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Quilt of Valor Fundraiser


August 14th Fundraiser at TBK Sports. It includes 50% of the proceeds spent on bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade Games and Escape Rooms for the entire business day: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. As always, thanks for your support. Bowling is $3/person/game. Shoe Rental is $3.50. Laser Tag is $8 per person. Escape Room is $20/person. Arcade is based on what kids play and for how long. This is the link to the website at TBK Sports: www.high5lanesandgames.com/play/#arcade

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Doohickey Drawing


An Americanism dating from 1910-1915, a doohickey is a gadget; a dingus; a thingumabob; a nifty quilting tool that a quilter may want, has never heard of, or is too expensive to purchase. Each month a new Doohickey is offered to our membership. It may be a new “cool” tool or it may be something tried and true; expensive or not so much. Tickets are $1.00 and monthly prizes are determined by the number of tickets sold the previous month. […]

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River Arts Center Quilt Display


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Come view our members’ quilts before its too late! 229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732 Phone: (563) 243-3300 Hours: Gallery Open Wednesday Through Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm Opens to the public on June 19th – August 4th

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President’s Gift


It is our tradition to present a gift of fat quarters or a quilt to our guild president at our September combined meeting. Diane has worked hard for us this fiscal year. Let’s shower her with bright batik fabrics! If you wish to participate, please bring your donation to the August meeting andplace it in the basket at the member-at-large desk.

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August President’s Message


You might ask, “What’s the big deal?”, when Margaret Paulos talks about Doll Quilts at the meetings. It is a big deal for the 700-1000 Quad Cities Head Start, title program and special needs children who receive their 24″ square creations in December. It might be the one colorful thing they can call their own. Lydia Hoelle designed the color wheel Doll Quilt and makes one for each class room. One little boy claimed his classroom’s color wheel as his […]

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2019 Programs and Classes


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August 6: MVQG member, Diane Murtha will present “Accept the Challenge, Win a Prize” – an informative and humorous perspective on my quilt challenge experiences, including a trunk and slide show, at the afternoon meeting, and  “Challenges II– The Next Step” at the evening meeting, a presentation in which she will discuss tips based on her own challenge quilt project experiences. Challenges – Accept the Challenge & Win a Prize Diane’s afternoon presentation will be an informative and humorous perspective […]

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FALL RETREAT


Click here to download registration form. I know that summer just got here but fall is just around the corner.  It is time to sign up for Fall Retreat.  Non-stop fun from October 23 – 27, 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 […]

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MADISON QUILT EXPO 2019


Bus if full! BUT accepting waiting list names!  NON-members welcome! WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2019 in Madison, WI.    COST: $43 per person which includes the cost of the bus and show admission.  Reservations must be paid for at the time they are made.   Reservations for non-members are now being accepted. Boarding the bus at 6:30 a.m. and the bus will leave at 7:00 a.m. from the Masonic Center, 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Davenport, IA.    Please contact us.Travel […]

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Sandy Turner’s Presentation


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On June 4th we thoroughly enjoyed Sandy Turner’s presentations. Here are a few pictures from that day.

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Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group


The IA/IL Quilt study group will be taking a look of some of the earliest fabrics used in quilts. Fabric was so expensive that the designs were cut out and stitched. Come see and hear! Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group August 9 & 10, 2019 Friday workshop: 3-6 PM Chintz Columns & Calico Workshop registration $35 Saturday. Aug 10, 2019 Study topic: Chintz Birds Study Leader: Lori Triplett Registration $30 Kalona Quilt and Textile Museums Due: August 2, 2019 Send to: […]

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