THE FRIENDSHIP STAR April
April 2022 – Volume XXXVIII– Issue 7
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
Workshop: April 30
Quilts of Valor Sew Day April 13
Check out ads from our members at the bottom of the newsletter for some GREAT opportunities
Notes from the President
April Newsletter 2022
I think April is such a lovely month. Of course, I don’t suffer too badly from allergies. I love watching the dead grass turn green and the trees start to bud and certain flowers begin to bloom. It’s as if my mood starts to also blossom into something happier and more focused on what is good.
Speaking of what is good, I am looking forward to the guild retreat in a few weeks. I haven’t been able to go the past few years, so I am really excited to be able to spend some time quilting and hanging out with those of you who will be attending. Retreats are one of my very favorite things that I get to give myself during the year. I view them as necessary for my mental health and well-being. I think it is because at home I cannot dedicate all weekend to sewing. I have too many other things to do or things that will distract me. Retreat allows me to focus on my creative side for a few days with no added responsibilities or distractions.
A few guild related items: The adjustment to the budget will not happen this month, as Karen Weismann is out of town. So we will make that adjustment when she returns.
We are still in desperate need of someone to take charge of the booth during the NTQF. We have a couple people who would like to help, but neither feels comfortable being the lead person in charge.
Finally, don’t forget to look on the guild website fwqg.org to find the link to register your quilts for the quilt festival.
Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting this month!
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: Joy in the Journey - Get Your Creative Hat On!
Dorene has won artistic awards and her quilt "Jumping for Joy'' won 1st place in the Art Quilt Tahoe student challenge. Jumping for Joy is now on tour with Hoffman Media for their Best of North Texas 2021 Exhibit. Dorene will share how quilting has brought her much joy in her journey. In the program she will share quilts from her trunk show and talk about finding her Artistic Voice in quilting. She will share tips and techniques and she will discuss the methods and materials she has used in her art quilts. This talk will center around learning & growing as a quilter no matter what your favorite type and will encourage quilters to let go of their fears and try a little creativity!
Dorene's Undersea Creatures Workshop will be available on Sat. April 30th from 9 am to 2 PM. We'll discuss fabrics, adhesives, stitching & painting techniques. This class covers a lot of fun and useful information, all while creating an Underwater Sea Creature. Once you learn the basics your creations will be limitless! The class incorporates applique and other artistic mark making methods. This class is a creative, crafty and expressive style of Art Quilting, where you will learn a variety of easy and fun ways to create your very own Art Quilt! Supply list to be sent upon paid registration.
Cost of the workshop is $35. A list of materials that you will need to bring will be supplied with your registration. You will get to try some fun methods for creating your sea Creature. Select from an assortment of animals. (Breaching Humpback Whale, Sea Turtle, Blue Crab, Whale Shark, Manta Ray and others available at the workshop.)
In May we will have a program by Debbie Sommer, a quilter whose passion is wool applique. June is our fabulous GARAGE SALE so start getting ready the things that you can part with....to basically trade with your friends for their great stuff!! (There will be a small fee for a table.) And in July, we will have a trunk show by a certified Judy Niemeyer teacher, Kathy Groves.
In August, of course, we will enjoy our wonderful North Texas Quilt Festival!! We will be soliciting your help as volunteers so get ready to lace up those sneakers!!
The quilt show registration has opened and though the show is in August, it will soon be time to hand in the auction minis. At present, we have 3. (See the Facebook page.) It would be reassuring to see some more!
There will be a mini-quilt Sit and Sew at my place on May 3 and possibly June 7. Space is limited. Contact me to reserve a chair.
Fort Worth, TX
Contact Karen Rhyneer for more details
Greetings Fellow Quilters,
We are happy to report that our in-person attendance at meetings is steadily increasing and is approaching pre-pandemic levels. We had one person renew her membership in March.
$30 for younger than 65
$25 for 65 and older
Free to those 80 and older with 10 years of membership in guild
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
Hope everyone will have a Blessed Easter and enjoy watching the children and grandchildren on their “Easter egg hunt”.
