THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
May 2020 – Volume XXIV – Issue 8
Next meeting – No Meeting for May
Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00
Program –Round Robin Quilts -Margie Lawrence
Workshop –No Workshop for May
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
A Letter from the President
Well another month has come and gone and I have done no quilting. I have been off work due to Covid 19. Instead of quilting I have been making masks. This week I am making surgical caps in anticipation of going back to work.
Hope everyone is well and staying safe. I am going back to work next week but will still stay pretty close to home otherwise.
After the next quilt show meeting will know more about our show. Plano has cancelled their show. It was to have been the weekend before the quilt festival. Hoping we will be able to proceed. I have entered a quilt, have you?
I am really looking forward to actually having a meeting but not sure when that will happen.
See you soon!
I don't know about you all, but I will be so excited the day we get to have a real live meeting again, with a program and everything. In the meantime we will work on rescheduling the wonderful programs we had planned, so that hopefully you will have the opportunity to hear from those speakers and participate in their workshops sometime next year.
What have you all been working on? Masks? UFOs? New projects? A quilt show entry? While we hope to see the real deal soon, we would like to encourage you to snap some pictures and send them to Dorene at email@example.com. She will post them on the Facebook page so that we can have an informal show and share.
Stay safe and healthy until we meet again!
Molly and Dorene
Looking ahead to 2020
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)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our membership drive is temporarily on hold. That does not mean that we should stop sharing our love of quilting and love for our quilt sisters. There are several ways to stay in contact: phone calls, texts, Facebook, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or in person visits observing social distancing.
Carolyn and I are both members of the same quilt bee that meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Each month we participate in a block exchange and celebrate any birthdays by presenting ½ yard cuts of fabric to the birthday girl/s. When we realized that we should not have our regular bee meetings, we decided that we could still do our exchanges. Some mailed their blocks and/or birthday fabrics. Some hand delivered. Those hand deliveries have often resulted in long conversations from the front porch to the sidewalk. Like you, we are hungry for personal contact.
I have noticed an increased amount of “Show and Tell” on Facebook and email. Also, quilters questioning which border or binding or layout to use on their quilt. Many members are making face masks to donate. Some are checking out one of the many videos online to learn new techniques.
Until we can safely meet again, continue to recruit new members to the joys of quilting.
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
FWQG Membership Co-Chairs
Here we are in the month of May. In May we have May Day, Mayfest, we celebrate Mother’s Day, graduations and Memorial Day. However this year many of those activities have been put on hold. Time to reflect on what is important. Time to complete UFOs that have been setting in the drawer/basket.
5-04. Shelly Clause
5-07. Paulette Sunley
5-14. Karen Rhyneer
5-17. Cicilia Vella
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
1. Rally day was cancelled along with the workshops.
Those who registered for the workshops will be contacted by Jeanne Fletcher. She wants to confirm your mailing address to send a refund check. If you don't hear from her in a week or so, let me know.
If you paid me cash for lunch, I will give it back to you next time we meet. If you prefer a check now, let me know.
No need to make coasters now. Save any you have made for the booth at the quilt show (if not 2020 then 2021!)
2. TAQG is officially disbanding.
78% of the guilds voted to disband. Any remaining funds will be dispersed back to the guilds.
Any questions, please contact me.
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.
Quilts of Valor
This year’s Quilts of Valor National Sew Day was a huge success. Five ladies gathered together on Saturday, February 1st for sewing and fellowship.
We ended up getting one top ready to be sewn together and are just a few blocks away from having two additional tops. Such a great time.
We are looking forward to our next get together tentatively planned for late March. Stay tuned for details!
In the meantime, keep making 9 patches or if you want to branch out, do so. Be creative. Do what speaks to you (12 1/2 inches, finishes at 12).
Questions? Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
The time has finally come for our secrets to be revealed. We will reveal ourselves at the February meeting.
