Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

National Quilting Month Display at the Figge Museum.

Monday, 3/18 at 9:00 am. Set-up begins and volunteers needed. Tuesday, 3/19 through Sunday, 3/24 Quilt Show-Volunteers needed to answer questions from visitors. Thursday, 3/21 5:30-9:00 Reception with the artists and refreshments Thursday, 3/21 7:00-8:00 Tour of Tiffany Exhibition (led by Mary Kay Hymes) Friday, 3/22 1:00-2:00 Tour of Tiffany Exhibition (led by Mary Kay Hymes) Monday, 3/25 at 9:00 am. Tear down begins and volunteers needed.

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Milwaukee Bead and Button Show Bus Trip

SAVE THE DATE June 7th—8th, 2019 an overnight trip 23 seat bus 2-3 shops on the way home. More information to come in future newsletters. This is in response to the interest expressed in going to this show at the Lisa Binkley classes. Dawn Seaman (563) 659-9983

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Even though the cancellation of the February Guild Meeting threw us off a bit, we are happy to report that the bus is full! A waiting list has been started as well. (Please let us know if you need to cancel so we can fill your spot). A reminder to those who are going: Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Place: Tri-State Travel 520 W 76th ST Davenport, Iowa Time: Loading bus starting at 6:30am Leaving for Chicago at 7:00am Return […]

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President’s March Message

There is so much happening in March. Don’t miss out on any of the additional activities to meet other quilters and make new friends. Join us at one or more of the events. Our general meeting is March 5 with 2 great historical presentations with Becky Wright. A time to learn. Retreat is the 6th-10th. A wonderful time to get to know each other. Make sure to call Sue Kirk or Mary Pement (309) 797-6367 if you haven’t […]

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National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March. It is a day that is celebrated around the country with special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more. This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt. National Quilting Day was started at the June 1991 annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska […]

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Farm Fiber Fun 2019

May 16-21, 2019 A time to get together with others and learn new fibery techniques. Especially anything messy such as dying fabrics with many techniques, mono printing with gelli plates or glass base, stamping, etc. Also things such as felting, tatting, sculpting features for fiber figures, wool, and weaving. Schedule and information when you click Farm Fiber Fun 2019. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size

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President’s February Message

The MVQG Spring Retreat is coming fast. I started going 6-7 years ago and have only missed one since then. It is a time to get away from all the things in life that we have pulling us away from sewing every day …….cleaning, cooking every meal, responsibili-ties to others, meetings, yard work…you get it. It was a little scary my first time because I didn’t really know anyone except 1 person. What was I getting myself into? I took […]

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New Historical Quilt Books

BOOKS OF INTEREST The Historical Interest committee is delighted to tell you of the 2 new books in the library. Both are written by my 3rd favorite Quilt Historian, Sue Reich. Reich is a superb researcher. In World War I the pictures of quilts are not what we would call patriotic. Chapter one is “Quilting through the 1910s.” From Crazies to redwork to tobacco silks are covered. Pictures of antique fabrics and a page for the Sears catalog and the […]

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President’s January Message

Admittedly, this is the first time I attended the Charity Group. It was an amazing experience. Lots to do, hustle, bustle and conversation. There were multiple stations set up including piecing tops, piecing backs, finding backs to be pieced, sandwiching layers, running the tying thread, and tying the quilts. Each person was working diligently toward the goal of a finished quilt. Once they are tied they go home with someone to be bound and returned to the general meeting or […]

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President’s December Message

This month we are going to look at what the Pin-Pals are about. In December we meet on the 18th 9-3 at the Butterworth Educational Center (garage) We will be meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month starting January 2019. Winter is setting in, which means less getting out to be around friends. It is important that we keep in touch and get out among people when roads are good. We stay happier when we are able to do that. […]

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