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2019 — July Show & Tell and Program

There were lots of beautiful Show & Tell quilts for July. Our guild is very, very busy!!

NOTE: The names and descriptions are shown below the photos and are taken from the July minutes.

  • Deb Freese
    • Red and white quilt; pattern was the 2018 Christmas countdown blockheads from Moda; a block was posted each day during December.

  • Michaella Peck
    • Getting married in September; fiancé is from Guatemala, and they are trying to get several Guatemalan table runners to use at the reception.  She showed off a couple.

  • Carol Cunningham
    • Bought fabric from a lady from Paris at the 2018 Paducah quilt show; made a purse with it; this is her first attempt at making a purse.
    • Red and black buffalo plaid baby quilt with appliqued bears; black print on the back.

  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Quilt using Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence pattern; swallows and circles in gray are on the backing.

  • Sherry Calloway
    • Country quilt for sister-in-law whose favorite color is red; red pieces on the back.
    • Blue flower panel quilt; quilted by Andrea O’Brien; has bargello borders.

  • Elsie Gaber
    • Cut-up panel used for a baby quilt for Kelsey’s little girl; done in pinks; it’s a family secret why a ladybug and butterflies are included in the quilt.

  • Joan Harrison
    • Linus quilt made with a train panel.
    • Quilt with a train panel but done in a different setting; brother-in-law is a model train collector.

  • Marilyn Peck
    • Baby quilt done in pinks and gray.
    • Scrappy veteran’s quilt done for sister’s brother-in-law; he served in Vietnam and lost both legs; he now is retired from the post office.

  • Meredith Willcox
    • Quilt done in red fabrics.
    • Scrappy quilt with butterflies.
    • Quilt of embroidered blocks surrounded by reddish fabrics.

Program

Our program tonight was given by Kay Beach. Kay shared some of her antique sewing boxes and the stories behind them.

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2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Veterans Presentation

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild honors veterans from our community each year with a beautiful, hand-made quilt. The presentation occurred on Saturday afternoon. We had a great turn out. We are blessed to honor those who served our country. Thank you.

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    Carol Cunningham reads the story of Marvin McClanahan, Army, to the guests. Marvin was unable to attend. Quilt made by Deb Freese.

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    Ryan Decker, Air Force. Quilt made by Diane Bloskovich.

     

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    Quilt presented to the family of Irl Chandler, Army. Quilt made by Kim Sampson.

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    Brandi Eslinger, Air Force. Quilt made by Amanda Moots.

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    Jerry Glasford, Army (Vietnam). Quilt made by Amanda Moots.


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    Reed Stites, Army (Vietnam). Quilt made by Amanda Moots.

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    Quilt accepted by the family of Bryan Burns, Marines. Quilt made by Rose Marie Smith.

 

2019 HOF Quilt Show — Photos of ALL Quilts Entered

Below, you will find photos of ALL of the quilts entered in the 2019 HOF Quilt Show. They are divided by category, in numerical order. You’ll be able to see each quilt and read their stories. Please enjoy!

1100’s — Miniatures

1200’s — Small Wall Hangings

1300’s — Large Wall Hangings

1400’s — Baby & Youth

1500’s — Youth

1600’s — Hand Quilted

1700’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (up to 70″)

1800’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (71″ to 82″)

1900’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (83″+)

2000’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (up to 70″)

2100’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (71″ to 82″)

2200’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (83″+)

2300’s — 2018 Guild Challenge

2400’s — Vintage

2019 — JUNE SHOW & TELL

At our June Show & Tell there were lots of pretty quilts.

Show and Tell:

  • Joan Harrison
    • Bluish quilt done in columns with toile fabric.
  • Deb Freese
    • Patriotic table runner.
  • Barb Roberts
    • An example of old made new – she bought the top several years ago; pink background of dancing girls; 40s fabric.
  • Carol Cunningham
    • Boy scout tent made of scraps; saw it on Facebook.
  • Barb Bevell
    • Hand-pieced polyester top that was purchased with her partner in crime, Nancy Krueger.
  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Quilt by her mom and her on a trip to North Carolina; used a floral layer cake from Hoffman.
    • Quilt made for a World War II veteran who lives in her hometown; her mom gives him cookies; stars in red and black on white.
    • Quilt made from blocks her mom purchased last year at Nana’s Corner; has a pieced back.
    • Baby quilt for nephew that she and her mom did; kitty cats in pink and aqua.
    • Quilt for cousin’s friend done with puppy fabric in red, black, and gray.
  • Susan Guffey
    • Flannel quilt done in an over and under fashion.
  • Heather Ervin
    • A baby quilt she purchased at the end of an auction.
  • Amanda Moots – has lots of boys to sew for
    • Blue quilt with big blocks.
    • Quilt top composed of big blocks of red, green, and gold.
  • Diane Taylor
    • Quilt top with a medallion; took ten years to do; kit with red, blue, gold, and white with an eagle picture.
    • UFO top done in redwork handwork; reddish, white, and cream fabrics.
    • Quilt top with floral blackbirds “in the meadow;” raw-edge machine applique.
    • White top, 72” x 84”, paper-pieced pattern from Lelia Gardunia which was free on the internet.
  • Marilyn Peck
    • Quilt made of colored pieces surrounded by gold with a black background; some pieces are from her mother.
  • Susan Chidester
    • Black, red, and white quilt; fabric is all polka dotted.

2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Behind the Scenes

So much goes into putting on a quilt show. From checking in the quilts on Friday morning to checking out the quilts on Saturday afternoon, there are many things behind the scenes that need to be done. It takes a team of people to put on the show.

First, the quilts are checked in and sorted into divisions and tagged. At the same time the quilts are being checked in, the vendor spaces and the layout of the show floor are being marked. The framework that hold the quilts is then constructed and the background fabric hung. Hangers get clipped onto the quilts and the quilts are hung by category. Quilts must be adjusted, and readjusted, then the stories pinned on.

Next, the vendors begin to assemble their booths and bring in their precious wares. The Bed Turning display begins to take shape and background quilts are hung and the bed is “made”.

The demonstration area is set up and readied. Signs are put out around town and inside the building. “Nana’s Second Thoughts” is unpacked and prepared, and everything on the show floor is checked over to make sure it is ready to go.

The raffle quilt area and welcome tables are also readied. The kitchen crew is busy gathering food and preparing to feed the workers and vendors. And last-minute touches are made on the Veterans display and the pop-up quilt show on the lawn .

Below are some of the pictures that were taken as the show was set up and shortly after everything was taken down. You’ll also see some of the vendors’ booths and the Bed Turning. The pop-up quilt show is in another post.

2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Pop-Up Quilt Show

What’s a “Pop-Up Quilt Show”, you ask? Well, it’s a quilt show that is totally unexpected.

We gathered up quite a few double-knit quilts from members and friends and lined the walkway with colorful fun! So unexpected!! Guests and members loved the display. It was a cheerful, happy way to bring guests into the building. And when the weather looked like rain, we brought them inside and covered the tables with them.

It was a fun way to start the show!