THE FRIENDSHIP STAR Feb
Febuary 2021 – Volume XXXI – Issue 4
Next meeting –Feb 16, 6:30 PM
Business Meeting – Logon and chat 6:30-7:00
Meeting starts 7:00
Program –Zoom Meeting
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
We are still meeting virtually, via Zoom
Zoom link will be sent out a day or two before the meeting
A Letter from the President
Notes from the President.
February 4, 2021
We are entering our twelfth month of “This isn’t what I expected”. I, like many others am experiencing COVID fatigue, yet I know that the disease is real and dangerous and that I need to be patient, wear masks, and practice social distancing.
I appreciate the fact that we have the internet and various social media tools to help us to maintain contact with each other. Our program chairs have been busy finding speakers that will present on zoom and even lead workshops. This month, we will have a workshop on quilted postcards. You still have time to sign up and order the required book before the workshop.
The North Texas Quilt Festival is scheduled for August 19-21 in the Irving Convention Center. I need at least one more person to attend the planning meetings (currently virtual). The first meeting will be Friday, Feb 26 at 7PM. We also need people to work in the show, particularly in our booth and to coordinate volunteers. The big need is for members to enter quilts in the show. I’m sure that those which were ready for last year’s show can be entered this year. But we also need quilts representing this year’s work.
I am trying to set up informal sit and sew and visit meetings on various days and at various times. If you want one on a specific day/time, please let me know. They will mostly be announced on the members’ Facebook page -- Fort Worth Quilt Guild Members Group.
There are still a few vacancies in the committee chair list, in part because you have a president who really dislikes making phone calls. If you see a blank spot in the list at the end of the newsletter which you can fill, volunteer and call, test or email me.
We are still adapting to the reality of our current situation – some days with better grace than others, Be safe. Wear your mask. Make a mask for someone else. Seriously consider getting vaccinated.
Sew on – it’s good for the soul!
Board Members for 2020-2021
President Sarah Tutt
President-Elect Molly Risewick
VP - Program Dorene Beck
VP - Program Thayne Rooney
Treasurer Shelley Clauss
Secretary Cecilia Buckholz
Member at Large Judy Faulkner
Member at Large Kris Morris
President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer
WE NEED QUILT SHOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Meeting Minutes from January
President, Sarah Tutt called the Zoom meeting to order at 7 pm.
Total in attendance on Zoom: 24
Treasurer’s Report by Shelley Clauss, sent to the membership via email.
There was no old business
Dorene Beck reminded everyone of the upcoming Spring Challenge Quilt contest for Guild members. It must be a spring quilt with a flower element. There will be two size categories, mini (9”-24”) or larger (up to 108). All of the details are listed on our website under Challenge Quilts ‘n More.
As of January 20th all unpaid members will be dropped from the roster and members only FB page.
Current membership is now 68.
February – Carol Morrissey – Confessions of an Absent Minded Quilter
+Sat. Workshop – Quilted Postcards
March – From Australia with Love – Janelle Schwartz from Dotty & Grace.com, certified Scrappy Applique’ teacher.
*Workshop – Scrappy Applique – Minimum class size: 20
Wanda asked for more input on the newsletter. Send items in by the 4th of the month for inclusion. Just respond to an email you have received from the Guild, and Wanda will get it.
Karen Rhyneer will include information about the upcoming retreat in the next newsletter.
The North Texas Quilt Festival is scheduled to be held at the Irving Convention Center August 19, 20 & 21, 2021
The Guild needs a Quilt Show Chairman. Contact Sarah Tutt if you are interested in serving in this position. Gillian Coleman volunteered to be the Booth Chairman.
Gillian Coleman taught members how to make a flange binding. She sent a pdf of the instructions to everyone in an email.
Sarah Tutt did a PowerPoint presentation on how to quilt your quilt on your embroidery machine.
Judy Faulkner also had a PowerPoint slide show, which showed techniques for quilting borders with rulers. She showed some of the ¼ inch quilting rulers she uses to get the desired curves and angles.
Show and Tell
Molly Risewick did a slide show of the quilts and projects that members posted on the Fort Worth Quilt Guild Members Group.
