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

Archive for September, 2016

2016-2017 UFO Challenge Rules

UFO Challenge—“2016-2017”

Well, folks, it’s that time of the year. Time to make out your UFO list and start chipping away at it!! This is your chance to finish a few of those UFOs you’ve been putting off. Not only will you feel good about finishing something, you’ll have a chance to win valuable prizes! So, get your list together and fill out an official “Block” at the meeting. NOTE: If you can’t attend the meeting in September or October, please email Barb (barbbevell@gmail.com) with your list and she’ll fill out one for you.

GOAL: The goal of this challenge is to help you finish some of your UFOs throughout the year.

RULES:

  • In September, you will fill out a 12-part “Block” with potential UFOs* you would like to finish within one year. (*NOTE: If you do not have any UFOs, please list Kits/Projects you have already purchased and plan to start and finish within the year.)
  • You’ll have one month to adjust the entries in your “Block”, then after that, your projects stay as listed.
  • The “Block” will be kept in a notebook and brought to each meeting.
  • When the item is finished, you will color in your “piece” on the Block. You may fill out an additional “Block” once you fill up the first one.
  • Each month at Show and Tell, you are encouraged to show (or share if you don’t have the item anymore) your completed item.
  • Contest runs one year, from September 2016 to August 2017.

PRIZES: At the end of the year, we’ll have 3 drawings:

  • First drawing: Only those who complete their entire sheet of 12 UFOs may participate in this drawing. One entry per person, per completed sheet(s).
  • Second drawing: You’ll get one entry for each completed UFO. The more UFOs you complete, the better your chances of winning.
  • Third drawing: Every participant (even if they don’t finish anything on the list) will get one entry added to the basket, along with those names in the second drawing.

No duplicate winners.

AUGUST 2016 SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

 

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Winners of the 2015-2016 UFO Challenge:

  • 1st Place, Mary Magruder – $25 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilts
  • 2nd Place, Liz Mills – $15 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilts
  • 3rd Place, Cindy Spearman — $10 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilts

Liz and Mary stand in front of all of the entrants in the UFO Challenge. We had over 40 (of 50) members participate!!

Thanks to everyone who took part in this challenge. Our goal of this challenge is to help you finished more of your UFOs over the course of a year. Perhaps next year you’ll get even more accomplished!

 

Minutes from the August 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

AUGUST 17, 2016

 The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. and Roll Call was answered by 30 members with “My favorite quilt magazine”. Visitors were Sue and Sandy (sisters of Beverly Compton), and Kathleen Winkleman. Kathleen later paid her dues and became a member.

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service. Joan Harrison presented the Treasurer’s Report and it was also approved. Elsie thanked Jo Conklin for distributing the new directories. A thank you note was sent to Eileen Bradley for making the directories as this was her first time to do something like this.

OLD BUSINESS:

Andrea went over the By-Laws, Policy, and Programs for 2016-2017. Other items discussed were the Fun and Games Committee, the Logistics/Set Up Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee. In #6 of the Policies & Procedures section it was suggested the wording be changed from “amount estimated” to “estimated amount.” After discussion and on a motion by Alice Allinson, and a second by Linda Kowalski, the Policies & Procedures were passed unanimously as changed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • The Mark Twain First Annual Quilt Show at Florida, MO, is October 15-16, 2016. Their “show rules” were circulated.
  • Andrea reported she and John have visited several quilt shows/meetings in Iowa recently and she was able to promote our 2017 Quilt Show to them. She noted neat ideas can be gleaned from attending these quilt shows/meetings. Some Guilds have a drawing at their monthly meetings.
  • At our September 21, meeting we are invited to bring a fat quarter/quarters to the meeting. For each fat quarter you bring, your name will be put into the drawing and the winner will receive all the fat quarters.
  • Anyone having extra greeting cards can give them to the Courtesy Committee for their use: Sympathy, Get Well, and Thinking of You cards are used most.
  • The State Quilter’s Guild will meet in October. On October 23, Jenny Doan will have a special presentation and on October 27, Mary Fons will have a Trunk Show at this meeting.
  • The Springfield Quilt Show is September 8-10, and Karen Farnsworth will teach a class at this event.
  • Our 2017 Quilt Show will be June 2-3, 2017, at the William Matthew Middle School.
  • Linda Kowalski, Diane Bloskovich, and Shelley Pagliai are on the raffle quilt committee.
  • Barb Bevell reported on Shelley Pagliai’s lecture at Macon.
  • Celia Riggle was thanked for 75 kits she made for “Days For Girls,” and were sent to Muskota, IL.
  • Eight (8) winning quilts from the 2016 Quilt Show were pictured on the front of the 2016-17 Program Books. We were asked to name each quilt and the person showing the quilt. Rose Marie Smith, Bonnie Schultz, Barb Bevell and Shelley Pagliai each had 3 of them correct and received prizes.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

On November 3, there will be a Quilt Show at the Kirksville Art Center, with the theme “Folk Art.” Elsie will invite a person from this group to our September 21 meeting to give additional details about this display.

Andrea asked how many would be interested in going on a Shop Hop on a Saturday. Let Andrea know if you are interested.

The 2015-16 UFO Challenge awards were made.

  • The 1st drawing was only for those who had completed all 12 of their projects. Mary Magruder was the winner of a $25 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilting, Hamilton.
  • The second drawing was for those who had not completed all their UFO’s but could have one entry for each UFO they did complete. Liz Mills was the recipient of a $15 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilting.
  • The third drawing was for all participants, but there could be no duplicate winners. Cindy Spearman received a $10 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilting.
  • The 2016-17 UFO Challenge rules were circulated and that begins in September, when we will be asked to fill out our challenges for the year.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Project Linus needs quilts—100 by the end of August, 100 more by the end of September, and 900 by December. They can be 40”x 60” or 50” x 72”. Liz Mills is the contact person for this.

COURTESY:

Bonnie Schultz reported Brenda Moore fell recently and will have surgery soon. Carol Snider’s son will have surgery August 19, for the removal of a toe. Cindy Spearman is in Stage 4 cancer. Kay Beach is going day by day.

SHOW & TELL:

Maria Bradshaw:

  1. 9-patch quilt from a Jelly Roll.

Beverly Compton:

  1. Wall hanging.

Rose Marie Smith:

  1. Edina raffle quilt and pillowcases (she had tickets, also)
  2. “Maizie Daisy.”

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. “Texas Tumbleweed,” (Bonnie Hunter); quilted by Mary Shoaff.

Shelley Pagliai:

  1. “Star Flowers” from March Retreat;
  2. Smaller version of “Star Flowers”—blocks are half-size and set on point
  3. “Block of the Month” for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop—modern version.

Linda Kowalski:

  1. Irish Chain in browns; purchased at a garage sale for $5.

Mary Shoaf:

  1. Maroon/blue plaid “Ragtime” quilt;
  2. Quilt in two little girl prints;
  3. Pink/cream Block of the Month with digitized embroidery
  4. Quilted Sweatshirt.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary