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2016 – Minutes from the November Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:36 p.m. and Roll Call was answered by 33 members with “how many quilts or quilt projects do you make yourself each year?” The Secretary’s report for October was approved as corrected on a motion by Alice Allinson, and a second by Pat Kurtzeman. Joan Harrison gave the Treasurer’s Report.

Rose Marie Smith, Kay Beach, and Andrea O’Brien gave a presented at the Missouri Folklore Society meeting in November. Their topic was ”The Craft of Quilting and the Art of Friendship.” Those attending were very interested.

The Kirksville Arts Association Exhibit will be held the month of December. Currently 11 quilts are in the show and they would like to have a few more. Quilts are to be at the Arts Center on November 29, and the exhibit will be there for the month of December.

The October minutes were approved as corrected on a motion by Alice Allinson, and second by Pat Kurtzeman. The motion carried.

Speaker storage: Matt Wilson has offered to store our speaker system in his office area, which is secure. It is in the Adair County Annex building. Appreciation was expressed to him for the offer!

The Christmas Dinner Party will be held at the Adair County Annex on December 21, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet was circulated and several paid the fee of $13 for the meal, tonight. Jo Conklin’s sister & husband will cater the meal and they have catered events for us previously.

Carol Cunningham, Connie Douvier and husband were introduced as guests.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COURTESY:

  • Bonnie Schultz reported that Cindy Spearman’s hair is coming back in.
  • Marsha Yahl will have surgery soon.
  • Sarah Spearman had an emergency appendectomy in the night—she called Andrea to tell her, and Andrea, along with Shelly Pagliai and Scott, spent the night with her at the hospital, until Sarah’s parents could drive here from St. Louis. Sarah was released this afternoon.
  • Evelyn Glasgow is not very well.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Meredith Willcox and friends made 52 neck pillows for the Dialysis Clinic and they were displayed tonight. When Meredith called the Clinic, they reported they had just given away the last neck pillow they had so they were very appreciative. The neck pillows will be delivered tomorrow.

Lap Robes were given to veterans on Veteran’s Day.

Pat Kurtzeman made a motion, seconded by Alice Allinson, that we donate $100. to the Food Bank, and $100 to the Helping Hands Mission. The motion carried.

Quilt ‘Til U Wilt schedules for 2016-17 were distributed. The next one will be December 17, at the Adair County Annex, 9:00 a.m.-??? There will be a carry-in lunch or you can brown-Bag it if you prefer.

At the Christmas Party on December 21, everyone is to bring five (5) 2-1/2” strips the width of the fabric. These strips do NOT have to be Christmas fabric.

Gyla Elmore will get a quilt show entry form from the Columbia Guild and send it to Andrea. We may want to alter our entry forms.

SHOW & TELL:

Alice Allinson:

  1. Christmas stocking for her new grandson;
  2. King size quilt in a Jenny Byer pattern.

Susan Chidester:

  1. Pillow
  2. puffy yo-yo
  3. scarf

Marilyn Peck:

  1. Veteran’s Quilt

Meredith Willcox:

  1. Folded Log Cabin, potholder

Carol Cunningham:

  1. Fall table runner
  2. Applique table runner

Bonnie Schultz:

  1. Panel with barns and houses
  2. 8 Totes

Mary Magruder:

  1. Wall Hanging, appliquéd by machine

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. Art Quilt, “Into the Woods,” Wall hanging.

The drawing for table runner patterns was won by Meredith Willcox.

PROGRAM:

Liz Mills introduced Connie Douvier and her husband. “Project Linus” was named for the “Peanuts” character. It is a nationwide organization started in 2004, when they gave away 9,500 blankets. There are 400 chapters headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Nationally, they have given away more than six (6) million blankets. The local chapter goes from the Iowa line to Columbia, MO, to the Mississippi River and to Bethany, MO. They are making a difference in the local area. The blankets are given to local shelters, women’s shelters, military children, victims of house fires and accidents, etc. Weighted blankets are given to autistic children–to purchase, they cost over $200. They always give to the local needs first and anything left over is sent away. These blankets MUST be made of new fabrics and MUST be non-holiday specific! The minimum size is 36” x 36”.

There are 3 types of blankets: knit/crochet; quilt; and fleece. The chapters are responsible for raising their own money and receive NO money from the national organization. “Make a Blanket Day” is February 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is provided and for every completed blanket, that person’s name is entered into a drawing for a new sewing machine. At this time, 800 more quilts are needed for the National Guard. There is an ongoing need for teen and boy blankets.

