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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

Minutes from the December 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

 

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

DECEMBER 16, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on December 16, 2015, for their annual Christmas Party. As members and friends gathered in the festively decorated room, music was playing and Randy Smith played many familiar Christmas carols on his saxophone. There were 31 members in attendance, in addition to some guests.

The Christmas party committee members were responsible for the decoration of MANY strings of tiny lights around columns, on the walls, and also a snowman-themed small quilt was displayed on one wall. The tables were covered with white cloths and table runners of bright Christmas colors. On the table runners were mirrors, tea candles and large hurricane candles, along with many small candy favors.   A trio of large candy canes were turned upside down, positioned at each place setting, and held a name tag in the curves of the canes. After everyone found their place, Erin Northcutt led us in prayer for the meal.

A bountiful and delicious Christmas meal was served by Baker’s BBQ located on the square in Kirksville. Ham, turkey, green beans, cheesy scalloped potatoes, 7-layer salad, rolls, apple crisp, cheese cake with fruit toppings, lemonade, and iced teas were served

Following the meal, the Christmas Party Committee members were introduced: Alice Allinson, Maria Bradshaw, Jo Conklin, Liz Mills, Erin Northcutt, and Kim Sampson. They were thanked for the lovely party and were seated at the head table, along with the officers, Andrea O’Brien-VP, Kathy East-Secretary, and Joan Harrison-Treasirer. President Di Zook was unable to attend.

 

Business Meeting:

Committee reports were suspended for this “fun” meeting.

A “thank you” note was read from Kirksville VFW Post 2508 & VFW Auxiliary for the quilts handed out at the Armory on Veterans’ Day. Another thank you card had been received but was not available at this meeting and will be shared at the January meeting.

Elsie Gaber handed out more 9” squares of fabric at the beginning of the meeting as she has done for the last 6 meetings and requested they be put into a 9” square by each of the members in the pattern of their choice. Please bring the finished blocks to the January meeting. They will be made into a quilt, which will be auctioned off in April at the “Reverse Auction” of the Rotary Club. The theme of the quilt is “Be a Buddy.”

 

Show & Tell:

Susan Guffey:

  1. For Veterans, the “Tumbling Tumbleweed” pattern;
  2. For Veterans, the “Rail Fence”;

Elsie Gaber:

  1. A quilt made from Ron’s ties for his sister who is a Nun;

Liz Mills:

  1. Quilted boxes she made for school;
  2. A big-stitch wall hanging with horses, made for a grandson;

Joan Harrison:

  1. A “Wildlife” quilt, which will probably be given to her brother;

Kathy East:

  1. Fabric purchased at Wal-Mart containing many quotes from the Scriptures. She plans to use some of the quotes in a Veteran quilt for their minister.

 

Two games were played:

  1. “ANGEL” bingo (with a seasonally appropriate name) was played by all in attendance. Barb Bevell, Kay Beach, and Diane Jarvis were among the winners, receiving large spools of thread. (Some of us had difficulty even having a number and certainly did not “ANGEL”!)
  1. Fabric Frenzy. Everyone had brought a one-yard piece of Christmas fabric for a “fun” game. Chairs were positioned in a circle and, as music played, the fabrics were passed to the left. When the music stopped, that one-yard piece was torn in half, throwing one piece under the participants’ chair, and passing the rest of the fabric to the left as the music continued. When the music stopped again, the ½ yard was torn in half, etc., until we ended up with a piece of fabric approximately 2” x 4”—that last piece did vary some! Everyone was encouraged to sew these fabrics into a block(s) and bring that block(s) to a meeting for “Show & Tell.”

The meeting was adjourned with group singing of “Joy To the World,” “Silent Night,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

All were wished a very Merry Christmas and a GREAT New Year!!!

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East

Secretary

Minutes from the November 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

November 18, 2015

The November 18, 2015, meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO, was called to order by Di Zook, President, at 6:34 pm. Guests include Elsie Gaber’s sister-in-law, Frankie Kins.

Roll call was taken. During roll call, the members shared a yard of patriotic-themed fabric to donate to the Veteran Quilt Community Service project. When Elsie Gaber’s name was called, she took the opportunity to present a crocheted afghan with a card to Renae Farnsworth to recognize her efforts in her work toward organizing the veteran quilt community service program.

Joan Harrison gave the Treasurer’s Report.

Announcements

Open House: Di Zook announced that tomorrow night (November 19, 2015), an open house is at the Community Arts Center in Kirksville, where approximately 20 guild members’ quilts are on display throughout the months of November and December.

Free Magazines: Michelle Breault sent some magazines for the guild members to take for free.

Challenge Project: Joan Harrison brought additional copies of the challenge project for people to take, if they hadn’t gotten them last month.

Thank You Note: Kay Beach shared a thank you note from the Board of Directors from Victim Support Services for the donation of five quilts and a crocheted baby afghan.

 

Old Business

Chambray Shirts: Andrea O’Brien shared pictures of shirts that the Guild will order from the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild for the new chambray shirts. New members will have $15 of their new chambray shirts paid by the Guild. Polo shirts are also available, and guild members are able to go directly to the Stitching Post to order on their own.

Tie-Dyed Shirts: Andrea also reminded members that if they wish to have a shirt tie-dyed for the HOF Quilt show, to please turn in their shirt size and money ($10) to Joan Harrison ASAP. She will be working with her husband and students from the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity at Truman State University to tie dye shirts on December 3, 2015.

By-Law Changes: Di passed out copies of the proposed by-law changes, and asked members to look them over before they are voted on in January 2016.

UFO Challenge Forms: Elsie Gaber asked people to fill in their UFO Challenge forms if they had anything new completed. She then circulated the book throughout the meeting.

 

New Business

No new business.

 

Committee Reports

Community Service:

  • Renae Farnsworth asked that people continue to donate food toward the local food banks as part of the community service at the Christmas party.
  • Rose Marie talked about needing sock donations for the Twin Pines and Manor Care Nursing Homes. Socks with non-skid bottoms are ideal, especially for people that can’t wear shoes. She asked that people bring socks in addition to, or instead of, food donations for the Christmas Party.
  • Kay Beach announced that the Moose Lodge requested a quilt donation for their kids project. They have a big auction to raise money. Last year, Kay donated a quilt out of her personal stash. This year, Linda Kowalski volunteered to donate a quilt out of her personal stash.
  • Alice Allinson made a motion that this year, HOF make a $50 donation each to the Christian Community Food Depot and the Helping Hands Mission. Elsie Gaber seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Courtesy:

Two cards were sent to members this month:

  • Stephanie Hettinger for the birth of her baby boy.
  • Mary Magruder since she had surgery.

Historian:

Carol Snider asked how to get the pictures off the webpage so that she can put them in the records. Barb Bevell has access to these photos, so she can work with her to get what she needs.

Newsletter/Blog/Website:

No report.

Program:

Andrea O’Brien asked for the descriptions of programs that would be provided in February and March. Rose Marie said that she and Kay Beach will be presenting a program on Drunkard’s Path in February.

Challenge Project:

Extra copies of the challenge description are available.

Christmas Party:

Alice Allinson said the Christmas party will be $12/per person, and will be catered by Baker’s BBQ, located on the square in Kirksville. Guests are welcome. Alice circulated a sign up list for the Christmas party.

