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

Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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

 

IMG_1346

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!

IMG_1364

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.

 

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.

Screen Shot 2018-02-09 at 2.09.02 PM

 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.

2018 Retreat image

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!

 

 

 

2016 December Christmas Party and Show & Tell

A fabulous time was had by all of those attending the Hands of Friendship Annual Christmas party. Check out the fun we had as we played “Strip Poker”using the Left/Right/Center rules. IMG_7585We used 2 1/2″ strips of fabric for “money” and screams of laughter could be heard from around the room as fabric was won and lost with the roll of the die.

Donations were taken for the Food Pantry and for Katy Fine Newman, a fellow quilter, who lost her home in a recent fire. Members filled a basket to overflowing of fabric and supplies for her. All fabric strips from the game were given to Katy, too.

A big “thank you” to the committee who put the party together and did the wonderful decorating. And thanks to Randy Smith for the beautiful music. The catered meal was awesome, too!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.