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

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2017-2018 HOF Guild Challenge Reveal

The 2017-2018 HOF Guild Challenge Reveal was held during our September meeting. Nineteen members participated in the Log Cabin challenge. Rules included a minimum size of 42″ square, block had to be a Log Cabin, and the center square had to be the color of your birthstone. Other than that, it was wide-open! And it was. There weren’t two alike.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017-2018 Challenge:

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1st – Debra Freese

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2nd – Barb Rowland Roberts

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3rd – Alice Allinson

It was an amazing display of talent. We hope you enjoy the show!

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2018 — AUGUST PROGRAM and SHOW & TELL

PROGRAM:

Oh, wow, was this an awesome program! We learned so much about antique quilts, blocks, and colors. Barb Roberts did a fantastic job explaining vintage blocks and fabric, and she had lots of examples of colors that were popular in from 1850’s to 1879. And speaking of examples, Barb had three laundry baskets FULL of beautiful quilts, blocks, and books.

Sit back and enjoy a recap of Barb’s Program through photos, shown below. (The Show & Tell photos appear after these, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post.)

 

SHOW & TELL:

The August Show & Tell didn’t disappoint! We have so many talented (and funny) members. I know you’ll enjoy these photos.

  • Linda Kowalski
    • “Happily Everafter”; a pattern of Shelly Pagliai
  • Shelly Pagliai
    • Modern version of the block-of-the-month quilt for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick; turquoise backing; has pieced sections
    • Traditional version of the block-of-the-month quilt for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop; done in blues and creams; has appliqued sections; the pieced sections on the modern version are interchangeable with the appliqued sections of the traditional version. Pattern booklet which includes directions for both designs is purchased up front in September; blocks are available for $5 for either colorway the second Saturday of each month; shipping is $3.
  • Liz Mills
    • Elephant soft-covered book for Bo Aubrey Anders due in October
    • Sloth receiving blanket; theme chosen by mother
    • Sloth stuffed animal
    • Baby theme changed to woodland animals – quilt with panel of woodland animals
  • Marilyn Peck
    • Quilt of 1 ½” vintage fabrics
    • Purple and green cat quilt for college graduate
    • Scrap quilt “Goodnight Irene” with some fabrics from Vera; white background and black borders
  • Andrea O’Brien
    • Tote with cat-print border
  • Alice Allinson
    • Some time ago she was having a difficult time; she had sold her pharmacy and was working at Hy-Vee. She attended a retreat with Sandy Weber in St. Louis with other guild members. During the retreat everyone would work on whatever.  Others encouraged her to work on the block-of-the-month she had purchased at the quilt show; she had not sewn in four months (normally sews every day). Her quilt finally finished is “My ABCs of Therapy” done in bright colors and pale blue border.  This is a Janet Stone (from Overland Park) pattern and contains a sheep (typical of Janet’s patterns); Alice changed the borders. She is the only one of the group who finished the project.
  • Deb Freese
    • Shaded block table runner made from leftovers
    • Using a library book authored by Tula Pink and Angela Waters she tried different quilting designs which resulted in an appliqued block
  • Rose Marie Smith
    • Quilt using car fabric from the Community Service bin; this quilt is for Community Service
  • Joan Harrison
    • Quilt from the retreat; added more rows and used a different color to offset colored sections

 

2018 — JULY PROGRAM–Julie Prose

Our July Program featured Julee Prose, from Iowa. What a treat! Julie is prolific at creating appliqued masterpieces. The members were in awe of all of the quilts she showed. There were FOUR large suitcases of quilts! She was totally amazing!

Some of our members couldn’t make the meeting because of the County Fair and they asked that we post lots of pictures. Well, I hope this is enough. There are over 200 photos below. You’ll see the entire quilt and lots of close-up details. The photos are broken up into groups, to make viewing easier. Enjoy!  Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it.

 

And then there were more…

 

And more….

 

And STILL more gorgeous quilts….

 

And we can’t forget these…

 

Did you think we were done? Not quite…

 

But wait, there’s MORE!!

 

Aah, there’s still more…

 

Julee is an amazing quilter! What a great Trunk Show. We hope you have enjoyed all the photos. Did you pick a favorite?

 

 

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2018 — APRIL SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

Lots of pretty Show & Tell this month. Enjoy!

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

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2018 — MARCH PROGRAM

We were blessed with a great program, plus several visitors who spoke, too!

First, Stan East presented a check to the guild as a result of memorials for his wife, Kathy East, a guild member who passed away earlier this year.

Next, Macy Nunan and her father Lathe spoke to the group about Beads of Courage.  Macy is a ten-year-old girl who had a benign tumor in her jaw and was treated at University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The ordeal kept her out of school for about a year.

Beads of Courage is a program for children with chronic conditions. It allows them to tell their own story.  The child receives a bead for every treatment that is done; e.g., x-ray, taking of blood, etc.  Bags are used to store the beads.  Each bag has an official tag to indicate that it is a Beads of Courage bead bag.  This program is for girls and boys up to age 18. Macy asked for our assistance to make bags.  Pattern guidelines for making a bag were handed out along with an official label.  The Hands of Friendship Guild decided to purchase 2,000 tags, and guild members will make bags in memory of Kathy East.

Meredith Willcox has been working with Macy on how to make a quilt. Macy showed the baby quilt that she made for a new cousin who is due in April, and a quilt her great-great-grandmother made.

Our third guest was Thomas Richardson, a folklorist from the Missouri Folklore Society, who was here to observe.  He wanted to visit with our members about quilting and to photograph our show and tell.  The Missouri Folklore Society promotes folk and traditional arts in Missouri.

Sue Schneider presented our program on Days for Girls. She started the Kirksville chapter of the national organization after she read an article in the Rotary magazine that explained that girls would miss school because of their menstrual periods.

Days for Girls puts together sustainable menstrual kits.  Each kit contains a ziplock bag, two shields (100% cotton), 8 liners (100% cotton flannel), two pair underpants, a washcloth, an extra ziplock bag, directions, a pictorial explanation, a cycle calendar, and a small bar of soap.  There is also an education component to the program.  Kits are expected to last three to five years.  Fabrics should be bright and colorful and pretty to camouflage stains and be very attractive to look at so there is no taboo to hang on a clothesline.  The colors should be dark, botanical, with no bugs or insects, and culturally sensitive.

The local chapter is looking for sewers.  They meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Northeast Missouri Health Council conference room on Crown Drive.  Sewers need to bring a sewing machine, tape measure, scissors, and seam ripper.  The chapter will provide the pattern, fabric, and instructions.  They now have three new sewing machines.  They also have lots of non-sewing tasks.  If a person wants to sew at home, he/she can start with a sample package, get the sewing inspected, and then can be on their own.

There will be a three-day event at Missouri Star Quilting Company in Hamilton at the end of September; this is sponsored by the international organizations Days for Girls.  250 plus 70 kits have already been made by the local chapter.  The kits mostly go to Africa, including Malawi and Uganda.  The program has a tremendous reach because the girls show their mothers, sisters, and aunts.  One million women have been reached as of January 1, 2018; kits are also used in the United States.

If you plan on attending a Saturday session, please let Sue know that you are coming (www.kirksvillemo@daysforgirls.org).

 

2018 — FEBRUARY PROGRAM

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.