The committee would like to encourage people to bring the following items:

  • Canned goods and/or socks (see description under Community Service section above) for donations.
  • One yard of NICE Christmas fabric for a fun activity during the Christmas party.

Quilt Retreat:

Di Zook said they have plans in the works, and announcements would be made soon.

Quilt til you Wilt:

Rose Marie announced that Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 am at the Kirksville Annex. No ending time. Soup will be provided by guild members, so she asked that people bring side dishes.

Fun & Games:

Elsie provided another fat quarter to all members who were at the meeting. She said she would like for everybody to make a nine-patch block out of the fat quarters they have been given, using 3″ squares. The remaining fabric from the fat quarters that the guild members were given is for members to keep. These nine-patch blocks will be used in a raffle quilt for the Thousand Hills Rotary Club’s annual reverse raffle in April 2016.

 

Show and Tell

Rose Marie:

  1. “Roses are Orange” quilt with various orange blocks
  2. “Mosaics” from Edita Sytar’s Friendship Triangles book

Kay Beach:

  1. Triangles quilt from a pattern from Edita’s Sytar’s Friendship Triangles book.

Diane Jarvis:

  1. “Route 66”, a hand embroidered quilt made of neutrals and brown tones. (Shown by Kay Beach showed a quilt for her, since Diane was not able to be at the meeting.)

Andrea O’Brien:

  1. A quilt made of old hand-painted blocks, that she pieced together for a co-worker.

Marilyn Peck:

  1. A Christmas quilt

Debbie Hudnall:

  1. A flannel baby quilt made with yellows, greys, and greens

Erin Northcutt:

  1. “Baby Love” baby quilt for a friend

Meredith Willcox:

  1. A Mrs. Santa Clause, DO, apron she made for her daughter for a Christmas party
  2. Two scrappy nine-patch quilts that she made out of her stash for her daughter’s children’s playroom
  3. A Noah’s ark themed quilt — charity quilts from her stash
  4. An ABC’s quilt — charity quilts from her stash
  5. Clifford the Big Red Dog with ABC’s — charity quilts from her stash
  6. A Missouri Star Good Night Irene — charity quilts from her stash

 

Program

Liz Mills presented a program about snap purses using pieces of a metal tape measure. She said to the pattern is on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdpy5gyf6w), but she also passed around some directions. She said when you cut the tape measure, to round off the edges and put tape over the ends so they don’t cut through the fabric once they are inside the top of the bag.

 

The guild meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Andrea O’Brien (secretary for the evening)

Minutes from the October 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

Use this link to download and print a copy of our October 2015 HOF Minutes.

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

OCTOBER 21, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at the Adair County Annex, Kirksville, on October 21, 2015. As the members/friends gathered, Elsie Gaber handed out name tags, and each person received a square of various fabrics, the third one we have received.

President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m., and announced the October birthdays. Joan Harrison introduced her guest, Bonnie Lindquist, a high school classmate. Roll Call, “number of years I have been a member of Quilt Guild,” was answered by 30 members.

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service. Treasurer Joan Harrison presented her report and it was discussed.

Joan also prepared a separate and final report of expenses for the Bonnie Hunter event.

There was a question as to why the funds for the speaker system were taken from the Bonnie Hunter Event. Joan explained that the system was purchased especially for the Bonnie Hunter Event and the need for everyone to be able to hear the instructions and other information during that event. Although it will be used for other things, such as regular meetings and the Quilt Show(s), most likely it would not have been purchased at this time, except for the Bonnie Hunter Event. She clarified we have only one bank account, but it could be taken from another section of that account. As we began setting aside funds for the Bonnie Hunter event and it was in the early planning stages, there had been a comment that when the Bonnie Hunter Event was over, if there was unused money, some of it would be used to purchase something for the Guild and any remaining funds retained for a future retreat.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Kirksville Art Center Quilt Show:  President Di announced that the list for quilts to be shown during November through December at the Kirksville Art Center needed to be completed. Nineteen(19) people had signed up at the September meeting and the list was circulated again. Quilts must be taken to the Art Center on November 2 & 3, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. If anyone has a problem getting their quilt to the Art Center between those hours, Kay Beach was volunteered to take them—those quilts must be taken to Kay, she will NOT pick them up.

Shirts for new members were discussed. The person who has done shirts for us previously has retired and we need to find another source. President Di did some checking and there was a wide price range from $21.00 to $65.00 for blue chambray shirts, with the most reasonable price at Unionville.   Vice-President Andrea O’Brien checked with the Stitching Post in Kirksville, and we can get polo shirts there for $18, with the stitching costing approximately another $5. She did not check on the blue chambray shirts but will do so. It was felt we would rather purchase them locally if possible. Barb Bevell conducted a short survey as to what we might want:

  • New members chambray shirts, Guild to pay $15.00 of cost – 8-10;
  • Old Members or 2nd chambray shirt (cost is “on your own”) – 5;
  • Polo shirts (cost is “on your own”) – 10.

It was decided to “work” on this during the month and make a decision in November.

“Tie-Dye Shirts” to be worn at the 2016 Quilt Show: John O’Brien’s classes at Truman will provide the shirts AND tie-dye them for $10.00 per person. This is a money-making project of his classes and the consensus was that it is a bargain! Money for these shirts can be given to Joan Harrison. All members are encouraged to wear the tie-dye shirts during the 2016 Quilt Show.

Membership Books:  Rose Marie Smith prepared the information for the new books and they were circulated. She was commended for her efforts!

 

NEW BUSINESS:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Meredith Willcox announced that several members had gotten together and sewn 50 neck pillows for the Dialysis Clinic. She asked if there was a need for neck pillows or other items at George Rea Treatment Center or another clinic, etc., which needs to be checked out.

Charity Quilts: Rose Marie Smith stated that Renae Farnsworth often pays out of her pocket for batting, fabric, etc. for the Veterans’ Quilts. Rose Marie made a motion, seconded by Elsie Gaber, to have Joan Harrison order batting at her best price for the Veterans’ Quilts and give the batting to Renae. The motion carried.   For Roll Call in November EVERYONE is to bring an item(s) from their “stash” to be given to Renae and used in the Veterans’ Quilts.

COURTESY: Members are Bonnie Schultz, Brenda Moore, Susan Guffey, and Gloria Davis. Bonnie stated all the members of this committee are new and will appreciate notice when someone is ill, hospitalized, etc. Cards were sent to Gyla Elmore and Paula Presley who were “under the weather”. It was announced Mary Magruder had surgery recently and a card will be sent to her.

HISTORIAN: There was no report.

NEWSLETTER/BLOG/WEBSITE: This month, 121 people have been on our BLOG.

BY-LAWS: Vice-President Andrea O’Brien spoke about the By-Laws, which are in the back of the program book. It is planned to have committee sign-ups in May 2016, since our new year begins is July, and we could then have the books printed much earlier than in the past.

CHRISTMAS PARTY COMMITTEE: The committee is working on Christmas party plans but had nothing specific to announce at this time.

QUILT TIL YOU WILT: Rose Marie Smith announced that she will set up a Quilt Til You Wilt on either November 21, or December 5. She will let us know when the plans are complete.

 

PROGRAM:

Bonnie Schultz, Masha Yahl, and Joan Harrison presented the theme for the 2016 Challenge Quilts: “Size Matters.” Participants are to make a quilt with at least three (3) sizes of the same block. Fillers, such as sashing, etc., can be used, and can be any size. These quilts will be shown in September 2016 and then entered in the 2017 Quilt Show. They showed several examples using such things as “9-patch,” “stars,” etc.

