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2019 Programs and Classes


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Plan ahead for a new-fangled UFO Challenge Culminating with Prizes Awarded in January 2020:  Your Program Committee will launched a fun format to work away at your UFOs at the June Guild meeting!  We have adapted the American Patchwork and Quilting 2019 UFO CHALLENGE to help motivate us and push us to complete projects that have been languishing much too long, or any project that we’ve been aching to begin or get back to. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! OCTOBER […]

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Botanical Center Quilt Display


We have been blessed in 2019 to be invited to display our labors of love art projects.  These endeavors will feature your FAVORITE QUILT product.  It must include a story.  Botanical Center set up will occur October 31, 2019 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Quad City Botanical Center 2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL ~ January 30st 2019 tear down at 10:00 A.M.  This season’s theme is your favorite quilt product.  Your quilt must be able to be displayed […]

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Special Exhibit: The Village


Similar to the River, The Village will depict houses and buildings typically seen in a village. Purchase your background fabric at a Guild Meeting to participate in this exhibit. Size restrictions are included with the background fabric.

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T-shirt Designs


All Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild members are encouraged to submit a design, or several, for a new t-shirt. Our design will be on the front of the t-shirt only. Once the design has been selected by vote of our membership, a t-shirt style will be chosen, then it will be sent to the printer. We would like these ready to be worn in the spring of 2020 and to promote our fall guild quilt show. Submit design ideas to Jean […]

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Doll Quilts


Into the countdown….I know there are many kits out and they need to be in no later than the December meeting…If you know you will have them finished by then, let me know so I can count on them. Our count is usually about 8-900, depending on enrollment in the various preschool, Head Start, Handicapped programs we serve. Doll quilt work day, usual…3rd Tues, Deere Wiman Carriage House, 8:30-2…if you need fabric or batting, drop in and have your pick, […]

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Historical Interest Contest


School has started and I love walking down the aisles with all the supplies and delighted I don’t have to go back!! But ahhhhhhhhhh I love reading. My cousin lived in Cedar Rapids. I remember one time I was visiting and she went to the BOOKMOBILE. Now that was something. Plus she got a prize (little glove pencil sharpener). Unbelievable, a prize for reading. So I think it is time to have another Historical Interest contest: Reading Historical Interest books. […]

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UFO Challenge Update-October


The next project number to be completed in the UFO challenge is # 5 which is to be completed by the November Guild meeting. When you complete your project, send a photo to Sandie Cockerill at Mike-sandie@att.net.

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Block To Raffle


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BLOCK TO RAFFLE “Take an Umbrella” blocks will be handed out to winners at the October meeting. The kits for the next block will be sold at the November meeting. Thank you, Vicki Hamilton (309)798-3584

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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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October President’s Message


Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer. To give back, Quillow QTees’ mission is to make quillows for adult cancer patients staying at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City. The patients stay there while receiving their cancer treatments at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and the quillows are taken home for their use when they are released. QTees’ meet the second Wednesday of each month at Davenport Masonic Center from 9 a.m – 2 […]

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