This is the Newsletter of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild of Kirksville, Missouri.

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At our June Show & Tell there were lots of pretty quilts.

Show and Tell:

  • Joan Harrison
    • Bluish quilt done in columns with toile fabric.
  • Deb Freese
    • Patriotic table runner.
  • Barb Roberts
    • An example of old made new – she bought the top several years ago; pink background of dancing girls; 40s fabric.
  • Carol Cunningham
    • Boy scout tent made of scraps; saw it on Facebook.
  • Barb Bevell
    • Hand-pieced polyester top that was purchased with her partner in crime, Nancy Krueger.
  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Quilt by her mom and her on a trip to North Carolina; used a floral layer cake from Hoffman.
    • Quilt made for a World War II veteran who lives in her hometown; her mom gives him cookies; stars in red and black on white.
    • Quilt made from blocks her mom purchased last year at Nana’s Corner; has a pieced back.
    • Baby quilt for nephew that she and her mom did; kitty cats in pink and aqua.
    • Quilt for cousin’s friend done with puppy fabric in red, black, and gray.
  • Susan Guffey
    • Flannel quilt done in an over and under fashion.
  • Heather Ervin
    • A baby quilt she purchased at the end of an auction.
  • Amanda Moots – has lots of boys to sew for
    • Blue quilt with big blocks.
    • Quilt top composed of big blocks of red, green, and gold.
  • Diane Taylor
    • Quilt top with a medallion; took ten years to do; kit with red, blue, gold, and white with an eagle picture.
    • UFO top done in redwork handwork; reddish, white, and cream fabrics.
    • Quilt top with floral blackbirds “in the meadow;” raw-edge machine applique.
    • White top, 72” x 84”, paper-pieced pattern from Lelia Gardunia which was free on the internet.
  • Marilyn Peck
    • Quilt made of colored pieces surrounded by gold with a black background; some pieces are from her mother.
  • Susan Chidester
    • Black, red, and white quilt; fabric is all polka dotted.

So much goes into putting on a quilt show. From checking in the quilts on Friday morning to checking out the quilts on Saturday afternoon, there are many things behind the scenes that need to be done. It takes a team of people to put on the show.

First, the quilts are checked in and sorted into divisions and tagged. At the same time the quilts are being checked in, the vendor spaces and the layout of the show floor are being marked. The framework that hold the quilts is then constructed and the background fabric hung. Hangers get clipped onto the quilts and the quilts are hung by category. Quilts must be adjusted, and readjusted, then the stories pinned on.

Next, the vendors begin to assemble their booths and bring in their precious wares. The Bed Turning display begins to take shape and background quilts are hung and the bed is “made”.

The demonstration area is set up and readied. Signs are put out around town and inside the building. “Nana’s Second Thoughts” is unpacked and prepared, and everything on the show floor is checked over to make sure it is ready to go.

The raffle quilt area and welcome tables are also readied. The kitchen crew is busy gathering food and preparing to feed the workers and vendors. And last-minute touches are made on the Veterans display and the pop-up quilt show on the lawn .

Below are some of the pictures that were taken as the show was set up and shortly after everything was taken down. You’ll also see some of the vendors’ booths and the Bed Turning. The pop-up quilt show is in another post.

What’s a “Pop-Up Quilt Show”, you ask? Well, it’s a quilt show that is totally unexpected.

We gathered up quite a few double-knit quilts from members and friends and lined the walkway with colorful fun! So unexpected!! Guests and members loved the display. It was a cheerful, happy way to bring guests into the building. And when the weather looked like rain, we brought them inside and covered the tables with them.

It was a fun way to start the show!

What a wonderful quilt show this year! We had 144 entries in 14 divisions. Beauty surrounded all who entered the building. One couldn’t help smile as they passed the pop-up Double Knit quilt show on the lawn, or stared in awe at the Veteran’s quilts hung with pride. The gorgeous raffle quilt then ushered the guests into the venue, where they were greeted by the beautiful bed turning display. Vendors and demos surrounded the show floor. Guests hardly knew what to look at first!

Each year the quality of the quilting and the variety of the patterns improves. This year was no exception! All of the quilts were a labor of love. The decision of Viewer’s Choice in each category was a difficult one.

