Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

2020 Fiber Arts Meetings

Inspire & Create 9-4      Fiber Arts Meeting 1-3   NEW LOCATION Davenport Public Library Eastern Branch, 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, demos, information, and show and tell at 1-3 PM. The room will open from 9 AM-4pm for an Inspire & Create time for anyone who would like to work on any non messy project of their choice. It will be an open creative time for all fiber mediums. The kitchen will be open for our use.   […]

Tags: ,

Special Exhibit: The Village

The Village We need to keep moving forward finishing our Village display for Special Exhibits in our area through out the next couple years and for the 2022 show. We have had request already from venues to display this exhibit. If you are new, this is a finished 16×16 inch wall quilt portraying a home, public building, park, bridge, or another scene you would find in your village, town, or city. Each will have the same sky fabric that you […]

Tags: , ,

2020 Fiber Arts Play Days

9:00-11 a.m. Fiber Artists Studio, 601 Brady St. #21, Davenport, IA. This is a mini workshop on a new technique. Reservations are required.  Just give Colleen a call. The Fiber Arts Group will only cancel a meeting for weather if the Davenport Schools cancel school on that meeting day.  Colleen Curry (563) 285-1305 or        (563) 340-4453   2020 Schedule:   July 14-cancelled   August 11 September 8   October 13  November 10   December 8 Doodle Day is held the 3rd Tues. […]

Tags: ,

Quilts of Valor

Post Image

Well first of all I hope you have all stayed healthy. I most certainly have missed meeting with all of you. This lock down covid thing has been really hard. I am so very thankful you have been sewing up a storm during this. We have many tops with backs and batting ready to quilt. So if the urge strikes you to quilt let me know. We will NOT be meeting in July. Illinois still has many restrictions. The church […]

Tags: ,

Doll Quilts

Hey…rumor has it we are having a picnic on July 7th! Outdoors….so…..let’s have a doll quilt tailgate ‘party’ I will decorate/identify my gray Ford station wagon, and I will receive and disperse your finished doll quilts…I’m hoping for a bunch! And have kits available for you to take…they have been living in my lonesome car, so should be germ free! I will have some big bags for the finished ones. At this point we don’t know the numbers needed for […]


UFO Challenge 2020-Update 6/27

UFO # 2!!!  Begin working on UFO #2 on your lists! The due date for UFO #2 is October 4th, (the Sunday prior to our October meeting).  Mark your calendars, NO exceptions.   Sandie Cockerill is keeping track of your progress.  Send her a photo of your completed UFO #2 via email to Complete directions for the UFO Challenge can be found in the March 2020 newsletter, available on our website.   Questions?  Call Sandie Cockerill, 309-755-1193 or Mary Korrect, […]

Tags: ,

Smile for Charitable Donations!

Have you heard of AmazonSmile? It’s a website operated by Amazon ( that lets customers shop the same wide selection of products as The difference is the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to a charitable/nonprofit organization of your choice. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in good standing, the Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild qualifies to receive donations! It doesn’t cost us anything and there are no administrative fees for us to participate. So if you are shopping […]


MASK For First Line of Protection

UPDATE 6-27 NEW REQUEST-The Moline-Coal Valley School District will be in desperate need of washable masks for the start of the school year. We have a student population of 7200 with half living in poverty. While any number would be appreciated, we are hoping to assemble 2,000 cloth masks in assorted sizes. Would you be willing help? Thanks, Stephanee Jordan cell: 309-235-7995 The Figge is providing masks for the Humility of Mary Shelter. Contact Brian at Sara Detweiler is […]

Tags: ,


The theme for the 2020 MVQG Challenge is Double 2020. There is a $1.00 fee per challenge entry. Quilts must be 20” by 20.” Bring your challenge to the September 2020 meeting. They will be displayed and voted on at the meeting that night. Top three vote getters will win a prize valued at $25 first place, $15 second place, and $10 third place. Incorporate “double” into your quilt theme—anything duplicated, such as twins, double dutch, double vision, double negative, […]

Tags: , , ,

President’s Quilt

Elaine Giesecke P O Box , Rapids City, IL 61278 More blocks are needed for the President’s Quilt. Due to the cancellation of our meetings, members have not been able to turn in blocks. Blocks can be mailed to me at the address above. Place your block inside a greeting card – possibly one of those unsolicited free cards you have. And send it first class with just a stamp. Full directions are below. Please, Please DO NOT trim the […]

Tags: ,