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.

2017 — SEPTEMBER MINUTES

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD

MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Adair County Annex.  President Brenda Moore called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.  Roll call was answered by 39 members. Guests Judy Gooch, Kneka Smith, Michaella Peck, Jessica Jones, and Meghan Jones were introduced. Several of our guests became members tonight.

The President announced the September birthdays and Treasurer Joan Harrison gave the Treasurer’s Report, with little activity this month.  Minutes of the August meeting were approved as sent out.

Kneka Smith, spoke on behalf of the Girl Scouts and told about an upcoming project/competition. The Girl Scouts are required to use three (3) fabrics that are provided by the Girl Scouts. They can use other fabrics in the block, but they MUST use a part of the three fabrics provided.  They will meet ½ day on October 21,when they will design and cut their pieces, and another half day on November 11, when they will sew their blocks together.  Both these sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Extra machines will be needed and several Guild members volunteered to bring one and assist however they can.  This project will be held at the Kirksville Art Center’s current location on Baltimore Street in the old US Cellular building.  To date, 13 young ladies have signed up to attend.

Andrea O’Brien presented a proposal made by the Kirksville Arts Council for the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild to meet in their temporary location in the old U.S. Cellular Building on the corner of Baltimore and La Harpe Streets, across the street south of Faith Lutheran Church.  When the Arts Council rebuilds in the future, we can also meet in their new building.  There will be no rental fee and there is more room in this location than at the Adair County Annex Building.   Amanda Moots made a motion to accept this offer of the Kirksville Arts Council, seconded by Sarah Spearman, and the motion carried unanimously.  It was agreed to keep the Adair County Annex as a backup.  Quilt ‘Til U Wilt will be at the Adair County Annex for the rest of 2017, and our regular meetings will be at the Kirksville Arts Council building beginning next month on October 18, 2017.  Andrea will contact the Kirksville Art Center with this information.

OLD BUSINESS:

Rose Marie Smith needs updates of addresses, phone numbers, TONIGHT for the 2017-2018 program book.  Also, ALL committees must be filled tonight so the new book can be printed!

Quilt Show Committee sign-ups are also needed tonight!  Linda Kowalski volunteered to make the raffle quilt for the 2018 Quilt Show and Carol Cunningham volunteered to bind it.  A BIG thank you to both ladies!

Courtesy:  John Harrison has had 3 blood transfusions recently.  Marsha Yahl had a problem with her foot but is doing better.  She is currently wearing a “boot.”

 

PROGRAM:  

2016-2017 HOF CHALLENGE REVEAL   (link to photos)

Twelve quilts were displayed in the Reveal.  All quilts were to have curves in their design with Kay Beach and Diane Jarvis in charge of the Reveal.  Following the secret ballot vote, the following winners were announced:

  1. Debra Freese:  $25 gift certificate from Wildflower Quilting
  2. Linda Kowalski:  $20 gift certificate from Grandma’s Room (Mary Shoaf)
  3. Diane Jarvis  $15 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby

Other participants were:  Kay Beach, Elsie Gaber, Joan Harrison, Andrea O’Brien, Marilyn Peck, Cathy Poyner, Celia Riggle, Bonnie Schultz, and Rose Marie Smith.

OTHER BUSINESS:

2016-2017 UFO REVEAL:

Barb Bevell announced that 200 UFO’s were completed this year and there was a drawing for the following  prizes:

  1. Cathy Poyner:  $25 gift certificate (MO Star Quilts) “Completed all twelve projects”
  2. Kathy East:  $15 gift certificate (MO Star Quilts) “One chance/each UFO completed”
  3. Karen Farnsworth:  $10 gift certificate (MO Star Quilts) “One chance for filling out a UFO form whether they completed any UFO’s or not”

The 2017-2018 HOF UFO Challenge has officially started. The goal is to encourage members to write down their UFOs and try to finish them throughout this next year. Prizes will be drawn for three categories:

  • Drawing #1: Those who have completed all twelve projects
  • Drawing #2: One chance/each UFO completed
  • Drawing #3: One chance for just participating

The “block” was handed out. Members will have 1 month to fill them in and the drawing will be AUGUST, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS to Shelly and Rose Marie!! It was announced that Shelly Pagliai received “Honorable Mention” at the Paducah Quilt Show and Rose Marie Smith has a quilt in the Iowa Quilt Show.

The program in October will be presented by Gloria Horne.  She is the State Director for the ”Quilts of Valor” program.

SHOW & TELL:  (link to photos)

  • 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.

President Brenda Moore reminded everyone that the October 18 meeting will be at the Kirksville Art Center building and it will be open by 6:00 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:46 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary.

