THE FRIENDSHIP STAR MARCH
March 2021 – Volume XXXII – Issue 5
Next meeting –March 16, 6:30 PM
Business Meeting – Logon and chat 6:30-7:00
Meeting starts 7:00
Program –Zoom Meeting
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
We are still meeting virtually, via Zoom
Zoom link will be sent out a day or two before the meeting
A Letter from the President
Notes from the President.
March 2, 2021
The board met tonight and discussed resuming in-person meetings. The church where we have met has resumed in-person worship and is ready for us to meet in the large room where we met two years ago. March and April have speakers that live further away and would best be handled as zoom meetings. We agreed that we should meet in person for the May meeting. As a courtesy, we will all wear masks, and we will allow members the space that they are comfortable with. We have a while to work out the details of our social hour and welcome comments and suggestions from the membership.
I enjoyed the beautiful weather today. It was quite a contrast to two weeks ago. I have not kept up with reports of ongoing storm damage from guild members, but fear that some of our number are struggling with the aftermath. Please let us know if there is any way your fellow quilters can help you thru this difficult time.
I attended my first organizational meeting for the North Texas Quilt Festival. And I came away excited about the plans. It will be at the Irving Convention Center on August 19-21. Guild members will be able to enter two or three quilts depending on participation. Please prepare one or more quilts to enter and plan to attend. It should be lots of fun.
We will need volunteers to work at our booth and to help with various aspects of the show.
There are still a few vacancies in the committee chair list, in part because you have a president who really dislikes making phone calls. If you see a blank spot in the list at the end of the newsletter which you can fill, volunteer and call, test or email me.
We are still adapting 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. Seriously consider getting vaccinated.
Sew on – it’s good for the soul!
Board Members for 2020-2021
President Sarah Tutt
President-Elect Molly Risewick
VP - Program Dorene Beck
VP - Program Thayne Rooney
Treasurer Shelley Clauss
Secretary Cecilia Buckholz
Member at Large Judy Faulkner
Member at Large Kris Morris
President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer
Check further down in the newsletter for to Committee Chairs list
Meeting Minutes from Feb
President, Sarah Tutt called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:05 pm.
Total in attendance: 21, including our guest speaker, Carol Morrissey.
Treasurer’s Report by Shelley Clauss, sent to the membership via email.
Sarah Tutt announced we still need volunteers for the Quilt Show in August. She will include more information in the next newsletter.
The deadline for the Spring Challenge has been extended until April 20, when winners will be announced.
Current membership is now 72.
Membership list will be distributed the first part of March.
March – From Australia with Love – Janelle Schwartz from Dotty & Grace.com, certified Scrappy Applique’ teacher.
There are still spaces available if you are interested in attending the Guild Retreat at the Compass Center, April22-25. The price for 3 nights is $295 or $196 for 2 nights. Send payment to Karen Rhyneer or Shelley Clauss, by April 1st.
Karen Rhyneer will more include information about the upcoming retreat in the next newsletter.
Grace Stroud showed two projects she will be teaching at retreat, a project bag and a cell phone purse. They can be seen on the Fort Worth Quilt Guild Members Group, on Facebook.
Dorene Beck introduced Carol Morrissey, our guest speaker. Carol talked about fabric dying, painting on fabric and getting inspiration from photographs of flowers, animals and her grandchildren. She presented a slide show of several of her beautiful quilts.
Show and Tell
Molly Risewick did a slide show of the quilts and projects that members posted on the Fort Worth Quilt Guild Members Group.
Sarah Tutt showed her jelly roll race quilt.
Diane Arthur showed two quilts, a purple Twinkling Stars quilt and a red and cream Ruby Sensation quilt from a Missouri Star Quilt Co. quilt along.
Julia Hedden had a couple of colorful NICU quilts for JPS.
Lynda McGee showed two of her jelly roll quilts and another she made using 2 ½ strips.
CJ Jordan showed a very colorful quilt she had just finished.
Dorene Beck showed two of the post card quilts she made in the workshop.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:45pm
Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary
Dorene Beck announced an upcoming challenge quilt contest for Guild members. It must be a spring quilt with a flower element. There will be two size categories, mini (9”-24”) or larger (over 24”). Watch the website and Ft Worth Quilt Guild Members page for details
Coming in March, a wonderful instructor from Australia. She will provide her take on the Scrappy Applique method and will have a wonderful trunk show for us.
Challenge Quilt Updates:
Don’t forget about our Challenge quilt. The board determined that any quilt you have finished since March 1, 2020 to the end of the contest date will be eligible to enter. Remember to send your entries to me. I will post them on the Facebook Group page, and then the quilts with the most likes in each category will win!
January through March – Challenge Quilt – Spring Quilts w-floral element
2 Prize packages will be awarded.
Spring Challenge Quilt! Running from January 1 – March 16th when the winners will be selected by secret ballot. Prizes include a basket of fabric Layer cakes, charm packs and supplies, and treats you will be sure to love! No cost to enter.
Two competition categories
Mini - 24” x 24” or smaller but at least 9" x 9"
Medium to Large - Larger than 24” x 24” to 108” x 108”
To compete, create a quilt that represents Spring the best and make sure there is at least one floral -or floral like element in the quilt. It can be any quilted using any method you desire. Must be sandwiched with a binding. Submit a picture of your quilt to me: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, and I will post them on the FWQG Member Facebook page where they will be shown from March 1-16th. Winners will be judged based on the number of likes for your quilt on the Guild Member Facebook page. So, go out and make something and send it in, and then like the quilts you like best.
