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

Archive for January, 2016

Minutes from the January 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

JANUARY 27, 2016  

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on January 27, 2016, for their regular meeting. The weather was not good on January 20, 2016, the regular third Wednesday meeting date, and not wanting anyone to receive a broken bone due to the ice underfoot, the meeting was cancelled. Since the Annex was available on January 27, an email poll was conducted to determine if the members would want to meet on the 4th Wednesday. With a positive response, President Di Zook opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Roll call was answered by 33 members who also responded as to whether they had ever been on the Executive Board.

President Di Zook announced the January birthdays and read thank you notes from:

  1. the Dialysis Clinic for the neck pillows made for them,
  2. Tabitha Sawyer and Kelcey Wood, in charge of the Veterans’ Day luncheon in La Plata, for the lap robe given to Gene Wood of La Plata, and
  3. the Christian Community Food Depot for the monetary gift and canned food items.

 

OLD BUSINESS: There was none.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Sara Spearman, Guild member and student at Truman State, announced the college students were collecting money to assist the residents of Flint, Michigan, where there is a serious problem with lead in their water system. A box was circulated for donations.
  • Elsie Gaber thanked everyone for their response to the “block” project. For several months, Elsie distributed various fabrics to the members present and asked them to make a 9 ½” block with those fabrics. They will be made into a quilt for the Rotary Reverse Auction. The blocks turned in were displayed and everyone was invited to move them around into an arrangement pleasing to them. Plain black fabric will be sewn between the blocks and will obviously made the blocks “pop.”

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Project Linus will be Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Moose Lodge. This is a new location. There will be door prizes and lunch is provided
  • “Quilt ‘Til U Wilt” will also be Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. until you “wilt” at the Adair County Annex. There will be a carry-in lunch.

HISTORIAN: There was no report.

COURTESY:

Bonnie Schultz requested names of anyone who should be remembered. Please keep all these people in your prayers!

  • Nancy Krueger’s grandmother
  • Kay’s husband, Charlie
  • Mary Magruder
  • Mary Shoaf’s husband
  • Diane Jarvis’ brother

PROGRAM:

Andrea O’Brien stated she may have to switch the April program with someone.

SPECIAL EVENT:

There was a report of the Christmas Party, which was attended by 31 members and several guests. Comments: The decorations were “out of this world,” and the live saxaphone music was great! Jo Conklin said Randy Smith would be glad to provide music again and he now has a keyboard that he could play, also.

QUILT RETREAT:

There will be a Quilt Retreat March 5, 2016, at the Adair County Annex. Shelley Pagliai will present the class. The fee has not been set at this time but will include: breakfast of rolls/juice/coffee, lunch of soup/sandwich/dessert/drinks, and the class. A list of necessary supplies and the class topic will be announced soon

FUN & GAMES:

Elsie Gaber gave her report.

 

QUILT SHOW:

  • The Quilt Show will be Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 2016.       It will be held at the William Mathews Middle School, where we will have the gymnasium, commons area, and Home Economics Room (kitchen).
  • Our 2016 theme is: “Piece and Love.” Guild members are to wear “tie-dye” shirts during the show.
  • Electronic/Paper Quilt Registration Forms will go out soon and also will be brought to the February meeting. Entries MUST be received BY MAY 13, 2016.
  • Barb Bevell stated we need some new standards. Some of ours are fairly old and perhaps we can buy a few at a time, particularly since we will be saving the “rental” fee by having the show at the Middle School.
  • New categories have been added to the Quilt Show:
    • “Old quilt, newly finished.” This category would be for an unfinished quilt someone purchased, was given, or inherited and then completed;
    • “New Quilter,” First Ever Quilt.
  • There was a discussion about raising the amount to enter the Quilt Show. This is a “Donation” and has been at $2. for some time. There was a motion to raise the Donation fee to $5.       During discussion, some felt this was too much of a “jump” and after a show of hands, the motion was withdrawn and a motion to raise the Donation to $3.00 was passed unanimously.
  • Barb Bevell prepared a list of all the Quilt Guilds in the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska area and also a list of the Quilt Shops in those same areas.

 

VENDORS:

It was felt the price for vendors needed to be raised from $20.00-$25.00. Pat Kurtzeman made a motion to do this, second by Gyla Elmore. The motion carried. If anyone knows of a new vendor, please give the information to Marsha Yahl or Bonnie Schultz. Keep in mind that a vendor could be promoting anything connected with quilting, such as jewelry with a “quilt’ theme. It is hoped the gentleman with wood trim seam rippers will be at this year’s show.

Marsha Yahl said she has one problem: she and Pete can bring the supplies (standards, etc.) from the storage unit to the Middle School on Friday morning. But, her grandson is getting married Saturday evening and they will not be able to return the standards, etc. to the storage unit on Saturday afternoon. Their trailer has a “bumper”-type hitch and someone could use it. Di Zook said she would check to see if their trailer would be large enough. Gratefully, we do have a few months to make other arrangements.

RAFFLE QUILT:

Pat Kurtzeman announced the raffle quilt is coming along and should be completed the first week of February. It will have 25 “Mariners’ Compass” blocks in white and shades of blue.

RIBBONS:

It was mentioned that in 2015, “Honorable Mention” awards were given to all the youth who entered a quilt, hoping that would encourage them to continue making quilts.

 

SHOW AND TELL:

Kathy Krog:

  1. Quilt from kit
  2. Christmas quilt made for her niece

Peggy Clark:

  1. Lifeline Pregnancy (4)
  2. Project Linus (5), with one of squares/bricks
  3. Heart quilt for granddaughter

Kay Beach:

  1. “Car quilt,” in red, black & white
  2. “Playing with Jacks,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt
  3. “Car quilt,” — “Disappearing 9-patch”

Susan Chidester:

  1. Quilt for a friend
  2. Quilt with Prairie Points

Brenda Moore: My first quilt and I learned a lot!