 

SHOW & TELL:

  • Meredith Willcox:
    1. “Iris” quilt, quilted by Joan Harrison;
    2. Pillow appliquéd with a Scotty dog for a granddaughter;
    3. “Cathedral Windows” blocks;
    4. “Embroidered Sampler” quilt.
  • Gyla Elmore:
    1. “Honeymoon Shadows,” quilt made for her husband with leftover pieces in a snowball pattern.
  • Brenda Moore:
    1. “Disappearing Hourglass.”
  • Mary Shoaf:
    1. “Folding Flowers,”
    2. “Disappearing Pinwheel.”
  • Barb Bevell:
    1. “Dolly Quilt,” made from leftovers of Jean Nevins’ quilt.
  • Alice Allinson:
    1. “Stained Glass Wonder.”
  • Kathy East:
    1. Veterans’ Quilts: U.S. Navy quilt for a doctor friend;
    2. U.S. Army quilt for a La Plata friend;
    3. A “tell” about another U. S. Army quilt, which will be given away before the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the September 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

Use this link to download and print a copy of our September 2015 minutes.

HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in the 1st Floor meeting room at the First Methodist Church, Kirksville, on September 16, 2015. As the members/friends gathered, Elsie Gaber handed out name tags. This is an effort to have each “oldster” become acquainted with at least one of the “newcomers.” There was also a square of fabric at each place, this being the second fabric we have received. We will be instructed at a later time what to do with these fabrics.

President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. Visitors welcomed were Lucia Pink and Sandy Catlett. Roll Call was answered by 42 members, revealing their place of birth as the fun question to answer. Many were born in the Kirksville area, but a number of states were represented.

President Di Zook announced the September birthdays.

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service. Treasurer Joan Harrison presented the Treasurer’s report and called to our attention the money paid to date to cover the costs of the Bonnie Hunter event. She also reminded everyone that dues are now due and payable.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Linda Pickett announced that Bonnie Hunter is in town and several of their committee had supper with her tonight. She is tired from her trip and there was an airplane snafu of some sort, which made her arrival later than planned. She was not at our meeting due to a deadline for her publisher. Security for Thursday and Friday nights will be provided by the son of Diane Bloskovich.

The Thursday class (September 17) will be “Playing with Jacks”, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and finishing at 6:00 p.m. Our members are to park on the west side of the building. The Friday class (September 18) will be “Jared Takes a Wife”, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and finishing at 4:00 p.m., with lunch at 12:30. There will be a buffet available at a cost of $10.00. There are some small restaurants available if you do not wish to take advantage of the buffet. Friday evening, the Trunk Show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Non-members will pay $10.00 at the door and members will “pay” with a dozen cookies for the fellowship that follows.

Six people are needed to “hold” Bonnie Hunter’s quilts at the Trunk Show. Volunteering were Rose Marie Smith, Andrea O’Brien, Di Zook, and Nancy Krueger. Folders will be Bonnie Schultz, Debbie Hudnall, and Kathy Krog. Bonnie Hunter quilts made by our members will be shown as “Show and Tell” items at the event. The Committee was thanked for their work in putting this event together.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Some did not receive “swatches” tonight and Elsie will get a swatch to them at the next meeting.

It was announced we will be unable to use the Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church for the rest of the year. Because our group is quite large (more than 50) and we have outgrown the room used tonight, it was suggested that perhaps we can meet at the Adair County Annex building for the rest of the year. Di Zook will check tomorrow at the Courthouse on that possibility.

Committee reports:

Courtesy:

  • Gyla Elmore is having back pain again and she will likely be unable to attend the Bonnie Hunter event.
  • If anyone knows of a member who is ill, please notify Bonnie Schultz or any other member of that committee.

Historian:

  • Carol Snider reported the committee has not met in a while and will soon in an effort to get caught up.

Newsletter/Blog:

  • Barb Bevell reported we have paid $99.00 to have unlimited space on our Blog. This will be an annual fee.

Program Committee:

  • Everything is under control.

Quilt Show:

  • The theme for the 2016 Quilt Show will bePiece ‘n Love.”
  • It was suggested that all the members might want to have a tie-dye shirt to wear during the Quilt Show. Andrea O’Brien announced that her husband, John, teaches chemistry at Truman State and one of the projects of his classes is to tie-dye shirts as a fundraiser. If you would want to provide a WHITE 100% cotton t-shirt, they would tie dye it at a cost of $5.00. If you want to buy the t-shirt from them and have it tie-dyed, the cost is $10.00. The money is used for chemicals they use in demonstrations conducted in area school science classes. More information will be given at the October guild meeting.

Guild Shirts:

  • It was announced that if new members would like a denim shirt with our logo on it.
  • Guild pays $15 toward that purchase.
  • Both long sleeve and short sleeve shirts are available.
  • Contact Susan Bell in the near future if you want one (she will be leaving shortly for the winter).

Christmas Party:

  • The committee is planning to get together in the near future.

“Quilt ‘Til U Wilt”:

  • The next “Quilt ‘Til U Wilt” will be Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Annex, from 9:00 a.m.-?.

 

SHOW & TELL:

  • Rose Marie Smith: 
    1. Veterans’ quilt sent by her sister;
    2. Quilt taken from her UFO pile and hand-quilted by Evelyn Himes;
    3. Quilt hand-quilted by her sister;
  • Beverly Compton: 
    1. Geometric table mat;
    2. Butterfly table mat;
  • April Bartlett: 
    1. Lap quilt of denim & cotton in cathedral window pattern;
  • Barb Bevell
    1. She had a “tell.”: Completed quilt in cathedral window pattern with blue jeans;
  • Kay Beach:
    1. “Frogs” quilt for 5 year old great-grandchild;
    2. Embroidered quilt, entered in Knox County Quilt Show & received a blue ribbon;
  • Alice Allinson:
    1. Blue and yellow quilt;
  • Susan Guffey:
    1. Veteran’s quilt given to Renae;
  • Meredith Willcox:   
    1. Embroidered “orphan block” and finished it as a table topper;
    2. Embroidered table topper;
    3. Blue/yellow afghan;
    4. Halloween panel for the door;
    5. Table runner with iris flowers;
    6. 50 neck pillows for the Dialysis Clinic.
  • Carol Snider:
    1. Quilt made for a friend from her deceased husband’s t-shirts;
  • Stephanie Hettinger:
    1. Baby quilt made for a new baby boy to be born in November;
  • Mary Shoaff:
    1. Pieced 1 ½” squares cut by her mother and made into “mug rugs”;
    2. “Twister” wall hanging;
  • Cindy Spearman:
    1. “Row by Row” quilt made from fabrics purchased on Shop Hops (won the prize at Sew Sweet)
    2. “Scrappy Trips”;
  • Kathy East:
    1. Two veteran’s quilt tops made by Kathy, designed & tied by husband, Stan, which will be given away by next meeting;
  • Elsie Gaber:
    1. Quilt made from men’s ties;
  • Diane Jarvis:
    1. She had a “tell.”: She was testing the speakers on our new system & their dog, Homer, was checking out the speaker. When she said his name, he jumped back like he’d been shot, she decided they worked fine!
  • Di Zook:
    1. ????

