SHOW & TELL:
- Beverly Compton
- displayed her wall hanging from last year’s retreat.
- Marilyn Peck:
- Quilt designed by Jenny Doane of Missouri Star Quilting, featuring “cats.”
- Meredith Willcox:
- Quilt with a green background, featuring cats designed by Jenny Doane.
- Elaine Scudder:
- two wall hangings with flowers, her first finished quilted items.
- Kim Sampson:
- quilt for 8-year-old granddaughter for her bedroom in their new house. “Pretty In Pink” with pinks and black and white polka dot print will look great in her room.
- quilt for 11-year-old grandson, “Falling Charms” pattern with very bright light green to match his walls in their new house.
- Debra Freese:
- beautiful quilt made from Riley Blake fabrics picked out by her daughter. She quilted it herself.
- Andrea O’Brien:
- quilt for medical student who just graduated from ATSU and asked if she could use some of his ATSU items had in one of her quilts. She used them in a quilt for him and will deliver it to him soon in Norfolk, VA, where he is entering the Navy. She also used prints with anchors and patriotic prints in the quilt.
- baby quilt with deer made for a staff member who is having a baby boy soon.
- Kathy East:
- Veteran’s quilt for a WWII veteran who lives in St. Louis. They hope to get it to him soon.
- A “tell” about a dress requested by granddaughter-in-law, Liz, for 1-year-old great-granddaughter, Brynlee. It will be made from a picture using black & white “cow print, and red bandana print fabrics chosen by Liz from Kathy’s stash. Kathy is doing a “trial run” with some never-used fabric purchased for her at a thrift store by a son in the Kansas City area. He thought there was probably 10 yards, 60” wide white fabric on a roll but when she got the fabric home, there was 37 ½ yards on the roll & it ended up costing her 17 cents a yard! She cut the fabric into 1 yard and 5 yard sections so she could wash it and is finding more and more uses for that fabric all the time.
- Elsie Gaber & Meredith Willcox
- displayed a quilt with embroidered floral blocks, which will be raffled off at the 2018 Rotary auction. The proceeds will go to their humanitarian projects.
- This quilt has had quite a history!
1. Kathy East saw the blocks at a La Plata yard sale but decided she did not want to do all the embroidery that was not finished; so she didn’t buy them.
2. Some time later, Kathy went to the La Plata Christian Ministries and the blocks had been donated to them. The workers saved them for Kathy because they knew she made quilts.
3. Kathy still did not want to do the embroidery but took them to a Quilt Guild meeting & placed them on the UFO table.
4. Di Zook bought them to give to Meredith.
5. Meredith finished the embroidery and even had the embroidery thread that matched what had already been done!
6. Meredith and Elsie set the blocks together with fabrics from Meredith’s stash and fabric sent to Meredith from North Carolina by Vel Pauls.
7. It is now completed but Meredith who didn’t want another king-size quilt, and offered it to Elsie for the 2018 Rotary auction.
8. Elsie gratefully accepted Meredith’s generous offer!
Kay Beach, founding member, gave us the History of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild. It was good to hear how it was started back in 1985 from an ad in the paper. Ann Truitt and a few ladies who were interested in quilting, got together to share ideas and show their completed quilts to each other.
Three months after the first meeting, they put on the first quilt show in the Court House. They hung some quilts and placed some of the quilts over chairs and on tables. They charged 50 cent admission. Not only have they held a quilt show each year (Court House, YMCA, Rehoboth Church, William Matthew Middle School), they have also had a raffle quilt, too.
Meetings were held in each other’s homes until they got too large, then the meeting was moved to the YMCA, later to the First United Methodist Church, and now the Adair County Annex. Kay related several amusing things that happened through the years and her program was enjoyed by all!