quilt show unless we have quilts to enter! The deadline for entering is June 1. The quilt does not need to be complete when you enter, but there needs to be enough to photograph for the entry form.

We also need mini quilts for the mini quilt auction. This is a good way to earn money for the guild. They need to be turned in to Judy Faulkner so that they can be entered as a group.

We are continuing to the reality of our current situation – some days with better grace than others, Be safe. Wear your mask. Make a mask for someone else. Get vaccinated when you can.

Sew on – it’s good for the soul!



Next meeting –May 18 , 6:30 PM

Business Meeting – Logon and chat 6:00-6:30

Meeting starts 6:30



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

The May meeting will be held in person at the Church. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will be no refreshments served.

Board Members for 2020-2021

2020-2021 Board

President Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960

President-Elect Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

VP - Program Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Secretary Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Member at Large Kris Morris 817-988-9283

Past President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

Meeting Minutes from April

April 20, 2021

President, Sarah Tutt called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Total in attendance: 30

Sarah welcomed guests, Wanda Mills and Leo Ransom.

Treasurer’s Report by Shelley Clauss, was sent to the membership via email.

Old Business No old business

New Business

Raffle Quilt Committee needs to be formed. If interested in volunteering, contact Sarah Tutt.

The May meeting will be held in person at the Church. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will be no refreshments served.


Thayne Rooney introduced our Guest Speaker, award winning quilt artist, Leo Ransom.

Quilt Show

Molly announced that the on-line registration is open for entering quilts in the upcoming quilt show. Submit entries by June 1st.

Gillian asked members to start making items for the Guilds booth. She will be collecting them at the upcoming meetings.

Spring Challenge

Thayne Rooney announced the winner of the gift basket for the mini category. The most votes were cast for Grace Stroud’s paper pieced yellow flower quilt. Congratulations Grace! There was a tie between #4 and #7. Results will be announced at a later date.


Quilts were posted on the Guilds FB Members Group page by Debbi Jones, Diane Arthur, Monika Baldree, Meri Cozart, Sue Hilgardner, Ann Houpt, Cecilia Buckholz, Dorene Beck and Judy Faulkner.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:20pm

Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary



It is not too late to join the FWQG. Two former members rejoined at the guild retreat last month. They

realized how exciting it is to be with other quilters in-person to share stories, jokes, ideas, quilting tips,

and friendships. With us returning to in-person meetings this month, you also have the opportunity to

share these same feelings and experiences.

Give your quilt sisters a call and invite them to join us at the May meeting and/or to join the FWQG.

Contact for more information.


Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes

Membership Co-Chairs

Program Report

Challenge Quilt Updates:

Spring Challenge Quilt.

We are working hard to keep our Guild members engaged and learning!
Don't miss any of these great events!

Dorene Beck & Thayne Rooney
VP Programs 20-21


In May we have Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Graduations of friends and family, let’s Celebrate all the Holidays and celebrate all the special events in our lives as last year we were not able to celebrate any special occasion.
As suggested by our President we will not have snacks and/or drinks, it is “bring your own “.
I know everyone is looking forward to seeing everyone in person at the meeting.

May Birthdays

5-04. Shelley Clauss
5-14. Karen Rhyneer
5-17. Cecilia Villa

Marilyn Smith, Karen Holder
Hospitality Committee


The board meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 pm. Currently they are Zoom meetings until further notice. 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.


Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now

North Texas Quilt Festival Information

North Texas Quilt Festival (August 19-21, 2021)

FWQG Booth

The Quilt Entry Form is live - please publish to your websites and get entries flowing,TX/NTQFEntryForm2021.aspx

We will have digital tickets, but more information on them will be available at the next guild meeting.


FWQG will have a booth at the NTQF in August. We will sell handmade items at a reasonable price. Please help us stock our booth.

The following items have sold well in the past:


Project bags

Rotary cutter holders/sleeves

Small baskets

Kitchen boas

Notebook covers


Pin cushions

Jump drive holders for embroidery

Burp cloths

1 quart baggies stuffed with fabric scraps. We will have some baggies for selvedges and flannel too.

We have a donation of wheelchair and stroller lap quilts.

4-6 of each item would be great - variety!

I will collect donations at the June, July, and August guild meetings.

If you have questions, please call or text me: 817-269-5158.


The raffle quilt winning ticket was drawn during our November Zoom meeting. The winner was Beverly Peterson, who came to pick up her quilt the very next day. Enjoy your beautiful quilt, Beverly!

In spite of the difficulties caused by the pandemic, we managed to make a profit of around $750 thanks to all the members who bought and/or sold tickets. Thanks to Chris Tomich who pieced the quilt, to Lynda McGee and Shelley Clauss who quilted it, and to Melissa Picha (The Compass Centre) who helped choose the fabrics and gave us a great guild discount.




