Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle

National Quilting Month Display at the Figge Museum.


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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS REGISTRATION FORM! DUE FEBRUARY 4TH! Transformative Fiber Arts (Figge Quilt Show, March 2020) March 9-16, 2020, at the Figge Art Museum, we will again have the opportunity to display our beautiful art work in celebration of national Quilt Month. Please consider submitting one or more of your favorites for review by the committee. To assure a variety within the space limitations, the committee will review the submissions and make selections so start planning! PHOTOS FROM 2019 […]

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Quilts of Valor


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It is our turn for the February sew-in at MVQG. I will have the block information and pieces cut and samples made at our January sew day.  So we will be ready for you all to help. For Each block will need     2–2 1/2″ white squares, 1-4 1/2 ” white square,  1-9″square focal fabric (patriotic), 2- 9″x 2 1/2″red or blue, 4-11″x 2 1/2″ red or blue, 2 – 15″x 2 1/2″ red or blue. Directions will also be in […]

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2020 Programs and Classes


January 7, 2020 UFO Challenge Finale Our January Program will showcase your finished UFOs.  We want to hear your stories. Why the procrastination? What’s your motivation?  How did it feel to see it through? You have until the end of the day, Sunday January 5, to send a photo of your finished #4 (and #3 and #5, for those who are playing catch-up), to Sandie Cockerill.  Prizes will be awarded. BONUS for you over-achievers.  Finish All 5 on your list […]

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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

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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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President’s Quilt


To honor Diana Engelbrecht for all the work she has done while being our president for 2 years (in September) I am requesting each member to make a quilt block. She has requested a signature block. The blocks will be due at the May meeting. I will put the blocks together, have it quilted and bind it. The directions for the block is as follows: 1. Cut the background cream/ivory square 4 ½ inches. 2. Cut the 2 corner squares […]

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January 2020 President’s Message


The Community Education Committee is working in 2 specific areas. This month I am going to talk about the Exhibits area. We are looking for places to promote the quilting arts to the community. The Eldridge, Le Claire, Cordova and Davenport libraries have been very open to displays both on their walls and in display cases. We also had a great exhibit in the Clinton River Arts Center, Botanical Center and Figge Art Museum this past year. Our new CE […]

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Spring Retreat Time


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Click here to download Spring Retreat Form. Are you feeling let down after the hustle and bustle of Christmas?  Well, I am already looking forward to March.  MVQG Spring Retreat will be March 4-8, 2020.  It is a great way to get away from the winter blues, start new project, finish old ones, sleep in, go shopping, and enjoy the beautiful campgrounds.  I hope to see you there. To pre-register, complete the registration Formby downloading it and mail it along […]

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November Longarmer Program Notes


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CLICK HERE to access the outline of the presentation from the November meeting.

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State Fair Sampler Block of the Month


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We received this information from Leila Gardunia. I just wanted to let you know about the State Fair Sampler Block of the Month I am hosting next year. The quilt was inspired by the quilt block frieze on the side of the Jacobson Exhibition Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Each county in Iowa submitted a block design for the frieze.  When I saw them, I knew I had to use them in a quilt and now your guild members can […]

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