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

Program:

Rose Marie Smith gave a wonderful presentation on the history of Kaffe Fassett (his name rhymes with ‘safe asset’). She shared all of the quilts she made while following his career.  

Kaffe is an American-born artist who is best known for his colorful designs in the decorative arts—needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting, and ceramics. Kaffe is the author of more than 40 books, starting in 1997. Rose Marie shared a large number of her collection of his books for us to look through.

Thank you, Rose Marie, for sharing your love of Kaffe and inspiring us with your many colorful quilts.

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We had a great Show & Tell this month! So much fun to see what everyone is working on.

Note: Photos are at the bottom of the post.

Show and Tell:

  • Barb Roberts
    • Mini quilt made from remnants from making a cake top.  Deb Freeze quilted it.
  • Deb Freese
    • Pillow top composed of Christmas charms; free pattern online.
    • Was impressed by the large digital flower quilts; found a pattern and made one; faced the quilt rather than binding it.
  • Diane Schulte
    • Baby quilt top composed of blue and yellow pinwheels.
    • King-size log cabin quilt made with creams, whites, and homespun fabrics; made and hand-quilted by the Peacemakers from Mary Immaculate Church; she won the quilt in a drawing.
  • Christa Thatcher
    • Colorful quilt for her four-year-old son.
  • Heather Ervin
    • Quilt made with shades of purple and white for her thirteen-year-old daughter; quilted by Alice Allinson.
  • Knecka Smith
    • Quilt top with a pieced backing and free-motion quilting.
    • Red and green quilt for mom’s birthday.
  • Linda Kowalski
    • Quilt from end game quilt-along.
    • UFO quilt from 2010 – 2012; “amazed;” blocks make a maze.
    • Another UFO quilt – red, yellow, and blue cubes.
  • Elsie Gaber
    • Christmas table runner project from maybe 2006.
    • Fall table runner.
    • Quilt for niece Chelsea, a mother and a teacher; bubbles fabric for the backing; quilted by Joan Harrison.
    • Quilt for six-foot Alex; dinosaur fabric on the back.
  • Gyla Elmore
    • A church group adopted a Pine Ridge reservation, and they make blankets for the residents; “Happily Ever After” quilt from a Shelly Pagliai workshop; “never again.”
  • Diane Taylor
    • Used some odd and different fabrics from Tula Pink; some collage; “ocean vacation,” Laura Heine mermaid with a green background.
    • Table runner of red and teal flowers; “dizzy daisies.”
  • Debbie Hudnall – new granddaughter Charlotte Kay born August 3rd, 4 lbs. 2oz.
    • Batik double wedding ring quilt for daughter and husband from a kit purchased at Keepsake Quilting; quilted by Alice Allinson.
  • Kay Beach
    • Inherited quilt that was embroidered and sewed by a friend; added buttons; quilted by Amanda Moots.
  • Meredith Willcox
    • Quilt of framed dogs wearing hats.
    • Quilt of colored four-patch blocks with black print sashing; quilted by Joan Harrison.
  • Alice Allinson
    • For son Trevor getting married in ten days and his fiancé a quilt of dark teal half-square triangles with white background; quilting took 50 hours; cotton sateen fabric on the back.

There were lots of beautiful Show & Tell quilts for July. Our guild is very, very busy!!

NOTE: The names and descriptions are shown below the photos and are taken from the July minutes.

  • Deb Freese
    • Red and white quilt; pattern was the 2018 Christmas countdown blockheads from Moda; a block was posted each day during December.

  • Michaella Peck
    • Getting married in September; fiancé is from Guatemala, and they are trying to get several Guatemalan table runners to use at the reception.  She showed off a couple.

  • Carol Cunningham
    • Bought fabric from a lady from Paris at the 2018 Paducah quilt show; made a purse with it; this is her first attempt at making a purse.
    • Red and black buffalo plaid baby quilt with appliqued bears; black print on the back.

  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Quilt using Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence pattern; swallows and circles in gray are on the backing.

  • Sherry Calloway
    • Country quilt for sister-in-law whose favorite color is red; red pieces on the back.
    • Blue flower panel quilt; quilted by Andrea O’Brien; has bargello borders.

  • Elsie Gaber
    • Cut-up panel used for a baby quilt for Kelsey’s little girl; done in pinks; it’s a family secret why a ladybug and butterflies are included in the quilt.

  • Joan Harrison
    • Linus quilt made with a train panel.
    • Quilt with a train panel but done in a different setting; brother-in-law is a model train collector.

  • Marilyn Peck
    • Baby quilt done in pinks and gray.
    • Scrappy veteran’s quilt done for sister’s brother-in-law; he served in Vietnam and lost both legs; he now is retired from the post office.

  • Meredith Willcox
    • Quilt done in red fabrics.
    • Scrappy quilt with butterflies.
    • Quilt of embroidered blocks surrounded by reddish fabrics.

Program

Our program tonight was given by Kay Beach. Kay shared some of her antique sewing boxes and the stories behind them.

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The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild honors veterans from our community each year with a beautiful, hand-made quilt. The presentation occurred on Saturday afternoon. We had a great turn out. We are blessed to honor those who served our country. Thank you.

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    Carol Cunningham reads the story of Marvin McClanahan, Army, to the guests. Marvin was unable to attend. Quilt made by Deb Freese.

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    Ryan Decker, Air Force. Quilt made by Diane Bloskovich.

     

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    Quilt presented to the family of Irl Chandler, Army. Quilt made by Kim Sampson.

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    Brandi Eslinger, Air Force. Quilt made by Amanda Moots.

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    Jerry Glasford, Army (Vietnam). Quilt made by Amanda Moots.


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    Reed Stites, Army (Vietnam). Quilt made by Amanda Moots.

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    Quilt accepted by the family of Bryan Burns, Marines. Quilt made by Rose Marie Smith.

 

Below, you will find photos of ALL of the quilts entered in the 2019 HOF Quilt Show. They are divided by category, in numerical order. You’ll be able to see each quilt and read their stories. Please enjoy!

1100’s — Miniatures

1200’s — Small Wall Hangings

1300’s — Large Wall Hangings

1400’s — Baby & Youth

1500’s — Youth

1600’s — Hand Quilted

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

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

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

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

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

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

2300’s — 2018 Guild Challenge

2400’s — Vintage