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


Our program this month was on Barn Quilts. We had two guest speakers, Dr. Joanie Bramon and Sarah Saltmarsh. Each approached their barn paintings a bit differently.

Joanie tries to find out five favorite colors of the intended recipient and then creates a design. She began painting them on 5/8” exterior plywood but after doing an 8’ one, decided that was too heavy. Now, she uses an aluminum composite board and 2 layers of Benjamin Moore acrylic paints (because her relative was a Benjamin Moore dealer). She also uses felt pieces to recreate her painted blocks.

Sarah picks out 5 colors and designs her creations. She uses 5/8” exterior plywood and Sherwin-Williams paints (because her father was a Sherwin-Williams dealer). She used two base coats. She also provided a couple of magazine articles for us to enjoy, as well.

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