Kay Brumbalow posted pictures of five stunning quilts she completed last year.
Dorene Beck showed a teapot table runner and a frog art quilt.
Beverly Peterson made a “Screaming Green” quilt for a granddaughter who wanted a green quilt.
Cecilia Buckholz posted pictures of a Quiltin’n Texas mini, a rooster wall hanging and a large quilt.
Sue Hilgardner had four quilts to show that she made for family members. A carpenters star and the popular Starstruck, were among them.
Diane Arthur posted several items she has completed, including a log cabin Santa bottle topper, several QYAG placemats, a tote bag and a colorful All Roads Quilt.
Gillian Coleman shared a photo of her sampler from a sew along with the Grid Girls Facebook group.
Molly Risewick showed a reverse applique quilt she made as a wedding gift.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:55pm
Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary
Program Report February
Dorene Beck announced an upcoming challenge quilt contest for Guild members. It must be a spring quilt with a flower element. There will be two size categories, mini (9”-24”) or larger (over 24”). Watch the website and Ft Worth Quilt Guild Members page for details
Updates on Events & Programs
Jelly Roll Contest winner Cecelia Buckholz!
Cecelia finished her quilt top in record time. 1 hour and 35 min. from the start button to done! Also Judy Faulkner won a surprise 2nd place prize for coming in just 20 min. later! Check out some of the quilts on our Member only Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/367029250759158
February Program & Workshop: Still meeting via ZOOM. It's easy to join!
Please join us for our February program with Carol Morrissey. We scheduled Carol last year, and due to Covid, had to cancel, so we are thrilled to have her come! Carol has been featured on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. We are looking forward to the program Confessions of an Absent Minded Quilter.
We also will have a workshop with Carol on Sat. 2-20-2020 at 9 AM via ZOOM, where we will learn her method of making cute and colorful fabric postcards. They are 4" x 6". (Fused Applique) Pick from Postcards from the Southwest, Texas Wildflowers or Postcards from Florida. Sign up on our Workshop Sign up page. In order to have your kit in time for our workshop register and order your kit by Feb. 10th. If you previously signed up for this workshop, now is your chance to participate!
Coming in March, a wonderful instructor from Australia. She will provide her take on the Scrappy Applique method and will have a wonderful trunk show for us.
Challenge Quilt Updates:
Don’t forget about our Challenge quilt. The board determined that any quilt you have finished since March 1, 2020 to the end of the contest date will be eligible to enter. Remember to send your entries to me. I will post them on the Facebook Group page, and then the quilts with the most likes in each category will win!
January through March – Challenge Quilt – Spring Quilts w-floral element
2 Prize packages will be awarded.
Spring Challenge Quilt! Running from January 1 – March 16th when the winners will be selected by secret ballot. Prizes include a basket of fabric Layer cakes, charm packs and supplies, and treats you will be sure to love! No cost to enter.
Two competition categories
Mini - 24” x 24” or smaller but at least 9" x 9"
Medium to Large - Larger than 24” x 24” to 108” x 108”
To compete, create a quilt that represents Spring the best and make sure there is at least one floral -or floral like element in the quilt. It can be any quilted using any method you desire. Must be sandwiched with a binding. Submit a picture of your quilt to me: email@example.com by March 1st, and I will post them on the FWQG Member Facebook page where they will be shown from March 1-16th. Winners will be judged based on the number of likes for your quilt on the Guild Member Facebook page. So, go out and make something and send it in, and then like the quilts you like best.
We are working hard to keep our Guild members engaged and learning!
Don't miss any of these great events!
Dorene Beck & Thayne Rooney
VP Programs 20-21
Our membership continues to grow! As of today, we have 70 members registered and paid. Everyone should have received a receipt and membership card via snail mail. (Those who paid with PayPal were not sent a receipt.)
It is possible to teach “old dogs’ new tricks”. Attendance at meetings and workshops on ZOOM has increased each month. During the jelly roll race workshop not only did attendees make a quilt, but they also had time to visit and catch up on things other than quilting. Not quite as good as an in-person workshop, but a nice change from sewing alone.
