THE FRIENDSHIP STAR February
February 2023 – Volume XXXIX– Issue 5
FORT WORTH QUILT GUILD
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 Rooney.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
Dave Beers 817-666-8404. QUILTSBYDAVE@gmail.com
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)
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.
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
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!
- 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 FUND
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
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 www.QOVF.org for more information.
QOVF Group Leader
FWQG QOV Group #84516
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.
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.
2021-2022 Board and Committees
President- Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect- Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.email@example.com
Vice President- Lynda McGee firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice- President- Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary- Jean Wheeler email@example.com
Member at Large-Dee Ramirez 817-228-8024 firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President/Parliamentarian - Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 email@example.com
Greeter Barbara Dumas and Janet Swords
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 firstname.lastname@example.org
NICU Julia Hedden 817.797.6109 email@example.com
HUGS Mary Lou Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 email@example.com
Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Beers 817-666-8404 email@example.com
Newsletter Julie Hedden 817-797-6109 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Buddies Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.email@example.com
Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator
Quilt Show Booth Gillian Coleman 817 269 5158; firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Quilt Cecelia Buckholz 817-480-7606 Cbuckholz1@gmail.com
Raffle Quilt Tickets
Retreats Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484 email@example.com
Sunshine / Shadows: Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 firstname.lastname@example.org
WebMaster Dorene Augustyn 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you need more information please let me know.