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

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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!

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 — 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?

 

 

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!

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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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2017 — SEPTEMBER SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

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)

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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.

SHOW & TELL: 

  • 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.

2017 — AUGUST SHOW & TELL and PROGRAM

There was some awesome Show & Tell at the August meeting. Hope you were able to attend. If not, here are the pictures.

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SHOW & TELL:

  •      Linda Kowalski:
    • A very large quilt with bright-colored triangles trimmed with gray fabrics.
  •      Elsie Gaber:
    • “Friends To the Second Power”: made for Ron.  Very bright colors with orange backing, quilted by Joan Harrison.
  •      Shelley Pagliai:
    • This is her pattern for the Traditional “Sew Sweet” version of the Block of the Month series from Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, done in pastels.
  •      Amanda Moots:
    • Quilt with blue and white quilted squares on navy blue, quilted by her.
  •      Barb Roberts:
    • Square blocks made from old quilts that were not in good shape.
  •      Debra Freese:
    • “Study In Applique,”  She used “needle turn appliqué,” “freezer paper appliqué” on both top and bottom.
  •    Liz Mills:
    • Charity Quilt,“ in bright colors, “quilted as you go.”
  •   Bonnie Schultz /Sherry Bratten:
    • Bonnie Schultz made a hand-quilted quilt for Sherry’s birthday in maroons, grays, and white.
  •    Mary Magruder:
    • “Fly Away.”
  •    Joan Harrison:
    • Veteran’s quilt in red, white, and blue
    • Quilt made for a doctor in Jefferson City.
  •    Kathy East:
    • Quilt with a “railroad” theme for a friend who is a resident of Clarence Nursing Home.
  •    Rose Marie Smith:
    • Pretty yellow and pink baby quilt.

A PRAISE!:  Rose Marie Smith reported her lost quilt has been found in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A woman there bought a number of unclaimed packages at the UPS Warehouse.  One contained her niece’s quilt with her name inside the quilt:  The woman contacted Rose Marie’s niece and then sent it to her!

PROGRAM:

The main theme of the program was preserving our quilt heritage through record-keeping, labels, and photographs. Shelly, Rose Marie, and Barb B. offered examples of how they keep track of important information.

For the second part of the program, members were encouraged to bring quilts they would like to have photographed. These were hung and pictures taken. There are lots of close-up shots that show the quilting and other details, too. Enjoy!

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