August 2023 Newsletter
August Meeting Info
The August meeting of the Fort Worth Quilt guild will be conducted on zoom. It will be a business meeting only, but there will be time for visiting once the business is concluded. There are two items on the agenda,
1) elect the officers and board members.
2) present the budget for next year. It will be voted on in the September meeting,
The zoom link will open at 6:15 and the business meeting will begin at 6:30. Please attend.
Topic: FWQG Aug Business meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2023 06:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
September meeting will be the Officer Installation and Pot Luck. Bring a dish to share. Tea and water will be provided.
Proposd Slate of Officers
Don't forget that the August meeting is needed in part to confirm and vote for the upcoming board. Please see the proposed board for the 2023-2024 year:
President: Lynda McGee
Vice Presidents: Dorene Joyce
(programs) Janet Swords
Treasurer: Meri Cozart
Secretary: Becky Alrubaiie
Members at large: Dave Beers
See you online at our regularly scheduled meeting time, Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30.
NTQF Show Information
Important dates :
quilt turn in – Sunday, August 13
show starts – Thursday, August 17
show ends - Sunday, August 19
quilt pickup – after 5 pm on Sunday, August 19.
RMEMBER: ORPHAN QUILTS will be charged $5 a day until claimed!
Tickets – We still have 25 tickets left. That’s $300 we are missing out on. If you still need a ticket, please contact Lynda McGee (817.343.9124). Remember, 100% of these ticket sales goes straight to OUR guild.
Carpool -- please consider going with a quilt buddy (or 3). The guild will provide a free ticket to the driver. You can use the guild facebook site to reach out. It is only accessible to guild members. Let Lynda know if you need that free ticket (we even had a member donate a ticket since she will be out oftown)
Volunteers : We still need volunteers. There are openings on
Tuesday for setup (any time between 8:30-3).
Thursday for T-shirts (3-5).
Friday for T-shirts (12-3 and 3-5:30), mini sales (2:30-5:30), bag check (5-6).
Saturday for bag check (11:30-2:30), T-shirts (12-3), mini sales (1-3), takedown (5-6:30), quilt return (5:45-8). Use signup genius for the ‘guild’ positions
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4DAAA62FA0F94-north and for Expo positions use
If you registered a quilt(s) in the show, it’s time to finish and/or prep. Look at quilt entry preparations http://www.fwqg.org/uploads/1/2/7/7/127780965/div_categoryinstructions.pdf
If you need someone to drop off and/or pickup your entry, contact Lynda McGee or Molly Risewick as soon as possible to schedule an early drop.
Get those booth items to Ann Houpt!!
There will be some new and interesting things at the show. Special quilt exhibits (they sound
fascinating). A ‘treasure hunt’ with a small prize for completion. ‘Make Space’ area with interesting crafts to make while there. Something new, called Quilt Street, will be introduced at our show…may include a little party. More vendors than last year.
Check out the guild website fwqg.org for all the quilt show information and links.
Tights Knots July Meeting
Our meeting was hosted by Carolyn Hughes. We started with lots of conversation. Everyone was happy to see each other and spend time catching up. We talked about children, dogs, our first TVs and phones.
As my great niece Dixie would say, “Old lady stuff.” Then we ate dessert first before it melted. You know the saying, “Life is short, eat dessert first.”
Show and Tell was short and sweet. Apparently, our bee members were busy this month with vacations etc. Pat Wagers shared some wallets she made for her daughter. Grace Stroud had a lovely Blooming Nine Patch quilt to show. It was made of 1 ½ “ squares. (Wow, just saying, wow.) Like I said short and sweet. This month was one of the months we brought socks to donate to Safe Haven. Lots of fun socks were collected in time for back to school.
We ended our meeting playing Left Right Center for animal print fabric this month. I was not the only one who was confused by what is an animal print. I brought some hippo fabric. Soon it was down to just me and Grace. Sadly, Grace Stroud took home the fat quarters. There is always next time.
Try to stay cool out there folks.
Where has the summer gone? Can you believe it is August already. The North Texas quilt festival is only a few weeks away. I am so looking forward to going and seeing all the beautiful quilts everyone has made. Our guild is blessed with many great quilters.
Teachers are busy setting up their class rooms getting ready for another school year. Those with children are shopping for school supplies and clothing. Of course we are looking forward to September when triple digit temperatures days are just a memory.
A big “Thank you”to all that brought snacks to the July guild meeting and “Thank You” to those who helped me set up and clean up after the meeting. I appreciate your help. Our August meeting will be a zoom meeting.
8-04 Judi Janes
8-13 Grace Stroud
8-15 Olivia Baron
8-15 Beverly Regan
8-18 Anna Downs
8-20 Laurel Grannan
8-21 Judy Faulkner
8-27 Jean Wheeler
8-29 Peggy Herring
3701 Wayland Dr
Ft Worth, Tx 76133
See everyone in September.
Membership co chairs:
Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581 email@example.com
Dave Beers 817-666-8404
quilts by Dave@gmail.com