January 2024 Edited
FORT WORTH QUILT GUILD
Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ
1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
President: Lynda McGee 817-343-9124
Board Meetings are the last Thursday of the Month.
The location for meetings for this year will be at Lynda's house or via Zoom.
If you have something that needs to be brought to the attention of the Board, or you would like to discuss the issue in person, please contact a Board Member.
Board Meetings are open to all but only board members can vote at the meetings.
Tidbits from the President
Tidbits from the President
Happy New Year!!!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas season. Mine was very full. Vrbo house full of ALL the family; new grandson (Timothy William Schwene, 8lb 10oz, 20”); taught my granddaughter to sew… made a pillow case and pj pants. I missed ‘my’ sewing space…but it all worked out and she loved it. Future quilter?, who knows. The Christmas Tree Quilt was a hit, too.
Now for the future. Raffle Quilt : I hope I will see/saw a lot of you at the ‘sew in’. Refer to the Smore that came out on January 7th for more details.
And the talk will soon begin on the 2024 North Texas Quilt Festival. Start planning a quilt or two. I love seeing everyone’s beautiful work of art.
Dorene and Janet are planning some great programs this year. And we will soon be seeing other guild’s raffle quilts visiting our meeting (so bring a little extra money for a raffle ticket)
I know some of you have already started on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt. Maybe I’ll even get something started by the January meeting?
While not a quild-sponsored activity, this is one of many on-line quilting projects that many of your fellow quild members participate in.
Jan. Meeting. Officer Kelley
Feb. Meeting. Roxanne Lessa
Feb workshop. Sat 24th. Free motion workshop $35.
March. Program Jackie Lehto.
March workshop. $35. Wed March 30th. 9 am - 2 pm
Signups at meeting.
Information about February workshop is below.
We are at 65 members with a few still committed to renewing their membership. If you have any friends who have yet to renew, invite them to renew. Dues are $30 per year or $25 per year if 65 or over. Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting.
Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you had a great holiday. The decorations are put away and everyone is ready to get back to working on our projects.
Thank you to everyone that brought a dessert to the December guild meeting. Thank you to all that helped set up and then helped clean up. The “Baked Potato Bar” was a great hit. Everyone enjoyed it.
01-06 Melissa Icha
01-12. Barbara Anderson
01-14. Janet Swords
** NEW **
EMBROIDERY BEE -- sponsor Wanda Edmonds
The embroidery bee will be starting the new year at Wanda's House Monday, Jan 15, 2024, at 10:30 am
The address is 1317 Marie Ln
Please email Wanda at email@example.com
to let her know you are coming or to indicate interest or schedule conflict.
Our intention is to meet regularly on the 3nd Monday of the month at 10:30, but this is negotiable.
I would like everyone to start the new year thinking about color in relation to background fabric.
I am going to suggest that we start the new year by purchasing the following design from Designs by Juju. It's currently on sale for $2.80
The link to the design is below: Stitch it out and bring it with you if you like.
Let's see what you come up with and how it can be used.
Hope to see you in January
Members of the Frayed Knots celebrated the New Year with a four day sew-in. Sarah Tutt and Beverly Peterson worked on minis for the Guild. Ann Houpt cut and made good progress on a quilt for her daughter’s couch. Sue Hilgartner literally cranked out blocks for the Bonnie Hunter mystery on her Go! Jonquele Jones finished an artist inspiration challenge for the North Texas SAQA group. Laurel Grannan, Cecilia Buckholz and Deborah Warren were unable to join us and were much missed.
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
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.
Join your quilt sisters at the 2024 Guild Retreat!
Dates: April 18-21, 2024
Cost: $109 per night $327 for 3 nights or $218 for 2 nights
We will have 3 days and 3 nights of great fun and much accomplishment! Meals are included with your fee. The meals are really delicious. You will not go hungry! I will be taking deposits for the 2024 Guild Retreat at the meeting! A deposit of only $25 is due to reserve your spot. I will be at the Membership Table to take your reservation. Don't hesitate to join us.
Quilt Show Booth News
Hey Ladies - it's time to think about making things for our booth.
The show is earlier in 2024 so we have less time to accomplish this.
The money earned will go toward fun programs for the meetings.
I look forward to collecting all the wonderful items and thank you for your help!
Ann Houpt, Booth Chairman
BEV RAMSEY FUND
Bev Ramsey was a charter member of the guild, a past president, a teacher and a friend. We lost her way too early. The Bev Ramsey fund was set up to help those in need enjoy the things she loved very much, retreats and workshops.
If you would like to make one (or 100) take two pieces of 14" square fabric - one cotton, and one flannel. Sew them right sides together, leaving a gap to turn. Turn, then topstitch around the entire piece.
Beverly Peterson collects them at Guild meetings to give to Cook Children's. Cook's is always very grateful for the gifts.
QUILTS OF VALOR
nine blocks were turned in at the December meeting and we
will have more kits ready for you to pick up at the meeting.
The new block for 2024 is the Ohio Star. It will make a stunning
quilt and can be combined with the split back star blocks we
February 3 rd is National QOV Sew Day, so we have scheduled a
sew day at The Berry Patch. It will be from 10-3 in the
classroom. There is room for about eight volunteers to sew and
a couple of volunteers to iron. We will have kits for you to work
on or you can bring a QOV project you have to finish. Bring your
machines and regular supplies.
Please sign up at the January meeting if you plan to attend the
sew day on Feb. 3 rd .
We primarily do 36"x36" pre-washed quilts and fidget quilts, but JPS has asked for adult size quilts as well. See sizes below.
Other items accepted are lovies (10x10 or 12x12), resolution squares, ostomy bag covers and post-mastectomy heart pillows. Adult quilt sizes requested are Lap (39"x48"), Throw (52"x60") and Twin (60"x75") More info on these is on the following website.
SHOW N TELL
December Show and Tell
2023-2024 Board and Committees
President- Lynda McGee 817-343-9124 firstname.lastname@example.org
President- ElectVP : NEEDED
Vice- President VP Prpgrams: Dorene Joyce 817-847-1687 email@example.com
Janet Swords 817-551-700 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Becky Alrubaiie email@example.com
Member at Large-Yvette Richey firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President/Parliamentarian - Wanda Edmunds 817 682-9101 email@example.com
Greeter Barbara Dumas and Needed
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 firstname.lastname@example.org
NICU Judi Janes email@example.com
Carolyn Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
HUGS Mary Lou Nelson email@example.com
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581 email@example.com
Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.email@example.com
Quilt Show Rep Needed
Quilt Show Rep Needed
Quilt Show t-shirts Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Minis Jonquele Jones 817-266-0103 email@example.com
Quilt Show Booth Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Quilt Shari Hollis email@example.com
Jennifer Hollis firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreats Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
Show N Tell Alice Clayton
Sunshine / Shadows: Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 firstname.lastname@example.org
WebMaster Dorene Joyce 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saginaw Thursday Quilters meets every Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Joyce Spindor Community Center, 620 Park Center Blvd, Saginaw TX 76179.
We hand quilt for our members and clients. We take a snack break at 10:00, hosted by members for a month at a time.
Once a month we celebrate members’ birthdays. On third Thursday we have a themed luncheon.
Contact Kay Lotz, guild member, at 817-946-8286 (leave a message please) for more information.
Sell your Stuff!!
We love to help out and are glad to put your advertisement in the newsletter for a minimal charge.
Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, opens its new fall/winter exhibits: "All Creatures Great and Small" exhibit is based o the books by James Herriot; also on display are Antique Quilts from the Koval Collection. The show runs through December 23rd. Check out their website http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org