  1. Wall hanging, “Magnolia Blossoms”

Sarah Spearman:

  1. Ragtime baby quilt
  2. Quilt from a top she bought at a flea market

Marsha Yahl:

  1. Double Diamonds in blues & yellows

Bonnie Schultz:

  1. Bag from Christmas Party Fabric; (Said she’s now officially a “bag lady”)
  2. Quilt for a daughter-in-law

Linda Kowalski:

  1. “Tossed Salad,” lots of yellows and greens

Liz Mills:

  1. Pillow embroidered in blue
  2. “Stars” for Project Linus
  3. “Giraffes” self binding quilt for Project Linus

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. Veteran quilt for John’s uncle who served in Vietnam
  2. Quilt in purples and made from scraps

Joan Harrison:

  1. Quilt for teenage boy for Project Linus
  2. Horses for Project Linus
  3. Christmas fabrics with angels backing for Project Linus

Kathy East:

  1. Veterans’ quilts for guys from La Plata (2)

 

PROGRAM:

Barb Bevell gave a demonstration on “Faux Cathedral Window” using denim circles. Shelly Pagliai talked about the Quilting Challenges she is involved in on her website www.PrairieMoonQuilts.com These include the 350 Block Projects, the Creativity Challenge, Triangle Salad, and the Studio Organizing Challenge. She also shared her 3-ring planner and how she organizes her ideas for her projects, her business, and her life.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Upcoming Quilt Show in the Area…

Check out the upcoming Quilt Show in Brookfield. Looks like fun. Put March 19 on your calendar and let’s get a carload of people together and go!

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DECEMBER 2015 Show & Tell, plus Christmas Party Fun!

Susan Guffey, Elsie Gaber, Liz Mills, Joan Harrison, and Kathy East share in our December Show & Tell. The rest of the pictures are from the Christmas party.

Minutes from the December 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

 

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

DECEMBER 16, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on December 16, 2015, for their annual Christmas Party. As members and friends gathered in the festively decorated room, music was playing and Randy Smith played many familiar Christmas carols on his saxophone. There were 31 members in attendance, in addition to some guests.

The Christmas party committee members were responsible for the decoration of MANY strings of tiny lights around columns, on the walls, and also a snowman-themed small quilt was displayed on one wall. The tables were covered with white cloths and table runners of bright Christmas colors. On the table runners were mirrors, tea candles and large hurricane candles, along with many small candy favors.   A trio of large candy canes were turned upside down, positioned at each place setting, and held a name tag in the curves of the canes. After everyone found their place, Erin Northcutt led us in prayer for the meal.

A bountiful and delicious Christmas meal was served by Baker’s BBQ located on the square in Kirksville. Ham, turkey, green beans, cheesy scalloped potatoes, 7-layer salad, rolls, apple crisp, cheese cake with fruit toppings, lemonade, and iced teas were served

Following the meal, the Christmas Party Committee members were introduced: Alice Allinson, Maria Bradshaw, Jo Conklin, Liz Mills, Erin Northcutt, and Kim Sampson. They were thanked for the lovely party and were seated at the head table, along with the officers, Andrea O’Brien-VP, Kathy East-Secretary, and Joan Harrison-Treasirer. President Di Zook was unable to attend.

 

Business Meeting:

Committee reports were suspended for this “fun” meeting.

A “thank you” note was read from Kirksville VFW Post 2508 & VFW Auxiliary for the quilts handed out at the Armory on Veterans’ Day. Another thank you card had been received but was not available at this meeting and will be shared at the January meeting.

Elsie Gaber handed out more 9” squares of fabric at the beginning of the meeting as she has done for the last 6 meetings and requested they be put into a 9” square by each of the members in the pattern of their choice. Please bring the finished blocks to the January meeting. They will be made into a quilt, which will be auctioned off in April at the “Reverse Auction” of the Rotary Club. The theme of the quilt is “Be a Buddy.”

 

Show & Tell:

Susan Guffey:

  1. For Veterans, the “Tumbling Tumbleweed” pattern;
  2. For Veterans, the “Rail Fence”;

Elsie Gaber:

  1. A quilt made from Ron’s ties for his sister who is a Nun;

Liz Mills:

  1. Quilted boxes she made for school;
  2. A big-stitch wall hanging with horses, made for a grandson;

Joan Harrison:

  1. A “Wildlife” quilt, which will probably be given to her brother;

Kathy East:

  1. Fabric purchased at Wal-Mart containing many quotes from the Scriptures. She plans to use some of the quotes in a Veteran quilt for their minister.

 

Two games were played:

  1. “ANGEL” bingo (with a seasonally appropriate name) was played by all in attendance. Barb Bevell, Kay Beach, and Diane Jarvis were among the winners, receiving large spools of thread. (Some of us had difficulty even having a number and certainly did not “ANGEL”!)
  1. Fabric Frenzy. Everyone had brought a one-yard piece of Christmas fabric for a “fun” game. Chairs were positioned in a circle and, as music played, the fabrics were passed to the left. When the music stopped, that one-yard piece was torn in half, throwing one piece under the participants’ chair, and passing the rest of the fabric to the left as the music continued. When the music stopped again, the ½ yard was torn in half, etc., until we ended up with a piece of fabric approximately 2” x 4”—that last piece did vary some! Everyone was encouraged to sew these fabrics into a block(s) and bring that block(s) to a meeting for “Show & Tell.”

The meeting was adjourned with group singing of “Joy To the World,” “Silent Night,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

All were wished a very Merry Christmas and a GREAT New Year!!!

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East

Secretary