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

The 31st Annual HOF Quilt Show was held June 3 – 4, 2016 at its new location, the William Matthew Middle School, in Kirksville, Missouri. Over 150 quilts were displayed to the delight of attendees. Eleven vendors surrounded the quilt show, offering a variety of items for sale, from fabric to wooden treasure boxes. A “Vendor Shop Hop” was a new addition this year, allowing attendees the opportunity to get their “passport” signed at each vendor in hopes of winning a HUGE basket of items donated by each vendor. This year’s winner was Marsha Redmon.

The Raffle Quilt Committee outdid itself once again with the beautiful blue and white paper pieced medallion quilt. Andrea O’Brien was this year’s lucky winner of that gorgeous quilt!

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Everyone enjoyed the Historical Bed Turning, the Community Service Corner, the demonstrations, and the “Sit and Sew for Veterans” area.

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A happy and unexpected moment happened when Glee Hanson and her sister, Joy, came to the show. Glee was one of the charter members of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in 1985. She and Kay Beach are the only charter members in attendance. Glee brought a quilt from 1992 that all HOF Guild members had signed for her. Several of those members were there and came together for pictures.

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The setup began bright and early. Lots to do this first year at the new location. Some ideas worked like clockwork, other things needed adjustment, but all-in-all, it was a great show. Check out the photos of setup, vendor booths, and other things.

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Here are the winners from each category for this year’s show. Congratulations to all.

100 Category: Small Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (up to 36″ wide)

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200 Category: Large Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (over 36″ wide)

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300 Category: Baby/Youth Themed Quilts

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400 Category: Youth Quilter (Made by Quilter Aged 17 and Under)

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500 Category: First Time Entry into Any Quilt Show

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600 Category: Hand Quilted

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700 Category: Machine Quilted–Computer Guided

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800 Category: Machine Quilted–Free Hand (Up to 82″ Wide)

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900 Category: Machine Quilted–Free Hand (Over 82″ Wide)

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1000 Category: Machine Quilted–Mixed Technique (Applique, embellishments, embroidery, etc.)

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1100 Category: Old Quilt Made New (Elements are at least 25 years old, but finished within the last year)

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1200 Category: Antique Quilt (Quilt age is at least 50 years old)

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And the last slide show is a compilation of photos from this year’s show. We tried to get a photo of every quilt and their description. We missed a few, so if we missed yours and you have a photo of it, please email us and we’ll add it in! Sit back and enjoy the quilts. There are around 300 pictures to view! (Thanks to Susan Bell, Barb Bevell, Bonnie Schultz, and Brooke Ivy for the photos.)

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