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

Archive for August, 2016



JULY 20, 2016 

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. Roll Call was answered by 23 members. Some members were attending the NEMO Fair.

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service. Joan Harrison circulated the Treasurer’s Report for July 20, 2016, a report of the Estimated Income and Expenses for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, and a year-end report for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. All were approved on a motion by Gyla Elmore and a second by Linda Kowalski.




The Executive Committee met July 13. A bill for the Guild shirts was paid in total to The Stitching Post. In the future, new members are to go to The Stitching Post and pay the total amount for their shirt, with the Guild then reimbursing them in the amount of $15.

Elsie Gaber suggested members who have extra greeting cards could donate them to the Courtesy Committee to be used for members. Cards that are used the most include “Get Well,”“Sympathy,” and “Thinking of You.”

Logistics Committee is a new Committee and includes picking up and returning a key for the Annex Building, set up, etc. All committees will be voted on at the August meeting.

Barb Bevell asked for ideas to use felt pieces, including some large pieces, which were in a box in the storage unit. After discussion, it was suggested that the box go back in the storage unit at this time.

UFO Challenge: Reminder: August is the last month for the UFO Challenge.



Courtesy Committee: Gloria Davis reported that Carol Snider is back home, using her arm, and walking her dog.

Community Service: Rose Marie Smith reported 7 quilts have been donated to Lifeline Pregnancy and 10 were donated to Victim Support Services.

Historian: Elsie Gaber reported Carol Snider and Kathy East have given all the books, etc. related to this committee to her. Many of the scrapbooks were displayed tonight.

2017 Quilt Show: Everyone needs to serve on some committee for the Quilt Show.

Program Committee: Elsie presented a new concept for program presentations. Each of the 12 committees will have one month when they are responsible for the program or getting someone to present the program.

Newsletter/Blog: Barb Bevell asked that anyone having difficulty getting on our blog or Facebook page contact her and she will walk you through the process.

Challenge Committee: The Challenge quilts need to be completed by the September 2016 meeting. These quilts are to be quilted prior to this meeting and they will then be entered in the 2017 Quilt Show in their own category.

Quilt ‘Til U Wilt Committee: There was no report.



Beverly Compton

  1. 3 table runners
  2. quilt made by her 92-year-old mother

Andrea O’Brien

  1. Mariner’s Compass table runner
  2. Sarah’s quilt

Joan Harrison

  1. horses

Nancy Krueger

  1. t-shirt quilt

Linda Kowalski

  1. “Star Flower” quilt

Celia Riggle

  1. small girl’s dress for children in another country

Marilyn Peck

  1. round table runner
  2. 3 rectangular table runners
  3. Handkerchief quilt

Rose Marie Smith

  1. Table runner

Meredith Willcox

  1. “Star Flower” quilt

Guyla Elmore

  1. Table runner

Kathy East

  1. Veteran’s quilt
  2. “Alphabet Letters” for great-grandson



Susan Chidester’s shop and Wildflower Quilting are participating in a Shop Hop.



The very interesting program was presented by Mary Shoaf on “Twister” blocks and “Teeny Weenie Twister” blocks, using 1” squares.

Respectfully submitted,


Kathy East, Secretary

JULY 2016 Show & Tell and Program

Enjoy all of the Show & Tell items and this month’s program, “Twisters”, given by Mary Shoaf.

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Mary’s Program on “Twisters”. She shared how she starts planning for the quilt, creates the background, cuts up the background using the Twister Tool, and sews that together to make a new quilt that looks like her design.

HOF Guild Member Happenings

July and August were busy months for some of our guild members.

The Community Service Committee made two donations on July 20. Celia Riggle and Rose Marie Smith delivered 7 quilts to Lifeline Pregnancy Center and 10 quilts to Victim Support Services. 

Pictured above, (left photo) Celia with a representative from Lifeline Pregnancy and (right photo) Celia, two representatives from Victim Support Services, and Rose Marie.

Thank you to the guild members who donated their time and talents in making a charity quilt, and thank you to Celia and Rose Marie who made the delivery possible.

On August 1, Shelly Pagliai gave a wonderful program at the Macon Historical Society. The well-attended event was thoroughly enjoyed by folks from all over. Shelly’s presentation highlighted the quilts and events from her new book, “A Simple Life“, based on her mother’s diary and life in the Macon and Bevier, Missouri areas in the 1950’s. Shelly shared lots of quilts from the book, along with the quilt that was featured in The Kansas City Star block-of-the-month program.

A group from the HOF guild traveled to Macon to hear her lecture. We are so proud of her and all that she has accomplished. Congratulations on your new book, “A Simple Life”.