Drop off places are “Quilted Square” in Kirksville, and “Satin Stitches” in Columbia. They are always in need of someone who wants to help.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the August 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

AUGUST 17, 2016

 The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. and Roll Call was answered by 30 members with “My favorite quilt magazine”. Visitors were Sue and Sandy (sisters of Beverly Compton), and Kathleen Winkleman. Kathleen later paid her dues and became a member.

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service. Joan Harrison presented the Treasurer’s Report and it was also approved. Elsie thanked Jo Conklin for distributing the new directories. A thank you note was sent to Eileen Bradley for making the directories as this was her first time to do something like this.

OLD BUSINESS:

Andrea went over the By-Laws, Policy, and Programs for 2016-2017. Other items discussed were the Fun and Games Committee, the Logistics/Set Up Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee. In #6 of the Policies & Procedures section it was suggested the wording be changed from “amount estimated” to “estimated amount.” After discussion and on a motion by Alice Allinson, and a second by Linda Kowalski, the Policies & Procedures were passed unanimously as changed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • The Mark Twain First Annual Quilt Show at Florida, MO, is October 15-16, 2016. Their “show rules” were circulated.
  • Andrea reported she and John have visited several quilt shows/meetings in Iowa recently and she was able to promote our 2017 Quilt Show to them. She noted neat ideas can be gleaned from attending these quilt shows/meetings. Some Guilds have a drawing at their monthly meetings.
  • At our September 21, meeting we are invited to bring a fat quarter/quarters to the meeting. For each fat quarter you bring, your name will be put into the drawing and the winner will receive all the fat quarters.
  • Anyone having extra greeting cards can give them to the Courtesy Committee for their use: Sympathy, Get Well, and Thinking of You cards are used most.
  • The State Quilter’s Guild will meet in October. On October 23, Jenny Doan will have a special presentation and on October 27, Mary Fons will have a Trunk Show at this meeting.
  • The Springfield Quilt Show is September 8-10, and Karen Farnsworth will teach a class at this event.
  • Our 2017 Quilt Show will be June 2-3, 2017, at the William Matthew Middle School.
  • Linda Kowalski, Diane Bloskovich, and Shelley Pagliai are on the raffle quilt committee.
  • Barb Bevell reported on Shelley Pagliai’s lecture at Macon.
  • Celia Riggle was thanked for 75 kits she made for “Days For Girls,” and were sent to Muskota, IL.
  • Eight (8) winning quilts from the 2016 Quilt Show were pictured on the front of the 2016-17 Program Books. We were asked to name each quilt and the person showing the quilt. Rose Marie Smith, Bonnie Schultz, Barb Bevell and Shelley Pagliai each had 3 of them correct and received prizes.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

On November 3, there will be a Quilt Show at the Kirksville Art Center, with the theme “Folk Art.” Elsie will invite a person from this group to our September 21 meeting to give additional details about this display.

Andrea asked how many would be interested in going on a Shop Hop on a Saturday. Let Andrea know if you are interested.

The 2015-16 UFO Challenge awards were made.

  • The 1st drawing was only for those who had completed all 12 of their projects. Mary Magruder was the winner of a $25 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilting, Hamilton.
  • The second drawing was for those who had not completed all their UFO’s but could have one entry for each UFO they did complete. Liz Mills was the recipient of a $15 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilting.
  • The third drawing was for all participants, but there could be no duplicate winners. Cindy Spearman received a $10 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilting.
  • The 2016-17 UFO Challenge rules were circulated and that begins in September, when we will be asked to fill out our challenges for the year.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Project Linus needs quilts—100 by the end of August, 100 more by the end of September, and 900 by December. They can be 40”x 60” or 50” x 72”. Liz Mills is the contact person for this.

COURTESY:

Bonnie Schultz reported Brenda Moore fell recently and will have surgery soon. Carol Snider’s son will have surgery August 19, for the removal of a toe. Cindy Spearman is in Stage 4 cancer. Kay Beach is going day by day.

SHOW & TELL:

Maria Bradshaw:

  1. 9-patch quilt from a Jelly Roll.

Beverly Compton:

  1. Wall hanging.

Rose Marie Smith:

  1. Edina raffle quilt and pillowcases (she had tickets, also)
  2. “Maizie Daisy.”

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. “Texas Tumbleweed,” (Bonnie Hunter); quilted by Mary Shoaff.

Shelley Pagliai:

  1. “Star Flowers” from March Retreat;
  2. Smaller version of “Star Flowers”—blocks are half-size and set on point
  3. “Block of the Month” for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop—modern version.

