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July Meeting and Program


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    General Meeting Thursday, July 6 1:00 p.m. meeting is our summer picnic/potluck. 7:00 p.m. meeting will be snacks or desserts instead of the full meal. The entertainment will be for participants to bring their first-made quilt and their last-made quilt for show and tell. It will be fun to see how we have progressed.

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Block to Raffle – Folded Corners


We really like the Balkan Puzzle blocks that have been returned! If you haven’t returned yours please do so. We will raffle these at the June meeting. Our new block is Folded Corners and will have black and bright colors. These will be sold at the June and July meetings, collected in August and raffled in September. The Block to Raffle exchange consists of a kit available for a small fee. Kits include pattern, directions, and some of the needed […]

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June Program with Deb Karasik


Deb Karasik will host a lecture and trunk show at the 1 and 7 p.m. meetings this month. Originally from San Francisco, Deb is now based in Durham, North Carolina. She has published books including Quilts With Attitude and Quilt Mavens Paper Piecing. Deb is currently quilting, teaching, and writing professionally. Her travels take her worldwide to share her passion for contemporary quilting, meeting new people and sharing her knowledge with quilters everywhere. June classes with Deb Karasik will be […]

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June Pesident Message


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Scrap Explosion! By Faye Kunz I admit it.  I love yardage.  When designing a quilt, I go to my stash or to a quilt store. The scrap bin doesn’t cross my mind. There are two large tubs in my furnace room full of scraps.  They all had to be washed once upon a time because the sump pump froze up and backed up. So not only are these scraps – you know – scraps – they are severely wrinkled scraps. […]

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Best of Scott County


A “Best of Scott County” ribbon, with a prize of $50, will be awarded to the best quilt from Scott County entered in the Iowa State Fair this year. For information on deadlines and how to enter go to: www.iowastatefair.org/ premium books beginning May 1, 2017. You must be an Iowa resident of Scott County to enter and win this award.

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May Program with Donna Lee


May Program with Donna Lee Donna Lee is  modern quilt designer. She is co-founder of Bloomington-Normal Quilt Guild and past president. Modern quilting is her passion! Follow a pattern?…not Donna!. She would much rather do her own thing. As a retired teacher, she enthusiastically plans modern quilting classes to share with others. She has done just that for our guild, planning a quick quilt on which to experiment with modern quilting designs.   She is a mom to three grown children […]

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Presidents May Message


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April Showers Bring May Quilts (and Flowers)! -by Faye Kunz I was out of town when you guys suffered through all of that nasty April rain earlier this month but I know what many of you were doing and what I would have been doing had I been here – QUILTING!  There is no better way to spend a rainy day than at your sewing machine or long arm either piecing or quilting or in your chair with your hoop and […]

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Tree Skirts for Butterworth Center


We have offered to make tree skirts for the trees in the Butterworth House and Butterworth Educational Center.  We use the facilities frequently at no cost to us.  This is a thank you to them for the generosity they show us in the use of the facilities, setting up for our activities, and working with us in scheduling. They have given us the guidelines needed in making tree skirts to go with the tree decorations and house décor. We need […]

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Block to Raffle


    Block to Raffle “Balkan Puzzle” Our new block is,  “Balkan Puzzle” from quilters cache.com The Block to Raffle exchange consists of a kit available for a small fee which includes pattern, directions, and some fabric. To take part in the raffle, purchase the kit (or kits) and complete the block in the suggested colors. You will need yellows for the Balkan Puzzle block. Return the completed blocks and a drawing will be held among the participants. Dawn Seaman & […]

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April Program


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  Carolyn Friedlander is a young, modern quilter, with her own fabric lines and fun, fresh new ideas. She will be teaching four half-day classes. The technique for each is paper piecing and is $20 per class or two classes for $35. All classes will be held at the Davenport Masonic Center, 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Davenport e will be teaching four half-day classes. The technique for each is paper piecing and is $20 per class or two classes for […]

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