National Quilting Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March. It is a day that is celebrated around the country with special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more. This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt. National Quilting Day was started at the June 1991 annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska […]
Save the dates: May 16-21 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. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size More information to follow in the March newsletter.
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 […]
March 5: A regional speaker from Iowa, Becky Wright, will present two different trunk show/lectures on Civil War Quilts. In the afternoon she’ll focus on “The Importance of Quilts and Textiles during the Civil War” and in the evening her topic is “Christian Stafflinger: The Story of a Soldier and His Quilt.” 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 […]
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 […]
Click here to download Spring Retreat Form. SPRING RETREAT It is time to get ready for Spring Retreat! Non-stop fun from March 6—March 10! The MVQG Spring Retreat is March 6-10, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church Camp in DeWitt, Iowa. Retreat starts at 8 am on Wednesday and ends at 3 pm on Sunday. At retreat you can do anything you want: sleep in, stay up all night, go on road trips with your friends, work on your own projects, […]