April 2023 – Volume XXXIX– Issue 7


Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

President: Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

President-Elect: Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Location: PO Box 121942, Fort Worth, TX 76121
Phone: -------


Next meeting: April 18, 2023

All about the Sewing Expo and Quilt Show

Quilt retreat April 20-23

Congrats to Hollis Threads on one year anniversary. Join the party Saturday, April 22.


Board Meetings are the first Tuesday of the Month.

Meetings will be held at Wanda Edmunds house at 6:30pm. 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

I hope everyone is well and had a good Easter Weekend.

This month is a busy one with the Guild Retreat happening this month and we are about to kick into high gear regarding the Quilt Show.

Lynda and other Guild Committee members will begin discussing different parts of the Quilt Show. Please help in any way you can. We will need all of us pooling together to make this a success event.

Also we have a new Secretary that has stepped up to complete the year. Please welcome Karyn and confirm her as our new Secretary with a vote of "yes".

I will not be at the meeting this month so help Thayne as she will be filling in for me.

Your President,


April Meeting: All About the Show

We will have several speakers telling us all about

 what kind of quilt should you enter, how to register a quilt, how to prepare your quilt

for submission, what to expect from a review

 all about minis for the auction at the show

 all about the booth

Please send any questions you have to Lynda McGee ( before the meeting or bring questions to ask during the program. We want to make the show great for everyone.

May Meeting : Living Color

Our own, Jonquele Jones will be our presenter. Some color combinations are more exciting or

calming or elegant than others. Learn a little about the properties of colors so that your next quilt speaks what you want to say.

May Workshop : Blooming 9-patch

Learn to “blur the lines” with this contemporary version of the Trip Around the World. Since much of the workshop involves fabric selection, Jonquele will be available before the April and May Guild meetings to review your fabric ‘candidates’ or you can text her with your questions.

Samples are available on the Guild Facebook page.

Workshop is $40.

Saturday, May 20, 9am – 3pm

West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S Las Vegas Trail


Membership Committee
Thank you again to all the members who have paid their dues. Our membership is continuing to grow. We will continue to collect dues at the meetings.
The dues are $30 for under 65 yrs ; $25 for 65 yrs and older. Free to members who are 80 yrs or older with 10 years in the guild. Please bring correct amount or check when paying dues. If you are unable to attend and want to pay by mail you can mail a check payable to FWQG to:
Barbara Hughes, 3701 Wayland Dr. , Fort Worth , Tx. 76133

Membership Co-Chairs :
Barbara Hughes. 903-926-3581.
Dave Beers. 817-666-8404.


Show date : August 17-19 2023, Irving Convention Center

Show theme : Soaring to New Heights

The show is fast approaching and the DEADLINES even faster!

Quilt registration has already begun, though few have entered. May 1 opens registration for non-guild members. June 1 closes the registrations for ALL. You do not need the quilt to be finished, but you DO need measurements and a recognizable picture. (details at the April program)

NTQF Entry Form 2023 (

Registration for Mini Auction will be open soon.

If you have contacts with any organization (schools, 4H, etc…) that would have youth interested in fabric arts of any type, let Lynda McGee know. Entry forms for the Junior category will be open soon.

We will begin taking orders for T-shirts. I think everyone will love the look this year. $18 each.


Ann Houpt has volunteered to manage the booth this year, with her helper Beverly Peterson.

She will be collecting donations at the next five meetings. Suggestions include:

decorated dish towels


mug rugs

bibs and other baby items

crocheted or knit items

lap quilts

fabric bowls

pin cushions

table runners

place mats



net scrubbers

jar openers (from shelf liner & fabric)

This money will go to fund our wonderful programs for next year

so...please be generous and make lots of items that the public will want.

thank you!

Ann Houpt, Booth Co-ordinator

Mini Quilt Auction

It’s time to stop THINKING about maybe making a mini, and get STITCHING! Your donations must be registered in the show system by June 15, and delivered to me by June 30.

If you are stuck on what to make, take a quick inventory of your skills. Do you appliqué, have an embroidery machine, do art quilts or English paper piecing, manipulate really small pieces? Work from your strengths to make a wonderful small quilt to share!

Consider seasonal, kid-friendly, animal, or religious themed minis, not just scaled down versions of full sized quilts.

Minis must be larger than 10 inches on the shortest side and no larger than 24 inches. Blocks should be smaller than 4 inches. They need a 2 inch sleeve (start with 4.5 inch strip!) Larger items like table runners and bed scarves or smaller items like mug mats and postcards can be donated and sold through our boutique.

Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful pieces you are making!

Jonquele Jones



Send Sunshine and Shadows to Anne Houpt :

HUGS quilts

Art Quilting Interest Group

This group explores the wonderfully diverse world of art quilting, and the materials and techniques used. No experience or training is needed, just curiosity about how things work and a willingness to experiment with creating without judging the “goodness” of the results. This is playtime!

The next meeting is Saturday, May 6 from 9-1 at Jonquele’s playhouse. May’s exploration will be acrylic paint… sure to be messy!


ALZ Bee - open to new members!

The ALZ Bee met Wednesday Mar 22nd. Members attending were Lynda Ives, Julie Hedden, and Nancy Houston. We completed 11 fidget quilts to donate to JPS! Lunch outing was to CiBi Italian restaurant in Willow Park. Next sew day will be Wednesday April 19 at The Very Thoughtful Quilter, 203 Pecan St, Aledo. Call or text if you would like to join us!! Nancy Houston 682-429-6895.--

Nancy Houston d.b.a The Very Thoughtful Quilter

816 Sunflower Ct

Aledo, TX 76008


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!

General Guidelines

  • 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 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.


Just a reminder: Recommended size for QOV’s 60”x80” (minimum:55”x65”; maximum: 72”x90”)

Thanks again for all of your hard work!!

Cecilia Buckholz

QOV Group Leader



Lovies are used for preemie babies and their mother's so they can become familiar with each other's scent.

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.


NICU Quilts

JPS is always so pleased to get our donations!

We primarily do 36"x36" pre-washed quilts and fidget quilts.

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.

Thanks for your help.

Julie Hedden

2022-2023 Board and Committees


President- Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

President Elect- Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982
Vice President- Lynda McGee
Vice- President- Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195
Secretary- Jean Wheeler

Treasurer- Karen Wiesman
Member at Large- Sue Hilgardner 817-308-5472

Member at Large-Dee Ramirez 817-228-8024

Past President/Parliamentarian - Molly Risewick 817-721-0500


Communications t

Door Prizes

Greeter Barbara Dumas and Janet Swords

Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294

NICU Julia Hedden 817.797.6109

HUGS Mary Lou Nelson

Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Membership Barbara Hughes 903-926-3581

Dave Beers 817-666-8404

Newsletter Julie Hedden 817-797-6109

President's Quilt

President's Quilt

Quilt Buddies Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Quilt Show Rep

Quilt Show Rep

Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator

Quilt Show t-shirts

Quilt Show Tickets

Quilt Show Minis

Quilt Show Booth Gillian Coleman 817 269 5158;

Raffle Quilt Cecelia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Raffle Quilt Tickets

Retreats Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

Show N Tell

Sunshine / Shadows: Ann Houpt 817-689-7678

WebMaster Dorene Augustyn 817-995-5740

Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Newsletter Ads

Hollis Threads will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary on Saturday April 22nd from 9am-5pm. We will be offering a 25% discount in the shop that day as well as lots of giveaways!

Jennifer Hollis
Hollis Threads
3980 Boat Club Rd. Ste 116
Lake Worth, TX 76135