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 July 2015 Minutes.

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

JULY 15, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, Kirksville, on July 15, 2015. President Di Zook called the meeting to order and announced the July birthdays. Di distributed name tag labels with the intent of something more permanent to be used in the near future. It was brought to the attention of the Guild Board that with so many “new” faces, many don’t know their names and they may not know all of us “oldsters”. Twenty-seven members answered roll call with “A Childhood Memory.” Mary Shoaff, Green City, was introduced as a visitor and became a member.

The minutes were approved as mailed out via email and the postal service. The Treasurer’s report for June was distributed and approved.  An estimate of the income and expenses for 2015-2016 was also distributed.

OLD BUSINESS:

Bonnie Hunter Retreat:

There was a discussion regarding the fees charged by Bonnie Hunter for the workshop she will conduct in Novinger, September 17, 18, and 19, 2015. Her fee for the workshops is based on the number of students in each of the three (3) workshop sections, plus a fee for the Trunk Show on Friday night, and motel expenses while in Kirksville. The fees for travel expenses are to be divided between three (3) guilds (Marshall, Springfield, and Kirksville), so an exact amount of expenses we will owe is not known at this time. We do know the fee for the Novinger facility is $350.00 plus $100.00 for security on Thursday and Friday nights.

2015 Quilt Show Report:

  • Marsha Yahl gave a summary of the responses from vendors. Most of them liked the show and the way booth assignments were handled this year. One vendor suggestion was that the fliers be mailed out earlier so they can advertise our show in their businesses.
  • It was announced that Meredith Willcox graciously made “participation ribbons” to be presented to all the participants in the “Youth” section of our Quilt Show. The hope is that this will encourage those young people to continue sewing and participate in future shows.

NEW BUSINESS:

By-Laws:

The By-Laws were distributed and some possible changes will be dealt with at the August meeting because attendance tonight was low, probably due to the NEMO Fair, which is in full swing this week.

2015-2016 Committee assignments:

Committee assignment sheets were handed out and we were reminded that EVERYONE is expected to serve on ONE committee. If someone wants to be on more than one committee, they are free to do so.  The Board would like to have as many of the programs handled “in house” as is possible. The past year quite a bit was spent on refreshments because we had so many guest presenters. It was felt that we needed to have refreshments when there is a guest speaker and cookies and drink were suggested.  A list was circulated for members to sign up to be responsible for a program. A list of name, address, phone, etc. was circulated and everyone was asked to make sure their information is correct before the 2015-2016 books are printed.

Quilt Show 2016:

  • It was announced that Barb Bevell, Andrea O’Brien, and Alice Allinson will chair the 2016 Quilt Show.
  • Another announcement was that Mary Magruder, at the suggestion of Kirksville R-III Schools Superintendent Dr. Kizzire, has approached the Guild with an offer to host the Quilt Show at one of the Kirksville Schools. This facility will be free, which is certainly exciting! It was suggested we ask for June 3-4, 2016, at the Middle School. Several Guild members are familiar with the Middle School and believe it is well lighted, has a kitchen, and a larger gymnasium for the quilts to be displayed. It is possible we could easily display an additional number of quilts. Seating for the lunch for vendors and Guild members would be at long tables, which fold down from the wall. School personnel will put down “mats” so we will not need to be so careful about the type of chairs and tables we use in the gym for the show itself. Another “plus” is that we could get in much earlier to start setting up and perhaps begin the show earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Due to light attendance this month, a decision on this matter was tabled to the August 19, meeting.

“Days For Girls”

  • It was announced that four members of the Guild had attended a meeting about “Days For Girls,” a project of the Rotary Club, in which we have volunteered to participate.
  • The next meeting will be August 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the NE Missouri Health Council, 1506 Crown Drive, Kirksville. All are welcome to participate!

Courtesy Committee:

Cards will be sent to the following who are “under the weather:”

  • Jane Eitel fell recently in her kitchen and broke her wrist;
  • Gloria Davis is not feeling well tonight and was unable to attend; and
  • Paula Presley is dealing with sciatic nerve pain.

SHOW & TELL:

  • Rose Marie Smith
    1. “It’s In the DNA,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt;
  • Mary Shoaff
    1. “Tumbling Blocks;” and
  • Meredith Willcox
    1. Several “Fleece blankets” with crocheted edges for the Linus Project.

