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

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HOF Guild Member Happenings

July and August were busy months for some of our guild members.

The Community Service Committee made two donations on July 20. Celia Riggle and Rose Marie Smith delivered 7 quilts to Lifeline Pregnancy Center and 10 quilts to Victim Support Services. 

Pictured above, (left photo) Celia with a representative from Lifeline Pregnancy and (right photo) Celia, two representatives from Victim Support Services, and Rose Marie.

Thank you to the guild members who donated their time and talents in making a charity quilt, and thank you to Celia and Rose Marie who made the delivery possible.

On August 1, Shelly Pagliai gave a wonderful program at the Macon Historical Society. The well-attended event was thoroughly enjoyed by folks from all over. Shelly’s presentation highlighted the quilts and events from her new book, “A Simple Life“, based on her mother’s diary and life in the Macon and Bevier, Missouri areas in the 1950’s. Shelly shared lots of quilts from the book, along with the quilt that was featured in The Kansas City Star block-of-the-month program.

A group from the HOF guild traveled to Macon to hear her lecture. We are so proud of her and all that she has accomplished. Congratulations on your new book, “A Simple Life”.

Minutes from the April 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

APRIL 20, 2016

 

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In the absence of the President and Vice-President, Secretary Joan Harrison called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.

Guests were Tammy Jones, Vel Pauls, and 5-month-old Adrick Hettinger. Joan announced we would have our program first, followed by refreshments, and then the business meeting. It should be noted that quite a few members are currently in Paducah, KY, for the Quilt Show there. Roll Call was answered by 27 members.

Bonnie Schultz introduced Tammy Jones of Quilted Square. Tammy presented the program on the “Hwy 36 Quilt Trail.” Seventeen (17) quilt shops on both sides of Hwy 36 are involved this year and “barns” is the theme. Some of the shops participating are Missouri Star Quilt at Hamilton; Jamesport; Marceline; Brookfield; and Quilted Square at Kirksville. All the shops had to be of the “Mom & Pop” type. This challenge began April 1, and runs through October 1, with the grand prize this year being a Janome sewing machine worth over $1,000.

Tammy displayed the quilt top she made with the Hwy 36 Quilt Trail blocks. At each shop, your “Passport” must be signed and they cannot be given to someone else—only those who entered the shop can have the “Passport” signed. Sixty people have already signed up. It is a BIG deal—last year patterns were given out to over 600 people.

Tammy has a new service at Quilted Square, called “Creative Sewing.” For people who have no sewing machine or are visiting in town and need to make clothing repairs or a garment, they will be able to use one of the machines at Quilted Square for a cost of $8.00 per hour.

The NEMO Shop Hop begins tomorrow, April 21, and runs through April 23, involving 7 shops.

The meeting was halted while refreshments of cupcakes, fresh veggies & dip, iced tea, and baggies of “goodies” were served by the Courtesy Committee.

The meeting was resumed and the minutes were approved as sent out. There are still some who are not receiving the minutes and we hope this can be corrected soon. Joan Harrison presented the Treasurer’s report showing a charge of $128.34 paid to have the raffle quilt quilted and an available balance of $799.81.

Kathy East gave a report of her trip to the Veterans Hospital, Columbia, on March 30, when female veterans were honored for their service. Rose Marie Smith had planned to attend but was ill. Gyla Elmore joined Kathy at this service and her assistance was really appreciated! Five quilts were presented: one to the speaker of the day and four women whose names were drawn from a basket.

