THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
March 2020 – Volume XXII – Issue 6
Next meeting – Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00
Program – Carol Morrissey Program: Confessions of an Absent-minded Quilter WW: postcards
Workshop – Wednesday March 18, 2020
******Due to Karen Holder’s health issues we need a volunteer to take over Hugs quilts. If you are interested in helping, Please contact Karen Rhyneer or email FortWorthQG@gmail.com
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
A Letter from the President
March always reminds me of the new beginnings. My perennials are making an appearance.
I have paper whites who have already made an appearance. The daffodils along the road are a
great pop of yellow greating passers by
Again spring always reminds me of my grandmother.
After so many years her memory burns bright still. She gave me my love of flowers and my love of
quilting . What I would give to have had more time with her. I know she is watching my growth
as a quilter. And oh how she would marvel at all the new technology we use today.
As we go forward let us never forget where we have come from.
Where we found our love of quilting and our spark to learn.
Thank you for allowing me to lead you through this year.
Stumbling sometime but always with love for each and every one of you!
Spring is on it's way and just in time! Carol Morrissey will be with us and will do a program on Tuesday night called "Confessions of an Absent-minded Quilter" and then she will give her postcard workshop on Wednesday. We will be making wild flower postcards (or if you prefer her cactus postcard set, you can get that pattern). Have you signed up for the workshop? Don't miss out! There are still spaces available, come see me and Dorene at the Programs table and we can get you signed up! If you are already signed up, you should have received an e-mail from me, detailing what you need to bring for that workshop. If you still owe me money, please bring it with you on Tuesday.
In April we will have women from the Pleasant Hill Quilt Guild here and they will do a program on the Underground Railroad. I hope you are looking forward to hearing how quilts were used to help bring people to freedom.
If you are interested in future workshops and programs, swing by our table and we can fill you in.
Sew looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Upcoming 2020 Programs
March: Carol Morrissey Program: Confessions of an Absent-minded Quilter WW: postcards
April: Pleasant Hill Quilters Program: The Underground Railroad (No workshop this month)
May: Terry Moshar Program: History of Male Quilters
June: Brenda Jeschke Program: Tips for becoming a blue ribbon quilter WW: piece and
July: Elizabeth Arellano Program: My Wool Applique Journey
WW: Wool Applique
August: Terri Gartman Program: Fun tips with rulers
September: Installation of officers
(WW= Wednesday workshop)
Thank you to all who have paid their dues for the 2019-2020 FWQG year. Carolyn and Judi appreciate your patience as they navigate new positions in the organization. Debbie Miles did a great job organizing all materials and procedures for membership. Thank you, Debbie.
Currently, our roster indicates 96 paid members. Since August 15, 2019 we have added the following members: Cylia Baldree, Monika Baldree, Susan Conwell, Holly Heath, Paulette Kincaid, Arlis Knowles, Cecil Long, LuAnn Thackaray, Jean Wheeler, Karen Weisman, Ollie Young and most recently Diane Arthur. Welcome ladies. You are now members of an incredible organization. Not only do we love quilting, we love and care for each other and our community.
Membership co-chairs: Carolyn Hughes and Judi Janes
In March we have Spring forward (we get to set our clocks forward) Spring Break(the kids get a week off) and Spring begins (will Mother Nature Cooperate). Also in March we have St Patrick’s day.
To those that brought refreshments to the February guild meeting “Thank You” everyone enjoyed them. Sort through your recipes and made that snack you have been wanting to try make it and bring to the guild meeting for all to enjoy.
03-01 Jenny Hubler
03-03 Mary Low Nelson
03-15 Cheri Brigham
03-16. Linda Krucky
03-21. Jean Moulder
03-25 Roxane Pillar
03-29 Beverly Peterson
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
TAQG – Texas Association of Quilt Guilds, www.taqg.org
Rally Day is only 5 months away. Saturday, July 11, 2020. 9:00 – 4:00. Guest speaker is Marti Michell.
Location: Sunnyvale Baptist Church, 3018 N. Beltline Blvd., Sunnyvale, TX
What is rally Day?
- Rally day is time spent with quilters from all over the area. Car pool and you will get to know some fellow guild members too.
- Each Guild’s raffle quilt will be on display with raffle tickets available for purchase.
- There is a silent auction of mini quilts and other handmade fiber crafts.
- Our guest speaker will have presentations in the morning and afternoon.
- There will be many raffles taking place with tickets purchased at the event.
- Lots of door prizes will be given out throughout the day.
