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Archive for March, 2015

Minutes from the March 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

MARCH 18, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in room 202 of the Methodist Church, March 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m. For this meeting, the program was presented first, followed by the business meeting, and a Silent Auction of items owned by Jean Nevins.

After Jean’s passing, the family graciously donated her “quilty” items to the Guild. Meredith Wilcox and others had placed her items in boxes, baggies, etc. and they were displayed in the hall and at the back of the meeting room. There was a lot of fabric, knitting items, quilt magazines, etc.

PROGRAM:

Linda Pickett and Jane Eitel presented the program based on the book, “Civil War Sewing Circle.” Quilting was a major outlet for women’s “volunteerism,” and during & after the war, they became property owners and were more vocal publicly. Many of the slave women joined the Union Army. There were food shortages and the women had to learn to garden. They also became store owners, teachers, and nurses, since they now had to support themselves. The northern women received a supplemental check from the government but the southern women did not. Alms houses (women’s shelters) were created during this time.

Readers for the program included Di Zook, “A Dreadful War,” Liz Mills, “Sewing for a Cause;” Kathy East, “Sweet Sociability;” Jane Eitel, “Tokens of Affection;” and Linda Pickett, “With This Needle.” They displayed various items from the Civil War Era or items they had reproduced representing that era.

Several members showed quilts they had made to represent the quilts of the Civil War era:

  • Kay Beach, “Grandma’s Porch,” and “Anvil;”
  • Peggy Clark, “Reap the Whirlwind,” and “Butternut in Blue;”
  • Bonnie Shultz, “Bonnie’s Creation,” made of interesting reproduction fabrics.

Following the program, there was a break and everyone was encouraged to look through Jean’s quilt-related items and place their bids on the papers provided. There was a minimum bid of $1.00 on many items.

BUSINESS MEETING:

President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.. Roll Call was answered by 32 members and one guest, Stephanie Hettinger, was introduced.  She plans to join our guild. The minutes were approved as distributed. Treasurer Joan Harrison did not circulate a hard copy of the Treasurer’s Report tonight, stating it was almost the same as last month. She did remind us there are monies set aside for the Speaker Fund (Bonnie Hunter) and also the needs of the Community Service Committee. A copy of Joan’s report is attached to the minutes.

BONNIE HUNTER WORKSHOP:

Everyone was given an opportunity to sign up for all the Bonnie Hunter classes and their money was collected. Linda Pickett announced that after tonight, the general public will be invited to sign up for classes and she feels there will be no problem filling all the classes, which are:

  • September 17 (Thu)—(Half-day class) “Playing with Jacks
  • September 18 (Fri)—(Full-day class) “Jared Takes a Wife
  • September 18 (Fri)—(Evening) Trunk Show (Members are to bring cookies)
  • September 19 (Sat)—(Full-day class) “Texas Tumble Weeds” *required purchase of the book, “More Adventures with Leaders and Enders”

All classes/trunk show will be at the Novinger Fire Station, Novinger, MO. A lunch buffet will be available both Friday and Saturday for $10 per person. In addition, there are a couple restaurants in Novinger where anyone can get a meal if they so desire or you are welcome to “brown bag” your lunch.

NEW BUSINESS:

Member News:

Kathy East announced the National Commander of the American Legion will be in La Plata April 4, and he will be presented with a quilt made by our Guild members. Renae Farnsworth made that quilt available.

Kathy read a “Thank You” note from Leonard Brokaw of La Plata, in appreciation of the quilt presented to him as a veteran of WWII.  Kathy & Stan East have presented quilts to 3 other WWII veterans recently and the La Plata American Legion Commander has gone with them for those presentations.

Shelly Pagliai was featured recently in the new Macon paper.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Courtesy:

Evelyn Glasgow’s husband, Bob, was taken to St. Louis today where he will have heart surgery.  A card will be sent to them.

Newsletter/Blog:

Barb Bevell announced she has received a number of pictures of Guild activities in years past from Susan Bell. She would appreciate pictures from any Guild member.

QUILT SHOW:

  • Vendors:
    • Scarlett Ragas announced that the vendor letters will be going out tomorrow.
  • General Information:
    • Our Quilt Show was listed on the YMCA calendar for only one day instead of two. Scarlett tried to straighten that out but the YMCA has not called her back. She does have a signed contract listing both May 29 and 30, 2015. The rental fee is $400, including an extra room on the 30th, so the vendors and workers can have a place to eat lunch on Saturday. When asked if the rental had been paid, Scarlett said we usually pay after the Quilt Show and Treasurer Joan Harrison agreed that was the way it has been done in the past.
    • Kathy East said she would bring a lot of plastic sacks for use on the 2’ x 4’s prior to the installation of the “sleeves.”
    • Some of the standards are in disrepair and need to be checked. Kay Beach mentioned there was a good possibility Charlie would not be “up” to taking care of them this year and Kathy felt Stan would not be able to assist with that either. Kathy suggested perhaps we could get Keith Peck to assist in this way.
    • There was a suggestion that perhaps we could “free up” some standards by putting the small wall hangings on a clothesline with clothespins.
    • There was a suggestion that this might be a good time to at least “think” about using PVC pipe standards instead of the wood. One suggestion was that we might try one (1) set or cube and see if it worked out well. Either way, there will be some expense as neither heavy duty PVC pipe or wood is cheap! More information is needed before we invest too much money and time on either solution. Alice Allinson will talk with Lynn Dirkse about the PVC pipe set-up and report at the April meeting.
  • Raffle Quilt:
    • Alice Allinson displayed the 2015 raffle quilt, “Magic of Spring,” and it is beautiful. The paper-pieced quilt is mainly white, with spring flowers in 5 different colors, and wonderful quilting in white.
  • Future Ideas:
    • There was a suggestion that we think about changing the quilt show entrance fee. It was felt this could not be done this year because the letters are ready to go out but that perhaps we could act upon that possibility before the 2016 Quilt Show.

