HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
November 18, 2015
The November 18, 2015, meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO, was called to order by Di Zook, President, at 6:34 pm. Guests include Elsie Gaber’s sister-in-law, Frankie Kins.
Roll call was taken. During roll call, the members shared a yard of patriotic-themed fabric to donate to the Veteran Quilt Community Service project. When Elsie Gaber’s name was called, she took the opportunity to present a crocheted afghan with a card to Renae Farnsworth to recognize her efforts in her work toward organizing the veteran quilt community service program.
Joan Harrison gave the Treasurer’s Report.
Open House: Di Zook announced that tomorrow night (November 19, 2015), an open house is at the Community Arts Center in Kirksville, where approximately 20 guild members’ quilts are on display throughout the months of November and December.
Free Magazines: Michelle Breault sent some magazines for the guild members to take for free.
Challenge Project: Joan Harrison brought additional copies of the challenge project for people to take, if they hadn’t gotten them last month.
Thank You Note: Kay Beach shared a thank you note from the Board of Directors from Victim Support Services for the donation of five quilts and a crocheted baby afghan.
Chambray Shirts: Andrea O’Brien shared pictures of shirts that the Guild will order from the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild for the new chambray shirts. New members will have $15 of their new chambray shirts paid by the Guild. Polo shirts are also available, and guild members are able to go directly to the Stitching Post to order on their own.
Tie-Dyed Shirts: Andrea also reminded members that if they wish to have a shirt tie-dyed for the HOF Quilt show, to please turn in their shirt size and money ($10) to Joan Harrison ASAP. She will be working with her husband and students from the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity at Truman State University to tie dye shirts on December 3, 2015.
By-Law Changes: Di passed out copies of the proposed by-law changes, and asked members to look them over before they are voted on in January 2016.
UFO Challenge Forms: Elsie Gaber asked people to fill in their UFO Challenge forms if they had anything new completed. She then circulated the book throughout the meeting.
No new business.
- Renae Farnsworth asked that people continue to donate food toward the local food banks as part of the community service at the Christmas party.
- Rose Marie talked about needing sock donations for the Twin Pines and Manor Care Nursing Homes. Socks with non-skid bottoms are ideal, especially for people that can’t wear shoes. She asked that people bring socks in addition to, or instead of, food donations for the Christmas Party.
- Kay Beach announced that the Moose Lodge requested a quilt donation for their kids project. They have a big auction to raise money. Last year, Kay donated a quilt out of her personal stash. This year, Linda Kowalski volunteered to donate a quilt out of her personal stash.
- Alice Allinson made a motion that this year, HOF make a $50 donation each to the Christian Community Food Depot and the Helping Hands Mission. Elsie Gaber seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Two cards were sent to members this month:
- Stephanie Hettinger for the birth of her baby boy.
- Mary Magruder since she had surgery.
Carol Snider asked how to get the pictures off the webpage so that she can put them in the records. Barb Bevell has access to these photos, so she can work with her to get what she needs.
Andrea O’Brien asked for the descriptions of programs that would be provided in February and March. Rose Marie said that she and Kay Beach will be presenting a program on Drunkard’s Path in February.
Extra copies of the challenge description are available.
Alice Allinson said the Christmas party will be $12/per person, and will be catered by Baker’s BBQ, located on the square in Kirksville. Guests are welcome. Alice circulated a sign up list for the Christmas party.
The committee would like to encourage people to bring the following items:
- Canned goods and/or socks (see description under Community Service section above) for donations.
- One yard of NICE Christmas fabric for a fun activity during the Christmas party.
Di Zook said they have plans in the works, and announcements would be made soon.
Quilt til you Wilt:
Rose Marie announced that Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 am at the Kirksville Annex. No ending time. Soup will be provided by guild members, so she asked that people bring side dishes.
Fun & Games:
Elsie provided another fat quarter to all members who were at the meeting. She said she would like for everybody to make a nine-patch block out of the fat quarters they have been given, using 3″ squares. The remaining fabric from the fat quarters that the guild members were given is for members to keep. These nine-patch blocks will be used in a raffle quilt for the Thousand Hills Rotary Club’s annual reverse raffle in April 2016.
Show and Tell
- “Roses are Orange” quilt with various orange blocks
- “Mosaics” from Edita Sytar’s Friendship Triangles book
- Triangles quilt from a pattern from Edita’s Sytar’s Friendship Triangles book.
- “Route 66”, a hand embroidered quilt made of neutrals and brown tones. (Shown by Kay Beach showed a quilt for her, since Diane was not able to be at the meeting.)
- A quilt made of old hand-painted blocks, that she pieced together for a co-worker.
- A Christmas quilt
- A flannel baby quilt made with yellows, greys, and greens
- “Baby Love” baby quilt for a friend
- A Mrs. Santa Clause, DO, apron she made for her daughter for a Christmas party
- Two scrappy nine-patch quilts that she made out of her stash for her daughter’s children’s playroom
- A Noah’s ark themed quilt — charity quilts from her stash
- An ABC’s quilt — charity quilts from her stash
- Clifford the Big Red Dog with ABC’s — charity quilts from her stash
- A Missouri Star Good Night Irene — charity quilts from her stash
Liz Mills presented a program about snap purses using pieces of a metal tape measure. She said to the pattern is on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdpy5gyf6w), but she also passed around some directions. She said when you cut the tape measure, to round off the edges and put tape over the ends so they don’t cut through the fabric once they are inside the top of the bag.
The guild meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.
Andrea O’Brien (secretary for the evening)