Linda Kowalski:

  1. Irish Chain in browns; purchased at a garage sale for $5.

Mary Shoaf:

  1. Maroon/blue plaid “Ragtime” quilt;
  2. Quilt in two little girl prints;
  3. Pink/cream Block of the Month with digitized embroidery
  4. Quilted Sweatshirt.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary

MINUTES FROM THE JULY 2016 HOF GUILD MEETING

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

JULY 20, 2016 

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. President Andrea O’Brien called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. Roll Call was answered by 23 members. Some members were attending the NEMO Fair.

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service. Joan Harrison circulated the Treasurer’s Report for July 20, 2016, a report of the Estimated Income and Expenses for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, and a year-end report for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. All were approved on a motion by Gyla Elmore and a second by Linda Kowalski.

 

OLD BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS:

The Executive Committee met July 13. A bill for the Guild shirts was paid in total to The Stitching Post. In the future, new members are to go to The Stitching Post and pay the total amount for their shirt, with the Guild then reimbursing them in the amount of $15.

Elsie Gaber suggested members who have extra greeting cards could donate them to the Courtesy Committee to be used for members. Cards that are used the most include “Get Well,”“Sympathy,” and “Thinking of You.”

Logistics Committee is a new Committee and includes picking up and returning a key for the Annex Building, set up, etc. All committees will be voted on at the August meeting.

Barb Bevell asked for ideas to use felt pieces, including some large pieces, which were in a box in the storage unit. After discussion, it was suggested that the box go back in the storage unit at this time.

UFO Challenge: Reminder: August is the last month for the UFO Challenge.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Courtesy Committee: Gloria Davis reported that Carol Snider is back home, using her arm, and walking her dog.

Community Service: Rose Marie Smith reported 7 quilts have been donated to Lifeline Pregnancy and 10 were donated to Victim Support Services.

Historian: Elsie Gaber reported Carol Snider and Kathy East have given all the books, etc. related to this committee to her. Many of the scrapbooks were displayed tonight.

2017 Quilt Show: Everyone needs to serve on some committee for the Quilt Show.

Program Committee: Elsie presented a new concept for program presentations. Each of the 12 committees will have one month when they are responsible for the program or getting someone to present the program.

Newsletter/Blog: Barb Bevell asked that anyone having difficulty getting on our blog or Facebook page contact her and she will walk you through the process.

Challenge Committee: The Challenge quilts need to be completed by the September 2016 meeting. These quilts are to be quilted prior to this meeting and they will then be entered in the 2017 Quilt Show in their own category.

Quilt ‘Til U Wilt Committee: There was no report.

 

SHOW & TELL:

Beverly Compton

  1. 3 table runners
  2. quilt made by her 92-year-old mother

Andrea O’Brien

  1. Mariner’s Compass table runner
  2. Sarah’s quilt

Joan Harrison

  1. horses

Nancy Krueger

  1. t-shirt quilt

Linda Kowalski

  1. “Star Flower” quilt

Celia Riggle

  1. small girl’s dress for children in another country

Marilyn Peck

  1. round table runner
  2. 3 rectangular table runners
  3. Handkerchief quilt

Rose Marie Smith

  1. Table runner

Meredith Willcox

  1. “Star Flower” quilt

Guyla Elmore

  1. Table runner

Kathy East

  1. Veteran’s quilt
  2. “Alphabet Letters” for great-grandson

 

“Tells”

Susan Chidester’s shop and Wildflower Quilting are participating in a Shop Hop.

 

PROGRAM:

The very interesting program was presented by Mary Shoaf on “Twister” blocks and “Teeny Weenie Twister” blocks, using 1” squares.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the May 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

MAY 18, 2016

 

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m.

May birthdays were recognized by President Di, and 32 members answered Roll Call. The April minutes were approved as sent out. Everyone received the minutes this month, so it is hoped all the “quirks” are now worked out.

Treasurer Joan Harrison reported expenses of $160.48 and a balance of $4,639.33,00, of which $146.14 are Restricted Funds for Community Service.

OLD BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Quilt Show Committee: Barb Bevell, Alice Allinson, Andrea O’Brien, Rose Marie Smith, Mary Magruder.

