THE FRIENDSHIP STAR
July 2020 – Volume XXVI– Issue 9
Next meeting – Virtual Meeting
Business Meeting – Meeting time changed to 6:30 pm
building opens at 6:00
Workshop –No Workshop for July
West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108
From the Quilt Show Chair. It's a survey that she would like completed by all our members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C83B9Z9.
A Letter from the President
Dear quilt sisters,
I was so happy to have a meeting in June even though it was a virtual one. I really enjoyed the format. As the number of Covid cases climb it may become the norm as opposed to the exception. I know everyone is missing the fellowship of our monthly meetings. I miss seeing my friends and enjoying show and tell. Hopefully with everyone spending so much time at home a lot of quilting is being accomplished. We should have plenty of quilts for next year’s show.
I would encourage everyone to join in if we are able to do another zoom meeting. It was great to see everyone if only online. Can’t wait to see what Molly and Dorene have in store for July.
We will hold a july Zoom on the night of our meeting. I am trying to see if the person we had scheduled can do a program via zoom. We will send out a notice to let you know if Brenda will be presenting her program or not. Stay posted.
Looking ahead to 2020
August: Terri Gartman Program: Fun tips with rulers
September: Installation of officers
(WW= Wednesday workshop)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our membership drive is temporarily on hold. That does not mean that we should stop sharing our love of quilting and love for our quilt sisters. There are several ways to stay in contact: phone calls, texts, Facebook, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or in person visits observing social distancing.
Carolyn and I are both members of the same quilt bee that meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Each month we participate in a block exchange and celebrate any birthdays by presenting ½ yard cuts of fabric to the birthday girl/s. When we realized that we should not have our regular bee meetings, we decided that we could still do our exchanges. Some mailed their blocks and/or birthday fabrics. Some hand delivered. Those hand deliveries have often resulted in long conversations from the front porch to the sidewalk. Like you, we are hungry for personal contact.
I have noticed an increased amount of “Show and Tell” on Facebook and email. Also, quilters questioning which border or binding or layout to use on their quilt. Many members are making face masks to donate. Some are checking out one of the many videos online to learn new techniques.
Until we can safely meet again, continue to recruit new members to the joys of quilting.
Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes
FWQG Membership Co-Chairs
July 4th Celebrations will be different this year as we continue to Shelter-in-Place and/or practice Social Distancing, hopefully to get COVID-19 in check. Sheltering-in-Place with our sewing machine, fabric and tools gives us time to try new projects. With all the new projects we are completing means, we are using up our Stash which means we will have to go shopping to restock our stash. So we will SHOP TILL WE DROP!
7-11. Cecil Long
7-16. Sandra Ryan
7-20. Theresa Goolsby
7-21. Suzanne Garcia
7-21. Celia Baldree
7-25. Nancy Houston
7-28. Ann Houpt
7-28. Paula Perry
7-30. Patsy Chamberlain
7-31. Barbara McCollough
Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
The board meetings are held at Karen Rhyneer’s office on the 1st Tuesday of the month starting at 6:00 pm. 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
Stay tuned for information regarding Secret Quilt Buddies. Hopefully next month we will be able to return to the Church for a regular meeting.
Our guild is constantly growing with new members and this program is a great way to get to know someone new.
If you have any questions about this fun program, please contact me at email@example.com or call/text 858-883-5674. I hope you decided to join in our fun.
keeper of the secrets
North Texas Quilt Festival 2020 the whole Festival has been Cancelled due to Covid-19
North Texas Quilt Festival 2020
New Dates: August 13-15, 2020
New Location: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
2020 Theme: Sing Your Song in Fabric
North Texas Quilt Festival Update
I hope everyone is staying well while still connecting with your family and friends... especially your quilting friends! You have probably heard that the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo has been canceled for 2020 at the Irving Convention Center. It will not be held on August 19-21, 2021 so mark your calendars.
With all this time to work on those special quilts we should have lots to enter into the show next year. When you're taking a break from making that show quilt, make some items to sell in our guild booth or a miniature quilt for the silent auction. Thank you to all who made things for this year's show. Tuck them away somewhere safe so that you have them ready for 2021!
Please pick up your raffle quilt tickets at the back of the room if you have not done so. Every member is asked to sell 24 tickets, or $20 worth. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle quilt will be given to some lucky soul at the November 2020 meeting. You may return ticket stubs and pick up additional tickets from Pat Wagers or Grace Stroud.
It is a beautiful creation aptly named “Island Breezes”.
All the money collected from the sale of raffle tickets goes to pay for speakers and workshops.
