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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

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