What a wonderful Show & Tell we had this month! So much progress going on. Members are cranking out the projects, that’s for sure.
- Wall hanging.
- Ball of barn doors made for granddaughter instead of a baby quilt.
- Christmas-themed quilt; quilted by herself with a pantograph of berries and holly leaves.
- Panel quilt so she could practice quilting.
- Lighthouse quilt for her son Scott.
- Panel quilt for a little girl in emergency foster care.
- Quilt for a little boy in emergency foster care.
- Doll quilt of strip pieces.
- TINY Half-Square triangle star quilt.
- Project #2: big star block quilt from leftover pieces; already given to Linus; quilted by Deb Freese.
- Project #2: Table runner of gray, turquoise, and pin; nephew has four children and a long table.
- House wall hanging from class with Andrea O’Brien and Allice Allinson.
- Quilt of gray blocks surrounded by little blocks for granddaughter’s 16th birthday; quilted by Alice Allinson.
- 2016 UFO of log cabin blocks; practiced free motion stitching.
- Prayer quilt block with a Mardi Gras theme.
Rose Marie Smith
- “Kaffe’s Kites” – table runner composed of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics.
- Top made of flower pieces and other blocks.
- Project #2: “Peach blast.”
- Quilt of jean pockets.
- Quilt of mother’s embroidered blocks.
- Bow tie quilt; someone gave her the blocks.
- “Blessed are the quilters.”
- Row by row houses for either a wall hanging or a table runner.
- Tree skirt quilted with gold thread.
- Disappearing hourglass quilt of 10” squares of purples, pinks, and greens.
- Redwork quilt by her mother in the 1920s.
- King-size top of multicolored scrap pieces.
- Baby quilt of blue and light blue stars; finished six years ago.
- Gold and maroon small wall hanging; kit belonged to her mother.
- House wall hanging from class with Andrea O’Brien and Alice Allinson; work in progress.
- Redwork quilt by her mother.
- Project #2: “Witches Night Out,” Halloween theme made from stash fabrics.
- 36” quilt for a veteran; friend in St. Louis awards quilts to those on an Honor Flight.
- Project #2: Sampler quilt for a missionary just engaged; used Shelly Paglia’s block of the month for Sew Sweet; quilted by Wanda Cagle.
- Library ordered a book Sunday Best Quilts because she asked about it; made a sampler quilt using blocks from the book in turquoise, melon, and lime green.
- Purchased 70 string pieced blocks from garage sale of Evelyn Glasglow’s belongings; blocks were backed by Good Housekeeping magazine pages from 1940 to 1948; the magazines belonged to Mollie Glore; quilt was made with the string blocks; “Mollie, Evelyn, and Me.”
- Project #2: finished; “Flower Power;” given to daughter for Christmas.
- Baby quilt with large giraffes for a friend.
Deb Freese and Barb Roberts
- “Fiesta Quilt made with fiesta ware colors; for Kathy Hatfield’s recovering mother.
- Rescue double knit quilt #2; quilted by Deb Freese; has blocks of checkerboard with 36 pieces in each block; backed by a paisley print minky; for the camper.
- Wedding ring quilt top made with double knit (Future “Rescue Double Knit quilt #3); bought by Bev Winn and sold to Barb.
- Two rag quilts for babies; has pockets for toys.
The January meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild was held January, 15, 2020 at the Arts Center in Kirksville
Show & Tell:
- Wedding ring quilt done by a customer with lots of old fabrics; first time she did curved bias binding.
- Project #8: Pink and gray quilt for Linus; quilted by Amanda Moots.
- Project #12: Linus quilt done in bright tropical colors.
- Diaper bag made of ripstop nylon for 39-year-old stepdaughter expecting first baby.
- Baby quilt made with Lori Holt fabric; free pattern “Ground Cover” by Me & My Sister adapted by Missouri Star Quilt Company and also by Deb; cross-hatched quilting achieved by quilting upside down using the grid on the backing fabric.
- Table runner from a kit with fabric featuring hedgehogs and kangaroos.
- Project #12: quilt of leftover blocks of pink and yellow with gray and pink backing and sashing.
- “Ribbons and Lace,” old fabrics from Mom and herself; dotted swiss on the back; Barbizon embroidery trim; is a baby quilt from Grandma or Great grandma.
- Red Valentine’s table runner.
- Christmas placemats.
- Mitten ornaments.
- Tote bag composed of 2016 row by row leftovers.
- Table runner–birdhouses/birds from row by row leftovers.
- Wall hanging using leftovers from row by row.
- Patriotic birdhouses wall hanging.
- Mantle cover for quilt shop composed of leftover blocks; UFO.
- Table covering from a cutter quilt.
- “New Things,” snowflake table runner.
Anne Moody – speaker for the evening
- 12-year-old daughter took a photo at the Atlanta aquarium; daughter dyed fabric in the fall of her senior college year and made this quilt.
