**News! July 7th BYOBBB Meetings**
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park Shelter House 1645 23Rd Ave., Bettendorf, IA 52722
When: July 7, 2020
Time: Afternoon attendees, 4p.m.-6p.m. or come at 4 and stay till 8. Evening attendees, 6p.m.-8p.m. or come at 4 and stay till 8.
In the interest of getting together again, finally, we’re holding our July meetings in the park! In lieu of our July Potluck Celebration, it will be a BYO BB&B* (Brown Bag, Beverage and Bug- spray) event. We will physically distance at the picnic tables. Come from 4-6:00 if the afternoon meeting is your preference, and for evening folks, we’ve scheduled a repeat meeting from 6-8:00. Feel free to come for the entire 4 hours if you like. The parking lot is adjacent to the shelter house and bathrooms are nearby. We’re making arrangements for a microphone and speaker. Hand sanitizer, wipes, spray and paper towels will be available. Also, you may want to bring a mask and a lawn chair in case you want to distance more. Please know we understand if this is still outside your comfort zone. It’s totally an individual decision.
The slate of officers for the 2020-2021 year will be introduced. The program will be your Covid 19 Quarantine Completions. Bring what you’ve been working on while sheltering at home, for an informal Show and Share. Fingers crossed for moderate temps, low humidity and a breeze. Hope to see you there! Watch for more info in future Eblasts.
August Program – August 4th, 1:00 and 7:00 Location TBA
Jill Fisher is an improvisational quilter from Iowa City, IA. Jill has one foot in the art quilt world and one foot in the modern quilt world. Her specialty is working in series with solids and telling stories with her quilts. Jill will present her lecture and trunk show, “Every Quilt Tells a Story” in which she shares her background and evolution as a quilter. Check out Jill’s vibrant, original work at pieladyquilts.blogspot.com.
In August signups will begin for Jane Sassaman’s workshops to be held Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.
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.