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

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2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Veterans Presentation

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild honors veterans from our community each year with a beautiful, hand-made quilt. The presentation occurred on Saturday afternoon. We had a great turn out. We are blessed to honor those who served our country. Thank you.

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    Carol Cunningham reads the story of Marvin McClanahan, Army, to the guests. Marvin was unable to attend. Quilt made by Deb Freese.

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    Ryan Decker, Air Force. Quilt made by Diane Bloskovich.


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    Quilt presented to the family of Irl Chandler, Army. Quilt made by Kim Sampson.

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    Brandi Eslinger, Air Force. Quilt made by Amanda Moots.

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    Jerry Glasford, Army (Vietnam). Quilt made by Amanda Moots.


    Reed Stites, Army (Vietnam). Quilt made by Amanda Moots.

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    Quilt accepted by the family of Bryan Burns, Marines. Quilt made by Rose Marie Smith.


2019 HOF Quilt Show — Photos of ALL Quilts Entered

Below, you will find photos of ALL of the quilts entered in the 2019 HOF Quilt Show. They are divided by category, in numerical order. You’ll be able to see each quilt and read their stories. Please enjoy!

1100’s — Miniatures

1200’s — Small Wall Hangings

1300’s — Large Wall Hangings

1400’s — Baby & Youth

1500’s — Youth

1600’s — Hand Quilted

1700’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (up to 70″)

1800’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (71″ to 82″)

1900’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (83″+)

2000’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (up to 70″)

2100’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (71″ to 82″)

2200’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (83″+)

2300’s — 2018 Guild Challenge

2400’s — Vintage

2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Behind the Scenes

So much goes into putting on a quilt show. From checking in the quilts on Friday morning to checking out the quilts on Saturday afternoon, there are many things behind the scenes that need to be done. It takes a team of people to put on the show.

First, the quilts are checked in and sorted into divisions and tagged. At the same time the quilts are being checked in, the vendor spaces and the layout of the show floor are being marked. The framework that hold the quilts is then constructed and the background fabric hung. Hangers get clipped onto the quilts and the quilts are hung by category. Quilts must be adjusted, and readjusted, then the stories pinned on.

Next, the vendors begin to assemble their booths and bring in their precious wares. The Bed Turning display begins to take shape and background quilts are hung and the bed is “made”.

The demonstration area is set up and readied. Signs are put out around town and inside the building. “Nana’s Second Thoughts” is unpacked and prepared, and everything on the show floor is checked over to make sure it is ready to go.

The raffle quilt area and welcome tables are also readied. The kitchen crew is busy gathering food and preparing to feed the workers and vendors. And last-minute touches are made on the Veterans display and the pop-up quilt show on the lawn .

Below are some of the pictures that were taken as the show was set up and shortly after everything was taken down. You’ll also see some of the vendors’ booths and the Bed Turning. The pop-up quilt show is in another post.

2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Pop-Up Quilt Show

What’s a “Pop-Up Quilt Show”, you ask? Well, it’s a quilt show that is totally unexpected.

We gathered up quite a few double-knit quilts from members and friends and lined the walkway with colorful fun! So unexpected!! Guests and members loved the display. It was a cheerful, happy way to bring guests into the building. And when the weather looked like rain, we brought them inside and covered the tables with them.

It was a fun way to start the show!

2019 Hands of Friendship Quilt Show — Winners by Category

What a wonderful quilt show this year! We had 144 entries in 14 divisions. Beauty surrounded all who entered the building. One couldn’t help smile as they passed the pop-up Double Knit quilt show on the lawn, or stared in awe at the Veteran’s quilts hung with pride. The gorgeous raffle quilt then ushered the guests into the venue, where they were greeted by the beautiful bed turning display. Vendors and demos surrounded the show floor. Guests hardly knew what to look at first!

Each year the quality of the quilting and the variety of the patterns improves. This year was no exception! All of the quilts were a labor of love. The decision of Viewer’s Choice in each category was a difficult one.

We’ve put together several slide shows of the entire quilt show. This post contains all of the winners by category with a photo of each, along with their stories.

Subsequent posts will show all of the quilts and their stories, the Veterans presentation, the bed turning, vendors, and demos. We hope you enjoy the show!