Our guild is constantly growing with new members and this program is a great way to get to know someone new. The next session of this fun program will start in March and end in August. I will have forms in the yellow basket for you to fill out and return to me by Monday, February 24 at 9:00am for participation. If you would like a form emailed to you, just let me know and I can do that. If you have any questions about this fun program, please contact me at email@example.com or call/text 858-883-5674. I hope you decided to join in our fun.
keeper of the secrets
North Texas Quilt Festival 2020
North Texas Quilt Festival 2020
New Dates: August 13-15, 2020
New Location: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
2020 Theme: Sing Your Song in Fabric
North Texas Quilt Festival Update
Many of you are wondering what the status is of the August opening of the North Texas Quilt Festival and Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. The Show Committee is continuing to plan for these dates, but we are also developing contingency plans.
1. Entry fees – Enter your quilts, sooner rather than later! No fees will be charged until after July 20th when we are all confident the show will take place.
2. Ticket Sales – Ticket sales can begin a little before Independence Day, 4th of July and we'll have to work hard to get them sold in July and early August.
3. Possible postponement to a future date - If State and local health officials feel it's not safe, then we will announce future dates. But we hope it doesn't come to that. We're optimistic the great state of Texas will begin to reopen businesses in May and we will have the necessary measures and guidelines in place by August.
We're 100% committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends and we'll keep you apprised of the updates and changes we'll be making to assure NTQF is busy but safe for everyone.
Stay Safe and Keep Quilting,
2020 NTQF Planning Committee
General Rules for All Auction Miniatures
- Miniature quilts must be no larger than 24″ on any side.
- Must have a two-inch sleeve attached (sleeves only, no tabs).
- May be modern, traditional, art, whole cloth, pieced or appliquéd
- May not be made with a panel (will not qualify).
- Other items such as table runners, bags, mug rugs, etc. are allowed in the auction as long as they can be displayed in a 24”x24” area and hung on the rods used for display.
- Must have a label with name of maker and credit given to pattern maker, if pattern is used.
- A Miniature Auction form (coming soon) must be turned in with your quilt.
- Due to space constraints, our guild is limited to 21 miniatures in the auction. Quality over quantity is being emphasized this year. If your miniature is not in the auction it will be sold in the Guild booth.
For questions regarding the show:
- Website: NorthTexasQuiltFestival.com
- Facebook: North Texas Quilt Festival
- Email Address: NTQF2020@gmail.com
Please pick up your raffle quilt tickets at the back of the room if you have not done so. Every member is asked to sell 24 tickets, or $20 worth. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle quilt will be given to some lucky soul at the November 2020 meeting. You may return ticket stubs and pick up additional tickets from Pat Wagers or Grace Stroud. Please come take a close look at our raffle quilt. Melissa Picha, from the Compass Centre, helped choose the beautiful colors. Chris Tomich did all the piecing, and Lynda McGee did the quilting which shows up beautifully because she used wool batting. It is a beautiful creation aptly named “Island Breezes”.
All the money collected from the sale of raffle tickets goes to pay for speakers and workshops.
See Pat Wagers or Grace Stroud for additional information.
FRAYED KNOTS BEE
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
BEV RAMSEY FUND
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.
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.
SUNSHINE & SHADOWS
Please report your sunshines and shadows to the guild email FortWorthQG@gmail.com 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.
2019-2020 Board and Committees
2019-2020 Board and Committees
President Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484 firstname.lastname@example.org
President-Elect Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960 email@example.com
VP - Program Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary Candace Meyer-Williams 817-403-8686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney. email@example.com
Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Past President /Parliamentarian Mary Lou Nelson 817-244-0832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 email@example.com
Communications Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Door Prizes Anna Addington 817-564-5431 email@example.com
Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 email@example.com
Hospitality Karen Holder 817-773-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
NICU Karen Holder 817-773-4391 email@example.com
HUGS Karen Holder 817-773-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 email@example.com
Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997 email@example.com
Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Quilt Show Linda Witt 817-581-4912 email@example.com
Raffle Quilt Chris Tomich 817-249-3079 CLTomich@flash.net
Raffle Quilt Tickets Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Quilt Tickets Pat Wagers 817-821-1137 email@example.com
Retreats Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912 email@example.com
Sunshine and Shadows Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAQG Rep Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 email@example.com
TAQG Rep Laurel Grannon 817-279-3368 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAQG Rep Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 email@example.com
Web Master Julie Fowler 214-926-2504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in placing an advertisement in our newsletter you can contact us by email: FortWorthQG@gmail.com. Someone will get back with you regarding rates, etc.