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

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NOVEMBER 19, 2014

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in room 202, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Kirksville.  The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Di Zook.

Roll Call was answered by 27 members.  Minutes were approved as sent out.  Treasurer Joan Harrison presented her report and it was approved.


Retreat Report (November 8, 2014):  It was a great day and presenter, Dawn Heese, showed several “tricks” during her presentation.  If any person has additional pictures of the Retreat, Barb Bevell would like to have them & will put them on our blog.  There were 21 people in attendance and 14 took the class.

Treasurer Joan Harrison circulated the Treasurer’s Report, and it was approved.  We have an available balance of $2,217.98 plus Speaker’s Fund of $3,000.00, and Community Service Fund of $256.14.



Community Service Committee:

  1. Veteran’s Quilts Work Day: Thank you to all who came out for the Quilt ‘Til You Wilt in October! A lot was accomplished!  Many quilts for veterans were completed.
  1. Veteran’s Quilts Distribution: Something came up about our taking quilts to veterans at Quincy, IL, and it was decided to distribute some of them in the Kirksville area instead. Kathy East will give three to WWII veterans in the La Plata area.  The decision was made to send quilts to a home for homeless veterans in the Kansas City area, where there are both male and female veterans.  Some coats were also donated for them.  The woman who is in charge of the facility is a relative of Kay Beach and Kay will be responsible for getting the items to her.
  1. “Days for Girls” event: Celia Phillips reported that the pattern for the pads for the hygiene shields is still incorrect.  It is hoped they will soon have that perfected.  There are a number of restrictions on the fabrics that can be used and the pads they made were not quite right so they will be discarded.

Courtesy Committee:

It was noted that a couple people are ill:

  • Charlie Beach has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. A card will be sent to him.
  • Kay Field, a former member, is now at either Highland Crest or the Arbors. A card will be sent to her at Highland Crest and if she is at the Arbors, they will see that she receives it.

Scarlett Riley has married Jason Ragas and a card of congratulations will be sent to them.

Christmas Party:

The party will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at the Methodist Church.  Everyone is encouraged to wear an “ugly sweater or “ugly vest.”  Each attendee needs to bring the “ugliest” fat quarter or ¼ yard cotton quilting fabric. The fabric is to be wrapped and have your name on it.

Cost is $12.50, payable at the door. Please RSVP by 12/12/14 to Andrea O’Brien at or on-line at:

Quilt ‘Til You Wilt:

There have been no “Quilt ‘Til You Wilt” days set up because no one signed up to serve on this committee.

Quilt Show Committee:

The contract for the 2015 Quilt Show has been signed and returned to the YMCA.  The show will be May 29-30, 2015.  The center portion of the Raffle Quilt is made, borders need to be attached.


  • Rose Marie Smith showed a baby quilt she has made for a boy to be born very soon. It had ships on it & was very bright.
  • Rose Marie also showed a “Sunbonnet Baby” quilt she put together. The “babies” were made by her mother and were already basted and ready to be sewed on blocks.
  • Kay Beach’s quilt, “Snow Days,” was shown by Rosemarie.
  • Bonnie Schultz showed a quilt completed for her grandson, entitled “Jackson’s Tractor Tracks.”
  • Gyla Elmore brought items that had belonged to her aunt who passed away.  She invited everyone to take anything they could use.
  • Marilyn Peck showed her quilt, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” which will be a gift.
  • Andrea O’Brien showed a Veteran’s quilt made for her brother who just retired from the Air Force.


Michele Breault, Peggy Clark, and Susan Guffey presented the program on the 2014-2015 Challenge Quilt for this year.  Everyone is encouraged to make a quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter, since she will be here in September.  The Committee picked 5 of Bonnie Hunter’s designs from which Guild members are to choose:

  • Boxy Stars;
  • Nine Patch Split;
  • Pineapple Blossom;
  • Scrappy Mountain Majesties; and
  • Strip Twist.

All these patterns are available free on the Quiltville website (

Peggy has made many of Bonnie Hunter’s quilts and showed the following beautiful quilts:

  • Boxy Stars
  • Nine-Patch Split
  • Smith Mountain Morning
  • Sisters’ Choice
  • Scrappy Bargello
  • Scrappy Trips Around the World
  • Wonky Houses
  • Chunky Churn Dash

Mystery Quilts:

  • Easy Street;
  • Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll;
  • Double Delight
  • Old Tobacco Road

Michele shared her amazing hexi-quilt inspired by one Bonnie Hunter had shown.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

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