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Lots of pretty Show & Tell this month. Enjoy!

Our program was given by Mary Hartley, from The Sewing House in Ottumwa.



What a wonderful Show & Tell we had this month! Enjoy the talent of our members. (A big thank you goes out to Kathaleen Winkleman for the photos this month!)


What a wonderful time everyone had at the 2018 HOF Spring Retreat, held at the Kirksville Arts Center, March 9th and 10th. Friday night was a trunk show by Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous. Saturday, Stephanie taught two classes, called “Stripping in Paradise” and “Charm Squared”.

Enjoy the many pictures of the event. Thanks to all who planned and attended the retreat!


The Program, called “Cake Mixes, Canoes, Spider Webs and Paper on a Roll”, was presented byRose Marie Smith, Kay Beach, Pat Kurtzeman, and Diane Jarvis.

For paper piecing newspaper or sheets of paper can be used to make a crossed canoes pattern.  This has two downfalls:  the paper needs to be removed, and there are lots of scraps.

The log cabin is the most fabric economic pattern.  “Homeward Flight” was made many years ago.

Spider web quilt uses copy paper.  The blocks are 8” square.  This design uses a template and scraps.  Four blocks equal the web.  Hints for paper piecing:  shorten stitch length, use newsprint (Dick Blick is a source to purchase a ream), and a tracing wheel could be useful to perforate the paper.

Cupcake mixes use charms; cake mixes use a layer cake.  The cupcake kit comes with 42 sheets; sew on the dotted lines, and cut on the solid lines.


The 2018 HOF Quilt Show raffle quilt was revealed. A big thank you to the raffle quilt committee for this beautiful quilt!

Please enjoy the February Show & Tell.


Linda Kowalski set the Quilt Show raffle quilt together using blocks that were made by members of the HOF Guild. Karen Farnsworth completed the binding.

  • Susan Chidester
    • Reversible fleece coat
    • A patriotic quilt for grandson in the military
    • Bag
    • Flowered panel quilt
    • Panel quilt with stream; side lights
    • Table runner
    • Edie McGinnis small pastel quilt
    • Ditty bag
    • Brown mat
    • Wedding mat
    • Quilted block
  • Meredith Wilcox
    • Veteran’s quilt using a panel
  • Kathy Hatfield
    • Kit of blue and lime green
  • Diane Jarvis
    • Paducah project quilt
    • Texas Tumbleweeds
  • Alice Allinson
    • Texas Tumbleweeds
  • Barb Roberts
    • Log cabin table runner using tiny pieces
  • Amanda Moots
    • Dresden plates quilt in blues for a boy, tied
    • Red, white, and blue quilt
  • Andi O’Brien
    • Veteran’s quilt from scraps, no intended recipient
    • Log cabin in reddish browns and yellows
    • Bright blocks quilt for a new niece
    • Bright blocks quilt with a turquoise border
    • Horse rescue quilt for donation in Colorado; Mom pieced it; Andi quilted it
  • Diane Bloskovich
    • Antique Dresden plate blocks; blocks made by friend’s grandmother
    • Sister’s grandson received a tractor pillowcase. Second grandson needed pillowcase; made him a tractor quilt with minkee backing with tractor pattern in the quilting
  • Rose Marie Smith
    • Villages (“My Father’s Kingdom”)
    • Vintage farm girl with orange binding; every block is different
  • Joan Harrison
    • Veteran’s quilt





The new year started off well. Lots of Show & Tell was presented at the January meeting. Names and descriptions are listed below.

Show and Tell

  • Deb Freese
    • Baltimore quilt Heart and Home, wool, block-of-the-month; uses a bird on her labels
  • Carol Cunningham
    • Puppy dogs
    • Linus quilt in red and blue
    • Bosworth butterfly panel
  • Amanda Moots
    • Bag
    • Asked about rodent damage on an ancient quilt
    • Four-patch
    • Little House on the Prairie panel in blue and cream
    • Four one-room schools in Adair County
  • Diane Bloskovich
    • Jared Takes a Wife (Bonnie Hunter pattern)
  • Diane Jarvis
    • Pink and aqua bows for new cousin
  • Debbie Hudnall – made several quilts out of her dad’s clothing
    • For her mother
    • Diagonals
    • Carpenter’s star
    • Plaid
    • Box in Squares
    • Beige plaids
    • Rag quilt made of flannels and wools
  • Karen Farnsworth
    • Seasonal quilt block series made of Kona solids; challenging herself to one unfinished object (UFO) per month
  • Alice Allinson
    • I Spy for her grandson (UFO); not shown
    • Quilt made from participating in a class with Shelly Pagliai
    • Baby rattles; made for relatives of son-in-law
    • Another UFO; Aurifil web site
  • Marsha Yahl
    • Racing cars for Linus (UFO)
    • Snoopy with pink hearts (UFO)
  • Kathy Hatfield, visitor and now new member
    • Panel with red, white, and gray
  • Meredith Willcox
    • Linus quilt made of blocks won by her daughter at our Christmas party
  • Liz Mills
    • Bag and book cover
    • Quilt in strips made for Linus
    • Pink strips
    • Dogs done in columns
    • Blue and orange
    • Soccer columns
  • Susan Guffey
    • Patriotic rail fence for veterans; it has one perfect star
    • Lion baby quilt with dinosaur fleece backing
  • Barb Roberts
    • Doll quilt
    • Applique block
  • Bonnie Schultz
    • Knit top
    • Hearts on turquoise
    • Scraps from Marilyn Peck
    • Unfinished quilt from Carol Collier; part is hand-pieced
    • Redone version of her 2016 Highway 36 barn quilt; barns and a star
  • Joan Harrison
    • Jared Takes a Wife (UFO, Bonnie Hunter pattern)
    • Patriotic quilt for veterans (UFO)
    • Quilt of a customer; contains blocks with people’s names; owner would like to track them down

ART EXHIBIT: “One Year After the Fire”


At our Christmas party at the Kirksville Arts Association Building, we were able to view an art exhibit of some of the quilts and other items that were damaged by the fire December, 2016. Also on display, were new quilts that were recreated after the fire. Please look at the photos and remember.