  • A total of 153 quilts have been entered in the 2016 Quilt Show. The show will be at William Matthews Middle School on June 3 & 4, 2016. Hours on Friday, June 3, are 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Vendor Committee: There will be twelve (12) vendors, two (2) demonstration tables with both sewing machines and handwork. The suggested donation at the door is $3.00, raffle quilt, and Shelly Pagliai will be there to sign her new book. Shelly and all vendors will be “showcased” in a Vendor Spotlight. Four (4) vendors will be spotlighted for a short time every two (2) hours
  • Bed Turning Committee: There will be two on Friday and 3 on Saturday. Quilts needed for the Bed Turning include: Flowers, Americana, Quilts of Valor, Stars, Ballet/dance, Tennis, Psychadelic, and Elvis.
  • Raffle Quilt Committee: The Raffle Quilt: will be on display with tickets for sale. There will be various demonstrations. Rosemarie Smith will demo machine piecing.
    • Raffle Quilt ticket packets were distributed by Pat Kurtzeman and she has extra tickets as well. IT IS IMPOSRTANT TO SELL AS MANY TICKETS AS POSSIBLE!!!
  • Publicity: Erin Northcutt distributed fliers to the members and requested they be placed in various businesses, etc. A sheet was circulated as to where members planned to place the fliers. Fliers have also been mailed to all the Quilt Shops. The Kirksville Chamber of Commerce will send out approximately 75 fliers about the Quilt Show. Kim Sampson & Maria Bradshaw will put up the large signs on June 3.
  • The Set-Up & Take-Down Committee needs two (2) more persons to assist. (One member who had signed up has been diagnosed with cancer & may need treatments and be unable to do this and the other person is her daughter.) Di Zook and Pat Kurtzeman volunteered to help put up and take down.
    • Di Zook will provide a flat-bed trailer for the 20’ boards to be delivered by Jepson Lumber. They will be at the storage unit at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3. Marsha Yahl has a family wedding rehearsal that day and a wedding on Saturday, so she may be able to bring things from the storage unit, but not return them.
  • Awards & Ribbons Committee: Meredith Willcox displayed the completed ribbons. They were made from tie-dye fabric donated by Andrea O’Brien and going along with our theme, “Piece and Love.”   The ribbons looked GREAT!
  • Kitchen Committee: Diane Bloskovich announced we will have the Home Economics room and lunch is supplied on Saturday for the vendors and Guild members. NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE GYM!!! They do allow SEALABLE water bottles in the gym.
    • Meredith Willcox suggested that we invite all the people who helped with set-up, take- down, etc. to have lunch with us on Saturday. In the past, we have invited them to a carry-in at our regular June meeting . After discussion, Meredith Willcox made a motion to invite those who assist with the quilt show. to join us for lunch in the Home Economics room on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Bonnie Schultz seconded the motion and it carried.
  • “Days For Girls” will have one hundred (100) kits packaged with necessary supplies on Friday evening. Sue Schneider, person in charge of this project, may also be there.
  • Check-In Committee: The Name Badges this year will be clear plastic pin-on type badges. The front of the badge will contain the name of the Exhibitors or Guild Members and the quilt or quilts exhibited by that person will be listed on the back. The “back” will serve as the receipt at the time of quilt pick-up, so there will be little chance of it being lost. It is hoped this will alleviate some confusion at the time of check in.
  • White Glove Committee: Elsie Gaber is in charge of the white gloves for those who want to touch the quilts. These gloves have been loaned to the Guild by the Methodist Church Bell Choir.

SHOW & TELL:

KIM SAMPSON:

  1. Red, white, and black bag.

GYLA ELMORE:

  1. “Rock Candy” table topper (black with many bright colors in the design);
  2. “Mystic Nightmares,” Bargello quilt in purple & teal colors

CELIA RIGGLE:

  1. “Kitty Cucumber”, made for their first great-grandbaby, a girl.

ALICE ALLINSON:

  1. “Wedding March.”

MARILYN PECK:

  1. “Tumbling Spools”

BONNIE SCHULTZ:

  1. Quilt pieced together for Melba Bowen from blocks pieced by Melba’s family members years ago;
  2. “Teddy Bear” quilt pieced from scraps.

APRIL HETTINGER:

  1. Play quilt for her son. It has a church, gas station, race track, house, school. etc. with streets to each one for his cars and there is a train track around the edges.

MARY SHOAF:

  1. Two quilts with sampler blocks, and another quilt.

BRENDA MOORE:

  1. Quilt made for her grandson. Blocks had fish on them and the quilting was in fish pattern.

ANDREA O’BRIEN:

  1. Several bags made from leftover blocks;
  2. Quilts for Tammy Kriegshauser completed with painted blocks made by the grandmother of Tammy’s husband.

JOAN HARRISON:

  1. Quilt using blocks made at Shelley Pagliai’s Retreat;
  2. Quilt made from a kit and in a “ribbon” weave;
  3. Quilt in purple and lavender.

KATHY EAST:

  1. A tell: A new great-granddaughter born May 16. Brynlee Hazel-Jean East weighed 7 lb. 7 oz., and was 20 ¼” long.

President Di Zook declared the meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m. and passed the president’s gavel to Andrea O’Brien, who has been elected President for 2016-2017.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East,

Secretary

Minutes from the April 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

APRIL 20, 2016

 

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In the absence of the President and Vice-President, Secretary Joan Harrison called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.