 

2015 CHALLENGE QUILT REVEAL:

The 2015 Challenge Quilts were brought, laid out in another room, and judged by all in attendance:

The winners and recipients of a gift certificate from the local quilt shops were:

1st place –a tie:

  • Mary Magruder, “Pineapple Blossom,” (entry #5)
  • Andrea O’Brien, “Scrappy Mountains;” (entry #12)

3rd place – a tie:

  • Di Zook, “Boxy Stars; and (entry #4)
  • Marsha Yahl, Scrappy Mountains” (entry #7)

Other participants:

  • Marilyn Peck, “Strip Twist” (entry #1)
  • Barb Bevell, “Scrappy Mountains” (entry #2)
  • Cathy Poyner, “Pineapple Blossom” (entry#3)
  • Susan Bell, “Pineapple Blossom” (entry #6)
  • Joan Harrison, “Boxy Stars” (entry #8)
  • Susan Guffey, “Pineapple Blossom” (entry #9)
  • Cindy Spearman, “Boxy Stars” (entry #10)
  • Peggy Clark, “Scrappy Mountains” (entry #11)
  • Celia Riggle, “Scrappy Mountains” (entry #13)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

 

Minutes from the August 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

AUGUST 19, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, Kirksville, on July 19, 2015. As the members/friends gathered, Elsie Gaber handed out name tags which corresponded to the “colors” on each table. With many newer members, this is an effort to have everyone know each other better. Each table contained a number & color with small fabric pieces corresponding to that color and attendees were to take them home. We will be instructed at a later time what to do with these fabrics.

President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Linda Pickett introduced Kathy Reick from the Kirksville Art Center. Ms. Reick requested that the Guild members display 15-18 of our quilts in the Art Center. They will receive them on both November 1 and 2, and then display them through the end of December. Interest was expressed and we agreed to do this. They will have a reception for the Guild members on November 19. The quilts do NOT have to have a Christmas theme. Her phone number is 216-0337 (cell) or 665-6333 if anyone wants to talk to her about this.

President Di Zook announced the August birthdays and several visitors were introduced:  Tara Hettinger, April Bartlett, Lois Powell, and Beverly Compton. Some of them paid dues later that evening in order to become members. Brenda Moore was introduced, also—she had paid dues at the 2015 Quilt Show  Roll Call was answered by 38 members and 4 visitors with “My  Favorite Color.”  (Blue and purple were the overall favorites.)

The minutes were approved as sent out via email and the postal service.  Some have not been receiving their emails and we will try to straighten that out. Treasurer Joan Harrison presented the Treasurer’s report and reminded everyone that dues are now due and payable.

OLD BUSINESS:

A list of the various committees was circulated and we were reminded that EVERYONE needs to be on at least one committee.

Bonnie Hunter Retreat:

Linda Pickett gave a detailed report on the expenses for the upcoming retreat, September 18, 19, and 20, 2015, totaling $4,800.80.

Items included:

  • Airfare;
  • 1/3 of the mileage for a rental vehicle, estimated;
  • One ½ day Workshop
  • Two full-day workshops;
  • Trunk Show;
  • Plus $35. for each registrant over 24;
  • Building rental

TOTAL:  $4,800.80

Additional expenses: $200 Security for Thursday & Friday nights, making a Total of $5,000.00.

They also plan to have bottled water and donuts on both Friday and Saturday and a buffet luncheon will be served on both Friday and Saturday at a cost of $10.00 per person.

There will be three (3) ironing stations set up—DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN IRON!! There will also be cutting stations set up. If you wish to bring your own cutting board, it MUST be a small one. Two attendees will be seated on each side at long banquet tables, so there won’t be a tremendous amount of room.

There are 4 openings on Thursday, September 17, and 4 openings on Saturday, September 19, due to some cancellations. It is hoped we can fill these vacancies because the registrations have been refunded to those who cannot now attend.

Diane Bloskovich and Andrea O’Brien will both check with their sons to see if one of them would want to provide Security on Thursday and/or Friday nights.

Kay Beach announced that gift certificates will be given away from both Quilted Square and Wildflower Quilting. Nine gift bags with quilty/sewing items and 10 table runners have been made by the committee as additional door prizes.

Purchase of a Sound System:

There was a discussion about the purchase of a sound system from “Sweetwater.com,” including a microphone, microphone stand and case, and possibly wireless microphone.  This would be a “Mackie” brand. Barb Bevell works with these systems all the time and said the Mackie brand is good. It was pointed out that we could utilize the microphone system for the Quilt Show, as well. (We have been borrowing a microphone system from the Rotary for use at the Quilt Show.)  After discussion, Pat Kurtzeman made a motion, second by Rose Marie Smith, to purchase a sound system, including a wireless microphone, hand-held microphone, and remote with a spending limit of $1,000. The motion carried unanimously. Diane Jarvis will be assisted by Barb Bevell as to order what is needed.

2016 Quilt Show:

It was announced that Kirksville R-III has offered one of their schools for our 2016 Quilt Show and it will be free! Many felt the Junior High would be ideal. The gymnasium is larger than the gym at the YMCA, and we will have access to the commons area and the Home Economics room. Also, we will be able to get into the building much earlier. This would give us more room for vendors, more space for quilts, and the gymnasium floor will be protected by the school, so we won’t need to be quite as careful. It has been penciled in for the first full weekend in June (3 & 4), 2016, and this was agreeable with everyone. Elsie Gaber made a motion that we go to the Junior High for the 2016 Quilt Show on June 3 & 4, 2016, seconded by Bonnie Schultz, and a unanimous vote.

UFO Challenge:

Elsie Gaber and Barb Bevell are on the Fun and Games Committee and in charge of the UFO Challenge (not to be confused with the 2015-2016 Guild Challenge). Everyone in attendance was asked to fill out a Challenge paper and encouraged to complete at least one project on the paper during the year.

NEW BUSINESS: 

 A paper was circulated to sign up for the quilts to be displayed at the Kirksville Art Center.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Renae Farnsworth requested that anyone who has a veteran’s quilt give it to her before the next meeting.

  • QUILT ‘TIL U WILT:

It will be Saturday, August 22, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Adair County Annex.  Everyone is free to come and go as time allows.  We will have a carry-in lunch or you can “brown bag” it, if you prefer.  It is a good opportunity to get to know others in the Quilt Guild and we hope some of our new members will attend!

  • CHALLENGE PROJECT:

The reveal of Bonnie Hunter quilts will be at the September 16, 2015, meeting.  The new Challenge Project will be presented at the October 21, 2015, meeting, to be completed by the September 2016 meeting.

