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

Archive for April, 2017

2017 — HOF Quilt Show Entry Forms

The 32nd annual Hands of Friendship Quilt Show will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 from 3 – 7 pm, and Saturday, June 3, from 9 am – 4 pm. The quilt show will be located at the William Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Kirksville, MO. You are invited to attend, and encouraged to enter one or more quilts into our show.

To enter quilts into the show, you may enter your quilt in one of two ways:

Please complete one entry form per quilt. You may enter more than one quilt in any of the categories listed on the form. Due to space limitations, quilts will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Deadline for entries is May 12, 2017.

Thank you for your entry. If you missed the deadline, please consider entering your quilt in the 2018 Show.


There was a big Show & Tell turnout this month! Enjoy all the beautiful projects our members brought to share.

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March’s program was fun! Elsie Gaber and Meredith Willcox showed us how to make a “Scrappy 4 Patch” quilt. They took 5” squares, made them into a 4-patch block, then manipulated them, so as to make the Hourglass Block.



  1. Sew 5″ squares together to make a four patch.
  2. Put two four-patches together, face to face, and sew 1/4″ all around the outside.
  3. Cut the sewn block diagonally, (twice), in an “X” fashion.
  4. Open each block and press.
  5. Arrange however you wish.

Elsie also gave a tip on using ties as the material of choice

  1. Remove backing
  2. Safety pin ties together at top and bottom
  3. Wash in hot water
  4. Iron and use a stabilizer
  5. Cut to desired shapes

Protected: 2017 — MARCH MINUTES

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What lovely quilts were shared this month at Show & Tell!

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Protected: 2017 — FEBRUARY MINUTES

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Lots and lots of Show & Tell in January! Enjoy.

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