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

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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.


Obituary — Kathy East

It is with heavy hearts that we note of the passing of one of our dear friends and long-time guild members, Kathy East. Kathy was currently serving as the guild’s secretary. She was extremely generous with her time and talents. She and her husband, Stan, made many lap robes for Veterans. They would design each quilt with specific fabric geared toward the Veteran who was to receive it. Seems like every month she would have one or two quilts for Show & Tell.

Here are just a few pictures of Kathy through the years.

KathyEasts OBIT

Kathy East, 82, of La Plata, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at University Hospital, Columbia, MO as a result of injuries from an auto accident on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Kathy was born, November 7, 1935 in her grandparent’s home west of Pleasant Hill, MO She was the daughter of Melvin C. and Hilda M. Borer Sadler who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother Joe Sadler and a daughter-in-law, Gayle East. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in May 1953 and William Jewel College May 1957 with a degree in Sociology. On June 1, 1957, she married Stanley B. East, Jr. and they celebrated 60 years together on June 1, 2017. Stan survives.

Also surviving are 3 sons, Stan M. ”Rabbi” East (Lynnette) of La Plata, MO, Ronald F. “Fred” East, Independence, MO, and Kevin R. East (Tracey) of La Plata, MO; 7 grandchildren, Stephen J. “Joey” Sadler (Amy) of Raytown, MO, Adina V. East and Stephanie RM Carpenter (Jason), Lee’s Summit, MO, Jamie L. Byrd, Columbia, MO, Jason K. Robinson (Candy) of La Plata, MO, Cameron R. East (Elizabeth) of Brashear, MO, and Lauren K. East, La Plata, MO; 14 Great Grandchildren, Chris, Tim and Emily Sadler, Trinity East, Avery Cambron, Gavin and Presley Miranda, Jax and Quinley Robinson, Kiesha March, Gwendolyn and Violet Carpenter, and Brysen and Brynlee East; and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Cabe Smith and Kylynn March.

Kathy and Stan moved to La Plata in 1964 when Stan accepted the call as minister of La Plata Christian Church. In 1976, Kathy became an EMT and for many years she was “on call” with Stan. She also accepted the position of Social Services Director for the La Plata Nursing Home and later added the title of Activities Director as well. In 1985, she became secretary for Kirksville First Christian Church. In 1997, she became a secretary at KCOM now ATSU. Kathy was also the secretary at all of the churches Stan served.

Kathy remained active in the community with such things as the La Plata Fire Dept. and the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild at Kirksville. Kathy was well known for her cinnamon rolls which were used as donations for community projects. Kathy and Stan were also the Grand Marshalls for the 2017 Soybean Festival Parade, an honor that they happily accepted. Kathy was also a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Macon, MO. She and Stan spent many hours making lap robes for the “Lap Robes 4 Veterans Project” Stan designs, cuts and lays them out, while Kathy did all the sewing.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 at the La Plata Christian Church, with a memorial service immediately following. Burial to follow at the La Plata Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to La Plata Christian Ministries, Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild, Macon First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or La Plata Fire Department. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.


Oh, what a fun time we all had at the 2017 HOF Christmas Party! We met at the Kirksville Arts Association building on South Baltimore at 6:30 on December 20. After a few brief announcements, several Show & Tells, the party got started!

The Christmas Party committee outdid themselves again this year! We had a wonderful meal catered by Baker’s BBQ of Kirksville, Randy Smith provided the musical entertainment, participants in the Christmas Exchange loved their “snack mats”, and everyone enjoyed the wild “cellophane ball” game. In fact, trying to unwrap that giant cellophane wrapped ball of gifts became quite competitive!


GAME: “Unwrap the big cellophane ball and get prizes before your neighbor rolls doubles and you have to pass it on”.


The Christmas exchange was a new idea for the guild that Deb Freese brought from her former guild. Each person who wanted to participate was to make a small, “Snack Mat” (approximately 11’x14″) and place it in a unique, but ordinary, box. No wrapping necessary. It was fun to see everyone’s creations!





There were some beautiful quilts at the November Show & Tell. Thanks to those that submitted photos this month. In case you missed the meeting, here are some highlights.


Enjoy a collection of photos from the meeting. Deb Freese shares three examples of the Christmas Party Exchange Challenge (snack mats). The rest of the photos are of members’ Show & Tell. Boy, have we been a busy bunch!

You can find names and descriptions of the projects in the 2017 October Minutes.


The September Program was the 2016-2017 HOF Challenge Reveal, “Curved Quilts”. The rules: Your quilt had to have curved piecing in it.

Members were encouraged to enter their quilt for judging (by silent ballot) by guild members. If you didn’t finish it in time for this reveal, you are encouraged to finish it in time for the quilt show in June. All entries will be hung together at the show.

There were 12 participants. Kay Beach, Debra Freese, Elsie Gaber, Joan Harrison, Diane Jarvis, Linda Kowalski, Andrea O’Brien, Marilyn Peck, Cathy Poyner, Celia Riggle, Bonnie Schultz, and Rose Marie Smith.

The winners were as follows:

  • 1st–Debra Freese ($25 gift certificate from Wildflower Quilting)
  • 2nd–Linda Kowalski ($20 gift certificate from Grandma’s Room)
  • 3rd–Diane Jarvis ($15 gift certificate from Hobby Lobby)

The 2016-2017 HOF CHALLENGE winners! Debra Freese, Linda Kowalski, Diane Jarvis

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And here are photos of the other participants’ beautiful quilts! It was so hard to choose a favorite. They were all gorgeous!! Thanks for everyone’s participation. We look forward to seeing them at the 2018 HOF Quilt Show.

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SEPTEMBER SHOW & TELL: We had a great Show & Tell this month. Here’s a collection of everyone’s beautiful quilts.


  • Meredith Willcox:
    • Quilt in navy blue;
    • Counted cross-stitch with a Christmas theme;
    • Embroidered butterflies with lime green;
    • Stack & Whack in navy blue with dark blue back.
  • Amanda Moots:
    • Linus blanket, of patchwork, hand quilted by her.
  • Barb Roberts:
    • 3 old antique blocks that were purchased & she hand-quilted them, using antique green fabric.
  • Alice Allinson:
    • Baby Quilt for co-worker who is having a girl; in pinks with pink giraffes.
    • King-size wedding quilt in golds and cream
  • Susan Chidester:
    • Large 4-patches in oranges & light green, outlined in white with orange backing;
    • Large diamond-shaped pieces in teal & purples.
    • A challenge quilt in moss green, purples, and lavender.
  • Kathaleen Winkleman:
    • First completed quilt made from Jelly Roll in purple/aqua.  She said it was a “learning experience.”
    • A “tell”:  Finished two other quilts for granddaughters.
  • Barb Bevell:
    • Memory Pillow for husband from his work shirts (he works for Southwestern Bell). She utilized the buttons on the front of the shirt as the closure.
    • First “block of the month” fromShelley Pagliai’s newest pattern, “Sew Sweet”.
  • Mary Shoaf:
    • She took a Lenny Wiener Class and made two portrait quilts from photos for her daughters.
  • Marilyn Peck:
    • Quilt top to go in “great-grandbaby’s hope chest” even though none of her grandchildren are married at this time.
  • Maria Bradshaw:
    • Linus blanket in dark blue with lavender back.
  • Mary Magruder:
    • Veteran’s quilt top in “Spin Cycle” pattern; blue print with flag print.
  • Kathy East:
    • Veteran’s quilt top in “Spin Cycle” pattern, red print with flag print.