SHOW & TELL:

  • Carol Snider
    1. Tee shirt quilt in memory of a friend’s husband who was a veteran and also a motorcycle rider.  The shirts were various sizes and sewn next to each other with no sashing.
  • Celia Riggle
    1. Quilt she made for a daughter.
  • Susan Howaii
    1. 3 small quilts, including a “crazy” quilt.
  • Bonnie Schultz
    1. Quilt made with fabrics from Alaska and Arkansas.
  • Michele Breault
    1. She finished her “hexi” quilt with literally thousands of very small hexis (1 ½”).
  • Sarah Spearman
    1. Lap quilt, all blocks contained cats and large gray mice were appliquéd in the borders.  Her mother did the quilting.
  • Linda Kowalski
    1. “Coast Guard Star” made for Moda’s “Peace and Comfort Challenge.”
  • Meredith Willcox
    1. Three “crazy quilt” panels for her daughter’s “theater” in their home.  The panels will have Styrofoam inside them to control the sound.  She embellished the 3 quilts with family tatting, crocheted items, etc.,
    2. Table runner from Jean Nevins’ stash.
  • Alice Allinson
    1. Her “My, My, My Sedona” entry for Paducah is on the front of the Paducah Quilt Show flier.
  • Stephanie Hettinger
    1. A quilt made from pink fabrics, with the “pink ribbon design” in the center.  She made it for someone who will be receiving chemo.
  • Barb Bevell
    1. Child’s “Ragtime” quilt that is both an “I Spy” and “matching” quilt.
  • Elsie Gaber
    1. Showed the quilt that has been put together so far with fabrics from Jean Nevins’ stash   Some turned in additional blocks tonight.

Following Show & Tell, the meeting was adjourned and attendees were given 10 minutes to make last-minute offers for Jean Nevins’ fabrics, etc., and then pay for their purchases.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Community Outreach 2013: Kirksville Arts Association Program

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild is often asked to present educational programs to various groups in the area. Alice Allinson presented a trunk show of her work at the Kirksville Arts Association’s noon luncheon series on April 9, 2013. Below are some of the beautiful quilts that she shared.

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August 2014 Program: “Disappearing Blocks”

August’s program on “Disappearing Blocks” was presented by Kay Beach, Kathy Krog, Rose Marie Smith, and Debbie Hudnall. All four demonstrated different ways to create a block, cut it up, rotate the pieces, and create another block from the new arrangement. Examples included the Disappearing 9-patch, the Disappearing Hour-Glass, and more.

February 2014 Program: Linda Kowalski Trunk Show

The HOF Guild was excited to have Linda Kowalski share her beautiful quilts. This collection of photos was just a part of her trunk show. Thank you, Linda!

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February 2015 Show & Tell

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Once again, members were delighted at the quilts and quilt-related items that were shared at the February Show & Tell.

 

February 2015 Program: Tim Tucker

The HOF Quilt guild was treated to a wonderful program by Tim Tucker. Tim showed a number of quilts that had belonged to his mother, Trevia. Several of our members knew Trevia and shared stories of her with Tim and the guild.

Some of the quilts were family pieces and others were ones she particularly liked. Many were purchased while on trips to various parts of the country, particularly California.  Andrea O’Brien read the background of the quilts as they were held up by Tim and Alice Allinson.  The hand quilting on many of them was beautiful. The extremely tiny stitches and the “number of stitches to the inch” was a part of the story of these lovely quilts.

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Minutes from the February 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

Use this link to download and print a copy of our February 2015 Minutes.

Please leave any comments/corrections at the end.

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

FEBRUARY 18, 2015

The Hands Of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex building February 18, 2015.  Roll Call was answered by 25 members and two guests, Stephanie Hettinger and Mr. Tim Tucker. Tim was a guest of Alice Allinson and Andrea O’Brien who were in charge of the program and Alice introduced him to the group.

PROGRAM:

Assisted by Alice and Andrea, Mr. Tim Tucker showed a number of quilts, which had belonged to his mother, Trevia, known to several of our members.  Some were family quilts and others were quilts she particularly liked and then purchased while on trips to various parts of the country, particularly California.  Andrea read the story of the quilts as they were held up by Mr. Tucker and Alice.  The hand quilting on many of them was beautiful with extremely tiny stitches and the “number of stitches to the inch” were a part of the story on some of the quilts.

