November 2019 – Volume XVIII – Issue 2


Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

President: Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

President-Elect: Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960


Next meeting – Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00

Program –Suzanne DiCarlo Quilts of Valor

Workshop – No Workshop this month

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

A Letter from the President

Dear FWQG Friends,

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It always brings up very wonderful memories of my maternal grandmother Marie Roy. My grandmother bestowed upon me her love of baking and quilting. I don’t remember her ever having an idle moment. I did not appreciate her quilting skills as much when she was alive as I do now. Grandma would have loved the advent of rotary cutters and all the tools we have now. I remember her cutting out cardboard templates with scissors. Then cut out the pieces with scissors as well. Everything was hand pieced and hand quilted. I also remember her quilting frame hung from the ceiling. She has

been gone for over 40 years but the memories as still strong.

I hope everyone in your families is well and getting ready for the coming holiday season. I know for some the season is very hard. I wish for everyone to reach and help them whenever possible. After all, this is the season of giving and giving thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!


President, Fort Worth Quilt Guild

Program Report

Molly Risewick

I cannot believe we are already at mid-November! If you were not able to join us for JoLynn O’Neil’s workshop and you are curious about paper piecing or you already enjoy paper piecing, I have to tell you that you missed a great workshop. We had a lot of fun, learned a lot and ended up with some very cool looking blocks. I need to finish my block so that I can show it off during show and tell!

This month we will have Suzanne DiCarlo coming to talk to us about the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Remember to bring any QOV that you have made, or that you have a finished top for, to share with us during the show and tell portion of our meeting.

Dorene and I are getting excited, as we get ready for our December meeting. We have a few fun things in store that we hope you will enjoy. Please remember that it will be a potluck dinner, so get thinking about what you might want to bring that evening. We will also do an ornament exchange, so please bring or make one for the swap. In addition, we are going to do an optional Christmas tree block swap…. Except it isn’t really a swap. If you would like to bring a 10.5” (10” finished) Christmas tree block, you will turn it in and put your name on a ticket. Before the end of the evening, we will draw one ticket, and that person will go home with all of the Christmas tree blocks with which they can make a quilt, table runners or some wall hangings. We hope you will participate and we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with. (Thank you Julie Hedden for the suggestion!!)

Finally, the sign-up sheets will be out for the January and March workshop. In January, Winnie Fleming is returning and there is some prep work that needs to be done prior to her workshop. If you have been looking forward to her return, please make sure you get signed up so that I can send you the supply list and instructions for what you need to come to class having done in order to get the most out of it.

Looking ahead to 2020

January: Winnie Fleming Program: Star Quilts WW: Borders Galore

February: Margie Lawrence Program: Round Robin Quilts (No workshop this month)

March: Carol Morrissey Program: Confessions of an Absent-minded Quilter WW: postcards

April: Pleasant Hill Quilters Program: The Underground Railroad (No workshop this month)

May: Terry Moshar Program: History of Male Quilters

WW: EPP101

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)


Sixty-six people have paid their 2019-2020 dues for FWQG membership. Have you? Anyone who has not paid their dues by the end of November will be dropped from the membership roster. You do not want to be left out.

Membership fees:

Ø Under 65 years of age - $25 per year;

Ø 65 and over - $20 per year

Ø And 80 years or older with 10 years of continuous membership is FREE!

What a bargain! You can hear outstanding speakers, attend reasonably priced workshops, have fellowship with like-minded ladies and participate in community service activities.


November, we set the clocks back. Veterans Day and Thanksgiving

To all that brought snacks to the October guild meeting, “thank you” everyone enjoyed them. With the holidays just around the corner, find that recipe you have been wanting to try, make it and bring it to the November guild meeting for all to enjoy, we will have tea, if you want something other than tea to drink bring it for others to enjoy.
November Birthdays
11-03. Rose Hildebrand
11-07. Barbara Dumas
11-08. Daveenya Stone
11-13. CJ Jordan
11-19. Sherry Killebrew
11-26. Diane Hearon

Karen Holder and Marilyn Smith


Secret Quilt Buddies

We are getting into the swing of things. Don't forget to bring something for your buddy and maybe tuck in a Thanksgiving surprise.

If you have any questions about this fun program or will miss the meeting, please call/text me at (858) 883-5674

Lori Darley


The dates of our retreat for 2020 are April 16 – 19. We will go to the Compass Centre in Mount Calm, just over an hour’s drive from Fort Worth. All you have to bring with you when you go to the Compass Centre is things to wear and things to sew. You don’t have to bring linens, you won’t need to bring bags of groceries, and you won’t have to take time away from sewing to prepare a meal. The cost of the retreat is $295 for three nights and $196 for two nights. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card. You may pay over the course of several months or all in one fell swoop—your choice. Please see Grace Stroud if you’d like to join us at the 2020 retreat.

If finances are a concern, see the note in the Bev Ramsey Fund section.







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.

NICU Quilts

Karen Holder

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.

Thank you,

Beverly Peterson


Please report your sunshines and shadows to the guild email 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.


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.


This appears to be a slow news month. If you want a newsier newsletter, please send articles to the guild email address

Except for reports from the board meeting, articles should be submitted two weeks before the scheduled meeting.

2019-2020 Board and Committees

2019-2020 Board and Committees


President Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

President-Elect Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960

VP - Program Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Secretary Candace Meyer-Williams 817-403-8686

Member at Large Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.

Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Past President /Parliamentarian Mary Lou Nelson 817-244-0832


Communications Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

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

Hospitality Karen Holder 817-773-4391

NICU Karen Holder 817-773-4391

HUGS Karen Holder 817-773-4391

Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948

Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997

President's Quilt

Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674

Quilt Show Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Quilt Show Linda Witt 817-581-4912

Raffle Quilt Chris Tomich 817-249-3079

Raffle Quilt Tickets Grace Stroud 817-578-5952

Raffle Quilt Tickets Pat Wagers 817-821-1137

Retreats Grace Stroud 817-578-5952

Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912

Sunshine and Shadows Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960

TAQG Rep Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

TAQG Rep Laurel Grannon 817-279-3368

TAQG Rep Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Web Master Julie Fowler 214-926-2504

Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

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