- First 500 attendees will receive a goody bag.
This year entry is FREE, parking is FREE. Pre ordered lunches are available for $10. These are well worth buying as there is little time between morning and afternoon sessions. It’s also a great time for networking. I will be taking orders and payments for the lunches along with selling pins at our guild meetings.
Marti is offering 3 one day workshops before Rally Day. These will be held at the Sunnyvale Baptist Church the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to Rally Day. I will have forms at the Guild meeting, or you can print a form from the TAQG website. You must sign up for these classes yourself. Sign up is by mail and by check only.
More information at our monthly Guild meetings – stay tuned!
TAQG Rep: Gillian Coleman, 817-269-5158, email@example.com
TAQG Rep assistants: Laurel Grannan, Beverly Peterson
The board meetings are held at Karen Rhyneer’s office on the 1st Tuesday of the month starting at 6:00 pm. If you have something that needs to be brought to the board’s attention, please contact a board member. Board meetings are open to all, but only board members may vote.
Quilts of Valor
Exciting news. We’ve completed our first top and showed it off at the February meeting. We have another top in progress and even better, we have enough blocks for two more tops. My heart is so full and I appreciate all the help the membership has provided so far.
It’s time for next steps. We need help putting together our tops and getting the tops we have...quilted. If you’d like to help, please let me know at the March meeting.
Also let’s change up our blocks. Let’s see your best rail fence blocks (12 1/2 inches). 9 patches are still great, if they’re more your style.
And don’t forget. QOV Sew Day - March 28th - 9 AM - 2 PM- Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, 1411 Maydell, Fort Worth, 76106.
Can’t wait to see what you create! See you later this month.
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
The secret quilt buddy program is on spring/summer break. The program will back in September. Hope you will participate in the next session. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions about this fun program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me 858-883/5674.
Keeper of the secrets
North Texas Quilt Festival 2020
North Texas Quilt Festival 2020
2020 Theme: Sing Your Song in Fabric
Quilt Show Update
- When: August 13-15, 2020
- Where: Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
- Tickets: will be available at our June and July guild meetings. Buy for yourself and a friend!
- Entering a Quilt: entry forms and rules should be available online at northtexasquiltfestival.com in mid-March.
- Entry deadline: tentatively May 15th.
- Entry cost: $25, which defrays the cost of judges, ribbons, venue space, etc.
- Show theme: “Sing Your Song in Fabric.” There will be a special judged show theme category.
- Mini Auction: silent auction this year will feature different quilts on auction each show day. Quality is most important—not quantity. More rules will be coming.
- Prizes: no prize money this year—it is not in the Sewing Expo’s budget and we would have to solicit our own funds from sponsors. Due to lack of manpower and other constraints, this is not possible this year.
- T-Shirts: there will be a show t-shirt for sale this year with the Sing Your Song in Fabric logo. Presales at guild meetings begins in June. All profit from T-Shirts sold at the guild meetings will go directly to our guild. The shirts will also be sold at the show with profits split among participating guilds.
- Help: Call Judy Faulkner at 817-729-4193 or Linda Witt at 817-810-6979if you have any questions.
For questions regarding the show:
- Website: NorthTexasQuiltFestival.com
- Facebook: North Texas Quilt Festival
- Email Address: NTQF2020@gmail.com
Please pick up your raffle quilt tickets at the back of the room if you have not done so. Every member is asked to sell 24 tickets, or $20 worth. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle quilt will be given to some lucky soul at the November 2020 meeting. You may return ticket stubs and pick up additional tickets from Pat Wagers or Grace Stroud. Please come take a close look at our raffle quilt. Melissa Picha, from the Compass Centre, helped choose the beautiful colors. Chris Tomich did all the piecing, and Lynda McGee did the quilting which shows up beautifully because she used wool batting. It is a beautiful creation aptly named “Island Breezes”.
All the money collected from the sale of raffle tickets goes to pay for speakers and workshops.
See Pat Wagers or Grace Stroud for additional information.
There are still openings for the FWQG retreat at the Compass Centre, April 16-19. Cost for three nights is $295; two nights is $196. You can pay on the installment plan and scholarships are also available. The deadline for applying for scholarships is January 21; email email@example.com for an application form. Your bill must be paid in full by April 10, 2020, so that Shelley has time to deposit all the money and write one check for the retreat.
If you’ve never been on a guild retreat, it’s a great way to get to know lots of guild members better. You’ll learn something new from observing others or from mini-lessons, and you’ll have a chance to discover new fabrics and kits when Julie (Melissa’s assistant) presents her show and tell.
