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.

2017 MARCH SHOW & TELL

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

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2017 MARCH PROGRAM

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.

 

Directions:

  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

2017 – MINUTES FROM THE MARCH MEETING

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD

MINUTES

MARCH 15, 2017

 

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Adair County Annex. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Roll Call was answered by 37 members and there were no visitors. The President announced the March birthdays.

Andrea O’Brien and Barb Bevell met with Vanessa Miller regarding the set-up of the Quilt Show. Vanessa needs a map of the facility and they will come in on Friday A.M. (June 2) to set up the standards. The cost has been estimated at $650.00, but that figure could change. Janet Gremaud of J. C. Penney Company has hundreds of skirt hangers and believes they can provide all the skirt hangers we will need for hanging the quilts since most customers do not take their hangers when purchasing clothing. Marilyn Peck related if they are short on hangers, her sister-in-law works at the Ottumwa J. C. Penney Company store and could possibly provide some hangers as well.

Andrea O’Brien asked how many of our members utilize our BLOG—10-12 members indicated they do . The licensing fee is about $100 per year and if it is used, we would want to continue it. Barb Bevell has been keeping it current; however, she has a full-time job and needs help with it if it is to be continued. It takes a LOT of time to upload pictures, get the minutes posted, etc.

Andrea asked if there is any interest in returning to the Livestock Symposium held the first weekend in December. Andrea was approached about this by Vanessa Miller, who has a connection with the Symposium. There was interest and Andrea will explore this possibility.

Andrea announced that “Quilters,” a play by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek is coming to the Maples Repertory Theater in Macon during September and October. In conjunction with the play, there will be three “presenters” who are known to the quilt world:

  1. Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company: On September 30, she will present Trunk Shows at 10 a.m. & 4:30 p.m., and you can attend the musical at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
  1. Shelley Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts: On October 7, she will present a Workshop on the “Happily Ever After” quilt, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (lunch included), a Trunk Show at 4:30 p.m. and you can attend the musical at 7:30 p.m.
  1. Carl Hentsch at 3dogdesignco.com: On October 14, he will present a workshop on foundation piecing at 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (lunch included), a Trunk Show at 4:30 p.m., and you can attend the musical at 7:30 p.m.

Costs for these various presentations can be seen on the Maples Repertory Theatre web site: maplesrep.com

There will also be a quilt show on display during the run of “Quilters, the Musical.” Information for submitting a quilt entry will be accepted until Tuesday, August 1, 2017, and must include: your name, phone number, a photo of the quilt(s), and a paragraph about the quilt: (the story behind it, techniques used, and whatever else you would like to include). These quilts will be voted on by patrons and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COURTESY:

  • Keith Peck will have a knee replacement soon, and a card was sent to Kathaleen Winkleman.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Renae Farnsworth received a card from Ronald McDonald House thanking us for the children’s pillowcases; they were given away quickly.
  • The program honoring Women Veterans at the VA Hospital, Columbia, will be Friday, March 24, at noon. Rose Marie Smith and Kathy East will plan to attend and hope Gyla Elmore can join them now that she lives in Columbia.
  • A total of 92 “Days for Girls” kits have been sent to Uganda.

QUILT ‘TIL U WILT will be March 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or when you “wilt.”

QUILT RETREAT:

This will be April 22, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Adair County Annex. Cost is $12. and includes a light breakfast and pizza for lunch. Rose Marie Smith and Kay Beach will be presenters.

QUILT SHOW:

  • The Raffle Quilt has been completed and was on display, Linda Kowalski made this quilt for the Guild. The name is either “Carpenter’s Star” or “Carpenter’s Wheel.” Ticket packets were distributed and included a picture of the 102” x `102” quilt.
  • Barb Bevell encouraged ALL members to help with the Quilt Show and sign up for the various jobs involved with set up and take down, etc. To date, six (6) vendors have signed up.
  • Erin Northcutt has designed a flier about the Quilt Show and they will be distributed at the April meeting.
  • Jana Russon will be interviewed March 23, 2:00 p.m., for the radio show, “Friends of Paul Pepper,” which will air on March 30. If anyone would like to go with Jana, please call her.