FRAYED KNOTS BEE Members met via Zoom to chat. Everyone was at work on assorted projects.



We met in person at Barbara Anderson’s house for the first time in months. It was great to see everyone and catch up on family and community events. When our business meeting began, we showed the NICU quilts we will present at the next guild meeting. We are proud to have 25 quilts from our bee for the hospital. Next, we showed our masks for the FWISD elementary school. Grace told us how much the kids are enjoying picking out a mask. It is hard for the students to narrow it down to just one mask. It is always nice to be appreciated. We talked about upcoming retreats in August and November; it sounds like things might be getting back to normal soon.

Show and tell was extreme, because we hadn’t seen each other in such a long time. Pat Wagers shared her cross-stitch Easter pillow, Spring wall hanging, mug rugs, and lots of other goodies. Cecilia Vega is working on making her quilt backs more interesting and showed many examples to show her progress. We should all be as creative as she is. Cheri Bigham made a boat bag. It opens into two different sizes. Cheri also had project bags made from silk ties to show. She gave each of us a basket and needle holder she had made. Judi made a t-shirt quit and a quilt she for her grandson. Carolyn Hughes has been working on wheelchair quilts and lap quilts for the hospitals. Chris Tomich showed a California king quilt made for one of her children. It was big and beautiful. Peggie Herring had mug rugs and a wonderful quilt with bees. I want that bee quilt BAD. We finished our meeting with refreshments and a game of Left Right Center. Barbara served petits fours and Cheesecake. Pat Wagers took home the floral fat quarters. A good time was had by all—so nice to see and talk to each other again.


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.

Cook Children's Hospital

Thanks so much for allowing me to share this info. This is a current need for the toddlers and older children at Cook Children's Hospital. These patterns are great, but we are not limited to this pattern. If you have a different way to accomplish this size, look and functionality, that is totally OK.

Diane Arthur

14225 Meadow Grove Drive Haslet, TX 76052

972 854 1352


Quilts of Valor

If you have a quilt or a top for the quilts of valor program, please contact

Suzanne DiCarlo, Information and Help Desk Coordinator, QOVF

email is

phone 864-567-6823.


NICU Quilts

The NICU at Texas health is now receiving lovies. I will pick them up from you if you have some or you can drop them off at my house front porch if you want. I have plenty of flannel if you need some. Let me know. These little ones need your help. Thanking you in advance

JPS was recently named the best hospital in the country by Washington Monthly. They are always very grateful for our donations. They recently sent the following note.

“Hope you’re having a healthy start to the new year! On behalf of JPS volunteer services, we want to ensure that you know how much we appreciate you. Whether it’s been through sewing, quilting, crocheting, or knitting - our new mothers, babies, and our cancer patients enjoy what your heart and hands provide them – that caring comfort, the feeling of gratitude and happiness when a volunteer or nurse hands them your precious gift. Thank you!!!”

Their webpage for their needs is

They currently have issued urgent need requests for receiving blankets (36”x36”) as well as afghans and quilts for adults.

If you’re interested in sewing other things they also have requested ostomy bag covers and small heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer surgery patients. They’ve also issued new requests for baby mittens and fidget blankets.

Julie Hedden is currently serving as collector and deliverer of donations. So, please let her know if you have items ( Or call JPS directly at 817-702-1596 (Katie Bonifas) to arrange to drop off donations.

Beverly Peterson



Delivered 50 NICU, lap and wheelchair quilts to JPS in April. They were delighted. Made by Tight Knots bee, Robbie Sheffy and Julie Hedden.

Let's keep this up! NICU quilts are 36x36.

Below are pictures of our quilts and the nice thank you we received from JPS


Sunshine, Shadows and Concerns.

April was a quiet month.



May started with a new grandson for Roxanne Pillar. Beau was born to her son, Alec Baker and his wife Emily. He arrived 11:30pm, May 1st, 9lb 3oz, 22.5". All are doing well.


If you would like something shared with the group, please e-mail me at AND text me.


Gillian Coleman



Hospitality Committee

2020-2021 Board and Committees

The committee list is not finalized and we would welcome additional volunteers

2020-2021 Board and Committees


President Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960

President-Elect Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

VP - Program Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Secretary Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Member at Large Kris Morris 817-988-9283

Past President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484


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


NICU Julia Hedden 817.797.6109


Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948

Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997

Newsletter Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

President's Quilt Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

President's Quilt Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674

Quilt Show Rep Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Quilt Show Rep Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator

Quilt Show t-shirts Beverly Petterson 817-346-0321

Quilt Show Tickets

Quilt Show Minis Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Quilt Show Booth Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

Raffle Quilt Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Raffle Quilt Tickets

Retreats Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

Show N Tell Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

Sunshine / Shadows Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

Web Master Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

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