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

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The new year started off well. Lots of Show & Tell was presented at the January meeting. Names and descriptions are listed below.

Show and Tell

  • Deb Freese
    • Baltimore quilt Heart and Home, wool, block-of-the-month; uses a bird on her labels
  • Carol Cunningham
    • Puppy dogs
    • Linus quilt in red and blue
    • Bosworth butterfly panel
  • Amanda Moots
    • Bag
    • Asked about rodent damage on an ancient quilt
    • Four-patch
    • Little House on the Prairie panel in blue and cream
    • Four one-room schools in Adair County
  • Diane Bloskovich
    • Jared Takes a Wife (Bonnie Hunter pattern)
  • Diane Jarvis
    • Pink and aqua bows for new cousin
  • Debbie Hudnall – made several quilts out of her dad’s clothing
    • For her mother
    • Diagonals
    • Carpenter’s star
    • Plaid
    • Box in Squares
    • Beige plaids
    • Rag quilt made of flannels and wools
  • Karen Farnsworth
    • Seasonal quilt block series made of Kona solids; challenging herself to one unfinished object (UFO) per month
  • Alice Allinson
    • I Spy for her grandson (UFO); not shown
    • Quilt made from participating in a class with Shelly Pagliai
    • Baby rattles; made for relatives of son-in-law
    • Another UFO; Aurifil web site
  • Marsha Yahl
    • Racing cars for Linus (UFO)
    • Snoopy with pink hearts (UFO)
  • Kathy Hatfield, visitor and now new member
    • Panel with red, white, and gray
  • Meredith Willcox
    • Linus quilt made of blocks won by her daughter at our Christmas party
  • Liz Mills
    • Bag and book cover
    • Quilt in strips made for Linus
    • Pink strips
    • Dogs done in columns
    • Blue and orange
    • Soccer columns
  • Susan Guffey
    • Patriotic rail fence for veterans; it has one perfect star
    • Lion baby quilt with dinosaur fleece backing
  • Barb Roberts
    • Doll quilt
    • Applique block
  • Bonnie Schultz
    • Knit top
    • Hearts on turquoise
    • Scraps from Marilyn Peck
    • Unfinished quilt from Carol Collier; part is hand-pieced
    • Redone version of her 2016 Highway 36 barn quilt; barns and a star
  • Joan Harrison
    • Jared Takes a Wife (UFO, Bonnie Hunter pattern)
    • Patriotic quilt for veterans (UFO)
    • Quilt of a customer; contains blocks with people’s names; owner would like to track them down

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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!




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There was some awesome Show & Tell at the August meeting. Hope you were able to attend. If not, here are the pictures.

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  •      Linda Kowalski:
    • A very large quilt with bright-colored triangles trimmed with gray fabrics.
  •      Elsie Gaber:
    • “Friends To the Second Power”: made for Ron.  Very bright colors with orange backing, quilted by Joan Harrison.
  •      Shelley Pagliai:
    • This is her pattern for the Traditional “Sew Sweet” version of the Block of the Month series from Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, done in pastels.
  •      Amanda Moots:
    • Quilt with blue and white quilted squares on navy blue, quilted by her.
  •      Barb Roberts:
    • Square blocks made from old quilts that were not in good shape.
  •      Debra Freese:
    • “Study In Applique,”  She used “needle turn appliqué,” “freezer paper appliqué” on both top and bottom.
  •    Liz Mills:
    • Charity Quilt,“ in bright colors, “quilted as you go.”
  •   Bonnie Schultz /Sherry Bratten:
    • Bonnie Schultz made a hand-quilted quilt for Sherry’s birthday in maroons, grays, and white.
  •    Mary Magruder:
    • “Fly Away.”
  •    Joan Harrison:
    • Veteran’s quilt in red, white, and blue
    • Quilt made for a doctor in Jefferson City.
  •    Kathy East:
    • Quilt with a “railroad” theme for a friend who is a resident of Clarence Nursing Home.
  •    Rose Marie Smith:
    • Pretty yellow and pink baby quilt.

A PRAISE!:  Rose Marie Smith reported her lost quilt has been found in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A woman there bought a number of unclaimed packages at the UPS Warehouse.  One contained her niece’s quilt with her name inside the quilt:  The woman contacted Rose Marie’s niece and then sent it to her!


The main theme of the program was preserving our quilt heritage through record-keeping, labels, and photographs. Shelly, Rose Marie, and Barb B. offered examples of how they keep track of important information.

For the second part of the program, members were encouraged to bring quilts they would like to have photographed. These were hung and pictures taken. There are lots of close-up shots that show the quilting and other details, too. Enjoy!

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