OLD BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE:
    • Renae Farnsworth needs pictures of quilts given to veterans so she can make a new poster for the Quilt Show.
  • COURTESY:
    • Bonnie Schultz sent cards to the Barb Bevell Family on the death of her mother-in-law, and to the Maria Bradshaw Family on the death of her mother, Elizabeth Gander.
    • Sarah Spearman reported her mother, Cindy, has been diagnosed recently with breast cancer. Cards of encouragement would be appreciated from the members.
  • HISTORIAN: No report.
  • NEWSLETTER: No report.
  • CHALLENGE PROJECT:
    • The challenge is to make a quilt with 3 sizes of one block. These quilts are due at the September meeting and your entry MUST BE QUILTED!!!
  • QUILT ‘TIL YOU WILT:
    • The next meeting will be SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9:00 a.m. to whenever YOU wilt, with a carry-in lunch.
  • QUILT SHOW:
    • Raffle Quilt:
      • Erin Northcutt circulated packets of the raffle quilt picture and tickets to all in attendance. Additional packets are available. She also announced she had picked up the new stickers for the signs.
    • Award and Ribbons:
      • Meredith Willcox reported they are working on the ribbons with themes of the 1970’s, flower child, etc.
    • QUILLT ENTRIES are due BY MAY 13..
    • Vendors:
      • Marsha Yahl reported 50+ letters were sent out and 11 vendors have paid. She has reserved 17 tables from Jerry McMain for the use of the vendors.
      • The list of vendors:
        • B & B Creations (Dean Boyd), Tracy, IA
        • Quilt’n Etc. (Jackie Rector), Keokuk, IA
        • Grandma’s Room (Mary Shoaf), Green City, MO
        • The Splintered Spool (John O’Brien), Kirksville, MO
        • WJ Stitchery (Wanda Cagle), Kirksville, MO
        • Quilted Square LLC (Tammy Jones), Kirksville, MO
        • Bri-Lee Designs (Susan Chidester), Glenwood, MO
        • Prairie Moon Quilts (Shelly Pagliai), New Cambria, MO
        • Sew Creative (Donna McAdams), Salisbury, MO
        • The Sewing House (Tim Dobson), Ottumwa, IA
        • Gigi & Poppa’s Kettle Korn (Glenna & Danny Young), Kirksville, MO
  • SHOW & TELL:
  • Mary Shoaff:
    1. Her husband recently purchased a Singer Featherweight machine for her at an auction. At another time he purchased some Singer attachments and she wondered what they are for. It was suggested she check the book that came with the machine to see if it would shed any light on what the attachments are.
  • Meredith Willcox:
    1. Displayed beautiful large bags she made in polka dot fabrics and striped fabrics.
  • Kay Beach:
    1. Bright blue quilt with flowers in the center. She cut up quilt panels, then used the “shattered images” concept and sewed the panels back together.
    2. “Hocus Pocus,” blocks embroidered with sulky thread
  • Kim Sampson
    1. Quilt for Sara Quigley, kindergarten teacher who is retiring. Colors of blue, yellow
  • Maria Bradshaw (several quilts made by her mother or others):
    1. “Lone Star;”
    2. “Crazy Quilt” tied with yarn;
    3. “Double Wedding Ring,”
    4. “Embroidered Baskets,” made by her mother and quilted by Maria.and green in quatrefoil.
  • Bonnie Schultz
    1. Quilt made from charm packs received & left over at Retreat.
  • Kathy East
    1. Quilt completed for 90-year-old veteran who was in the Seabees; and
    2. Quilt for veteran who was formerly a teacher/principal in several area schools

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the November 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

November 18, 2015

The November 18, 2015, meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO, was called to order by Di Zook, President, at 6:34 pm. Guests include Elsie Gaber’s sister-in-law, Frankie Kins.

Roll call was taken. During roll call, the members shared a yard of patriotic-themed fabric to donate to the Veteran Quilt Community Service project. When Elsie Gaber’s name was called, she took the opportunity to present a crocheted afghan with a card to Renae Farnsworth to recognize her efforts in her work toward organizing the veteran quilt community service program.

Joan Harrison gave the Treasurer’s Report.

Announcements

Open House: Di Zook announced that tomorrow night (November 19, 2015), an open house is at the Community Arts Center in Kirksville, where approximately 20 guild members’ quilts are on display throughout the months of November and December.

Free Magazines: Michelle Breault sent some magazines for the guild members to take for free.