I have started my “what to take on retreat “ list. The retreat will be the Thursday after guild meeting. Hope everyone is signed up for the retreat. It is so good to go to the retreat and spend time with Guild members. We get to sew and delicious meals are prepared for us and no kitchen to clean.
4-02. Candace Meyers-Williams
4-07. Patricia Ford
4-11. Dorene Agustyn
4-24 Dee Sellers
4-27 Pat Wagers
Karen Holder ,Marilyn Smith
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
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 f
FRAYED KNOTS BEE:
TIGHT KNOTS BEE:
Peggy Herring hosted this month meeting. We started with lots of discussion about recent voting then moved on to our health. Show and Tell was our first bee business. Carolyn Hughes showed a beautiful quit made from butterfly squares from a bee exchange we did several years ago. It had been so long we had trouble deciding which square we each did. Pat Wagers shared a couple of Kimberbell pillow designs. One design was of penguins and one was for St. Patrick’s. She made two of each design; one for her and one for her daughter. She also had a table runner with houses on it. An antique quilt was shown by Cecilia Villa and a dinosaur quilt for a young boy. The back had appliqued dinosaur tracks. Chris Tomich must never sit still. She made many mini quilts for the guild and a princess quilt for her granddaughter. Cheri Bigham has been busy too. She made a baby quilt, a quilt for her front door, and ten patriotic quilts. Judi showed the finished spaceship quilt she made for her lucky grandson. Grace Stroud finished her baby quilt for our bee charity project this year and a panel wall hanging. Peggy served King cake – Yum. Then we finished with Peggy winning LRC and taking all our green fat quarters.
Here's the buzz from our beehive...On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the Tight Knots Bee met at the home of Beverly Anderson. Her "hive" was all decorated for Easter with bunnies, Easter greetings and even a few Easter eggs hidden in the potted plants. Present were Barbara Anderson, Cherif Bigham, Gilliam Coleman, Judi Janes, Grace Stroud, Ceci Villa, Carolyn Hughes, Peggie Herring and Pat Wagers. Not present were Chris Tomich who is visiting family in Utah and Patty Ford who is in the hospital recovering from major back surgery. The meeting began with Show 'N' Tell. Cheri showed two enarly completed commissioned quilts that she is making for a "Quilts for Valor" fundraiser. She has orders for 10 similar quilts which will be given to large donors in the Colorado based fundraiser. Her comment was that her husband is learning how to cook while she sews. Way to go Wayne!
Cecilla Villa brought a quilt which she quilted and embroidered for a friend. The friend was in a beginning quilting class which she and Linda LaFleur taught at their church before the pandemic. Obviously Ceci and Linda are very good teachers.
Peggie Herring showed a Cat Quilt she made for her daughter in law using cat t-shirts as well as actual photographs of cats. Despite having an injured shoulder from a recent fall, she quilted a while, iced her arm and got the quilt finished.
Discussion ranged for the pros and cons of owning electric cars to recent trips/cruises made by group members. And we got an update on Gillian's hanger house being constructed in Canton.
We were treated to strawberry bundt cake and ice cream as well as yogurt pretzels and candy eggs.
Pat Wagers and Patty Ford (in absentia) were presented their birthday fabrics. Gillian Coleman won the LRC juvenile print 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 SEW DAY
Quilts of Valor
The volunteers are off to a great start. Several members from our Guild signed up to attend a Sew Day at Sandy’s Quilt Shop in Joshua on April 13th from 10am till 4pm. The address is 613 N. Broadway Street, Joshua 76058. We’ll be sewing blocks and quilt tops provided by Suzanne DiCarlo, the Quilt of Valor State Coordinator. Come join us! Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies. Or, if you would like to help out by manning an ironing board, we can put you to work doing that! We’ll try to schedule another one in a couple of months, if you missed this one.
A big thank you to all who picked up block kits at the March meeting. Please bring your completed blocks to the next meeting. I’d like to also thank the members who volunteered to quilt some of the Quilt of Valor tops. Everyone’s contributions are greatly appreciated!
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 March Meeting
President, Molly Risewick called the meeting to order at 6:34 pm.
