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ART EXHIBIT: “One Year After the Fire”


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!



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:


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



*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:

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!



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!


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


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.

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!

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2016 Community Service–Dialysis Clinic

Our Community Service Committee has been very busy making pillows for the Dialysis Clinic in Kirksville, Missouri.

2016 November Program — Project Linus

Connie Douvier, representing Project Linus, was the November program. She explained how Project Linus got started, what type of blankets are accepted, where and when the event is held, and the area in which they serve. For more information, check out the North Central Missouri Project Linus on Facebook.

Blankets accepted: Quilts that are quilted or tied; fleece blankets with crocheted edges; fleece blankets with tied edges; or crocheted or knitted afghgans. (See detailed instructions) project-linus-instructions

Next Event Date: February 18, 2017

Location: The Moose Lodge, Kirksville, Missouri

Territory served: From the Mississippi River, west, to Chilocothe, Missouri, and from the Iowa border, south, to Columbia, Missouri.


  1. There is a need for 800 more quilts for the National Guard.
  2. Project Linus will label the blankets. You can add a label if you like, but no personal information is allowed.
  3. Drop off completed blanket at The Quilted Square, in Kirksville, Missouri.