HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD
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:
- the Dialysis Clinic for the neck pillows made for them,
- 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
- the Christian Community Food Depot for the monetary gift and canned food items.
OLD BUSINESS: There was none.
- 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.”
- 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.
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
Andrea O’Brien stated she may have to switch the April program with someone.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Quilt from kit
- Christmas quilt made for her niece
- Lifeline Pregnancy (4)
- Project Linus (5), with one of squares/bricks
- Heart quilt for granddaughter
- “Car quilt,” in red, black & white
- “Playing with Jacks,” a Bonnie Hunter quilt
- “Car quilt,” — “Disappearing 9-patch”
- Quilt for a friend
- Quilt with Prairie Points
Brenda Moore: My first quilt and I learned a lot!
- Wall hanging, “Magnolia Blossoms”
- Ragtime baby quilt
- Quilt from a top she bought at a flea market
- Double Diamonds in blues & yellows
- Bag from Christmas Party Fabric; (Said she’s now officially a “bag lady”)
- Quilt for a daughter-in-law
- “Tossed Salad,” lots of yellows and greens
- Pillow embroidered in blue
- “Stars” for Project Linus
- “Giraffes” self binding quilt for Project Linus
- Veteran quilt for John’s uncle who served in Vietnam
- Quilt in purples and made from scraps
- Quilt for teenage boy for Project Linus
- Horses for Project Linus
- Christmas fabrics with angels backing for Project Linus
- Veterans’ quilts for guys from La Plata (2)
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.
Kathy East, Secretary