HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
JULY 19, 2017
The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Adair County Annex. President Brenda Moore called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Roll call was answered with “My favorite vacation spot” by 22 members, with attendance being influenced by the NEMO Fair currently in progress. Guests were introduced: Jackie Lukasik, Missoula, MT, a cousin of Meredith, & Vicki Lloyd, Kirksville; Barb Roberts, and Debra Freese. Debra has recently moved to Kirksville. Both Barb and Debra paid their dues and became members tonight.
The June minutes were approved as mailed out. Treasurer Joan Harrison circulated the June Treasurer’s Report, which was discussed and approved. The “Estimated Income and Expenses” for 2017-2018 was circulated and approved unanimously on a motion by Alice Allinson, and second by Amanda Moots. The UFO book was circulated for updates and Joan announced that dues of $15.00 for 2017-2018 are now due and payable, with several paying their dues tonight.
Alice Allinson announced she had purchased and mailed gift certificates to the fellows who assisted with the set-up and take-down of the Quilt Show. They were such a HUGE help! The Quilt Show winners are attached to these minutes and you can watch for them in the Kirksville Daily Express and the La Plata Home Press.
The “curved piecing” challenge quilts need to be brought to the September meeting and must be completed, including quilting, at that time to be judged at the meeting. If your “curved piecing” quilt challenge is not completed by September, it can still be completed and entered in that category in the 2018 Quilt Show.
President Brenda Moore thanked outgoing officers, Andrea O’Brien and Elsie Gaber for their service. Vice-President Rose Marie Smith circulated the current information we have for the program books and asked everyone to check their information and make any changes necessary. That information will be printed in the 2017-2018 Handbook.
President Brenda issued a plea for anyone who has space in their home to store the two large totes with scrapbooks of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild to come forward. This history needs to be preserved but Brenda feels it should not be in our storage unit because it is not climate controlled, and we know many do not have space in their homes or apartments for them.
Several reported they attended the Rooster Creek Quilt Show at Holt’s Summit. There were 150 quilts on display and also several demonstrations were presented. Susan Howai attended their “paper piecing” demonstration.
A sign-up sheet was circulated for the various committees.
Bonnie Schultz sent a report and it was read by Kathy East.
- Betty Shahan—Thinking of You card
- Susan Bell—Sympathy card, loss of her mother, Sue Nagel
- Marilyn Peck—Get Well card, fall
- Jim Nevin—Get Well card, pacemaker replaced
- John Harrison—Get Well card, carotid surgery & stint
- April Bartlett—Sympathy card, loss of her daughter. A memorial check was sent.
- A Thank You card was read for our donation to Hospice of Northeast Missouri in memory of Floyd Riggle.
SHOW & TELL:
- Beverly Compton
- displayed her wall hanging from last year’s retreat.
- Marilyn Peck:
- Quilt designed by Jenny Doane of Missouri Star Quilting, featuring “cats.”
- Meredith Willcox:
- Quilt with a green background, featuring cats designed by Jenny Doane.
- Elaine Scudder:
- two wall hangings with flowers, her first finished quilted items.
- Kim Sampson:
- quilt for 8-year-old granddaughter for her bedroom in their new house. “Pretty In Pink” with pinks and black and white polka dot print will look great in her room.
- quilt for 11-year-old grandson, “Falling Charms” pattern with very bright light green to match his walls in their new house.
- Debra Freese:
- beautiful quilt made from Riley Blake fabrics picked out by her daughter. She quilted it herself.
- Andrea O’Brien:
- quilt for medical student who just graduated from ATSU and asked if she could use some of his ATSU items had in one of her quilts. She used them in a quilt for him and will deliver it to him soon in Norfolk, VA, where he is entering the Navy. She also used prints with anchors and patriotic prints in the quilt.
- baby quilt with deer made for a staff member who is having a baby boy soon.
- Kathy East:
- Veteran’s quilt for a WWII veteran who lives in St. Louis. They hope to get it to him soon.
- A “tell” about a dress requested by granddaughter-in-law, Liz, for 1-year-old great-granddaughter, Brynlee. It will be made from a picture using black & white “cow print, and red bandana print fabrics chosen by Liz from Kathy’s stash. Kathy is doing a “trial run” with some never-used fabric purchased for her at a thrift store by a son in the Kansas City area. He thought there was probably 10 yards, 60” wide white fabric on a roll but when she got the fabric home, there was 37 ½ yards on the roll & it ended up costing her 17 cents a yard! She cut the fabric into 1 yard and 5 yard sections so she could wash it and is finding more and more uses for that fabric all the time.
- Elsie Gaber & Meredith Willcox
- displayed a quilt with embroidered floral blocks, which will be raffled off at the 2018 Rotary auction. The proceeds will go to their humanitarian projects.
- This quilt has had quite a history!
1. Kathy East saw the blocks at a La Plata yard sale but decided she did not want to do all the embroidery that was not finished; so she didn’t buy them.
2. Some time later, Kathy went to the La Plata Christian Ministries and the blocks had been donated to them. The workers saved them for Kathy because they knew she made quilts.
3. Kathy still did not want to do the embroidery but took them to a Quilt Guild meeting & placed them on the UFO table.
4. Di Zook bought them to give to Meredith.
5. Meredith finished the embroidery and even had the embroidery thread that matched what had already been done!
6. Meredith and Elsie set the blocks together with fabrics from Meredith’s stash and fabric sent to Meredith from North Carolina by Vel Pauls.
7. It is now completed but Meredith who didn’t want another king-size quilt, and offered it to Elsie for the 2018 Rotary auction.
8. Elsie gratefully accepted Meredith’s generous offer!
Kay Beach, founding member, gave us the History of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild. It was good to hear how it was started back in 1985 from an ad in the paper. Ann Truitt and a few ladies who were interested in quilting, got together to share ideas and show their completed quilts to each other.
Three months after the first meeting, they put on the first quilt show in the Court House. They hung some quilts and placed some of the quilts over chairs and on tables. They charged 50 cent admission. Not only have they held a quilt show each year (Court House, YMCA, Rehoboth Church, William Matthew Middle School), they have also had a raffle quilt, too.
Meetings were held in each other’s homes until they got too large, then the meeting was moved to the YMCA, later to the First United Methodist Church, and now the Adair County Annex. Kay related several amusing things that happened through the years and her program was enjoyed by all!
Kathy East, Secretary