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November President’s Message


Busy, Busy, Busy! The days are sure flying by this month! Lots going on in the Guild — First off were our meetings on the 3rd with awesome presentations and classes with Rami Kim. Braiding was a challenge for me but fun! Next came our opportunity to show off our activities at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on October 15. Thanks to the Nova Singers for giving us this opportunity. We displayed samples of doll, Habitat, and Charity quilts, Quilts of […]

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November Classes


Beth Ellicott from Embroiders’ Guild will speak on Crazy Quilts. She is offering an embroidery class on Nov. 11th , at the Davenport Masonic Center from 9:00 to 3:30. She is teaching the following stitches: buttonhole, feather stitch, French knot, detached chain, chain stitch, fly stitch, stem stitch, herringbone, couching and some ribbon work. Check out her sample at the guild meeting. Extra stitches will be taught if there is time, for example, up and down buttonhole, coral knot, Cretan stitch […]

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Quilts of Valor October 2017


Well thank you to all for helping get our November event covered. We have 84 vets and soldiers on the list. I have currently 47 of these on my shelf, 26 are being made by someone for their vet, so this is a gentle reminder to get them finished. The balance of them are at the quilter or binders. So they will all be covered. A weight will be off my shoulders when they are all in my hands! The […]

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MVQG President’s Annual Report


MVQG President’s Annual Report, September 2016 to August 2017 Under the leadership of Dawn Thompson, members of the MVQG put on a great quilt show Janice Johnson and Dawn Seaman did a wonderful job with Block to Raffle. (Obviously since I won blocks on two occasions!) Bev Hoy and Mary Beth Hansen offered members the opportunity to exchange fat quarters. This exchange replaced the 5” block exchange. It was my idea, and it was not popular and is being replaced […]

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Festival Of Trees Room


The MVQG will be participating in the Festival of Trees this year. Margaret Paulos is chairing this committee. Please contact Margaret if you would like to help her with ideas for the room. The room is an 8×10′ space, bare walls that must be covered to protect anything nice you want to hang, such as some special quilts to fit the theme. That’s no problem…we have plenty of fabric, whatever colors we want. ( We bring our own ladder and […]

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October Block to Raffle


The Strippy Pumpkin block will continue to be sold at the October meeting, returned in November and raffled in December. The Block to Raffle exchange consists of a kit available for a small fee. Kits include pattern, directions, and some of the needed fabrics. To take part in the raffle, purchase the kit and complete the block using your fabric in whatever colors are suggested. Return the blocks and a drawing is held among the participants. Dawn Seaman—563-659-8883 Janice Johnson–563-285-9446

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November Program


Beth Ellicott from Embroiders’ Guild will speak on Crazy Quilts. She is offering an embroidery class on Nov. 11th , also at the Davenport Masonic Center from 9:00 to 3:30. She is teaching the following stitches: buttonhole, feather stitch, French knot, detached chain, chain stitch, fly stitch, stem stitch, herringbone, couching and some ribbon work. Check out her sample at the guild meeting. Extra stitches will be taught if there is time, for example, up and down buttonhole, coral knot, […]

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President’s Message for October


Wasn’t last month’s meeting FUN? It was a very special night! First off, THANK YOU so much to all of you for the wonderful “cake” of fat quarters. I’m already searching for fat quarter friendly patterns! Your expression of kindness has instilled me with spirit and energy for the new year. It’s going to be a busy one! CONGRATULATIONS to Janet Zahrt and Terry Austin, our 2016-2017 Volunteers of the Year. Janet works tirelessly with the Quillows group, hosts Program […]

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Historical Interest & New Books for the Library


The library will have four wonderful books to add. American Patchwork Quilt: This book has the quilts in the Spencer Museum in Lawrence, Kansas. It contains pictures of some of the most wonderful quilts every made! One of my favorites is the Orchid Wreath quilt made by Rose Frances Good Kretsinger. As an extra the text is also in Japanese. World War I quilts and World War II Quilts by Sue Reich who is one of the best quilt historians […]

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Doohickey Drawing Kick Off


Beginning with the new fiscal year, we will begin a new fun activity centering on the “Doohickey.” An Americanism dating from 1910-1915, a doohickey is a gadget; a dingus; a thingumbob; a nifty quilting tool that a quilter may want, has never heard of, or is too expensive to purchase. How it will work: Each month a new Doohickey will be offered to our membership. Tickets will be $1.00. The doohickey may be a new “cool” tool or it may […]

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