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

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2019 — DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY

Our 2019 Christmas Party was a held at the First United Methodist Church on December 18. Lots of members were able to attend and everyone enjoyed the wonderful food, exchanges, and games.

This year’s Christmas Exchange was to make a stocking. There were some beautiful stockings to be had!

Show and Tell, December 18, 2019

  • Macy Nunan
    • Quilt for her aunt; “the hardest quilt she ever made.”
    • Quilt of a deer panel and pinwheels made by brother Max.
    • Coasters for Meredith Willcox.
  • Barb Roberts
    • Quilt of dogs in frames; Scottie dogs on backing fabric.
  • Joan Harrison
    • Quilt of colorful blocks composed of fish scraps from her daughter; fish on the back.
  • Mary Magruder
    • Linus quilt; kid fabric on the back.
  • Elsie Gaber
    • Project #5:  embroidered purple irises in a Sudoku pattern; cross-stitched by Meredith Willcox; quilted by Joan Harrison; lavender batik fabric on the back.
    • Blocks of Love quilt done in bright colors; purchased at Paducah in 2013.
  • Barb Bevell
    • Project #5: quilt of itty bitty orange and white triangles from Pat Kurtzeman with an added touch of blue.

UFO Challenge:  For the next month project #12 is the challenge.

December 2018 — Christmas Party

The December Christmas party was a big hit! A big thanks to our Christmas Party committee for a successful event.

“We had a great Christmas Dinner/Party in December thanks to the hard work and planning of the Christmas Committee (Kim, Maria, Deb, Alice, Andrea, and April).  Congratulations on a job well done!  The decorations were gorgeous, the food was delicious, the entertainment and games were great and the fellowship was the unsurpassed!” — Brenda Moore, President

Here are some pictures from the event. Enjoy!

Pillowcase Pattern — Burrito Style

For our Christmas Party, we have been asked to bring a pillowcase to donate.

This is just one example of the Burrito Style Pillowcase. It was published by the American Patchwork & Quilting and used in their 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.

HOF Pillowcase

Photo courtesy of the American Patchwork & Quilting “1 Mission Pillowcase Challenge”.

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/instructions/RollItUp.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0A67h9Qj5HkJiSSaB3yybDrN5GvwgJoQfmgFrNghTgdYvPqHwJ_-FyuOU

Or a printable copy: HOF Guild-RollItUpPillowcase

2018 CHRISTMAS PARTY — Preparation

 

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The date is set. Plans are being made. The Christmas Party will be here soon!!

The Christmas Committee has some fun things planned for us. Be sure to read the information below about the items you are asked to bring for the GAME, the EXCHANGE, and the COMMUNITY SERVICE donation (all are optional).

The signup sheet will be passed around at the November meeting, so if you aren’t at the meeting, be sure to let someone on the committee know that you want to come. (Cost will be determined by the next meeting, too.)

Christmas Committee members:

  • *Kim Sampson
  • *Maria Bradshaw
  • Deb Freese
  • Alice Allinson
  • Andi O’Brien
  • April Bartlett

Be sure to come and enjoy the food, the fun, the fellowship, and the friendship!

  • DATE: December 19, 2018
  • TIME: 6:30 pm
  • PLACE: Our regular meeting location. (The Arts Center, 1902 S. Baltimore, Ste. 100)
  • BRING: (All are Optional)
    • The GAME (Optional): 25 – 5″ squares of ANY fabric
    • The GIFT EXCHANGE (Optional): “Pin Cushion Exchange”
      • Rules:
        • Make a pin cushion to exchange (anything goes)
        • Package the pin cushion using something from your recycle bin (box, can, container–the more unusual the better.)
        • Possible stuffing for the pin cushion: polyester fiberfill, wool batting, crushed walnut shells (lizard litter), decorative filler sand (floral department at Hobby Lobby), or any combination.
    • The COMMUNITY SERVICE Donation (Optional): Bring a pillow case to donate.

See you at the Christmas Party. You won’t want to miss it!

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2017 — CHRISTMAS PARTY and SHOW & TELL

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!

SHOW & TELL:

GAME: “Unwrap the big cellophane ball and get prizes before your neighbor rolls doubles and you have to pass it on”.

CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE:

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!

 

 

 

2016 December Christmas Party and Show & Tell

A fabulous time was had by all of those attending the Hands of Friendship Annual Christmas party. Check out the fun we had as we played “Strip Poker”using the Left/Right/Center rules. IMG_7585We used 2 1/2″ strips of fabric for “money” and screams of laughter could be heard from around the room as fabric was won and lost with the roll of the die.

Donations were taken for the Food Pantry and for Katy Fine Newman, a fellow quilter, who lost her home in a recent fire. Members filled a basket to overflowing of fabric and supplies for her. All fabric strips from the game were given to Katy, too.

A big “thank you” to the committee who put the party together and did the wonderful decorating. And thanks to Randy Smith for the beautiful music. The catered meal was awesome, too!

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