THE FRIENDSHIP STAR May
April 2022 – Volume XXXVIII– Issue 8
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Notes from the President
Happy May! I hope this newsletter finds you all well and enjoying time in your quilting space. I am going to keep this newsletter short. I want to remind you that the North Texas Quilt Festival is looking for all of the guilds involved to enter close to 400 quilts. Look through your quilt room and dust off those unfinished projects that got put on the back burner. I found one the other day and realized all it is missing is borders and then I can “send it off to the spa”, as Pat Sloan likes to say when she sends her quilts off for quilting. I am so relieved to know that I have something I can put in the show AND it will finally be finished. I think it has been about 6 years in the making or should I say 5 years in the waiting for me to add borders to it? Anyway, please look for how you can contribute by entering a quilt, making a mini-quilt for auction and/or making items to be sold in our booth. I look forward to seeing you soon at our next meeting. Check out the upcoming programs that you won’t want to miss!
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: Wool Applique
Our May program brings Debbie Sommer to share with us her journey from regular quilting to wool applique. Hint: oner eason she likes it is that there aren't any points!!!😃😊
In June, we will have our giant garage sale!!!! A full 6' table will be $10 rent, a half table $5. All we hope to do is to cover our cost for using the space at the church of $75. So, dig around in that quilting room and decide to part with things you know you will never use again...and in return you can pick up some things that maybe you will actually use!! The church will be open at 5:30 for set up and we will have a meeting sometime in the midst of all the fun!! Be there or be .....you know!
And in July, we will have a trunk show by Kathy Groves, a certified Judy Neimier paper piecing teacher. You can choose whether to feel encouraged by her or totally daunted!!!😊😊😊
August brings our quilt show, for which we need lots of y'all to volunteer! It's fun!!
Please continue to invite interested friends to come with you to our meetings. This is a great way to introduce them to our organization and all of its activities and projects. Our attendance at meetings is increasing and we hope to see more members attending in person now that spring is here.
$30 for younger than 65
$25 for 65 and older
Free for those 80 and older with 10 years of membership in guild
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
In May we have Cinco de Mayo, Mayfest , Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Graduations to name a few.. a busy month.
To those who were not able to attend the Guild retreat you missed a great time. It was a great retreat to spend time with guild members and work on projects for the boutique booth. The date has been set for the 2023 retreat, check with Karen Rhyneer for the date and start the payment plan a little each month and it will be paid off by next April.
5-04 Shelly Clauss
5-14 Karen Rhyneer
5-17. Cecilia Villa
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
North Texas Quilt Show Booth
NTQF Booth, August 18-20, 2022
Irving Convention Center.
What a wonderful variety of items were made at the FWQG retreat last month. We have berry baskets, reading pillow, rotary cutter covers, flat iron covers, sewing machine pads to name a few. Thank you to those who donated.
We discussed items to make at our last meeting. Pin cushions, mug rugs, kitchen boas (or adult bibs), and baby burp rags. How about some pillow cases - young kids, teenagers, college bound teens.
Please bring items and ideas to the next FWQG meeting.
Please check your schedule to see when you can volunteer in the booth. I will be putting a list together soon.
Would you like a workshop day? We can plan a get together to work on projects.
Please call or text me if you have questions.
Thanks to all, we can’t do this without your help.
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
I will be at the May FWQG general meeting to collect any bags of 9 patches with sashing for the hugs quilts. I won't be at the June meeting, but I will be at July's meeting with kits and detailed instructions on how to complete the quilt top with backing and binding.
Thanks to all who are participating.
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, 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
It’s official! The Fort Worth Quilt Guild is again listed as a Quilts of Valor group. The group number is #83651. A decision was made by the executive board to reactivate our membership. With the help of Guild members we will be able to honor service members and veterans who have been touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
We have an awards ceremony in the planning stages, for late June. We already have a few quilts ready, thanks to all of our volunteers. Suzanne DiCarlo will be in town and will bring some of the quilts that our members have done. Those members will be able to wrap the Veteran with the quilt they personally made.
A friend of the Guild and local quilt artist, Tana Mueller of Designs by Tana, donated a whole bolt of wide backing fabric for us to use on our QOV quilts. A big thank you to Tana! If you have made a top and need backing for it let me know and I can bring it to the meeting.
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.
More information is available on their website.
Think of all those precuts that want to be part of a quilt!
SUNSHINE & SHADOWS
Minutes from April Meeting
President, Molly Risewick called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
The Treasurer’s was given by Karen Weisman and filed for audit.
Old Business: none
New Business: Molly asked each of the Committee Chairs to come up to the microphone to make announcements.
Cecilia Buckholz reported on the Raffle Quilt. Members are encouraged to turn in their money and tickets.
Quilts of Valor
Cecilia Buckholz thanked those members who brought back the finished quilt blocks. More quilt block kits were available for anyone to take home and finish. She also reported on the Sew Day at Sandy’s Quilt Shop.
Julie Hedden reported on the NICU quilts.
Julie Hedden asked that all articles for the newsletter be turned in on time.
Quilt Show Booth
Gillian Coleman graciously volunteered to head up the Guild Booth again this year! She showed examples of items that have sold well in the past and encouraged the members to get started making items for the booth.
Jonquele Jones announced she had only received three mini’s for the auction. Our Guild is allotted more than twenty. This is a good money maker for the Guild, so if you are considering making one to donate, please do so soon. The deadline is in June.
Dorene Agustyn spoke about the Quilt Show entries. Members are encouraged to enter quilts. Entries start being accepted on April 1st and end June 5th. The cost is $2 5 per entry for Guild members and $40 for non-members. Drop off date is August 14 from 12-4. After May 1st the entries will be opened up to non-members. The theme of the Show is “Bloom where you are planted”.
The ladies from Hollis Threads, a new quilt shop in Lake Worth, announced their Grand Opening on Sunday April 24th. The store address is 3980 Boat Club Road Suite 116, Lake Worth, TX 76135
Thayne Rooney talked about upcoming programs. In May, Debbie Summer will give a program on wool applique.
June will be the Guild Garage Sale. Then in July, Kathy Groves, a Judy Neimier Certified teacher, will present a trunk show of her quilts.
Sunshine and Shadows
Ann Houpt had no news to share.
Forty one members signed in and we had 5 visitors.
Show and Tell
Cecilia Buckholz showed three quilts. The first was a wall hanging called “Rays of Hope”, a Carol Doak paper pieced pattern she made for the Mini Auction. The second was a Quilt of Valor, pieced by Deborah Warren and quilted and bound by Cecilia. This will be awarded to a Veteran. The third was a pink and purple Labyrinth quilt Cecilia made for her granddaughter Erin, for her 17th birthday.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30
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Pat & Grace’s Excellent Quilting Supply Sale
Pat & Grace’s Excellent Quilting Supply Sale
May 12, 13, 14, 2022 10 am - 3pm
Grace’s house: 6304 Walburn Ct, Fort Worth 76133
We cleaned out our sewing rooms and we are selling some of the things we’ve acquired in twenty plus years of quilting and shopping at quilt stores all over the country. We will be selling:
Fabric by the yard $3/yard
Fat Quarters $0.75 or 3/$2
Kits and Precuts
Patterns and Books
Rulers and Notions
1948 Featherweight sewing machine
Come and pick up some great bargains!