SHOW & TELL:

  • Nancy Krueger
  1. “Grand Illusion,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt
  • Cathy Poyner
  1. “Four Square Dance,” a mystery quilt
  • Barb Bevell
  1. “Cathedral Window,” a rag quilt she made from denim circles, to be used as a picnic quilt.
  • Kathy Krog
  1. “Solitary Confinement,”
  2. An Irish Chain pattern using Shelly Pagliai’s hand-dyed fabrics
  3. “Strippers Delight,” one of Shelly Pagliai’s pattern.
  • Shelly Pagliai
  1. Leather quilt bag given to her by Scott for her birthday
  2. “French Country Sampler” Her new design for the Quilt Club’s Block of the Month for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop
  • Kim Sampson
  1. A quilt made by her 9-year-old grandson. He made two of them for twin babies expected soon.
  • Kay Beach
  1. A Veteran’s quilt.
  • Elsie Gaber
  1. “Macaroni & Cheese,” the 2004 Crayon Challenge quilt
  2. Bear quilt made in 2011 for Ron Gaber.
  • Mary Shoaff
  1. “Twister;”
  2. A Christmas wall hanging
  • Bonnie Schultz
  1. A cat quilt made for her 2 yr. old granddaughter
  2. Black/white quilt made from sale fabrics
  3. Denim quilt for granddaughter made with squares precut by a lady from Hurdland
  • Liz Mills
  1. A fabric book for grandbaby #3, born August 6
  •  Rose Marie Smith
  1. Quilt from magazine that was called “Prairie Stars”, but she named it “Prairie Christmas.”
  • Linda Kowalski
  1. embroidered butterflies quilt
  • Andrea O’Brien
  1. UFO made from scraps;
  2. Quilt for son Zane made from fabric hand-dyed by Andrea & husband John
  3. Tiger Quilt made with hand-dyed fabrics
  4. “Disappearing Hourglass”

PROGRAM:
Kathy Krog demonstrated  how to make a 10-minute table runner. Instructions can be found on YouTube.com. It requires ½ yard fabric for the back and 1/3 yard fabric for the front. Sew down both edges with right sides together. Fold in half back to back and sew a ¼:” seam on each end. Turn it right side out & each end becomes a point.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the July 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

JULY 15, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, Kirksville, on July 15, 2015. President Di Zook called the meeting to order and announced the July birthdays. Di distributed name tag labels with the intent of something more permanent to be used in the near future. It was brought to the attention of the Guild Board that with so many “new” faces, many don’t know their names and they may not know all of us “oldsters”. Twenty-seven members answered roll call with “A Childhood Memory.” Mary Shoaff, Green City, was introduced as a visitor and became a member.

The minutes were approved as mailed out via email and the postal service. The Treasurer’s report for June was distributed and approved.  An estimate of the income and expenses for 2015-2016 was also distributed.

OLD BUSINESS:

Bonnie Hunter Retreat:

There was a discussion regarding the fees charged by Bonnie Hunter for the workshop she will conduct in Novinger, September 17, 18, and 19, 2015. Her fee for the workshops is based on the number of students in each of the three (3) workshop sections, plus a fee for the Trunk Show on Friday night, and motel expenses while in Kirksville. The fees for travel expenses are to be divided between three (3) guilds (Marshall, Springfield, and Kirksville), so an exact amount of expenses we will owe is not known at this time. We do know the fee for the Novinger facility is $350.00 plus $100.00 for security on Thursday and Friday nights.

2015 Quilt Show Report:

  • Marsha Yahl gave a summary of the responses from vendors. Most of them liked the show and the way booth assignments were handled this year. One vendor suggestion was that the fliers be mailed out earlier so they can advertise our show in their businesses.
  • It was announced that Meredith Willcox graciously made “participation ribbons” to be presented to all the participants in the “Youth” section of our Quilt Show. The hope is that this will encourage those young people to continue sewing and participate in future shows.

NEW BUSINESS:

By-Laws:

The By-Laws were distributed and some possible changes will be dealt with at the August meeting because attendance tonight was low, probably due to the NEMO Fair, which is in full swing this week.

2015-2016 Committee assignments:

Committee assignment sheets were handed out and we were reminded that EVERYONE is expected to serve on ONE committee. If someone wants to be on more than one committee, they are free to do so.  The Board would like to have as many of the programs handled “in house” as is possible. The past year quite a bit was spent on refreshments because we had so many guest presenters. It was felt that we needed to have refreshments when there is a guest speaker and cookies and drink were suggested.  A list was circulated for members to sign up to be responsible for a program. A list of name, address, phone, etc. was circulated and everyone was asked to make sure their information is correct before the 2015-2016 books are printed.

Quilt Show 2016:

  • It was announced that Barb Bevell, Andrea O’Brien, and Alice Allinson will chair the 2016 Quilt Show.
  • Another announcement was that Mary Magruder, at the suggestion of Kirksville R-III Schools Superintendent Dr. Kizzire, has approached the Guild with an offer to host the Quilt Show at one of the Kirksville Schools. This facility will be free, which is certainly exciting! It was suggested we ask for June 3-4, 2016, at the Middle School. Several Guild members are familiar with the Middle School and believe it is well lighted, has a kitchen, and a larger gymnasium for the quilts to be displayed. It is possible we could easily display an additional number of quilts. Seating for the lunch for vendors and Guild members would be at long tables, which fold down from the wall. School personnel will put down “mats” so we will not need to be so careful about the type of chairs and tables we use in the gym for the show itself. Another “plus” is that we could get in much earlier to start setting up and perhaps begin the show earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Due to light attendance this month, a decision on this matter was tabled to the August 19, meeting.

“Days For Girls”

  • It was announced that four members of the Guild had attended a meeting about “Days For Girls,” a project of the Rotary Club, in which we have volunteered to participate.
  • The next meeting will be August 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the NE Missouri Health Council, 1506 Crown Drive, Kirksville. All are welcome to participate!

Courtesy Committee:

Cards will be sent to the following who are “under the weather:”

  • Jane Eitel fell recently in her kitchen and broke her wrist;
  • Gloria Davis is not feeling well tonight and was unable to attend; and
  • Paula Presley is dealing with sciatic nerve pain.

SHOW & TELL:

  • Rose Marie Smith
    1. “It’s In the DNA,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt;
  • Mary Shoaff
    1. “Tumbling Blocks;” and
  • Meredith Willcox
    1. Several “Fleece blankets” with crocheted edges for the Linus Project.

2015-2016 UFO Challenge:

The newly formed “Fun and Games” committee has decided to resurrect the popular “UFO Challenge”. This is a 1-year

PROGRAM:

The program tonight was planned by Nancy Krueger who had to be out of town.  Everyone was to bring the FIRST QUILT they made or tell about it if they no longer had it; and the LATEST QUILT they had completed:

