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Spring 2018 Retreat


Non-stop fun from March 14—March 18! The MVQG Spring Retreat is March 14-18, 2018 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 on your own projects, read books, or walk the beautiful camp grounds. We do our own cooking so everyone is assigned to […]

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April Program and Classes


April 3: The April meeting features Charlotte Angottii, a nationally and internationally recognized quilt instructor who is known for her sense of humor, her way with color and design, and her laser-cut quilt kits that go together perfectly! Charlotte’s most popular class, “Let Me Surprise You,” will be featured on Wednesday, April 4th from 9 to 3 at the Davenport Masonic Center. Charlotte will surprise us with a pre-cut quilt kit and will lead participants through the process of constructing […]

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March Program


March 6, 1 & 7 pm: Our very own national quilt judge, Carol Brooks, will speak about Quilt Design. She would like us to have quilts of all kinds from which to select to illustrate her presentation – small quilts, large quilts, wall hangings, traditional quilts, modern quilts, simple quilts, complex quilts, your best work, or even the ones on which you’re certain you’ve made design miscalculations. Carol’s presentation will be fast paced with lots of audience participation!    

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Bus Trip for 2018


We have finalized the plans for our trip to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln, NE on July 12-14, 2018. The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is the home of the largest known public collection of quilts in the world. Please visit www.quiltstudy.org for information on the collections being shown during our visit. Anticipated cost for the trip is $185.00 per person. The cost of meals is not included with the exception of those specifically stated. This […]

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2018 Quilt Show Auction


Now is the time to consider a donation of one or more items to the “Small Quilt and Related Items” Committee for our September Quilt Show. The Quilt Show Committee voted that proceeds from our 2018 auction will go to Winnie’s Place (sheltering abused women and their children on both sides of the river), Quilts of Valor and our own “Quillows” Committee. Donations of quality items for our two scheduled auctions can be turned in to Nancy Jacobsen or Lynn […]

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Doll Quilts Plans for 2017


Next meeting, 3rd Tuesday in February , 9-2, Deere Wiman carriage house. I will bring fun stuff to plan for the next season, and hope some new members would have time to come and check us out. If you prefer to sew, bring a machine. I bring cutting board, rulers, iron, fabric, batting and chocolate! All donations welcome. I pass on what I can’t use. There are a couple of boxes of smaller stuff needing to be cut for someone […]

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Quilts of Valor Report for 2017


Well happy new year, we have tried to hit the ground running and January’s weather slowed that down. So we will meet February 7th at the First Baptist Church in Moline from 9-2 , I’ll bring the dessert! Here are the numbers for the end of 2017, we budget for 200 quilts a year and Jan-Dec we gave out 257 quilts. We logged 2528 hours. I logged 1036 miles in delivering quilts. Phew!! So give yourselves a hand, I could […]

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President’s February 2018 Message


CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED! This month has been something else, hasn’t it? First we had to cancel the January 2nd guild meetings due to the extreme temperatures. I really stressed about that: Should we, should we not? Had I listened to my voicemail sooner, I would have known that the answer had been taken out of my hands because the church was closed! Get-a-Way cancelled the 3rd day of retreat on January 7th due to cold weather. The Quilt Show meeting […]

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Spring 2018 Retreat


It’s time for Retreat! The MVQG Spring Retreat is March 14-18, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church Camp in DeWitt, Iowa. Retreat starts at 8AM on Wednesday and ends at 3PM on Sunday. For those not familiar with the MVQG Retreat, retreats are held twice a year, in the spring and the fall. At retreat you can do anything you want: sleep in, stay up all night, go on road trips with your friends, work on your own projects, read books, […]

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2018 Quilt Show Categories


CATEGORIES/ITEMS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BEST OF SHOW: 1700-Found and Finished 1910-Garments, 1920-Bags, Purses, Accessories 1800-3-Dimensional 2000-Miscellaneous 2100, 2200- All Challenges, including Sun, Moon & Stars 2300-Junior ALL OTHER CATEGORIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BEST OF SHOW. DEFINITIONS: Small Bed Quilt:  Lap to Full (under 80” wide and proportionate in length, i.e., at least 80” but may be longer) Large Bed Quilt:  Queen to King (over 80” wide and proportionate in length, i.e., at least 81” but may be longer) Solo:  Constructed, […]

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