THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
FORT WORTH QUILT GUILD
Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ
1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
President: Lynda McGee 817-343-9124
Board Meetings are the last Thursday of the Month.
The location for meetings for this year will be at Lynda's house or via Zoom.
If you have something that needs to be brought to the attention of the Board, or you would like to discuss the issue in person, please contact a Board Member.
Board Meetings are open to all but only board members can vote at the meetings.
Tidbits from the President
I have just returned from the Houston Quilt Show.
Lots of classes, lots of quilts, lots of quilters, lots of fun. I hope to have at least one example for show and tell.
November and December always seem to fly by in a blur of activity. I know I have to plan Thanksgiving with my parents and Christmas with ALL my kids in Austin. I also have a new grandchild due on December 26. We all hope he waits. Somewhere in that prep schedule I need to quilt. I always have more projects than
And here is a tidbit of wisdom from my Mom…
i before e, except when your foreign neighbor Keith receives
eight counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty caffeinated weightlifters,
The 2023-2024 budget is completed. You should have seen it in a separate SMORE with some explanation of items. Please review before the meeting. We will vote on it then.
Quilts of Valor Ceremony
Our program on November 21st will be a Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony. We have several veterans and their family members who will be in attendance.
I hope we have a great turnout of Guild members at this event, to show these veterans how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.
The first few rows in front of the stage will be reserved for our special guests.
The local DAR chapter will be bringing refreshments for this special event
If you have pieced QOV squares, pleas bring them to turn in!
QOV Group Leader
December is our "A Christmas Carol" Christmas Party!!
Bring a dish of candies, cookies, or a dessert to share with all!
BAKED POTATOES, BRISKET and TOPPINGS will be provided!!
Also bring a long-lost Quilt Guild member and a friend along for a night of Fun, Beauty, Fellowship/Make n Take - Christmas Gifts and warm Food!!!
Barbara and Shelley will be ready to take membership dues from all who have not yet renewed.
Dues are $30 per year or $25 per year if 65 or over. Come prepared to take care of this! If you are unable to attend this month, please contact Shelley Clauss at 817.994.0195 to make payment arrangements.
Please note: all members not renewed by the end of November will no longer receive the newsletter and will be removed from the Facebook Member page.
NORTH TEXAS QUILT FESTIVAL 2023
Grand Total TA DA!!! - $2999.60
Here’s the breakdown from the show (we will need to pay state sales tax on some of this):
T-shirts --- Sold 18, profit $103.50
Tickets --- Received 65, Sold 42, profit $504
Mini --- 11 minis, profit $670.14
Booth --- during show $954.14, post show $680, electricity -$110, Total profit $1524.14
Miscellaneous --- $197.82 (our guild %)
Way to go, everyone!
Theme for next year ‘Beach-y Life’ . So start quilting! And remember, the show is August 1-3 so
plan on all deadlines being earlier.
November, we will Fall back, we get the hour back that we lost last Spring… rumor has it this is the LAST time we have to fall back.
We have Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. We have so much to be Thankful for.
“Thank You “ to all that brought snacks to the October guild meeting. Also “Thank You“ to all that helped with the set up and clean up after the meeting I appreciate your help very much. At the November meeting we will have Quilts of Valor presentations and the members working on the Committee will be doing the Refreshments. I know it will be a wonderful presentation.
11-07 Barbara Dumas
11-13. C J Jordan
11-19. Shelly Hillerbrew
11-20. Susan Connell
11-20 Yvette Richey
11-27. Connie Levsen
** NEW **
EMBROIDERY BEE -- sponsor Wanda Edmonds
Four of us got together for the formational meeting of the Embroidery Bee
We decided to meet on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 in the morning. The december meeting will be at Wanda Edmonds home, and her address is 1317 Marie Ln, White Settlement, TX 76108 and phone number is 682-560-9101.
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
Start a Bee
One of the most fun parts of belonging to a Guild is getting to know other quilters. But, there aren’t many opportunities to actually get to SEW and learn from one another, except in a bee. Most of the guild bees have been around for many years and don’t have openings for many newcomers. If you want to get know more of your fellow members, start a new bee!
- 7-9 members. Start with the people sitting near you at Guild or advertise in the bee section of the newsletter, or on the FB page.
- A place to meet: dining room table, living room, playroom, apartment clubhouse, nearby church… You may want to rotate hosting among those with enough space.
- Monthly meeting time for 1.5-4 hours. Some groups may also have periodic all-day project days or retreats.
