THE FRIENDSHIP STAR November
November 2021 – Volume XXXVIII– Issue 2
Our October speaker will be from the Granbury quilt shop, Sew Much Love.
Notes from the President
Notes from the President.
October 10, 2021
Every month I find myself in absolute wonder and awe at how quickly the
time flies by. I remember feeling in August that the holidays seemed so far
away, yet here I am scrambling to get some projects done to make sure I will
be able to mail them off before Christmas. I am not the best planner in the
world, so I am constantly looking for ways to keep myself on schedule to get
things done in a timely fashion. I am hoping this year is the year that I timed
things out right!
In November, I really try to focus on my gratitude. Sometimes the start of
the year and all of the busy-ness of the start of school gets me cranky and
feeling a bit worn down by mid-October. By focusing on some of the many
things I have to be grateful for, I am reminded of how blessed I really am.
Right now, I am very grateful for this guild and all of the members. I look
forward to seeing those of you who have been able to come in person each
month. I enjoy the programs that our vice presidents’ have put together. I
enjoy the opportunity to learn something and to see beautiful work
presented by our presenter and by our guild members during our show and
tell time. Thank you all for being a blessing in my life.
Now onto a little bit of business…Dorene Augustyn (formerly Beck) and
Lynda McGee both stepped forward to offer their help to fill the Member at
Large position we had open. After talking to them both, Dorene is going to
continue being our webmaster and she is going to get involved in the NTQF
at some level. With her taking on those roles, this month we will need to
vote to approve Lynda McGee as our other Member at Large representative.
I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting. I can’t wait to see
what you bring to share with us for Show and Tell.
The board meetings are on the 1st Monday of the month via Zoom link starting at 6:30 pm. If you have something that needs to be brought to the board’s attention or would like a link to the meeting, please contact a board member. Board meetings are open to all, but only board members may vote.
Upcoming Program: Sew Much Love
We are looking forward to our November meeting when the quilt shop in Granbury (Sew Much Love) will come to show us new gadgets and fabric lines!! Consider this your personal holiday shopping opportunity and get yourself some treats!!!!
And then in December, we will have extra special fun at our famous Holiday Party!!!! Things to remember in preparation for this event: if for some reason you won't be able to make it, please assign a friend to sign you up AND PAY 10$ for the box lunch of your choice. All of these are guaranteed to be delish, coming as they do from the Gourmet to Go shop Fesstivities!!!!!
Yummy Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Deluxe Tuna Salad Sandwich
Gourmet Turkey and Havarti Wrap with herb dressing
Primo Ham and Havarti Sandwich
We will also have our choice of their wonderful brownies or Snickerdoodles!!!
Also, please put on your thinking cap and make (or purchase) a lovely Christmas ornament. THEN bring it in a BROWN PAPER BAG(of any size) so you will be prepared to play a hilarious game of exchange!!!!
PLEASE remember to PAY at the meeting so we can have an accurate count of who will eat with us!!!!!!!!!!
(Aside from Julie - David Beers mentioned how much he enjoyed seeing friends he hadn't seen for awhile at the October meeting.)
Do you like to appliqué? paper piece? have an embroidery machine? Consider making a mini quilt / small wall hanging for next summer’s quilt show.
I have penciled down sit-and-sews for 1st Tuesdays from November to June from 1-5 pm in my home. The playroom can accommodate 7 stitchers. It’s free, but you need to sign up at Guild and make a $10 deposit to be returned when you arrive. You may work on a mini for the Guild or for yourself. Next sit-and-sew is December 7.
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The dues increase was passed at the October business meeting. For those paying in November, the dues are as follows:
under 65 years of age —$30,
over 65 —$25,
80 years and older with 10 years in guild—free.
Thanks to the 54 members who have already paid.
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
How quickly the year is passing into the history book. In November we set the clock back and get that hour back we lost last spring. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We have so much to be thankful for. I am Thankful for the friendship we share and we are able to meet each month. Thankful for all we have been able to accomplish this year during difficult times.
11-07. Barbara Dumas
11-13. CJ Jordan
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
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.
QUILTS OF VALOR
Quilts of Valor
If you have a quilt or a top for the quilts of valor program, please contact
Suzanne DiCarlo, Information and Help Desk Coordinator, QOVF
email is suzanne.dicarlo@QOVF.org
QOV will also have a booth at the Quilt Show.