Challenge Project: Joan Harrison brought additional copies of the challenge project for people to take, if they hadn’t gotten them last month.

Thank You Note: Kay Beach shared a thank you note from the Board of Directors from Victim Support Services for the donation of five quilts and a crocheted baby afghan.

 

Old Business

Chambray Shirts: Andrea O’Brien shared pictures of shirts that the Guild will order from the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild for the new chambray shirts. New members will have $15 of their new chambray shirts paid by the Guild. Polo shirts are also available, and guild members are able to go directly to the Stitching Post to order on their own.

Tie-Dyed Shirts: Andrea also reminded members that if they wish to have a shirt tie-dyed for the HOF Quilt show, to please turn in their shirt size and money ($10) to Joan Harrison ASAP. She will be working with her husband and students from the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity at Truman State University to tie dye shirts on December 3, 2015.

By-Law Changes: Di passed out copies of the proposed by-law changes, and asked members to look them over before they are voted on in January 2016.

UFO Challenge Forms: Elsie Gaber asked people to fill in their UFO Challenge forms if they had anything new completed. She then circulated the book throughout the meeting.

 

New Business

No new business.

 

Committee Reports

Community Service:

  • Renae Farnsworth asked that people continue to donate food toward the local food banks as part of the community service at the Christmas party.
  • Rose Marie talked about needing sock donations for the Twin Pines and Manor Care Nursing Homes. Socks with non-skid bottoms are ideal, especially for people that can’t wear shoes. She asked that people bring socks in addition to, or instead of, food donations for the Christmas Party.
  • Kay Beach announced that the Moose Lodge requested a quilt donation for their kids project. They have a big auction to raise money. Last year, Kay donated a quilt out of her personal stash. This year, Linda Kowalski volunteered to donate a quilt out of her personal stash.
  • Alice Allinson made a motion that this year, HOF make a $50 donation each to the Christian Community Food Depot and the Helping Hands Mission. Elsie Gaber seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Courtesy:

Two cards were sent to members this month:

  • Stephanie Hettinger for the birth of her baby boy.
  • Mary Magruder since she had surgery.

Historian:

Carol Snider asked how to get the pictures off the webpage so that she can put them in the records. Barb Bevell has access to these photos, so she can work with her to get what she needs.

Newsletter/Blog/Website:

No report.

Program:

Andrea O’Brien asked for the descriptions of programs that would be provided in February and March. Rose Marie said that she and Kay Beach will be presenting a program on Drunkard’s Path in February.

Challenge Project:

Extra copies of the challenge description are available.

Christmas Party:

Alice Allinson said the Christmas party will be $12/per person, and will be catered by Baker’s BBQ, located on the square in Kirksville. Guests are welcome. Alice circulated a sign up list for the Christmas party.

The committee would like to encourage people to bring the following items:

  • Canned goods and/or socks (see description under Community Service section above) for donations.
  • One yard of NICE Christmas fabric for a fun activity during the Christmas party.

Quilt Retreat:

Di Zook said they have plans in the works, and announcements would be made soon.

Quilt til you Wilt:

Rose Marie announced that Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 am at the Kirksville Annex. No ending time. Soup will be provided by guild members, so she asked that people bring side dishes.

Fun & Games:

Elsie provided another fat quarter to all members who were at the meeting. She said she would like for everybody to make a nine-patch block out of the fat quarters they have been given, using 3″ squares. The remaining fabric from the fat quarters that the guild members were given is for members to keep. These nine-patch blocks will be used in a raffle quilt for the Thousand Hills Rotary Club’s annual reverse raffle in April 2016.

 

Show and Tell

Rose Marie:

  1. “Roses are Orange” quilt with various orange blocks
  2. “Mosaics” from Edita Sytar’s Friendship Triangles book

Kay Beach:

  1. Triangles quilt from a pattern from Edita’s Sytar’s Friendship Triangles book.

Diane Jarvis:

  1. “Route 66”, a hand embroidered quilt made of neutrals and brown tones. (Shown by Kay Beach showed a quilt for her, since Diane was not able to be at the meeting.)

