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President’s April Message


Quilts of Valor was born out of the 911 tragedy. Catherine Robert’s son, Nate was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home, she could see the demons of war had a strong hold. As he sat there Catherine wrapped a quilt around Nate and she could see the demons of war lose their power. The quilt brought healing to her son, so she thought quilts could help others also. It started out that the quilts were all delivered to the […]

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National Quilting Month Display at the Figge Museum.


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Milwaukee Bead and Button Show Bus Trip


The bus trip to the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show is not happening. If you are interested, someone may be driving up. Please call Dawn Seaman @ 563-6599983. June 7th—8th, 2019 This is in response to the interest expressed in going to this show at the Lisa Binkley classes.

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President’s March Message


There is so much happening in March. Don’t miss out on any of the additional activities to meet other quilters and make new friends. Join us at one or more of the events. Our general meeting is March 5 with 2 great historical presentations with Becky Wright. A time to learn. Retreat is the 6th-10th. A wonderful time to get to know each other. Make sure to call Sue Kirk sue-kirk21@yahoo.com or Mary Pement Marpem49@gmail.com (309) 797-6367 if you haven’t […]

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Farm Fiber Fun 2019


May 16-21, 2019 A time to get together with others and learn new fibery techniques. Especially anything messy such as dying fabrics with many techniques, mono printing with gelli plates or glass base, stamping, etc. Also things such as felting, tatting, sculpting features for fiber figures, wool, and weaving. Schedule and information when you click Farm Fiber Fun 2019. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size

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President’s February Message


The MVQG Spring Retreat is coming fast. I started going 6-7 years ago and have only missed one since then. It is a time to get away from all the things in life that we have pulling us away from sewing every day …….cleaning, cooking every meal, responsibili-ties to others, meetings, yard work…you get it. It was a little scary my first time because I didn’t really know anyone except 1 person. What was I getting myself into? I took […]

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New Historical Quilt Books


BOOKS OF INTEREST The Historical Interest committee is delighted to tell you of the 2 new books in the library. Both are written by my 3rd favorite Quilt Historian, Sue Reich. Reich is a superb researcher. In World War I the pictures of quilts are not what we would call patriotic. Chapter one is “Quilting through the 1910s.” From Crazies to redwork to tobacco silks are covered. Pictures of antique fabrics and a page for the Sears catalog and the […]

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President’s January Message


Admittedly, this is the first time I attended the Charity Group. It was an amazing experience. Lots to do, hustle, bustle and conversation. There were multiple stations set up including piecing tops, piecing backs, finding backs to be pieced, sandwiching layers, running the tying thread, and tying the quilts. Each person was working diligently toward the goal of a finished quilt. Once they are tied they go home with someone to be bound and returned to the general meeting or […]

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2019 Programs and Classes


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April 2: Rita Lynn from Almost Heaven Designs in Colorado, will present two different trunk show/lectures for our Guild meetings in April — “Follow the Path, Even if You Feel Lost,” in the afternoon and“Quick Techniques for Art Quilts” in the evening. Rita will teach two classes during her time with our Guild:Sunday March 31 (9 to 3) – “Crazy Quilt Vessel: In this class, Rita will teach us how to make a 4-sided crazy quilt fabric vessel. FYI, Rita […]

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2019 MVQG Challenge-Wine and Chocolate


The theme for the 2019 MVQG Challenge is Wine and Chocolate. Specific rules are $1.00 entry fee per challenge. Quilts must be no larger than 144 inches in circumference. You may use both wine and chocolate or either one. Bring your challenge to the Sept meeting. They will be displayed and voted on at the meeting that night. Top three vote getters will win gift certificates to Heartland Cottons in Dewitt, Iowa. Now sit back, close your eyes and imagine […]

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