Please consider making a couple of 36" square NICU quilts for JPS. It's a great chance to use up some stash, try a new pattern, etc. I will be collecting them at meetings. Their website, below, identifies other needs for sewn, knitted and crocheted donations.
SUNSHINE & SHADOWS
Minutes from October Meeting
President, Molly Risewick called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm, October 19th.
A motion was made by Judy Turner and seconded by Ann Houpt, to approve the minutes of the September meeting, as published in the newsletter.
Karen Wiesman gave the Treasurers report, with an ending balance of $25,413.26
Membership dues will increase by $5.00. All but two members were in favor of the increase. There will also be an increase in the workshop fees, from $25 to $35.
Beverly Peterson is collecting 14” cotton/flannel lovies. She has plenty of flannel but is in need of coordinating cottons.
Marilyn Smith announced the members celebrating a birthday this month.
Karen Rhyneer is heading up the Quilt Retreat again this year. The dates are April 21-24, 2022 at the Compass Center. You can reserve your spot with a $25 deposit. Karen is taking installment payments .
Thayne Rooney welcomed Barb Eikmeier as our guest speaker at the October meeting. Her program was “It’s all in the sashing”.
November program we will welcome Sew Much Love quilt shop from Granbury.
December will be our Guild Holiday Party. Feastivities will cater for $10 per person. Thayne will need a head count at the November meeting.
There will be an ornament exchange. Please bring your ornament in a plain brown paper bag.
Cecilia Buckholz has raffle tickets for each member to sell. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.00. Each member is expected to sell at least $20 worth. The date for the drawing is November 15, 2022. If you did not pick up your tickets at the October meeting, please see her at the next meeting. It will take the whole Guild to make this fundraiser a success.
Mini Quilt Auction
Jonquele Jones spoke about the mini quilts for the next quilt show. She showed several examples of mini’s and encouraged the members to get an early start on making them. This is another excellent money maker for the Guild, as long as we turn in our quota.
Show and Tell
Judy Turner showed two “fidget quilts” she made for the patients at Harris Hospital. She encouraged others to join her in making them.
Jean Moulder showed a colorful quilt she says started out as a jelly roll race quilt. She didn’t like how it turned out , so she chopped it up and sewed it back together.
Lynda McGee showed “Wedding Blues” made for Nick, unfortunately the wedding was cancelled three weeks before the big day.
Lynda McGee also showed “Puzzles Fun” that was to be for Noah. This was to welcome Noah into the family when his Mom married Nick. Oh well.
Lynda also showed the quilt she made for her nephew Joseph and his wife Reyna’s marriage. She makes a quilt for every niece and nephew’s wedding.
Wanda Edmonds showed “Acid Green Log” quilted by Dave, made for herself. This was made with a jelly roll and embroidery in the center.
Jonquele Jones showed “Neon City”, a wonky Dresden wall hanging she made for herself.
Jonquele also showed Nicholas’ house warming, a quilt she made for her Son in Law. It was a Pat Speth quilt along. Quilted by Cecilia Buckholz
Another quilt pieced by Jonquele and quilted by Cecilia, was called Floral North Star. It was also a Pat Speth quilt along.
Sue Hilgardner showed two vintage quilt tops she found in a cedar chest in her Mother in Laws house. The chest had not been opened since 1963. Sues mother in law did not sew, so she’s not sure who made them or when.
Gillian Cole showed “Fall Leaf” a quilt she started in a Shannon Brinkley workshop, and finally finished.
Gillian also showed “Xanadu”, a mystery quilt by Deb Heatherly for Grid Girls. Too many biases, she’s happy to get it done. Not yet quilted.
Cecilia Buckholz showed a lap quilt she pieced and quilted for her Sister in Law, called Spicy Diamonds.
Last minute announcement: Wanda Edmonds announced Sewing World will be having Embroidery Club meetings on the first Thursday of each month from 10-1.
Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary
2020-2021 Board and Committees
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Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 email@example.com
NICU Julia Hedden 817.797.6109 firstname.lastname@example.org
HUGS Mary Lou Nelson email@example.com
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Newsletter Julie Hedden 817-797-6109 email@example.com
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