Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

COVID-19 Masks-UPDATE


There are many places that we can contribute masks to.  I am listing a few who we have received requests directly from asking us to help them.  Of course, if someone has contacted you personally to help them, please do so. Keeping a count might make for an interesting statistic.  Keeping track of your hours would be a great thing to add to our volunteer hours for our nonprofit status.  Need elastic, call Mary Pement or Sue Kirk. Numbers are […]

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Smile for Charitable Donations!


Have you heard of AmazonSmile? It’s a website operated by Amazon (smile.Amazon.com) that lets customers shop the same wide selection of products as Amazon.com. 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 toparticipate. So if you are shopping Amazon […]

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Doll Quilts


Need doll kits to work on? Contact Margaret to arrange. Another bonanza! Lots of fun kid prints for our project! Usual meeting, 3rd Tues, Deere Wiman, 8:30 am -2 pm…I bring the supplies….iron, fabric, cutting boards and scissors….and the chocolate. I made about 100 kits during January, February, March, and a lot are out there being finished…but there will be more at the May meeting. Iwill also have some that just need to be finished with quilting for those whose […]

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Coronavirus Update!


April Has New Unexpected Opportunities! The coronavirus has presented a new opportunity for each of us. All those Quilt Show entries, UFOs, downsizing/organizing our sewing rooms, and other things we have put off in our homes can be accomplished in the next few weeks of semi-isolation. In an effort to keep our membership safe, we are cancelling all group activities through April 14 to include all of the remainder of March and April’s Quilt Get Away, Guild General Meeting, Quilts […]

2020 Programs and Classes


April 7th Program-Due to all of the “to-do” with the Corona Virus, Christa’s April visit is postponed until we can reschedule. We will leave the class sign ups as they exist. If anyone pre-purchased books from her (she would have brought them and they could have been picked up at the meetings), she will ship them later this week. If anyone else would like to place their book order they are $24.95 with free shipping when they use the code […]

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Quilts of Valor


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Well the CDC has cancelled or postponed all events with attendance of 50 or more for 2 months. Well as you know we fall into that category. I am working on getting a new date set. I have a massive amount of calls to make. If you see someone that is normally involved with this and they haven’t heard, please tell them. Thank you! If you turned in a name to receive one of these quilts, please inform them that […]

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April President’s Message


The Program committee does a fabulous job in getting everything and everyone organized for our general meetings. They have the responsibility of finding a variety of speakers to come to our meetings to give lectures and classes. Those speakers have a national and many times an international reputation for their techniques, lectures and classes. When one comes here we have 1-3 classes offered. The committee chooses what they think will hold the most interest for our membership from the list […]

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Doohickey Drawing


An Americanism dating from 1910-1915, a doohickey is a gadget; a dingus; a thingumabob; a nifty quilting tool that a quilter may want, has never heard of, or is too expensive to purchase. Each month a new Doohickey is offered to our membership. It may be a new “cool” tool or it may be something tried and true; expensive or not so much. Tickets are $1.00 and monthly prizes are determined by the number of tickets sold the previous month. […]

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Monthly Meeting Minutes


CLICK HERE to access the latest monthly meeting minutes. November 5th minutes December 10th minutes January 7th minutes February 4th minutes March 3rd minutes

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Block To Raffle


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                                        Spring is almost here so the new quilt block will a cute tulip block. Each kit will be $1 & include background fabric for two blocks. Hope you like the block & join in. Would be so cute with lattice or your creation. Will have kits at next meeting. Thanks, Vicki Hamilton (309) 798-3584

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