Guests were Tammy Jones, Vel Pauls, and 5-month-old Adrick Hettinger. Joan announced we would have our program first, followed by refreshments, and then the business meeting. It should be noted that quite a few members are currently in Paducah, KY, for the Quilt Show there. Roll Call was answered by 27 members.

Bonnie Schultz introduced Tammy Jones of Quilted Square. Tammy presented the program on the “Hwy 36 Quilt Trail.” Seventeen (17) quilt shops on both sides of Hwy 36 are involved this year and “barns” is the theme. Some of the shops participating are Missouri Star Quilt at Hamilton; Jamesport; Marceline; Brookfield; and Quilted Square at Kirksville. All the shops had to be of the “Mom & Pop” type. This challenge began April 1, and runs through October 1, with the grand prize this year being a Janome sewing machine worth over $1,000.

Tammy displayed the quilt top she made with the Hwy 36 Quilt Trail blocks. At each shop, your “Passport” must be signed and they cannot be given to someone else—only those who entered the shop can have the “Passport” signed. Sixty people have already signed up. It is a BIG deal—last year patterns were given out to over 600 people.

Tammy has a new service at Quilted Square, called “Creative Sewing.” For people who have no sewing machine or are visiting in town and need to make clothing repairs or a garment, they will be able to use one of the machines at Quilted Square for a cost of $8.00 per hour.

The NEMO Shop Hop begins tomorrow, April 21, and runs through April 23, involving 7 shops.

The meeting was halted while refreshments of cupcakes, fresh veggies & dip, iced tea, and baggies of “goodies” were served by the Courtesy Committee.

The meeting was resumed and the minutes were approved as sent out. There are still some who are not receiving the minutes and we hope this can be corrected soon. Joan Harrison presented the Treasurer’s report showing a charge of $128.34 paid to have the raffle quilt quilted and an available balance of $799.81.

Kathy East gave a report of her trip to the Veterans Hospital, Columbia, on March 30, when female veterans were honored for their service. Rose Marie Smith had planned to attend but was ill. Gyla Elmore joined Kathy at this service and her assistance was really appreciated! Five quilts were presented: one to the speaker of the day and four women whose names were drawn from a basket.

OLD BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE:
    • Renae Farnsworth needs pictures of quilts given to veterans so she can make a new poster for the Quilt Show.
  • COURTESY:
    • Bonnie Schultz sent cards to the Barb Bevell Family on the death of her mother-in-law, and to the Maria Bradshaw Family on the death of her mother, Elizabeth Gander.
    • Sarah Spearman reported her mother, Cindy, has been diagnosed recently with breast cancer. Cards of encouragement would be appreciated from the members.
  • HISTORIAN: No report.
  • NEWSLETTER: No report.
  • CHALLENGE PROJECT:
    • The challenge is to make a quilt with 3 sizes of one block. These quilts are due at the September meeting and your entry MUST BE QUILTED!!!
  • QUILT ‘TIL YOU WILT:
    • The next meeting will be SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9:00 a.m. to whenever YOU wilt, with a carry-in lunch.
  • QUILT SHOW:
    • Raffle Quilt:
      • Erin Northcutt circulated packets of the raffle quilt picture and tickets to all in attendance. Additional packets are available. She also announced she had picked up the new stickers for the signs.
    • Award and Ribbons:
      • Meredith Willcox reported they are working on the ribbons with themes of the 1970’s, flower child, etc.
    • QUILLT ENTRIES are due BY MAY 13..
    • Vendors:
      • Marsha Yahl reported 50+ letters were sent out and 11 vendors have paid. She has reserved 17 tables from Jerry McMain for the use of the vendors.
      • The list of vendors:
        • B & B Creations (Dean Boyd), Tracy, IA
        • Quilt’n Etc. (Jackie Rector), Keokuk, IA
        • Grandma’s Room (Mary Shoaf), Green City, MO
        • The Splintered Spool (John O’Brien), Kirksville, MO
        • WJ Stitchery (Wanda Cagle), Kirksville, MO
        • Quilted Square LLC (Tammy Jones), Kirksville, MO
        • Bri-Lee Designs (Susan Chidester), Glenwood, MO
        • Prairie Moon Quilts (Shelly Pagliai), New Cambria, MO
        • Sew Creative (Donna McAdams), Salisbury, MO
        • The Sewing House (Tim Dobson), Ottumwa, IA
        • Gigi & Poppa’s Kettle Korn (Glenna & Danny Young), Kirksville, MO
  • SHOW & TELL:
  • Mary Shoaff:
    1. Her husband recently purchased a Singer Featherweight machine for her at an auction. At another time he purchased some Singer attachments and she wondered what they are for. It was suggested she check the book that came with the machine to see if it would shed any light on what the attachments are.
  • Meredith Willcox:
    1. Displayed beautiful large bags she made in polka dot fabrics and striped fabrics.
  • Kay Beach:
    1. Bright blue quilt with flowers in the center. She cut up quilt panels, then used the “shattered images” concept and sewed the panels back together.
    2. “Hocus Pocus,” blocks embroidered with sulky thread
  • Kim Sampson
    1. Quilt for Sara Quigley, kindergarten teacher who is retiring. Colors of blue, yellow
  • Maria Bradshaw (several quilts made by her mother or others):
    1. “Lone Star;”
    2. “Crazy Quilt” tied with yarn;
    3. “Double Wedding Ring,”
    4. “Embroidered Baskets,” made by her mother and quilted by Maria.and green in quatrefoil.
  • Bonnie Schultz
    1. Quilt made from charm packs received & left over at Retreat.
  • Kathy East
    1. Quilt completed for 90-year-old veteran who was in the Seabees; and
    2. Quilt for veteran who was formerly a teacher/principal in several area schools

