Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

November President’s Message

There is one more sit and sew available for our members, especially for the members in the northwest area of the Quad Cities. Of course, it is open to all members. Iowa members may find this one a good one if you don’t like crossing the bridges. The Fairmount Library Sit and Sew is a small group that usually meets the 3rd Friday of the month from 9-3. Always check the newsletter to see if there is a change of […]

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2019 Programs and Classes

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DUE TO BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION, 7TH AVENUE IS CLOSED. SEE MAP BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS PARKING LOT. FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WEBSITE AT November 5: The program for our November meetings will feature a panel of four Long-Arm Quilters.  Terre Klipsch will coordinate.   Get ready to find out “Everything You Wanted To Know from Your Long-Arm Quilter But Were Afraid To Ask”.  Now’s your chance, so come prepared with questions for these […]

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Monthly Meeting Minutes

CLICK HERE to access the latest monthly meeting minutes.

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Porch Party Photos

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At the Porch Party on September 22, Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild was presented with the Butterworth Legacy Award by the Butterworth Foundation. Receiving the award for MVQG were Diana Engelbrecht and Margaret Paulos.

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Quilts of Valor

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Well fall is upon us, my time of year! I love the colors and the cool nights. We are only a couple weeks away from the award ceremony and all quilts for then are complete. I am still missing 5 of them but they are having the labels being put on as we speak. So this article will come out after the ceremony is done I believe, however, a HUGE thank you to all who volunteered their time in making […]

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T-shirt Designs

All Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild members are encouraged to submit a design, or several, for a new t-shirt. Our design will be on the front of the t-shirt only. Once the design has been selected by vote of our membership, a t-shirt style will be chosen, then it will be sent to the printer. We would like these ready to be worn in the spring of 2020 and to promote our fall guild quilt show. Submit design ideas to Jean […]

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Doll Quilts

Into the countdown….doll quilts are distributed in early December and we need more. Make up any kits you have, and keep using your scraps! At the November doll quilt work day (Nov. 19, Deere Wiman Carriage House, 8:30-2 pm), I hope to sort out yardages we aren’t likely to use, and would like to find a home for the really scrappy stuff…….paper pieces? Mosaic designs? And please consider coming to the work day, if only for a couple of hours…to […]

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Historical Interest Contest

“I hope to find lots of book reports in the Historical Interest folder in the President’s box. I want to thank everyone for reading “Uncoverings.” They can be a BIG challenge. I have the 2019 volume. I’m just back from the American Quilt Study Group that met in Lincoln, NE. Oh the quilts I saw. It took every bit of strength to not buy the $2800 Pride of Iowa or Pot of flower quilt. Here’s a picture of the small […]

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UFO Challenge Update-November

The next project number to be completed in the UFO challenge is # 5 which is to be completed by the November Guild meeting. Do not bring your completed item to the November meeting. Save to bring in January. When you complete your project, send a photo to Sandie Cockerill at


Block To Raffle

New block will be ready at the November meeting. Love this block too: Happy baskets. Kits will be $1 each & will include background for two squares. Hope you will join us to make this sweet block. Thank you, Vicki Hamilton (309)798-3584

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