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

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!

What a wonderful quilt show this year! We had 144 entries in 14 divisions. Beauty surrounded all who entered the building. One couldn’t help smile as they passed the pop-up Double Knit quilt show on the lawn, or stared in awe at the Veteran’s quilts hung with pride. The gorgeous raffle quilt then ushered the guests into the venue, where they were greeted by the beautiful bed turning display. Vendors and demos surrounded the show floor. Guests hardly knew what to look at first!

Each year the quality of the quilting and the variety of the patterns improves. This year was no exception! All of the quilts were a labor of love. The decision of Viewer’s Choice in each category was a difficult one.

We’ve put together several slide shows of the entire quilt show. This post contains all of the winners by category with a photo of each, along with their stories.

Subsequent posts will show all of the quilts and their stories, the Veterans presentation, the bed turning, vendors, and demos. We hope you enjoy the show!

Winners by Category:

1100’s — Miniatures:

  • 1st — 1107 — Barb Roberts
  • 2nd — 1101 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 1104 — Barb Roberts

1200’s — Small Wall Hanging:

  • 1st — 1202 — Barb Bevell
  • 2nd — 1208 — Susan Guffey
  • 3rd — 1206 — Debra Freese

1300’s — Large Wall Hanging:

  • 1st — 1313 — April Bartlett
  • 2nd — 1307 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 1303 — Debra Freese

1400’s — Baby/Youth:

  • 1st — 1402 — April Bartlett
  • 2nd — 1401 — Kay Beach
  • 3rd — 1404 — Kathy Krog

1500’s — Youth:

  • 1st — 1503 — Laney Magruder
  • 2nd — 1505 — Macy Nunan
  • 34d — 1504 — Brooke Ivy

1600’s — Hand Quilted:

  • 1st — 1609 — Gina Moran
  • 2nd — 1610 — Kathy Hatfield
  • 3rd — 1603 — Debra Freese

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

  • 1st — 1710 — Susan Chidester
  • 2nd — 1711 — Carol Berrey
  • 3rd –1706 — Susan Chidester

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

  • 1st — 1807 — Cathy Poyner
  • 2nd — 1804 — Susan Chidester
  • 3rd — 1803 — Sherry Calloway

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

  • 1st — 1903 — Marsha Yahl
  • 2nd — 1907 — George Hess
  • 3rd — 1905 — Bonnie Niebruegge

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

  • 1st — 2014 — Alice Allinson
  • 2nd — 2019 — Kathy Krog
  • 3rd — 2003 — Joan Harrison

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

  • 1st — 2101 — Alice Allinson
  • 2nd — 2107 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 2110 — Shelly Pagliai

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

  • 1st — 2209 — George Hess
  • 2nd — 2203 — Shelly Pagliai
  • 3rd — 2210 — Linda Kowalski

2300 — 2018 Guild Challenge (Log Cabin with Birthstone Center):

  • 1st — 2302 — Barb Roberts
  • 2nd — 2303 — Meredith Willcox
  • 34d — 2313 — Rose Marie Smith

2400’s — Vintage:

  • 1st –2403 — Bonnie Niebruegge
  • 2nd — 2401 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 2402 — Carol Cunningham

All quilts and their stories:

What fun it was to see everyone’s quilts! Enjoy the Show & Tell for this month.

  • Deb Freese
    • Moda blockheads 2 quilt in teals and corals; new block every month; quilted by Deb.
  • Barb Bevell
    • “Forgotten Beauty;” started 12 years ago at a two-day retreat; New York beauty; pipping in the binding; quilted by Alice Allinson.
    • Graduation present quilt for the daughter of their deceased pastor friend, Richard Schlueter; quilted by Wanda Cagle; has pockets in which Mom will place written notes and memories from her dad; quilt shows highlights of his life.
    • “Triangle Salad” design of Shelly Pagliai; calls her version “Chopped Salad with Black Olives;” bias binding made with four colors (used the big square method for making bias binding); quilted by Shelly Pagliai.
  • Amanda Moots
    • Quilt for an air force veteran made with scraps from Diane Bloskovich and pieces of chicken fabric.
    • Patriotic quilt made from pieces purchased at Nana’s Corner.
    • Quilt composed of chicken pieces.
  • Marilyn Peck
    • Stash quilt made up of four patches in colors surrounded by black and white.
  • Sherry Calloway
    • Quilt with teal and black; pieced backing; quilted by Wanda Cagle.
    • Quilt top for brother who moved to Montana; buffalo panel surrounded by Indian motifs.
  • Kay Beach
    • Showed a Linus quilt made by Sarah Spearman.

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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!

The Show & Tell tonight was wonderful. We had a great variety of quilts and most all of the “Seeing Spots” quilts (or parts of quilts) from those who attended the Carl Hentsch retreat. Thanks to everyone for bringing their quilts to share. What wonderful inspiration to all!