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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2017 — AUGUST MINUTES

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD

AUGUST 2017 — MINUTES

AUGUST 16, 2017

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Adair County Annex.  President Brenda Moore called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.  Jamie Keller was introduced as a gust.  Roll call was answered by 33 members with “My favorite quilting/Sewing tool or gadget.”   Seam ripper and cutting mats were among the favorites.

The President announced the August birthdays and Treasurer Joan Harrison gave the Treasurer’s Report.  The Corporate Registration required each years and the cost of the Internet Blog have both been paid.

Barb Bevell circulated the UFO Challenge quilt book for updates.  September will be the end of the year for this feature and there will be a drawing for the prize—for each project completed, members will have their name put in the “pot” for the drawing.

In September, the sheet for the 2018 Quilt Show Committees will be circulated.  President Brenda again asked for a volunteer to store the two (2) large totes containing the historical scrapbooks.  Diane Bloskovich volunteered to do this—BLESS HER!  The group was asked if notifications were preferred via Facebook or email.  It was noted that the Hands of Friendship Blog is a “closed group” and it was felt email was a better way of communication.  There was a question as to possibly storing things digitally.  Currently, pictures are stored on a Google drive and everything could be stored that way.  This was deemed the “way to go” and Kathy East will continue to collect articles, etc. from the area papers.

A number of people liked the idea of bringing items they no longer wanted or used to meetings.  For a donation, they were then able to get items that appealed to them.  However, the problem has been that any items not taken at the meeting were left on the table instead of being taken home by the person who brought the items.  Diane Bloskovich volunteered to take home whatever is left this evening and these items will be saved until the 2018 Quilt Show when they will have a table with prices on those items that can be purchased by our members or anyone attending the show.  This was observed at a recent quilt show and seemed to be quite a success.

It was noted that “Grandma’s Attic” has a table to give away.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  The Community Service bin and batting are in Celia Riggle’s basement.  Mats for the homeless are being made by churches in Macon.  You can help:  Please bring plastic bags (Wal-Mart, Prenger, Hy-Vee, Penney;s, Dollar General, etc.) for this purpose.

Completed “Challenge Quilts” (curved piecing) are to be brought in a brown paper bag (or bag that cannot be seen through) to the September meeting when they will be displayed and voted on by the attendees.   REMEMBER!  these quilts must be complete with quilting!  They will be displayed at the 2018 Quilt Show in the “Challenge Quilt” category.  NOTE:  If you have not finished your challenge quilt, you can complete it and still enter your quilt in the 2018 Quilt Show in that category.

QUILT ‘TIL YOU WILT:  Reminders were distributed of the planned dates:  September 9, 2017; October 7, 2017; March 10, 2018, and April 14, 2018.  The Annex will be open at 8:00 a.m. on those dates.

QUILT SHOW:  Diane Bloskovich and Carol Cunningham are beginning their plans.

PROGRAM:  The program was presented by Rose Marie Smith, Shelley Pagliai, and Barb Bevell on how they keep track of the quilts they have made, cost of materials (including store receipt), dates of start and finish, pictures of the front, back, and label, fabric swatches, pattern name, Notes-“don’t make it again,” etc.  Notebooks and composition books were used for this information.

For part of the program, members were encouraged to bring quilts they would like to have photographed. These were hung and pictures taken. Lots of closeup shots were taken to show off the quilting and the details.

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:
    • Traditional “Block of the Month” quilt 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.”
  • 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, and
    • 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.

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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. QUILT SHOW:

  • McLorn House, 225 N. Owenby St., La Plata,  (across the street from La Plata Baptist Church.)
  • Show is Sunday ONLY, Sept. 3, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.:
  • REGISTRATION is SATURDAY, Sept. 2,  8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,
    • Bring quilts & fill out short description.  Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 “People’s Choice” winners.

2. Missouri Star Quilting 9TH Birthday Bash, Sept. 21-Sept. 23, Hamilton, MO

3. Maples Repertory Theater, 102 N. Rubey St., Macon(Call their Box Office – 660-385-2924– for registration:

  • Play: “THE QUILTERS,” will be at Maples Repertory Theater, – Sept. 29–Oct. 15, 2017.
  • Sept. 30 — TRUNK SHOW: Jenny Doan — REGISTRATION & FEE REQUIRED!
  • Oct. 7 — TRUNK SHOW & WORKSHOP: Shelly Pagliai — REGISTRATION & FEE REQUIRED!
  • Oct. 14 — TRUNK SHOW & WORKSHOP: Carl Hentsch — REGISTRATION & FEE REQUIRED!
  • There is a Quilt Show in connection with “The Quilters,”—Registration ended August 1.

4. Missouri State Quilters Guild Fall Retreat: OCT. 8, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary