THE FRIENDSHIP STAR January
January 2022 – Volume XXXVIII– Issue 4
FORT WORTH QUILT GUILD
Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ
1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
President: Molly Risewick 817-721-0500
President-Elect: Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101
January 18th meeting. Please consider wearing a mask as omicron variant is very contagious.
Notes from the President
Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but most years I try to set some sort of goals for myself. However, I have to admit that this year I decided setting goals and figuring out what all I want to try to accomplish in 2022 could wait. The only one I currently have that was set prior to the new year, is that I have a wedding quilt that needs to be made, and I would love to get it done before I go to the wedding in June. What about you? Did you get around to setting any goals this year? Do you follow any quilters? I like to watch Pat Sloan’s Youtube videos where she shares the different projects she is working on. She shared this week that she has 23 quilt tops that just need backs and then sent off for quilting. I think I have close to 23 WIPs and about 3-5 tops that need to be quilted. Some of those might make it onto my goal list when I get around to it. Have you taken inventory of what quilting projects need your attention? I hope that you will find time to sort through those projects and determine which ones to keep, which to donate and which to repurpose.
Information regarding our upcoming meeting: As you are all aware, the Omicron variant of Covid is on the rise, as it spreads much quicker than the previous variants. However, they are also saying that it does not pack the same punch as the previous variants. I would like to ask you to consider wearing a mask if you come to the January meeting in person. I am not mandating that you wear a mask, but would like you to consider it. If you don’t want to wear mask, please be aware of your social distance when you are around people who are outside of your regular bubble. This is not meant to be a political statement, I just want people to be safe and I want you all to stay healthy. I am not thrilled about mask wearing, but my parents who are in their mid-80s are staying with me for a few months, so I feel I need to try to do everything to make sure they are protected. Will it work? Who knows? If you are uncomfortable attending our meeting at this time, we hope to provide a zoom link so that you can attend the meeting virtually. We will send the link out in a smore on the day of our meeting.
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: Running with the Big Dogs
We will start out the year with "Running with the Big Dogs," a hilarious account of Sherri Worley's experience being part of a very competitive quilting bee. Come to our next meeting on the 18th to learn how things could be much worse in your life!!
In February, quilter Terry Mosher will present a lecture called the History of Male Quilters, based on his touring exhibition of quilts by men. Terry has a 30 year history of quilting and other forays into fabric manipulation including teaching sashiko, the Japanese method of decorative surface stitching and his perfection of the millefiore method of English Paper Piecing. Terry will teach this at our February workshop on Saturday, February 19. He promises that, depending on your interest, you can make a table topper or a king sized quilt! Sign up for the workshop at our January meeting!!
Consider making a mini quilt / small wall hanging for next summer’s quilt show. It helps pay for our programs and activities. It can be any size or shape no larger than a 24 x 24 inch square.
I have penciled down sit-and-sews for 1st Tuesdays through 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 $10 deposit to be returned when you arrive. You may work on a mini for the Guild or for yourself. The March 1 Sit & Sew will be a workshop on Folded Flowers. April 5 will be a Paper-pieced Mini workshop.
Fort Worth, TX
Happy New Year! Almost everyone is current on membership dues. We are looking forward to the programs planned for this year. Remember, we always welcome guests at our meetings. If you have a friend who is interested in quilting, invite them to a meeting. Many decide to join us as members after attending one of our meetings.
30$ for those less than 65
25$ for 65 and older
Free for 80 and older with 10 years of membership in guild
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
The Christmas decorations have all been put away and everyone is ready to get back to our favorite past time sewing and finishing some of the UFOs or start that project we have been wanting to make.
To those that were not able to attend the December meeting know you were missed.
1-06 Melissa Picha
1-08. Lori Darley
1–12 Barbara Anderson
1-17 Lazars Abernathy
2-26 Deborah Warren
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
FRAYED KNOTS BEE:
TIGHT KNOTS BEE: Pat Wagers hosted this month's meeting. I can't find my notes, so this will be short and sweet. We talked awhile - catching up on family and friends. Then we had show-and-tell. Many of our members brought gifts for each of us. There were Christmas ornaments, needles, personalized cosmetic bags and etc. None of us left without lots of Christmas cheer. Next we played "Dirty Santa." Each of us brought a handmade item to share. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we are a relatively nice group and few steals were made. There were lots of lovely things to go around. After Pat Wagers served German Chocolate cake we played a quick game of LRC. Pat Wagers took home all our red fat quarters.
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.
I've been exploring various scrappy patterns while making NICU quilts. I've completed 4 tops so far, with plans for the fifth. Consider decluttering your sewing room by using scraps for NICU quilts. (Although my scrap pile still doesn't seem to have diminished at all.)
SUNSHINE & SHADOWS
Minutes from December Meeting
President, Molly Risewick called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm.
Wanda Edmonds made a motion to accept the November minutes, as published in the newsletter. Marilyn Smith seconded the motion and all were in favor.
The Treasurers report had not yet been sent out.
The membership voted to raise the rate of our workshops. The new rate will be $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
Old Business: Molly made an announcement that the Janie quilts were brought to Quilt Country, to be donated to the Kentucky storm victims.
Jonquele Jones is having workshops at her home studio.
The January 4 Sit and Sew is already filled.
The March 1 Sit & Sew will be a workshop on Folded Flowers. April 5 will be a Paper-pieced Mini workshop.
Cecilia Buckholz still has raffle tickets to pick up. Four members turned in their ticket stubs and money.
Twenty nine members and three guests were in attendance.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.
Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary
2020-2021 Board and Committees
President- Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect- Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 email@example.com
Vice President- Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice- President- Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary- Cecelia Buckholz 817-480-7606 Cbuckholz1@gmail.com
Treasurer- Karen Wiesman email@example.com
Member at Large- Sue Hilgardner firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large-Lynda McGee email@example.com
Past President/Parliamentarian - Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819 email@example.com
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 Judi Janes 817-292-3948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997 email@example.com
Newsletter Julie Hedden 817-797-6109 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674 email@example.com
Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator
Raffle Quilt Tickets
Retreats Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484 firstname.lastname@example.org
WebMaster Dorene Augustyn 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
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