Barb Roberts presented a wonderful and informative program on redwork. She shared pieces she has collected over the years. Barb also taught us how to distinguish handwork vs. machine work.
Be sure to study her collection and see if you can spot those little details, like the two indians in a canoe and their teepee. Or the cow and chickens. And we must not forget the beautiful peacock!
Kay Beach and several other members shared pieces from their collections. There were even a couple of bluework pieces shown.
The January meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild was held January, 15, 2020 at the Arts Center in Kirksville
Show & Tell:
- Wedding ring quilt done by a customer with lots of old fabrics; first time she did curved bias binding.
- Project #8: Pink and gray quilt for Linus; quilted by Amanda Moots.
- Project #12: Linus quilt done in bright tropical colors.
- Diaper bag made of ripstop nylon for 39-year-old stepdaughter expecting first baby.
- Baby quilt made with Lori Holt fabric; free pattern “Ground Cover” by Me & My Sister adapted by Missouri Star Quilt Company and also by Deb; cross-hatched quilting achieved by quilting upside down using the grid on the backing fabric.
- Table runner from a kit with fabric featuring hedgehogs and kangaroos.
- Project #12: quilt of leftover blocks of pink and yellow with gray and pink backing and sashing.
- “Ribbons and Lace,” old fabrics from Mom and herself; dotted swiss on the back; Barbizon embroidery trim; is a baby quilt from Grandma or Great grandma.
- Red Valentine’s table runner.
- Christmas placemats.
- Mitten ornaments.
- Tote bag composed of 2016 row by row leftovers.
- Table runner–birdhouses/birds from row by row leftovers.
- Wall hanging using leftovers from row by row.
- Patriotic birdhouses wall hanging.
- Mantle cover for quilt shop composed of leftover blocks; UFO.
- Table covering from a cutter quilt.
- “New Things,” snowflake table runner.
Anne Moody – speaker for the evening
- 12-year-old daughter took a photo at the Atlanta aquarium; daughter dyed fabric in the fall of her senior college year and made this quilt.
Rose Marie Smith
- Project #12: “Checkered Path,” Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
- Quilt of purples, pinks, and greens; Tula Pink fabrics; Stephanie Soebbing design; quilted by Effie Sickal.
- “Bits and pieces,” saw this online – scraps in strips; black and white sashing; quilted by Andrea O’Brien.
Anne Moody, a professor at Truman State University, told us about plans for the Kirksville Labyrinth Center to be located near Spur Pond in Kirksville. It will be a community place to de-stress. Check out Kirksville Labyrinth Center on Facebook. A handout was available.
The October program on Binding Techniques, given by Deb Freese, was full of ideas! Deb shared lots of examples and had carefully noted the type of technique she used on each quilt. She shared articles and instructions, too.
Thank you, Deb, for a great program!
(Thank you to Alice Allinson for providing the pictures this month.)
Show and Tell:
- Andrea O’Brien
- Turned her Neon Dreams project from teaching a class into a twin-size quilt and a small quilt;
- purple backing; quilted with white thread.
- Kathaleen Winkleman
- Vintage orange pansy quilt; bought the flower blocks at Nana’s Second Chance; used orange floral green print sashing.
- Susan Chidester
- Block-of-the-month quilt with Civil War fabrics.
- Sherry Calloway
- Fall quilt of golds and browns for niece; picture fabric on the back.
- Sunsets and mountains quilt for sister; wine cork fabric on the back.
- Elsie Gaber
- Purchased a Quilt of Valor pattern book at Paducah; quilt of patriotic scraps.
- “Tied in a knot with my bo” – quilt using forty of Ron’s ties.
- Krista Baker
- Quilt of swap shop squares and embroidered blocks.
- Baby quilt of diamonds with red sashing; quilted by Karen Farnsworth.
- Deb Freese
- Completed UFO table runner of Christmas fabrics (her #3); only needed to add the binding to finish it.
- Liz Mills
- Quilt for grandson #6 (her #3); used a free pattern from Pat Sloan “Oh my stars.”
- Scarlett Ragas
- UFO quilt from 2007 (#6 of her challenges).
- Teddy Caves
- Halloween table runner (her #3).
- Mary Magruder
- Linus quilt made of blocks and green print sashing (her #3).
The 2018-2019 Challenge this year was “Applique”. Kathaleen Winkleman and Andrea O’Brien gathered the Challenge entries as members entered the building for the meeting. There were 21 entries. Entries were paraded around the room; members cast their votes for their favorite quilt.
The winners of the 2018 – 2019 challenge (Applique):
- 1st place: Debbie Hudnall; her prize was a layer cake.
- 2nd place: Bonnie Niebruegge; her prize was two charm packs.
- 3rd place: Barb Roberts; her prize was marking pens and an ironing sheet.
There will be a category in next year’s quilt show where challenge pieces can be submitted.
Rose Marie Smith gave a wonderful presentation on the history of Kaffe Fassett (his name rhymes with ‘safe asset’). She shared all of the quilts she made while following his career.
Kaffe is an American-born artist who is best known for his colorful designs in the decorative arts—needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting, and ceramics. Kaffe is the author of more than 40 books, starting in 1997. Rose Marie shared a large number of her collection of his books for us to look through.
Thank you, Rose Marie, for sharing your love of Kaffe and inspiring us with your many colorful quilts.
This month’s program was given by Rose Marie Smith and Kay Beach on the quilts of Gee’s Bend. Both ladies made their own version of a Gee’s Bend quilt, shared their thoughts on the process of making each one, and read excerpts from a book about the original quilt makers.
Thank you, Rose Marie and Kay for a great program!