THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
June 2020 – Volume XXV – Issue 9
Next meeting – Virtual Meeting
Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00
Workshop –No Workshop for June
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
From the Quilt Show Chair. It's a survey that she would like completed by all our members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C83B9Z9.
A Letter from the President
Dear quilt sisters,
The summer is upon us and still no meeting. At the present time we cannot safely distance for our meetings. I am hoping this finds you all well. I have gone back to work so I am not as stir crazy. I do see the concern everyday with my patients for everything to get back to normal.
We are going to have a quilt show ! Irving convention Center will open and The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo will go on. We really need to get busy and enter quilts. Also we will need items for the boutique. This is where we make a lot of our money to pay for our speakers.
Every who can please plan to attend.
I am still making masks and scrub caps but hope to get back to quilting soon! I am making some items for the boutique and maybe a mini
Until I see you again!
We will hold a June Zoom on the night of our meeting. I am trying to see if the person we had scheduled can do a program via zoom. We will send out a notice to let you know if Brenda will be presenting her program or not. Stay posted.
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
We have been in “Shelter-in-place” for three month Hope everyone is doing fine. During this time we have been able to complete UFO’s or work on that special project we have had on the shelf for a while. Everyone is looking forward to when we can return to our Guild meetings.
6-05. Deborah Conaway
6-10. Dianne McGee
6-12. Nanda Hall
6-13. Marilyn Smith
6-19. Sarah K McDonald
6-20. Margie Peyton
6-23 Wanda Edmonds
6-23. Cheryl Winstead
6-24. Karyn Jones
6-25. Lynda Long
6-27. Connie Whan
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
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.
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Stay tuned for information regarding Secret Quilt Buddies. Hopefully next month we will be able to return to the Church for a regular meeting.
Our guild is constantly growing with new members and this program is a great way to get to know someone new.
If you have any questions about this fun program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
North Texas Quilt Show Update
The Irving Convention Center is reopening and it looks like we will be able to safely conduct the North Texas Quilt Festival in 2020 on August 13-15! Several changes will be made to ensure the health and safety of all attending. For those who do not feel comfortable about coming out in person, the event will be streamed directly via the internet. The plan is to stream “quilt walks” of the quilt exhibits, stage presentations, and even stops in vendor booths to watch them do demos for the folks at home.
So get those quilts entered online at 2020 Quilt Contest Entry Form. The deadline for entry has been extended to June 15; no entry fee will be charged until July 20. The entry rules can be found online here: Entry Instructions . A lower number of quilt entries are anticipated so you know what that means… a better chance at snagging a ribbon for your special quilt!
The Miniature Quilt Silent Auction is planned so please consider creating one now. The proceeds will go directly to our guild. Entries must be registered at Mini Entry Form.
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.
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 email@example.com
President-Elect Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP - Program Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 email@example.com
VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary Candace Meyer-Williams 817-403-8686 email@example.com
Member at Large Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney. firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Past President /Parliamentarian Mary Lou Nelson 817-244-0832 email@example.com
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
Hospitality Karen Holder 817-773-4391 email@example.com
NICU Karen Holder 817-773-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
HUGS Karen Holder 817-773-4391 email@example.com
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948 email@example.com
Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674 email@example.com
Quilt Show Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Quilt Show Linda Witt 817-581-4912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Quilt Chris Tomich 817-249-3079 CLTomich@flash.net
Raffle Quilt Tickets Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 email@example.com
Raffle Quilt Tickets Pat Wagers 817-821-1137 firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreats Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 email@example.com
Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunshine and Shadows Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960 email@example.com
TAQG Rep Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAQG Rep Laurel Grannon 817-279-3368 email@example.com
TAQG Rep Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 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
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.
For Sale: Shelves for bolts of material. Make offer. Call Margie 817-253-7379