Rose Marie Smith
- Project #12: “Checkered Path,” Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
- Quilt of purples, pinks, and greens; Tula Pink fabrics; Stephanie Soebbing design; quilted by Effie Sickal.
- “Bits and pieces,” saw this online – scraps in strips; black and white sashing; quilted by Andrea O’Brien.
Anne Moody, a professor at Truman State University, told us about plans for the Kirksville Labyrinth Center to be located near Spur Pond in Kirksville. It will be a community place to de-stress. Check out Kirksville Labyrinth Center on Facebook. A handout was available.
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!
We had a great Show & Tell this month! So much fun to see what everyone is working on.
Note: Photos are at the bottom of the post.
Show and Tell:
- Barb Roberts
- Mini quilt made from remnants from making a cake top. Deb Freeze quilted it.
- Deb Freese
- Pillow top composed of Christmas charms; free pattern online.
- Was impressed by the large digital flower quilts; found a pattern and made one; faced the quilt rather than binding it.
- Diane Schulte
- Baby quilt top composed of blue and yellow pinwheels.
- King-size log cabin quilt made with creams, whites, and homespun fabrics; made and hand-quilted by the Peacemakers from Mary Immaculate Church; she won the quilt in a drawing.
- Christa Thatcher
- Colorful quilt for her four-year-old son.
- Heather Ervin
- Quilt made with shades of purple and white for her thirteen-year-old daughter; quilted by Alice Allinson.
- Knecka Smith
- Quilt top with a pieced backing and free-motion quilting.
- Red and green quilt for mom’s birthday.
- Linda Kowalski
- Quilt from end game quilt-along.
- UFO quilt from 2010 – 2012; “amazed;” blocks make a maze.
- Another UFO quilt – red, yellow, and blue cubes.
- Elsie Gaber
- Christmas table runner project from maybe 2006.
- Quilt for niece Chelsea, a mother and a teacher; bubbles fabric for the backing; quilted by Joan Harrison.
- Quilt for six-foot Alex; dinosaur fabric on the back.
- Gyla Elmore
- A church group adopted a Pine Ridge reservation, and they make blankets for the residents; “Happily Ever After” quilt from a Shelly Pagliai workshop; “never again.”
- Diane Taylor
- Used some odd and different fabrics from Tula Pink; some collage; “ocean vacation,” Laura Heine mermaid with a green background.
- Table runner of red and teal flowers; “dizzy daisies.”
- Debbie Hudnall – new granddaughter Charlotte Kay born August 3rd, 4 lbs. 2oz.
- Batik double wedding ring quilt for daughter and husband from a kit purchased at Keepsake Quilting; quilted by Alice Allinson.
- Kay Beach
- Inherited quilt that was embroidered and sewed by a friend; added buttons; quilted by Amanda Moots.
- Meredith Willcox
- Quilt of framed dogs wearing hats.
- Quilt of colored four-patch blocks with black print sashing; quilted by Joan Harrison.
- Alice Allinson
- For son Trevor getting married in ten days and his fiancé a quilt of dark teal half-square triangles with white background; quilting took 50 hours; cotton sateen fabric on the back.
There were lots of beautiful Show & Tell quilts for July. Our guild is very, very busy!!
NOTE: The names and descriptions are shown below the photos and are taken from the July minutes.
- Deb Freese
- Red and white quilt; pattern was the 2018 Christmas countdown blockheads from Moda; a block was posted each day during December.
- Michaella Peck
- Getting married in September; fiancé is from Guatemala, and they are trying to get several Guatemalan table runners to use at the reception. She showed off a couple.
- Carol Cunningham
- Bought fabric from a lady from Paris at the 2018 Paducah quilt show; made a purse with it; this is her first attempt at making a purse.
- Red and black buffalo plaid baby quilt with appliqued bears; black print on the back.
- Andrea O’Brien
- Quilt using Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence pattern; swallows and circles in gray are on the backing.
- Sherry Calloway
- Country quilt for sister-in-law whose favorite color is red; red pieces on the back.
- Blue flower panel quilt; quilted by Andrea O’Brien; has bargello borders.
- Elsie Gaber
- Cut-up panel used for a baby quilt for Kelsey’s little girl; done in pinks; it’s a family secret why a ladybug and butterflies are included in the quilt.
- Joan Harrison
- Linus quilt made with a train panel.
- Quilt with a train panel but done in a different setting; brother-in-law is a model train collector.
- Marilyn Peck
- Baby quilt done in pinks and gray.
- Scrappy veteran’s quilt done for sister’s brother-in-law; he served in Vietnam and lost both legs; he now is retired from the post office.
- Meredith Willcox
- Quilt done in red fabrics.
- Scrappy quilt with butterflies.
- Quilt of embroidered blocks surrounded by reddish fabrics.
Our program tonight was given by Kay Beach. Kay shared some of her antique sewing boxes and the stories behind them.