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Kirksville Arts Association — Quilting Weekend, April 27 & 28th

Looking for something fun to do this coming Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28th? The Kirksville Arts Association is holding a Quilting Weekend, featuring our own Alice Allinson and Andrea O’Brien!

They will be teaching two classes:

  • “Crown Quilt” (by the Missouri Star Quilt Company) — Friday, April 27
  • “Winter Winds Quilt” (by Scott Flanigan) — Saturday, April 28

Check out the Weekend of Quilting Brochure 2018 for more information, including costs, dates, and times. Even though the registration deadline has passed, please contact the Arts Association ASAP. There is still room for a few more!

These are two beautiful quilts. You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Please let others know, too. Hope to see you this weekend.

Quilt ’til You Wilt…. Saturday, April 14

Quilt Til You Wilt

  • DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • TIME: Doors open at 8 a.m.
  • LOCATION: the Annex (300 N. Franklin, Kirksville)
  • LUNCH: Carry-in and share an item for lunch OR bring your own lunch.
Thank you for the opportunity to share more information about the Beads of Courage bags that the Nunan family introduced us to at the March guild meeting.

Here is the website link: http://www.beadsofcourage.org/

There are several Beads of Courage YouTube videos. You’ll want to watch these and many others:

You might want to check out all kinds of Pinterest ideas, too:

We will have it set-up so you can sew, iron, pin, or serg Beads of Courage bags, if you wish.
See you Saturday for a fun filled day!

2018 QUILT SHOW ENTRY FORM

Well, it’s that time of year again!! The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild’s 33rd Annual quilt show is almost upon us. June 1st and 2nd will be here before you know it. It’s time to get your entries submitted. DEADLINE: May 15, 2018

There are two ways to submit your entries: online or in paper form. You may follow the “Online Entry Form” link below to submit it online, or click the “Paper Entry Form” to download and print the form, then mail or give it to Andrea O’Brien:

  1. Online Entry Form
  2. Paper Entry Form

Please complete one entry form per quilt. You may enter more than one quilt in any of the categories listed on the form. Due to space limitations, quilts will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

We are expecting another great show this year. Plan to be a part of it. Submit your entry form today! If you missed the deadline, please consider entering your quilt in the 2019 Show.

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!

 

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!

 

 

 

2017 — HOF Quilt Show Entry Forms

The 32nd annual Hands of Friendship Quilt Show will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 from 3 – 7 pm, and Saturday, June 3, from 9 am – 4 pm. The quilt show will be located at the William Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Kirksville, MO. You are invited to attend, and encouraged to enter one or more quilts into our show.

To enter quilts into the show, you may enter your quilt in one of two ways:

Please complete one entry form per quilt. You may enter more than one quilt in any of the categories listed on the form. Due to space limitations, quilts will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Deadline for entries is May 12, 2017.

Thank you for your entry. If you missed the deadline, please consider entering your quilt in the 2018 Show.