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Register for the 2017 Selvage Challenge!


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Selvage Challenge entries, along with your fee of $1 per entry, is due by the end of August. Drop your entry fee(s) off with Faye Kunz or Lydia Hoelle during the evening meeting. On September 7th, there will be a joint meeting at 7 p.m. where the Challenge entries will be displayed for you to vote on your favorite. Wendy Christofel 2017 Guild Challenge Chair  

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August Program: Ilene Bartos


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Ilene Bartos is our lecturer/teacher for the August 1st Guild meetings. She has been working with fiber arts and quilting for almost 20 years, designing both traditional and art quilts. Ilene will present two different lectures. The 1:00 p.m. lecture will be “My Quilting Journey” –  a trunk show about how she went from traditional quilting to art quilting. The 7:00 p.m. lecture is “Borders, Sashings and More” – a trunk show with discussion about how to add interest to […]

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Time to Renew MVQG Membership


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The fiscal year for the MVQG runs from September-August. It’s time to renew your membership for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Click here to download a printable membership form. Can you believe it?? 2018 is coming up already!!! Please don’t delay in renewing because you don’t want to miss out on our wonderful speaker in October, Rami Kim. Bring your renewal to the next meeting or mail it in. 2017-18 is going to be an awesome year for the MVQG! Questions?? […]

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It’s Time to Register for Retreat!


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MVQG Fall Retreat October 18-22, 2017 Grace Lutheran Church Camp, DeWitt, IA Yes, it’s that time again and retreat is always a good time! Come join us for fun, food, and sewing. Where else can you go to a retreat for $25 per night, a maximum of $100 for the entire Wednesday thru Sunday? If you would prefer to sleep in your own bed the “daytime only” price is $17 per day. You can choose to stay all nights or […]

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Upcoming Program and Classes in 2017


September: Joint Annual Meeting and Selvage Challenge Entries Due The September meeting is held in the evening at 7 p.m. there is no afternoon meeting in September.  All Selvage Challenge entries will be displayed for you to vote on your favorite. New officers will be installed. October: Rami Kim Rami Kim will be presenting three classes: 5th Dimension, Zinfandel Bag and Tum-bling Block. Signups will be ready at the August meeting. More information is available on-line on the first page […]

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President’s Message: Times They Are Always A’Changin’


The rotary pizza cutter was invented in 1869. In 1979, 110 years later, the favorite and most essential of all quilting tools – the fabric rotary cutter – was invented. Doing the math, my calculator tells me that was 38 years ago. It took 110 years before someone was smart enough to create this amazing tool. Human brain cells are obviously on overdrive because new inventions are occurring on what seems like a daily basis these days. The next great […]

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August Block to Raffle: Folded Corner


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The new “Folded Corner” blocks with black and bright colors will be for sale at the August meeting and returned no later than the September meeting. The Block to Raffle exchange consists of a kit available for a small fee. Kits include the pattern, directions, and some of the needed fabrics. To take part in the raffle, purchase the kit, complete the block in the suggested colors using your fabrics, and return the blocks. A drawing will be held among […]

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Quilts of Valor August Update


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I am very proud of all of you and a huge thanks for all the help for QOV. I couldn’t do this without all of you. The National Director of QOV wants to be invited to our November event. If it works in her schedule she wants to attend. No pressure there huh!!! There is a new numbering system with QOV that will put a number on each quilt. The quilt number  registers it with them. This new system will […]

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2018 Quilt Show Needs Volunteers


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Are you willing to step up and be a committee member for the Quilt Show Committee? If so I have some opportunities for you to do so. Please contact Dawn Thompson via e-mail at ourhut12412@msn.com or call 563-349-1853 to volunteer. The following are open chair positions: Quilt Show Co-Chair Entries & Registration Merchant Mall Raffle Quilt Marketing Show Book Volunteers Dawn Thompson 2018 Quilt Show Chairman  

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August Fabric Exchange


*Mary Beth Hansen—563-381-2495 *Bev Hoy—563-391-8685 Each year, Guild members have the opportunity to participate in a fabric exchange. This year we’re exchanging four fat quarters. The fat quarters may all be the same fabric or mix it up. PLEASE– do NOT cut off the selvage; leave it for the recipient to use, perhaps for the 2017 Guild Challenge. Quality, 100% cotton fabric is a must. Fold the fat quarters in quarters and place in a gallon-size zip lock bag with […]

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