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

Archive for October, 2017

2018 — HOF Challenge

The 2018 HOF Challenge has been revealed!!  Will you be participating? We hope so. Start thinking about it and get started. You have less than a year…

For a printable copy: HOF Quilt Guild Challenge 2018

Log Cabin with Your Birthstone Color as Center Color

History of Log Cabin Block: This block has been traced back to ancient Egypt. However, it became most notably popular in the late 1800’s. It is said that the center square of a log cabin quilt block represents the hearth of a log cabin and is the “heart” of the home. For this reason, many traditional log cabin quilts will feature a red center square. Each of the logs around the center are looked at as “building blocks” to that home. With such a rich background, log cabins are great quilts to give as a gift for a housewarming.

History of Birthstones: Experts believe that birthstones can be traced back to the Bible. In Exodus 28, Moses sets forth directions for making special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. In the 1930s, these gemstones were identified and one assigned for each month of the year.

 Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild 2018 Challenge

  1. Pick any pattern of the Log Cabin quilt block that you wish to use. This is a very old, traditional quilt block, and patterns can be easily found in magazine or online. A few examples are shown below.
  2. Use your birthstone color as the center block color (#1 in the photos below). You can also use your birthstone color in other places in the quilt, too, but it needs recognizable in the center of each block.
  3. Your quilt should be made with a recognizable Log Cabin pattern, using a minimum of nine blocks.
  4. Quilt can be any size, but must be a minimum of 42” x 42”.
  5. Quilt must be completely finished (including binding and label) to be entered in the challenge at the September 2018 meeting, and be shown in the HOF Quilt Show in 2019 as part of the Guild challenge.

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 Birthstone Colors

January: Garnet/Deep Red
February: Amethyst/Purple
March: Aquamarine/Light turquoise
April: Diamond/Silver
May: Emerald/Green
June: Pearl or Moonstone/White
July: Ruby/Bright Red
August: Peridot/Olive or Dark Green
September: Sapphire/Blue
October: Tourmaline or Opal/Pink or Cream
November: Topaz or Citrine/Gold
December: Tanzanite or Zircon/Turquoise & Blue combo

 

2017 — SEPTEMBER SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

The September Program was the 2016-2017 HOF Challenge Reveal, “Curved Quilts”. The rules: Your quilt had to have curved piecing in it.

Members were encouraged to enter their quilt for judging (by silent ballot) by guild members. If you didn’t finish it in time for this reveal, you are encouraged to finish it in time for the quilt show in June. All entries will be hung together at the show.

There were 12 participants. Kay Beach, Debra Freese, Elsie Gaber, Joan Harrison, Diane Jarvis, Linda Kowalski, Andrea O’Brien, Marilyn Peck, Cathy Poyner, Celia Riggle, Bonnie Schultz, and Rose Marie Smith.

The winners were as follows:

  • 1st–Debra Freese ($25 gift certificate from Wildflower Quilting)
  • 2nd–Linda Kowalski ($20 gift certificate from Grandma’s Room)
  • 3rd–Diane Jarvis ($15 gift certificate from Hobby Lobby)
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The 2016-2017 HOF CHALLENGE winners! Debra Freese, Linda Kowalski, Diane Jarvis

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And here are photos of the other participants’ beautiful quilts! It was so hard to choose a favorite. They were all gorgeous!! Thanks for everyone’s participation. We look forward to seeing them at the 2018 HOF Quilt Show.

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SEPTEMBER SHOW & TELL: We had a great Show & Tell this month. Here’s a collection of everyone’s beautiful quilts.

SHOW & TELL: 

  • Meredith Willcox:
    • Quilt in navy blue;
    • Counted cross-stitch with a Christmas theme;
    • Embroidered butterflies with lime green;
    • Stack & Whack in navy blue with dark blue back.
  • Amanda Moots:
    • Linus blanket, of patchwork, hand quilted by her.
  • Barb Roberts:
    • 3 old antique blocks that were purchased & she hand-quilted them, using antique green fabric.
  • Alice Allinson:
    • Baby Quilt for co-worker who is having a girl; in pinks with pink giraffes.
    • King-size wedding quilt in golds and cream
  • Susan Chidester:
    • Large 4-patches in oranges & light green, outlined in white with orange backing;
    • Large diamond-shaped pieces in teal & purples.
    • A challenge quilt in moss green, purples, and lavender.
  • Kathaleen Winkleman:
    • First completed quilt made from Jelly Roll in purple/aqua.  She said it was a “learning experience.”
    • A “tell”:  Finished two other quilts for granddaughters.
  • Barb Bevell:
    • Memory Pillow for husband from his work shirts (he works for Southwestern Bell). She utilized the buttons on the front of the shirt as the closure.
    • First “block of the month” fromShelley Pagliai’s newest pattern, “Sew Sweet”.
  • Mary Shoaf:
    • She took a Lenny Wiener Class and made two portrait quilts from photos for her daughters.
  • Marilyn Peck:
    • Quilt top to go in “great-grandbaby’s hope chest” even though none of her grandchildren are married at this time.
  • Maria Bradshaw:
    • Linus blanket in dark blue with lavender back.
  • Mary Magruder:
    • Veteran’s quilt top in “Spin Cycle” pattern; blue print with flag print.
  • Kathy East:
    • Veteran’s quilt top in “Spin Cycle” pattern, red print with flag print.

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2017 — AUGUST SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

There was some awesome Show & Tell at the August meeting. Hope you were able to attend. If not, here are the pictures.

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SHOW & TELL:

  •      Linda Kowalski:
    • A very large quilt with bright-colored triangles trimmed with gray fabrics.
  •      Elsie Gaber:
    • “Friends To the Second Power”: made for Ron.  Very bright colors with orange backing, quilted by Joan Harrison.
  •      Shelley Pagliai:
    • This is her pattern for the Traditional “Sew Sweet” version of the Block of the Month series from Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, done in pastels.
  •      Amanda Moots:
    • Quilt with blue and white quilted squares on navy blue, quilted by her.
  •      Barb Roberts:
    • Square blocks made from old quilts that were not in good shape.
  •      Debra Freese:
    • “Study In Applique,”  She used “needle turn appliqué,” “freezer paper appliqué” on both top and bottom.
  •    Liz Mills:
    • Charity Quilt,“ in bright colors, “quilted as you go.”
  •   Bonnie Schultz /Sherry Bratten:
    • Bonnie Schultz made a hand-quilted quilt for Sherry’s birthday in maroons, grays, and white.
  •    Mary Magruder:
    • “Fly Away.”
  •    Joan Harrison:
    • Veteran’s quilt in red, white, and blue
    • Quilt made for a doctor in Jefferson City.
  •    Kathy East:
    • Quilt with a “railroad” theme for a friend who is a resident of Clarence Nursing Home.
  •    Rose Marie Smith:
    • Pretty yellow and pink baby quilt.

A PRAISE!:  Rose Marie Smith reported her lost quilt has been found in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A woman there bought a number of unclaimed packages at the UPS Warehouse.  One contained her niece’s quilt with her name inside the quilt:  The woman contacted Rose Marie’s niece and then sent it to her!

PROGRAM:

The main theme of the program was preserving our quilt heritage through record-keeping, labels, and photographs. Shelly, Rose Marie, and Barb B. offered examples of how they keep track of important information.

For the second part of the program, members were encouraged to bring quilts they would like to have photographed. These were hung and pictures taken. There are lots of close-up shots that show the quilting and other details, too. Enjoy!

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