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

2017 — APRIL PROGRAM

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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