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the February 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

FEBRUARY 17, 2016

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on February 17, 2016, for their regular meeting. President Di Zook opened the meeting at 6:37 p.m. Roll Call was answered by 29 members. Minutes of the January meeting were corrected to say entertainment at the Christmas party was “saxophone music” rather than violin music. The minutes were then approved as corrected.

Treasurer Joan Harrison presented a verbal report reflecting a balance of $5,292.88, which includes a Community Service Fund of $146.14.

OLD BUSINESS:

Thank you notes were read from the Dialysis Clinic for neck pillows and from the

Christian Community Food Depot for the 75 lbs. of food donated at Christmas and $50 in cash donated during 2015.

Elsie Gaber thanked everyone for the blocks made for the quilt she sewed together for the “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” program. She had provided the fabric squares everyone used in their blocks and expressed the hope someone will volunteer to quilt this for her.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

“Quilt ‘Til U Wilt” will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Adair County Annex.   It will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a “carry-in” luncheon at noon, and then will be concluded around 4:00 p.m., with anyone leaving as they “wilt.”

“Project Linus” will also be Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Moose Lodge. It begins at 10:00 a.m., with a luncheon provided and prizes. Some Guild members indicated they might try to attend both events.

COURTESY:

Bonnie Schultz announced cards were sent to Renae Farnsworth due to the recent illness of her mother in Nebraska; Charlie Beach as he deals with cancer, and Jim Foster who has had some health issues.

HISTORIAN:

Carol Snider thanked another member for relevant newspaper clippings and reported the need to update the scrapbooks.

Carol suggested a possible future program: a lady from Schuyler County weaves scarves and would be willing to present a program for us in the future.

QUILT RETREAT:

Linda Kowalski presented the information on a Retreat to be held Saturday, March 5, at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville. Shelley Pagliai will present the class on “Starflowers Quilt,” and information was circulated on the needed fabrics, etc. The fee is $30 for the day, including breakfast, lunch, and the class. Shelly recommended everyone cut fabrics for one (1) block before the retreat so everyone can begin sewing immediately.

Sign up will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the actual class beginning at 9:00 a.m. It was pointed out that if you want to come share the day with your “quilty” friends, but work on your own project(s), the fee is still $30.00, payable to HOF and given to Joan Harrison, Treasurer.

FUN & GAMES:

Elsie Gaber displayed the quilt she made from fabrics she had given out to all in attendance at several previous meetings. The blocks were set together with black strips and the finished product is very striking. She announced four (4) people have volunteered to quilt it.

QUILT SHOW:

The 2016 Quilt Show will be Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the William Matthews Middle School, with a theme of “Piece and Love.”

  • Vendor Committee: letters were drafted and sent out today, February 17. The deadline for vendors is April 15. We will probably have space for 10-12 vendors.
  • Publicity Committee: hard at work!
  • Raffle Quilt Committee: Pat Kurtzeman and Elsie Gaber displayed the beautiful raffle quilt. It is queen size in a Mariner’s Compass pattern, and the fabrics are in shades of blue. Nancy Krueger and Pat pieced the quilt and Susan Chidester is to quilt it. She was not in attendance tonight, so Di Zook volunteered to take everything to her.

SHOW AND TELL:

Di Zook volunteered to take pictures since Barb Bevell is out of town.

