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

Archive for February, 2018

2018 — JANUARY SHOW & TELL

The new year started off well. Lots of Show & Tell was presented at the January meeting. Names and descriptions are listed below.

Show and Tell

  • Deb Freese
    • Baltimore quilt Heart and Home, wool, block-of-the-month; uses a bird on her labels
  • Carol Cunningham
    • Puppy dogs
    • Linus quilt in red and blue
    • Bosworth butterfly panel
  • Amanda Moots
    • Bag
    • Asked about rodent damage on an ancient quilt
    • Four-patch
    • Little House on the Prairie panel in blue and cream
    • Four one-room schools in Adair County
  • Diane Bloskovich
    • Jared Takes a Wife (Bonnie Hunter pattern)
  • Diane Jarvis
    • Pink and aqua bows for new cousin
  • Debbie Hudnall – made several quilts out of her dad’s clothing
    • For her mother
    • Diagonals
    • Carpenter’s star
    • Plaid
    • Box in Squares
    • Beige plaids
    • Rag quilt made of flannels and wools
  • Karen Farnsworth
    • Seasonal quilt block series made of Kona solids; challenging herself to one unfinished object (UFO) per month
  • Alice Allinson
    • I Spy for her grandson (UFO); not shown
    • Quilt made from participating in a class with Shelly Pagliai
    • Baby rattles; made for relatives of son-in-law
    • Another UFO; Aurifil web site
  • Marsha Yahl
    • Racing cars for Linus (UFO)
    • Snoopy with pink hearts (UFO)
  • Kathy Hatfield, visitor and now new member
    • Panel with red, white, and gray
  • Meredith Willcox
    • Linus quilt made of blocks won by her daughter at our Christmas party
  • Liz Mills
    • Bag and book cover
    • Quilt in strips made for Linus
    • Pink strips
    • Dogs done in columns
    • Blue and orange
    • Soccer columns
  • Susan Guffey
    • Patriotic rail fence for veterans; it has one perfect star
    • Lion baby quilt with dinosaur fleece backing
  • Barb Roberts
    • Doll quilt
    • Applique block
  • Bonnie Schultz
    • Knit top
    • Hearts on turquoise
    • Scraps from Marilyn Peck
    • Unfinished quilt from Carol Collier; part is hand-pieced
    • Redone version of her 2016 Highway 36 barn quilt; barns and a star
  • Joan Harrison
    • Jared Takes a Wife (UFO, Bonnie Hunter pattern)
    • Patriotic quilt for veterans (UFO)
    • Quilt of a customer; contains blocks with people’s names; owner would like to track them down

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ART EXHIBIT: “One Year After the Fire”

ART EXHIBIT:

At our Christmas party at the Kirksville Arts Association Building, we were able to view an art exhibit of some of the quilts and other items that were damaged by the fire December, 2016. Also on display, were new quilts that were recreated after the fire. Please look at the photos and remember.

 

2018 — Spring RETREAT

We are going to have a GREAT Spring retreat! We hope you will join us for Stephanie’s Trunk Show on Friday night and for her TWO Classes on Saturday!!! And Saturday features a catered breakfast AND lunch! It’s going to be a great retreat!

Here’s the information. There’s a printable version of the FLYER and the HANDOUT. Please spread the word! Space is limited, so sign up early!

Flyer:
2018RetreatFlyer

 

Printable Retreat Handout

Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild’s

Spring 2018 Quilt Retreat

 Quilters! We have an exciting Retreat planned for you!

Our 2-day event features Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous from the Quad Cities. Her Trunk Show will be on Friday night and on Saturday she will be teaching not one, but two classes!

So, here are the details that you need to know:

When:  

Friday, March 9th

  • Trunk Show at 6:30pm

Saturday, March 10th

  • Breakfast:   8:00am-9:00am (Catered meal included)
  • Class #1:     9:00am-Noon
  • Lunch:         Noon-1:00pm (Catered meal included)*
  • Class #2:     1:00pm-4:00pm

 

Cost:  Members:

  • $10 – Trunk Show Only
  • $30 – Saturday Only
  • $40 – BOTH Friday/Saturday

Cost:  Non-Members:

  • $10 – Trunk Show Only
  • $40 – Saturday Only
  • $50 – BOTH Friday/Saturday

NOTE: For EACH class, there is a $12 pattern cost.

 

Where: Both days’ events will be held at the:

  • Kirksville Arts Center, 1902 S. Baltimore, Suite 100, Kirksville, Missouri

 

CONTACT:

*Lunch will be a catered Soup/Sandwich/Dessert. You will have a choice of 2 soups and a choice of 2 sandwiches, plus a dessert.

 

Class #1–Charmed Squared  *NOTE: Pattern is an additional $12 cost.

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 This quilt can easily be completed in a weekend! All you need are two charm packs and 3&3/4 yards of coordinating yardage for the background.