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
Our membership continues to grow! As of today, we have 72 members registered and paid. Everyone should have received a receipt and membership card via snail mail. (Those who paid with PayPal were not sent a receipt.)
Each member should soon be receiving a copy of our current roster.
Although ZOOM meetings and workshops are not the same as meeting in-person, they are currently our best alternative. Presentations and attendance have improved each month. We are able to schedule outstanding speakers with great visual presentations without the cost of transportation and hotels for the speakers.
More great programs and workshops are upcoming! So be sure to check out the calendar.
Looking forward to seeing more and more of your shining faces on ZOOM.
Carolyn Hughes and Judi Janes
Hope everyone has recovered from the Alaskan weather coming for a visit and overstaying it’s welcome. In March we have Spring forward, Spring Break, Spring begins so we hope warm is on its way.
It has been a year since we have been able to meet and I miss seeing everyone.
3-01 Jenny Hubler
3-03 Mary Lou Nelson
3-15. Cheri Brigham
3-16 Linda B Krucky
3-16. Connie Larsen
3-21. Jean Moulder
3-25. Roxanne Pillar
3-29. Beverly Peterson
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
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
North Texas Quilt Festival Information
North Texas Quilt Festival (August 19-21, 2021)
Yes! The quilt show is on!
I am running the Booth this year and I would like your help stocking it and volunteering to set up and work in it
I will take donations of any hand made items we can sell for the Guild. In the past these have been good sellers, but that always changes year to year:
Mug rugs and coasters
Rotary cutter holders
Boxes and bags
Bags of scraps. For these, please stuff quart baggies full of cotton scraps. Those pieces left over from backing, binding, fussy cutting, etc. You know - the pieces you really don’t want but hate to throw away!! Appliquers love these, as do other scrapaholics.
For those attending the FWQG Retreat in April, I will have a few ideas and items to show and work on.
Closer to the date, I will have my red wagon in my driveway to collect donations.
If you have any questions, please call or text me. Thanks.
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.
If you are coming to our retreat in April, I will be teaching two projects. One is called Call Me. It is a small two sided pouch that can be worn as a crossover purse or around your neck. One side has a mesh pocket and is large enough to hold a cell phone. The other side has two pockets. One is see-through vinyl and the other has a zipper. I think this would be great for a conference or quilt show. I wear mine at home to keep my cell phone handy when I wear pants that don’t have pockets. You will need to bring two fat quarters and a short zipper; the guild will provide the pattern, soft and stable batting, vinyl, mesh, and foldover elastic.
The second project is called Piecekeepers. It is a project bag with a mesh front so you can quickly see what’s inside. This project requires three fat quarters and one longer zipper. Guild provides the pattern, batting, mesh.
I will be helping you with whatever you need help with, in small groups or individually.
FRAYED KNOTS BEE The Frayed Knots bee has been meeting virtually at our usual time. In January, Sarah Tutt showed her log cabin; Ann Houpt previewed her Spring quilt entry and Jonquele Jones displayed the components of a newly started project. Cecilia Buckholz showed a "don't feed the donkey" block she completed for a BOM she’s working on.
ROGUES: Rogue Bee
Three brave members of the Rogue Bee met at Sam’s Italian for dinner on the first Tuesday of the month.
We are hoping in the future to have a better turn out as the virus is conquered by vaccines!
I got my first shot this week – so should be immune by…?? March or April.
Beverly and I are taking quilts to the quilter on Saturday – so…on to the next project.
Laurel is beginning to feel more like herself – able to wear a shoe after her ankle break…progress!
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
Covid strikes again – We will not be meeting in March. It’s the one-year anniversary and the gifts just keep coming. The good news is we are still sewing at home and making masks for FWISD . This month we will be celebrating Chris Tomich with blue batik fabric from our bee members. Happy Birthday Miss Chris. Like all of you, we miss our sewing buddies. Many of us have received our shots and are ready to meet in person soon; here’s hoping we see everyone soon.
Keep good thoughts and “Happy Trails to you until we meet again.”
Many of us have started our vaccine shots and hope to be able to meet again soon. Stay safe and maybe we will all be able to have our guild meetings in person again.
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.
Cook Children's Hospital
14225 Meadow Grove Drive Haslet, TX 76052
972 854 1352
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 (Julie.email@example.com). Or call JPS directly at 817-702-1596 (Katie Bonifas) to arrange to drop off donations.
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
Sunshine, Shadows and Concerns.
Please keep in your thoughts all who suffered, and are still suffering, from the aftermath of the deep freeze. I know many are not back in their homes yet, or are dealing with major clean up.
Also, please remember all who are dealing with COVID issues.
If you would like something shared with the group, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org AND text me.
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 email@example.com
President-Elect Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740 email@example.com
VP - Program Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney. firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606 Cbuckholz1@gmail.com
Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Member at Large Kris Morris email@example.com
Past President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484
Communications Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 email@example.com
Door Prizes Anna Addington 817-564-5431 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819 email@example.com
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 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 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 Mary Lou Nelson 214-394-7715 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912 email@example.com
Sunshine and Shadows Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master Julie Fowler 214-926-2504 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
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