Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

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 […]

Tags: , , , ,

Farm Fiber Fun 2019


Save the dates: May 16-21 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. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size More information to follow in the March newsletter.

Tags: ,

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 […]

Tags: ,

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 […]

Tags: ,

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 […]

Tags: ,

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. […]

Tags: , , ,

President’s November Message


by Diana Engelbrecht Over the next year I am going to introduce you to each of our guild groups that meet. There are a lot of new members and it is my hope to help demystify some of the announcements. Get Away is open to all members. We meet at the Deere Wiman Carriage House for one Friday, 8 am-9 pm, Saturday 8 am-9 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm each month. Usually it is the first full weekend of the […]

Skill Builder Workshops


SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOPS EASY PEAZY JACOBS LADDER-January 26, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Guild member Peggy Fierst will be teaching us her Easy Peazy way of doing the “Jacobs Ladder” Quilt Block. The workshop class fee of $15.00 is payable to Peggy Fierst. This class will be held at the Butterworth Education Center, 701 12th Ave., Moline IL from 9am to 3pm. Lunch will be available at this class for a $5.00 donation. Openings still exist for this class, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

New President’s Message


By Diana Engelbrecht The Great River Quilt Show was a success because of each of you. Thank you, Dawn Thompson for your leadership in the planning and executing both the 2016 and 2018 Great River Quilt Shows. Thank you to the Quilt Show Committee who worked very hard this past year to make things happen smoothly. Thank you to The Appli-Queens for designing and creating the fabulous raffle quilt. Thank you to Cindy Ericksen and Candidates Nancy and Melissa for […]

Tags: , , ,