The instructions include directions to make half square triangles from squares, so you can turn the charm packs into half square triangles in no times at all.

You may use 2 of the same charm packs, 2 different packs from your favorite designer, or go for the scrappy look and use any five-inch squares.

 

Class #2–Stripping in Paradise  *NOTE: Pattern is an additional $12 cost.

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This pattern can easily go together in a weekend. Finished 66” square, it requires a jelly roll and some background yardage.

It used strip piecing with minimal seams to match. You can use any jelly roll, but your background fabric needs to contrast from your jelly roll.

 

 

You can view these patterns on her website:

http://www.shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/

Of course, If you are not interested in one or both of these classes, you may simply work on your own projects and still enjoy the company of your fellow retreaters! If you chose to work on your own, the cost for the day remains the same.

We hope you will join us for this fun, 2-day event!

 

Obituary — Kathy East

It is with heavy hearts that we note of the passing of one of our dear friends and long-time guild members, Kathy East. Kathy was currently serving as the guild’s secretary. She was extremely generous with her time and talents. She and her husband, Stan, made many lap robes for Veterans. They would design each quilt with specific fabric geared toward the Veteran who was to receive it. Seems like every month she would have one or two quilts for Show & Tell.

Here are just a few pictures of Kathy through the years.

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Kathy East, 82, of La Plata, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at University Hospital, Columbia, MO as a result of injuries from an auto accident on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Kathy was born, November 7, 1935 in her grandparent’s home west of Pleasant Hill, MO She was the daughter of Melvin C. and Hilda M. Borer Sadler who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother Joe Sadler and a daughter-in-law, Gayle East. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in May 1953 and William Jewel College May 1957 with a degree in Sociology. On June 1, 1957, she married Stanley B. East, Jr. and they celebrated 60 years together on June 1, 2017. Stan survives.

Also surviving are 3 sons, Stan M. ”Rabbi” East (Lynnette) of La Plata, MO, Ronald F. “Fred” East, Independence, MO, and Kevin R. East (Tracey) of La Plata, MO; 7 grandchildren, Stephen J. “Joey” Sadler (Amy) of Raytown, MO, Adina V. East and Stephanie RM Carpenter (Jason), Lee’s Summit, MO, Jamie L. Byrd, Columbia, MO, Jason K. Robinson (Candy) of La Plata, MO, Cameron R. East (Elizabeth) of Brashear, MO, and Lauren K. East, La Plata, MO; 14 Great Grandchildren, Chris, Tim and Emily Sadler, Trinity East, Avery Cambron, Gavin and Presley Miranda, Jax and Quinley Robinson, Kiesha March, Gwendolyn and Violet Carpenter, and Brysen and Brynlee East; and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Cabe Smith and Kylynn March.

Kathy and Stan moved to La Plata in 1964 when Stan accepted the call as minister of La Plata Christian Church. In 1976, Kathy became an EMT and for many years she was “on call” with Stan. She also accepted the position of Social Services Director for the La Plata Nursing Home and later added the title of Activities Director as well. In 1985, she became secretary for Kirksville First Christian Church. In 1997, she became a secretary at KCOM now ATSU. Kathy was also the secretary at all of the churches Stan served.

Kathy remained active in the community with such things as the La Plata Fire Dept. and the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild at Kirksville. Kathy was well known for her cinnamon rolls which were used as donations for community projects. Kathy and Stan were also the Grand Marshalls for the 2017 Soybean Festival Parade, an honor that they happily accepted. Kathy was also a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Macon, MO. She and Stan spent many hours making lap robes for the “Lap Robes 4 Veterans Project” Stan designs, cuts and lays them out, while Kathy did all the sewing.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 at the La Plata Christian Church, with a memorial service immediately following. Burial to follow at the La Plata Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to La Plata Christian Ministries, Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild, Macon First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or La Plata Fire Department. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.

2017 — CHRISTMAS PARTY and SHOW & TELL

Oh, what a fun time we all had at the 2017 HOF Christmas Party! We met at the Kirksville Arts Association building on South Baltimore at 6:30 on December 20. After a few brief announcements, several Show & Tells, the party got started!

The Christmas Party committee outdid themselves again this year! We had a wonderful meal catered by Baker’s BBQ of Kirksville, Randy Smith provided the musical entertainment, participants in the Christmas Exchange loved their “snack mats”, and everyone enjoyed the wild “cellophane ball” game. In fact, trying to unwrap that giant cellophane wrapped ball of gifts became quite competitive!

SHOW & TELL:

GAME: “Unwrap the big cellophane ball and get prizes before your neighbor rolls doubles and you have to pass it on”.

CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE:

The Christmas exchange was a new idea for the guild that Deb Freese brought from her former guild. Each person who wanted to participate was to make a small, “Snack Mat” (approximately 11’x14″) and place it in a unique, but ordinary, box. No wrapping necessary. It was fun to see everyone’s creations!