2020 Programs and Classes

August Program – August 4th, 1:00 and 7:00 LeClaire Civic Center

The August 4th meetings will be held at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road, in LeClaire, IA.

Jill Fisher of PieLadyQuilts.blogspot.com will present her lecture and trunk show “Every Quilt Has a Story” (at BOTH the 1:00 and 7:00 meetings) in which she will share her background and evolution as a quilter. An
improvisational quilter from Iowa City, IA, Jill has one foot in the art
quilt world and one in the modern quilt world. Her specialty is working
in series and telling stories with her quilts. Jill’s bright and bold style utilizes solid colors and modern, innovative designs.

Due to Covid 19 concerns, seating will be limited to 55 people per
meeting. To reserve a seat for either meeting you must go to our “MVQG
Quilting Bee” Facebook page where the meetings will be posted
. Choose
the 1:00 or the 7:00 event for your choice of meeting time and indicate by
clicking on “going”. A count will appear in the ‘Responses’ box on the post.
Attendees are asked to wear masks and social distance. Hand Sanitizer will
be available at the sign-in table. Watch for updates via Email.

Please watch for emails from Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild. We are
going to try a Zoom August General Meeting.
There will be an email sent out inviting you to join the meetings and times to join. Please watch for these important emails.

September Program – September 1st, 7:00 only. Location TBA.

Our September program will include the reveal and voting on the 2020 MVQG Guild Challenge, “Double 2020”. Incorporate “double” into your quilt theme – anything duplicated, such as twins, double Dutch, double vision, double date, double play…you get the idea. The only rule is the size….20”x20”. In addition, we will spotlight Beulah Spaulding, our Featured Quilter for the 2020 Great River Quilt Show. Beulah will entertain us with stories and her quilts in a trunk show.

October Program – October 6th, 1:00 and 7:00. Location TBA.

Mary Korrect and Jan Ragaller will introduce and launch the “Border of the Quarter” Sew Along, postponed from May. They will share a trunk show of border challenge quilts and explain the border challenge process at both meetings.

November Program – November 3, 1:00 and 7:00. Location TBA*

Internationally-know and celebrated quilter, Jane Sassaman will lecture for us at the November meetings. The titles of her presentations are: “Quilting Against the Odds” and “Under the Influence”. Jane is a dedicated (some would say “obsessed”) quilt artist, fabric designer and author who began her quilting journey in 1980.
Her award-winning art quilts have been shown both nationally and internationally. Jane’s designs are oversized, exuberant and colorful. Check out her extensive resume and work at: www.janesassaman.com.

*We’re doing our best to secure safe and appropriate venues for our meetings. Thank you for your patience.

Signups Begin for Jane Sassaman Workshops at August meetings! **

(If unable to come to meetings and you want to sign up for a class, contact Mary Korrect and mail payment to her. Or send your payment with a friend to a meeting and they can sign up for you.

“Wings and Wedges” Saturday, October 31/Sunday, November 1 *. $70
In a fabric collage of simple symmetrical shapes, you will learn the basics of Jane’s accessible machine applique techniques. Jane will guide you in creating your own unique collage composition. You will also be given the chance to sharpen your design and machine embroidery skills. Sewing machine needed.
“Moths and Moons” Monday, November 2 *. $35
In this one-day class, each student will get a pattern and directions for making the “Moths and Moons” quilt. $18. Bring your favorite fabrics or purchase a kit from Jane’s stash of FreeSpirit fabrics to create one or up to three giant moths (approximately 27” W X 21”H, each). Jane’s
accessible applique method will be used to assemble the moths. After class you will stitch your background and apply your gorgeous winged creatures. Sewing machine needed (and at least a few decorative stitches).

Class sign up options: If unable to come to a meeting and you want to sign up for a class, contact Jane Darin (308/236-6050) or Mary Korrect and mail payment to one of them or to MVQG, POBox 2636, Davenport,
IA 52809-2636. Or you can send you payment with a friend to a meeting.

**We are in a wait and see mode at this time for Jane’s visit, as with everything else in this Covid 19 world.
You will need to pay for your class to hold your spot. We will not be depositing the checks immediately, given
the uncertainties the virus places on everything.


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