HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on February 17, 2016, for their regular meeting. President Di Zook opened the meeting at 6:37 p.m. Roll Call was answered by 29 members. Minutes of the January meeting were corrected to say entertainment at the Christmas party was “saxophone music” rather than violin music. The minutes were then approved as corrected.
Treasurer Joan Harrison presented a verbal report reflecting a balance of $5,292.88, which includes a Community Service Fund of $146.14.
Thank you notes were read from the Dialysis Clinic for neck pillows and from the
Christian Community Food Depot for the 75 lbs. of food donated at Christmas and $50 in cash donated during 2015.
Elsie Gaber thanked everyone for the blocks made for the quilt she sewed together for the “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” program. She had provided the fabric squares everyone used in their blocks and expressed the hope someone will volunteer to quilt this for her.
“Quilt ‘Til U Wilt” will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Adair County Annex. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a “carry-in” luncheon at noon, and then will be concluded around 4:00 p.m., with anyone leaving as they “wilt.”
“Project Linus” will also be Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Moose Lodge. It begins at 10:00 a.m., with a luncheon provided and prizes. Some Guild members indicated they might try to attend both events.
Bonnie Schultz announced cards were sent to Renae Farnsworth due to the recent illness of her mother in Nebraska; Charlie Beach as he deals with cancer, and Jim Foster who has had some health issues.
Carol Snider thanked another member for relevant newspaper clippings and reported the need to update the scrapbooks.
Carol suggested a possible future program: a lady from Schuyler County weaves scarves and would be willing to present a program for us in the future.
Linda Kowalski presented the information on a Retreat to be held Saturday, March 5, at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville. Shelley Pagliai will present the class on “Starflowers Quilt,” and information was circulated on the needed fabrics, etc. The fee is $30 for the day, including breakfast, lunch, and the class. Shelly recommended everyone cut fabrics for one (1) block before the retreat so everyone can begin sewing immediately.
Sign up will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the actual class beginning at 9:00 a.m. It was pointed out that if you want to come share the day with your “quilty” friends, but work on your own project(s), the fee is still $30.00, payable to HOF and given to Joan Harrison, Treasurer.
FUN & GAMES:
Elsie Gaber displayed the quilt she made from fabrics she had given out to all in attendance at several previous meetings. The blocks were set together with black strips and the finished product is very striking. She announced four (4) people have volunteered to quilt it.
The 2016 Quilt Show will be Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the William Matthews Middle School, with a theme of “Piece and Love.”
- Vendor Committee: letters were drafted and sent out today, February 17. The deadline for vendors is April 15. We will probably have space for 10-12 vendors.
- Publicity Committee: hard at work!
- Raffle Quilt Committee: Pat Kurtzeman and Elsie Gaber displayed the beautiful raffle quilt. It is queen size in a Mariner’s Compass pattern, and the fabrics are in shades of blue. Nancy Krueger and Pat pieced the quilt and Susan Chidester is to quilt it. She was not in attendance tonight, so Di Zook volunteered to take everything to her.
Di Zook volunteered to take pictures since Barb Bevell is out of town.
- Bonnie Schultz:
- Red Plaid Fleece with crocheted edges for Project Linus,
- Blue and white Fleece with crocheted edges for Project Linus
- Alice Allinson:
- Quilt made for her mother for Christmas in blues and green (one of her UFO’s)
- Blue quilt for Jean Nevins’ family
- “Spikey” Quilt made for Jo Conklin with appliqués of bright pink, bright lime green, bright blue, and a dark blue background.
- Meredith Willcox:
- Red print/blue plaid prints (Project Linus)
- Frogs/yellow & tan blocks (Project Linus)
- Cat ballerinas in blue (Project Linus)
- Blue, lime green frogs, yellow back (Project Linus)
- Pre-printed blocks (Project Linus)
- Blocks made by Vel Pauls with red polka dots & set together by Meredith
- Liz Mills:
- Valentine mug rug
- Project Linus kit with bears.
- Barb Bevell (shown by stand-in):
- Army Tanks/brown veteran’s quilt
- Rose Marie Smith:
- Purple prints with birds
- Ellen Farnsworth:
- Project Linus quilt with oranges/greens/beiges.
- Mary Shoaff:
- Car Quilt
- Quilt with alphabet
- Quilt with horses/green
- Beverly Compton:
- “Star” table runner in greens & rust
- Linda Kowalski:
- White practice-piece quilt she quilted on a Longarm in Des Moines
- Moda Sampler shuffle, blocks “on point,” with “loose” flying geese
- Kathy East:
- Four personalized veteran quilts, one for a female
Kay Beach and Rosemarie Smith presented the program on curved piecing, using the traditional “Drunkard’s Path” pattern and variations of that pattern. Their conclusion is that some of these patterns available just do not come out right. They feel the patterns in “books” are more reliable, more correct, and easier than patterns in magazines. They do not know why! It would seem that hand piecing is actually easier and more correct than machine piecing for patterns with curved piecing.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.
Kathy East, Secretary