July 2021 – Volume XXXV– Issue 9


Meeting Location: West Freeway Church of Christ

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

President: Sarah Tutt 817-312-2960

President-Elect: Molly Risewick 817-721-0500


Next meeting –June 20, 6:30 PM -- In-person

Online - logon at 6:15

Business Meeting – 6:30 - 7:00 (will include show and share)

Program – Martha LIndberg - Martha Lindberg will present her very popular: Welcome to My Neighborhood - Trunk Show & Program.

Workshop Saturday, July 24

We will have a Saturday. workshop on July 24th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The workshop. cost is $25. Stop by the Programs table to see the sample quilt you can make at the workshop and sign up or if you are already on the list, you can pay your $25.00 for the workshop.

West Freeway Church of Christ 1900 S. Las Vegas Trail Fort Worth, TX 76108

The July meeting will be held in person at the Church. Masks and social distancing will be requested. There will be no refreshments served. Only the business meeting will be online.

Notes from the President

Notes from the President.

July 7, 2021

It seems like I have barely gotten started and now my year as president is beginning to wind down. The nominating committee has been hard at work and their recommendations for a new slate of officers will be presented at the next meeting which is now less than two weeks away. In addition to officers there will be new and returning committee chairs and a variety of places to learn the ropes and assist in the committees.

This has been a strange and, in many ways, difficult year. Many of us have lost loved ones and missed opportunities that we were looking forward to. Some have used the extra time at home to exercise their creativity in new ways and others have been knocked off track and are trying to get their creative juices flowing again.

But the summer will end in celebration! The North Texas Quilt Festival will be August 19-21. By attending and volunteering in this event you will be helping to pass creative energy along to others. Buy a ticket (or several). Encourage others to attend. Sign up as a volunteer.


We are continuing to live into the reality of our current situation – some days with better grace than others. Be safe. Wear your mask. Make a mask for someone else. Get vaccinated when you can.

Sew on – it’s good for the soul!



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 Programs

Tuesday, July 20 Martha Lindberg

We are pleased to present Martha LIndberg for our July program on the 20th. Martha Lindberg will present her very popular: Welcome to My Neighborhood - Trunk Show & Program.

Saturday, July 24 Workshop

We will also have a Saturday. workshop on July 24th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The workshop. cost is $25. Stop by the Programs table to see the sample quilt you can make at the workshop and sign up or if you are already on the list, you can pay your $25.00 for the workshop.

You can also use the website to sign up online. - FWQG.ORG - Workshop/Garage Sale Table Signup

Tuesday, August 17 VERY IMPORTANT. Zoom only business meeting

This is the week of the quilt show, but we must elect the new officers who will be installed at our September meeting.

Tuesday, September 21 Installation of new officers

We hope to have some sort of covered dish at this meeting.

Dorene Beck

Thayne Rooney

VPs of Programs 20-21


MEMBERSHIP: Seams that everyone loves a quilting bargain! Fifty quilt lovers turned out for our June “Garage Sale” which included four new members, two participating by ZOOM and three visitors. Lots of visiting and catching up, as well as shopping after the long Covid isolation.

Welcome new members:

  • Alexandra (Lexi) Brown (5-month old son also attended)

5428 Randol Dr.

North Richland Hills, TX 76180


  • Valerie Griffin

545 Park Center Blvd.

Saginaw, TX 76179


  • Sandra McDonald

6208 Feather Wind Dr.

Fort Worth, TX 76135


  • Cheryl Russell

6716 Red Bud Rd.

Fort Worth, TX 76135


  • Olivia Baron (sent her dues)


Membership Co-Chairpersons: Judi Janes and Carolyn Hughes

Minutes from June Meeting

President, Sarah Tutt called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

Total in attendance: 50 members present, 2 via Zoom.

Three new members joined. Welcome Lexi Brown, Valerie Griffin and Sandra McDonald.

Treasurer’s Report by Shelley Clauss, was sent to the membership via email.

Minutes from May meeting were included in the newsletter.

Old Business

No old business

New Business

No new business


Beverly Peterson collected a large quantity of lovies.


The July meeting will be in person and on Zoom, for those unable to attend in person.

July: Martha Lindberg - Welcome to My Neighborhood- Trunk Show & Program
Sat. Workshop: Wonky Dresden Neighborhood Workshop 10 AM to 3 PM

Due to the Quilt Show being the same week as our meeting, the August meeting will be on Zoom only. Please plan to attend this short Zoom meeting. Elections of new Officers will take place.

Quilt Show

Molly Risewick announced T-shirts will sell for $15.00 each.

Tickets will be $10.00 in advance, $13 at the show. Printed tickets will be available at the July meeting.


New member, Valerie Griffin showed a quilt she designed with a modern feel and some paper pieced Pug blocks.

