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

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Heads up for the August 19 Meeting…

Tonight’s the night. It’s meeting time! 

Just a quick reminder to bring your list of UFO’s (unfinished objects). We will be filling out the yearly UFO challenge “block”. For each UFO you complete within the year (and hopefully show at a guild meeting), you’ll get 1 chance at the drawing at the end of the year. When you fill up your paper “block”, you’ll receive an additional entry in the drawing. If you choose to participate, not only will you have a chance to win some great prizes, you’ll have finished some of your UFO’s!

The August Program features our very own Kathy Krogh, demonstrating the “10 Minute Table Runner”. What a quick and easy way to make gifts for the upcoming holiday season. You won’t want to miss it!

And finally, Linda Pickett will give us last minute information on the Bonnie Hunter retreat in September.  Folks, the time is QUICKLY approaching. Two years of hard work and anticipation are coming to a close. Thank you to Linda and her committee for all their hard work. We know it will be a GREAT retreat!

Reminders for the June 17, 2015 Meeting

Two reminders about the June 17 meeting…

1. It’s is a carry-in dinner as a thank you for everyone who assisted with the Quilt Show. Please bring a dish (and the recipe) to share. There won’t be any meat provided this year, so several of us need to bring a meat dish. (If no one does, we’ll enjoy a variety of side dishes and dessert!)

2. Bring FALL fabrics to give to Linda, Kay, and Jane, who will use the fabric to make “10 minute table runners” as door prizes for the Bonnie Hunter trunk show.. Each runner takes 1/2 yard of one fabric and 1/3 yard of coordinating fabric. All FALL fabric is appreciated! Thank you Linda, Kay, and Jane for coordinating this and making the table runners.

See you on Wednesday at the Methodist Church!

HOF Quilt Guild Honors Jean Nevins

Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild Kirksville, Missouri, Honors Jean Nevins

April 18, 2015

Jean Nevins was a member of the Quilters Guild over 25 years.  With her recent passing, the Guild wanted to honor her by making a quilt that would be auctioned at the Rotary Club of Kirksville–Thousand Hills’ 3rd annual reverse raffle fund raiser. The guild received six quilt squares Jean had previously made and integrated her work into the quilt. Additionally, 22 Quilt Guild members made squares to contribute to the beauty of the quilt. The center of the quilt is the Apache Wedding Prayer stitched by Elsie Gaber—a project started in 1984 and finished on the day that Jean passed. A special label made by Pat Kurtzeman was sewn on the quilt that reads:  in celebration of Jean and Jim Nevins, friends, artists, quilter. Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild 2015. Shelly Pagliai quilted and bound the quilt.


Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild members honor Jean Nevins with memorial quilt.

The Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness, For each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two bodies, But there is one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness.

And may your days be good and long upon the earth.



Christmas Party — Additional Information

Reminder: The HOF Guild’s Christmas Party will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.

Note: If you have not signed up for the Christmas Party, there is still time! Please click on our RSVP form and fill out the information. You may also email Andrea O’Brien at  DEADLINE to sign up is December 12th.

IMPORTANT: Instead of exchanging presents, we will make a donation of canned goods to the local food bank and the Mission. Rose Marie and Gloria will take care of transporting the food to the two organizations. So, ladies, raid your pantry and fill up a bag of canned goods and bring them to the party! Let’s help our community. Together, we can make a difference!

Please remember to do the following 3 things for the party:

  1. Be sure to wear your UGLIEST sweater.
  2. Bring an UGLY fat quarter, wrapped, with your name on it.
  3. Bring canned goods for our local food pantry and Mission.

See you on the 17th!

CANCELED–Quincy Trip

Please read the following email from Renae:

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be distributing quilts @Illinois Veteran’s Home at this time.

I have spoken w/Brad Young of our local guard unit about distributing quilts to our local guard soldiers that have returned from Afghanistan earlier this year. The number of quilts to be distributed will be about the same.  I know that some of you were not going to be able to go to Quincy because of work, the time frame, etc. These quilts can be taken to our local soldiers on Monday or Tuesday. I am meeting w/and getting names, etc. on Monday morning and will setting up a meeting place to get quilts to those distributing. If any of you would like to help distribute we would love to have you join us or you can deliver a quilt yourself.

Please contact me @ 660 342 2756 if you would like to distribute quilts so that I can get a quilt to you.

Again, thank you for all of your hard work in blessing our veterans.



A printable copy can be found here: Quincy Event Canceled

Exciting News!!

We are proud and thrilled to make this announcement! Our very own Shelly Pagliai’s quilt is the 2015 Kansas City Star BOM!!!! Wahoo!!!!

Congratulations, Shelly!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Shelly Pagliai

Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Shelly Pagliai

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