REFRESHMENTS:

Following the program, there was a break while Alice and Andrea assisted Mr. Tucker in packing the quilts for his return home.  At the same time, refreshments of cheese spread, crackers, chocolate cake, cherry angel food cake, coffee, and various kinds of soda pop were served by Renae Farnsworth and Kathy East.

BUSINESS MEETING:

President Di Zook called the meeting to order after the break and one guest, Stephanie Hettinger, was introduced. She plans to join our guild. The minutes were approved as distributed.  Treasurer Joan Harrison did not circulate a hard copy of the Treasurer’s Report tonight, stating it was the same as last month.  She did remind us there are monies set aside for the Speaker Fund (Bonnie Hunter) and also the needs of the Community Service Committee. Thank You cards were received from the United Methodist Church for the Jean Nevins Memorial and from the Christian Community Food Deport for the Christmas gift. Georgianne Hays donated batting for the Veterans’ quilt project and Renae will take care of it.

BONNIE HUNTER WORKSHOP:

Sign-up sheets for the Bonnie Hunter Workshop were circulated. All members were allowed to sign up for 1 class at this time and given first choice. Instructions for “Playing with Jacks” and “Jared Takes a Wife” can be downloaded free from Quiltville.com. (The money for that 1st choice class was due tonight in order for the member to be considered “signed up”.)

The September 17 class will be a ½ day class titled “Playing with Jacks”; “Jared Takes a Wife” will be a full day class on September 18, and “Texas Tumble Weeds” will be a full day class on September 19.  This class “Texas Tumble Weeds” class  requires the purchase of the book, “More Adventures with Leaders and Enders”.  This can be ordered “on line” and Paula  Presley stated she could order the book for any member who wished since she has free shipping.

All classes/trunk show will be at the Novinger Fire Station, Novinger, MO.  A lunch buffet will be available on Friday for $10 per person and also on Saturday for $10 per person.  In addition, there are a couple restaurants in Novinger where anyone can get a meal if they so desire.

PLEASE NOTE!!!  Everyone needs to be at the next Guild meeting (March 18) to sign up:  You are NOT signed up if you are not here to pay!!!

BLOG:

Just a reminder on how to get to our BLOG:  hofquiltguild.wordpress.com.  Bonnie Hunter information is listed there.  You will have to use the member password to see the details of the workshop and other personal information, etc.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Member News:

Alice Allinson will have a quilt class at Wildflower Quilting, Queen City, (owner Karen Farnsworth), when they will make a Mariner’s Compass table runner.  It will be an all-day class on March 28.  Cost is $20. You must download a pattern from Etsy for $8 prior to the class. Go to Etsy.com, search for a Mariner’s Compass pattern by “bookerworx”, designed by Danika Norey.

March Program:

The program in March will be on Civil War quilts by Linda Pickett and Jane Eitel. Members were asked to bring their own Civil War quilts and/or books to share.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Service: 

The “Make a Blanket Day” for Project Linus will be Saturday, February 21, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Shrine Club.  Everyone is welcome.

Courtesy:

The group was made aware of sadnesses in the life of member Carol Snider.  Her great-granddaughter was born (daughter of Casey & Lacey) and lived only 5 days.  At about the same time, her brother-in-law in Nebraska passed away so she made a “flying trip” there and another ”flying trip” home for the services here.  A card from the Guild will be sent to her.

QUILT SHOW:

  • Publicity:
    • Barb Bevell has already put the 2015 Quilt Show information on two sites.
  • Theme:
    • The theme is “Under the Big Top”.
  • Raffle Quilt:
    • The raffle quilt is currently on Alice’s long-arm machine and partially quilted. She showed a picture of it (“Carolina Lily”) on her iPad.

 

SHOW ‘N TELL:

  • Gyla Elmore:
    1. “Gaelic Garden”, featuring floating inset Prairie Points.
    2. Disney quilt she made for a friend (a 42-year-old man).
  • Kathy East:
    1. Veteran’s quilt designed by Stan East, and made by Kathy East especially for Holland Clem, WWII veteran & former owner of C & R Market, La Plata
    2. Ragtime Baby Quilt made by Kathy East, all seams cut by Stan East, for their soon to be born great-great-grandson. Great-granddaughter requested the quilt have camouflage & orange blocks
  • Di Zook/Meredith Willcox:
    1. embroidered lap quilt made for an ill friend
  • Linda Pickett:
    1. “Into the Winter Woods”
  • Peggy Clark:
    1. Two (2) Project Linus quilts
    2. Farmall panel quilt containing hogs, horses, and chickens & reminded her of her father
  • Diane Jarvis:
    1. Flower Garden (English paper piecing)
  • Kay Beach:
    1. Charlie’s quilt shown last month, now quilted by Kay on her Pfaff sewing machine
    2. Block Exchange Quilt
  • Barb Bevell:
    1. bag made from selvedges
  • Andrea O’Brien:
    1. Quilt made with blocks from her grandmother’s fabric.
  • Marsha Yahl:
    1. John Deere quilt.
  • Ellen Farnsworth:
    1. Yellow quilt made from a panel.

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kathy East, Secretary