Grace Stroud showed her mini quilt called Carolina Lily. Her first antique quilt was a yellow Carolina lily. She had this mini quilt pattern for years and decided to make it yellow like her 1920’s version.

Lazara Abernathy showed a quilt that was started at a Bonnie Hunter workshop, years ago. She just quilted it this year.

New member, Lexi Brown, showed a baby quilt she made for a friend who finally had a baby.

Cecilia Buckholz showed a quilt she made for her sixteen year old grandson, Joshua. The quilt is a North Star pattern from MSQC.

Ann Houpt showed a Gnome Buddies quilt she made for a friend who collects gnomes. She says it was a pattern she had to have, but doesn’t want to keep.

Ann Houpt showed a baby quilt called Woodland friends, quilted by David Beers. The quilt is for a Great Nephew who will be born soon.

Beverly Peterson showed a quilt called Night Star, quilted by David Beers. Beverly made it for her


Beverly showed a nine patch on point she made and David Beers quilted. It’s for her friend Kari who was diagnosed with three tumors.

Jonquele Jones show a mini quilt she made and quilted, called Sarahs scraps. She is donating it to the Mini Auction. She used scraps left over from one of Sarah Tutt’s Sew in the New Year quilts.

Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary


Hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday and was able to spend time with family and friends.
It was good to see everyone at the June Guild meeting. The garage sale was fun and a lot of good bargains were available. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the July guild meeting.

July Birthdays
7-11. Cecil Long
7-21. Suzanne Garcia
7-28 Ann Houston

Karen Holder, Marilyn Smith
Hospitality Committee


Secret Quilt Buddies has been put on Hold for now

North Texas Quilt Festival Information

North Texas Quilt Festival (August 19-21, 2021) Irving Convention Center

This will be the first major quilt show in the Metroplex since the beginning of the pandemic and the excitement is building.


The exhibit space is full, so any quilts you want to show need to be held until next year's show.


Sarah Tutt will have a bundle of tickets to sell for $10. This is a discount on the price at the door. The more we sell, the more money the guild makes.


If you want to have your shirt before the show starts (and at a discount), bring your money to the meeting on Tuesday, June 15. They will cost $15-17 dollars depending on size. Beverly Peterson will have the order form. (If paying by cash, please bring correct change).


Thayne Rooney will have the signup sheet for volunteers. We will need volunteers for set-up on Tuesday, scribing for the judges on Wednesday, assisting in various ways during the show on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and taking the show down on Saturday. Most shifts are likely to be half-day, but the specifics have not been worked out. The show cannot happen without our help as volunteers. Please be ready to sign up for one or more shifts.

Quilt show mini-quilt auction

Be aware that this year we are having a Silent Auction, with about 60 items for sale each day. I said “items” because this year we are allowing you to put in other handmade items, think nice bags, table runners, and other works of art. Since this year we are limited in the number of items we can enter/donate, think quality not quantity. Do your best work, make something you would be willing to buy or gift.

· Your item must be able to be hung in a 24”x24” area. Quilts must have a sleeve, temporary hanging system for other items.

· You must register you quilt online so we can plan. Register at:

Deadline is our next guild meeting: June 15, 2021! Make sure to print out a copy of your form to attach to your item.

· You must turn in your items at the meeting to Judy Faulkner or Molly Risewick. Call if you need to make other arrangements: 817-729-4193.


Judy Faulkner

Quilt Show booth for FWQG

Thanks to all who have given me items to sell in our booth.

Looking for more to sell:

Burp cloths

Small bags

Embroidered items, etc.

Please bring more items to the next guild meeting.

Also, let me know when you can work the booth with me. We have a lot of fun too. (remember that booth volunteers and show volunteers are both needed)

If you have any questions, please call or text me - 817-269-5158. Gillian





After a long absence, we finally were able to meet for a long lunch on Thursday, July 1st.

There were 5 members present where we got re-acquainted.

Lunch was at Cracker Barrell in a semi-private corner.

Sara Tutt had made cooling neck cloths for the guiild booth.

Beverly Peterson reported she was taking over 100 lovies to Harris Hospital after the meal.

Linda Cochran had been on 3 trips and especially enjoyed her trip to California to see her son Ryan.

Laurel Grannon is still having trouble with her ankle.

I have just finished a baby quilt for my Great Great Nephew who lives in New Hampshire - birth day June 26th.

Scribe, Ann Houpt


On June 2, 2021, the Tight Knots Bee was hosted by Carolyn Hughes at her condo clubroom. Present were Cheri Bigham, Chris Tomich, Pat Wagers, Grace Stroud, Carolyn Hughes, Barbara Anderson, Peggie Herring, Judi Janes, and Gillian Coleman. We were served Carolyn’s traditional Lemon Nothing Bundt Cake and homemade chocolate caramel pretzel candies. Carolyn knows what we like…Patty Ford commented before the bee meeting that she would miss the bundt cake!