  • Alice Allinson:
    • First quilt: is in “quilt heaven;”
    • Next quilt: in blue and mauve colors, “Log Cabin” pattern
    • Latest quilt: Edyta Sitar pattern (9-patch with precuts and more)
  • Kay Beach: 
    • First quilt: “Bow tie” pattern and hand quilted;
    • Latest quilt: is for a great niece who is having difficulties, named “Becca Don’t Care.”  Kay quilted it on her machine & emptied 5 bobbins;
  • Susan Bell: 
    • First quilt: was a Christmas quilt in 1990;
    • Latest quilt: September Challenge, “Pineapple Blossom” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Barb Bevell: 
    • First quilt: in 1976 (not finished),
    • Next quilt: “Hearts” (1981), from a class by Sherry Bailey at Kay’s Fabrics.
    • Latest quilt: “Wild ‘n Bright With a Twist of  Lime” made for her mother;
  • Peggy Clark: 
    • First quilt: doesn’t have it anymore
    • Latest quilt: “Easy Street,” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Kathy East: 
    • First quilt: was a baby quilt for 1st son (1959) with embroidered animals in  blocks, completely worn out by 3 boys;
    • Next quilt: made in 1960 for her brother from fabrics used by her mother to make his shirts until he was in high school;
    • Latest quilt: “ragtime” quilt, “Uncle Sam’s Pride,” made in 2014, for grandson, Cameron;
  • Ellen Farnsworth:
    • First quilt: 9-patch of flannel & it was tied by a friend;
  • Renae Farnsworth: 
    • She enjoys coordinating the Veterans’ Quilt project of the Guild since 2009;
  • Elsie Gaber: 
    • First quilt: started in 1989, finished in 1990; counted cross-stitch;
    • Latest quilt: “Jean’s Quilt:” The “Apache Wedding Blessing” is in the center and 22 Guild members made a block to honor Jean Nevins;
  • Susan Guffey:
    • First quilt made when she was 8 in star pattern & tied;
    • Latest quilt: “Desert Star” by Judy Niemeyer;
  • Joan Harrison: 
    • First quilt: “My Friend’s House”
    • Early quilt:  Cross-stitched blocks made by her mother in 1970’s and quilted by Joan in 2002;
    • Latest quilt: “David’s Quilt,” made for her brother;
  • Susan Howai:
    • First quilt: September 2001, quilted by a friend from South Africa;
    • Latest quilt: “Pin Quilt,” featuring military medals of her husband, 2015;
  • Diane Jarvis:
    • Latest quilt: “Vintage Tin;”
  • Pat Kurtzeman:
    • First quilt: 4” squares, 1950,
    • Next quilt: “Sampler Quilt,” Class from Alice Allinson, fabrics chosen by her husband;
    • Last quilt: 2011, fabrics chosen by Pat;
  • Liz Mills: 
    • First quilt: had dogs on it;
    • Latest quilt: 2012 Challenge quilt for grandson.  She made a crib blanket, pillow, & car seat cover from fabric with “owls” & “minky” fabric for backing;
  • Erin Northcutt: 
    • First quilt: “Ram’s” (football) fabric;
    • Latest quilt: “signature quilt” made for her school principal;
  • Andrea O’Brien:
    • First quilt: baby quilt for son, Zane, square blocks separated with bias strips; “tied” with zig-zag stitches on her machine;
    • Latest quilt: “Charm pack” quilt in purples;
  • Shelly Pagliai: 
    • First quilt: made when 12 years old, white with embroidered peacock, learned to hand quilt on this quilt;
    • Latest quilt: “Hole in the Barn Door;”
  • Celia Riggle:
    • First quilt: “Log Cabin”–she checked out a library book & made it from clothes worn by the family;
    • Latest quilt: “Majestic Mountains,” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Rose Marie Smith: 
    • First quilt: light blue square blocks with appliquéd dogs;
    • Latest quilt: “Primitive Applique” by Jan Paddock;
  • Carol Snider:
    • First quilt: a baby quilt with embroidered blocks, put together by Carol & her Mother;
    • First full-size quilt was made in 1990 during Desert Storm, “Streak of Lightning;”
    • Latest quilt: “Irish Chain with Yo-Yos.”  Each yo-yo has a button in the center and the buttons have a daisy in the center;
  • Meredith Willcox: 
    • First quilt: a doll quilt, made on a treadle machine when she was very young; she had to stand up in order to use the treadle;
    • Latest quilt: “Stack & Whack;”
  • Marsha Yahl: 
    • First quilt: “Rail Fence;”
    • Latest quilt: “Patches and Pinwheels” by Bonnie Hunter;
  • Di Zook: 
    • First quilt: 1980’s for daughter from charm pack, full-size navy blue;
    • Latest quilt: “Boxy Stars,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt.

Following the VERY interesting program, the meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the June 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

JUNE 17, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in the Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church, Kirksville, on June 17, 2015. A wonderful carry-in dinner was enjoyed by 29 members and 3 guests, Ron Gaber, Charlie Beach, and Scott Jarvis. These gentlemen had assisted in various ways to either set up or tear down the quilt show May 29-30.  In the absence of President Di Zook, Vice President Kay Beach called the meeting to order shortly after 7:00 p.m. and announced the June birthdays. Roll call was answered by 29 members and the May minutes were approved as received via email and postal service. Treasurer Joan Harrison handed out the Treasurer’s Report, which reflected the registrations received for the Bonnie Hunter Workshops.  Obviously, some of those funds will be used to cover any additional costs of the workshop.

OLD BUSINESS:

The Quilt Show was very good.  A more complete wrap-up is to be voiced under new business later in the meeting. A donation was made to the Knox County Nursing Home in memory of Bob Glasgow, who passed away recently. His wife is Evelyn.

NEW BUSINESS:

Kay announced that the slate of officers for the 2015-2016 year is:  Di Zook, President; Andrea O’Brien, Vice-President; Kathy East, Secretary; and Joan Harrison, Treasurer. Alice Allinson made a motion the proposed slate of officers be accepted by acclamation, with a second by Linda Kowalski, and a unanimous vote.

A copy of the proposed 2015-2016 Guild Handbook was circulated and everyone was asked to check the spelling of their names, address, phone numbers, etc., marking OK if there were no changes and making any necessary changes.

The Macon County Town & Country Fair at Macon, asked to borrow our quilt standards for their upcoming quilt show. It was pointed out that many years ago, there was a decision by the Guild that the standards would not be loaned out. Although they seem quite sturdy, parts of them are rather fragile and loaning them was not considered to be a wise idea at that time. It was agreed that we should not change that decision. Charlie Beach was kind enough to give the person(s) from Macon a sample of how they are made, along with instructions.

Kay Beach and Linda Kowalski will assist the Town & Country 4-H young ladies in judging their quilt show at the Macon County Town & Country Fair, July 7-11, 2015.

There was an announcement of a Shop Hop July 16, 17, and 18, 2015. Area shops involved include Wildflower Quilting (Karen Farnsworth), Greentop; Brilee Quilt Shop (Susan Chidester), Glenwood; Wheeler’s Longarm Quilting, Hwy Y, Greentop; Quilted Square (Tammy Jones), Kirksville; Memphis Mercantile, downtown Memphis; and Zimmerman’s at Rutledge.

Barb Bevell stated our BLOG is getting too large and we need to consider paying $99 per year for a larger blog space. As there were quite a few members absent tonight, it was decided to table this item and take it up at the July meeting.

It was announced that the Bonnie Hunter Workshops in Novinger, sponsored by our Guild, are full:  there are 32 registrations for the half-day workshop on Thursday, September 17; 46 for the full-day workshop on Friday, September 18; and 42 for the full-day workshop on September 19. (We are reminded that admission for Guild members to the Trunk Show on Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. is one dozen cookies for refreshments.) Other attendees will pay $10. at the door. At Quiltville.com you can get the FREE patterns for both Thursday (Playing with Jacks), and Friday (Jared Takes a Wife) classes, and the book, “More Adventures with Leaders and Enders” for the Saturday class can be ordered from there, also. Kay Beach asked if there is a speaker system at the Novinger Fire Station and no one in attendance knew the answer.   It was felt that a speaker system would be helpful and that will be determined prior to the Workshops.

It was announced that Pete Yahl had knee surgery today, June 17, in Columbia.

QUILT SHOW:  Scarlett Ragas

The Bed Turning was very nice and the chairs were full at all the presentations.

