THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
January 2020 – Volume XVV – Issue 4
Next meeting – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00
Program –Borders Galore - Winnie Flemming
Workshop – Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
A Letter from the President
Happy New Year! It is the time for resolutions. My resolution this year is to organize my sewing room. There are several tubs of scraps that need to be sorted and cut according to Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Savers system. I also want to address the many UFOs I have. My goal is to either finish, donate or toss. So I may be making some contributions to the free table.
I hope everyone has started planning or sewing their quilt for this years show.
January Program Newsletter
Happy New Year! If you were at our December meeting, Dorene and I hope you had a nice time. We had a mountain of delicious food and enjoyed visiting with each other. I am happy that our gnome craft seemed to be a big hit! Now we get back to our regular programming. Join us this month as we welcome Winnie Flemming. The Wednesday following our meeting she will give a workshop called Boarders Galore. I hope to see you there!
In February, Margie Lawrence will give us a program on Round Robin quilts. In March, Carol Morrissey will give a program on Confessions of an Absent-minded Quilter. She will also give a workshop the next day on creating postcards. Make sure you sign up.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Until then, happy quilting!
If you are interested in signing up for the January workshop, please bring your payment this month so that I can give you the copies of pre-work that you will want to get done over the holidays.
Looking ahead to 2020
January: Winnie Fleming Program: Star Quilts WW: Borders Galore
February: Margie Lawrence Program: Round Robin Quilts (No workshop this month)
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)
As we begin 2020, the FWQG has 87 members who have paid their dues for 2019-2020 or are exempt because they are octogenarians who have been members for 10 consecutive years. We know that some members have not been able to attend meetings due to health or family issues but would still like to maintain their membership.
Attached is an updated roster for January 2020. I have removed the names of those who have not paid dues for 2019-2020. If you believe I have made an error, please contact me.
If this is the case, please drop a note or a check for your membership to:
4520 Altamesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Submitted by Membership Co-Chairs Carolyn Hughes and Judi Janes
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
We are still keeping our secret for another month. Our reveal will happen at the February meeting.
It’s a new year and decade and if you're looking for something new to try, I can hook you up. I will be handing out new buddy forms in January & February for a new session that starts in March. I will have forms for people that are wanting to participate...I have forms to pass out for those of you who have never participated and are kinda thinking about it...I also have forms to pass out for those of you who want to ask about it and think you might want to but are not sure. I hope you'll take a look at it and decide to join the fun and learn about your quilt sisters. If you have any questions about the program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-883-5674 and I'll do my best to answer your questions.
keeper of the secrets
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.
Remnants Bee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
We meet at Debbie Miles’ quilting room on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
There were 6 members present. We are already missing Lynda McGee – who’s moved to DC.
We discussed making Quilts of Valor for the guild’s benefit and decided we’d work separately.
And….bring the project to the meeting as it becomes a top.
Refreshments were served by Ann Houpt and Beverly Peterson brought a wonderful pecan pie.
Ann Houpt, Scribe
FRAYED KNOTS BEE
We meet the first Tuesday of the month for a lunch meal.
: Met at Sam’s Italian Restaurant for lunch on the first Tues of the month, with 7 members present.
We got caught up on everyone’s Christmas fun and then we exchanged the center blocks for our Round Robin Quilts of Valor
As always an enjoyable time was spent with close friends.
Ann Houpt, Scribe
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!
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.
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
We are starting a Quilts of Valor group and would love to have join us. While we’re getting set up, we are starting our first quilt and we’d appreciate your help with making a variety of 9 patch blocks (12 1/2” finishing at 12”).
Pick any 9 patch pattern (4 1/2 squares) you’d like in red, white, and blue and make some blocks.
You can bring them to any upcoming meeting and I’ll be there to retrieve them and say thank you.
If you’re interested in joining, it’s only $5 dollars/year. You can see me, Julie Fowler for more details.
Until then, happy piecing!
Something of Interest
I have an old wooden quilt frame, good shape but disassembled. I don't quilt. I know most quilting is done by machine now.
Does this have value to anyone? or anyone feel they would know how it goes together? I would give it to someone to use and appreciate
TheQuiltShow.com, the only online quilt show taped in front of a live audience is coming to Las Colinas, TX, and we'd love to have you join us for our upcoming 5 days of taping (March 27-31). Come on your own, grab a friend, or bring the entire guild for a day of fun.
You DO NOT need to be a Star member to get tickets to the tapings.
You DO need to be a Star Member to see all these shows and artists online.
Dates: Friday-Wednesday, March 27-31, 2020.
Two shows taped a day. Attendance the entire day (8:00am-5:00pm) is required.
Free tickets offered on a first come, first served basis.
Studio Location: Our New Texas Studio!
6301 N. Riverside Dr., Bldg. One
Irving, TX 76039
Whose on the presenter list this go around? Guest artists include:
Cristina Arcenegui Bono
How do you get tickets?
Ticket requests begin Monday January 13, 2020. Tickets will be sent in the form of an email attachment.
Send an email with TAPING TICKET in the subject line.
Provide the full name (as listed on a Govt. ID) of each person in the group requesting a ticket.
Email address for everyone in the group requesting a ticket.
Profile name (if you are a current TQS member).
Please specify which day/s you would like to attend.
What if I would like to bring a large group?
Groups of 5 or more, please contact Lilo directly 817-367-9363. Please leave a detailed message along with a contact phone number.
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
Web Master Julie Fowler 214-926-2504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
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.