More great programs and workshops are upcoming! So be sure to check out the calendar.
Looking forward to seeing more and more of your shining faces on ZOOM.
Carolyn Hughes and Judi Jane
February has ground hog day, will Phil see his shadow? Valentine’s Day, President day, Black history month and American Heart Month.
Hope everyone is taking care of yourself and are able to work on all the new projects that you have been wanting to complete.
2-06. Sarah Tutt
2-06. Glenda White
2-08. Jan Schellhase
2-08. Jeanette Starkey
2-10 Irene Nash
2-15. Thayer Rooney
2-17. Cecilia Buckholz
2-21. Dianne Blake
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
The board meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 pm. Currently they are Zoom meetings until further notice. 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.
SECRET QUILT BUDDIES
Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now
The raffle quilt winning ticket was drawn during our November Zoom meeting. The winner was Beverly Peterson, who came to pick up her quilt the very next day. Enjoy your beautiful quilt, Beverly!
In spite of the difficulties caused by the pandemic, we managed to make a profit of around $750 thanks to all the members who bought and/or sold tickets. Thanks to Chris Tomich who pieced the quilt, to Lynda McGee and Shelley Clauss who quilted it, and to Melissa Picha (The Compass Centre) who helped choose the fabrics and gave us a great guild discount.
FRAYED KNOTS BEE The Frayed Knots bee has been meeting virtually at our usual time. In January, Sarah Tutt showed her log cabin; Ann Houpt previewed her Spring quilt entry and Jonquele Jones displayed the components of a newly started project. Cecilia Buckholz showed a "don't feed the donkey" block she completed for a BOM she’s working on.
ROGUES: Rogue Bee
Three brave members of the Rogue Bee met at Sam’s Italian for dinner on the first Tuesday of the month.
We are hoping in the future to have a better turn out as the virus is conquered by vaccines!
I got my first shot this week – so should be immune by…?? March or April.
Beverly and I are taking quilts to the quilter on Saturday – so…on to the next project.
Laurel is beginning to feel more like herself – able to wear a shoe after her ankle break…progress!
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
Like the rest of our quilt sisters, we are not meeting in person. We are at home keeping safe and healthy; but we are sewing. This year we are making pillowcases for Safe Haven again. Our bee is also sewing masks for a local FWISD school. They were having trouble getting smaller sized masks for their students. This was something we could do to help our community and you know we all have great fabric to choose from. I have included a photo of the fun masks.
Many of us have started our vaccine shots and hope to be able to meet again soon. Stay safe and maybe we will all be able to have our guild meetings in person again.
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.
Cook Children's Hospital
14225 Meadow Grove Drive Haslet, TX 76052
972 854 1352
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.
I'm again collecting NICU quilts for JPS. They should be about 36x36 of cotton, no flannel or fleece. I don't have a definite date to bring them there - probably aiming for early December. I live by TCU if you would like to drop them off, or I can try and pick them up. (My time is limited at the moment because my father is in the hospital and my mother in memory care wondering why he's left her. He is expected to recover and return by late November.) I know JPS is thrilled with our donations. Thanks. Julie Hedden 817 797 6109
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
Sunshine and Shadows
Sunshine, Shadows and Concerns Report, January 2021
Please keep Nanda Hall in your prayers and thoughts as she battles COVID. She is out of ICU but still in the hospital struggling with breathing.
There are others in our Guild affected by COVID in one way or another. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.
If you know of a sunshine, shadow or concern, please email the guild e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND text or call me.
2020-2021 Board and Committees
The committee list is not finalized and we would welcome additional volunteers
2020-2021 Board and Committees
President Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960 email@example.com
President-Elect Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740 email@example.com
VP - Program Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney. firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606 Cbuckholz1@gmail.com
Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Member at Large Kris Morris email@example.com
Past President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484
Communications Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 email@example.com
Door Prizes Anna Addington 817-564-5431 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819 email@example.com
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 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 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 Mary Lou Nelson 214-394-7715 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912 email@example.com
Sunshine and Shadows Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master Julie Fowler 214-926-2504 email@example.com
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
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