We’ve put together several slide shows of the entire quilt show. This post contains all of the winners by category with a photo of each, along with their stories.

Subsequent posts will show all of the quilts and their stories, the Veterans presentation, the bed turning, vendors, and demos. We hope you enjoy the show!

Winners by Category:

1100’s — Miniatures:

  • 1st — 1107 — Barb Roberts
  • 2nd — 1101 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 1104 — Barb Roberts

1200’s — Small Wall Hanging:

  • 1st — 1202 — Barb Bevell
  • 2nd — 1208 — Susan Guffey
  • 3rd — 1206 — Debra Freese

1300’s — Large Wall Hanging:

  • 1st — 1313 — April Bartlett
  • 2nd — 1307 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 1303 — Debra Freese

1400’s — Baby/Youth:

  • 1st — 1402 — April Bartlett
  • 2nd — 1401 — Kay Beach
  • 3rd — 1404 — Kathy Krog

1500’s — Youth:

  • 1st — 1503 — Laney Magruder
  • 2nd — 1505 — Macy Nunan
  • 34d — 1504 — Brooke Ivy

1600’s — Hand Quilted:

  • 1st — 1609 — Gina Moran
  • 2nd — 1610 — Kathy Hatfield
  • 3rd — 1603 — Debra Freese

1700’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (up to 70″):

  • 1st — 1710 — Susan Chidester
  • 2nd — 1711 — Carol Berrey
  • 3rd –1706 — Susan Chidester

1800’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (71″-82″):

  • 1st — 1807 — Cathy Poyner
  • 2nd — 1804 — Susan Chidester
  • 3rd — 1803 — Sherry Calloway

1900’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (> 83″):

  • 1st — 1903 — Marsha Yahl
  • 2nd — 1907 — George Hess
  • 3rd — 1905 — Bonnie Niebruegge

2000’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (up to 70″):

  • 1st — 2014 — Alice Allinson
  • 2nd — 2019 — Kathy Krog
  • 3rd — 2003 — Joan Harrison

2100’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (71″-82″):

  • 1st — 2101 — Alice Allinson
  • 2nd — 2107 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 2110 — Shelly Pagliai

2200’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (>83″):

  • 1st — 2209 — George Hess
  • 2nd — 2203 — Shelly Pagliai
  • 3rd — 2210 — Linda Kowalski

2300 — 2018 Guild Challenge (Log Cabin with Birthstone Center):

  • 1st — 2302 — Barb Roberts
  • 2nd — 2303 — Meredith Willcox
  • 34d — 2313 — Rose Marie Smith

2400’s — Vintage:

  • 1st –2403 — Bonnie Niebruegge
  • 2nd — 2401 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 2402 — Carol Cunningham

All quilts and their stories:

What fun it was to see everyone’s quilts! Enjoy the Show & Tell for this month.

  • Deb Freese
    • Moda blockheads 2 quilt in teals and corals; new block every month; quilted by Deb.
  • Barb Bevell
    • “Forgotten Beauty;” started 12 years ago at a two-day retreat; New York beauty; pipping in the binding; quilted by Alice Allinson.
    • Graduation present quilt for the daughter of their deceased pastor friend, Richard Schlueter; quilted by Wanda Cagle; has pockets in which Mom will place written notes and memories from her dad; quilt shows highlights of his life.
    • “Triangle Salad” design of Shelly Pagliai; calls her version “Chopped Salad with Black Olives;” bias binding made with four colors (used the big square method for making bias binding); quilted by Shelly Pagliai.
  • Amanda Moots
    • Quilt for an air force veteran made with scraps from Diane Bloskovich and pieces of chicken fabric.
    • Patriotic quilt made from pieces purchased at Nana’s Corner.
    • Quilt composed of chicken pieces.
  • Marilyn Peck
    • Stash quilt made up of four patches in colors surrounded by black and white.
  • Sherry Calloway
    • Quilt with teal and black; pieced backing; quilted by Wanda Cagle.
    • Quilt top for brother who moved to Montana; buffalo panel surrounded by Indian motifs.
  • Kay Beach
    • Showed a Linus quilt made by Sarah Spearman.

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