Winners by Category:

1100’s — Miniatures:

  • 1st — 1107 — Barb Roberts
  • 2nd — 1101 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 1104 — Barb Roberts

1200’s — Small Wall Hanging:

  • 1st — 1202 — Barb Bevell
  • 2nd — 1208 — Susan Guffey
  • 3rd — 1206 — Debra Freese

1300’s — Large Wall Hanging:

  • 1st — 1313 — April Bartlett
  • 2nd — 1307 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 1303 — Debra Freese

1400’s — Baby/Youth:

  • 1st — 1402 — April Bartlett
  • 2nd — 1401 — Kay Beach
  • 3rd — 1404 — Kathy Krog

1500’s — Youth:

  • 1st — 1503 — Laney Magruder
  • 2nd — 1505 — Macy Nunan
  • 34d — 1504 — Brooke Ivy

1600’s — Hand Quilted:

  • 1st — 1609 — Gina Moran
  • 2nd — 1610 — Kathy Hatfield
  • 3rd — 1603 — Debra Freese

1700’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (up to 70″):

  • 1st — 1710 — Susan Chidester
  • 2nd — 1711 — Carol Berrey
  • 3rd –1706 — Susan Chidester

1800’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (71″-82″):

  • 1st — 1807 — Cathy Poyner
  • 2nd — 1804 — Susan Chidester
  • 3rd — 1803 — Sherry Calloway

1900’s — Machine Quilted, Computer Guided (> 83″):

  • 1st — 1903 — Marsha Yahl
  • 2nd — 1907 — George Hess
  • 3rd — 1905 — Bonnie Niebruegge

2000’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (up to 70″):

  • 1st — 2014 — Alice Allinson
  • 2nd — 2019 — Kathy Krog
  • 3rd — 2003 — Joan Harrison

2100’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (71″-82″):

  • 1st — 2101 — Alice Allinson
  • 2nd — 2107 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 2110 — Shelly Pagliai

2200’s — Machine Quilted, Hand Guided (>83″):

  • 1st — 2209 — George Hess
  • 2nd — 2203 — Shelly Pagliai
  • 3rd — 2210 — Linda Kowalski

2300 — 2018 Guild Challenge (Log Cabin with Birthstone Center):

  • 1st — 2302 — Barb Roberts
  • 2nd — 2303 — Meredith Willcox
  • 34d — 2313 — Rose Marie Smith

2400’s — Vintage:

  • 1st –2403 — Bonnie Niebruegge
  • 2nd — 2401 — Barb Bevell
  • 3rd — 2402 — Carol Cunningham

All quilts and their stories:

2018 HOF Quilt Show

The 33rd Annual Quilt Show of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild was held at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville, Missouri, on June 1 and 2nd, 2018. Over 140 quilts were on display. Viewer’s Choice awards were given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of 12 categories.

The theme of this year’s show was “Pass the Traditions… to Future Generations”. It’s so important that we pass the quilting traditions on to future generations. Part of the Community Service work the guild did earlier in the year was to help Kirksville area Girl Scouts.  Scouts learned about quilting and how to construct a block. Those blocks were on display at the show.

Other special displays included the Community Service corner with Beads of Courage bags, the raffle quilt, our annual Bed Turning, a display to honor Kathy and Stan East, and a display to honor Kimberlynn Bartlett. The highlight of the show was the Veteran’s presentation which honored five local area Veterans with special quilts made by several guild members.

In addition to all that excitement, there were over 12 vendors in attendance, providing a variety of quilting-related goodies for all. New this year, was “Nana’s Second Thoughts”, a booth with lots of unusual items for sale. These new and gently used items were donated by members throughout the year and beautifully packaged for resale.

After awards were presented, the 2018 raffle quilt winner was drawn. Andrea O’Brien was the lucky winner!


Please enjoy the photos, shown below.

  • Winning quilts, shown by Category.
  • Veterans presentation
  • Quilt show preparation, vendors, Girl Scouts, Beads of Courage
  • Tribute to Kathy and Stan East
  • Tribute to Kimberlynn Bartlett
  • Every quilt, listed by category, with a photo of the quilt and a photo of its description.

