THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
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: Lynda McGee 817-343-9124
Installation of Officers and Annual Pot Luck
Board Meetings are the first Tuesday of the Month.
The location for meetings for the year will be decided at the first meeting of the new Board.
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.
Notes from the President
- New officer installation and potluck! (Tea and water provided)
- Mendie Cannon presents Brazilian Embroidery.
- Quilts of Valor
- Christmas Party – activities to be announced at a later date
September marks the beginning of our new year. We will be collecting dues for 2023-2024. Please bring cash or check made payable to FWQG. Dues are $30 for under 65 yrs; $25 for 65yrsand older; free for over 80yrs with 10 yrs of membership in the Guild. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195. email@example.com
Barbara Hughes. 903-926-3581. firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH TEXAS QUILT FESTIVAL 2023
This year's show was a great success. It was much more crowded than last year. We had several ribbon winning quilts from our members! Preliminary numbers show that our guild made over $2000. (Final numbers will be available after the ‘EXPO’ closes everything out and sends the guilds our percentages.)
We need a couple of volunteers to represent our guild for next year’s show. There are notes and spreadsheets from this year to make the job easier. The main job is to be the FWQG liaison.
Meetings usually start in January or February. You would go to NTQF board meetings (some in person, some zoom), take guild information to those meetings and bring back info from the meetings. A little show ‘cheerleading’ is helpful. Lynda McGee, this year's show coodrinator, will likely be at most meetings as the ‘set up’ coordinator. Please consider helping.
Thank you again to EVERYONE who entered quilts, bought tickets and t-shirts, made items for the booth, volunteered (before, during and after) and came to the event.
And remember, next year’s show will be the first week in August, so start on those show winning quilts NOW!
Congratulations to the new corps of officers. With your leadership, the guild will have a great year.
The September guild meeting will be installation of officers and we will have a covered dish dinner. Make your favorite dish and join us for food and fellowship. If you bring a serving utensils, be sure to label it. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our guild meeting.
9-04 Dian Estes
9-11. Cindy Smith
9-13. Alice Birkhimer
9-24 Molly Risewick
9-29. Karen Kay Lotz
Art Quilting Interest Group
Jonquel Jones has been the intrepid leader of the Art Quilting Interest Group and is interested in continuing to faciliate the group and share her amazine collection of supplies!! The group was scheduled to meet on the first Saturday of the nonth in this past year and attendance was spotty. If you are interested in meeting witht this group, please text Jonquele with your preferred day and time. You can also connect with her at the September meeting.
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
The August meeting of the Tight Knots Bee was hosted by Barbara Hughes. Members present
were Barbara Anderson, Carolyn Hughes, Judi Janes, Barbara Hughes, Grace Stroud, Pat
Wagers, Cheri Bigham, Chris Tomich and Peggie Herring. Ceci Villa had a family emergency
and Patty Ford decided not to brave the heat! Smart girl. It is brutal right now.
As usual, our first conversation was a health check around the circle. Two decades ago, we
formed our little bee and some of us are showing a little wear and tear. But we are putting
up a good fight!
Show ‘N’ Tell:
- Barbara H. showed a ginormous blue, yellow and white quilt made for her own bed.
This was followed by a bed topper made from quilt scraps. She will cover her quilt
with the topper to protect it when her dogs get on the bed.
- Cheri showed some Big Stars she is experimenting with. Also, she showed a NICU
- Peggie tried cooling us off by showing us a Christmas table runner.
- Grace completed a large paper-pieced Cardinal. She purchased the kit at last year’s
quilt show and plans to donate the wall hanging to J.T. Stevens Elementary. Grace
was the librarian at JTS for 13 years and her grandson Asa is completing his 7 th year as
a student at JTS. Of course, the JTS mascot is a Cardinal.
Barbara served delicious homemade pound cake for an afternoon treat. Peggie, Grace, and
Judi were presented with their birthday fabrics. What a treat to get 5 yards of fabric (color of
your choice) on your birthday. Ceci won Right-Left-Center in absentia. The fat quarters were
Note: Approximately 75 pairs of children’s socks have been collected by Tight Knots and
have been delivered to Safe Haven.
Submitted by Judi Janes
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.
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.
QUILTS OF VALOR
This hot summer weather has kept a lot of us indoors. Hopefully you have taken advantage of it and gotten some sewing done. What better way to spend a hot day, than staying in and sewing with friends.
We will have more block kits ready to pick up at the September meeting. If you have some ready to turn in, please bring them to the meeting. We still have a couple of quilt kits out, also.
I had the pleasure of awarding one of our quilts to Korean War veteran William Covington on Saturday, September 2 nd . He is 92 years old and recovering from a fall, so his ceremony was held
in his living room. He and his wife were so pleased with his QOV. His quilt was made with friendship stars and floating stars, set on point. The Covington’s wanted the members ofthe Guild to know just how much they appreciate all that we do for veterans.
If you would like to nominate a family member or friend who has been touched by war, please go to the QOVF.org website and fill out the form. We would love to award several at our November meeting
Just a reminder: Recommended size for QOV’s 60”x80” (minimum:55”x65”; maximum: 72”x90”)
Thanks again for all of your hard work!!
QOV Group Leader
We primarily do 36"x36" pre-washed quilts and fidget quilts, but JPS has asked for adult size quilts as well. See sizes below.
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.
2023-2024 Board and Committees
President- Lynda McGee 817-343-9124 email@example.com
President- ElectVP :
Vice- President VP Prpgrams: Dorene Joyce 817-847-1687 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Swords 817-551-700 3 email@example.com
Secretary: Becky Alrubaiie
Member at Large-Yvette Rickey
Past President/Parliamentarian - Wanda Edmunds 817=682-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeter Barbara Dumas and Janet Swords
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
Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581 email@example.com
Dave Beers 817-666-8404 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Julie Hedden 817-797-6109 email@example.com
Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator
Quilt Show t-shirts Julia Hedden 817.797.6109 email@example.com
Quilt Show Booth Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 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 Joyce 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
August Meeting Minutes
The August meeting was held on Zoom and was held to elect officers for the 2023-24 year,
Saginaw Thursday Quilters meets every Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Joyce Spindor Community Center, 620 Park Center Blvd, Saginaw TX 76179.
We hand quilt for our members and clients. We take a snack break at 10:00, hosted by members for a month at a time.
Once a month we celebrate members’ birthdays. On third Thursday we have a themed luncheon.
Contact Kay Lotz, guild member, at 817-946-8286 (leave a message please) for more information.
Sell your Stuff!! Remember, we love to help out and are glad to put your advertisement in the newsletter for a minimal charge!!
Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, opens its new fall/winter exhibits: "All Creatures Great and Small" exhibit is based o the books by James Herriot; also on display are Antique Quilts from the Koval Collection. The show runs throughDecember 23rd.
Marissa Greene from the Fort Worth Report will be at the meeting for informal discussions with members abut how our faith intereects with our quilting. The virtue of patience is required!!