THE FRIENDSHIP STAR October
October 2021 – Volume XXXVIII– Issue 1
This will be Molly's first meeting as president!
Our October speaker will be Barb Eikmeier "It's All in the Sashing."
low-light. This is Julie Hedden's first newsletter - please let her know of any omissions, errors, etc.
Notes from the President
Notes from the President.
October 10, 2021
Happy (Guild) New Year! As we start the new year, I would like to start with a few important updates.
First, I would like to remind you that in the October meeting we will be voting on and hopefully approving a five dollar increase. Currently our dues do not even cover the cost of the presentations, let alone traveling costs and the cost of the five or so workshops we do each year. No, we are not in dire straits, but it is important to be good stewards of the finances. If we had 100 members (which we don’t quite have yet), membership dues at 30 dollars would cover the cost of 10 programs (but not travel expenses or workshop expense). We want to make sure that we are not slowly depleting our account year after year and then find ourselves without the money necessary to cover unexpected expenses and needs as they arise.
Second, we have an opening for a member-at-large. Kris currently has time constraints that are making participating on the board difficult and has requested that we find someone to replace her. As a member-at-large you would represent the members and you would share with the board any ideas or suggestions that have come to you from the guild members. If you have wondered how to meet more people from the guild, this is a great way to do it. Please let me know at the next meeting if this is something you would like to consider.
Third, we still needing one more person to represent the guild at the meetings for the quilt show, which typically begin to occur sometime after January. Lynda McGee has agreed to be a representative, and I plan to attend the meetings as well, but I would like someone else who might consider helping this year and possibly next with attending the meetings and bringing back information to the guild.
Finally, as we begin this new guild year, I invite you to think about how you might like to grow as a quilter and as a guild member. Do you want to master ¼ inch seams? Oh, wait! That is probably just me. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to make a quilt using a certain technique or style that is outside of your comfort zone. Maybe this year you would like to reach a certain number of volunteer hours contributing to the making of lovies, NICU quilts or some other item that our community needs. What about joining a guild committee in need? How about introducing yourself to one or more guild members that you do not know every single month? That would mean you would meet 12+ new people over the course of the year.
I’d like to encourage you all to consider adding the making of one mini for auction and/or a quilt to put in the show for August 2022. Each year we are allotted a certain number of quilts to display and minis to auction off based on our membership numbers. However ,we repeatedly under-represent ourselves as a guild due to lack of participation. It would be so amazing if this coming August we entered the full number of quilts allotted to us for both the show and the minis. Please consider it, if you can do it. The board would greatly appreciate it.
The board meetings are on the 1st Tuesday 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: Sashing
Barb Eikmeier is a quilter, teacher, lecturer...and is coming to us from Kansas City to tell us that there's more to SASHING than we ever thought!!
In November, we will have an opportunity to do some holiday shopping....for ourselves perhaps?...when the owners of Sew Much Love in Granbury come to show us the latest gadgets. fabric lines, etc.!! Credit, cash, checks accepted!
And December brings our fabulous and famous holiday PARTY!!!! Details to follow!!! Put it on your calendar because you WILL want to be there!!!
The FWQG membership drive began at the September meeting. We
are off to a good start with 32 quilters paying their dues! Carolyn and
Judi collected checks and cash while Gillian took PayPal payments.
The board has voted to increase the dues by $5 per person.
Contingent on the membership vote, our dues will increase in November to $30 for
under 65, $25 for 65 and older, and free for 80 and over who have
been active for at least 10 years in the guild. The increase in dues will
help defray the cost of speakers. Membership in the guild is still a
Looking forward to our October meeting with more members paying
their dues and joining in on the fellowship and great programs.
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
Minutes from September Meeting
General Meeting Agenda
September 21, 2021
President, Sarah Tutt called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Sarah presented each of the Officers and Committee Chairs with an embroidered pouch.
Sarah installed the incoming Officers.