Our discussion ranged from recent and/or postponed trips, arthritis medications and outhouses. I have no idea how we progressed to outhouses and Port-a-lets!

During Show ‘N’ Tell, Carolyn showed a completed rail fence quilt; Grace showed items she made for the upcoming quilt show boutique; Pat showed a quilt she completed from a quilt cruise: 118”x 118” Debbie Maddy pattern. Chris made wheelchair quilts to be donated and showed a quilt made for her sister: California King size brown and gray. Peggie showed a wall hanging and Gillian shared her Pat Speth North Star Quilt. Very creative and productive group of quilters…

The June LRC fat quarter was stripes.

Submitted by Judi Janes


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

Thanks so much for allowing me to share this info. This is a current need for the toddlers and older children at Cook Children's Hospital. These patterns are great, but we are not limited to this pattern. If you have a different way to accomplish this size, look and functionality, that is totally OK.

Diane Arthur

14225 Meadow Grove Drive Haslet, TX 76052

972 854 1352


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

phone 864-567-6823.

QOV will also have a booth at the Quilt Show.


NICU Quilts

The NICU at Texas health is now receiving lovies. I will pick them up from you if you have some or you can drop them off at my house front porch if you want. I have plenty of flannel if you need some. Let me know. These little ones need your help. Thanking you in advance

JPS was recently named the best hospital in the country by Washington Monthly. They are always very grateful for our donations. They recently sent the following note.

“Hope you’re having a healthy start to the new year! On behalf of JPS volunteer services, we want to ensure that you know how much we appreciate you. Whether it’s been through sewing, quilting, crocheting, or knitting - our new mothers, babies, and our cancer patients enjoy what your heart and hands provide them – that caring comfort, the feeling of gratitude and happiness when a volunteer or nurse hands them your precious gift. Thank you!!!”

Their webpage for their needs is

They currently have issued urgent need requests for receiving blankets (36”x36”) as well as afghans and quilts for adults.

If you’re interested in sewing other things they also have requested ostomy bag covers and small heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer surgery patients. They’ve also issued new requests for baby mittens and fidget blankets.

Julie Hedden is currently serving as collector and deliverer of donations. So, please let her know if you have items ( Or call JPS directly at 817-702-1596 (Katie Bonifas) to arrange to drop off donations.

Beverly Peterson


Roxanne Pillar welcomes her 3rd Grandson, Beau Baker. Proud parents are her son, Alec and his wife Emily.

Beau was born around 11:30 pm, May 1st. 9lb 3oz, 22.5". Everyone is doing well.

JoAnn Masters' 42-year-old nephew, Corey, recently lost his long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

SarahTutt's mother passed at the end of May.

Please let me know any news to be sent to the guild.

AND text me at 817-269-5158


new slate of Board offices to be voted on in August for 2021-2022

The new slate of offices to be voted on in August are as follows:

President- Molly Risewick
President Elect- Wanda Edmunds
Vice President- Thayne Rooney
Vice- President- Shelley Clauss
Secretary- Cecelia Buckholz
Treasurer- Karen Wiesman
Member at Large- Kris Morris
Member at Large- Sue Hilgardner

2020-2021 Board and Committees


President Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960

President-Elect Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

VP - Program Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

VP - Program Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Treasurer Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

Secretary Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Member at Large Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Member at Large Kris Morris 817-988-9283

Past President /Parliamentarian Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484


Communications Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

Door Prizes Anna Addington 817-564-5431

Greeter Nancy Smith 817-996-6819

Hospitality Marilyn Smith 817-917-9294


NICU Julia Hedden 817.797.6109


Lovies Beverly Peterson 817-346-0321

Membership Judi Janes 817-292-3948

Membership Carolyn Hughes 817-737-0997

Newsletter Wanda Edmunds 682-560-9101

President's Quilt Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

President's Quilt Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

Quilt Buddies Lori Darley 858-883-5674

Quilt Show Rep Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Quilt Show Rep Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

Quilt Show Volunteer coordinator Thayne Rooney 817-223-3982

Quilt Show t-shirts Beverly Petterson 817-346-0321

Quilt Show Tickets Sarah Tutt 817 312 2960

Quilt Show Minis Judy Faulkner 817-729-4193

Quilt Show Booth Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

Raffle Quilt Cecilia Buckholz 817-480-7606

Raffle Quilt Tickets

Retreats Karen Rhyneer 817-597-0484

Show N Tell Molly Risewick 817-721-0500

Sunshine / Shadows Gillian Coleman 817-269-5158

WebMaster Dorene Beck 817-995-5740

Smore Administrator Shelley Clauss 817-994-0195

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