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

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2019 — DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY

Our 2019 Christmas Party was a held at the First United Methodist Church on December 18. Lots of members were able to attend and everyone enjoyed the wonderful food, exchanges, and games.

This year’s Christmas Exchange was to make a stocking. There were some beautiful stockings to be had!

Show and Tell, December 18, 2019

  • Macy Nunan
    • Quilt for her aunt; “the hardest quilt she ever made.”
    • Quilt of a deer panel and pinwheels made by brother Max.
    • Coasters for Meredith Willcox.
  • Barb Roberts
    • Quilt of dogs in frames; Scottie dogs on backing fabric.
  • Joan Harrison
    • Quilt of colorful blocks composed of fish scraps from her daughter; fish on the back.
  • Mary Magruder
    • Linus quilt; kid fabric on the back.
  • Elsie Gaber
    • Project #5:  embroidered purple irises in a Sudoku pattern; cross-stitched by Meredith Willcox; quilted by Joan Harrison; lavender batik fabric on the back.
    • Blocks of Love quilt done in bright colors; purchased at Paducah in 2013.
  • Barb Bevell
    • Project #5: quilt of itty bitty orange and white triangles from Pat Kurtzeman with an added touch of blue.

UFO Challenge:  For the next month project #12 is the challenge.

December 2018 — Christmas Party

The December Christmas party was a big hit! A big thanks to our Christmas Party committee for a successful event.

“We had a great Christmas Dinner/Party in December thanks to the hard work and planning of the Christmas Committee (Kim, Maria, Deb, Alice, Andrea, and April).  Congratulations on a job well done!  The decorations were gorgeous, the food was delicious, the entertainment and games were great and the fellowship was the unsurpassed!” — Brenda Moore, President

Here are some pictures from the event. Enjoy!

2018 CHRISTMAS PARTY — Preparation

 

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The date is set. Plans are being made. The Christmas Party will be here soon!!

The Christmas Committee has some fun things planned for us. Be sure to read the information below about the items you are asked to bring for the GAME, the EXCHANGE, and the COMMUNITY SERVICE donation (all are optional).

The signup sheet will be passed around at the November meeting, so if you aren’t at the meeting, be sure to let someone on the committee know that you want to come. (Cost will be determined by the next meeting, too.)

Christmas Committee members:

  • *Kim Sampson
  • *Maria Bradshaw
  • Deb Freese
  • Alice Allinson
  • Andi O’Brien
  • April Bartlett

Be sure to come and enjoy the food, the fun, the fellowship, and the friendship!

  • DATE: December 19, 2018
  • TIME: 6:30 pm
  • PLACE: Our regular meeting location. (The Arts Center, 1902 S. Baltimore, Ste. 100)
  • BRING: (All are Optional)
    • The GAME (Optional): 25 – 5″ squares of ANY fabric
    • The GIFT EXCHANGE (Optional): “Pin Cushion Exchange”
      • Rules:
        • Make a pin cushion to exchange (anything goes)
        • Package the pin cushion using something from your recycle bin (box, can, container–the more unusual the better.)
        • Possible stuffing for the pin cushion: polyester fiberfill, wool batting, crushed walnut shells (lizard litter), decorative filler sand (floral department at Hobby Lobby), or any combination.
    • The COMMUNITY SERVICE Donation (Optional): Bring a pillow case to donate.

See you at the Christmas Party. You won’t want to miss it!

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A “Day of Love” 09/22/18

Saturday’s “Day of Love” (Community Service/Quilt ’til You Wilt) was a big success. Many projects were completed and other projects made great progress. There was a Veteran’s Presentation on Saturday, too.

A big thanks to Elsie for organizing the service day, to the Anonymous Donor(s) who gave the fabric, and to all who helped at Friday night’s set-up and/or Saturday’s event.

Here are some of the photos:

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!

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.