THE FRIENDSHIP STAR APRIL
APRIL 2021 – Volume XXXIII– Issue 6
Next meeting –April 20, 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.
April 7, 2021
Our April meeting will be via zoom again, but our May meeting will be in person at the church! We will be back in the larger room where we had been meeting. For this first meeting, the logistics will be much easier if we do not attempt snacks and drinks. We will wear masks and we are planning for the honor system on health checks. If you don’t feel well or have any concerning symptoms, please be considerate of your friends and stay home. There is a lot we don’t know yet and many have concerns, but it will be so nice to see and be seen. Above all, be kind in your interactions with each other. Feel free to contact me or the other board members with questions or concerns.
The June meeting will be an old-fashioned garage sale and we will announce signup for that beginning in the April meeting.
Spring is here with sunshine, flowers and warmer weather. There are floral quilts which some of our members have made displayed on our Facebook page and web site. Please look at them and vote for your favorites.
The quilt show is beginning to take shape! It will be held in the Irving Convention Center August 19-21. Get your quilts ready to enter when the entry forms come out. We will be talking about how you can be involved in the show at the next few meetings.
We will need volunteers to work at our booth and to help with various aspects of the show.
I heard from the Quilts of Valor coordinator last week. While we don’t have a guild sponsored group working on them, there are still guild members making completed quilts or quilt tops for this group. There is a separate article with more information on this.
We are continuing 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. Get vaccinated when you can.
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
Check further down in the newsletter for to Committee Chairs list
Meeting Minutes from March
President, Sarah Tutt called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Total in attendance: 28, including our guest speaker, Janelle Schwartz.
Sarah welcomed new members Danna Webber and Miranda Martin-Perez.
Treasurer’s Report by Shelley Clauss, was sent to the membership via email.
Sarah Tutt announced we still need a Volunteer Coordinator for the Quilt Show in August. Miranda Martin-Perez offered to fill the position.
Sarah Tutt announced we will start meeting in person at the May meeting. Any members still wishing to attend by Zoom, may still do so.
The deadline for the Spring Challenge has been extended until March 31. Email a photo of your completed quilt to Dorene Beck. Quilts will be displayed on the Quilt Guild Members Group on Facebook from April 1st thru April 20, when winners will be announced.
Current membership is now 74.
Dorene Beck spoke about the guest speaker we will have in April, Leo Ransom. She also talked about a Guild garage sale, taking place at the June meeting.
There are still spaces available if you are interested in attending the Guild Retreat at the Compass Center, April22-25. The price for 3 nights is $295 or $196 for 2 nights. Send payment to Shelley Clauss, by April 1st.
Dorene Beck introduced our guest speaker, Janelle Schwartz of Dottie and Grace.com, certified scrappy applique’ teacher. Janelle talked about scrappy applique’ and showed a power point presentation with lots of unique designs.
Lovies are being accepted again and Beverly Peterson has a large supply of flannel. If you would like to volunteer some of your time to make these much needed little blankets, let Beverly know. The lovies are to be sewn 14” square, with flannel on one side and good quality cotton on the other.
Julia Heddon announced that JPS is in need of NICU quilts again.
SHOW AND TELL
Stacy Lott posted a photo of a navy, cream, green and orange quilt she made.
Cj Jordan made a landscape panel quilt with bluebonnet border.
Judi Janes displayed a large wall hanging using a National Parks panel.
Lazara Abernathy showed a “Star Struck” quilt. It was a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter. She said she started it years ago at a FWQG workshop.
Sarah Tutt showed a lap quilt done in yellows and pinks.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:25pm
Submitted by Cecilia Buckholz, Secretary
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
Our guest speaker for April will be Leo Ransom.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 72 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.)
Each member should soon be receiving a copy of our current roster.
Although ZOOM meetings and workshops are not the same as meeting in-person, they are currently our best alternative. Presentations and attendance have improved each month. We are able to schedule outstanding speakers with great visual presentations without the cost of transportation and hotels for the speakers.
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 Janes
Hope everyone has received or is considering getting the COVID-19 vaccine, I am to get my second shot on Thursday. The Guild Retreat is just a few weeks away and I am so looking forward to going and am looking forward to doing the projects Grace will be teaching.
The information in the March news letter from the Board that we will be meeting In-person for our May meeting was great news. I am sure everyone is looking forward to the meeting and seeing everyone again
4-02. Candace Meyers-Williams
4-07 Patricia Ford
4-11 Dorene Beck
4-27 Pat Wagers
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
North Texas Quilt Festival Information
North Texas Quilt Festival (August 19-21, 2021)
The Quilt Entry Form is live - please publish to your websites and get entries flowing
We will have digital tickets, but more information on them will be available at the next guild meeting.
Sew Expo had two events in March with good attendance
Here is the link to the North Texas event
Yes! The quilt show is on!
I am running the Booth this year and I would like your help stocking it and volunteering to set up and work in it
I will take donations of any hand made items we can sell for the Guild. In the past these have been good sellers, but that always changes year to year:
Mug rugs and coasters
Rotary cutter holders
Boxes and bags
Bags of scraps. For these, please stuff quart baggies full of cotton scraps. Those pieces left over from backing, binding, fussy cutting, etc. You know - the pieces you really don’t want but hate to throw away!! Appliquers love these, as do other scrapaholics.
For those attending the FWQG Retreat in April, I will have a few ideas and items to show and work on.
Closer to the date, I will have my red wagon in my driveway to collect donations.
If you have any questions, please call or text me. Thanks.
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.
Send payment to Shelley Clauss, by April 15.
Grace Stroud will be teaching a couple of projects.
If you are coming to our retreat in April, I will be teaching two projects. One is called Call Me. It is a small two sided pouch that can be worn as a crossover purse or around your neck. One side has a mesh pocket and is large enough to hold a cell phone. The other side has two pockets. One is see-through vinyl and the other has a zipper. I think this would be great for a conference or quilt show. I wear mine at home to keep my cell phone handy when I wear pants that don’t have pockets. You will need to bring two fat quarters and a short zipper; the guild will provide the pattern, soft and stable batting, vinyl, mesh, and foldover elastic.
The second project is called Piecekeepers. It is a project bag with a mesh front so you can quickly see what’s inside. This project requires three fat quarters and one longer zipper. Guild provides the pattern, batting, mesh.
I will be helping you with whatever you need help with, in small groups or individually.
FRAYED KNOTS BEE Members met via Zoom to chat. Everyone was at work on assorted projects.
TIGHT KNOTS BEE
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
QUILTS OF VALOR
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 suzanne.dicarlo@QOVF.org
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 (Julie.email@example.com). Or call JPS directly at 817-702-1596 (Katie Bonifas) to arrange to drop off donations.
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, Shadows and Concerns.Shadows:
Roxanne Pillar lost her father, Olivia Baron lost her husband.
Please keep both these quilt sisters and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Candace Williams had successful back surgery and Nanda Hall is now recuperating from COVID.
Please keep them in your thoughts as they continue the road to full recovery.
Please remember all who are dealing with COVID issues.
If you would like something shared with the group, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org AND text 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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