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

Use this link to download and print a copy of our October 2014 HOF Minutes.

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OCTOBER 15, 2014

The Hands Of Friendship Quilt Guild met in room 202, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Kirksville.  The meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m. by President Di Zook.

Roll Call was answered by 34 members and there was one guest, Ronaug Bull.

After a correction (Liz Mills was asked to present a program on “snap” purses, instead of Cathy Poyner), the September 17, 2014, minutes were approved as sent out.  It was announced there were free fabric pieces on the bench in the hallway.  These fabrics were donated by Andrea O’Brien on behalf of Tim Tucker, whose mother had passed away and left the fabrics to be shared with others.

Treasurer Joan Harrison circulated the Treasurer’s Report, and it was approved.  We have an available balance of $2,793.88 plus Speaker’s Fund of $3,000.00, and Community Service Fund of $256.14.


The Haiti Water Team from the Methodist Church will provide breakfast and lunch for the November 8, 2014, Workshop by Dawn Heese.  It will be at the Methodist Church.  Sheets were passed around for sign up to be at the November Workshop and to request sandwich preferences for lunch.  Cost of this Workshop is $25.00 and several had already paid.


Scarlett Riley announced that the YMCA is not available for the Quilt Show the first weekend in June, as their building will be in use.  Instead, the show will be there May 29-30, 2015, with a theme of “Under the Big Top.”  Alice Allinson announced that the fabrics for the raffle quilt have been purchased.

Elsie Gaber thanked Celia Riggle for her attendance at the “Days for Girls” workday.  Celia announced the pattern circulated at the last meeting was incorrect, as was the pattern handed out at the workday.  New patterns are being copied and should be correct.

Between Kathy East and Barb Bevell, it is believed everyone has received the September minutes, except for Ann Gray.  If anyone knows her current email, please notify Kathy or Barb—mail to her is being returned.

Barb demonstrated how to get to our “Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild” blog, so everyone would know how to open it.  The member contact information is password protected.  Other information can be added easily—just tell one of the members of the Newsletter Committee who are:  Erin Northcutt, Andrea O’Brien, and Barb Bevell.  The minutes will be “pulled off” the blog after a time and Kathy will continue to send the minutes via the postal service to those who do not have email.

Renae Farnsworth announced there will be a “Quilt ‘Til You Wilt” on Saturday, October 18, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or whenever you “wilt”.  We will make tops for Veterans’ quilts and envelope them.  You may bring something of your own to work on if you wish.


Community Service:  Renae Farnsworth announced Veterans’ quilts will be taken to a Quincy, IL, Veterans’ Home.  There is a War Museum on their grounds and they will offer a tour of it that day.  There was a suggestion by Celia Phillips that we might bring toiletries to the October 18, Quilt ‘Til You Wilt for the veterans—they do have both men and women in the facility.

The 2015 Challenge Quilt information will be presented at the November meeting.

Courtesy:  Susan Shoaf-Ballenger had sinus surgery recently and a card will be sent to her.

Newsletter:  Report was given during New Business.

Nominating:  No one has signed up for this committee.

Challenge Quilt:  The Committee has met and picked out patterns from Bonnie Hunter quilts.

Christmas Party:  The Committee has briefly met and established the caterer. The party will be on our regular meeting night, Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Watch for the sign-up sheet soon.


  1.             Shelley Pagliai:  “The Three Witches.”
  2.             Ellen Farnsworth:  Two Halloween wall hangings.
  3.             Susan Chidester:  “Curved Log Cabin”; “Frogs”; and “Squares”.
  4.             Bonnie Shultz:  Two kits completed for veteran’s quilts from Renae, including golf print.
  5.             Andrea O’Brien:  “Tie-dye Bear” (to commemorate the famly’s encounter with a bear this summer while hiking on their vacation), “Disappearing Hourglass,” and “Josephine’s Knot.”
  6.             Kay Beach:  “Hat Boxes.”

Marsha Yahl introduced Ronaug Bull who presented a program on “Pennyslvania Dutch Bride’s Quilts.”  In this quilt, each block represents something, such as “strength,” “unending love,” “health,” etc.  The first quilt she showed was made for her by Cleatice Lackey (grandmother) and Betty Ruth Hunsaker (mother) for Ronaug’s wedding gift.  It was hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted by them.  The quilt made by Ronaug utilized the same patterns.  She machine appliquéd each block and then she had it machine quilted.  She has not decided which family member will be the recipient of this most recent quilt.

Refreshments of peanut butter cookies, brownies, wrapped candies, pumpkin cake, chocolate cake, sodas, and coffee were served by the Courtesy Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

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