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Winners of the 2018 Great River Quilt Show


The Winners of the 2018 Great River Quilt Show have been announced. To view the complete list Click Here

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Article from the River City Reader about the 2018 Quilt Show


This is a link to the River City Reader October edition about the MVQG’s 2018 Great River Quilt Show:   Click Here to view the article

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Charity Goes Global


By Donna & Garry Lanman Let me tell you a story. Our first granddaughter, Joy, moved jobs from a bank in Chicago to Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, NC. She works with the Children’s Heart Project. This project transports children needing heart surgery to participating hospitals that donate their services. During orientation, Joy was shown a cabinet of “blankets.” In reality, they were quilts. Her eyes brightened, and her thoughts turned to her Grandma and Grandpa. Needless to say, our eyes […]

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August Program – Letter from Lisa Binkley


At the beginning of August, our Guild hosted Lisa Binkley, a nationally acclaimed beading artist from Madison, Wisconsin. Reflecting on her time in the Quad Cities, Lisa paid high compliments to our Guild saying: “I remember someone mentioning to me while I was with your guild that another teacher had described your guild as among her ‘three favorites.’ I completely agree. I’ve had the opportunity to teach for quite a few guilds over the past 11 years, and it’s always […]

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Silent Auction in September


The Guild has received a donation of a large number of beautiful quilt tops. Seventeen of these tops will be offered to Guild members at silent auction at the September meeting. Tops that do not sell for the minimum bid will be offered for sale at the Quilt Show along with additional tops. No tops will be sold at the quilt show for less than the minimum bid. Please arrive at the guild meeting early in order to shop the […]

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November Classes with Sue Rasmussen


Two classes will be held by our experienced speaker and instructor, Sue Rasmussen. Sue will teach two classes, both held at the Kaaba Shriners Building – 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Davenport. Lunch will be available both days for a suggested donation of $5. Sunday, November 4: “Landscapes/Pictorial Quilts” – Curved Machine Pieced -This class is an introduction to the curved machine piecing technique for landscape and pictorial quilts. In this class students will cover design techniques, fabric choices, marking, […]

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November Programs


November 6: Our speaker in November is Sue Rasmussen, an experienced speaker and instructor who is sought after by Guilds, festivals, and retreat centers around the world. Sue has degrees in Textile Sciences and Agricultural Economics from University of California, Davis and has produced an extensive and varies body of work, including hundreds of quilts, quilt art and quilted clothing, many of which are nationally exhibited. She will give two different presentations at our Guild meetings – “A Desperate Housewife’s […]

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Presidents September Message


My last President’s message! Thank you for a wonderful two years. Despite my initial trepidation, I have enjoyed myself immensely. You are a wonderful group of people!! As my final act as President, I have taken it upon myself to re-number the newsletters. It occurred to me the other day (middle of the night, of course), that the Guild has been in existence for 35 years, yet we are at issue 44??? of the newsletter. Clearly we have gotten off […]

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Block To Raffle


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  The winner of the Beehive blocks were: 12 blocks- Jan Carpenter, Kathy Young, Pam King, Kimberley Barton, Kristi Comes. The nine block winner was Marlene Heist The new block for sale in October will be a block from Moda’s Be My Neighbor BOM. We will make a block of 6 houses. The background is included in the kit which will sell for $1.00. Completed blocked will need to be returned by the December afternoon meeting. Dawn Seaman    

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September Reveal of the Sunflower Challenge


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    The September reveal of the Sunflower Challenge was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity with us! Sandie Cockerill won 1st place, Cindy Hoste was 2nd, Linda Klyman was awarded 3rd place after a drawing to break a 3 -way tie with herself and Wendy Christofel. Packets of sunflower seeds were given to randomly drawn contestants as a reward for their fantastic work. Mary Korrect    

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