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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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2020 MVQG Challenge


The theme for the 2020 MVQG Challenge is Double 2020. There is a $1.00 fee per challenge entry. Quilts must be 20” by 20.” Bring your challenge to the September 2020 meeting. They will be displayed and voted on at the meeting that night. Top three vote getters will win a prize valued at $25 first place, $15 second place, and $10 third place. Incorporate “double” into your quilt theme—anything duplicated, such as twins, double dutch, double vision, double negative, […]

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December President’s Message


So many things can be looked at as a challenge. For some of us it is just getting out of the house and going to a meeting, meal with friends, talking to someone we don’t know well, just life, and sometimes it is all of the above. We are going to challenge each member to come to the potluck and have fun with others. That doesn’t sound too hard. We will be having a mixer so each of us, old […]

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Quilts of Valor


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A huge thank you to all who helped get us ready for November 3rd award ceremony. To those who made the quilts, the cookies and volunteered that day. It was another great success. We had more cookies that showed up than signed for. So we had way too many but they didn’t go to waste. Well except to my waist! So thank you thank you! We had 68 awarded that week and the balance of the 92 invited  were either […]

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2019 Fiber Arts Meetings


Meetings are held at the Davenport Public Library at 300 N. Fairmount Ave., the 2nd Tues. of each Month, at 1 P.M.   The Fiber Arts Group will only cancel a meeting for weather if the Davenport Schools cancel school on that meeting day.   MEETING PRESENTATIONS/DEMOS Dec.8    An exchange and door prizes-altered book cover challenge due

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2019 Fiber Arts Play Days


Play days are held in Colleen Curry’s Art Studio at 601 Brady St. in Davenport, Ia., the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9-11 A.M.–Call 563-285-1305 or 563-340-4453 with questions. This is a mini workshop on a new technique. Sign up is required. Just give Colleen a call. PLAY DAY PRESENTATIONS Reservations are necessary Dec 10. Gail Carmichael; Felt Rose Extravaganza Doodle Day is held the 3rd Tues. of the month at the Fairmount Davenport Public Library from 1-3 P.M.

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Monthly Meeting Minutes


CLICK HERE to access the latest monthly meeting minutes.

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National Quilting Month Display at the Figge Museum.


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Transformative Fiber Arts (Figge Quilt Show, March 2020) Quilting has often been a way of expressing women’s aesthetic views in a utilitarian form. Today fiber artists are representing what they see around them into increasingly expressive art works that can be many things: Wall art, Bed or table coverings, clothing, comfort and honorary quilts, etc. All share the element of transforming the visual into a permanent aesthetic fiber art. FYI: An example might be a beautiful Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt […]

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2019 Programs and Classes


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December 3RD Program “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!” We’ll kick off December with our Annual Holiday Potluck Mixers. What to bring: * A dish to share – main dishes, sides, salads or desserts for the 1:00 meeting and for the evening festivities at 7:00, focus on appetizers or desserts. * The recipe – so folks can take a photo and make it again. * Your own festive holiday table service…placemat, plate, mug, napkin. Let’s give the landfill […]

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