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

The 2019 Challenge Quilt was announced at the October Guild meeting. It’s APPLIQUE! The committee members encouraged everyone to give Applique a try. Three unique ways to add applique to your quilt are provided here, in a printable form: 2019 challenge quilt instructions.

Challenge Rules:

  • Construct a quilt that incorporates applique.
  • Your quilt can use machine or hand applique. (We have included some basic instructions as suggestions–see printable instructions, above).
  • No size requirement for your quilt.
  • Complete your quilt and bring it to the September 2019 guild meeting for judging and the awarding of prizes.

You must finish the quilt within this year, so if you have one started from years ago, FINISH it!!

Get started now, ladies. The reveal will be here before you know it!

 

 

 

We had a great Show & Tell after the wonderful “parade of Challenge Quilts” was finished. We couldn’t believe that there would be even more quilts to behold, but there were! The corresponding names of the makers are listed in our September minutes. Please enjoy…

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The 2017-2018 HOF Guild Challenge Reveal was held during our September meeting. Nineteen members participated in the Log Cabin challenge. Rules included a minimum size of 42″ square, block had to be a Log Cabin, and the center square had to be the color of your birthstone. Other than that, it was wide-open! And it was. There weren’t two alike.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017-2018 Challenge:

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1st – Debra Freese

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2nd – Barb Rowland Roberts

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3rd – Alice Allinson

It was an amazing display of talent. We hope you enjoy the show!

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A “Day of Love” 09/22/18

Saturday’s “Day of Love” (Community Service/Quilt ’til You Wilt) was a big success. Many projects were completed and other projects made great progress. There was a Veteran’s Presentation on Saturday, too.

A big thanks to Elsie for organizing the service day, to the Anonymous Donor(s) who gave the fabric, and to all who helped at Friday night’s set-up and/or Saturday’s event.

Here are some of the photos:

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PROGRAM:

Oh, wow, was this an awesome program! We learned so much about antique quilts, blocks, and colors. Barb Roberts did a fantastic job explaining vintage blocks and fabric, and she had lots of examples of colors that were popular in from 1850’s to 1879. And speaking of examples, Barb had three laundry baskets FULL of beautiful quilts, blocks, and books.

Sit back and enjoy a recap of Barb’s Program through photos, shown below. (The Show & Tell photos appear after these, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post.)

 

SHOW & TELL:

The August Show & Tell didn’t disappoint! We have so many talented (and funny) members. I know you’ll enjoy these photos.

  • Linda Kowalski
    • “Happily Everafter”; a pattern of Shelly Pagliai
  • Shelly Pagliai
    • Modern version of the block-of-the-month quilt for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick; turquoise backing; has pieced sections
    • Traditional version of the block-of-the-month quilt for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop; done in blues and creams; has appliqued sections; the pieced sections on the modern version are interchangeable with the appliqued sections of the traditional version. Pattern booklet which includes directions for both designs is purchased up front in September; blocks are available for $5 for either colorway the second Saturday of each month; shipping is $3.
  • Liz Mills
    • Elephant soft-covered book for Bo Aubrey Anders due in October
    • Sloth receiving blanket; theme chosen by mother
    • Sloth stuffed animal
    • Baby theme changed to woodland animals – quilt with panel of woodland animals
  • Marilyn Peck
    • Quilt of 1 ½” vintage fabrics
    • Purple and green cat quilt for college graduate
    • Scrap quilt “Goodnight Irene” with some fabrics from Vera; white background and black borders
  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Tote with cat-print border
  • Alice Allinson
    • Some time ago she was having a difficult time; she had sold her pharmacy and was working at Hy-Vee. She attended a retreat with Sandy Weber in St. Louis with other guild members. During the retreat everyone would work on whatever.  Others encouraged her to work on the block-of-the-month she had purchased at the quilt show; she had not sewn in four months (normally sews every day). Her quilt finally finished is “My ABCs of Therapy” done in bright colors and pale blue border.  This is a Janet Stone (from Overland Park) pattern and contains a sheep (typical of Janet’s patterns); Alice changed the borders. She is the only one of the group who finished the project.
  • Deb Freese
    • Shaded block table runner made from leftovers
    • Using a library book authored by Tula Pink and Angela Waters she tried different quilting designs which resulted in an appliqued block
  • Rose Marie Smith
    • Quilt using car fabric from the Community Service bin; this quilt is for Community Service
  • Joan Harrison
    • Quilt from the retreat; added more rows and used a different color to offset colored sections