Quilts of Valor was born out of the 911 tragedy. Catherine Robert’s son, Nate was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home, she could see the demons of war had a strong hold. As he sat there Catherine wrapped a quilt around Nate and she could see the demons of war lose their power. The quilt brought healing to her son, so she thought quilts could help others also. It started out that the quilts were all delivered to the […]
The bus trip to the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show is not happening. If you are interested, someone may be driving up. Please call Dawn Seaman @ 563-6599983. June 7th—8th, 2019 This is in response to the interest expressed in going to this show at the Lisa Binkley classes.
May 16-21, 2019 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. Schedule and information when you click Farm Fiber Fun 2019. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size
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 […]
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 You Feel Lost,” in the afternoon and“Quick Techniques for Art Quilts” in the evening. Rita will teach two classes during her time with our Guild:Sunday March 31 (9 to 3) – “Crazy Quilt Vessel: In this class, Rita will teach us how to make a 4-sided crazy quilt fabric vessel. FYI, Rita […]
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 […]