There were a few glitches on Friday, May 29, when no tables or chairs were available in the check-in area. (All available tables and chairs were being used elsewhere in the YMCA for a class that was being held.) Gratefully, several Guild members had brought folding tables and they were utilized for the quilt check-in and the custodian located 5 folding chairs for use by those checking the quilts in. On Saturday, very few tables were in the kitchen area but there was an ample supply of chairs. The young people at the front desk located 8 long white folding tables for the kitchen area and there were times when all of them were full of people. Other small, narrow tables already in the room were utilized to hold the food, drinks, etc. It was felt that in the future, there needs to be a clear understanding with the YMCA officials as to our needs for tables and chairs.

Barb Bevell went over the surveys that had been turned in. Two of the vendors really liked drawing numbers for the position of each vendor’s booth—it was felt this was a more fair way to determine the placement of each vendor. The general consensus was that the layout was much better this year. It was noted that binder clips were used this year to attach the quilts and it was felt they worked well. Although she does not have it set up, Alice Allinson has purchased a quilt standard for herself and will see how it works.

Bonnie Schultz announced that all the youth quilters received “Participation Awards” with thanks to Meredith Willcox for providing them. It is hoped these awards might encourage the young quilters to continue quilting. Meredith used the “Big Top” theme and made the awards smaller than the ribbons given to the winning quilts in the various categories.

Scarlett Ragas thanked everyone for their assistance at the Quilt Show and Kathy East thanked everyone for the food shared in the kitchen area. All the “dishes” looked attractive and tasted great, with lots of variety! Those in the kitchen were thanked many times by the vendors as well as Guild members for making the food available. It was noted that it is easier for everyone to have food on site and not have to go into town as we did in some past years.

Barb Bevell related other survey results. There were also some good suggestions that we might utilize at future shows.  One suggestion mentioned we might have quiet music playing during the show, except during the Bed Turnings.  Another suggestion was that we might add an additional class:  “Antique quilt blocks, backing, etc. pieced and/or completed more recently”. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the display of Veterans’ quilts and the demonstrations of machine quilting and hand quilting. This year there was more room available for such things and that was good.

SHOW & TELL:

  • Meredith Willcox
    1. A quilt with panels of a little boy playing baseball and set together with fabrics featuring baseballs. It will be given to a great-grandson who is playing ball this summer.
  • Pat Kurtzeman
    1. “Grandma’s Victory”
  • Alice Allinson
    1. A baby quilt in pinks and grays
  • Andrea O’Brien
    1. A quilt made for a WWII veteran, quilted by Joan Harrison
  • Linda Kowalski
    1. Baby quilt for a grandniece
    2. “Bad Ass Quitters’ Society” black and white quilt
    3. A quilt made from Cherrywood fabrics in the “churn dash” pattern; finished project could not be more than 20” square
    4. Veterans’ Quilt from a “jelly roll,” which was given to Renae Farnsworth for the HOF Veterans Project.*
  • Liz Mills
    1. A Veterans’ Quilt, which was given to Renae Farnsworth for the HOF Veterans Project.*

*Both of these Veterans quilts will be given to a veteran in the future.

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the May 2015 HOF Quilt Guild Meeting

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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

MAY 20, 2015

The Hands Of Friendship Quilt Guild met in Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church, Kirksville, on May 20, 2015. President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. May birthdays were announced. Roll call was answered by 38 members. The April minutes were approved as received via email and postal service.

OLD BUSINESS:

A thank you note from the American Legion Auxiliary, La Plata Post 282, was read to the group. Because he was impressed with the lap robes presented to several La Plata veterans through the Guild’s “Project 4 Veterans,” the La Plata American Legion Commander had asked if we might be able to present a Veteran’s quilt to the American Legion National Commander when he visited the La Plata American Legion on April 4, 2015. A U.S. Army lap quilt was provided by Renae Farnsworth and presented to the National Commander by Kathy East. In appreciation, the Auxiliary sent their thanks for the quilt and a donation to the Guild to be used in purchasing items needed for the lap robe project.

Bonnie Hunter Event:

Linda Pickett announced that the Bonnie Hunter Workshop in September is full!

NEW BUSINESS:

2015-2016 Officers:

President Di Zook announced that Andrea O’Brien has agreed to be Vice-President of the Guild in the 2015-2016 year, with the other officers remaining the same:  Di Zook, President; Kathy East, Secretary; and Joan Harrison, Treasurer.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • QUILT SHOW: Scarlett Ragas
  • Ribbons: Meredith Willcox reported the awards and ribbons are completed and displayed them.  They have a very colorful “big top” to go along with our theme, “Under the Big Top,” and they look GREAT!
  • Bed Turning: Kay Beach requested additional Bonnie Hunter design quilts for the Bed Turning and some individuals said they would bring quilts they had made. The “Bed Turning” will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29; and at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,  May 30. Other demonstrations on hand piecing/quilting and machine piecing will be held during the “off” times.
  • Publicity:
    • Barb Bevell reported brochures have been mailed to quilt shops that didn’t have them. Other brochures were handed out this evening for placement in other spots that do not have one. For her records, please email Barb with the places where you have posted brochures!
    • Alice Allinson and Kay Beach will be on “Good Morning Heartland,” Monday, May 25, approximately 6:15 a.m. promoting our Quilt Show.
    • Kay Beach and Rose Marie Smith will be on the “Coffee Break” show for Memphis radio.
    • More large signs need to be made and Linda Kowalski made a motion, seconded by Alice Allinson, to have 10 signs made at a cost of $25.00 each. The motion carried.
    • The committee asked if there were other suggestions for advertising. There was a question about advertising on the marquees of Rider Drugs and the Bank of Kirksville, as in the past, and the committee will check on that.
  • Vendors: Marsha Yahl announced there will be room for seven (7) vendors and two vendors were turned down because they did not send the required fee with their applications. Space numbers will be drawn from a hat/or box and the vendors will be assigned their spots down the east wall and across the south wall via that method.
    • Vendors are:
      • Sew Creative, Donna McAdams, Salisbury
      • Prairie Moon Quilts, Shelly Pagliai, New Cambria
      • B & B Creations, Dean Boyd, Tracy, IA
      • Sawyer Creek Artistry, Rich Wolpert, Rogersville, MO
      • W J Stitchery, Wanda Cagle, Kirksville
      • Quilted Square, Tammy Jones, Kirksville
      • Wildflower Quilting, Karen Farnsworth, Greentop.
    • There was a motion by Alice Allinson to rent 40 chairs from Jerry McMain for the Quilt Show. Barb Bevell seconded the motion, and there was a unanimous vote. These chairs will be used by the vendors, set at the ends of the quilt standards, used in the kitchen area, and used for the bed turning.
  • Working Shifts: Sign-up sheets were circulated and members were asked to sign up for the various “jobs”:
  • Friday, May 29:
    • Assist with quilt check-in at 7:00 a.m
    • Put sleeves on 2 x 4’s before 10:00 a.m. (or as soon as we can get in)
    • Set up the standards and hang quilts at 10:00 a.m. (or earlier)
    • Collect donations at the door
    • Sell tickets on the raffle quilt
  • Saturday, May 30:
    • Collect donations at the door
    • Sell tickets on the raffle quilt
    • Serve in the kitchen: food for the vendors. (Workers arrive by 11:00 a.m.)
    • Assist with quilt check-out (a little before 4:00 p.m.)
    • Assist with tear down (around 4:00 p.m.)
    • Other jobs as necessary.
  • Quilt Standards:
    • Keith Peck is making sure all the standards are in good shape. Several volunteered to bring plastic bags to wrap the 2 x 4’s and it was mentioned we may need additional masking tape to secure those bags prior to putting the “sleeves” on them.
    • Susan Guffey, Marilyn & Keith Peck, and Marsha Yahl will assist with getting the standards, etc. out of storage.  Marsha will drive the truck & trailer to the storage area. She will need a driver to back in the trailer at the Y because Pete is physically unable to do that this year.
  • Quilt Show Book:
    • Kathy Krog is making the quilt show books.
    • Pictures of Jean Nevins and/or her quilts are needed so we can honor Jean in the quilt show books—get them to Kathy Krog immediately!
  • Community Service Table: Renae Farnsworth distributed index cards for everyone to tell what community service they have done this year, including Veterans’ quilts and Project Linus quilts.

