THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
November 2019 – Volume XVIII – Issue 2
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.
President, Fort Worth Quilt Guild
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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