The 2018 Viewer’s Choice Awards went to the following quilts:

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Veterans Presentation:

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Quilt Show Preparation, Vendors, Girl Scout Sewing, Beads of Courage:

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Kathy and Stan East tribute:

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Tribute to Kimberlynn Bartlett:

2018 Exhibited Quilts:

100’s: Small Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (Up to 36″ Wide):

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200’s: Large Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (Over 36″ Wide):

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300’s: Baby/Youth Themed Quilts:

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400’s: Youth Quilter (Made by Quilter Age 17 and Under):

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500’s: Hand Quilted:

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600’s: Machine Quilted, Computer Guided:

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700’s: Machine Quilted, Free Hand, Up to 82″ Wide:

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800’s: Machine Quilted, Free Hand, Over 82″ Wide:

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900’s: Machine Quilted, Mixed Technique:

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1000’s: Hands of Friendship 2017 Guild Challenge Quilt (“Curved Piecing”):

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1100’s: Old Quilt Made New (Quilt begun over 25 years ago, finished last year):

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1200’s: Antique (Quilt age at Least 50 Years):

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2018 HOF Quilt Show Work Schedule as of 5/29/18

Here’s the most recent Quilt Show Work Schedule, just in case you forgot when you were supposed to work!

Questions? Call Diane Bloskovich.

2018 HOF ShowWORK Schedule

2018 — Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild 33rd Annual Quilt Show

The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild will be having their 33rd annual show on Friday, June 1st from 3-7 PM and Saturday, June 2nd from 9-4 PM at the William Matthew Middle School at 1515 S. Cottage Grove in Kirksville, Missouri.

  • “Pass the Traditions to Quilters of the Future”
  • Over 140 quilts
  • Vendors
  • Raffle Quilt
  • Community Service Displays
  • Old-fashioned Bed Turning
  • Quilts of Valor presentation to honor local veterans for their service to our country

Put this on your calendar and join us for this wonderful event!


2017 — HOF QUILT SHOW — June 2-3

It was another fantastic Quilt Show! It’s amazing to see what we can pack into two short days.

Over 130 beautiful quilts were entered into 12 categories. The lucky winner of our 2017 Raffle Quilt was Mary Magruder of Kirksville (see photo below). Throughout the weekend we held 5 special events: 2 book-signings, a Quilts of Valor presentation for our veterans, our annual Bed Turning, and a tribute to Charlie Beach who was instrumental in our quilt shows over the past 32 years. We also had a corner where we shared some of the Community Service work we have done and also a sit and sew corner where members worked on Veterans quilts.


2017 HOF Raffle Quilt was won by Mary Magruder.

The winners are listed below by category. I know you will enjoy them! (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

100’s – Small Art Quilts:

  • #1  Alice Allinson (The Dress)
  • #2  Andrea O’Brien (Little Butterflies)
  • #3  Meredith Willcox (Scotch on the Rocks)

200’s – Large Art Quilts:

  • #1  Anna Ruby (A new Look Dresden)
  • #2  Susan Chidester (Window Flowers)
  • #3  Di Zook (Dan Day’s Quilt of Valor)

300’s – Baby/Youth Quilts:

  • #1  Carol Cunningham (Critter Caboodle)
  • #2  Diane Bloskovich (Greyson Sails)
  • #3  Kay Beach (Adrianna’s Quilt)

400’s – Youth Quilter:

  • #1  Haleigh Berrey (Bargello)
  • #2  Makenzie Couch (Light Festival)
  • #3  Laney Magruder (Wild Horses in the Wild)

500’s – Hand Quilted:

  • #1  Bonnie Schultz (Good Night, Irene!)
  • #2  Bonnie Schultz (Home)
  • #3  Carol Cunningham (Mom’s Quilt)

600’s – Machine Quilted–Computer Guided:

  • #1  Karen Farnsworth (Irish Chain)
  • #2  Andrea O’Brien (Starflower Revised)
  • #3  Janelle Stephens (Fr. Paul’s Cross)

700’s – Machine Quilted–Free Hand (82″):

  • #1  Rose Marie Smith (Abloom)
  • #2  Katy Kitchen (Canning Season)
  • #3  Mary Magruder (Playing with Jacks)