See Pat Wagers or Grace Stroud for additional information.
From Julie Fowler
I hope you had a very fun and safe 4th of July weekend and hope that you’re still sewing for our QOV efforts.
Great news....I’m working on the QOV page on the Guild’s webpage. You can check there for updates as they come. Thanks to Dorene Beck for setting this up.
Also thanks to members that have been making blocks and making and finishing tops. Being able to award these quilts to deserving veterans in our community can’t come soon enough.
As you complete blocks or tops, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get them posted.
Until I ‘see’ you again, happy sewing.
FRAYED KNOTS BEE
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
Tight Knots Bee June Meeting
Carolyn Hughes was our host this month. We did not meet in April or May, so we were very eager to see each other. Much time was spent catching up on family and friends. Everyone had been doing lots of cleaning and sewing (except me). We talked about eating too much, letting our nails go, and all the hair appointments missed. Then it was time to talk about all things quilting.
Many bee members brought their pillowcases for Safe Haven and quilts for NICU. Show and Tell was serious (once again lots of sewing going on). Carolyn Hughes showed a baby quilt with ladybugs and two wheelchair quilts. Chris Tomich brought a NICU quilt made from our bee blocks we are piecing this year. She has also made 500 masks. WOW. Peggy Herring made placemats, napkins, and dishcloths with a chef motif for her son. She also showed a Christmas table topper and a table runner made with blocks by Bev Ramsey. Cheri Bigham has been busy sewing four quilts and wheelchair quilts too. Pat Wagers made 200 masks, valor blocks and pillowcases. Gillian Coleman has taken 9 quilts to David Beers to quilt with backs all from her stash. Grace Stroud made several quilts and has finally used her Martelli machine to quilt them. Grace also showed 4 NICU quilts made from our bee exchange squares from last year. Judi Janes said her family has been bringing her lots of mending to do, but she found time to sew a quilt her bee exchange blocks from last year also.
Judi presented a quilt to Chris Tomich that we all contributed too. We showed our NICU blocks for this month and played Left Right Center. We met in the clubhouse at Carolyn’s condos. We wore masks and sat six feet apart. To play Left Right Center, we took turns going up to a table set apart from us and rolled the dice. Pat Wagers won the stripe fabric this month. Carolyn had it well planned to keep us safe and healthy. Our wonderful Nothing Bundt Cakes snacks were in individual bags with napkins and a fork. Thanks to Carolyn’s careful planning we all felt safe enough to scheduled our next meeting there too. I went home feeling good about the concerns of my doctor for my health being met.
Here’s hoping all of our fellow guild members are safe and healthy--- and we will be able to meet again in person soon.
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.
As you use up your stash consider making NICU quilts...36” Square with cotton fabric.
see information below for sizes, etc to make quilts.
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.
Report from the home front – Karen Holder’s home, that is.
After a working/eating/laughing session, we discovered a need for more finished NICU quilts.
If you can find a little time, about 2 yards of fabric and some batting, your efforts in putting it together will be greatly appreciated. Try out a new quilting technique or put on seasonal music and sew away.
Your donation of time, energy, goods and dedication = a gift of love to JPS NICU!
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
Please report your sunshines and shadows to the guild email FortWorthQG@gmail.com or directly to Sarah Tutt at 817-312-2960 (text or voice). My Facebook name is Sarah Thomas Tutt, and I try to pick up on guild happenings there but sometimes miss them.
2019-2020 Board and Committees
2019-2020 Board and Committees
President Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484 email@example.com
President-Elect Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP - Program Molly Risewick 817-721-0500 email@example.com
VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195 Shelleyclauss@gmail.com
Secretary Candace Meyer-Williams 817-403-8686 email@example.com
Member at Large Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982 Rooney. firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Past President /Parliamentarian Mary Lou Nelson 817-244-0832 email@example.com
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
Hospitality Karen Holder 817-773-4391 email@example.com
NICU Karen Holder 817-773-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
HUGS Karen Holder 817-773-4391 email@example.com
Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948 email@example.com
Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674 email@example.com
Quilt Show Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193 KJASA@yahoo.com
Quilt Show Linda Witt 817-581-4912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Quilt Chris Tomich 817-249-3079 CLTomich@flash.net
Raffle Quilt Tickets Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 email@example.com
Raffle Quilt Tickets Pat Wagers 817-821-1137 firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreats Grace Stroud 817-578-5952 email@example.com
Show N Tell Linda Witt 817-581-4912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunshine and Shadows Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960 email@example.com
TAQG Rep Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAQG Rep Laurel Grannon 817-279-3368 email@example.com
TAQG Rep Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321 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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