THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
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.
Notes from the President
Tidbits from the President
It’s October, my favorite month. No, it’s not the pumpkin spice whatever. October in Texas
means the beginning of fall/cool weather. It was actually cold when I put bird seed out this morning!
So I can stop complaining about the awful heat.
The end of October is also the Houston Quilt Show. I’ve gone almost every year for more than
15 years. I look at amazing quilts until my brain starts to overload. All those quilts that I want to try (I’m sure I’m the only quilter who has a few ideas that I never quite get to). The sheer volume of vendors always makes my eyes glaze over. And my favorite things are classes! This year I’m taking a class on Apliquick rods, one on 3-D effects, and a surprise quilt.
Then there is FWQG. The new board had their first meeting last week. I was so busy in August
and September that I didn’t really pay enough attention to who were the new board members. Most
are newer members. They have fantastic ideas and tons of enthusiasm to grow our guild. They got me very excited for this coming year. So come to the next meeting, read the newsletters, check out the website, have a look at the facebook page. There will be lots of great things coming. And if you have an idea or comment about anything, let someone on the board know or have a chat with your ‘Members at Large, Dave and Yvette, and let them know what you're thinking about!
That’s what they are here for. See ya at the meeting!
This month Mendie Cannon will be presenting the her program, Brazilian Embroidery. There are many uses for this art. She has used it many ways including in quilts. She will also have a trunk show items to share with us.
- Quilts of Valor
- Christmas Party – activities to be announced at a later date
October is here and our new membership year is underway! We will be collecting dues for 2023-2024. Please bring cash or check made payable to FWQG. Dues are $30 for under 65 yrs; $25 for 65yrsand older; free for over 80yrs with 10 yrs of membership in the Guild. We look forward to seeing everyone.
NORTH TEXAS QUILT FESTIVAL 2023
Grand Total TA DA!!! - $2999.60
Here’s the breakdown from the show (we will need to pay state sales tax on some of this):
T-shirts --- Sold 18, profit $103.50
Tickets --- Received 65, Sold 42, profit $504
Mini --- 11 minis, profit $670.14
Booth --- during show $954.14, post show $680, electricity -$110, Total profit $1524.14
Miscellaneous --- $197.82 (our guild %)
Way to go, everyone!
Theme for next year ‘Beach-y Life’ . So start quilting! And remember, the show is August 1-3 so
plan on all deadlines being earlier.
October, we have Trick or Treat and Cool weather, hopefully the hot weather in our rear view mirror.
Congratulations to all the Officers that have been installed and will serve our Guild this year. There are positions still needing to be filled so we need someone to step up and volunteer to fill the position.
Thank you to everyone that brought a dish for the covered dish dinner last month. It was all delicious. Also “Thank you “ to everyone that helped with the cleanup after dinner. I appreciate the help. For our October guide meeting we can always use snacks, so make your favorite to share with everyone.
10-05. Chris Tomich
10-06 Donna Anderson
10-07 Dee Ramirez
10-13 Sue Hilgardner
10-19 Cynthia Barnett
10-22. Nancy Smith
10-29. Carolyn Hugh’s
10-31. Julia Hedden
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.
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
It has been a busy month for our QOV group. We awarded four quilts at the American Legion on September 26th . Each of the Veterans and their families were very appreciative.
Our group was invited to attend a Military Veterans Expo held at Lockheed on October 4 th . Sue Hilgardner and I brought several quilts to display and we handed out information about Quilts of Valor to the employees who attended the Expo.
We currently have thirteen Veterans on our list and we will award several of those at the ceremony in November.
Be sure to bring any blocks you’ve completed to the next meeting. I’ll have more kits for anyone wanting to take some home.
Just a reminder: Recommended size for QOV’s 60”x80” (minimum:55”x65”; maximum: 72”x90”)
Thanks again for all of your hard work!!
QOV Group Leader
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.
2023-2024 Board and Committees
President- Lynda McGee 817-343-9124 email@example.com
President- ElectVP : NEEDED
Vice- President VP Prpgrams: Dorene Joyce 817-847-1687 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Swords 817-551-700 3 email@example.com
Secretary: Becky Alrubaiie
Member at Large-Yvette Rickey
Past President/Parliamentarian - Wanda Edmunds 817=682-9101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeter Barbara Dumas and Needed
Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294 email@example.com
HUGS Mary Lou Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 email@example.com
Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
Newsletter Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney.firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Rep Needed
Quilt Show Rep Needed
Quilt Show t-shirts Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
Quilt Show Minis Jonquele Jones 817-266-0103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Show Booth Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 email@example.com
Raffle Quilt Needed
Retreats Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show N Tell Needed
Sunshine / Shadows: Ann Houpt 817-689-7678 email@example.com
WebMaster Dorene Joyce 817-995-5740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 email@example.com
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.
Here's one from Jean Moulder:
It is a Kaola extended sewing table, about 20 years old in good condition. I am looking for $30.00 and if you can’t come for it, perhaps we can work out delivery. My pictures are on my android phone and I can’t move them to email. I can send pictures, via text. Just send me a request with your phone number.
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