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

Archive for the ‘Show & Tell’ Category


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


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 — MAY SHOW & TELL


What a wonderful Show & Tell we had this month! Enjoy the talent of our members. (A big thank you goes out to Kathaleen Winkleman for the photos this month!)


The 2018 HOF Quilt Show raffle quilt was revealed. A big thank you to the raffle quilt committee for this beautiful quilt!

Please enjoy the February Show & Tell.


Linda Kowalski set the Quilt Show raffle quilt together using blocks that were made by members of the HOF Guild. Karen Farnsworth completed the binding.

  • Susan Chidester
    • Reversible fleece coat
    • A patriotic quilt for grandson in the military
    • Bag
    • Flowered panel quilt
    • Panel quilt with stream; side lights
    • Table runner
    • Edie McGinnis small pastel quilt
    • Ditty bag
    • Brown mat
    • Wedding mat
    • Quilted block
  • Meredith Wilcox
    • Veteran’s quilt using a panel
  • Kathy Hatfield
    • Kit of blue and lime green
  • Diane Jarvis
    • Paducah project quilt
    • Texas Tumbleweeds
  • Alice Allinson
    • Texas Tumbleweeds
  • Barb Roberts
    • Log cabin table runner using tiny pieces
  • Amanda Moots
    • Dresden plates quilt in blues for a boy, tied
    • Red, white, and blue quilt
  • Andi O’Brien
    • Veteran’s quilt from scraps, no intended recipient
    • Log cabin in reddish browns and yellows
    • Bright blocks quilt for a new niece
    • Bright blocks quilt with a turquoise border
    • Horse rescue quilt for donation in Colorado; Mom pieced it; Andi quilted it
  • Diane Bloskovich
    • Antique Dresden plate blocks; blocks made by friend’s grandmother
    • Sister’s grandson received a tractor pillowcase. Second grandson needed pillowcase; made him a tractor quilt with minkee backing with tractor pattern in the quilting
  • Rose Marie Smith
    • Villages (“My Father’s Kingdom”)
    • Vintage farm girl with orange binding; every block is different
  • Joan Harrison
    • Veteran’s quilt





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


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!