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

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2018 — JULY PROGRAM–Julie Prose

Our July Program featured Julee Prose, from Iowa. What a treat! Julie is prolific at creating appliqued masterpieces. The members were in awe of all of the quilts she showed. There were FOUR large suitcases of quilts! She was totally amazing!

Some of our members couldn’t make the meeting because of the County Fair and they asked that we post lots of pictures. Well, I hope this is enough. There are over 200 photos below. You’ll see the entire quilt and lots of close-up details. The photos are broken up into groups, to make viewing easier. Enjoy!  Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it.

 

And then there were more…

 

And more….

 

And STILL more gorgeous quilts….

 

And we can’t forget these…

 

Did you think we were done? Not quite…

 

But wait, there’s MORE!!

 

Aah, there’s still more…

 

Julee is an amazing quilter! What a great Trunk Show. We hope you have enjoyed all the photos. Did you pick a favorite?

 

 

2018 — JULY SHOW & TELL

We had a nice Show and Tell in July. Our members are so talented! Be sure to click on an image to enlarge it!

2018 — JUNE SHOW & TELL

The June Show & Tell was a lively one, with lots of beautiful quilts to share. Sit back and enjoy the show!

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2018 HOF Quilt Show

The 33rd Annual Quilt Show of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild was held at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville, Missouri, on June 1 and 2nd, 2018. Over 140 quilts were on display. Viewer’s Choice awards were given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of 12 categories.

The theme of this year’s show was “Pass the Traditions… to Future Generations”. It’s so important that we pass the quilting traditions on to future generations. Part of the Community Service work the guild did earlier in the year was to help Kirksville area Girl Scouts.  Scouts learned about quilting and how to construct a block. Those blocks were on display at the show.

Other special displays included the Community Service corner with Beads of Courage bags, the raffle quilt, our annual Bed Turning, a display to honor Kathy and Stan East, and a display to honor Kimberlynn Bartlett. The highlight of the show was the Veteran’s presentation which honored five local area Veterans with special quilts made by several guild members.

In addition to all that excitement, there were over 12 vendors in attendance, providing a variety of quilting-related goodies for all. New this year, was “Nana’s Second Thoughts”, a booth with lots of unusual items for sale. These new and gently used items were donated by members throughout the year and beautifully packaged for resale.

After awards were presented, the 2018 raffle quilt winner was drawn. Andrea O’Brien was the lucky winner!

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Please enjoy the photos, shown below.

  • Winning quilts, shown by Category.
  • Veterans presentation
  • Quilt show preparation, vendors, Girl Scouts, Beads of Courage
  • Tribute to Kathy and Stan East
  • Tribute to Kimberlynn Bartlett
  • Every quilt, listed by category, with a photo of the quilt and a photo of its description.

The 2018 Viewer’s Choice Awards went to the following quilts:

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Veterans Presentation:

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Quilt Show Preparation, Vendors, Girl Scout Sewing, Beads of Courage:

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Kathy and Stan East tribute:

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Tribute to Kimberlynn Bartlett:

2018 Exhibited Quilts:

100’s: Small Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (Up to 36″ Wide):

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200’s: Large Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (Over 36″ Wide):

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300’s: Baby/Youth Themed Quilts:

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400’s: Youth Quilter (Made by Quilter Age 17 and Under):

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500’s: Hand Quilted:

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600’s: Machine Quilted, Computer Guided:

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700’s: Machine Quilted, Free Hand, Up to 82″ Wide:

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800’s: Machine Quilted, Free Hand, Over 82″ Wide:

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900’s: Machine Quilted, Mixed Technique:

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1000’s: Hands of Friendship 2017 Guild Challenge Quilt (“Curved Piecing”):

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1100’s: Old Quilt Made New (Quilt begun over 25 years ago, finished last year):

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1200’s: Antique (Quilt age at Least 50 Years):

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2018 — MAY SHOW & TELL

2018 — APRIL SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

Lots of pretty Show & Tell this month. Enjoy!

Our program was given by Mary Hartley, from The Sewing House in Ottumwa.

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2018 — MARCH PROGRAM

We were blessed with a great program, plus several visitors who spoke, too!

First, Stan East presented a check to the guild as a result of memorials for his wife, Kathy East, a guild member who passed away earlier this year.

Next, Macy Nunan and her father Lathe spoke to the group about Beads of Courage.  Macy is a ten-year-old girl who had a benign tumor in her jaw and was treated at University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The ordeal kept her out of school for about a year.

Beads of Courage is a program for children with chronic conditions. It allows them to tell their own story.  The child receives a bead for every treatment that is done; e.g., x-ray, taking of blood, etc.  Bags are used to store the beads.  Each bag has an official tag to indicate that it is a Beads of Courage bead bag.  This program is for girls and boys up to age 18. Macy asked for our assistance to make bags.  Pattern guidelines for making a bag were handed out along with an official label.  The Hands of Friendship Guild decided to purchase 2,000 tags, and guild members will make bags in memory of Kathy East.

Meredith Willcox has been working with Macy on how to make a quilt. Macy showed the baby quilt that she made for a new cousin who is due in April, and a quilt her great-great-grandmother made.

Our third guest was Thomas Richardson, a folklorist from the Missouri Folklore Society, who was here to observe.  He wanted to visit with our members about quilting and to photograph our show and tell.  The Missouri Folklore Society promotes folk and traditional arts in Missouri.

Sue Schneider presented our program on Days for Girls. She started the Kirksville chapter of the national organization after she read an article in the Rotary magazine that explained that girls would miss school because of their menstrual periods.

Days for Girls puts together sustainable menstrual kits.  Each kit contains a ziplock bag, two shields (100% cotton), 8 liners (100% cotton flannel), two pair underpants, a washcloth, an extra ziplock bag, directions, a pictorial explanation, a cycle calendar, and a small bar of soap.  There is also an education component to the program.  Kits are expected to last three to five years.  Fabrics should be bright and colorful and pretty to camouflage stains and be very attractive to look at so there is no taboo to hang on a clothesline.  The colors should be dark, botanical, with no bugs or insects, and culturally sensitive.

The local chapter is looking for sewers.  They meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Northeast Missouri Health Council conference room on Crown Drive.  Sewers need to bring a sewing machine, tape measure, scissors, and seam ripper.  The chapter will provide the pattern, fabric, and instructions.  They now have three new sewing machines.  They also have lots of non-sewing tasks.  If a person wants to sew at home, he/she can start with a sample package, get the sewing inspected, and then can be on their own.

There will be a three-day event at Missouri Star Quilting Company in Hamilton at the end of September; this is sponsored by the international organizations Days for Girls.  250 plus 70 kits have already been made by the local chapter.  The kits mostly go to Africa, including Malawi and Uganda.  The program has a tremendous reach because the girls show their mothers, sisters, and aunts.  One million women have been reached as of January 1, 2018; kits are also used in the United States.

If you plan on attending a Saturday session, please let Sue know that you are coming (www.kirksvillemo@daysforgirls.org).