Members at Large- Sue Hilgardner and Karen Morris
Treasurer- Karen Wiesman
Secretary- Cecilia Buckholz
Vice President’s- Thayne Rooney and Shelley Clauss
President Elect- Wanda Edmonds
President- Molly Risewick
Dorene Beck gave Sarah Tutt the “Presidents Quilt”. It was a sampler quilt, made by members of the Board, in Sarah’s favorite color.
Molly announced that Grace Stroud, Pat Wagers and Julie Hedden audited the Treasurers books and found them to be in order. Check requests need to be filled out for each check written. Due to circumstances beyond Shelley’s control, not all checks written had a written check request.
Shelley Clauss had copies of the budget available for anyone to look at. It was also sent to all the members by email.
Mary Lou Nelson explained the purpose of the Hugs Quilts and construction requirements. She mentioned she has six completed quilts and two kits that are ready for a member to put together. She has plenty of heart blocks, but is in need of nine patch blocks.
Molly presented Mary Lou with a Hugs Quilt, as she lost a son two months ago.
Molly had a signup sheet on the Programs table for ladies interested in joining a Bee.
Gillian Coleman had the leftover items from our Guild Booth for sale.
Wanda Edmonds made a motion to accept the minutes from the August meeting. Karen Rhyneer 2 nd the motion and all were in favor.
The membership dues will go up $5 after the October meeting. The new rates will be $30 for those under 65 and $25 for those over.
Total in attendance at the September meeting: 38 and two visitor’s, Ellie Martinez and Debbie Black.
Two members attended via Zoom.
Beverly Peterson spoke about the need for lovies. They’re 14” square, cotton on one side and
flannel on the other. She has plenty of flannel but is need of cotton fabrics to coordinate.
We are in need of a Door Prize Chairman. If you would like to take this position, please talk to Molly Risewick or another Board member.
Greeters are needed to welcome members as they arrive for the meetings. They would also need to stay at the doors for the first ten-fifteen minutes of the business part of the meeting, to let in any latecomers.
Marilyn Smith made satchels for small bottles of hand sanitizer to give out to the members
celebrating a birthday this month.
Karen Rhyneer is heading up the Quilt Retreat again this year. The dates are April 21-24, 2022 at the Compass Center. You can reserve your spot with a $25 deposit.
Molly announced the Guild made a profit of $2100 at the Show. She encouraged members to get an early start on next year’s mini’s for the Auction.
Thayne Rooney will welcome Barb Eikmeier as our guest speaker at the October meeting. Her
program is “It’s all in the sashing”.
The raffle quilt, called “Glorious Dawn”, was pieced and quilted by Cecilia Buckholz. The fabric kit and pattern was donated by Karen Holder.
Show and Tell
Jeane Starkey showed her quilt named “horses”, quilted by Sew Much Love, and a Western themed Quilt of Valor, quilted by Cecilia Buckholz.
Jonquele Jones, pieced and quilted “Summer Sunshine” with lemon fabric. It turned out to be too formal for a baby, so she made another called “Lemon’s Trip”. The baby’s name is Lemon Rae. The mother will get the first quilt.
Cecilia Buckholz showed her Wonky Neighborhood wall hanging she did in the Martha Lindberg workshop.
Beverly Peterson showed “Fairy Garden”, a quilt she pieced and quilted for a neighbor turning 5 soon.
Ann Houpt showed “Andrea’s Wedding Quilt”. Made for her granddaughter who will be getting
married in December.
Gillian Coleman made “Wonky Trees”, a table runner she quilted on her embroidery machine using a pattern called wonky hexies. She’s proud of her new skills.
Judy Faulkner showed “Mo Betta Blues” that she quilted for herself. She took a class from Dorene Beck to create this fused applique quilt.
Wanda Edmonds showed two Halloween wall hangings she made for herself. The first was called “The Witch is in” and the other “Halloween Pumpkins and Cat”
Judi Janes showed “Deformed Pineapple Blocks”. She started with a pineapple block ruler-made five blocks WRONG! So she just made another one wrong to make a table runner!