800’s – Machine Quilted–Free Hand (82″+):

  • #1  Alice Allinson (Lotus)
  • #2  Meredith Willcox (Starflower)
  • #3 Gyla Elmore (Fantasy Fabs—Carpenter’s Star)

900’s – Machine Quilted–Mixed Technique:

  • #1  Katy Kitchen (Hazel Meets Elvis)
  • #2  Cindy Spearman (Hazel’s Diary)
  • #3  Meredith Willcox (All Seasons)

1000’s – 2016 Guild Challenge:

  • #1  Shelly Pagliai (Hole-y Barn Doors)
  • #2  Andrea O’Brien (Butterfly Garden)
  • #3  Mary Magruder (A Hero’s Tribute)

1100’s – Old Made New:

  • #1  Amanda Moots (Nora’s Grandmother’s Flower Garden)
  • #2  Melba Bowen (Grandmother’s Flower Garden)
  • #3 Melba Bowen (Pink Periwinkle)

1200’s – Antique:

  • #1  Carol Cunningham (9 Patch)
  • #2  Kathaleen Winkleman (Flower Garden)
  • #3  Barb Bevell (Miss Ann)

Here are a few of the other winners, pictured with their quilts.


Special Events:

1. Shelly Pagliai and her book, “A Simple Life”:


2. Jana Russon and her book about the Arts Council Fire:


3. Quilts of Valor, Veteran’s Presentation:

4. Special Tribute: Charlie Beach:

5. Our Annual Bed Turning:

6. Community Service corner:

Other Photos from the quilt show:


The 31st Annual HOF Quilt Show

The 31st Annual HOF Quilt Show was held June 3 – 4, 2016 at its new location, the William Matthew Middle School, in Kirksville, Missouri. Over 150 quilts were displayed to the delight of attendees. Eleven vendors surrounded the quilt show, offering a variety of items for sale, from fabric to wooden treasure boxes. A “Vendor Shop Hop” was a new addition this year, allowing attendees the opportunity to get their “passport” signed at each vendor in hopes of winning a HUGE basket of items donated by each vendor. This year’s winner was Marsha Redmon.

The Raffle Quilt Committee outdid itself once again with the beautiful blue and white paper pieced medallion quilt. Andrea O’Brien was this year’s lucky winner of that gorgeous quilt!

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Everyone enjoyed the Historical Bed Turning, the Community Service Corner, the demonstrations, and the “Sit and Sew for Veterans” area.

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A happy and unexpected moment happened when Glee Hanson and her sister, Joy, came to the show. Glee was one of the charter members of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in 1985. She and Kay Beach are the only charter members in attendance. Glee brought a quilt from 1992 that all HOF Guild members had signed for her. Several of those members were there and came together for pictures.

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The setup began bright and early. Lots to do this first year at the new location. Some ideas worked like clockwork, other things needed adjustment, but all-in-all, it was a great show. Check out the photos of setup, vendor booths, and other things.

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Here are the winners from each category for this year’s show. Congratulations to all.

100 Category: Small Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (up to 36″ wide)

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200 Category: Large Art Quilts/Wall Hangings/All Techniques (over 36″ wide)

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300 Category: Baby/Youth Themed Quilts

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400 Category: Youth Quilter (Made by Quilter Aged 17 and Under)

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500 Category: First Time Entry into Any Quilt Show

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600 Category: Hand Quilted

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700 Category: Machine Quilted–Computer Guided

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800 Category: Machine Quilted–Free Hand (Up to 82″ Wide)

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900 Category: Machine Quilted–Free Hand (Over 82″ Wide)

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1000 Category: Machine Quilted–Mixed Technique (Applique, embellishments, embroidery, etc.)

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1100 Category: Old Quilt Made New (Elements are at least 25 years old, but finished within the last year)

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1200 Category: Antique Quilt (Quilt age is at least 50 years old)

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And the last slide show is a compilation of photos from this year’s show. We tried to get a photo of every quilt and their description. We missed a few, so if we missed yours and you have a photo of it, please email us and we’ll add it in! Sit back and enjoy the quilts. There are around 300 pictures to view! (Thanks to Susan Bell, Barb Bevell, Bonnie Schultz, and Brooke Ivy for the photos.)

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