Reserve your spot for just $25. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. See Grace Stroud to sign up or for more information.
FRAYED KNOTS BEE
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
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. We should be able to send 2 people to retreat this year. Application forms will be available at the November and December meetings or by sending an email request to Karen Holder. Applications should be in no later than the end of January. The applications may be given to a member of the board or to Grace Stroud.
Information from JPS for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Quilts
We received a letter recently introducing us to Mitzi Vanderark, the new coordinator of volunteers at JPS. They love the quilts we send them. They included some criteria for us to follow.
For the baby blankets:
Receiving – 36” x 36”
Preemie – 18” x 18” (NO flannel)
Baby – 36” x 36”, or 36”-38” by 40”-42”
No larger than 38” x 42” but preferred size is 36” x 36”
Fleece and flannel are NOT accepted in the ICU, 100% cotton only for front and back.
All quilts should be washed after piecing and before donation to JPS.
Report from the home front – Karen Holder’s home, that is.
After a working/eating/laughing session, we discovered a need for more finished NICU quilts.
If you can find a little time, about 2 yards of fabric and some batting, your efforts in putting it together will be greatly appreciated. Try out a new quilting technique or put on seasonal music and sew away.
Your donation of time, energy, goods and dedication = a gift of love to JPS NICU!
HUGS QUILT KIT INFORMATION SHEET
We are using the "Tile Tango" pattern for our Hugs Quilts. Here are some things you might need to know about the "kits":
Each kit has 16 heart blocks, one angel block, 12 bordered 9-patch blocks and 6 regular 9-patch blocks.
• The heart blocks are supposed to be 6 ½” x 6 ½”. Some of them might be larger and will need to be squared up. If they are much smaller, then add on a piece and try to match the background fabric as well as possible (white to white).
• There should be six 9-patch blocks that do not have a border on them. These 9-patches have NOT been measured to ensure they are 6 ½” square but they have been pretty accurate so far.
• The 12 bordered 9-patch blocks are supposed to measure 10 ½” x 10 ½”.
• You will need to provide the backing, binding and border fabrics. We think the border fabric should read "solid" in order for the framed 9-patches to show up.
• The hearts are used instead of the white spaces in the picture.
• In case the pattern picture is confusing, the hearts have 2 borders on them, either on the top & bottom or on the left & right sides, depending on which row they are on. The borders are 2 ½” x 6 ½”. The bordered 9-patch blocks go around the outside and the other 9-patch blocks are on the inside.
Please return the finished top, backing and binding to Karen in the provided bag. She will see that they are quilted and bound, unless you want to do either of those.
Have fun putting these tops together and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING. These quilts are made with LOTS OF LOVE and are very precious to the recipients.
A big thanks to all who donate fabric and time for the lovies. These are greatly needed and appreciated by the NICU at Harris downtown and the parents of the premies.
It helps to give the scent of the mothers to the babies and the scent of the babies to the mothers. We still need some cotton fabrics that read solid in red, green, blue and yellow.
SUNSHINE & SHADOWS
Please report your sunshines and shadows to the guild email FortWorthQG@gmail.com or directly to Sarah Tutt at 817-312-2960 (text or voice). My Facebook name is Sarah Thomas Tutt, and I try to pick up on guild happenings there but sometimes miss them.
2019-2020 Board and Committees
2019-2020 Board and Committees
President Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484 firstname.lastname@example.org
President-Elect Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960 email@example.com
VP - Program Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary Candace Meyer-Williams 817-403-8686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney. email@example.com
Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Past President /Parliamentarian Mary Lou Nelson 817-244-0832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 email@example.com
Communications Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Door Prizes Anna Addington 817-564-5431 email@example.com
Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 email@example.com
Hospitality Karen Holder 817-773-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
NICU Karen Holder 817-773-4391 email@example.com
HUGS Karen Holder 817-773-4391 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
Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Quilt Show Linda Witt 817-581-4912 email@example.com
Raffle Quilt Chris Tomich 817-249-3079 CLTomich@flash.net
Raffle Quilt Tickets Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Quilt Tickets Pat Wagers 817-821-1137 email@example.com
Retreats Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912 email@example.com
Sunshine and Shadows Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAQG Rep Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 email@example.com
TAQG Rep Laurel Grannon 817-279-3368 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAQG Rep Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in placing an advertisement in our newsletter you can contact us by email: FortWorthQG@gmail.com. Someone will get back with you regarding rates, etc.