 

SHOW & TELL:

Kay Beach:

  1. Quilt started for Heather (granddaughter) when she graduated from college
  2. Master’s, and now completed for Heather’s wedding gift–pinwheel/9-patch quilted in IA
  3. Disappearing 9-patch, part of Charlie’s project for George Rea Treatment Center

Meredith Willcox:

  1. Made a quilt for Charlie’s project at George Rea

Susan Chidester:

  1. flower in thread appliqué
  2. Flying geese on black background
  3. “Zippers” in batiks
  4. Pillowcase embroidered with thread that glows in the dark
  5. Baby quilt from charm packs
  6. Textured pillow in turquoise
  7. Place mats in greens and yellows
  8. Panel of flowers on black
  9. Panel with aliens in bright colors
  10. Peace cottage with sateen on the back, blue stars, and trees

Joan Harrison:

  1. Veteran quilt with eagle panel made for her husband who is a veteran

Rose Marie Smith:

  1. “Pathways” by Dawn Heese, browns & beiges

Carol Cunningham:

  1. Baby quilt, embroidered blocks, for a great-grandson
  2. Quilt for herself made from “charm packs.”

Sarah Spearman:

  1. quilt with lavenders/turquoise top
  2. Four-patch posie quilt

Cindy Spearman:

  1. Orange/turquoise quilt
  2. Large hexies with raw-edge appliqué, from class by Liz Peters

Bonnie Schultz:

  1. John Deere fabric, yellow back with green John Deere tractors

Kim Sampson:

  1. Mystery Quilt: Bonnie Hunter “Enprovence”
  2. Truck fabric with bright blue, a Project Linus quilt

Meredith Willcox:

  1. Showed her quilt after the fire, which is extremely fragile
  2. Two table runners, blocks embroidered with turquoise & purple
  3. Veteran’s quilt in brown with yellow stars

Karen Farnsworth:

  1. Double Wedding Ring in turquoise, machine quilted
  2. Whole cloth, white brushed cotton, machine quilted

Susan Chidester was the winner of the fat quarter drawing. Mary Magruder was the winner of the quilt rack (donated by Andrea O’Brien) drawing.

PROGRAM:

The program was given by Elsie Gaber and Meredith Willcox on “Scrappy 4 Patch”. They showed how to make a quilt from 5” squares that were manipulated and cut 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

 

CLOSING:

The next QTUW will be May 18, at the Adair County Annex building.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary

2017 FEBRUARY SHOW & TELL

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

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2017 – MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY MEETING

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD

MINUTES

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Adair County Annex for their regular meeting. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. and Roll Call was answered by 37 members with, “What is my favorite season of the year?” Visitors Elaine Scudder and Leanne Falkenstine were introduced.

Jana Russon reported the first 50 books about the Kirksville Arts Center fire have been sold. There were suggestions that the Guild donate one of the books to either the Adair County Historical Society or the Adair County Library; however both those entities already have one. A third suggestion was to donate a book to either Truman Library or the Truman Art Department. On a motion by Di Zook, second by Pat Kurtzeman, and a unanimous vote, a book will be donated to Truman. Treasurer Joan Harrison circulated the Treasurer’s Report.

QUILT SHOW: Standards for the Quilt Show are a problem. A number of our wooden standards need to be repaired or replaced. Also, we do not have enough standards for the 2017 Show since we will have additional space and are expecting more quilts will be entered. Andrea has checked with the couple who purchased the standards from Collins Rental when they went out of business. These standards are steel and extremely heavy but the couple will set them up and take them down, which would be wonderful! The woman thought the cost would be $600-$700.

Due to the size of the pipe, we would need to hang the quilts using “skirt hangers” with “clippies” on each end. We can purchase 600 of those for $175.00. It was noted that as J.C. Penney receives their hanging items on the hangers, we could check to see if we would be able to purchase some of those, if they just throw them out. We can also check with Goody’s and other clothing stores plus members may have hangers they no longer use. Maria Bradshaw made a motion, second by Linda Kowalski, that we rent the standards this year, and the vote was unanimous!

