Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

2019 Programs and Classes


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August 6: MVQG member, Diane Murtha will present “Accept the Challenge, Win a Prize” – an informative and humorous perspective on my quilt challenge experiences, including a trunk and slide show, at the afternoon meeting, and  “Challenges II– The Next Step” at the evening meeting, a presentation in which she will discuss tips based on her own challenge quilt project experiences. Challenges – Accept the Challenge & Win a Prize Diane’s afternoon presentation will be an informative and humorous perspective […]

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FALL RETREAT


Click here to download registration form. I know that summer just got here but fall is just around the corner.  It is time to sign up for Fall Retreat.  Non-stop fun from October 23 – 27, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church Camp in DeWitt, Iowa.  Retreat starts at 8 am on Wednesday and ends at 3 pm on Sunday.  At retreat you can do anything you want: sleep in, stay up all night, go on road trips with your friends, work […]

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MADISON QUILT EXPO 2019


There are a few openings on the bus! Here’s your chance to sign up! OR invite a quilting friend!  NON-members welcome! WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2019 in Madison, WI.    COST: $43 per person which includes the cost of the bus and show admission.  Reservations must be paid for at the time they are made.   Reservations for non-members are now being accepted. Boarding the bus at 6:30 a.m. and the bus will leave at 7:00 a.m. from the Masonic […]

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Sandy Turner’s Presentation


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On June 4th we thoroughly enjoyed Sandy Turner’s presentations. Here are a few pictures from that day.

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River Arts Center Quilt Display


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229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732 Phone: (563) 243-3300 Hours: Gallery Open Wednesday Through Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm Opens to the public on June 19th – August 4th Reception June 30th 1:30-4pm

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Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group


The IA/IL Quilt study group will be taking a look of some of the earliest fabrics used in quilts. Fabric was so expensive that the designs were cut out and stitched. Come see and hear! Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group August 9 & 10, 2019 Friday workshop: 3-6 PM Chintz Columns & Calico Workshop registration $35 Saturday. Aug 10, 2019 Study topic: Chintz Birds Study Leader: Lori Triplett Registration $30 Kalona Quilt and Textile Museums Due: August 2, 2019 Send to: […]

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President’s Gift


It is our tradition to present a gift of fat quarters or a quilt to our guild president at our September combined meeting. Diane has worked hard for us this fiscal year. Let’s shower her with bright batik fabrics! If you wish to participate, please bring your donation to the July or August meeting andplace it in the basket at the member-at-large desk.

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Mississippi Valley Fair Demonstrators


The Mississippi Valley Fair will be celebrating their 100th year in August. They are reopening the Heritage House for this celebration and have invited us for Friday, August 2, 10-5, to sit and do handwork outside the Heritage House, to show people the different things that quilters would have done in the early 1900s. We will have 2 antique wooden quilt frames set up to load and tie quilts for charity. We are also looking for people to do English […]

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President’s July Message


The July Summer Celebration Potluck is a great time to get to know others in the guild. The largest group that meets are our monthly General Meetings. They are held in the First Congregational Church, 7th Ave., Moline at 1 and 7pm. We have a sign in to keep attendance numbers. The afternoon meetings average around 110 and the evening numbers around 45. We have a membership of 296 as of our June meeting. General Meetings are the place to […]

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UFO Challenge-deadline is July 31st


Click here for the sign up form. Download and print the UFO sign-up sheet from the MVQG website or pick one up at the July meeting. Identify 5 projects you want to finish by the January 2020 meeting and fill out the sign-up form. When making your lists, focus on simple, do-able, complete-able UFO’s, such as:  adding labels and sleeves, finishing up bindings, gifts that were begun and you ran out of time, simple kits that were pushed to the […]

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