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

Barb Roberts presented a wonderful and informative program on redwork. She shared pieces she has collected over the years. Barb also taught us how to distinguish handwork vs. machine work.

Be sure to study her collection and see if you can spot those little details, like the two indians in a canoe and their teepee. Or the cow and chickens. And we must not forget the beautiful peacock!

Kay Beach and several other members shared pieces from their collections.  There were even a couple of bluework pieces shown.

What a wonderful Show & Tell we had this month! So much progress going on. Members are cranking out the projects, that’s for sure.

Debbie Hudnall

  •  Wall hanging.
  • Ball of barn doors made for granddaughter instead of a baby quilt.

Sherry Calloway

  • Christmas-themed quilt; quilted by herself with a pantograph of berries and holly leaves.
  • Panel quilt so she could practice quilting.
  • Lighthouse quilt for her son Scott.
  • Panel quilt for a little girl in emergency foster care.
  • Quilt for a little boy in emergency foster care.

Barb Roberts

  • Doll quilt of strip pieces.
  • TINY Half-Square triangle star quilt.
  • Project #2:  big star block quilt from leftover pieces; already given to Linus; quilted by Deb Freese.

Diane Bloskovich

  • Project #2:  Table runner of gray, turquoise, and pin; nephew has four children and a long table.

Diane Schulte

  • House wall hanging from class with Andrea O’Brien and Allice Allinson.
  • Quilt of gray blocks surrounded by little blocks for granddaughter’s 16th birthday; quilted by Alice Allinson.

Kathaleen Winkleman

  •  2016 UFO of log cabin blocks; practiced free motion stitching.
  •  Prayer quilt block with a Mardi Gras theme.

Rose Marie Smith

  • “Kaffe’s Kites” – table runner composed of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics.

Bev Winn

  • Top made of flower pieces and other blocks.
  • Project #2:  “Peach blast.”
  • Quilt of jean pockets.

Susan Chidester

  • Quilt of mother’s embroidered blocks.
  • Bow tie quilt; someone gave her the blocks.
  • “Blessed are the quilters.”
  • Row by row houses for either a wall hanging or a table runner.
  • Tree skirt quilted with gold thread.
  • Disappearing hourglass quilt of 10” squares of purples, pinks, and greens.

Teddy Cave

  • Redwork quilt by her mother in the 1920s.

Mary Shoaf

  • King-size top of multicolored scrap pieces.

Scarlett Ragas

  • Baby quilt of blue and light blue stars; finished six years ago.

Sarah Spearman

  • Gold and maroon small wall hanging; kit belonged to her mother.
  • House wall hanging from class with Andrea O’Brien and Alice Allinson; work in progress.

Linda Kowalski

  • Redwork quilt by her mother.
  • Project #2:  “Witches Night Out,” Halloween theme made from stash fabrics.

Shelly Pagliai

  • 36” quilt for a veteran; friend in St. Louis awards quilts to those on an Honor Flight.

Cathy Poyner

  • Project #2:  Sampler quilt for a missionary just engaged; used Shelly Paglia’s block of the month for Sew Sweet; quilted by Wanda Cagle.

Deb Freese

  • Library ordered a book Sunday Best Quilts because she asked about it; made a sampler quilt using blocks from the book in turquoise, melon, and lime green.
  • Purchased 70 string pieced blocks from garage sale of Evelyn Glasglow’s belongings; blocks were backed by Good Housekeeping magazine pages from 1940 to 1948; the magazines belonged to Mollie Glore; quilt was made with the string blocks; “Mollie, Evelyn, and Me.”
  • Project #2:  finished; “Flower Power;” given to daughter for Christmas.

Alice Allinson

  • Baby quilt with large giraffes for a friend.

Deb Freese and Barb Roberts

  • “Fiesta Quilt made with fiesta ware colors; for Kathy Hatfield’s recovering mother.

Barb Bevell

  • Rescue double knit quilt #2; quilted by Deb Freese; has blocks of checkerboard with 36 pieces in each block; backed by a paisley print minky; for the camper.
  • Wedding ring quilt top made with double knit (Future “Rescue Double Knit quilt #3); bought by Bev Winn and sold to Barb.
  • Two rag quilts for babies; has pockets for toys.

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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

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  • Mantle cover for quilt shop composed of leftover blocks; UFO.
  • Table covering from a cutter quilt.
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  • “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.

Program:

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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