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

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The January meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild was held January, 15, 2020 at the Arts Center in Kirksville

Show & Tell:

Scarlett Ragas

  • Wedding ring quilt done by a customer with lots of old fabrics; first time she did curved bias binding.                

Liz Mills

  • Project #8:  Pink and gray quilt for Linus; quilted by Amanda Moots.

Deb Freese

  • Project #12:  Linus quilt done in bright tropical colors.
  • Diaper bag made of ripstop nylon for 39-year-old stepdaughter expecting first baby.
  • Baby quilt made with Lori Holt fabric; free pattern “Ground Cover” by Me & My Sister adapted by Missouri Star Quilt Company and also by Deb; cross-hatched quilting achieved by quilting upside down using the grid on the backing fabric.

Andrea O’Brien

  • Table runner from a kit with fabric featuring hedgehogs and kangaroos.
  • Project #12:  quilt of leftover blocks of pink and yellow with gray and pink backing and sashing.

Susan Chidester

  • “Ribbons and Lace,” old fabrics from Mom and herself; dotted swiss on the back; Barbizon embroidery trim; is a baby quilt from Grandma or Great grandma.
  • Red Valentine’s table runner.
  • Christmas placemats.
  • Mitten ornaments.
  • Tote bag composed of 2016 row by row leftovers.
  • Table runner–birdhouses/birds from row by row leftovers.
  • Wall hanging using leftovers from row by row.
  • Patriotic birdhouses wall hanging.

Ellen Farnsworth

  • Mantle cover for quilt shop composed of leftover blocks; UFO.
  • Table covering from a cutter quilt.
  • “New Things,” snowflake table runner.

Anne Moody – speaker for the evening

  • 12-year-old daughter took a photo at the Atlanta aquarium; daughter dyed fabric in the fall of her senior college year and made this quilt.

Rose Marie Smith

  • Project #12: “Checkered Path,” Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
  • Quilt of purples, pinks, and greens; Tula Pink fabrics; Stephanie Soebbing design; quilted by Effie Sickal.
  • “Bits and pieces,” saw this online – scraps in strips; black and white sashing; quilted by Andrea O’Brien.


Anne Moody, a professor at Truman State University, told us about plans for the Kirksville Labyrinth Center to be located near Spur Pond in Kirksville.  It will be a community place to de-stress.  Check out Kirksville Labyrinth Center on Facebook.  A handout was available.

Our 2019 Christmas Party was a held at the First United Methodist Church on December 18. Lots of members were able to attend and everyone enjoyed the wonderful food, exchanges, and games.

This year’s Christmas Exchange was to make a stocking. There were some beautiful stockings to be had!

Show and Tell, December 18, 2019

  • Macy Nunan
    • Quilt for her aunt; “the hardest quilt she ever made.”
    • Quilt of a deer panel and pinwheels made by brother Max.
    • Coasters for Meredith Willcox.
  • Barb Roberts
    • Quilt of dogs in frames; Scottie dogs on backing fabric.
  • Joan Harrison
    • Quilt of colorful blocks composed of fish scraps from her daughter; fish on the back.
  • Mary Magruder
    • Linus quilt; kid fabric on the back.
  • Elsie Gaber
    • Project #5:  embroidered purple irises in a Sudoku pattern; cross-stitched by Meredith Willcox; quilted by Joan Harrison; lavender batik fabric on the back.
    • Blocks of Love quilt done in bright colors; purchased at Paducah in 2013.
  • Barb Bevell
    • Project #5: quilt of itty bitty orange and white triangles from Pat Kurtzeman with an added touch of blue.

UFO Challenge:  For the next month project #12 is the challenge.

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More beautiful completed UFOs were shared this month. You are going to love each one of them!

