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

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2019 — OCTOBER PROGRAM — Bindings, by Deb Freese

The October program on Binding Techniques, given by Deb Freese, was full of ideas! Deb shared lots of examples and had carefully noted the type of technique she used on each quilt. She shared articles and instructions, too.

Thank you, Deb, for a great program!

2019 — SEPTEMBER SHOW & TELL AND PROGRAM

(Thank you to Alice Allinson for providing the pictures this month.)

Show and Tell:

  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Turned her Neon Dreams project from teaching a class into a twin-size quilt and a small quilt;
    • purple backing; quilted with white thread.
  • Kathaleen Winkleman
    • Vintage orange pansy quilt; bought the flower blocks at Nana’s Second Chance; used orange floral green print sashing.
  • Susan Chidester
    • Block-of-the-month quilt with Civil War fabrics.
  • Sherry Calloway
    • Fall quilt of golds and browns for niece; picture fabric on the back.
    • Sunsets and mountains quilt for sister; wine cork fabric on the back.
  • Elsie Gaber
    • Purchased a Quilt of Valor pattern book at Paducah; quilt of patriotic scraps.
    • “Tied in a knot with my bo” – quilt using forty of Ron’s ties.
  • Krista Baker
    • Quilt of swap shop squares and embroidered blocks.
    • Baby quilt of diamonds with red sashing; quilted by Karen Farnsworth.
  • Deb Freese
    • Completed UFO table runner of Christmas fabrics (her #3); only needed to add the binding to finish it.
  • Liz Mills
    • Quilt for grandson #6 (her #3); used a free pattern from Pat Sloan “Oh my stars.”
  • Scarlett Ragas
    • UFO quilt from 2007 (#6 of her challenges).
  • Teddy Caves
    • Halloween table runner (her #3).
  • Mary Magruder
    • Linus quilt made of blocks and green print sashing (her #3).

PROGRAM:

The 2018-2019 Challenge this year was “Applique”. Kathaleen Winkleman and Andrea O’Brien gathered the Challenge entries as members entered the building for the meeting.  There were 21 entries.  Entries were paraded around the room; members cast their votes for their favorite quilt.

The winners of the 2018 – 2019 challenge (Applique):  

  • 1st place: Debbie Hudnall; her prize was a layer cake. 
  • 2nd place: Bonnie Niebruegge; her prize was two charm packs.
  • 3rd place: Barb Roberts; her prize was marking pens and an ironing sheet.  

There will be a category in next year’s quilt show where challenge pieces can be submitted.

2019 — AUGUST PROGRAM on KAFFE FASSETT by Rose Marie

Program:

Rose Marie Smith gave a wonderful presentation on the history of Kaffe Fassett (his name rhymes with ‘safe asset’). She shared all of the quilts she made while following his career.  

Kaffe is an American-born artist who is best known for his colorful designs in the decorative arts—needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting, and ceramics. Kaffe is the author of more than 40 books, starting in 1997. Rose Marie shared a large number of her collection of his books for us to look through.

Thank you, Rose Marie, for sharing your love of Kaffe and inspiring us with your many colorful quilts.

2019 — APRIL PROGRAM

This month’s program was given by Rose Marie Smith and Kay Beach on the quilts of Gee’s Bend. Both ladies made their own version of a Gee’s Bend quilt, shared their thoughts on the process of making each one, and read excerpts from a book about the original quilt makers.

Thank you, Rose Marie and Kay for a great program!

2016 November Program — Project Linus

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

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

Next Event Date: February 18, 2017

Location: The Moose Lodge, Kirksville, Missouri

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

Notes:

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

 

 

2016 October Program — Shelly Pagliai

Our very own, Shelly Pagliai, was our featured speaker for October. Her program was based on her recently published quilt book, “A Simple Life”. (To purchase the book or to find out some behind-the-scenes info, go to Shelly’s website.)simplelifecover

“The Life of Hazel Ilene,” is based on Shelly’s grandmother, Hazel. Hazel was born in 1936 and grew up in the Callao, Missouri, area. In 1950, she was given a Christmas gift of a little red diary. She began writing in it in 1951 and faithfully continued keeping the diary until the day she was married. Shelly has brought these stories and the history of the 1950’s to life through photos, recipes, diary excerpts, news clippings, and more.

Shelly designed a quilt, called “Hazel’s Diary,” img_5835and those designs were published in the Kansas City Star as the “Block of the Month” from January 2015 through December 2015. “Hazel’s Diary” was made to reflect the simple life and times of the 1950’s.  Each block, backed by the red “frame”, is reminiscent of a pretty little hankie, with its scalloped edges.

More of Shelly’s beautiful quilts are shown below.

 

AUGUST 2016 SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

 

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Winners of the 2015-2016 UFO Challenge:

  • 1st Place, Mary Magruder – $25 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilts
  • 2nd Place, Liz Mills – $15 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilts
  • 3rd Place, Cindy Spearman — $10 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilts

Liz and Mary stand in front of all of the entrants in the UFO Challenge. We had over 40 (of 50) members participate!!

Thanks to everyone who took part in this challenge. Our goal of this challenge is to help you finished more of your UFOs over the course of a year. Perhaps next year you’ll get even more accomplished!