February 2023 – Volume XXXIX– Issue 5


Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

President: Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

President-Elect: Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Location: PO Box 121942, Fort Worth, TX 76121
Phone: -------


Next meeting: February 21, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

Notes from the President

How about that ice!

One of my dogs loved it! I didn't know he liked to eat ice from the back yard.

We stayed home and I got some piecing done. I am looking forward to seeing you all in our next meeting.

Don't forget to bring goodies



Board Meetings are the first Tuesday of the Month.

Meetings will be held at Wanda Edmunds house at 6:30pm. 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.

February Meeting: Hollis Threads


Shari and Jennifer Hollis will present a participatory meeting on Quilted Hearts.

We will have the hearts for you to decorate and complete. We will have some embellishments available.
Please bring a simple sewing kit for you to use. Neutral thread, needle, scissors, and possibly something with which ti mark the fabric. Please bring whatever embellishments you you can find and don’t mind sharing with others. For example: buttons, lace trims, ribbon (skinnier probably), and the like.


Connie Sliger will be joining us with her presentation:
Scrap Management and Scrappy Quilts


Membership Committee
Thank you to everyone who has paid dues for 2022-2023. We now have 64 active members. We will continue to collect dues at the meetings. I will have a copy of the membership roster at the next meeting for anyone who wants one.

Membership Co Chairs:
Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581
Dave Beers 817-666-8404.

Dues: $30 under 65
$25 65 and over
Free to over 80 with 10 years membership in the guild.

(If you can't make the meeting please send your check to Barbara Hughes

3701 Wayland Dr; Fort Worth TX 76133)



Send Sunshine and Shadows to Anne Houpt :

HUGS quilts

Art Quilting Interest Group



The ALZ Bee met Monday, December 12th. We finished more than 10 fidget quilts for JPS! Lunch was at Yesterday's Sandwich Shop in Aledo. Members attending were: Julie Hedden, Kathy Alexander, Lynda Ives, Judy Turner and hostess Nancy Houston. We missed Sarah Tutt who was diligently making Christmas gifts for her loved ones. January work day is the 3rd Wednesday, January 18 10-4. Please contact Nancy if interested at 682-429-6895.


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!

General Guidelines

  • 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.


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.


Quilts of Valor

January was a busy month for our Quilts of Valor group. We awarded six quilts, two at our meeting, one the next day to our oldest veteran, and three at the ceremony on January 29th at the VFW. One of the veterans who was not able to attend on the 29th, was awarded his privately on February 5th.

The next ceremony is in the planning stages and will be held during the last week of March. We hope to honor and award quilts to at least six Vietnam veterans. We currently have seventeen veterans on our list from Quilts of Valor.

The sew day on February 10th at the Berry Patch Quilt Shop should be fun and productive. We have lots of kits ready for volunteers to put together. We really appreciate Stacy welcoming us at her shop.

Another sew day is scheduled for April 8th at Sandy’s Quilt Shop in Joshua.

Please bring any blocks you’ve completed to the next meeting. We’d like to be able to put a few more tops together and get them quilted and bound before the first of March.

A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers!

Visit for more information.

Cecilia Buckholz

QOVF Group Leader

FWQG QOV Group #84516


Lovies are used for preemie babies and their mother's so they can become familiar with each other's scent.

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.


NICU Quilts

Cook Children's continues to need a variety of quilts including NICU and fidget. You know you resolved to work down your scraps and stash stacks this year and here is a great opporunity.

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.

Thanks for your help.

Julie Hedden

2021-2022 Board and Committees


President- Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

President Elect- Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982
Vice President- Lynda McGee
Vice- President- Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195
Secretary- Jean Wheeler

Treasurer- Karen Wiesman
Member at Large- Sue Hilgardner 817-308-5472

Member at Large-Dee Ramirez 817-228-8024

Past President/Parliamentarian - Molly Risewick 817-721-0500


Communications t

Door Prizes

Greeter Barbara Dumas and Janet Swords

Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294


NICU Julia Hedden 817.797.6109

HUGS Mary Lou Nelson

Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581

Dave Beers 817-666-8404

Newsletter Julie Hedden 817-797-6109

President's Quilt

President's Quilt

Quilt Buddies Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Quilt Show Rep

Quilt Show Rep

Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator

Quilt Show t-shirts

Quilt Show Tickets

Quilt Show Minis

Quilt Show Booth Gillian Coleman 817 269 5158;

Raffle Quilt Cecelia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Raffle Quilt Tickets

Retreats Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

Show N Tell

Sunshine / Shadows: Ann Houpt 817-689-7678

WebMaster Dorene Augustyn 817-995-5740

Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Newsletter Ads

At the January meeting it was suggested that those of us that teach sewing/quilting put our names in the newsletter. I teach sewing and quilting to kids and adults. My main goal is to teach basic sewing skills to start someone on their sewing journey. We do all kinds of projects that teach a variety of skills.

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If you need more information please let me know.