Category Archives: Blog

Skill Builder Workshops


The Guild also offers Skill Builder Workshops taught by Guild members. Quilters can learn new skills like free motion quilting, paper piecing or even how to make a quilted postcard. The cost of an all-day workshop is $15. Half-day workshops are $10.  If the workshop is not full, it will be open to non-members for $20 (full day) or $15 (half day). Signup sheets are available at the regular Guild meetings. Skill Builder Workshop signups begin three months prior to […]

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President’s Message


By Diana Engelbrecht The Great River Quilt Show was a success because of each of you. Thank you, Dawn Thompson for your leadership in the planning and executing both the 2016 and 2018 Great River Quilt Shows. Thank you to the Quilt Show Committee who worked very hard this past year to make things happen smoothly. Thank you to The Appli-Queens for designing and creating the fabulous raffle quilt. Thank you to Cindy Ericksen and Candidates Nancy and Melissa for […]

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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. 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, sewing and pattern development working directly with fabric. To simplify and allow more time for learning these techniques, Sue has designed a simple landscape patter (22” by 28”) of a Single […]

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October & November Programs


October 2: The October program features award winning Quilt Show quilts. 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 […]

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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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