Due to the cost, we might not want to do that every year. However, there is a possibility we could purchase some standards made of aluminum pipe that would not be so heavy.

Thank You letters were read from:

  • Christian Community Food Depot, thanking us for our contributions in 2016: 124# of food (valued at $115.00) and $150.00 cash. It was noted, “during the 12 months we helped provide food for 2,052 households totaling 6,192 individuals served, of which 1,776 were children. Each household received approximately 35 lbs. of food. All food donations are distributed and money donations are used to purchase needed staple commodities. All work is performed by volunteers.
  • The Dialysis Clinic also sent a note in appreciation of the many neck pillows provided to them.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COURTESY: Nothing to report—let Bonnie Schultz know of any need.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Project Linus is Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. The next “Quilt ‘Til U Wilt” will be Saturday, March 18, at the Annex Building.

QUILT SHOW: The Quilt Show is June 2-3, 2017; Friday, 3:00-7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00-4:00 p.m. at the Junior High. Bonnie and Susan Guffey are in charge of the vendors. Andrea O’Brien is drafting a letter which will be sent to possible vendors. Quilt shops, wood workers, and other vendors offering items related to sewing/quilts are wanted. Cost for a table is $25. The vendors suggested the entrance door into the quilt show might be moved to the south door instead of the north door. They thought this would make the traffic flow better.

RETREAT: Jo Conklin reported it will be Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Adair County Annex. Kay Beach and Rose Marie Smith will present the program on “curved piecing.” Kay will present a version of piecing by hand and Rose Marie will present Drunkard’s Path.” Cost of the Retreat is $12.00, which will cover a light breakfast and pizza lunch. Demos will be at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

SHOW & TELL:

Elsie Gaber:

  1. quilt for a friend, entitled, “Friends to the 3rd Degree.”

Gyla Elmore:

  1. Quilt of Valor–One in purples, greens, and fabric with seashells
  2. Quilt of Valor–“Jelly Roll” quilt in patriotic colors
  3. Bedspread–White satin back, front in gold prints, with prairie points set inside the white border instead of on the edge.

Sandy Weber

  1. “Scrappy Log Cabins” in Tula free fall, backing of Tula free fall.

Bonnie Schultz

  1. “Good Night Irene,” 2 ½” blocks, hand quilted.

Linda Kowalski

  1. “Jared Takes a Wife,” Bonnie Hunter pattern.

Shelly Pagliai

  1. “Halloween Quilt,” the Spider” blocks were quilted with “glow in the dark” thread
  2. “Mystery Quilt” with red back, front had small blocks of red, yellow, & other bright colors.

Kay Beach:

  1. “Bunnies, Baskets, & Bows,” embroidered, from kit purchased at the Paducah Quilt Show
  2. Quilt in greens and yellows
  3. Quilt–each large square block contained 16 small blocks, made for George Rea Treatment Center.

Liz Mills

  1. Project Linus–Made from strips of fabrics
  2. Project Linus–“Owl Prints” in light colors for a girl

Susan Guffey

  1. Project Linus–lavender quilt
  2. Veteran’s Quilt in “Falling Charm” pattern
  3. Veteran’s Quilt in gold plain fabrics and patriotic prints

Susan Chidester:

  1. Albia Show, quilt for her husband
  2. Veteran’s Quilt
  3. Halloween Quilt—pumpkins
  4. Halloween Quilt—pumpkins in a panel
  5. Christmas Quilt—Sidelight pattern
  6. Table Centerpiece—in bright colors
  7. Table Topper—in spring colors
  8. Table Topper—black background with large flowers on front

Pictures used in the Quilt Book from the fire were on the table at the side for owners to pick up for free!

Mary Magruder was the winner of the drawing for 1 ½” strips.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m. and following the meeting Elaine Scudder became a member.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary

2017 JANUARY SHOW & TELL

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

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