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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
JUNE 17, 2015
The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in the Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church, Kirksville, on June 17, 2015. A wonderful carry-in dinner was enjoyed by 29 members and 3 guests, Ron Gaber, Charlie Beach, and Scott Jarvis. These gentlemen had assisted in various ways to either set up or tear down the quilt show May 29-30. In the absence of President Di Zook, Vice President Kay Beach called the meeting to order shortly after 7:00 p.m. and announced the June birthdays. Roll call was answered by 29 members and the May minutes were approved as received via email and postal service. Treasurer Joan Harrison handed out the Treasurer’s Report, which reflected the registrations received for the Bonnie Hunter Workshops. Obviously, some of those funds will be used to cover any additional costs of the workshop.
The Quilt Show was very good. A more complete wrap-up is to be voiced under new business later in the meeting. A donation was made to the Knox County Nursing Home in memory of Bob Glasgow, who passed away recently. His wife is Evelyn.
Kay announced that the slate of officers for the 2015-2016 year is: Di Zook, President; Andrea O’Brien, Vice-President; Kathy East, Secretary; and Joan Harrison, Treasurer. Alice Allinson made a motion the proposed slate of officers be accepted by acclamation, with a second by Linda Kowalski, and a unanimous vote.
A copy of the proposed 2015-2016 Guild Handbook was circulated and everyone was asked to check the spelling of their names, address, phone numbers, etc., marking OK if there were no changes and making any necessary changes.
The Macon County Town & Country Fair at Macon, asked to borrow our quilt standards for their upcoming quilt show. It was pointed out that many years ago, there was a decision by the Guild that the standards would not be loaned out. Although they seem quite sturdy, parts of them are rather fragile and loaning them was not considered to be a wise idea at that time. It was agreed that we should not change that decision. Charlie Beach was kind enough to give the person(s) from Macon a sample of how they are made, along with instructions.
Kay Beach and Linda Kowalski will assist the Town & Country 4-H young ladies in judging their quilt show at the Macon County Town & Country Fair, July 7-11, 2015.
There was an announcement of a Shop Hop July 16, 17, and 18, 2015. Area shops involved include Wildflower Quilting (Karen Farnsworth), Greentop; Brilee Quilt Shop (Susan Chidester), Glenwood; Wheeler’s Longarm Quilting, Hwy Y, Greentop; Quilted Square (Tammy Jones), Kirksville; Memphis Mercantile, downtown Memphis; and Zimmerman’s at Rutledge.
Barb Bevell stated our BLOG is getting too large and we need to consider paying $99 per year for a larger blog space. As there were quite a few members absent tonight, it was decided to table this item and take it up at the July meeting.
It was announced that the Bonnie Hunter Workshops in Novinger, sponsored by our Guild, are full: there are 32 registrations for the half-day workshop on Thursday, September 17; 46 for the full-day workshop on Friday, September 18; and 42 for the full-day workshop on September 19. (We are reminded that admission for Guild members to the Trunk Show on Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. is one dozen cookies for refreshments.) Other attendees will pay $10. at the door. At Quiltville.com you can get the FREE patterns for both Thursday (Playing with Jacks), and Friday (Jared Takes a Wife) classes, and the book, “More Adventures with Leaders and Enders” for the Saturday class can be ordered from there, also. Kay Beach asked if there is a speaker system at the Novinger Fire Station and no one in attendance knew the answer. It was felt that a speaker system would be helpful and that will be determined prior to the Workshops.
It was announced that Pete Yahl had knee surgery today, June 17, in Columbia.
QUILT SHOW: Scarlett Ragas
The Bed Turning was very nice and the chairs were full at all the presentations.
There were a few glitches on Friday, May 29, when no tables or chairs were available in the check-in area. (All available tables and chairs were being used elsewhere in the YMCA for a class that was being held.) Gratefully, several Guild members had brought folding tables and they were utilized for the quilt check-in and the custodian located 5 folding chairs for use by those checking the quilts in. On Saturday, very few tables were in the kitchen area but there was an ample supply of chairs. The young people at the front desk located 8 long white folding tables for the kitchen area and there were times when all of them were full of people. Other small, narrow tables already in the room were utilized to hold the food, drinks, etc. It was felt that in the future, there needs to be a clear understanding with the YMCA officials as to our needs for tables and chairs.
Barb Bevell went over the surveys that had been turned in. Two of the vendors really liked drawing numbers for the position of each vendor’s booth—it was felt this was a more fair way to determine the placement of each vendor. The general consensus was that the layout was much better this year. It was noted that binder clips were used this year to attach the quilts and it was felt they worked well. Although she does not have it set up, Alice Allinson has purchased a quilt standard for herself and will see how it works.
Bonnie Schultz announced that all the youth quilters received “Participation Awards” with thanks to Meredith Willcox for providing them. It is hoped these awards might encourage the young quilters to continue quilting. Meredith used the “Big Top” theme and made the awards smaller than the ribbons given to the winning quilts in the various categories.
Scarlett Ragas thanked everyone for their assistance at the Quilt Show and Kathy East thanked everyone for the food shared in the kitchen area. All the “dishes” looked attractive and tasted great, with lots of variety! Those in the kitchen were thanked many times by the vendors as well as Guild members for making the food available. It was noted that it is easier for everyone to have food on site and not have to go into town as we did in some past years.
Barb Bevell related other survey results. There were also some good suggestions that we might utilize at future shows. One suggestion mentioned we might have quiet music playing during the show, except during the Bed Turnings. Another suggestion was that we might add an additional class: “Antique quilt blocks, backing, etc. pieced and/or completed more recently”. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the display of Veterans’ quilts and the demonstrations of machine quilting and hand quilting. This year there was more room available for such things and that was good.
- Meredith Willcox
- A quilt with panels of a little boy playing baseball and set together with fabrics featuring baseballs. It will be given to a great-grandson who is playing ball this summer.
- Pat Kurtzeman
- “Grandma’s Victory”
- Alice Allinson
- A baby quilt in pinks and grays
- Andrea O’Brien
- A quilt made for a WWII veteran, quilted by Joan Harrison
- Linda Kowalski
- Baby quilt for a grandniece
- “Bad Ass Quitters’ Society” black and white quilt
- A quilt made from Cherrywood fabrics in the “churn dash” pattern; finished project could not be more than 20” square
- Veterans’ Quilt from a “jelly roll,” which was given to Renae Farnsworth for the HOF Veterans Project.*
- Liz Mills
- A Veterans’ Quilt, which was given to Renae Farnsworth for the HOF Veterans Project.*
*Both of these Veterans quilts will be given to a veteran in the future.
The meeting was adjourned.
Kathy East, Secretary