Ellie Martinez, one of our visitors, showed her first quilt block. It was called Jewel Box from a Jordan Fabric tutorial.
Margie Peyton showed a handmade purse she made for herself and some fabric Christmas boxes.
Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary
There are still positions that need to be filled, take a leap of faith and let our president know you are willing to take an active part to fill a much needed position.
10-05. Chris Tomich
10-13. Sue Hildgardner
10-19. Cynthia Barnell
10-29. Carolyn Hughes
10-31. Julia Hedden
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
FRAYED KNOTS BEE:
In addition to our normal monthly get together, various members have met for Wednesday sit-and-sews, suppers out, and a road trip to Waco… the quilt shop at Harvest Heritage was nice with lots of beautiful quilts on the walls.
TIGHT KNOTS BEE:
On September 1, 2021, the Tight Knots Quilt Bee met at the home of Grace Stroud. Present were Grace Stroud, Pat Wagers, Cheri Bigham, Peggie Herring, Chris Tomich, Gillian Coleman, Carolyn Hughes and Judi Janes. As usual there were random conversations. They ranged from what we called Coca-Cola (soda, pop, Coke), gas station (fillin’ station), and hair salon (beauty shop) when we were growing up. Several members had Show ‘N’ Tell—baby quilts, table runners, wheelchair quilts as well as some larger quilts. Gillian reported on the quilt show boutique. She reported that the guild made about $1200. Chris reported that she will miss our October bee meeting as well as our bee retreat in November due to shoulder surgery. Grace served a homemade lemon pound cake for dessert. Yum! She did admit that it was not made in her home. Pat Wagers won the fat quarters playing Left-Right-Center.
October 6, 2021, the Tights Knots Bee met again at the home of Grace Stroud. This time Patty Ford, lover of all things Halloween, was the hostess. Each of us received a treat bag of pretzels, M&M’s, and candy corn followed by cheesecake. No counting calories or points that Wednesday afternoon!
Reports that Chris Tomich’s shoulder surgery went well. Peggie Herring showed up at the meeting with her left arm in a sling. She fell in her garage and fractured a bone in her shoulder. No surgery necessary, but she will be out of commission for a while. That’s two on the injured reserve!
The Tight Knots have an annual quilt retreat every November. We have retreated at Houston Street Mercantile in Granbury, Sunset Ranch (Batiks Galore) in Joshua and for the last few years at Patti’s Last Resort in Acton. At our bee meeting plans were made for who would bring what for dine-in meals.
During Show ‘N’ Tell, Patty Ford showed us tiny little doll house food made from something (clay or polymer) ---plates of food, cookies, potatoes. Unbelievable! No, the food is not for her great nieces. She made the “food” for her own doll houses. Pat Wagers showed some of the items she has made to sell in an upcoming craft show; Carolyn showed two baby quilts; Gillian showed an airplane themed mouse pad and a completed Shannon Brinkley quilt top; and Grace showed a teal baby quilt, a whale quilt top and monthly 12” square hanging blocks made from a block exchange. Cheri Bigham, Queen of the Tiny Pieces, showed how she was sewing scraps to adding machine tape to make 2 ½ strips. Wow! Grace Stroud won the Halloween fat quarters playing LRC.
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
Quilts of Valor
If you have a quilt or a top for the quilts of valor program, please contact
Suzanne DiCarlo, Information and Help Desk Coordinator, QOVF
email is suzanne.dicarlo@QOVF.org
QOV will also have a booth at the Quilt Show.
JPS is again accepting donations, and I dropped off 30 NICU quilts the day they sent out the email saying they were ready. While I made a couple, the rest were made by the super productive Robbie Sheffy .
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.
SUNSHINE & SHADOWS
2020-2021 Board and Committees
President- Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 email@example.com
President Elect- Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President- Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.email@example.com
Vice- President- Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary- Cecelia Buckholz 817-480-7606 Cbuckholz1@gmail.com
Treasurer- Karen Wiesman karen,firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large- Sue Hilgardner email@example.com
Member at Large-
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 Beck 817-995-5740 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
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