Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

September Reveal of the Wine & Chocolate Challenge


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  The September reveal of the Wine & Chocolate Challenge was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity with us! There were 14 entries displayed. The 3-way tie winners were Dawn Seaman, Mary Kay Hymes, and Laurie Mieresonne. (Pictured is Laurie. Others were not present.)  Gift certificates to Heartland Cottons were awarded. Mary Korrect

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Monthly Meeting Minutes


CLICK HERE to access the latest monthly meeting minutes.

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Porch Party


The Porch Party on September 22 from noon to 4pm is being brought to us from the Butterworth Foundation that oversees the Deere-Wiman grounds.  This Porch Party includes antique car show, music on the porch and displays from some of the groups that use the properties.  The Foundation generously asked MVQG to participate in the event.  We will have quilts on display, hand quilting frame set up, and featherweight machines for doll quilts.  Along with the quilts, we also have […]

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Quilts of Valor Ceremony-November 3rd


November 3, 2019 will be the Quilt of Valor presentation at the Quad Cities Botanical Garden. We will invite up to 90 Veteran recipients and we provide cookies. Please if you are so moved a sign up sheet will be available both at the September and October meetings. You may also email me petecc47@gmail.com. Our goal is 50 Dozen any variety. Thanks, Clayton C. Peterson

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UFO Challenge Update-September


We hope you’re having fun with the UFO Challenge and are busy finishing #3 on your list. 1. Bring your finished UFO to the September meeting. We will have a “UFO Show and Share” as part of the program. 2. Those who finish will be entered in a drawing for prizes at the January meetings. 3. If you are unable to attend the Sept. meeting, send or text a photo of your finished UFO to Sandie Cockerill, so you can […]

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Doll Quilts


Wow! Nearly 70 doll quilts came in at the August meetings, putting our count near 400….only about 500 more to go! I know there are kits out, since I have only a few ready to go. We have acquired so much fabric I hope you can find time to come to the doll quilt workday, 3rd Tues., Deere-Wiman Carriage House. For new members or attendees, you can pull into the driveway to unload and then, unless you have a handicapped […]

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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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2019 Programs and Classes


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Plan ahead for a new-fangled UFO Challenge Culminating with Prizes Awarded in January 2020:  Your Program Committee will launched a fun format to work away at your UFOs at the June Guild meeting!  We have adapted the American Patchwork and Quilting 2019 UFO CHALLENGE to help motivate us and push us to complete projects that have been languishing much too long, or any project that we’ve been aching to begin or get back to. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! September […]

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September President’s Message


Welcome to a new year of quilting. We have a full year ahead of us. So many things to participate in. Our national speakers will be Linda Hahn in October, Christa Watson in April, and David Taylor in June, with each offering classes for you to learn new techniques. Quilt Queens, PinPals, and Fairmount Library Sit and Sew are sit and sews that are available to go to and meet new people and get help with projects. And the Fiber […]

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Quilts of Valor


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Well here we are nearing the end of summer, how did that happen? My heart is full, you are all awesome. We need 93 quilts for the November 3rd award ceremony. I currently have 70 in my office. The balance of those are being made by some of you for your vet. So if you have any problem finishing them please let me know as soon as possible. Here’s a reminder for those who turned in names to receive them. […]

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