- Some groups organize around a common interest: appliqué, modern, art, charity projects, while some are based on proximity.
- Start simply and see how the group’s dynamics play out through time. There are lots of activity ideas online.
Join your quilt sisters at the 2024 Guild Retreat!
Cost: $109 per night $327 for 3 nights or $218 for 2 nights
Dates: April 18-21, 2024
We will have 3 days and 3 nights of great fun and much accomplishment! I will be taking deposits for the 2024 Guild Retreat at the meeting! A deposit of only $25 is due to reserve your spot. I will be at the Membership Table to take your reservation. Don't hesitate to join us.
2024 Guild Raffle Quilt
For the 2024 Guild Raffle Quilt we would like to create a quilt of Christmas Presents. We would love for each guild member to contribute blocks. We need Christmas presents in varying sizes of 3.5", 6.5" and 12.5". Everyone that is willing to make a block can create a Christmas present using any color of CHRISTMAS fabric, we only ask that the background fabric to your block be white. You can create a Christmas present with a ribbon and a bow, without a bow, the creativity is up to you! We just ask that your completed block be 3.5", 6.5" or 12.5". It is our hope to have a quilt completed by Jan, therefore we need completed blocks by Dec guild meeting, Dec 19, 2023.
It is our recommendation that we schedule a day for anyone who would like to participate to gather and assemble the quilt. If you would like for us to host, we can provide the space. We cannot host on a Friday.
We plan to make a couple of sample blocks to bring to the meeting as well.
Jennifer and Shari of Hollis Threads
BEV RAMSEY FUND
Bev Ramsey was a charter member of the guild, a past president, a teacher and a friend. We lost her way too early. The Bev Ramsey fund was set up to help those in need enjoy the things she loved very much, retreats and workshops.
If you would like to make one (or 100) take two pieces of 14" square fabric - one cotton, and one flannel. Sew them right sides together, leaving a gap to turn. Turn, then topstitch around the entire piece.
Beverly Peterson collects them at Guild meetings to give to Cook Children's. Cook's is always very grateful for the gifts.
QUILTS OF VALOR
See program notes for information about November presentation.
Be sure to bring any blocks you’ve completed to the next meeting. I’ll have more kits for anyone wanting to take some home.
Just a reminder: Recommended size for QOV’s 60”x80” (minimum:55”x65”; maximum: 72”x90”)
Thanks again for all of your hard work!!
QOV Group Leader
We primarily do 36"x36" pre-washed quilts and fidget quilts, but JPS has asked for adult size quilts as well. See sizes below.
Other items accepted are lovies (10x10 or 12x12), resolution squares, ostomy bag covers and post-mastectomy heart pillows. Adult quilt sizes requested are Lap (39"x48"), Throw (52"x60") and Twin (60"x75") More info on these is on the following website.
The August, September, and October Treasurers reports are attached.
2023-2024 Board and Committees
President- Lynda McGee 817-343-9124 email@example.com
President- ElectVP : NEEDED
Vice- President VP Prpgrams: Dorene Joyce 817-847-1687 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Swords 817-551-700 3 email@example.com
Secretary: Becky Alrubaiie
Member at Large-Yvette Rickey
Past President/Parliamentarian - Wanda Edmunds 817 682-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeter Barbara Dumas and Needed
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 email@example.com
HUGS Mary Lou Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 email@example.com
Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
Newsletter Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Rep Needed
Quilt Show Rep Needed
Quilt Show t-shirts Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
Quilt Show Minis Jonquele Jones 817-266-0103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Booth Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 email@example.com
Raffle Quilt Needed
Retreats Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show N Tell Needed
Sunshine / Shadows: Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 email@example.com
WebMaster Dorene Joyce 817-995-5740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
Saginaw Thursday Quilters meets every Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Joyce Spindor Community Center, 620 Park Center Blvd, Saginaw TX 76179.
We hand quilt for our members and clients. We take a snack break at 10:00, hosted by members for a month at a time.
Once a month we celebrate members’ birthdays. On third Thursday we have a themed luncheon.
Contact Kay Lotz, guild member, at 817-946-8286 (leave a message please) for more information.
Sell your Stuff!!
We love to help out and are glad to put your advertisement in the newsletter for a minimal charge.
Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, opens its new fall/winter exhibits: "All Creatures Great and Small" exhibit is based o the books by James Herriot; also on display are Antique Quilts from the Koval Collection. The show runs through December 23rd. Check out their website http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org