SHOW AND TELL:

  • Liz Mills
    • “Veterans’ quilt”
  • Marsha Yahl
    1. “Buckeye Beauty”
  • Marilyn Peck
    1. charity quilt
  • Meredith Willcox
    1. quilt from Dawn Heese Retreat
  • Andrea O’Brien
    1. “Wedding Quilt” with spaces for signatures of wedding attendees
  • Maria Bradshaw
    1. Lymphoblastic leukemia quilt
  • Mary Magruder
    1. “Circus theme quilt”
    2. “Iron caddy”
  • Debbie Hudnall
    1. “High School Is Crazy,” t-shirt quilt
  • Diane Bloskovich
    1. “Fun with Blue and Brown”
  • Joan Harrison
    1. “Nine-Patch in a Star”
  • Stephanie Hettinger
    1. Shared the joy that she is expecting!
  • Di Zook
    1. “Quilt with pictures of friend’s dog.”  She used her new machine to embroider the dog’s name on the quilt.  (They fish in Canada at this friends’ place.)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the April 2015 HOF Quilt Guild Meeting

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HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
MINUTES

APRIL 15, 2015

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met in Room 202 at the Methodist Church, April 15, 2015.  President Di Zook called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.

Meredith Willcox thanked everyone for the lovely cards received for her 90th birthday and said she had received more than 100 cards.

Maria Bradshaw and Kim Sampson were guests and joined the Guild tonight.

The minutes were approved as distributed via email & snail mail.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Bonnie Hunter Event:

Linda Pickett updated us on the upcoming September event.

  • To date she has received these reservations:
    • Thursday, Sepember 17 — 24 reservations
    • Friday, September 18 — 27 reservations
    • Saturday, September 19 — 34 reservations
  • Jane Eitel has met with the Novingier Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Fire Department.
  • Security will be needed for the 17th & 18th. Scarlett has done this in the past but is unable to do that this year. Liz Mills volunteered to contact her nephew to see if he would be available and Andrea O’Brien will also check to see if her son, Xavier, would be willing to do that. They will report back.

Jean Nevins’ Silent Auction:

A Thank you card will be sent to the Jean Nevins’ family. Di Zook will get a card and all will sign it at the May meeting. Their donation of Jean’s “stash” brought in a total of $174.70 at the March 18, meeting. Those items leftover have been donated to other groups.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Elsie Gaber made us aware of a dinner at the “Y” on April 25, supporting the program “Strong Kids,” and she has tickets for it. The quilt she & others made from Jean Nevins’ stash will be given away that night.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COURTESY:

Kathy East announced she had sent cards to Bob Glasgow while he was hospitalized in St. Louis, and to Meredith Willcox for her 90th birthday.

QUILT SHOW:

  • Raffle quilt: Alice Allinson showed the raffle quilt, “Magic of Spring” and handed out the packets of tickets.
  • General: Chairman of the Quilt Show, Scarlett Ragas, announced the following
    • The 30th Annual Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild will be held Friday evening, May 29, and Saturday, May 30 at the YMCA.
    • The Committee is thinking about having some demos as we did in past years
    • Volunteers are needed for the two demo stations:
      1. Hand quilting
      2. Machine piecing
    • The entry forms are due MAY 1, which will roll around quickly! Email them to: Scarlett Ragas — scarlettb_1971@yahoo.com
    • Volunteers are needed to sit at the various vendor’s booths while they eat.
  • Ribbons – Meredith Willcox announced the ribbons are under construction.
  • Vendors – Marsha Yahl reported she has had to turn one vendor away.
  • Theme: “Under the Big Top”. Quilts, wall hangings, etc. with this theme would be appreciated. One person said they had such a piece—Kay would like to display it above the bed used for the “Bed Turning.”
  • Advertising: Andrea O’Brien announced where they had placed ads, etc. Someone asked if they had made arrangements to be interviewed on the radio; they had not but the radio station will be contacted. Colored fliers were handed out to all to be placed in various businesses.

 

SHOW AND TELL:

  • Di Zook:
    1. Announced she has a NEW sewing machine she is learning to use!
  • Alice Allinson:
    1. Colorful bag made from 2 ½” strips
    2. Bag made from a Ginny Beyer pattern
  • Elsie Gaber:
    1. displayed the quilt she and others put together using the stash of Jean Nevins.  It will be donated to the Rotary as the prize for a “reverse raffle”. It came out even and is beautiful! Pictures were taken of everyone with the quilt.
  • Rose Marie Smith:
    1. Mariner’s Bubble Quilt
    2. Pumpkin Quilt.
  • Celia Riggle:
    1. Project Linus blanket with bears
    2. Bow Tie Baby Quilt
    3. Project Linus blanket with circus animals
  • Andrea O’Brien:
    1. An orange/black quilt she made for Kirksville Tiger sporting events
    2. Baby Quilt in pinks and blacks
    3. Spider Web quilt she made for a friend’s birthday
  • Susan Chidester:
    1. Table runner using a new piping tool
    2. Lady in Red
    3. Hexagon
    4. Four fat quarters place mats
    5. Yuke’s Garden with folded flowers
    6. Oriental panel
    7. Pastels
    8. A Jacket
  • Peggy Clark:
    1. Beautiful Bonnie Hunter quilt that was quilted by Joan Harrison.
  • Kay Beach:
    1. Fruit and Vegetable picnic quilt

PROGRAM:

Michele Breault and Barb Bevell presented a program on Small quilts. Michele shared her quilts, including those that were hand pieced, hand appliquéd, a Feathered Star, a Baby Quilt, her Gena Kimball quilt with 6” blocks, a tiny felt item, a quilt made from 3” nine patches, another of  3” mariner’s compass blocks, the 2013 Challenge, a blue & yellow quilt, a black quilt, two Twister quilts in two sizes, a Where’s Waldo in a 6” hexagon and a larger hexagon, a tiny quilt made of hand-pieced stars, and 2- 3” blocks.

Barb and Michele talked about their journeys in life that drew them to quilting and what influenced their love for miniatures and small quilts. Books and patterns were also on display.

Barb shared her quilts, which included a large and small version of the Underground Railroad, several small quilts made from the scraps given to her by friends, a baby-doll quilt, and her current half-square triangle quilt. She also talked about her method of cutting small pieces, sewing “leaders and enders”, and storing fabric.

Several other guild members brought miniatures they had made to share with the group. These were Kathy Krog, Alice Allinson (small Mariner’s Compass and a small paper pieced Tulip quilt with crystals), and Jo Conklin (two small paper pieced quilts).

The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 Kathy East, Secretary