  • Barb Roberts  
    • Quilt of yellow, red, black, and gray for an engineer; math formulas on the back.
    • Batman quilt of black on gray for son.
    • College t-shirt quilt for daughter.
    • “Sunshine and Twinkle Stars” with purple border and backing.
    • Project #10:  dancing bikinis in fun colors for new daughter-in-law.
  • Kathy Hatfield
    • Quilt of cats with a yellow border.
    • Halloween quilt of pumpkin and cats.
  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Tote bag using leftovers from “seeing spots.”
    • Flannel quilt of turquoise and gray.
  • Gyla Elmore
    • Felt stocking ordered online last year for granddaughter.
  • Susan Chidester
    • Top using a nativity panel.
    • Jelly roll rug of blacks and whites.
    • T-shirt quilt for granddaughter with no stabilizer; bamboo batting.
    • Quilt of retro fabric.
    • Horizontal panel of an autumn tree; “Reflections.”
  • Teddy Cave
    • Quilt of embroidered tea towels done by her mother with blue and white sashing.
  • Linda Kowalski
    • “Gypsy Wife on Steroids;” pattern by Jenny Kingwell; done in black, red, and white; didn’t like the pattern.
  • Shelly Pagliai
    • “Virginia’s Puzzle” on Hazel’s blog (; done in bright colors with white trees on backing.
    • Project #10:  Pineapple on white quilt from a state guild retreat a long time ago.
    • Attended a preview showing of Craft in America (PBS) with Victoria Findlay Wolfe; to be shown December 29th; four of her quilts are featured.
  • Susan Guffey
    • Rail fence quilt of red and blue for a baby.
  • Deb Hudnall
    • “Mystic Prisms” quilt from a kit done in turquoise and purple.
  • Sherry Calloway
    • Flower panel quit.
    • Flower blocks with aqua sashing.
  • Diane Bloskovich
    • Table runner which matches the curtains she made for her son.
  • Deb Freese
    • Pillow done in grays for her son.
    • “Flower Power” quilt done in solid colors for daughter; needle turn applique with freezer paper.
    • Santa panel with red, green, and white blocks; needle turn applique; white dots on red backing.
  • Kay Beach
    • Project #11:  Lavender and lime green blocks with lavender backing; for a friend.
    • Windmill panel for a niece with yellow backing.
    • Cut apart a flower panel; added black sashing; for a niece.
    • Football panel
  • Mary Magruder
    • Project #10:  Robot panel quilt for Linus.
    • Gold, black, and white Mizzou quilt for son’s friend.
  • Barb Bevell
    • Bought a double-knit top at Goodwill in Moberly; added a turquoise flannel backing; for her camper.
  • Alice Allinson
    • New bed quilt using Shelly Pagliai’s pattern “Starflowers;” done in purple, turquoise, and wine.

The October program on Binding Techniques, given by Deb Freese, was full of ideas! Deb shared lots of examples and had carefully noted the type of technique she used on each quilt. She shared articles and instructions, too.

Thank you, Deb, for a great program!

Once again the Show & Tell was fantastic! Loads of beautiful quilts and fun stories were shared. I know you will enjoy each one of them.

  • Beverly Compton
    • #7 project:  quilt for Linus has Mary Engelbreit fabric in large blocks.  Quilted by Brenda Moore.
    • Quilt for Linus done in a variety of large bluish blocks with a blue border.
  • Krista Baker
    • #7 project:  quilt made with squares in a box she got at the Community Mission.  She is donating it to Quilts Beyond Borders.
  • Teddy Caves
    • Quilt top done of pictures and scenery with fusible applique.  “Home is where the heart is.”  Seasonal theme.  Her favorite type of quilt.
  • Kim Sampson
    • Patriotic quilt composed from a jelly roll.  Donated to the veterans committee.
  • Barb Roberts
    • #3 project:  kitties.
  • Susan Guffey
    • Patriotic quilt with white stars on red stripes and blue stripes; probably for her brother-in-law.
  • Elaine Scudder
    • Forty-year-old project with a giant owl applique.
  • Christa Thatcher
    • Kinship fusion sampler quilt; block-of-the-month; has 100 blocks.
  • Liz Mills
    • Project #7:  Linus quilt with turtle fabric.
  • Meredith Willcox
    • “How much is that doggie in the window?”  Dog faces have flowers on their heads.
    • Great-grandson, 14-years-old, designed and made this quilt
    • Quilt of embroidered scenes of kids; sashing composed of small squares; quilted by Joan Harrison.
  • Michaella Peck
    • Was married September 28th; her new name is Gua (pronounced Gwa).
  • Elsie Gaber
    • Project #7:  cat attitude quilt; left it in her car so we didn’t get to see it.
  • Marilyn Peck
    • String quilt for charity.
  • Mary Magruder
    • Project #7: “patches of scraps.”
  • April Bartlett and her mother
    • Tile mosaic done with double-sided adhesive and tulle on the top.
    • Another mosaic: “Home is where God sends us.”
  • Shelly Pagliai – has a quilt in the National Quilt Museum; done with Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  Congratulations, Shelly!
    • Project #7:  Kaffe Fassett pattern “autumn daze;” scrappy back; donated to Community Service.
  • Rose Marie Smith
    • “Seeing spots” quilt; quilted by Andrea O’Brien.
    • Quilt of English paper-pieced blocks; hand pieced and hand quilted.
    • Small quilt of houses; quilted by Andrea O’Brien.
    • UFO quilt; Shelly Pagliai’s pattern “Starflowers” (retreat 2016); gold, rust, and black fabric; quilted by Effie Sickal.