  • Bonnie Schultz:
    1. Red Plaid Fleece with crocheted edges for Project Linus,
    2. Blue and white Fleece with crocheted edges for Project Linus
  • Alice Allinson:
    1. Quilt made for her mother for Christmas in blues and green (one of her UFO’s)
    2. Blue quilt for Jean Nevins’ family
    3. “Spikey” Quilt made for Jo Conklin with appliqués of bright pink, bright lime green, bright blue, and a dark blue background.
  • Meredith Willcox:
    1. Red print/blue plaid prints (Project Linus)
    2. Frogs/yellow & tan blocks (Project Linus)
    3. Cat ballerinas in blue (Project Linus)
    4. Blue, lime green frogs, yellow back (Project Linus)
    5. Pre-printed blocks (Project Linus)
    6. Blocks made by Vel Pauls with red polka dots & set together by Meredith
  • Liz Mills:
    1. Valentine mug rug
    2. Project Linus kit with bears.
  • Barb Bevell (shown by stand-in):
    1. Army Tanks/brown veteran’s quilt
  • Rose Marie Smith:
    1. Purple prints with birds
  • Ellen Farnsworth:
    1. Project Linus quilt with oranges/greens/beiges.
  • Mary Shoaff:
    1. Car Quilt
    2. Quilt with alphabet
    3. Quilt with horses/green
  • Beverly Compton:
    1. “Star” table runner in greens & rust
  • Linda Kowalski:
    1. White practice-piece quilt she quilted on a Longarm in Des Moines
    2. Moda Sampler shuffle, blocks “on point,” with “loose” flying geese
  • Kathy East:
    1. Four personalized veteran quilts, one for a female

 

PROGRAM:

Kay Beach and Rosemarie Smith presented the program on curved piecing, using the traditional “Drunkard’s Path” pattern and variations of that pattern. Their conclusion is that some of these patterns available just do not come out right. They feel the patterns in “books” are more reliable, more correct, and easier than patterns in magazines. They do not know why! It would seem that hand piecing is actually easier and more correct than machine piecing for patterns with curved piecing.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

 

Minutes from the January 2016 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

JANUARY 27, 2016  

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on January 27, 2016, for their regular meeting. The weather was not good on January 20, 2016, the regular third Wednesday meeting date, and not wanting anyone to receive a broken bone due to the ice underfoot, the meeting was cancelled. Since the Annex was available on January 27, an email poll was conducted to determine if the members would want to meet on the 4th Wednesday. With a positive response, President Di Zook opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Roll call was answered by 33 members who also responded as to whether they had ever been on the Executive Board.

President Di Zook announced the January birthdays and read thank you notes from:

  1. the Dialysis Clinic for the neck pillows made for them,
  2. Tabitha Sawyer and Kelcey Wood, in charge of the Veterans’ Day luncheon in La Plata, for the lap robe given to Gene Wood of La Plata, and
  3. the Christian Community Food Depot for the monetary gift and canned food items.

 

OLD BUSINESS: There was none.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Sara Spearman, Guild member and student at Truman State, announced the college students were collecting money to assist the residents of Flint, Michigan, where there is a serious problem with lead in their water system. A box was circulated for donations.
  • Elsie Gaber thanked everyone for their response to the “block” project. For several months, Elsie distributed various fabrics to the members present and asked them to make a 9 ½” block with those fabrics. They will be made into a quilt for the Rotary Reverse Auction. The blocks turned in were displayed and everyone was invited to move them around into an arrangement pleasing to them. Plain black fabric will be sewn between the blocks and will obviously made the blocks “pop.”

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Project Linus will be Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Moose Lodge. This is a new location. There will be door prizes and lunch is provided
  • “Quilt ‘Til U Wilt” will also be Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. until you “wilt” at the Adair County Annex. There will be a carry-in lunch.

HISTORIAN: There was no report.

COURTESY:

Bonnie Schultz requested names of anyone who should be remembered. Please keep all these people in your prayers!

  • Nancy Krueger’s grandmother
  • Kay’s husband, Charlie
  • Mary Magruder
  • Mary Shoaf’s husband
  • Diane Jarvis’ brother

PROGRAM:

Andrea O’Brien stated she may have to switch the April program with someone.

SPECIAL EVENT:

There was a report of the Christmas Party, which was attended by 31 members and several guests. Comments: The decorations were “out of this world,” and the live saxaphone music was great! Jo Conklin said Randy Smith would be glad to provide music again and he now has a keyboard that he could play, also.

QUILT RETREAT:

There will be a Quilt Retreat March 5, 2016, at the Adair County Annex. Shelley Pagliai will present the class. The fee has not been set at this time but will include: breakfast of rolls/juice/coffee, lunch of soup/sandwich/dessert/drinks, and the class. A list of necessary supplies and the class topic will be announced soon

FUN & GAMES:

Elsie Gaber gave her report.