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. A quilt made of old hand-painted blocks, that she pieced together for a co-worker.

Marilyn Peck:

  1. A Christmas quilt

Debbie Hudnall:

  1. A flannel baby quilt made with yellows, greys, and greens

Erin Northcutt:

  1. “Baby Love” baby quilt for a friend

Meredith Willcox:

  1. A Mrs. Santa Clause, DO, apron she made for her daughter for a Christmas party
  2. Two scrappy nine-patch quilts that she made out of her stash for her daughter’s children’s playroom
  3. A Noah’s ark themed quilt — charity quilts from her stash
  4. An ABC’s quilt — charity quilts from her stash
  5. Clifford the Big Red Dog with ABC’s — charity quilts from her stash
  6. A Missouri Star Good Night Irene — charity quilts from her stash

 

Program

Liz Mills presented a program about snap purses using pieces of a metal tape measure. She said to the pattern is on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdpy5gyf6w), but she also passed around some directions. She said when you cut the tape measure, to round off the edges and put tape over the ends so they don’t cut through the fabric once they are inside the top of the bag.

 

The guild meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Andrea O’Brien (secretary for the evening)

The 2015 HOF Retreat — Bonnie Hunter

The long-anticipated Bonnie Hunter Retreat was finally here! September 17, 18, and 19, 2015 was a busy, busy time for all. Our Retreat Committee worked tirelessly to bring us one of the best retreats ever!

Bonnie led three classes:

1.Playing with Jacks” (Thursday)              playjacks 016

 

2. “Jared Takes a Wife” (Friday)                                    jaredpurple1

 

3. “Texas Tumbleweeds” (Saturday).       texastumbleweed

 

Friday night was a fantastic Trunk Show and the crowd was excited to hear Bonnie’s talk and see her quilts. At the end, members of the HOF guild had a “show and share” of her quilt patterns we had made.

There were tons of photos taken, so sit back and relax and enjoy the show.

(Click on a photo to zoom in, then use the arrows to scroll back and forth.)

 

September 2015 Program

The September 2015 program was an exciting one! It was time to reveal the 2015 Challenge Quilts. Thirteen creative members participated in the “Make a Bonnie Hunter Quilt” challenge in celebration of Bonnie Hunter coming to town for a retreat. We wanted to surprise Bonnie with our versions of her quilt patterns. The Challenge Committee chose five of Bonnie’s free patterns and participants had one year to complete the pattern of their choice.

It’s amazing to see how each design was interpreted. They turned out so differently and all were gorgeous quilts! Great job, everyone!

There was a tie for 1st Place, with Mary Magruder’s “Pineapple Blossom” and Andrea O’Brien’s “Scrappy Mountains”. There was also a tie for 3rd Place, with Di Zook’s “Boxy Stars” and Marsha Yahl’s “Scrappy Mountains”.

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September 2015 Show & Tell

The September Show and Tell was lovely. Lots of beautiful quilts to “ooh” and “aah” over. (Click on the photo to enlarge and start the slide show.)

July 2016 Show & Tell and Program: “Your First Quilt and your Latest Quilt”.

JULY SHOW & TELL

The July Show & Tell was a little light this month, as most everyone participated in the Program instead.

First up, Rose Marie Smith shared her “It’s in the DNA” quilt (a Bonnie Hunter design) — we apologize, no photo available.

Next, Meredith Willcox shared several “Fleece blankets” with crocheted edges she made for the Linus Project.

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And Mary Shoaff shared her beautiful and complex “Tumbling Blocks”. 100_0614

and now for the July program….

JULY PROGRAM:

For the July program, we were asked to bring our First (or Earliest quilt we had) and our Latest quilt. Each member who participated told a short story and we were treated to a variety of lovely quilts. It was fun to see how each person’s quilting style has changed!

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