2015-2016 UFO Challenge:

The newly formed “Fun and Games” committee has decided to resurrect the popular “UFO Challenge”. This is a 1-year

PROGRAM:

The program tonight was planned by Nancy Krueger who had to be out of town.  Everyone was to bring the FIRST QUILT they made or tell about it if they no longer had it; and the LATEST QUILT they had completed:

  • Alice Allinson:
    • First quilt: is in “quilt heaven;”
    • Next quilt: in blue and mauve colors, “Log Cabin” pattern
    • Latest quilt: Edyta Sitar pattern (9-patch with precuts and more)
  • Kay Beach: 
    • First quilt: “Bow tie” pattern and hand quilted;
    • Latest quilt: is for a great niece who is having difficulties, named “Becca Don’t Care.”  Kay quilted it on her machine & emptied 5 bobbins;
  • Susan Bell: 
    • First quilt: was a Christmas quilt in 1990;
    • Latest quilt: September Challenge, “Pineapple Blossom” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Barb Bevell: 
    • First quilt: in 1976 (not finished),
    • Next quilt: “Hearts” (1981), from a class by Sherry Bailey at Kay’s Fabrics.
    • Latest quilt: “Wild ‘n Bright With a Twist of  Lime” made for her mother;
  • Peggy Clark: 
    • First quilt: doesn’t have it anymore
    • Latest quilt: “Easy Street,” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Kathy East: 
    • First quilt: was a baby quilt for 1st son (1959) with embroidered animals in  blocks, completely worn out by 3 boys;
    • Next quilt: made in 1960 for her brother from fabrics used by her mother to make his shirts until he was in high school;
    • Latest quilt: “ragtime” quilt, “Uncle Sam’s Pride,” made in 2014, for grandson, Cameron;
  • Ellen Farnsworth:
    • First quilt: 9-patch of flannel & it was tied by a friend;
  • Renae Farnsworth: 
    • She enjoys coordinating the Veterans’ Quilt project of the Guild since 2009;
  • Elsie Gaber: 
    • First quilt: started in 1989, finished in 1990; counted cross-stitch;
    • Latest quilt: “Jean’s Quilt:” The “Apache Wedding Blessing” is in the center and 22 Guild members made a block to honor Jean Nevins;
  • Susan Guffey:
    • First quilt made when she was 8 in star pattern & tied;
    • Latest quilt: “Desert Star” by Judy Niemeyer;
  • Joan Harrison: 
    • First quilt: “My Friend’s House”
    • Early quilt:  Cross-stitched blocks made by her mother in 1970’s and quilted by Joan in 2002;
    • Latest quilt: “David’s Quilt,” made for her brother;
  • Susan Howai:
    • First quilt: September 2001, quilted by a friend from South Africa;
    • Latest quilt: “Pin Quilt,” featuring military medals of her husband, 2015;
  • Diane Jarvis:
    • Latest quilt: “Vintage Tin;”
  • Pat Kurtzeman:
    • First quilt: 4” squares, 1950,
    • Next quilt: “Sampler Quilt,” Class from Alice Allinson, fabrics chosen by her husband;
    • Last quilt: 2011, fabrics chosen by Pat;
  • Liz Mills: 
    • First quilt: had dogs on it;
    • Latest quilt: 2012 Challenge quilt for grandson.  She made a crib blanket, pillow, & car seat cover from fabric with “owls” & “minky” fabric for backing;
  • Erin Northcutt: 
    • First quilt: “Ram’s” (football) fabric;
    • Latest quilt: “signature quilt” made for her school principal;
  • Andrea O’Brien:
    • First quilt: baby quilt for son, Zane, square blocks separated with bias strips; “tied” with zig-zag stitches on her machine;
    • Latest quilt: “Charm pack” quilt in purples;
  • Shelly Pagliai: 
    • First quilt: made when 12 years old, white with embroidered peacock, learned to hand quilt on this quilt;
    • Latest quilt: “Hole in the Barn Door;”
  • Celia Riggle:
    • First quilt: “Log Cabin”–she checked out a library book & made it from clothes worn by the family;
    • Latest quilt: “Majestic Mountains,” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Rose Marie Smith: 
    • First quilt: light blue square blocks with appliquéd dogs;
    • Latest quilt: “Primitive Applique” by Jan Paddock;
  • Carol Snider:
    • First quilt: a baby quilt with embroidered blocks, put together by Carol & her Mother;
    • First full-size quilt was made in 1990 during Desert Storm, “Streak of Lightning;”
    • Latest quilt: “Irish Chain with Yo-Yos.”  Each yo-yo has a button in the center and the buttons have a daisy in the center;
  • Meredith Willcox: 
    • First quilt: a doll quilt, made on a treadle machine when she was very young; she had to stand up in order to use the treadle;
    • Latest quilt: “Stack & Whack;”
  • Marsha Yahl: 
    • First quilt: “Rail Fence;”
    • Latest quilt: “Patches and Pinwheels” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Di Zook: 
    • First quilt: 1980’s for daughter from charm pack, full-size navy blue;
    • Latest quilt: “Boxy Stars,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt.

Following the VERY interesting program, the meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

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