Marilyn Smith made a motion to accept the February minutes as published in the newsletter. Shelley Clauss seconded the motion and all were in favor.
The Treasurer’s will be amended to include the increase in the fees for renting the PO Box. Karen Wiesman was not in attendance.
Old Business: none
Mary Lou Nelson has lots of 9 patch kits that need the sashing sewn around the blocks. Interested members are encouraged to pick up a kit and finish the sashing.
Beverly Peterson reported she delivered 211 Lovies to the hospital. She also has 5” squares of fabrics for anyone wanting to use them for the larger baby blankets, such as NICU quilts.
Julie Hedden reported she delivered 19 quilts to JPS. These measure 36” x 36”.
Julie Hedden asked that all articles for the newsletter be turned in on time.
Karen Rhyneer is still taking reservations for the Retreat in April. There is still plenty of room for more quilters. If you are interested in attending, contact Karen and sign up at least one week prior to the April meeting.
Cecilia Buckholz had the Raffle quilt on display at the March meeting. She is still collecting tickets and money.
The Quilt of Valor group is once again making quilts for service members touched by war. Cecilia Buckholz had block kits bagged up and ready for members to take home and sew together. It is the hope of the group to make and award several quilts in the upcoming year.
Dorene Agustyn spoke about the upcoming North Texas Quilt Festival. Members are encouraged to enter quilts. Entries start being accepted on April 1st and end June 5th. The cost is $25 per entry for Guild members and $40 for non-members. Drop off date is August 14 from 12-4.
The Guild is also in need of a booth Chairman. If interested, please contact any Board member. Items area needed for the booth. This is a great fundraiser for our Guild.
Thayne Rooney talked about upcoming programs. In April we will have our own Dorene Agustyn with “Joy in the Journey”. Dorene will also be teaching an applique workshop on sea creatures. The date for the workshop will be Saturday April 30th.
Jonquele Jones showed a couple of examples of paper pieced mini quilts. She will possibly have a workshop on paper piecing in May.
Sunshine and Shadows
Ann Houpt had no news to share.
Thirty eight members signed in and two were on Zoom. We had 2 visitors.
Show and Tell
Cecilia Villa showed a quilt she made and quilted called“Dino Mite” for Ledger Beck, a toddler. The pattern is BQ3 by Maple Island. The pantograph is Caliente from Urban Elements.
Ann Houpt showed a Noah’s Ark baby quilt she made for her 3rd Great Grandson, Nicholas Sieling.
Beverly Peterson showed “Ozell’s Tees”, quilted by Linda McGee. Beverly also showed a QOV she pieced from a kit given to her at the sew day she attended. It will go to QOV.
Jonquele Jones showed “Serengeti Sparkle”, a wall hanging with a giraffe pin for the center embellishment. She also showed “Twilight” , another wall hanging made and quilted by her.
Sarah Tutt showed “Flower for Ukraine” a small wall hanging she made. This was the first flower quilt block she saw. It came from Quiet Play.
Cindy Barnett showed “The Castaway”, a small top she found on the giveaway table. Linda Witt wanted her to quilt this for Linus.
Sue Hilgardner showed “Make Lemonade”, quilted by Linda McGee. Sue made it for her friend, Maykala. It is an expanded baby quilt pattern.
Sue also showed “Oh My Stars”, quilted by David Beers. Sue made this quilt for her friend Jenna. Jenna’s house burned the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The contractor told them they would not be back in their house before Christmas 2022. So she needs a hug.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:32.
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 817-308-5472 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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Open Sew Days at The Rose Cottage in Aledo. April 14, 20, and 21. $25 includes lunch from Your Personal Chef and 6 hours of uninterrupted sewing! Hosted by guild member Nancy Houston, The Very Thoughtful Quilter at her teaching studio. Space is limited, reservations required. Sign up at Www.tvtquilter.com under Classes/events.--
Nancy Houston d.b.a The Very Thoughtful Quilter
203 Pecan Dr
Aledo, TX 76008
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
Kits and Precuts
Patterns and Books
Rulers and Notions
Come and pick up some great bargains!