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

Posts tagged ‘Community Service’

2016 Community Service–Dialysis Clinic

Our Community Service Committee has been very busy making pillows for the Dialysis Clinic in Kirksville, Missouri.

2016 November Program — Project Linus

Connie Douvier, representing Project Linus, was the November program. She explained how Project Linus got started, what type of blankets are accepted, where and when the event is held, and the area in which they serve. For more information, check out the North Central Missouri Project Linus on Facebook.

Blankets accepted: Quilts that are quilted or tied; fleece blankets with crocheted edges; fleece blankets with tied edges; or crocheted or knitted afghgans. (See detailed instructions) project-linus-instructions

Next Event Date: February 18, 2017

Location: The Moose Lodge, Kirksville, Missouri

Territory served: From the Mississippi River, west, to Chilocothe, Missouri, and from the Iowa border, south, to Columbia, Missouri.


  1. There is a need for 800 more quilts for the National Guard.
  2. Project Linus will label the blankets. You can add a label if you like, but no personal information is allowed.
  3. Drop off completed blanket at The Quilted Square, in Kirksville, Missouri.



2016 Veteran’s Day Presentations

The Community Service committee, under the direction of Renae Farnsworth, presented many beautiful quilts to veterans in the northeast Missouri area. Some of the photos of the presentations are shown below.

HOF Guild Member Happenings

July and August were busy months for some of our guild members.

The Community Service Committee made two donations on July 20. Celia Riggle and Rose Marie Smith delivered 7 quilts to Lifeline Pregnancy Center and 10 quilts to Victim Support Services. 

Pictured above, (left photo) Celia with a representative from Lifeline Pregnancy and (right photo) Celia, two representatives from Victim Support Services, and Rose Marie.

Thank you to the guild members who donated their time and talents in making a charity quilt, and thank you to Celia and Rose Marie who made the delivery possible.

On August 1, Shelly Pagliai gave a wonderful program at the Macon Historical Society. The well-attended event was thoroughly enjoyed by folks from all over. Shelly’s presentation highlighted the quilts and events from her new book, “A Simple Life“, based on her mother’s diary and life in the Macon and Bevier, Missouri areas in the 1950’s. Shelly shared lots of quilts from the book, along with the quilt that was featured in The Kansas City Star block-of-the-month program.

A group from the HOF guild traveled to Macon to hear her lecture. We are so proud of her and all that she has accomplished. Congratulations on your new book, “A Simple Life”.

DECEMBER 2015 Show & Tell, plus Christmas Party Fun!

Susan Guffey, Elsie Gaber, Liz Mills, Joan Harrison, and Kathy East share in our December Show & Tell. The rest of the pictures are from the Christmas party.

Hands of Friendship Guild is Represented on KTVO

Kay Beach and Alice Allinson appeared on KTVO’s Good Morning Heartland program with Ela Soroka to talk about our upcoming Quilt Show and to show our raffle quilt. The gals did a great job and represented our organization well. Thanks Kay and Alice! In case you weren’t up at 6:15 a.m. when the show aired, here’s the link to the KTVO site.

HOF Quilt Guild Honors Jean Nevins

Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild Kirksville, Missouri, Honors Jean Nevins

April 18, 2015

Jean Nevins was a member of the Quilters Guild over 25 years.  With her recent passing, the Guild wanted to honor her by making a quilt that would be auctioned at the Rotary Club of Kirksville–Thousand Hills’ 3rd annual reverse raffle fund raiser. The guild received six quilt squares Jean had previously made and integrated her work into the quilt. Additionally, 22 Quilt Guild members made squares to contribute to the beauty of the quilt. The center of the quilt is the Apache Wedding Prayer stitched by Elsie Gaber—a project started in 1984 and finished on the day that Jean passed. A special label made by Pat Kurtzeman was sewn on the quilt that reads:  in celebration of Jean and Jim Nevins, friends, artists, quilter. Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild 2015. Shelly Pagliai quilted and bound the quilt.


Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild members honor Jean Nevins with memorial quilt.

The Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness, For each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two bodies, But there is one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness.

And may your days be good and long upon the earth.