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President’s December Message


This month we are going to look at what the Pin-Pals are about. In December we meet on the 18th 9-3 at the Butterworth Educational Center (garage) We will be meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month starting January 2019. Winter is setting in, which means less getting out to be around friends. It is important that we keep in touch and get out among people when roads are good. We stay happier when we are able to do that. […]

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President’s November Message


by Diana Engelbrecht Over the next year I am going to introduce you to each of our guild groups that meet. There are a lot of new members and it is my hope to help demystify some of the announcements. Get Away is open to all members. We meet at the Deere Wiman Carriage House for one Friday, 8 am-9 pm, Saturday 8 am-9 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm each month. Usually it is the first full weekend of the […]

Skill Builder Workshops


FUTURE SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOPS Jacobs Ladder-January 26, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Guild member Peggy Fierst will be teaching us her Easy Peazy way of doing the “Jacobs Ladder” Quilt Block. The workshop class fee of $15.00 is payable to Peggy Fierst. This class will be held at the Butterworth Edu-cation Center, 701 12th Ave., Moline IL. Lunch will be available at this class for a $5.00 donation. Sign-up sheets and class supply lists for this class will be […]

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New 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. 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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