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Minutes from the August 2016 HOF Guild Meeting


AUGUST 17, 2016

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

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


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


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



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

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

The 2015-16 UFO Challenge awards were made.

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



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


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


Maria Bradshaw:

  1. 9-patch quilt from a Jelly Roll.

Beverly Compton:

  1. Wall hanging.

Rose Marie Smith:

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

Andrea O’Brien:

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

Shelley Pagliai:

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

Linda Kowalski:

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

Mary Shoaf:

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

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

Respectfully submitted,


Kathy East, Secretary

Minutes from the February 2016 HOF Guild Meeting


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.


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.




“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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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 September 2015 HOF Guild Meeting

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



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.



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:


  • 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.


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


  • 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.-?.



  • 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. ????



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