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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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October Classes with Rami Kim


Rami Kim will be presenting three workshops: 5th Dimension, Zinfandel Bag and Tumbling Block. There are still openings in each class, also to non-members for an additional $5 non-member fee. Contact Karla Miley at (309) 7866997. Rami Kim Classes will be held from 9:00 to 3:30 at the Davenport Masonic Center, 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Davenport.  Oct. 4 No-Sew-Tumbling Block Quilt No need to cut diamond shapes. You can make tumbling blocks in any sizes by weaving in three […]

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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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October Classes with Rami Kim


October: Rami Kim will be presenting three workshops: 5th Dimension, Zinfandel Bag and Tumbling Block. There are still openings in each class, so be sure to sign up at the Sept. meeting, or contact Judy Nelson before Sept. 12 at (563) 271-7140 or Karla Miley after Sept. 14 at (309) 786-6997. Rami Kim Classes will be held from 9:00 to 3:30 at the Davenport Masonic Center, 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Davenport.  Oct. 4 No-Sew Tumbling Block Quilt No need […]

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President’s Message Party! Party!


Party! Party!  from Faye Kunz When good friends get together, it’s always party time! What better time to celebrate our 2016-17 year and kick off 2017-18 than the day after Labor Day? We are already in party mode so let’s keep it going! At the September combined meeting, we will thank all our outgoing Board and Committee Chairs and welcome our incoming volunteers. We will conduct a little business and we will party on! Come enjoy the company of members […]

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