 

QUILT SHOW:

  • The Quilt Show will be Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 2016.       It will be held at the William Mathews Middle School, where we will have the gymnasium, commons area, and Home Economics Room (kitchen).
  • Our 2016 theme is: “Piece and Love.” Guild members are to wear “tie-dye” shirts during the show.
  • Electronic/Paper Quilt Registration Forms will go out soon and also will be brought to the February meeting. Entries MUST be received BY MAY 13, 2016.
  • Barb Bevell stated we need some new standards. Some of ours are fairly old and perhaps we can buy a few at a time, particularly since we will be saving the “rental” fee by having the show at the Middle School.
  • New categories have been added to the Quilt Show:
    • “Old quilt, newly finished.” This category would be for an unfinished quilt someone purchased, was given, or inherited and then completed;
    • “New Quilter,” First Ever Quilt.
  • There was a discussion about raising the amount to enter the Quilt Show. This is a “Donation” and has been at $2. for some time. There was a motion to raise the Donation fee to $5.       During discussion, some felt this was too much of a “jump” and after a show of hands, the motion was withdrawn and a motion to raise the Donation to $3.00 was passed unanimously.
  • Barb Bevell prepared a list of all the Quilt Guilds in the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska area and also a list of the Quilt Shops in those same areas.

 

VENDORS:

It was felt the price for vendors needed to be raised from $20.00-$25.00. Pat Kurtzeman made a motion to do this, second by Gyla Elmore. The motion carried. If anyone knows of a new vendor, please give the information to Marsha Yahl or Bonnie Schultz. Keep in mind that a vendor could be promoting anything connected with quilting, such as jewelry with a “quilt’ theme. It is hoped the gentleman with wood trim seam rippers will be at this year’s show.

Marsha Yahl said she has one problem: she and Pete can bring the supplies (standards, etc.) from the storage unit to the Middle School on Friday morning. But, her grandson is getting married Saturday evening and they will not be able to return the standards, etc. to the storage unit on Saturday afternoon. Their trailer has a “bumper”-type hitch and someone could use it. Di Zook said she would check to see if their trailer would be large enough. Gratefully, we do have a few months to make other arrangements.

RAFFLE QUILT:

Pat Kurtzeman announced the raffle quilt is coming along and should be completed the first week of February. It will have 25 “Mariners’ Compass” blocks in white and shades of blue.

RIBBONS:

It was mentioned that in 2015, “Honorable Mention” awards were given to all the youth who entered a quilt, hoping that would encourage them to continue making quilts.

 

SHOW AND TELL:

Kathy Krog:

  1. Quilt from kit
  2. Christmas quilt made for her niece

Peggy Clark:

  1. Lifeline Pregnancy (4)
  2. Project Linus (5), with one of squares/bricks
  3. Heart quilt for granddaughter

Kay Beach:

  1. “Car quilt,” in red, black & white
  2. “Playing with Jacks,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt
  3. “Car quilt,” — “Disappearing 9-patch”

Susan Chidester:

  1. Quilt for a friend
  2. Quilt with Prairie Points

Brenda Moore: My first quilt and I learned a lot!

  1. Wall hanging, “Magnolia Blossoms”

Sarah Spearman:

  1. Ragtime baby quilt
  2. Quilt from a top she bought at a flea market

Marsha Yahl:

  1. Double Diamonds in blues & yellows

Bonnie Schultz:

  1. Bag from Christmas Party Fabric; (Said she’s now officially a “bag lady”)
  2. Quilt for a daughter-in-law

Linda Kowalski:

  1. “Tossed Salad,” lots of yellows and greens

Liz Mills:

  1. Pillow embroidered in blue
  2. “Stars” for Project Linus
  3. “Giraffes” self binding quilt for Project Linus

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. Veteran quilt for John’s uncle who served in Vietnam
  2. Quilt in purples and made from scraps

Joan Harrison:

  1. Quilt for teenage boy for Project Linus
  2. Horses for Project Linus
  3. Christmas fabrics with angels backing for Project Linus

Kathy East:

  1. Veterans’ quilts for guys from La Plata (2)

 

PROGRAM:

Barb Bevell gave a demonstration on “Faux Cathedral Window” using denim circles. Shelly Pagliai talked about the Quilting Challenges she is involved in on her website www.PrairieMoonQuilts.com These include the 350 Block Projects, the Creativity Challenge, Triangle Salad, and the Studio Organizing Challenge. She also shared her 3-ring planner and how she organizes her ideas for her projects, her business, and her life.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary